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 Post subject: building a Sikorsky
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:12 pm 
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I'm buiding an S-38 for a x-mas gift, and thought I'd run through the build as I go along if anyone wants to try it too. I'm building the large version. anyone interested in this idea?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:34 pm 
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i am...i am.... :D i always enjoy seeing them come together..... :D :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:37 pm 
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cool, I think some description of the process and hopefully some photos too, sound ok?


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 Post subject: s-38
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:01 pm 
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Ok , here we go, I've printed the large version on 67# stock and looks ok, This morning I cut out the two fuselage pages parts and scored where needed, then set aside to build later. The way to start off is to build the main wing and tail assembly and important struts, so they will be nice and dry for attaching later. the main struts are; 1. long outer wing struts, 2.fuse rear to tailboom struts,3.mast 4. fuse to top wing struts. I've got these made up now, finding long sticks to support the longer struts was a issue, couldn't find anything around long enough, so I straightened large paper clips very straight and used those with trimmable toothpicks extending out the end. Scored, cut out and glued up the two tailbooms, trying to keep them without twist . Don't glue the sharp tips on the sides, these glue to the vert stabs, which I next have cut out and glued. :D


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hows about some pics????/ :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:27 pm 
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coming up shortly, I'm stopping here until I can show a pic of thus far's work


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:19 pm 
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also added the hoizontal stabilizer, and cut out slots http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... icture.jpg


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looks like its comin along good......good work. :)

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Just a word of advice, both for the S-38 and S-39:

Google for pix and print out lots of them. Then try other search engines for photos. They will help immensely in positioning the spars and struts. Some of them just aren't shown clearly enough on the instruction sheet to get in the right place on the fuse or wing.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:05 pm 
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Then the big wing
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure001.jpg
and the booms with stabs attached http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure003.jpg
when both booms on, can rest on stabs with hor stab in place ( mine isn't glued http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure005.jpg
Essentially the wing, boom tail assembly done, what do you think?


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coming along right nicely...... :D :D

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 Post subject: s-38
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:03 pm 
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parts for the fuse/boat are cut out and scored from earlier

starting to shape fuse, side cuts need to be slightly higher 2-3 mm
and note fold line on side that folds slightly outward
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure007.jpg

Have added front deck, notice how long it goes into the fuse it is a bit tricky here if the deck isn't lined up quite straight ... http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure008.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:49 am 
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next up is to form the front hull
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure009.jpg
and start bu glueing one side to the fuse
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure010.jpg
then the other, this is a bit tricky so take your time to line up parts as with the front deck.
here's the hull with both sides glued and dry
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure011.jpg
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure012.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:43 pm 
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now for the windshield, I find it simple to score and fold side tabs, glue to these first, and when set well glue the top, lining it up by squeezing the fuse a bit as needed. The rear hull goes on fairly easlily, but it can be a problem if it isn't lined up with the front hull. Basically done with the boat.
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure013.jpg
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure014.jpg
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure016.jpg
note, to stiffen the boat its helpful to slide a bit of glue under the windshield I use the tip of my knife to do so.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:48 pm 
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gear
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure018.jpg
on her shoes, with lower wing almost ready
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee24 ... ure017.jpg


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