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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:28 pm 
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I tried to get going but then a head cold knocked me back so I'm once again trying to get back to the Cadence.

I wanted to start sanding the sheeting on the right wing down but then I noticed I still had the masking tape so I got it removed. Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to get some sanding done.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:43 pm 
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Little bit of sanding on the wing tip before I was sequestered for a Honey Do and to watch a show.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:25 pm 
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The right wing panel sheeting is sanded down. There's a small crack I need to fix but I don't have any thin CA so I'll have to order some.

I also chipped some of the sheeting which I guess had a soft spot. Not sure the best way to fix that. Since it's at the root, I'm tempted to just put on the end cap once I have the roots against the fuselage like I want and fill in that spot with balsa filler.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:35 pm 
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Wings are back in the home office/guest room and the horizontal stabs are back on the bench. I lined them up using a straight edge and the roots don't line up perfectly. The four tips all seem to be in the same place so I'm going to have to figure out the best way to shim everything to line up. I'm going to start by refercing the plans and seeing what the measurements should be at the root.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:52 pm 
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A small sliver of 1/16" balsa under the front corner of the leading edge of the right horizontal stab and the same for the trailing edge of the left horizontal stab and things are lining up. I just need to double check the measurements on the plans to make sure I have enough anhedral.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:39 pm 
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More work on the horizontal stab. It's becoming a saga...

The plans indicate a 1" drop and that would put the anhedral angle at 3.3 degrees. With the 5/8" drop, that comes to 2 degrees. Seems more legit especially since I cut some balsa pieces to raise the roots up 3/8".


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:46 pm 
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Ok, I talked to the designer and I will be gluing the halves together as they were with the 2 degree anhedral.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:57 am 
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Well a presentation for Thursday morning at 5AM stopped me from working on the Cadence last night. And our heating element in the dishwasher is out possibly and the part arrives tonight. Hopefully that's all it is since I will be pulling the dishwasher out tonight. I bought a proper Voltemeter and if the heating element is still good, well I guess it's time to buy a new dishwasher. Eventually I hope to get the horizontal halves glued together this week.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:51 pm 
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Well if I didn't have so many Zoom calls and other commitments, I might have time to glue the stab halves together because I am now in quarantine :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Still trying to figure out what I want to do with the horizontal stab and I'm going to try it with the 1" of anhedral. I need to put the new elevator servos in the DeJaVu so I got it out last night and measured the anhedral on it. It was slightly over an inch so I'm going to add some weight like I was gluing the two halves together and see how things line up.

I'm also going to look at some pictures of other Cadence aircraft and may ask Jeff what he thinks before I take glue to anything.

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