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  • JimD
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    Masking tape pealed away and joints sanded.

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    Skin trimmed to size and placed on jig.

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    Rib and spar assembly placed on top of skin in jig.

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    Both right and left wings are now at a similar point of construction.

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    Time for an inspection by the governing authorities!

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  • JimD
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    Finished up some details on the rib and spar structure...aileron servo mount area and wrap for spar box joiner area.

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    Next thing is getting the sheeting jig assembled.

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    Then we started truing the edges and gluing up the sections of 3/32" balsa boards to make the wing skins. Note the 4' aluminum L with sandpaper attached. edge of balsa board is run along the sandpaper to true the edge. Boards are taped together with masking tape, then the joint is bent open and a needle nose glue dispenser used to apply a small amount of glue to the joint. Boards are then held down flat to the workbench with lengths of steel weight bars while glue dries.

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  • gunny11
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    Wow! He's back on it! Love the idea of the dual smaller hinge points. The coving job on that stab looks super!
    I noticed one thing... How did you manage not to get any balsa curly Q's on the floor? Lol.

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  • JimD
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    Originally posted by Tom View Post

    Not to mention that you have a TG-3 to build some where in between all that!!! 😃
    Yes Tom...

    And my last post in this thread was 2/21/2019...

    Just to get everyone up to speed, I did build and fly the TG-3 since then.

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    And before that, I built a Cmelak and towed most of the 2019 season with it.

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    And then I built the Peter Goldsmith Foxbat Nostalgia Class sailplane (have not flown it yet).

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    And I built the newest of Peter's Kits, the Cessna L-19, very nearly completed now.

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    Needed to break-in the engine for the L-19, so I rebuilt my Bidule 170 and have gotten 30 minutes on the engine so far.

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    Anyway...finally got back to the 2-33. Decided to use Robart hinge points instead of the DuBro flat hinges Gunny shows on his plans.

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    One of the things that had me stuck was the fabric covering for the fuselage. Well, the wait paid off...Oratex came to the USA market and we obtained a roll in "natural" from Swiss1 at The Model Box. Absolutely love this stuff!!!

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    I had three of the four wing panels well underway when I got stopped. Had to clear the workbench and sort things out to get setup to finish the last outer panel.

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    Okay...back to the workshop!!!!!

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  • gunny11
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    I got a nice e mail from Mr. S. Jones from CA. He bought the paint masks earlier this year and finished his beautiful 1/3 scale 2-33. Looks just like mine! I told him to use a different N number LOL.

    Outstanding Job and he even has an Aviation Concepts cockpit kit in there!

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  • gunny11
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    Just a couple of samples.
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  • gunny11
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    My color scheme wasn't easy but since I was the first one to do it, it is now a lot easier. Click on the link below and it will bring you into the website. Then go to the Products menu and down to 1/3 scale 2-33. It's near the bottom after the cockpit kit. Pictures, layout dimensions and paint masks.
    Sorry about not having the PDF on this site... File size is too large. And cant get the link to go directly into the article.
    Last edited by gunny11; 04-04-2019, 12:15 AM.

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  • Tom
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    Originally posted by JimD View Post
    Not that soon, hope for maiden at Windy Ridge...depends on my summons for jury duty. Got called for 8-week trial in Federal Grand Jury in Baltimore, Maryland. Will know on March 18th, the day I must appear for jury selection. If I am not picked, then my service is completed and there is no further time required. If I am picked to serve on the jury, then it will be for up to 8-weeks. Just trying to not stress about it too much, but this may alter my entire spring.
    Not to mention that you have a TG-3 to build some where in between all that!!! 😃

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  • JimD
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    Not that soon, hope for maiden at Windy Ridge...depends on my summons for jury duty. Got called for 8-week trial in Federal Grand Jury in Baltimore, Maryland. Will know on March 18th, the day I must appear for jury selection. If I am not picked, then my service is completed and there is no further time required. If I am picked to serve on the jury, then it will be for up to 8-weeks. Just trying to not stress about it too much, but this may alter my entire spring.

  • Swiss1
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    Will we see a Maiden at the Spring event?

    Jeremy
    SCCAAA TT TN

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  • gunny11
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    I'm liking what I see! Progress, means you are on the home stretch?
    Better finish it before the corona virus that is coming in a year!
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  • JimD
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    Everything on the upper part of the fuselage has been completed while the fuselage can sit flat on the worksurface. Now it is time to flip the fuselage over and add the keel structure.

    Started by sitting the keel onto the lower fuselage and tracing the outline (make sure it is properly centered).


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  • JimD
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    My mother in law made the quilt, it is a scene of the valley below my house (I seem to like mountain tops).

  • gunny11
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    Looking good Jim. Keep on going! I noticed the quilt also, reminds me of the valley down below the field.

  • ARUP
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    Nice work and I like that quilt in the background!
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