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AJR-48 Rebuild

November 23, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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The plan was good but in the end the elliptical wing and high winds dashed my day.

The rebuild

– The WWII bomber is slightly narrower then the AJR-48.

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– That impacts the 48.

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– For sure. The WWII is pushing me to produce very tight air-frames.

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– Onto the operation.

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– Broken spar.

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– Detached wing.

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– Tail removed.

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– Took off 3″ from the tail.

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– Hollowed out the support to save weight.

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– 12″ front section for a 30″ in total length.

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– Adjusting the angle for the trail section.

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Sides being built up.

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– Wing repair under way.

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Adding a little bend.

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– Motor mount repairs.

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– Took a chunk out of the wing.

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– Additional support for the wing.

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– New solid piece across the top of the wing.

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– Right motor all setup.

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– Mostly repaired.

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– Extended the battery wiring harness.

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– New nose.

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– Level wing.

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– At least I checked ;).

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– Added rubber bands but the wing is not removable at this time.

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– Balance test.

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– Locating the batteries.

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– The changed did make the plane lighter.

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– Feels good. Solid but not as heavy.

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– Pushed the batteries right back.

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– That achieved level balance.

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– Decent nose.

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– It does look good. Too bad the wing is enemy.

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– Tail is much better now as well.

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