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Re: Another DH5
Reply #6 - May 20th, 2021 at 10:04am
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Kerak wrote on May 20th, 2021 at 7:56am:
...fuselage can get heavy in a hurry...

Neal


isn't that what hours of careful sanding remove?

oh, I do hate sanding...

and I agree it looks good!

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Re: Another DH5
Reply #5 - May 20th, 2021 at 7:56am
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Here come the stringers...fuselage can get heavy in a hurry...especially that cowling.

Lookin' good, Ian.  Smiley

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Re: Another DH5
Reply #4 - May 18th, 2021 at 8:26pm
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Life keeps getting in the way of building. Nevertheless, The formers are on the fuselage and it awaits its 1/32 sq stringers. I cut some formers undersize so that the stringers will just sit on top of them, but the end formers are full size. The fuselage is about 7" long and weighs in at 1.27g so far.
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Re: Another DH5
Reply #3 - May 15th, 2021 at 8:36pm
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So, I finished both wings and the tail surfaces. I made up the fittings for strut attachments from 1/32. All of the parts have been sanded to shape and are ready to cover. I broke one wing and had to glue it back together with a patch. The total weight of the flying surfaces is 1.36 g.
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Re: Another DH5
Reply #2 - May 13th, 2021 at 10:54pm
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I can't work as fast as Neal. The first wing is made. The second was just glued up tonight. LE is 3/32 sq. TE is 1/16 x 1/8 with notches made 1/32" deep to receive the trailing part of the ribs. That avoids time and weight penalties with gussets. Ribs are 1/32. I cut a strip out of 1/32" sheet that was 1/8" wide and cut all the ribs to length plus a bit longer to sand down. Then I used a template cut out of a soda tin to shape the ribs. The fuselage is going to be finicky to get all those pieces in place. Stab will be much easier made out of 1/16" sq stock.
  

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Re: Another DH5
Reply #1 - May 12th, 2021 at 10:12am
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Nice work, Ian...very clean...beautiful.

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Another DH5
May 11th, 2021 at 7:25pm
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I was intrigued by Neal's build of the DH5 and started building my own. The plan is from OZ, designed in 1935: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=10030. Plan is reduced to a 10" W/S. I thought that 13" was a little chubby, so I went smaller. Fuselage is 1/16 sq longerons and forward crosspieces. The rest is 1/32 x 1/16 to reduce weight. I also laminated the rudder, but that is the only part I plan to laminate.
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