|Jan 12, 2014, 11:42 PM|
QS2-X Slope Glider
Just having some fun here.
TFLG let me cut one of his wings at his Cave Of Wonders a while back and I got the wise idea that it might fly really good on my version of the Quicksliver fuse
I hope he no mind
My Quicksiver builds have enough different about them that I am gonna start calling them QS2's from now on.
And if one has Brian's wing form on it, RG14 @ 7.3% , it's The QS2-X .
So much fun!
I shooting for 42oz on this build. Lead shot epoxied in puts this fuse a bit over a pound.
I have cut some 1/64th ply for the wing cores but Imma also thinking I have some 1/32nd ply and I not so sure which one to go with on this biuld. Thoughts?
|Jan 16, 2014, 02:48 AM|
I feel I have your blessing!
I won't know till it gets tossed off of Cajon.
But I am really excited about the combo
I went with the 1/64 ply to save a little weight.
I had so much lead in my pencil that before the epoxied kicked I dug out about 4oz with a screw driver.
I wish I had used a little less than a pound of shot and spread some into the bottom of the canopy area.
The thing was so top heavy with a pound in it it freaked me out
A pound is alot
I made some sandbags to weight down the TE on glass. I been putting that off for some time but putting the craddles under the wings during the bagging process was not working well for me.
I have pulled only 6 inches on these cores as the ply is cut a little to big (again!) and I have some ply curl at the LE and TE. Rats!
To lazy to pull em out and trim em while ther're wet. I mean who the heck wants to do that?
Hope I dont have a lot of curl damage control to deal with, Again!
|Jan 19, 2014, 11:56 PM|
Did some building today
Pulled the wing halves from thier bags and trimmed them.
You can see the curve the bagging did at the TE and LE edges so I am glad I did not use too much pull in the vacuuming. Which is what I did last time
However, better attention cutting the skins to only and 1/8" overhang all around oughta allow me some increased pull next time.
For me, I feel I got a much straighter wing than I have been getting for the last few go rounds by laying the bottoms down on glass, no craddles, and weighting the back TE portion of the wing with the new sand bags I made.
I dropped one of the halves and got a little "delam" at the core. Actually the epoxy pulled the foam with it so I don't think its an actual delam, just a oops!
I felt solid as I pulled it back and didn't want to go further so I reglued
and then back in de bag.
The Fuse did not get the magnets I like to put in during the layup process because I couldn't find them Doh!
So now I drill, put some wax papper inbetween, ruff em up and epoxy them in. Hope this works well. Prolly back them up later with some glass.
Sorry some of the pics aren't as clear as they should be.
|Jan 20, 2014, 02:59 PM|
That reminds me, I need to move forward, however slow these days, on the Silhouette plug/mold.
1- QS2 lite
2 - QS2-X
3 - Silhouette fuse mold - here I am stalled
All other builds are done and threads closed... I tink!
Opps! Zephyr in the wings I'm in trouble
|Jan 21, 2014, 03:21 AM|
Fuse Magnets Epoxied In
this worked way better than I hoped.
I thought I had put in way too much west systems filler into the epoxy.
It was a way dry mix so I stirred the heck out of it to get it to loosen up.
Was a thick paste.
Magnets are in solid.Very strong pull. Prolly cause they are dead on with each other from this method.
Wax paper, one thin sheet worked like a dream. A little sanding smooth, some glass cloth backing for the heck of it and on we go.
I am gonna put some lead in the canopy area as this fuse is quite top heavy and I am thinking it presently will make some lop sided rolls as a result.
Its always sumting
|Mar 16, 2014, 03:12 AM|
Wing Works and second fuse
I layed up a second QS2-X fuse yesterday wetting out all the layers on plastic wrap at one time and dropping them all at once into the mold.
Seems to work well and makes the job a bit faster. No pics yet.
I want a lighter QS2-X (41oz ish) than this first one which is coming in at 23.20 oz for just the fuse with the new lead epoxied into the canopy area to balance it out better :P It was top heavy... I'm learning
I want to be able to duplicate TFLG's tappered wing cutting setup as I think his wing will make this QS2 much faster. And with some dihedral... I hope for much more stable tracking than my 31oz Yellow Quicksilver was getting at Cajon.
I will attempt to do that later today.
here da pics!
|Mar 30, 2014, 02:13 AM|
TFLG's Worlds CHEAPEST foam cutter
And it is!
and I'll prolly only use his cutter from now on :P
I made a template and cut some wings ala TFLG style.
Oh I screwed up some Dow virgin blue 60 nicely
I had the core lined up incorrectly and in the wrong spot.
After confering with Brian I bought some white scenic foam at the Train Depot (as I was all outa foam and money!) and measured precicely to get the wire running perfectly across the midpoint at the tip and core of the foam. Then put the 1/2 inch LE up aginst the length of the core and the 1 1/2 inch TE on the other side against the foam as instructed AND THEN moved the foam till the hot wire lined up parallel on both sideswith those guys on there.
The white stuff from Train Depot is actually some good stuff. Prolly 3lb density according to Scott (Sarmoby)
The original wing I cut at the COW is a little thinner than the one I cut with my new template.
I am thinking this is due to the fact that Brian said he hasn't bought any new formica for template making in over 20 years!
I figure his template is thinner for the wear!!
Which means it'll take me 20 years from now to have a faster wing
'ere da pics
|Apr 18, 2014, 02:38 AM|
New Fuse - Two QS2-X's for Fermin/Fake Feast.
Provided I no crash de planes
So I didn't like how heavy the first fuse was with like 8oz in the saddle area and 5oz on the canopy area so I made another fuse with 4oz in both spots and i will build this one out first then start back on the heavey monster.
In retrospect from now on I will glue in servo trays first then drop/glue in lead shot...I think
I hope to be covering this first QS2-X this weekend or Monday
'ere da pics
|Apr 18, 2014, 11:12 AM|
Nice tip sandwiching cf for the tips. I did that on a wing tip once and it came out nice and sharp plus u get an ez reference line.
|Apr 18, 2014, 02:17 PM|
|Apr 25, 2014, 01:59 AM|
I glued the wing on and doing some lead in the fairing.
With most of the parts Imma only getting 30oz. So I'm loading her up a bit.
Rubio would be proud
Started 2nd heavier QS2-X today and I believe I will glass the wing on this one
ere da pics
|May 20, 2014, 02:21 AM|
One For Fermin Thursday
The lighter of the two QS2-X's will be ready for Pt Fermin this Thrusday.
Servos and control surfaces have been mated.
Paint and covering today and tomorrow.
It's gonna be close
Do not show up if you don't want to see a grown man cry.
That would be Keith who recently sold his QS2 unbuilt fuse.
Pics soon when she's done.
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