JKAerotech Mig 3 build

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JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by AndrewS » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:20 pm

Hi guys,
I started on building my combat Mig today.
Step 1 was cut the tail feathers free of the chloroplast sheet. Wasn't too hard as they were mostly cut through from the store. Then you cut just the bottom surface of the horizontal stab and remove one rib. This makes the hinge for the elevator. Then insert the horizontal stab into the vertical stab and glue using Goop or thick ca(I didn't have any goop).
I spray glued the fire wall pattern to the supplied wood and cut it out with my bandsaw.
I then tack glued it to the front of the fuselage.
That's it so far. I'll update as I go.

Andrew
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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by AndrewS » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:26 pm

Here's the firewall on the fuse.
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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by david3484 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:21 pm

Looking good there Andrew!
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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by CF Av8or » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:50 pm

Thanks for doing this build log, Andrew. Looks good so far!

What thickness of coroplast are the tail feathers? Looks like it might be 3 mm, which I really wish was available to us here in the Maritimes!

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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by AndrewS » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:09 pm

Actually Vic, it's 4mm.
Have to pick up a roll of fibre tape tomorrow.
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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by retiredVTT » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:25 am

Andrew, I saw 3/4" fibre strapping tape at CTC, Bedford, last week...

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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by CF Av8or » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:59 am

Andrew,

If you're looking for the wider strapping tape, I would suggest the 2" wide 3M rolls available at Staples. They are more expensive than most, but the quality is top notch and it applies beautifully. I use it exclusively on my slope-soaring warbird foamies.

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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by AndrewS » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:49 am

Bill, Vic thanks for the tape info. I'll probably get some of both sizes.
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Re: JKAerotech Mig 3 build

Unread post by Nathan » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:23 pm

How is this build going. How did you like ordering from JKA?

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