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Posted by steve wenban | Apr 04, 2010 @ 03:45 AM | 4,762 Views
Just for those that dont drop into the build thread here's where I'm at with it
Priming has begun now that the Cockpit is done.
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 02, 2010 @ 03:50 AM | 4,816 Views
Today was very interesting ,I was introduced to a web page that host streaming video and i put on a build session on the Fouga it run for a few hours and was most enjoyable I may do another at paint stage so look here at some stage for the paint details on as it happens TV
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 28, 2010 @ 04:09 AM | 4,549 Views
Today I continued the epic that is the cockpit , this is not a job for the faint hearted let me tell you ,anyway thought I post a photo of it all together as it sit right now
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 23, 2010 @ 04:45 AM | 4,618 Views
I really got a fair shot at it yesterday but still only managed to complete half the cockpit fairing
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 21, 2010 @ 03:54 PM | 4,047 Views
Just edited and posted progress photo's in my previous entry as I forgot last night
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 21, 2010 @ 04:58 AM | 4,649 Views
Thought it was about time to update this . Been busy with the build of the Fouga and the cockpit it a lot of work but thankfully its all coming together now . I'll soon be in painting mode
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 14, 2010 @ 05:06 AM | 5,203 Views
So here we go again glass tissue is being applied by my son , the resin is Epiglass HT9000 a 4 to 1 mix and withthe Humidity levels here currently at 98 to 100% I'm impressed by the cure of this resin ,I now will be using this resin as a preferred
resin .
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 12, 2010 @ 04:05 AM | 4,852 Views
Picked up the resin today so hopefully some work and more photo's of the continuing epic of the Fouga 90 sorry for the delay
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 30, 2010 @ 04:51 AM | 4,905 Views
Well after not going into the workshop since returning from Camperdown ,I ventured in today and put the nose back on the Bearcat I'll need to do some glass work in side to stiffen the join but its fairly solid again . Thats the easy bit making the joiner boxes solid again will require some thought,but nothing to difficult . I'm still going to devote most of my time to finishing the Fouga off first the Bearcat will be on the second bench getting work carried out while the glue dries on the Fouga
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 27, 2010 @ 02:04 AM | 5,423 Views
Having just recently returned from the Camperdown flyin in Victoria ,which was a shocker for me, I'm getting ready to kick start the Fouga build again. I seemed to have suffered from hardware failure and well as brain failure in the case of the Bearcat which suffered from a downwind landing due to lack of lift , My miniblade went in but probably was a dumb thumbs moment as did my DG600 but that I cant explain . I also damaged my Salto which looks like it had a control horn failure on aileron resulting in a hard landing against a fence due to the lack of response. All in all like I said it was a shocker for me. But catching up with all the slope flyers made up for it . Now it will be a target set to get everything airworthy for Manilla slope fest 2010.
Posted by steve wenban | Dec 06, 2009 @ 02:35 PM | 5,216 Views
Went out for a fly yesterday , first cab off the rank was to try the new Bitsa out so just a small toss to see if I'd got the CG right well blow me down that small toss continued out off the hill and turned into a great flight no trim change of CG adjustments needed at all, its a fun little flyer worth the couple of hours it took to put it together . sorry no pic's forgot the camera
oh well back to work.
Posted by steve wenban | Dec 04, 2009 @ 03:58 AM | 5,258 Views
I was only going to do the foward cockpit with detail and just half detail the rear ,but it got the better of me and I started to deck out both . So far it does'nt look to bad .
Posted by steve wenban | Dec 01, 2009 @ 02:21 PM | 4,978 Views
Last weekend My son went "I'll clean up the workshop dad" you Bewdy says I anyway long story short he found a set of foam cores I had cut for someone that never picked them up I think from memory they where MG06 and very high aspect ,but I thought what the hell I'll just make up a pod fuse shove some gear into it and chuck it just for a giggle .On Monday I had it pretty much done and last night fuse and wing where joined . the only thing remaining is the final tape job all this for a few hours mucking about
I introduce the BITSA.
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 27, 2009 @ 05:44 AM | 5,859 Views
Thought I'd throw up an update on the Fouga ,all th main stuff is in the build thread but the blog lasts longer so here's where I'm at now.
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 21, 2009 @ 02:38 PM | 5,647 Views
I've reworked the Jet exhaust deflectors to more closely resemble what they should look like . Not much left in the building stage of the Fouga before the painting begins,and I'm already thinking about the next big one
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 18, 2009 @ 07:12 PM | 5,853 Views
Keeping the updates going I wanted to add 2 more photo's of the current state of play for this model . Thanks to Tony (Antonsoarer) a better view of the jet exhaust deflectors shows me that my imagination was slightly off so need to redo them oh well having the details helps, trying to reinvent the wheel takes longer
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 07, 2009 @ 04:18 AM | 5,618 Views
The Fouga is going forward in leaps and bounds here's another photo showing the progress both jet exhaust are in place now
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 03, 2009 @ 03:39 PM | 6,012 Views
I know I'm actually getting somewhere when I can hold the model as a unit with all the major bits in place Still a long way to go with this one though
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 01, 2009 @ 02:26 PM | 5,783 Views
This weekend i poured a number of hours into my new project,but once again with these builds it seems to reach a point where you spend the time and then stand back and cant see what you have done can be very frastrating .
My advise for any apsiring builder is to just keep plugging away then all of a sudden it ready .
Posted by steve wenban | Oct 30, 2009 @ 05:25 AM | 5,055 Views
Just thought I add a shot of this afternoon Bench fly ,its starting to look like something now.