Mar 24, 2004, 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by freeflight

Looks great. Keep posting those photos. What is the auw roughly?


Leigh (fellow thermal seeker)

Not sure yet but i'm thinking around the 400gm mark. What sought of wing do you fly a rigid ?
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Mar 24, 2004, 07:02 AM
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the dxf plans posted are of the fuse only no wing or tail feathers. Am I missing them or are they not part of that file?
Mar 24, 2004, 07:11 AM
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When I open the file in illustrator it's all there, not sure dude. I can email you a jpeg if ya like.
Mar 24, 2004, 07:13 AM
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Originally posted by ClimaxPilot
What sought of wing do you fly a rigid ?
Flew PacAir k2 for 7 years and now fly an ATOS now for 2 years. Ohio thermals are light usually with occassional kicker days. ATOS really does well for this kind of flying.

Mar 24, 2004, 08:45 AM
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Climax Pilot,

Great thread1 Any chance of a .pdf file download for your plan?

Mar 25, 2004, 03:12 AM
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That is simply a thing of beauty!! Very impressive.
Mar 25, 2004, 05:26 AM
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Thanks to you moogee for bringing to my attention coreflute, the days of spending a hundred bucks plus on some cheap crappy foamy to have it destroyed in a second are gone. All hail Moogee the godfather of coreflute modelling :O)
Mar 25, 2004, 06:17 AM
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I'd like to congratulate you with a very impressive plane!
Good to see we're not alone out there....

Mar 25, 2004, 06:54 AM
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UK Name for expanded plastic sheet

Hi, I just thought I'd drop you a line to say that as far as I recall from my days in the signwriting business, the expanded plastic sheet you refer to is called "Fomex" (I think that's the right spelling!) in the UK and probably most of Europe. I hope this is usefull.


Ben Poole

P.S. Nice looking planes, I'm tempted to throw one together myself!
Mar 26, 2004, 01:35 AM
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Great Looking Plane!!! Just what I'm looking for...
Thanks for the info...
Mar 26, 2004, 05:05 AM
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Dear pman28 / all,

Twinwall / correx / fomex comes in may shapes & sizes.
We, at Mugi, have had ours specially made to our specification rather than just using sign-board. After years of trying out different thickness and densities we've settled at what we feel is the best compromise between weight & strength for the planes we build. The density of twinwall is the key. You can have 2 identical looking pieces of twinwall with the same thickness but one can weigh twice as much as the other. This then of course affects the surface properties when actually building something with it. This means some twinwall can be almost impossible to work with (depending on the application) since it won't 'bend' or hasn't got enough surface 'strength'.

Hope this helps a little.

Kind regards,


PS: erunway: Love your airliner!

and fold easy enough
Mar 26, 2004, 09:06 AM
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The last bits required have arrived so work has commenced. Here's a shot of my engine mount before cutting. I copied it off the ply pico stick mount available on the web, mine is being made of carbon fibre as you can see.
Mar 26, 2004, 09:12 AM
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Cutting the mount out was extremely tedious work that can only be described as painful. I found a scalpel blade with a broke tip works well. You score the cut line a few times with the sharp side of the blade, then turn the scalpel over and score the sheet repeatedly. Prolly better to just buy one.

Mar 26, 2004, 09:13 AM
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Mar 26, 2004, 09:14 AM
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