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Sep 21, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Ouch!
Oooh, sorry Dudley -- didn't know you were subscribed to this thread!

Even though it's no longer available, it'll always be a classic in the memories of those of us who saw it!!!

-= Dave
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Sep 21, 2012, 02:24 PM
.....till the wind drops.
Sean Oelofse's Avatar
Hehehe!
Body blow Dudley?
Last edited by Sean Oelofse; Sep 21, 2012 at 02:26 PM. Reason: I'm scared for life from that "training" video!....I'm to afraid to open any clip that has sanding in the title!!
Sep 21, 2012, 04:23 PM
Stirring the pot
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Originally Posted by Zenmaniac View Post
Worthwhile vids, start to finish! Not as exciting as sanding, but informative nonetheless!

-= Dave
Hehehe
I thought Dudley's epic sanding vid was very informative!

Now,
On to the wings!
If I stare at the cores long enough,
They may just bag themselves!
Sep 21, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Zenmaniac's Avatar
Lovely! Thanks for posting the pix, J!

-= Dave
Sep 22, 2012, 12:05 AM
I think I'm Mode 2
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The sanding video might be gone but it cannot be unseen
Sep 23, 2012, 12:46 PM
Stirring the pot
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I think I should have left the wing to Graham.....
I can't seem to keep things light!

The wing is huge!
I've kept the Le Fish wing plan at 66"
At 9% of chord it's pretty thick!
A half wing core weighs 75g
Then the wing joiner tube plus filler, doublers, cloth etc
It now weighs 170 g without resin! Each!

We'll just have to see what comes out tomorrow!
Another strong high wind plane!
Sep 23, 2012, 01:18 PM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Wow, Johann! That's one sexy plane! Nice work! Cannot wait to see the final product.
Sep 23, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Anything in sight that will help weigh it down!!
There's your wife's car...

-= Dave
Sep 24, 2012, 02:22 AM
Stirring the pot
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Originally Posted by Zenmaniac View Post
There's your wife's car...

-= Dave
Hehehe
I find fairy dust will gravitate most things!

So the wings weigh 207g each (only weighed one)
I suppose that's not to bad considering the wing area!
They are pretty strong......
J
Who needs to clean up a bit!
Sep 24, 2012, 05:52 AM
just a rumour
Drusky's Avatar
Johann when last did you go diving?
Edit: Looks very good btw!
Sep 24, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Nice! that rudder control rod looks a mite long, tho

How do you plan on anchoring the wing halves to the fuze?

-= Dave
Sep 24, 2012, 02:04 PM
Stirring the pot
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Originally Posted by Zenmaniac View Post
Nice! that rudder control rod looks a mite long, tho

How do you plan on anchoring the wing halves to the fuze?

-= Dave
There is a broken cutting blade stuck at the end of the joiner tube....
(Inside the wing)

We'll see if it works!
Last edited by johannlochner; Sep 24, 2012 at 02:08 PM. Reason: Lets hope it doesn't come off in there!
Sep 24, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Ha! When I first glanced at the picture, I thought you were going to use that brown packing tape!!!

-= Dave
Sep 24, 2012, 11:02 PM
Good, fast or cheap, pick two
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Nice, and that wing material kind of has a "scaly" feel to it
Sep 26, 2012, 01:36 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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Hey J!
Give me enough time before Hermanus this time OK!
Last edited by Sean Oelofse; Sep 26, 2012 at 01:37 PM. Reason: Need to go do a "How to work in confined spaces" coarse! ;-)


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