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Old 02-27-2018, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CubedRoot View Post
However, the flaps and ailerons.... no issues with building them before jigging the wings.
Sweet. So I will check back with you in a little bit when you are further along and ask about the tanks. Thanks
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:59 PM
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I wouldn't build tanks without wings. Very tricky to get the z-brackets and rear baffle drilled perfectly without the wing. Just my $.02
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
I wouldn't build tanks without wings. Very tricky to get the z-brackets and rear baffle drilled perfectly without the wing. Just my $.02
I agree with larry, in my mind building the tanks with the wings assembled is a must.
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:28 PM
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I believe that you will find that you really want / need the wings jigged up and completed to the point of tank baffle - rib - skin - Z bracket fitting on the spars and outboard leading edges in order to achieve the desired results for Z-bracket layout, alignment and drilling. My $0.015
I do appreciate your desire to conserve work-space. I am building in a compact single car garage sized space (because it is just on the other side of the wall from my living room) and keeps me within EASY reach of my project!
Good Luck and keep pounding those rivets as we say.
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