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LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked21-Sep-17 21:15
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Two floats weigh 3 grams total.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked21-Sep-17 21:14
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Good underside view showing the "steps" of the floats.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked21-Sep-17 21:12
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Bottom view of the floats' underside. I think I will use this same Jig setup for installing the fuselage formers.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked21-Sep-17 21:10
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Top view straight down the Keel center. It looks pretty straight. No need for a Chiquita banana sticker ...
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked21-Sep-17 21:06
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The extra long stringers were then cut to size with a razor saw, while still held secure in the Jig, and THEN the float was removed from the Jig.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked21-Sep-17 21:03
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Extra long stringers are glued onto the float formers with CA glue, while the float is still secure in the jig, and left to dry.
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LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked20-Sep-17 09:28
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All of the float formers are now "double white glued" into place and allowed to dry.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked20-Sep-17 09:23
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The float formers are all notched and sized using a small piece of 1/16" square stringer, and are ready to glue to the open keel sides of the float.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked20-Sep-17 09:19
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All of the crossmember planks are sandwiched snugly on each side of each, finished side float former, and this holds everything very securely, to provide a solid surface, of the open bare side (no formers) of the keels. This setup is extremely handy when gluing down the side formers, and pushing down on them and positioning them. It also provides a very solid base when gluing on the stringers after the formers have dried.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked20-Sep-17 09:13
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The crossmember planks are then slipped in UNDER the top and bottom center keels, with the crossmember plank ends sitting ON TOP of the rails, where they are pinned in place. The Rails are just high enough to raise the side edge of the finished former side, just above the building board.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked20-Sep-17 09:12
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The Rails are 1/4" X 1/2" X 12" hard stick balsa, and the Crossmembers are 1/16" X 3/8" X 3" balsa planks. The crossmembers do not slide, but are pinned down to the rails, snugly sandwiching and holding each former.
LASTWOODSMANEasy Built FF-62 Fleet CanuckParked20-Sep-17 09:09
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The Float lies sideways in the jig, with the top "flat" of the float, which is formed by the top flat edge of the formers and the top of the upper center Keel, - that flat is sitting flush to the nearest rail.
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