Joined: 12:34 AM - Apr 19, 2005

7:59 AM - May 02, 2018 #11

Hi Massimo,

Interesting subject, and yes welcome back... looking forward to seeing how this build goes!!

regards

Simon
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Joined: 11:37 AM - Mar 09, 2008

3:00 PM - May 08, 2018 #12

Further progress: cockpit painted and fuselage closed. The canopy was dipped into Future and superglued in place, then polished. Tailplanes needed a minimum of liquid paper to fill the gap.

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The wheel wells are just shallow depressions, and needed to be opened. Since I was not in the mood of re-building the gear legs supports, I just decided to save the original holes...

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Left wing: no problem at the dry-fit, so I proceeded the usual way, glueing the two halves together and then the assembly to the fuselage.

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Right wing: the dry-test revealed a nasty gap at the bottom. So, different approach: glueing the bottom half first, then the upper half. Locating pins were removed to allow a slide of the upper half, in order to butt-join the root to the fuselage and "transfer" the difference at the wing tip, where it was easily sorted out by careful filing...

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The pterodactyle is almost complete, minus the engine, that I'm working on now. I didn't feel necessary to putty the wing root joins, which are very similar to the usual "matchbox trenches" panel lines, and merge beautifully with the panel lines on the top of the wing...

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10:19 PM - May 08, 2018 #13

Massimo...

I only see little broken pictures.  Maybe it's just me! 

Can't wait to see your progress...

Dan
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7:39 AM - May 09, 2018 #14

Hi Massimo,
I can't see your pictures either.
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10:12 AM - May 09, 2018 #15

Nor I .


... great fun , eh ?

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5:20 PM - May 09, 2018 #16

That's weird: I could see the pics just after posting, now I can't. Ok, I apologize and try to fix the issue...
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6:40 PM - May 09, 2018 #17

I can see all your meticulous work now . What ever you did was successful. You might describe it for others .


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3:44 PM - May 10, 2018 #18

NICE work, Massimo.  Now I see it!  A site for sore eyes.

Neat job....Dan
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4:48 PM - May 10, 2018 #19

Dan, that's sore fingers. Mine, when I try to post properly and can't...
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Joined: 12:06 AM - Feb 27, 2005

11:02 AM - May 13, 2018 #20

I would never have thought of attaching the wing halves separately to fill that gap at the root and move the area needing filling to the wingtip. Thanks for the idea.

David
David Womby, Florida.
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