"Cloudster" Construction Project Session #2
Sue and I had a lot going on today. We
had to have the exterminators out to spray and dust for ants of all things.
All of this rain we have been getting here in north Texas really has the ant
population stirred up. We have a house keeper right now while Sue recovering
from her injury and it was her day to clean the house. I took Sue to
Arlington Memorial Hospital this afternoon for one of her physical therapy
session. So I have not had a lot of time work on the Cloudster today, but I
did manage to get the second side of the Cloudster fuselage laid up as shown
below. The 3/16" sq. balsa seems a little large to me, but I selected pretty
light wood (i.e., the two longerons
together only weigh 5 grams) and the aft fuselage
vertical members are reduced to 1/8" X 3/16" to also save weigh. If it turns
out that the fuselage structure is too heavy when I get it framed up, I will
go back and build another one out of 1/8" square.
One item I forgot to mention in my first
report. My friend James Lollar up in Ada, Oklahoma likes cabin models and
asked me to send him copies of my Cloudster plans, which I did. I think he
is considering building the 300 sq. in. version for the Speed 400 electric
event as well.......................Tandy
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