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michael.rolph
#1 Posted : 03 January 2018 00:16:53

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This is my entry for BOTY 2018

Set up

First I cleaned my build area, packed my SOTS build away and sorted the packs and retrieved the first 10 packs.

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#2 Posted : 03 January 2018 00:25:55

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Hull

I assembled the first section of the hull. The front section of the hull was not flush it bent about 2mm to the right. I clamped a set square to the hull to square the end up and then added supports using some left over wood from my Victory Cross section build. The back sections were glued into place.
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#3 Posted : 03 January 2018 00:34:29

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Wing 1

Both wing spars are currently being straightened as they were bent in the middle.
The excess section were removed from the ribs 1-3 this took quite a while because the parts were not fully laser cut.
Ribs 4-6 were cleaned up but rib 4 doesn't seem to match the one in the instructions so I need to find out if the internal cuts are just different or if the wrong rib had been included in the pack.
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#4 Posted : 03 January 2018 02:04:22

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Hi Michael, BigGrin

Good start so far. Cool Cool

As for your wing ribs, the one you have marked as 4 is rib 1.

Check the others as ribs 4-6 have the lug extending below to the front and rear of the rib.

Maybe you have swapped them over for each other or you`ve been sent two number one ribs in error.

Hope this helps.Blink

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#5 Posted : 03 January 2018 03:07:52

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Michael

Good luck with your competition entry.
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#6 Posted : 03 January 2018 08:17:43

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Great start and good to see another BotY2018 entry, good luck ThumpUp
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#7 Posted : 03 January 2018 13:39:12

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Nice Start, great to see another BotY2018. Good luck. I will be following this one closely.BigGrin
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#8 Posted : 03 January 2018 16:37:38

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Great startBigGrin will be following BigGrin regards PhilCool
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#9 Posted : 03 January 2018 17:29:53

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Perfect start clean and tidy wish you well.

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#10 Posted : 04 January 2018 15:52:22

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Thanks for the comments everyone

Hull

The support strips were fitted to the hull
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#11 Posted : 04 January 2018 16:02:50

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Wing

I collected all the ribs and numbered and matched them, ribs 1-4 were the wrong way around (no idea how that happened)

The first wing frame has been assembled. While checking the ribs I found that several were cut from a thicker material so I had to widen the slots in order to fit the ribs
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#12 Posted : 04 January 2018 16:38:14

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michael.rolph wrote:
Wing

I collected all the ribs and numbered and matched them, ribs 1-4 were the wrong way around (no idea how that happened)

The first wing frame has been assembled. While checking the ribs I found that several were cut from a thicker material so I had to widen the slots in order to fit the ribs


Good to see your sorted. BigGrin

Enjoy the rest of your build.

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#13 Posted : 08 March 2018 00:05:15

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Great start to your build Michael. Cool BigGrin
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#14 Posted : 17 March 2018 19:16:32

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Finally got time to do an Update

Wings

The frames of both wings have been completed along with the ailerons. The wing trims have been added and the undercarriage storage fitted. Finally I have begun adding the skin to the wings.
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#15 Posted : 17 March 2018 19:31:58

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Fuselage and cockpit

The reinforcements were added to the fuselage and the wing projections added.
The front part of the fuselage was constructed during which I accidentally managed to superglue a clamp to itCursing
Two of the parts of the upper fuselage had been snapped but I managed to glue them back together successfully.

One of the cockpit panels was warped, my first attempt to straighten it by soaking it and weighting it down failed and it re-warped. My next attempt I covered it with a towel then used my iron to steam it. I then clamped it to a board and glued the reinforcements before it could decide to warp again.
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#16 Posted : 17 March 2018 19:59:45

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Looks a cracking job you’ve done there Michael. Always good to see another ‘spitty’ take shape.
Well done.
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#17 Posted : 18 March 2018 00:14:05

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Looking impressive Michael, some excellent work being done.....Drool Drool

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#18 Posted : 18 March 2018 01:13:32

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Nice work on the Spit, your doing a great job.

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#19 Posted : 18 March 2018 02:25:03

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So happy to see you have progressed on this one.

Looking good.

Keep up the good work.

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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#20 Posted : 18 March 2018 11:26:13

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