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12-08-2007, 07:15 PM
I'm building the U-7 not for this contest but for learning and prep for the next. I don't really understand how the cockpit is built - any help would be grateful. really!
12-10-2007, 11:35 AM
Hey There So-cal, What Part Of The Cockpit Are You Having Trouble With? I Built The Same U-7 In 1/16 And I'll Share What I Did..some Guys Use Foam Or Insulation Sheet..this Works Great, But I Chose To Do The Wood Version. I Glued And Stacked The Wood(square Stock) According To The Plan..use The Profile View, Once You Have The Wood Glued In The Profile Shape, Set The Cowl/cockpit On The Plan And Mark The Opening Where The Driver Would Sit (half Round Shape) Now When You Start To Sand You Have Points Of Reference To Sand Too, I Did The Profile Sanding First To Get The Cowl/cockpit Rounded Like The Plan..then Used And Exacto Saw To Rough Cut The Driver Opening..the Rest My Friend Is Sanding,sanding,sanding..hope This Will Help..let Me Know If I Can Help More...cockpit Detals?
12-10-2007, 02:16 PM
Thanks for your help! I finely understand, I think I'll try stacking...
12-10-2007, 03:31 PM
Take a look at Garry's plans for the 1:12th or 1:10th Classic Shoval. Believe me this is so simple my dog could do it. 5/16th balsa sheets with 1/4 strips balsa in the inside corners. It's the T**'s. I'll post a pic later and show off my 1st attempt at his design. I'm also going to use the same tech on my 1:12 Atlas and also my RRR build O'boy plans (even though it's not going to be the "OBO"........
I've used the blue foam sheeting once for a 1/12th Gale IV, turned out sorta ok, but I'm more keen on this way...... BALSA, plus his ideas on the cowl decking. Going that way also with some modifications :thumup: :thumup: Staking will work, depends on how curvature you want. Havent done that but won't say it's out. I find the sheeting plus corners more appealing to my talents....
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