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Cessna 180 Group Build

Postby Phugoid » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:13 am

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Tools and Things We'll need

Postby Phugoid » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:21 am

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Postby MakMov » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:55 pm

Me I am going a little different route and build on a magnetic bench.

Otherwise, I use the same tools pretty much.

Exacto #11
Single sided razor blades
couple different metal rulers.
Sqaures
Pair of good titanium scissors
Brushes
And I like the foam sanding blocks.

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Other things I like to use is

White glue, glue sticks, Title bond II, Sig Nitrate Dope, alcohol, jewler saw, razor saw, donno if I will need for this but also a fusealage jig.
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Postby StefanJ » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:11 am

I have a "lesson learned" trick I'd like to pass on.

After using the wrong-sized strips in various parts of my Cessna, and also running out of certain piece, I started my (currently stalled) Arrow build by carefully sizing and sorting out the strips into neat bundles:

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The bundles have end caps and wraps made of paper and scotch tape. Having the right piece at the right time will reduce a lot of confusion and misery.

(I finally glued the wings on my Cessna 180 this afternoon and will post a picture later in the thread.)
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The kit.

Postby Phugoid » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:08 am

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Making a Start

Postby Phugoid » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:21 am

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Cutting the Strip Out

Postby Phugoid » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:47 am

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Postby StefanJ » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:55 pm

I like the idea of bagging the pieces by section and tacking them to a bulletin board.

I've (ahem) "salvaged" several large bulletin boards that folks moving out of their apartments left behind. (One had a few dollars in postage stamps as a bonus.)

Since I only plan on working on one model at a time, I can use the other for organizing the parts!
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Postby MakMov » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:09 pm

my wood was about 22g

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Postby cutter » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:29 pm

If anyone is interested Amazon.com sells gram scales for about $10.00 .
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Postby MakMov » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:02 pm

I think I got mine off Ebay for real cheap too. Also I seen them in Harbor Freight.
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Postby Squishyp38 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:14 pm

MakMov, what is that plane in the background of your workbench picture?
The P-38 is arguably the best... Forget that, it is THE BEST fighter of world war two, and is epically AWESOME!
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Postby MakMov » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:32 pm

That thing....

It's an old Grand Wing Servo (GWS) Beaver, an RC Foamy, that I am trying to finally get going. One of the few kits my wife ever bought me.

My cat decided to eat the vertical stab and the prop off it, but it's closer now to flying than it's ever been. I still have quite a bit of work to do on it, though.
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Postby MakMov » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:34 pm

I am basically down to installing the radio gear in hooking up the linkages.
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Postby Phugoid » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:15 am

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