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With the Covid-19 creating a lockdown I now find the time to build a few more projects that have been waiting for some attention and has an ample supply of balsa in stock.  First project on the bench is a Rubin by Wolfgang Matt and H. Nishioka.  F3A-Model
Europameistermodell 1992 and 1994.  Wingspan -184cm.  Length - 80cm.  Weight 4.3kg.

Fuselage is underway. A very simple box with thick sheets of balsa on top of the nose in front of the canopy.  Turtle decks cut from white foam and skinned with 1/16 balsa using Gorilla Glue. I was not looking forward to cutting these, but they were a lot easier to make than expected.  Fin and rudder made in the same way. They're curing now and can come out after about 3 hours...much quicker and easier to work with than epoxy.

 Once glued to the fuselage and carved/sanded to shape you get a very strong but light fuselage.

 

Follow the build on the Build Log here: https://wimbornemac.org/forum/kits-and-scratch-build/2426-rubin?start=0

Rubin Maiden Flight

 

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