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Post  TDbandit on Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:06 pm

Hi all, as promised, here's the first few pics of my Brodak Wildcat build and so far it's been an easy kit.

Laying the ribs out to check length.

LE and TE in jigs and dry fitting ribs the fit has been nice so far. One word for those who might want to build this kit, The slots on th both the LE and TE don't exactly line up to the plans. the W2 rib slots therefore must line up. if you get the W2 slots lined up everything will be fine.

All the ribs have been added then glued as well as the LE joiner.

Test fitting the fuselage top half.

Another view of the top half of the fuselage. This has to be a lightly snug fit.
More pics to come as the build progresses.


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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:28 pm

nice wing area, a tee dee should make that a nice flier.
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Post  TDbandit on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:11 pm

Yup that's what I'm looking forward too. This is going to be the new home for my TD .051 Smile (Bandit)
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Post  JPvelo on Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:52 pm

I think Ron mentioned that looks like  a baby ringmaster wing and I agree. I had a baby ring with a TeeDee and it was a blast to fly.

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Post  TDbandit on Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:04 pm

JPvelo wrote:I think Ron mentioned that looks like  a baby ringmaster wing and I agree. I had a baby ring with a TeeDee and it was a blast to fly.

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I was told that too which makes me want to build one infact I think I'll make a baby ring my next project Smile Anyway I should have some more pics up tonight hopefully (Bandit)
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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:13 pm

I don't know for sure, but it looks like a bigger wing area then a Baby Ringmaster (which is good) more like the Brodak Clown?
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Post  TDbandit on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:26 pm

More construction pics of my wildcat. Smile

Wing with the tips installed and the bell-crank mount installed. So far very little sanding has been needed to get the parts to fit properly.

Bell-crank and lead-out wires trial fitted.

Fuselage top half with canopy glued in place and awaiting sanding

Top half of fuselage glued into place. I had to trim the LE and TE saddles lightly on both sides to get the fuselage to sit properly in the wing

Now with the lower half of fuselage installed.

Better view of the fuselage.

Shot of the motor mount complete with doublers
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