F7F TIGERCAT BUILDING TIPS

 

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#1. Wing fairing's and rear fuselage spine.

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#2. Use a #11 exacto knife to cut these parts out.

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#3. Showing the placement of these parts.

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#4. Note how the nacelle is cut back at the leading edge.

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#5. Better look at how the nacelle is cut back so that the
fairing and be positioned correctly.

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#6. The ABS spine is optional.  It does add to the overall look of the plane.

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#7. A look at the spine before being installed.  Note you
will need to cut the spine at the center turtle deck break.

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#8. ABS cockpit parts before cutting out.

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#9. Use a #11 exacto knife to cut out the cockpit parts.

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#10. A closer look at the rear piece of the cockpit.

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#11 All of the cockpit parts cut and sanded.

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#12. Cockpit test fitted to the fuselage.  Note the rear
piece of the cockpit will be less the thickness of the canopy so that when the canopy is in place it will be flush with the center turtle deck all the way around.

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#13. Cockpit final sanded and painted.

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#14.  Final test fit before gluing the cockpit in place.

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#15. Cockpit and canopy glued in place.  Notice the canopy is flush at the rear with the center turtle deck all the way around.