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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Hey J!
Give me enough time before Hermanus this time OK!
Time to break out the micro-surgery instruments, Sean!
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 01:33 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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I'm nervouse Shadowman!!
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 02:06 PM
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I'm nervouse Shadowman!!
I'm just vacillating the stab!

Graham's not around to cut the cores.....
so,
I used some old Jart cores and sanded them to suit!
Now...
A full flying stab or hinged?
They both come with their own set of challenges!

I'll bag it over the weekend.
It should be downhill from there!

I'll bring it over after that!
J
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Thought Sean was devising a 180 degree rotating stab? Can't have it hinged -- or is this an executive decision?

-= Dave
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Did a lot of thinking on the elevator and rudder for my new design .
This is what i am going to use on elevator .

Mad cam can be passed into the fuse with the push rod then you slide the square carbon axle through it then put you tails on .
The only thing i haven't worked out properly is how to make the bearing support,needs more thinking
I have made a madcam with circuit board and fishing trace ,amazing no slop design it can go 180.

Hope this helps ,Shane
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Hope this helps ,Shane
That's awesome!
Thanks Shane

I think the 1st one should just be a pretty conventional set-up.
I'll follow your lead on the next one as I would like to resolve the general flying characteristics first.
J
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 06:35 PM
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I'd like to see what you come up with the stab bearing plate Shane.
Also the push rod/cam connection.....

The stab is in the vac bag.
A carbon cloth is a bit heavier than expected, so it's just glass.
I'll paint it later.
Generally things have got out of hand weight wise!
I expect the AUW at about 950g

I'll work on the next one.....
At least I know where it is!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 10:42 AM
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950g? My Fox is 2.2kg. Will you be ready to maiden by Saturday? I am ready to maiden. Maiden with me Johann, maiden with me, c'mon man!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 02:06 PM
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950g? My Fox is 2.2kg. Will you be ready to maiden by Saturday? I am ready to maiden. Maiden with me Johann, maiden with me, c'mon man!
IT COULD BE....

Without colour!
Only servos to go!

J
Who thinks he needs another wing.... and tail feathers!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 02:49 PM
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You want - I make !!!!

Another wing and tail feathers will be delivered tomorrow. This wing is much prettier than the last one. The core is glued, sanded and shaped, ready to bag.

See you tomorrow J

Graham
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Well done Graham!

The current wing set is basically a Le Fish configuration.....
No offence intended, but they are a bit brutish.
I'm sure we can give her more sensuous lines and still get some performance going!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Congratulations!!

Well done J on an awesome maiden today!!
I think I will have to brush up on my thinking speed!!.........she flew faster than I could think!!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:17 PM
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so how does the fish swim ?
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:31 PM
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.....it swims like it flies!!

Life - Flying Fish (1 min 5 sec)
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:46 PM
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She was pretty slippery!

Some nice flying Sean!
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