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LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked18-Jul-17 15:17
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All lined up, and ready to cut the extra long Spar Stringers to proper length.
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked18-Jul-17 15:15
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Outer Wing Panel is removed from the building board, with all Spar stringers glued and dried in place.
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked18-Jul-17 15:11
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The Spar Stringers are slid into position, and blocked up with balsa bracing planks, for a snug fit, but not too tight, in order to slide them out for "double white gluing", then slid back into their final position, when all mating surfaces have had their "gluing".
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked18-Jul-17 15:06
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Extra long Spar stringers are lined up for the Outer Wing Panel notches.
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked18-Jul-17 15:04
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Notch sanding tools
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked18-Jul-17 15:03
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BROKEN WING REPAIR 22" SIG "Cabinaire" - I cut four 1/16" sq notch holes into the wing root rib, with 1/16" sq notching sander tools. I cut the same four holes into the outer Wing Panel inside rib.
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LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked16-Jul-17 18:29
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I will also make a stronger stab with two laminated 1/32" X 1/16" strips of balsa, as the thick "picture frame" repairs on each side of the stab that I did, may have made the plane tail heavy, hence the weird climbing and stalling fllights - it has also increased the weight of the plane by 4%.
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked16-Jul-17 18:23
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3rd TIME FLYING - After a few flights of cartwheels into the long thick grass under power, with wavering, stalling and climbing, frantic flights - I KNEW something was wrong! - the wing finally broke through the tissue. It had, about a week earlier, flown into a tree trunk under power with the left wing, and I heard a "crack", but I did not thoroughly investigate for damage. Repairs have begun - it is faster than building a new model, as I don't have another model to fly - and it is Flying Season right now ... I must get that 60 second flight - I only got a 56 second fllight so far ...
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked16-Jul-17 18:14
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2nd TIME FLYING - I exploded the rubber motor into a big twisted knot in the rear of the fuse, when I tried to wind it anyway, after I saw that one of the four strands of rubber was broken inside the fuse. DUH !! I tore up the rear fuse tissue badly - I sauntered home and repaired it.
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked16-Jul-17 18:07
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1st TIME FLYING - After a couple of cartwheeling landing flights, which probably cracked the "0ne-piece" stab/fin/rudder (that is only glued to the fuse in three tiny spots), I made a sloppy launch, where the stab caught my hand and tore off the whole stab/fin/rudder assembly! How EMBARASSING - there were people watching! LOL. The plane bravely tried to continue to fly, but rather unproductively and poorly .... I had to do another big "picture frame" repair on the other side of the stab now.
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked16-Jul-17 17:58
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Well, yesterday, it seemed that I was determined to total my 22" SIG "Cabinaire". I went flying three different times yesterday, in strong winds and gusts, each time moping home, doing the repairs, and heading right back out - the last time, totally breaking the left wing ... OH NO !!! That is what I get for flying in strong winds and too many winds on the prop!
LASTWOODSMANSIG CabinaireParked11-Jul-17 13:11
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Because of the high humidity, the tissue covering on the plane eventually wilted to a very wet and saggy, wavy and droopy, airfoil, and was not able then to create ANY lift !!! - BUT - I got my longest flight yet, on the second try, of 56 SECONDS !!! , on 1050 winds of the rubber, using a 15:1 winder (70 turns on the crank), and a winding stooge, before it would eventually not even hold level flights any more when the tissue became so waterlogged! I am trying to break the one minute of flight threshold barrier! By the way, as soon as I brought that wilted, waterlogged tissue airplane, back into my air-conditioned apartment, where the hot moisture in the air had been taken away, the tissue MAGICALLY shrunk back to a "drum taught", perfect airfoil !!
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