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Archive for February, 2012
Posted by FWAL | Feb 25, 2012 @ 02:49 PM | 2,507 Views
Yep I'm using balsa and resin! boring.......
But cheap, strong and made for idiots
Posted by FWAL | Feb 22, 2012 @ 01:27 PM | 2,615 Views
I didn't count how many planks there are in total but it was a lot
Posted by FWAL | Feb 19, 2012 @ 03:57 PM | 2,334 Views
I shot this video last Summer at my local slope, when I say local it's only six miles away so I'm pretty lucky. The music is also by a local band who went to the same Comp school as myself. Not sure if they're still together now!
Rehab vs P15 (4 min 18 sec)

Posted by FWAL | Feb 19, 2012 @ 03:51 PM | 2,387 Views
In my hangar I only have one foamy which is a 60" SAS Wildthing and one mouldie fused ex JP Pretty now called P15 as I have ditched the spinning thing and motor at the front. The rest are all blasa with either built up wings or foam core wings. Pictured below are a Chris Foss 66" Phase 6 and my own design Rehab with a 58" Epler 374 built up wing profile.
Posted by FWAL | Feb 19, 2012 @ 01:07 PM | 2,737 Views
Here's a video of my IOM Lintel, my son and his friend were driving and filming, I did the editing.
Music by Groove Armada
Lintel (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by FWAL | Feb 18, 2012 @ 11:42 AM | 2,287 Views
This afternoon I cut some balsa sheet into 5mm (.20") strips and started planking. Unlike Primer where I did the planking in a couple of hours using Cyno. I'm using aliphatic glue and intend to take my time, with full intention of being able to finish the hull with 200g/m2 fibre glass and West System resin. So hopefully no filling and painting!
Posted by FWAL | Feb 17, 2012 @ 05:56 PM | 2,659 Views
A video shot last year at my local slope, both are homebrew designs around 60" span
Music by; Ocean Colour Scene
A bag of bits (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by FWAL | Feb 17, 2012 @ 05:43 PM | 2,556 Views
Primer's first taste of water, 5th Jan 2012, B Rig, Llareggub Lake
Music by; The Chemical Brothers
Primer IOM maiden (3 min 4 sec)

Posted by FWAL | Feb 17, 2012 @ 05:31 PM | 2,475 Views
So far it's been a busy building season.
In November 2011 I started my first scratch build, homebrew IOM 'Primer' which I finished early Jan. Then I drew up and started another IOM 'VMG' and also a 45" aerobatic homebrew slope soarer