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Well, The Gemini has been started. Randy[br][br][br][br]

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oh yeah
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Boy, those are some thick ribs! A little Barbeque sauce and……….. Randy[br][br]

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Got a little more done today.[br][br][br][br]

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What glue you using? When I did the 100" floater I used to have, I used wood glue. Worked great.
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On the simple fit items, I'm using medium CA. On the fussy fit items, items that take some time to adjust properly, I'm using Titebond wood glue. It seems to be a good combination. Randy

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I use that combination too. I prefer titebond generally, but CA sure has it's virtues.

Thermals---I need thermals!
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The Titebond II as it is named is a wonderful glue. There are only Two problems with using it. It does not dry quickly, that is OK. The second is, after a few years it will harden and become brittle. This, in the life of a long term aviator, is not acceptable. The glue joints will eventually break and need to be re-glued, if the sailplane is still around. Oh well, C'est La Vie! Randy[br][br][br][br]

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Methinks you underestimate the staying power of titebond. I have planes assembled with it that have been around for quite a while, and although it is more brittle, none of the joints have failed. In fact, the MEN trainer, now pushing 30 years since it's rebuild, was done with titebond.

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The shear webs and trailing edge tops are on. I just epoxied the extended flat spar joiner in to make it a 108 inch wingspan. Woohoo! Along with cutting a couple of extra ribs. Randy [br][br][br][br]

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Here is the video of the spoiler install and operation for the Gemini-MTS. I downloaded the diagrams from Skybench Aerotech on their website and made these myself. This is the right wing side. Randy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqV-qcCsf0U

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ok nice

400 ' is high enough to get were you are going
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is it going to stand strate up like that

400 ' is high enough to get were you are going
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Nice and smooth.
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