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I'm getting a woodie- woodie builds :)
I'm getting a woodie- woodie builds :)
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Where's that quarter I had to tighten down the wingbolts? page 182
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Wylie's O3 by Sean, page 98
picture worth many words, page 171
Ah well, it happens.
Hopefully, she won't be pitching up or down with a good CG
The cover pin, pulled out a bit. Needs to be chopped down a little.
I knew that pin was for something!
Making it up now..
pin withdrawn a bit.
Mostly latched and ready to go.
Full flying elevator
Cowl assembly...2 pins in back and one push pin up front
Appearance of the front push pin
Hatch..ply holder at the rear, notch cut to ride on wingrod tube for pivot point, pin thru front bulkhead
I sure hope it doesn't spread
Top of Hyper 2M with transparent red and safety yellow wing tips.
Bottom - Note how the transparent red stands out when it is against the white base of the safety yellow top color.
Close up of the tips illuminated from the top. At altitude, the tips just glow.
Smoothing out the tailfeathers with light filleting
likewise with other join areas, note the lost model alarm installed into the canopy.. cheap insurance.
Battling away with fluro monokote - much worse than the plain version.
mmmm, I'm starting to get a genuine ready for action woodie.
Hope its reasonably slippery for a box fuse.
Something a bit different.
Yet to finish off the rod exit area
KIS, but a bit to simple. These horns flex to much, into the bin with them before they stuff the servo's. Micro^2 horns, chopped down, will be better.
2mm rod hardware for flaps
Thems the brakes, wing is upside down.
On the balance @ 90mm from LE
Its all heading east, in an extended moisture crunch. Check out the storm cells over the central to top end. Great to see. Next few days= some rain, to late for most farmers though.
Sob! there goes a perfectly good, $15 high tensile screwdriver. The steel is the real deal though, and 5/16", enough to make me a 10" joiner shaft.
I'm a prisoner in my own home anyway. I'm thinking of getting a flight sim.
going electric forming is fast, but a bit tricky
Hang on to that plane Paulo!!
The sad part- landing
Ther's a washer between the fuse and nut.
The only place i used more epoxy than I should.
Oly III photo from the Skybench.com website
Bubble Dancer - Notice the much larger total dihedral.
Looking for a glider with attitude? Forget the OlyIII, it plain refuses to do anything worrying other than rise quick when locked into a bubble
Ply nose block set into fuse
Forward gaps from ply sides filled with balsa sheet.
A little out of focus
A square is your most valuable tool after your brain.
8 feet of straight and flat sanding goodness.
Another view for your holiday entertainment.
My lightening holes. No where near done. Are we having fun yet?!
Can't remember why I took this shot except it is hard to get pics of the fuselage building steps.
Nose hollowing took out about 6 grams of wood, about 50 grams of lead can go back in.
This is my 8 foot sanding bar, both fuze sides are being sanded flat and true on their bottoms simultaneously.
I'm a happy camper now.
SQUARE! Tacked glued top and bottom with Gorilla white wood glue while waiting for some Cabosil from UPS.
This is out of order, should be second to last, Cabosil and Aeropoxy mixed. Does anyone know how to deal with this #!?%* in it's dry state? This is an empty foodstuff container, upside down for a smaller mixing bowl. These can be flexed clean and reu
Before painting with thin unCabosiled epoxy. 130.4 grams.
After....131.4 grams. Not bad, I think.
Used an artist's little paint brush to pre-prime former/fuze side joints, thin epoxy flows in almost like water.
Mixed in some Cabosil till like Mustard, Ketchup or Mayo. Then applied after the thin preprime with a toothpick and filleted off the excess with rolled up waxed paper. This side fit naturally tighter than the other, so that is where I started. Clean your
After tacking formers to second side I decided to try using just the brush for epoxy and epoxy/Cabosil application.
Clean your brushes with alcohol when done. Reuse them many times. You like my brush cleaning jar?
Straight line time.
OK. I can leave it overnight now to set up.
The obligatory "before" weight shot.
Had some old tow left. CA one end, clamp assembly.
Tape other end tight, epoxy in the lightest way possible,squeeze. Wait. (Of course there are other ways, most better.)
All glued up and clamped on this flat skil saw cutting guide converted to sanding bar etc.
Noseblock glued in and all weighted with lead bits. Let's go entertain the step grand kids for the rest of the evening!
The longer wingrod sized tube helps to measure. Ray makes a GREAT kit, GREAT design. With a little care you will be pleasantly rewarded with a SQUARE fuze!
This really isn't too hard to make. Sandpaper over the tube you want it to fit to.
You don't want to glue these two tubes together, stay away from fuze sides. We can add more epoxy later. A little strip of fiberglass primed with spray adhesive makes this really easy.
A little rare earth magnet from ACE Hardware, just the right thickness for the former.
A little nail on the canopy block.
This is what the final shape of the canopy block will be, the curved line.
The hatch with it's nail.
Pins at rear of hatch.
All together now.
Our current idea for a removable tail. So many choices down at ACE.
The added weight.
Rare earth magnet latch with sliding contact.
One can try to launch their Oly with one hand
A few flap pics for the flap freaks :)
You could land it on your head.
Spot the Oly, I dare ya
try this one then, at this stage their was no stopping its climb rate.
The Bundy electric and sports soaring club site near Woodgate. Power friendly, glider friendly and people friendly. The guys are in the process of erecting facilities.
Dale's First. Tough as old boots and nice to fly. Loves fully cranked and loaded histart launches
finally got her back to earth, I now wonder how many miles it would have cruised before meeting land again if we had just let it keep flying and lost it for good.
Not so bad, after a couple of cold brewski's and a bit of CA things were looking proper again. Hah! thats my blood on it courtesy of beer and razors.
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