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Post by midlife » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:12 pm

It's only roughly cut at the moment but it looks a shed load better alreadyImage
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:39 pm

That looks better. There's a whole section in the diary about building the inlets - Mike might know where it is, time is a blur to me.
Now you have to get the thickened inlet lips right. Took us six attempts, they did.
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Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:12 pm

November 2012 Bill, time flys eh!
I'm not planning on using shims though
I've just modified the baseboard so that all the bulkheads & inner frames are held square, now it's time to draw up the inner frame forward of the DSH bulkhead, hopefully I'll get them cut out in the morning.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:07 pm

I'm not planning on using shims though
We used shims?
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Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:38 am

Hehe, memory not what it used to be Bill?
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:04 pm

Ah, that wasn't us. That was someone else's shoddy work. :lol:
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Post by midlife » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:46 pm

Had a busy day today, it took longer than than I thought deciding how many & where to put the bulkheads forward of DSH, eventually I plumped on 4 bulkheads, blocked them on the base board so they couldn't move & then set to with the front part of the main frame. I know its detail that no one will ever see but I had to reduce the weight anyway so I might as well make it "something" like the Norris brothers intended.
My quandary now is do I cut out the insides of all the bulkheads now & glue it all together nice & rigid so I can cut the foam to fit, or do I cut the foam to fit as it is now & then strip it all down & cut/glue it later.
Ahh sod it, now I've written it down it's a no brainier, I'll cut the bulkheads & glue it now, I'll just leave a brace across the bottom of each bulkhead that I can cut out at a later date, phew!
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:29 am

Is it me or do all of those frames forward of F-15 taper towards the bottom? if so, that's not right. The taper doesn't get going until about F-19
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Post by midlife » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:55 am

The bulkheads are all square at the moment, the top of the frames on the other hand have a very gradual taper until it reaches the spar where it's flat then after the spar it takes a nosedive. That's how it's drawn on the plans I got from Fred?
That's really going to bug me now
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:29 am

The bulkheads are all square at the moment, the top of the frames on the other hand have a very gradual taper until it reaches the spar where it's flat then after the spar it takes a nosedive. That's how it's drawn on the plans I got from Fred?
That's how it's meant to be. It falls three inches from F-15 to F-20 then it's flat for the spar to pass through or, as they did later, sit on top.
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