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Old Sep 11, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 01:33 PM
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I've been a bit caught up with the Beagle's friends in Graaf Reinet!

Graham is doing the wings, but he is away this week and will be at the DLG Nats in JHB next week.....
So, I'll try and bag a set this weekend
(Haven't done that in a while, and it will have wing joiners that I have never done before!)
I cast a second fuz so I can do the internal sleeves and rudder hinging,
That's about it for now!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Looks Great to me J
Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Looks Great to me J
I know you saw me lurking!

I'll try getting some more progress this weekend!
Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Where you been lurking J ? Barcs ?
Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Where are all those buddy builders???

J
Just wondering.......
Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Hehehe
Didn't really expect any!

So, left to my own devices,
I made some carbon sleeves for the fuz and wings.
Perhaps I should have done the wings 1st.....
Easier to align!
Anyway, they are set in the fuz with the rudder hinge cut!
I still need to make a rudder wiper.
The wing is reserved for the weekend!
( If all goes well!)

Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Keep goin' Johann you're almost there
FWIW, I think the rear carbon rod could be a lot shorter, you really only need a pin length to keep the wing from rotating. Might be kinda hard to slide the wing onto two rods of that length, alignment would have to be perfect. Ref my Staaken biplane.
Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 04:22 PM
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I still need to make a rudder wiper.
( If all goes well!)

Please take pics of the wiper and details -- I'm curious how best to do that!

Well done, J.

I'm sure the support crew is at least keeping you well supplied with beer!!!

-= Dave
Old Sep 19, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Please take pics of the wiper and details -- I'm curious how best to do that!

I'm sure the support crew is at least keeping you well supplied with beer!!!

-= Dave
Here is a vid Kevin made of the process....
It is of a hollow wing (not bagged)
I'm sure you could adapt it by raking out the foam.
On the other hand...
It's pretty long, I'll post some pix!
J
Oh, and no beers either!



cutting the Aileron's into a moulded wing. (22 min 40 sec)
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Sorry, posted the wrong vid....
Hope you all enjoyed 24min of it!

You can start the right one at 15 min
(Just to save time Dave!)
Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Sorry, posted the wrong vid....
Hope you all enjoyed 24min of it!

You can start the right one at 15 min
(Just to save time Dave!)
Worthwhile vids, start to finish! Not as exciting as sanding, but informative nonetheless!

-= Dave
Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Yeah, that was a great video- very informative, and for someone like me who has not built a wing like that it's great to see how it's done. The explanation of building in the wipers is fantastic too. The "Fish" is coming along great!

Rob
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Worthwhile vids, start to finish! Not as exciting as sanding, but informative nonetheless!
-= Dave
Ouch!


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