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The build is progressing:

- made the nosecone/cockpit/hatch assembly.  Installed a magnet as a hold-down.  This will either be the battery hatch if the battery has to move forward for balance or the hatch to make the battery connection if the battery is buried further aft.  Leaving my options open.  It is drying now.
- built the second nacelle and installed the motor and electronics
- installed both landing gear legs.
- finished some stuff on the wings like hard points around the servos and ESC wires so the covering can stick.
- picked up the props from Guy "Spitfire" O'Reilly.  His Spit looks terrific.

photo 3340 - the front cone insert with the magnet in place.  The edges have been sanded so they slide into the nose cone and increase the gluing surface.
photo 3343 - the back of the cockpit glued to the cockpit floor.  This assembly  (cockpit back, floor and nose cone) is one piece held with one magnet6 (so far).

Note in photo 3340 the masking tape around the whole fuse just behind the cockpit back wall.  When I went to open up the former a bit just in case the battery needed some room the former split open.  There was so much outward tension in the stringers that it pulled open.  It was the only former that I had not braced top and bottom with a cross brace.  Live and learn.

Frank
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Great assortment of inspiring projects @Michael .

The Twin Otter is a particularly nice looking model.  Looking forward to some nice banked low and close photo passes on a beautiful sunny day like today!    8)

Cheers!

Andy! 
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General Discussion / Re: MAAC question
« Last post by pmackenzie on Today at 12:40:28 AM »
It is pretty simple, flying under MAAC safety rules we are exempt from the RPAS rules. No altitude limit in MAAC safety rues, therefore no altitude limit.
Unless, as in the case of TEMAC I believe, there are arrangements (such as altitude limits)  in place with the local airport.

https://www.maac.ca/en/transport_canada.php

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General Discussion / Re: MAAC question
« Last post by davidk on Yesterday at 11:45:04 PM »
This is an interesting section on the MAAC site...

Can I still fly my glider above the Transport Canada altitude limit?
Yes, as long as you are following the MAAC Safety Code and looking to the MAAC Guidelines for best practices, and are conscious of what type of airspace you are flying in. In particular, make sure you make efforts to identify and avoid full size aircraft when flying.

I couldn't find any details about this in the Transport Canada information or in the exemption.  What does this mean... specifically?
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Building / Construction / Re: Lockdown - projects to keep me busy ...
« Last post by pmackenzie on Yesterday at 11:34:28 PM »
You should consider setting the ailerons up so that for landings they can both go up a fair bit.
That will really help with increasing the approach angle, without increasing speed ( glide path control)
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Building / Construction / Re: Lockdown - projects to keep me busy ...
« Last post by Michael on Yesterday at 05:24:32 PM »
Thanks, Guy.

Servos will simply be glued in with a dab of epoxy, after all the work is done.
Servo extensions exit at the center-upper-wing to reach the receiver in the fuselage.
Covering started.
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Building / Construction / Re: Lockdown - projects to keep me busy ...
« Last post by GuyOReilly on Yesterday at 12:00:36 PM »
Nice projects!
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Building / Construction / Re: Lockdown - projects to keep me busy ...
« Last post by Michael on Yesterday at 11:33:32 AM »
I cut out where the ailerons will be.
I cut off covering material where needed.
I carefully cut holes in ribs for wiring.
I am planning servo bays.
I put in a piece of balsa to where the ailerons will be hinged.
I constructed ailerons.
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Building / Construction / Re: Lockdown - projects to keep me busy ...
« Last post by Michael on Yesterday at 11:29:20 AM »
Project 3

Another previous built model airplane was difficult to fly. My Fournier is difficult to turn with only rudder, so I am adding ailerons.

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Building / Construction / Re: Lockdown - projects to keep me busy ...
« Last post by Michael on Yesterday at 11:27:28 AM »
Project 2

I changed propellers on my Waterbomber (2018 build) from same-direction-rotation to counter-rotating 3-blades, because I was having difficulty taking off straight due to torque problems.

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