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Re: 13.5" tiger moth
Reply #4 - Dec 27th, 2020 at 7:17am
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Thank you Tom....I have some foam, I just haven't built with it yet....new medium learning curve comming!
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Re: 13.5" tiger moth
Reply #3 - Dec 26th, 2020 at 12:38pm
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I know it seems like more work but I've heard of some modelers carving and sanding foam forms to wet the balsa and wrap around the foam to get the shape they want. They use elastic bandages to wrap the balsa around the foam plug till it dries and that's how they achieve those complex curves.  I've done a small bit of that on my Grumman Goose build in the cockpit area.  Works pretty well and once dry you have a strong balsa shape that hold it's shape pretty well.  Of course there needs to be the inner formers etc to support the structure.  Good luck on this project. It's looking very good!
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Re: 13.5" tiger moth
Reply #2 - Dec 26th, 2020 at 7:05am
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Tom, they are open...this a first for me, full sheet airplane!...I wish we could get paper thin balsa...that would form better around those curves. I had to re do the elevator, the actuator is working fine, it just has bug strength....so I have compromised.
I still haven't got a motor....so she will sit for a while....I'll go back to the Spook FF build....

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Re: 13.5" tiger moth
Reply #1 - Dec 25th, 2020 at 8:15pm
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Looking good.  Are your wings open bottom or skinned both top and bottom?  Look forward to following this build!  Thanks for sharing.
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13.5" tiger moth
Dec 25th, 2020 at 7:12pm
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I'm still working on her, but she's looking almost ready to test fly. I'm haveing a elevator actuator not worlking so good...and she's singing...I'll replace it, and she needs coloring, lettering etc.
Used mostly 1/32 sheet....I will say my cuss jar is full! Cheesy this fuse is #2...the first one really went bad, warped bad...

  
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