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delboy271155
#1 Posted : 17 May 2016 18:59:22

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Pack 10
Steps 1 – 14 Construct the left outer wing frame

The first picture shows the parts supplied in this pack

Take the laser-cut sheets for the left wing. When required remove each piece from the sheet with a craft knife and use a file and abrasive paper to smooth the edges.


Start the construction of the left wing, as shown in the photograph, by pairing up pieces A37-A38, A39-A40, A41-A42 and A43-A44. Fit and glue them together on a flat surface.


Fit pieces A19, A20 and A47 onto the joined pieces A39-A40. The correct notching and fixing of piece A47 between A19 and A20 determines the correct angle of the subsequent pieces. This joint corresponds to a similar one on the right wing.


Fit and glue the joined pieces A37-A38 and A41-A42 onto the assembly from Step 3, as shown in the photograph.


Fit and glue rib A14 into position, as shown.


Fit and glue the support pieces A48 and A46, and then the rib A13 that was supplied in an earlier pack.


Add the ribs A15, A16, A17 and A18.


Fit and glue piece A45 onto the ribs assembled in the previous steps.


Fit and glue the remaining ribs of the left wing, from A21 to A36 inclusive, as shown in the photograph.


On the rear side of the wing, fit and glue the piece formed by parts A43-A44.


Note: The stringers supplied with this pack will not be long enough to cover the full length of the wing, so butt two pieces of stringer together at a point where a rib will support both pieces. Step 14 of your instructions tells you to remove stringer pieces from the gap at the front of ribs A17 and A18, my suggestion would be to leave this gap open to save joining more stringers.


Position the stringers in the notches made for them in the wing. If necessary, modify the notches with a file, so that the outer edge of each stringer is flush with the ribs.


Also position the stringers on the lower side of the wing.


Apply primer, gently sand the whole assembly and then paint the wing green. Leave to dry.

Save any unused parts in a bag labeled with the stage number for future use
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#2 Posted : 17 May 2016 19:07:58

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Steps 15 – 27 Installing the wires and plating the wing.


If you are adding lighting, insert two lengths of wire for the lighting in the wing structure, as shown. If you do not plan to fit the model with lighting, leave out this step and steps 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 36, 38, 40, 43, 44 and 45.

I have included a further close up of how the wires are positioned.


Sand pieces C67G and C68G, apply primer and paint them green. Then fix them in the positions shown in the photograph.


As you have done with the rest of the model, prepare the cover piece AWL1. On the back of the piece, paint the area shaded green in the photograph with green paint, masking off the remaining part to keep it unpainted.


Repeat the process for cladding piece AWL3, referring to the photograph to see which area to paint green.


Start covering the upper side of the wing by positioning and gluing the cladding piece AWL1, as shown in this photograph. Be careful with cladding pieces AWL1 and AWL3. Note: do not remove the excess length at the rear part of the wing, shown by the dotted red line in step 19 of you instructions, which must be about 4mm.


The detail shows the correct position of cladding piece AWL1: ensure that about half the width of rib A33 and pieces A37-A38 are left uncovered, so that they can provide a good support for the rest of the cladding.


Complete the covering of the upper side of the wing by adding cladding piece AWL3.


Repeat the operations on the underside of the wing, fitting cladding pieces AWL2 and AWL4.


Start covering the leading edge of the wing. Prepare cladding piece AWL5. Bend and adjust it carefully before gluing it, as shown in the photograph.


On the lower side of the leading edge, fit and glue cladding piece AWL8.


Complete the cladding of the lower part of the leading edge by fitting pieces AWL9 and AWL10. At the same time, continue with the cladding of the upper part of the leading edge, using pieces AWL6 and AWL7.


With a file and abrasive paper, remove the excess cladding of the wing so as to make it flush with rib A13, as shown in step 26 of your instructions.


Smooth the excess cladding around the opening made in step 14, and make the cladding flush with rib A36, as shown in step 27 of your instructions.

Save any unused parts in a bag labeled with the stage number for future use

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Steps 28 – 47 Finishing the left outer wing


To identify the polarity of an LED, note the length of the terminal wires: the longer one is the positive terminal (+). We recommend marking the positive side of the diode with a permanent marker. This can be seen in step 28 of your instructions.


Cut two pieces of heat-shrinkable tubing about 1cm long, and fit them on the wires that emerge from the end of the wing.


A red LED will be fitted at the end of the left wing. Cut off the ends of the wires with wire cutters and strip them as shown in step 30 of your instructions.


Solder the LED to the wires, making sure that the polarity is correct: the red wire connects to the positive terminal of the diode, the grey wire connects to the negative terminal as shown in step 31 of your instructions.


Slide the heat-shrinkable tubing over the soldered joints. Then use a lighter or soldering iron to heat the tubing so that it shrinks around the joints. You have now insulated the connections, to avoid the possibility of a short-circuit. This is shown in step 32 of your instructions.

Take pieces S93G and S94G. Prime them and paint them chrome, in the same way that you have painted other parts of the fuselage.


Being very careful with the painted surfaces, fit the LED into piece S93G, as shown.


Fit and glue piece S94G to piece S93G, using as small an amount of adhesive as you can. This will make it easier for you to reach the LED for repairs, if necessary. When set, gently pull the wires connected to the LED, so that the end piece of the wing fits flush with the rest of it. Glue the end piece in place, as shown, making sure it is correctly aligned. Use as little glue as possible.


In the same way as you did with the red LED, attach a white LED to the pair of wires that emerge from the leading edge of the wing.


Take pieces C71G and C72G. File them lightly to remove any rough edges, and check that the two parts will fit together correctly.


Fit the LED into piece C71G, as shown in step 40 of your instructions.



Fit and glue piece C72G, as shown in step 41 of your instructions. Use as little glue as possible.


Pull the pair of wires towards the inside end of the wing, to draw the assembly into position (see photograph). Fix it with a few small spots of adhesive.


Shorten the wires to 20mm in length, as indicated in the photograph. Strip the ends of both wires and twist the two wires of each colour together.


Take the connectors shown in the photograph. Fit the ends of the wires prepared earlier into them, gently close them with pliers and then solder the joints.


Insulate the connectors with the heat-shrink sleeving as shown, to avoid short-circuits.


With a brush, paint the fronts of pieces C71G and C72G as shown in step 46 of your instructions.


Cover pieces C71G and C72G, prepared in the previous step, with the cladding AWL11 and AWL12 on the upper and lower sides respectively. Shape the pieces to fit before gluing them, and remember to add the lines that simulate the rivets.

Save any unused parts in a bag labeled with the stage number for future use
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Steps 48 – 61 Make the left outer wing flap.


Now all that remains is to construct the wing flap. Assemble the wing flap support by fitting and gluing pieces A49, A50, A51, A52, A53 and A54 into piece A450, as shown in the photograph.


Check that the assembly put together in the previous step fits in the rear part of the wing, as illustrated in step 49 of your instructions. If necessary, carefully modify it.


For the correct positioning of the support, you can use rods, as already suggested. From the bamboo rod supplied with the second pack, cut four pieces, each 3mm long. Fit and glue the four pieces of rod into the holes in piece A450, as shown in the photograph.



Take the pieces that form the wing flap: C58a, C58b, C58c, C58d, C58e, C58f, C58g and C58h. Smooth off any roughness and moulding marks with a file and abrasive paper.


Take the wing flap support and piece C58a. Apply primer and paint both pieces green. Leave them to dry.


Sand the flat surfaces indicated by the arrows, then fit and glue the end piece C58b as shown. Use only a small amount of glue, and make sure to keep the hole through the centre of the pieces unobstructed.


To check that the hole is completely clear, thread through the 0.8mm diameter rod supplied.


As with piece C58b, fit and glue pieces C58c, C58d, C58e, C58f, C58g and C58h in position, one after the other, starting with C58c. Test that the hole in each is clear by using the brass rod.

Prepare cladding piece AWL13 and cover the lower part of the wing flap with it.


Prepare cladding piece AWL14 for the upper part of the wing. Shape and glue it as shown. Mask off the cladding piece to expose the curved surface of pieces C58b to C58h (indicated by red arrows) apply primer, then paint chrome. Leave to dry. Once the wing is assembled, the chrome-painted pieces will be visible when the flap is down.


Fit the wing flap into its support and insert the brass rod through the holes to form the hinge. Do not apply adhesive, and leave the wing flap free to move. Remove the excess length of the brass rod at both ends.

Save any unused parts in a bag labeled with the stage number for future use
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