Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

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Re: Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

New postby retiredVTT on Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:53 pm

This is my first time working with wing "fillets", and plastic ones at that!

They go between the fuselage and the wing to give a more streamlined appearance to the joint.
I figure they are much less susceptible to damage If they are attached to the fuselage rather than to the wing, so since they get glued onto the fuselage it was imperative to have a layer of "saran-wrap" between the wing and the fillet before I tightnened the wing bolts and let the glue on the fillet dry. The glue I used is a "canopy glue" by Deluxe Materials that is quite tacky, has a 30 minute working time, and dries clear.

The pics tell the story..
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Re: Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

New postby the-mailman on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Great work, as always.
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Re: Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

New postby rhyneheimer on Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:41 pm

"They go between the fuselage and the wing to give a more streamlined appearance to the joint."
True, but the main purpose for fillets is to reduce "interference drag"
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Re: Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:33 pm

Well, after nearly three weeks in the sick bay, it was nice to get back to some progress with the Raven build.

The fuselage is 99% done and is looking pretty cool. There is a pilot to go in yet, and a couple of minor details along with some decals.

Balancing this model might be interesting but the manufacturer thought about this and included a separate compartment at the bottom rear of the fuselage with it's own hatch, just in case some weight has to be added.
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Re: Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

New postby astroflyer on Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:18 pm

Bill, I had intended to use this build in the MAAC newsletter this month, but it completely slipped from my mediocre memory. I realized with a shock just seeing this now I had forgotten and had sent out the "finished" newsletter last night. I'll use this build next issue. So sorry, there are some nice photos and lots of information here.
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Re: Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

New postby retiredVTT on Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:47 am

No problem Al, I'll get the wings on her now, to complete the picture.
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Re: Turbo Raven model from SEAGULL

New postby retiredVTT on Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:18 pm

Nice sunny afternoon today..good for some outdoor photos!
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