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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:46 pm

Started tracing on 1/16" balsa, switched to 1/8" on the theory that you can only sand down, not up.  

Not sure if I have the rake of the vertical stab right, but it's close enough.  I used the taper of the fuselage at the tail to get the angle.  I simply flipped the two broken elevator and horizontal stab over to get those.

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Rudder next, then I have to decide if I want to strip the whole thing down or leave as is.  I like to keep the PO's theme intact if possible, besides it's a whole lot easier...

Vertical stab will sit down a bit after I sand down the broken left over and cut a groove for the replacement.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:08 pm

Looks pretty good too me! I was going to suggest cutting the vert stab down a little, but you are way ahead of me.

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:31 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:Looks pretty good too me! I was going to suggest cutting the vert stab down a little, but you are way ahead of me.

Ron

I took your suggestion about duplicating the wings tip for the horizontal stab and elevator, turned out I didn't need to. But I did use the same curvature on the tip of the vertical stab keeping things in uniform perspective.

I did the vertical in 1/8" balsa too, but I may use 1/16" instead like the original was.
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Post  NEW222 on Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:18 pm

Now that's sailing right along. If it were a poll, my vote would be on your theme of keeping it original.
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