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  • #16
    Hey Scott, thanks for keeping the home fires burning while I was away! We made a little 3,286 mile trip over the last eleven days.Covered eleven states along the way and got to see a lot of Texas!

    One of the fun things you get to do when building the 2-33 (both sizes) is to silver solder metal parts together for the strut attachments. The metal straps have three holes and do make note that the center hole is closer to one side than the other!
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    Now...if you were paying attention, you noted that I soldered the nut to the wrong end of the metal strap...like I said, note that the center hole is closer to one side than the other! Oh well, just solder a nut to the other end and then removed the incorrectly attached one.
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    • #17
      Fuselage taking shape - quality and detail of the plywood cut parts is outstanding.
      I Spar Varnished the top cabin pieces and ornament first thing before I got "finger prints' all over them

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      • #18
        Great Scot........

        Had to do that. You're cruising now, keep the foot on the pedal as the Horizon event is on the Horizon..... Oh man, I'm on a roll

        Are you going to Visalia or Coachella?

        Len
        Len Buffinton
        Team Horizon Hobby

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        • MarnochS
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          Hi Len,
          I going to both Coachella and Visalia. Coachella has a paved runway and I'm itching to test my Bidule and its brakes ......

      • #19
        Clamps....and more clamps.....stringers

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        My wing strut hardware was looking a little sad (oxidization) so a little clean up and some primer

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        And cross member installation

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        • #20
          Okay Scot, now you're pushing me!

          Added stringers to the aft fuselage so we could do more work on the fin and stab mount.

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          • #21
            Decided to go with 1/8" pin hinges across the tail ......surfaces rounded and ready to cover.....which I covered the elevator servo access cover ..Stits lite.

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            And a little more covering

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            • #22
              We are going to use the Ohio Super Star tail wheel option, so we added a hardwood block as per the plans Gunny provides for this.

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              Checking fit of bottom access hatch.

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              • #23
                Now it's time to go back up front and work on the stringers and rudder servo mount. Bricks and clamps plus rubber bands all come in handy!

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                • #24
                  Looking Good Jim.....I've gotten side tracked into covering my Stab/Elevator
                  I think I'll mount the haigh style tail wheel so we can match.....

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                  • #25
                    I sure am enjoying watching you and Scott building almost stereo Schweizers!

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                    • #26
                      Thanks Mike, this is pretty fun.....

                      Moving on to the Keel ....

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                      • #27
                        1/2" triangles around the wheel box
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                        Plans call for #2 counter-sunk screws to reinforce the lamination for the scale tow release retrofit ...I opted for 0.080 carbon rod epoxied in place (sanded flush)
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                        Poly-Spray on the Stab/Elevator
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                        • #28
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                          • #29

                            Wow Scott! That tail assembly looks AWSOME!
                            Keep up the great work.....

                            Jim, your slacking behind, LOL

                            Somthing to get you guys inspired....
                            I'm Back.......... lol
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                            Gunny
                            Aviation Concepts rc

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                            • #30
                              Jim, can I borrow your seat templates.....very nice

                              Box of Paint arrived ....At least I know what color is in each can...........now if it would just stop raining......

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                              • JimD
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                                Hi Scot, just PM your mailing address and I will send the templates.
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