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Author Topic: Moulded fuselages  (Read 982 times)

Offline Geoff Goodworth

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Moulded fuselages
« on: September 27, 2021, 01:18:34 AM »
I'm currently detailing a design with a moulded fuselage and the engine centreline, wing and stabliser all on the one line.

Al Rabe, Chris Cox and Paul Walker all split their moulds vertically but for a design with the wing at mid-fuselage, it seems to me that splitting on the horizontal centre line then cutting a bit out of upper and lower moulds to mount the wing would be easier.

Does anybody experienced with moulded fuselages think there is a problem with this approach?

Offline Robert Whitley

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Re: Moulded fuselages
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 10:54:24 AM »
If you watch his videos Al built his later models essentially top down due to his using the pocket hole fuselage former jig system.
It looks like a very good way to do it.

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Re: Moulded fuselages
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2021, 04:21:13 AM »
The more I think about Geoff's idea, the more sense it makes to me. Everything could be assembled on a very flat surface and the alignment of the wing and stab would be very easy to accomplish. Get it all perfect, and then put a lid on it! Good on ya' Geoff!

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Offline James Mills

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Re: Moulded fuselages
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 09:40:22 PM »
Joe Daly did a write up in Model Aviation not to long back with a similar technique, good read.

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