An an update on Johns 1/3 scale K7 build:
Progess on the K7 has been up and down yet quite a few more hours put in. The fin is virtually complete and covered in .4 ply and built integral to the fuz so nice and strong.
I have also finished the rudder which will be operated by closed loop and hinged with Robart Hinges. What has been apparent is the abundance of laser cut parts supplied with this short kit, comparatively little stock wood needed so far, and in the majority of cases they fit firmly together like a jigsaw. I have built nothing on the plan as the laser cut parts dictate positioning….brilliant so far!
Also nearing completion are the 2 elevators, again lots of precut parts. These will be driven by 2 wing servos in the tailplane, never be down that route before. Again the tailplane parts include a ply servo tray especially for this. As this build is so large things are made easier by big pieces that do not break in your hand and seeing what you are doing with older eyes much better. Onwards.