Tie Wing Trim Help Needed!

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  1. Beeb89

    Beeb89 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've had a tuff time trying to get the wing trim for the SS Tie kit from Steve so I'm hoping with the help of my fellow RPF'ers I can ID the correct parts to use.

    I've been told it's Plastruct material but I'm not sure what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Thanks in advance!! Here are some close-ups of the ILM Tie:
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    (Thanks WC for hosting!!)

    Thanks in advance!
    -B89! [​IMG]
     
  2. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    I've been told it's Plastruct material but I'm not sure what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Thanks in advance!
    -B89! [​IMG]


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    Steve sent me the raw Plastruct I beams and styrene strips for my kit when I got it.
    I'll try to post the sizes he sent me when I get time tonight.

    I just gotta figure out how to make the wing edges.... [​IMG]

    Lynn
     
  3. Beeb89

    Beeb89 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, Lynn!! [​IMG]

    -B89! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    No problem!

    Steve sent me raw 5/16" #90547 Plastruct Styrene columns
    "I beams" (12) and 1/4" x 1/16" styrene strips (a large bundle).

    I don't have any instructions on how to build them, but looking at the pics, it dosn't look that hard.
    HTH,
    Lynn
     
  5. Beeb89

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    Thanks again, Lynn!!! [​IMG]

    -B89! [​IMG]
     
  6. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Your welcome!!

    I just got done putting the edge frames on, It took me over two hours just to edge out the solar panles with the Plastruct columns. It was a long and tedious process. [​IMG]

    Now I gotta figure out how to detail the edges with the styrene strips, 6 cut strips per wing.
    Lynn
     
  7. Treadwell

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Lynn TXP 0369 @ Jul 22 2004, 11:57 AM) [snapback]809132[/snapback]</div>
    Which of these are for the "star" spires? The thin outer edges of several of mine are broken.
     
  8. imaginager

    imaginager Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Treadwell, are you referring to the leading edge of the wings? Those should be the 3/16" x 1/16" styrene strips...

    EDIT: If you mean the beams on the tops of each of the wingstar's struts, I used 1/8" (3.2mm) Plastruct T-beams.

    HTH. :)
     
  9. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Treadwell @ Oct 29 2006, 10:06 PM) [snapback]1347223[/snapback]</div>
    Which of these are for the "star" spires? The thin outer edges of several of mine are broken.
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    None, these are just the outer most wing edge trim.
    Lynn
     
  10. swpropmaker

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    Tread,

    I think your talking about the little "t" rod that rides on top of the wing arms. I'll find the ABS replacement part number. I cut those off and add the ABS to improve its strength. I'll try to post it today.

    Steve
     
  11. Treadwell

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    Cool, thanks. You had thought you had tossed in some extras but I guess had forgot. ;)

    Random thought: what if you put the ABS pieces right into the mold prior to pouring, making them part of the cast?
     
  12. swpropmaker

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    Will try it and see how it goes...

    Steve
     
  13. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    BTW is the same T-rod used for the leading/trailing edges of the hull struts?
     
  14. swpropmaker

    swpropmaker Sr Member

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    Nope its bigger, checked the shop all I have is loose t Rod and i cant find the numbers.. let me try to round it up.

    Steve



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