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TF Hellcat RTC

Started by Lane C., June 20, 2020, 07:59:43 AM

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Lane C.

June 30, 2020, 12:44:47 PM #15 Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 04:36:11 PM by Lane C.
You have to be sneaky to get a photo posted.

I cut out the cowl flaps today. Not a hard job, just time consuming. Glassed them in place.

Glassed the belly pan in case of gear up landing. You can usually count on at least ONE of those!
Current Build = TF Hellcat RTC
Just Finished = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Before That = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero

dlabby

Your cowl flaps look exactly like mine. Are you glassing the belly pan onto the wing center section? I see no reason for it to be a separate piece. Covering is looking good.
Darrell Abby

Lane C.

July 01, 2020, 06:40:54 PM #17 Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 06:48:44 PM by Lane C.
Quote from: dlabby on July 01, 2020, 10:54:16 AMYour cowl flaps look exactly like mine. Are you glassing the belly pan onto the wing center section? I see no reason for it to be a separate piece. Covering is looking good.

Yes, Darrell, the old saying applies here "Great minds think alike! Ha!

I didn't glass the pan to the wing but CA'd it. Cut a 1/16 swath out of the covering along the pencil line I drew and then used thick CA and activator to glue it down directly to the balsa. Took some serious hand pressure to keep it in place. I agree, no need to make the pan separate. I'll have to do some masking to paint the belly pan later on, but wanted to get it fitted before painting so I could do any additional work on it if needed. Thanks on the covering compliment. Lane
Current Build = TF Hellcat RTC
Just Finished = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Before That = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero