And so the build begins!
Drawing from the painful lessons learned from my previous P.1106R revision, I sought to reduce the number of fuselage formers to a minimum.
So far so good!
As shown in the photo above, I was still able to achieve that shark nose shape of the fuselage (or at least the front half of it) with just three fuselage formers.
Now the problem:
As seen on the picture above, the rear wheel wells were a pain to assemble. I anticipated this in the original P.1106R design. And it was this part of the model that made me go overboard with the fuselage formers.
I'll need to re-think this part and improve its internal structure...
Nevertheless, this setback is not a showstopper. So I'll continue with the build.
Oh, I also handcrafted those joining/glue strips. I did this by printing the PDO pattern into a PDF file. I then imported the PDF file into Inkscape. From there, it was easy to edit the vector lines to produce the glue strips. It worked out pretty well!
More tomorrow, I hope.