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Full of sound and fury, pt. 5: The Scary Part

April 15 2012 at 6:32 AM

  (Login StuartMilliken)
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The painting is now done, and so it's time to mount the wings and install the rigging. Scary for me, but fortunately the struts fit well and positively so it went well. I used stainless steel wire, which is a bit tricky since it's a challenge to keep it nice and straight, but I think it looks good--just like steel wires, in fact! My installation method (threading the wires through holes in the bottom of the fuselage to pull the wires taut) worked well, and those holes are now covered by the radiator.

A couple of shots:

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It's looking very much as though I may actually complete a rigged biplane! Barring unexpected interruptions, I hope to finish this up tomorrow.

Stuart

 
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