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Old 12-27-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default 1/4 x 5/16 Capstrip - ACS material kit

I've been able to account for everything on the ACS wood and foam kit except the 1/4 x 5/16 capstrip. There's 40ft of it in the kit and I can't find where it is used... Where is this used?


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Old 12-27-2014, 11:26 PM   #2
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I believe you will find that it is used to build up the stringers on the belly.


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That's right, they are laminated together to make up the belly stringers. If you plan on metalizing the pilot bay of the fuselage, these are not needed. You can use the same stringer material as the sides. I highly recommend this mod and when you are ready, myself, Neil, or others can talk you through it. You can see how I did it in my build thread........ Somewhere
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By laminating the belly stringers you can build a nice curve into the stringer to make the fabric a bit deeper in the area of the rear control stick for added clearance of the controls.

You can see the curve I built into mine in this photo.

If you choose to bring the sheet metal all the way to station 5 you can still use fabric up to station 4 on the bottom. The curve in the stringer will help disguise the sharp break in the bottom line of the fuselage.
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Yes that's true you can still run the sheet metal up the sides but have fabric on the belly. I straightened my belly but that made my torque tube interfere with the belly so I had to add a "scrotal fairing" a term coined from another thread
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Yep, there it is. I was searching all over the wing and rib drawings for it... Thanks guys!


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