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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:17 AM
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And here's the nearly completed lower wing installed.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:18 AM
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And the fully completed lower wing.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:20 AM
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Next up the top wing struts had to be fitted to the fuse. This is done by slotting into the top of the fuse and the struts glue too the inside of the fuse walls.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:24 AM
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And the moment we've all been waiting for , the top wing goes on, yay.......
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:28 AM
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Now that the lower wing is on I can finish the overengineered undercarriage that I had to have. Gotta admit it does look kinda cool, and it's bloody strong.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:43 AM
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As you can see from this and the previous picture, the outer wing struts have been fitted. For these I have used coreflute strips 3 flutes wide. I have slotted the lower wing so they go thru it and glue to the outer ribs. I got the measurement wrong so they are glued on oppsite sides between the top and bottom wing. Well that's all I got done for now, but it's coming along quite nicely, I really hope it flies well and doesn't turn out to heavy. It's aroung 180 grams at this stage, still need the tail feathers, about 15 gms and then the motor 45 gms ,servos(4) 24 gms, LiPo 95 gms and receiver about 30 gms. Around 400 gms AUW i'm thinking. Apparently 4-500 gms of thrust will be available from the typhoon so it shouldn't have to many problems. It's not intended for 3d stuff so even 1:1 power to weight would be sufficient. I will be using an X-378 JR radio so setting up flaperons will be an option for extremely slow flight or mock carrier landing on the roof of my house :O)
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:48 AM
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Here's a photo of a really nice scale Camel. If only this dude had of thought about coreflute he'd prolly still be married.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 07:59 AM
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Very nice !

I just love these ww1 birds.

How about the plans, will you post them ?
I would like to try to make one out of 3 mm depron.

/Terje
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 08:39 AM
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No probs dude, here they are, enjoy. If you have any questions just post them here.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 09:28 AM
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Oops !
Adobe Ilustrator ..... could you export it to some other file format ?

Try dxf then most people can import it to its favorite cad program.

/Terje
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 03:08 PM
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Here ya go..........
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 02:48 PM
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Chek out his link http://www.shaman.co.uk/ there are some nice 3 views of the Camel here and a plan a fellow made, thanks whoever made them.
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 06:23 AM
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Very nice build ideas. I have a couple of questions. What is the white material that the bulk head and ribs are made out of? Is it depron? ( like the inside of foamboard). What method are you using to cut the carbon fiber peices? Sruts, wheels? What is the specs on the cf sheet you used and where did you get it? Thanks for your time. Craig
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 06:45 AM
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Climax,

Looks great. Keep posting those photos. What is the auw roughly?

THX

Leigh (fellow thermal seeker)
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Old Mar 24, 2004, 06:55 AM
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Very nice build ideas. I have a couple of questions. What is the white material that the bulk head and ribs are made out of? Is it depron? ( like the inside of foamboard). What method are you using to cut the carbon fiber peices? Sruts, wheels? What is the specs on the cf sheet you used and where did you get it? Thanks for your time. Craig

Not sure of the name of the white stuff, but it's not depron, read very first post on this thread and most questions will be answered. As for the carbon fibre, I got it from a dude in Sydney, here's his website http://www.mwmd.com.au/ComPriceList.htm I got a 320x320 piece of 1mm. 1mm is too flimsy for some of the jobs so I have simply doubled up the pieces and stuck them tgether with thin ca. i was worried about cutting the sheet and nearly paid the dude like $30 to cut 8x10mm strips off for me. What a rip, you can cut the stuff with scissors. To cut the strips I just used a scalpel, a job for your old scalpel blades, it cuts really easy. I'm not sure if I saved any weight in the long run but I'm happy with it cause I think it looks cool.
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