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.