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Firebird SuperSonic Transport (3)

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Build History

  • 01/24/2007 – Took pictures of package and components.
  • 01/27/2007 – Scanned components.
  • 01/28/2007 – Recorded measurements on page 54 Book #3.
  • 02/03/2007 – Sanded balsa parts. Glued engine block even with forward end of engine tube. cut 1/8″ slot 1/4″ from forward end of motor mount tube. Cut one body tube length of 20# Kevlar Cord and tied one end to upper centering ring edge. Marked motor mount tube 1/2″ form each end. Glued aft centering ring over engine clip ao the centering ring is on the 1/2″ made earlier.Glued the forward centering ring with attached Kevlar cord so the Kevlar cord faces forward. Filleted centering ring joints. Cut out a copy of fin marking guide and marked body tube. Ran a bead of glue inside of body tube and installed motor mount assembly so the rear of the motor mount tube is even with the rear of the body tube. . Glued first wing to body tube and then the second wing. Filleted both wing joints. Glued pod pieces to wing tips.

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