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I'm pretty damned (Cussin's fun!) confused with the cap strips & hatch construction. I checked Paul's updated construction PICS - not enough detail. I can guess at it - but I wonder if somebody has a close-up PIC of the hatch construction. Maybe it's a no-brainer for an experienced builder - but this is my first & will be my first balsa plane period.
 

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Pretty simple really..........put balsa strips one underside of wing sheeting around 3 sides to give a "lip", cut hatch to fit inside hole and rest on "lip", put ONE lip on hatch, so it slides into the one place on wing you did not put "lip", use small screws to hold on.......Does that help?
 

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I prefer to sheet the top first completely then cut it out from the bottom
 

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The drawing indicates 1/8" x 1/4" hardwood rails lining the hach opening. I'm out of 1/8" x 1/4" hardwood. Could this be a misprint? Actually - I'm out of hardwood, period. I do have som 3/32" ply I bought for the tailwheel mount. I'll cut that into strips & use it.
 

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I have mastered the hatch.
I am the Hatch Master!

I'm only a few hours away from finishing this beast :D
 

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added hardwood for LG mount...

I need more $ to cover her, flight pack & TTPro-46 - when's payday?
 

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man, is that really your first build? good job! I capstripped the spar on mine between the ribs to make it even with the rib capstrips, made the covering come out nice. aside from that it looks like mine! it should fly awesome! keep us posted.
 

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Thanks for the encouragement Bros...

Yep - my first build & my first real balsa plane.

I learned to RC on a Bat Trick combat plane & have a PBF & did have a Gnat for a while. If I can avoid the ground with a PBF - I should be able to have some fun with this - right?
 

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Right!! it is a lot more solid. was flying a pbf last sun., it flew ok but was a little washy- and if you happened to flip past 90 degrees in hover, LOOK OUT! :D I've flown a lot of 'em, and the burrito is more solid than any kit I've built.
 

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What's tha dang deal on these left-over parts:

Also how/where do I mount the throttle servo?
 

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I see - so now I'm at the point where I just need to find a place for everything. There's no specific spot for the battery or RX & the throttle servo fits about anywhere...
I can dig it.
 

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paul, does it matter which end of the gear plate goes forward? I think I put the notched end forwards, so that is probably on backwards :D didn't notice in the instructions anywhere. it works that way, though... who needs gear, anyway?
 
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