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Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 "Rata"

Fuselage Construction - Part 8

1/16" motor mount plate has been glued in place and the Mega 16/15/6 has been fitted to the mount to aid in centering the front cowl face to the fuselage.
The front cowl face has been glued to the nose and spackling has been applied in preparation for additional sanding.
The nose has been sanded to shape. This photos shows how the Mega is recessed back from the front cowl face.
A balsa spinner has been made. A fiberglass spinner will be laid up over the balsa plug later. This spinner is the shaped used on the Type-24 Rata. Other rata versioned had slightly different spinner shapes.
An overall view of the Rata. Wing fillets will be added next.
Top view of the airframe.
The front view of the little beast.

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Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 "rata"
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