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by Colin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Haven't posted for a bit but the model has been progressing. The cabane structure as per the kit was not too successful. The instructions suggest epoxying a piece of balsa to the rear of the wires and then wrapping with gummed paper. Not having gummed paper I tried using self adhesive label stock, w...
by Colin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

So with the main structure done and only the undercarriage and minor fettling remaining before covering I'm now at the stage where the law says you have to put the bits together to see how it looks!
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by Colin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

With the planking complete, it's now time to turn my attention to the cabane structure - a wire frame that eventually gets disguised as wooden struts. One thing I had not realised is that the wires actually come up through the top longerons and so impinge on the hatch sides. Cabane wires.jpg Not onl...
by Colin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Here is the progress to date ... Planking so far.jpg If you have not tried planking before and it puts you off, it is quite straightforward although can be tedious. I tend to do maybe half a dozen strips at a time then have a break. Here is how I do it. First of all prepare your planking strips. You...
by Colin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Well it's been a while since I last updated, so here's an update. In the previous post I reported that I had sorted out the rudder cable control bar, and since then I have worked on the elevator cabling. In the full size each elevator is cabled with the cables coming out 2/3 of the way down the fuse...
by Colin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Now have the control sorted out. I'm emulating the full size by having a rudder bar going across the fuselage. Initially I was going to use a strip of fibreglass board but decided to go with ply for now. Servo Installation.jpg The ply is doubled inside the fuselage for strength and will be brass bus...
by Colin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

OK - bottom wing now completed...
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So now on to the fuselage and planning for cable control rather than the original pushrods.
by Colin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Well the top wing is now finished ready for covering at last...
Top Wing Uncovered.jpg
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So now onto the bottom wing and the first challenge is the bottom rear spar which is doing a good impression of a banana! Hopefully the warp will steam out, otherwise I'll raid my stock and cut a new one.
by Colin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Well that was a traumatic session - firstly the sweep was the wrong angle, (through my trusting the triangular strip angles and not building over the plan), and then through misreading the instructions I joined the wings using the bottom wing dihedral. So both times I have had to cut the panels apar...
by Colin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Well after a lot of expletives the wings are now joined ready for the building up of the centre section. Wings Joined.jpg Initially I misread the plan when building up the panels. If you look at the image of the plan on the earlier post you will see that where the spars meet the centre section there...