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  Last Update: 18 Feb 06
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The Cabin  

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After the two rear cabin roof frames have dried to the cabin roof, lay the cabin roof into position on top of the cabin sides. Butt the cabin roof against the dashboard. While pressing the cabin roof down on the cabin sides, trace the outline of the cabin sides and front onto the underside of the cabin roof with a pencil, as shown.




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Remove the cabin roof. Carefully cut around the pencil lines with an X-Acto® knife, as shown.


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Roger's Notes: The sides and front of the cabin roof are intended to overhang the cabin sides slightly, as shown, to allow for the fitting of the moldings later in construction.


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Use Slow CA to glue the roof stiffeners to the cabin roof. Position the stiffeners so they are at least 1/8" in from the edge of the roof, as shown.

 




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If necessary, trim the front of the cabin roof frame to fit between the roof stiffeners when it is positioned 1/8" behind the center of the front edge of the roof, as shown. Glue this frame to the roof and stiffeners with Slow CA.

Roger's Notes: Due to slight differences in building tech­niques, the front cabin roof frame may not fit snugly between the stiffeners. In that case, center the frame between the stiffeners.


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Place the cabin roof in position on top of the cabin sides. If necessary, sand the top edges of the cabin sides and front so that the cabin roof rests evenly on these parts.
 


Cabin Roof

The cabin roof is actually a removable hatch that allows access to the motor, ESC and radio compartment.

The following steps will show you how to construct the roof so that it will function properly as a hatch. Follow these steps carefully.

You will need the following parts to complete this sub-assembly. The die-cut parts are in Bag Number Three (#3). The cabin roof parts are in Bag Number Five (#5).


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Lay a piece of plastic wrap (I used wax paper) on your building board.  Butt the two cabin roof parts together on the plastic wrap. Be sure the wood grain is parallel to the joint between the parts, as shown. Run CA into the joint. Then, use a sanding block to sand the joint flush on both sides.


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Use Slow CA to laminate the two rear cabin roof frames together. Then, measure and mark the center of these parts, as shown.

      


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The picture above shows how I made sure the rear cabin roof frame fit in place before I glued it to the cabin roof.

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Use Slow CA to glue the rear cabin roof frames to the cabin roof. Align the parts so that the frames are centered on the cabin roof joint and flush with the edge of the cabin roof, as shown.



 

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