Thread Tools
Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:51 AM
Sundancer is online now
Find More Posts by Sundancer
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
Sundancer's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Blink View Post
Tom:

If you mean that you have omitted the binding completely, I would think that that may compromise your undercartical integrity.... I'd suggest that some binding would be advisable as CA is very brittle, and I would be afeared of the u/c parting company from the former as a result of the first sharp knock it gets....

Think of the binding as fingers wrapped around the wire - you would always grip a rod tighter holding it a clenched fist rather than squeezed between straight fingers and thumb*....

*I apologise for a really feeble analogy......!
Hi Tom

I have to agree 100% with the Colonel, if just CA'd in place I would expect the undercart to fail at the first landing. The binding is important and I strongly recommend that you add it.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 07, 2013, 08:12 AM
Froglube is offline
Find More Posts by Froglube
Registered User
Froglube's Avatar
Oops I better had then! Thanks for that, I will add the binding when I get home. On the diddy little things i normally do there are tubes or slots on them for thee undercart. No excuse for me assuming it would do. See, I am a novice and need advising, even if I am 43!

ATB

Tom
Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:49 PM
Guizzo 17 is offline
Find More Posts by Guizzo 17
Registered User
Guizzo 17's Avatar
I like this model! Subscribed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Blink View Post
I'd suggest that some binding would be advisable as CA is very brittle, and I would be afeared of the u/c parting company from the former as a result of the first sharp knock it gets....
I parteke completely what the Colonel says!
Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:53 AM
sparks59 is offline
Find More Posts by sparks59
Sic itur ad Astra
sparks59's Avatar
Third those comments from the Col and SD. I usually cotton bind and coat with slo-epoxy. Works well for me.
sparks
Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:27 AM
Froglube is offline
Find More Posts by Froglube
Registered User
Froglube's Avatar
All bound now, used cotton and due to a quirk of construction I was able to fit a 1/32 x 1/8 th strip of balsa on the outside edge over the binding so the tissue will have a smooth surface to go over. If I'd bound the wire to the bulkhead before assembly as you are meant to I wouldn't have needed to but because of the undersized I/8th stuff I've used and the happy coincidence that I added that pair of cross members after the bulkhead was fitted so they were flush with the inside of the frame not the outside I've sort of got away with it.

What I need to do is get hold of another (or find the one a kids hidden) of those handy six inch rulers with the slots cut out for quickly measuring balsa rather than believe whats written on the tube they are in!

Just this hour received the consignment of Jap tissue from Shortys Basement! Just when I needed it!

ATB and thanks!

Tom
Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:47 PM
Froglube is offline
Find More Posts by Froglube
Registered User
Froglube's Avatar
My over enthusiastic sanding of the trailing edge has made it nearly 1/8th of a inch narrower than it should be, oops, but I will have to live with that now.

I have added some 1/16 reinforcing ribs to the centre two sections to take the presure of the rubber bands that will hold it on and have just given the areas I will be sticking the tissue to a good coat of full strenght dope. I'm realy not looking forward to covering the nose on this one, I may have to look up wet covering techniques!



ATB

Tom
Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:35 PM
gossie is online now
Find More Posts by gossie
Registered User
That CONTESTER is a lovely airplane......nice building.

I've "navel gazed" at the plan I have for years but never got around to it.
Old Jan 13, 2013, 12:49 PM
Sky Jiver is offline
Find More Posts by Sky Jiver
Registered User
Sky Jiver's Avatar
Hi Frog and HNY..Your building quality and pictures put my poor efforts in the shade, still you had a kit to start with. Vis the undercarriage hope it all holds together thread binding to the former would help. Cheers. SJ.
Old Jan 14, 2013, 03:12 PM
Froglube is offline
Find More Posts by Froglube
Registered User
Froglube's Avatar
Yup the kit made a BEEEG differance and if you got up close its a bit rough in places I can assure you!

Covering the nose has been as bad as I thought it would be, I don't think it will affect it much performance wise but I have learned plenty from my numerous mistakes.

Note all the glue covered cotton that is now holding the under carriage on!



I'll do some of the nice easy covering tonight after the curry we just ordered.

ATB

Tom
Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:16 PM
Guizzo 17 is offline
Find More Posts by Guizzo 17
Registered User
Guizzo 17's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Froglube View Post
Covering the nose has been as bad as I thought it would be, I don't think it will affect it much performance wise but I have learned plenty from my numerous mistakes.
Tom
But you did it nice!
Good job!
Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:30 AM
Colonel Blink is offline
Find More Posts by Colonel Blink
So I'M meant to be in control?
Colonel Blink's Avatar
Mmmmmmmm........... curry!!!!!!
Old Jan 15, 2013, 05:41 PM
Froglube is offline
Find More Posts by Froglube
Registered User
Froglube's Avatar
And a very good curry it was too!

I've done a bit more, theres some small wrinkles that I may have to sort but its gone quite well, I can'tbelieve how many sheets of tissue its taken! Normally I have stuff left from two!



The fuse'' has had 2 coats of 50/50 after shrinking with watered alcohol, as has the fin, The stabiliser has had one coat so far and the wing I'll do tomorrow.

ATB

Tom

PS does any one have the instruction sheet that should go with the plans? Replikit doesn't supply one.
Last edited by Froglube; Jan 15, 2013 at 06:53 PM.
Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:41 PM
cpmcgraw is offline
Find More Posts by cpmcgraw
Experienced Balsa Mangler
Tom,

What is the difference between the Contestor and the Competitor? From your photos, it looks like an identical sibling except for the tail.

Somewhere I thought you might have mentioned the Contestor being larger...
Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:47 PM
RFJ is online now
RFJ
Find More Posts by RFJ
RFJ
Registered User
RFJ's Avatar
Contestor 45" span, Competitor 32" span.

Ray
Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:49 PM
cpmcgraw is offline
Find More Posts by cpmcgraw
Experienced Balsa Mangler
Thanks, Ray!


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Improved firmware for the KK multicopter, also the HK KK. kapteinkuk Multirotor Electronics 2965 Apr 05, 2016 10:08 AM
Discussion KK Plus 5.5d/e Best value Enhanced KK Controller And MEMS/ACC Module dt8666 Multirotor Electronics 3396 Aug 27, 2014 01:07 PM
Discussion Replikit KeilKraft Senator Froglube Vintage & Old-Timer Designs 76 Aug 07, 2012 06:14 AM
Discussion Firmware for the KK Micro by JussiH or other KK's using the IDG500 gyro kapteinkuk Multirotor Talk 22 Oct 31, 2011 09:03 AM
For Sale KK KR1.7 ,ESC Board and KK Frame terriwang Aircraft - Electric - Multirotor (FS/W) 3 Jul 26, 2011 05:22 PM