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Old 12-14-2006, 05:05 PM
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Default Andromeda Update

Well, a prototype now exists for the Andromeda, needing only the paper skins and primer before final assembly. I'm giving this model a preliminary Skill Level 3 for those fins. The fin structure really needs those paper skins for reinforcement; they're quite fragile even using 1/8" balsa sheet. Once the fins are glued to the shrouds, they should gain some strength. I may have to lay out the design differently for a future attempt. When I get the skins on this one, I might poke a few holes through the paper and let the CA wick through the surface to form "rivets".
Craig McGraw

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