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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:13 PM
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WOW!!! I might just need one of these!!
haha Brian... we can chat about that when I can find the time to give you a call! (hopefully tomorrow, i'm tired!)
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Pulled all the bagging, feed lines, etc off of the molded top part. Again it turned out pretty good... I'm begging to think the CF has a defect in it as there is another spot that appears to not have fully wet out either... but it is very stiff. It may just be some sort of contaminant on the surface of the CF... either way, off we go!



Then we tested the fit of the structure to the top half. We need to do a little bit of adjustments, but they fit pretty good. We also closed the mold halves together and they fit reallly good. The aft half didn't close completely, but that's due to the structure needing a bit of trimming. Wed. we are planning to get the structure layout and lightning holes finalized and then start installing all that stuff this weekend:
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Lookin GOOD!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Really good work invert!
Do you have a link on that material that is in your layup looking like hoenycomb?!

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Really good work invert!
Do you have a link on that material that is in your layup looking like hoenycomb?!

regards Martin
Martin,
Acp composites sells a similar material under the name aero-mat
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Invert,
Hopefully your experience with aeromat turns out better than mine...
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:18 PM
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internal structure

After work today invert and I cut out most of the internal structure.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:42 PM
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wow
great job
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:13 PM
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The first Horten is getting closer to being born!

Tonight I got the wing tube sockets epoxied and glassed to their carry-through spars/bulkheads. I also epoxied the main gear mount doublers in place. And I got started on designing the nose gear structure parts. I've got to wait for the nose gear to show up to verify they are long enough, but I'm pretty sure they are. They are also oddly shaped so you can get to the fan mount parts.. This big ole' center section is getting crammed pretty quickly with its guts..


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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:32 PM
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FINISH IT BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS!
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take ur time and make it fly
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:52 PM
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While I wait for the firewood delivery, I went out in the shop and got some stuff done..

First up was cutting and epoxying all of the outer wing panel attachment bolt blocks into place on the carry through bulkheads. I'll drill and tap these blocks for a 4-40 bolt to hold the wings on after the halves are joined.



I then got the main landing gear plates aligned and epoxied that entire assembly of plates and ribs together. 1/2" tri-stock was placed in the corners for added strength:


And my buddy Tom brought over the Robart nose gear retract. So with the retract here and some slight modifications to the nose gear structure, It is ready for install. We have decided to wait to install this till after we join the halves due to it possibly interfering with the canopy frame openings, which may require it to modified again..



So, now that everything is essentially complete, tomorrow we close the mold halves!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:44 PM
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OH YEAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Only about 20 hours till we seperate the mold halves and have the first 229!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Sweet! It looks great Invert. Talk about a nice holiday present!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:50 PM
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That it will be... as long as it all come out good!


We are thinking of doing a twin 90 or 120mm EDF ME-262 next. I'll use a set of Bentley drawings so it is extremely accurate, and possibly a fiberglass fuse and stuff. We need to do some figuring on the size and power system, but i'll be posting up a poll in the next few weeks or month to see what kind of interest there is.

It may even just be a set of Plans for an all built up version.. not really sure yet.
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