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Old Dec 30, 2010, 04:04 AM
Many projects..Little time!
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My first online build. Mig 7

Hi all
This is going to be my first online colaborative build.

My last and first mig probably took me all of 18 months to build
I will try harder this time and seen as I got to fly it at the Hermanus Slope In for the first time I ended up mostly flying the Mig the whole weekend.

I must say that flying "plastic" as its called by our club chairman is a lot of fun without the stress of having a mid-air if you are flying a glass ship.
As I had taken so long to finish my Mig I also found that the correx had seems to have weathered over the 18 months that it stood outside in the elements or in my hot garrage. Just about every time I landed I had to get the tape out to patch her up.
This time I will try to have it finished a lot quicker.
I have spoke to the PE crowd and Sean suggested a slightly bigger scale.
The plan I had printed has a wingspan of 1.3m. The orig plan looks like it was about 1.15m.
I've also decided to put in a rudder.
So lets see how that turns out.

Enjoy

Cheers
Bruce
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 04:24 AM
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Formers and correx

So far I have cut the formers and have started with the tail section.
How does this all look ??



And no comments about my "workshop" please..
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 08:12 AM
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Great project. That's going to be a lot of work. I really like those planes, but I have to cheat and work from a glass fuse, which is still a lot of work.

Do you have a time/frame goal in which to finish this glider? I never meet my goals, but like to have them as they make me push harder throught the process.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Hey Bruce!!
Looks good!!
The Mig I built for Hermanus was involved in a ""few"" mid-airs whilst flying at our local site here in Port Elizabeth.
So I too need to build another!


Sean
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 11:16 AM
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Sean,
I got my old one going on Monday again but it was blowing at least 40-50km/h here.
Taped on all the lead I could find. Eventually got it going but still battled to get it moving away from the slope.
I was checking what its AUW is and then saw all the dings/dents and holes in the wing..
I've just got to wait for Bobby to get back next week so I can get him to cut some spars for me. I think I'll get at least two sets..
They will never go to waste..
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Great project. That's going to be a lot of work. I really like those planes, but I have to cheat and work from a glass fuse, which is still a lot of work.

Do you have a time/frame goal in which to finish this glider? I never meet my goals, but like to have them as they make me push harder throught the process.
Hi PalmdaleFlyer
I want to have this done in about 3 weeks.
I would like to maiden this plane on weekend of 21/22 Jan.
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Old Dec 31, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Yes!
When I cut spars I always do a few sets, cut 5 last time.
Three weeks is going to be a challenge. But it can be done......ask me!..
Just go fo it!!
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 03:17 AM
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Hi PalmdaleFlyer
I want to have this done in about 3 weeks.
I would like to maiden this plane on weekend of 21/22 Jan.
Hey!!
You got min days left!
How is the build going?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Mmmm... I knew putting a date in was trouble..
Oh well.
I've got some spars and cut out the fus..
I'm away this comming weekend so no maiden this weekend... Thats my excuse and I'm sticking too it.. ;
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 11:18 AM
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Hey Bruce,
Howzit?!
I have started building two Migs......hopefully to last me till Hermanus 2011 cause I have plenty other planes I would like to get ready, so I'm starting early!
How you doing build wise?
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