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Jan 11, 2012, 09:38 AM
Designing something...
Hey Stuart,

I've had good luck with some grey primer in a can. I usually just paint over epoxy and use it for vacu-forming plugs. Anyway, I'll have to look to see what it is.

Brian
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Jan 11, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Well here's another picture of the center section. The top skin in place, the joiner tubes/sockets have been cut and glued in place and most of the shear webs have been glued in place. Oh and the rest of the engine bulkheads are also in place.

Brian
Jan 11, 2012, 10:19 PM
Designing something...

A bit more on the center section


A couple more picture showing the motors mounted and the nose gear servo.

The wings panels are coming soon...

Brian
Jan 12, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Working on the outer wing panels


I've started working on the outer wing panels. The right wing jig has been assembled and the ribs have been glued in place--via the alignment tabs. Oh the horizontal part of the sub-leading edge has also been glued in place.

The wing panel is drooping alot since I don't have any spars, shear webs or skins in place.

Cheers!
Brian
Jan 12, 2012, 09:37 AM
Retired CAD guy
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Wonderful work again.

And you said there was no hurry ...

Bob
Jan 12, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Gear retraction video


I also managed to get a gear retraction video up loaded last night.

Horten VII gear retracts (0 min 45 sec)


Isn't that cool!

Brian
Jan 12, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by birdofplay
Wonderful work again.

And you said there was no hurry ...

Bob
There isn't a hurry. The plane can fly without that stuff!

Brian
Jan 12, 2012, 12:37 PM
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With no canopy, turtle deck or air scoops .. blasphemy !!!

Nice gear action :-)
Jan 12, 2012, 01:34 PM
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this is shaping up nicely...might have to buy a kit from u
Jan 12, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fritzdecat
this is shaping up nicely...might have to buy a kit from u
Only if you agree to use electric motors. Just kidding.

I already have a waiting list for short kits. I'll gladly put you on the list if you'd like.

Brian
Jan 12, 2012, 02:10 PM
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was going to send you a PM but could not find a PM button at your profile??
Jan 12, 2012, 02:23 PM
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was going to send you a PM but could not find a PM button at your profile??
I just sent you a pm.

Brian
Jan 12, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Brian,

It's going to be a winner. You're making me crazy. What can I say, but WOW! Nice job.

Vern
Jan 12, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Not done YET , but, here is the 1st shot of the Air Scoops,
done in Basswood raw off the machine.

Bob
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Jan 12, 2012, 05:47 PM
Designing something...
Quote:
Originally Posted by birdofplay
Not done YET , but, here is the 1st shot of the Air Scoops,
done in Basswood raw off the machine.

Bob
Northwest Cutout Service
Nice work!


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