Stinston Reliant SR-8C

Final Photos
Covering and Painting
Final Bones
Construction

 

Sterling - Kit E8
31 3/8" wingspan
 
FAC -  Golden Age Scale
Final Photos    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Covering and Painting    
Drying wings in a jig Starting my paperwork  
     
final wheel pant fitting paper-work is done all paper fairings total 3.0 grms
     
Fuse is finished wings are on - center fuse painted left wing bottom
     
     
     
    crazy wings of the Stinson Reliant
     
   
bottom view    
Final Bones    
Bones - 54.2g   Cowl is finished
     
Showing favorite tools - file and dental pick Lots of wing  
     
Looks fast here...    
Construction    
1/8 formers are 1/16 and 1/20 16.8 gms Mahogany Control Panel is 0.7 grms
     
Wire gear is changed from 1/16 to 3/64 All former openings are enlarged by 3/8 1/32 front top deck for a smooth finish
     
All balsa reduced / lightening holes / laminated tip Showing weight reductions - 5grms Lighter wheels
     
     
     
Bending the stripes for the Tail Stab enlarged no cowl yet
     
currently 43.0 gr Cowl bumps steps (used pencil sharpener) Carbon fiber tow in the wing struts
     
re-made asymmetrical cowl bumps cap-strips on rudder close-up on rudder lamination
     
cap-strips on stab wet molding the fairings Balsa steps are carved
     
     
     
     
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