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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sopwith Day #2

Day Two of the Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel build. Lots done. Do, redo, redo again, then be done until redone again... At least that's what it seemed like. The control rod for the rudder did not like its tube, where it comes out of the fuse in the tail. It took a gnarly turn at the end that I had to cut out to reduce the rub. I also had to put a S turn in it. When they said the motor mount needed to be 5 inches from the firewall, what they meant was more like 4 inches or so. Had to push it back.... The collette for the prop adapter is short, so I won't be able to finish the prop until after I can find a 45mm one, hopefully Monday. Ran out of time, but all that is left is the prop, the top wing and the rigging. She is lookimg really good!


The Hitec HS 485hb servo was just a bit long for the tray, and there wasn't an elegant way to access the tray. I used a Dremel sander to push back the lip.



They fit snugly thereafter. 



The empennage, sans elevators and rudder.



Installing the elevator and the CA hinges.



Rudder and elevator done.



The control linkages. There is another elevator control horn on the other side.



Photo doesn't do the cowl justice. The red border looks awesome!

Didn't get out to fly today, hope to tomorrow. Will likely complete the wing and rigging tomorrow to. All that will be left is the prop adapter, then power testing. This model is so sweet I think it will be a while before I have the kahuna's to fly her.



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