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Avro F Please Help
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Author:  marc2109 [ Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:16 am ]
Post subject:  Avro F Please Help

A few problems building the Avro F

1. The wing width is larger than the fuselage slots allow. In the pictures I saw of the model, the slots were not enlarged. Not sure what to do.

2. Are the marked areas for the undercarriage suppose to be cut out?

3. Inserting the wing into the fuselage. When I figure out the slot problem this will be next: Should I assemble all three wing parts before inserting? Not sure how to maintain the airfoil shape if so and build in the dehedral. The center connector would be extremely difficult to insert by itself, since it is the exact width of the fuselage.

4. the bottom fuselage piece is a little too long. Is it suppose to fold up to cover the open fuselage at the end by the tail?

Thanks for any help!!

Author:  marc2109 [ Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Avro F Please Help

Another question I forgot to add: why cut out the wing slots in the fuselage after assembly? Seems it is much easier to cut them out while the card stock is flat on the table.

Author:  Azguy [ Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Avro F Please Help

I worked on the design of this one so let's see if I can remember how it went.
1,3 & the extra: Glue all 3 pieces of the wing together. It makes sliding the wing through a lot easier. I found that if you cut the win slots out before forming the fuselage, the fuselage never really forms up right, and it also tends to tear at the thin parts (leading and trailing edges).
4: I'm not sure. It's been years since I worked on it, so I can't remember.

Author:  Scott Fyn [ Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Avro F Please Help

Yes, I think that's right. I recall seeing a notation to that effect on one of the models. It's supposed to make the fuselage easier to form up. I guess it helps a very sharp tool to do the cutting afterwards, but then again it always helps to have a very sharp tool.

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