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John Slade

Going from 2D to 3D

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This chapter is a massive step forward. So far you've made flat bulkheads and relativly flat fuselage sides. Just a bunch of bits that don't look anything like an airplane. Now you get to stick them all together. All you're 2 dimensional parts suddenly become a 3 dimentional "boat".

 

The best tip I can give on this chapter is to read the plans VERY carefully. All the info you need is there. Cut the cloth for the botom oversize. It's amazing how it seems to get shorter when you lay it down. Make sure everything is level and properly oriented. Measure twice and stick once, but don't sweat that last 1/100th of an inch. I found that twisting a cord between the sides helped pull everything together nicely.

 

After cure, sit in the "cockpit" with the significant other and take the obligatory picture.


I can be reached on the "other" forum http://canardaviationforum.dmt.net

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AND make plane noises

 

enjoy the build

 

dust


maker wood dust and shavings - foam and fiberglass dust and one day a cozy will pop out, enjoying the build

 

i can be reached at

 

http://www.canardcommunity.com/

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lol...ok vroooooommmmmm tick knock clik sputer sputer pooph pop bang!..( v6,4.1 chev )


Steve M. Parkins

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