Here is a list of all the postings dirk tinck has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: sabre made in Belgium|
In the last pic you can see the location for the reinforcement of the middle wing piece.
After closing the wing with the upper wing skins (all with green zap) and trimming the edges ,the next thing to do is placing the middle wing piece (triangular stock hard balsa).For this task i'm placing the wing on a flat board side per side to get the parts in line with the bottomside of the wing.
I marked the position of ribs no2 on the wing skin for a reinforcement between wing and triangular pieces.I cant help thinking these parts will brake -off in the event of a hard landing....After all this part holds the wing to the fuse !!!
Last thing to do before closing the wing is to sand everything smooth according to the wingribs.This is done with the help of sanding guide (black spraypaint) and a sanding block.
When you start to sand the ribs ,it's time to stop !
After afew nights the wing takes shape .The ribs are really cut perfect and needed little or no sanding and soon i'm thinking how to mount the servo's.
I'm using savox micro's wich pull 3.9kg at 6V.
For a PSS model landing on the wing i don't want the servo horns on the underside ,so i'll be placing the servo on the top side of the wing with the arm pointing down and the steering rod diagonally to the upper side of the wing protruding the top skin and the servo hatch on the bottom side.
If all went well ,the seems should be near perfect and glueing them with cyano is no problem and speeds up things
While the fuse is resting,i made up the skins for the wings.To get a perfect fit of the balsa planks i overlap them 0.5 cm.
I started the sabre with the fuse up to the point of joining the two halves,this because i'm not sure yet if i'm doing speed brakes or not.The planking is done with 6mm planks and green zap(cyano).The seems are glued after with red zap.
|Thread: Pete's Cavallino Rampante Italian Aerobatic Team Sabre|
Hi Peter,i saw your choice of paint sceme last week , looks like we're in the same aerobatic team then !!
Did you decide on what tail numbers you're going to use ?
Greetz , Dirk.
|Thread: F86 "Gamma" Build|
Hi Martin , did you have to put in lead in the nose of the prototype?
Would it be usefull to lighten up the battery-box ?
Thanks, best regards, Dirk
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