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Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
13/01/2019 22:46:55

Despite being on call i was hoping to Maiden this,

My Converted Chuck Glider with a wing span of nearly 50 inches.

the bolt sml.jpg

The Bolt,

But the winds where far too strong for a Maiden, sad


Thread: Antonov AN2
11/01/2019 19:38:04

Looks like another charmer in the making thumbs up

You are getting your monies worth out of that 3D printer wink


Edited By Stephen Jones on 11/01/2019 19:38:34

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
07/01/2019 17:00:17

Yes thank`s for posting David.

Thread: Windrider Scout Bee (somewhat modified)
06/01/2019 11:26:32

Thank`s for the replay,

You could well be right Cymaz, I will buy some carbon tube to put over my push rods they are longer than KiwiKid`s.

Cheers, Steve.

Thread: The Bolt chuck Glider
01/01/2019 23:40:55
Posted by McG 6969 on 01/01/2019 18:58:48:

... sjeesh... this conversion was a real fast one, Stephen. I just got the time to read your postings and you're done already.

Wishing you all the best for the Season and of course for the maiden of your Bolt.



Thank you Chris,

I could have done it faster, But for more important things getting in the way wink.

I must say i am pleased with how it has turned out. It does not feel like a kids chuck glider more like a Hobby King special.

I guess i will have to see how well it flies now.


Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
01/01/2019 17:39:38

This is very sad news,

As i missed him at the Don Valley Open Weekend,

And this was are last communication,

Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 01/10/2018 19:23:14:

Oh, sorry I missed you too Stephen - still I'm sure there will be other chances to meet up!!


I am sure there will.wink


My condolences to his family and friends, Sorry we will never get that meeting sad.


Thread: The Bolt chuck Glider
01/01/2019 17:03:23

Hi, and Happy New Year to you all.

So it is now ready for it`s 1`st flight.

tb cockpit.jpg

The servo is now in place and working. i lined the Cockpit with 1/64th ply and added magnets to keep in place and not shown in this picture added a sticky tie holder which i have tied some string too so i do not lose it. As in the past while connecting battery the wind would blow my cockpit away.

tb finished.jpg

Added the Stickers.

tb finished1.jpg

Not put any stickers on the fin yet as i am not sure if i will need to modify it yet .

So ready to go.


31/12/2018 10:38:06
Posted by Steven Shaw on 30/12/2018 23:22:18:

Very interesting project - how did you make the snake pathways through the fuse?

Hi Steve,

I used a brass tube with one end sharpened to act as a cutter.

Same as i did on the Lidl glider wings.

I probably could of done the same on these wings but with it being such a long way in to cut, i decided not to tempt fate.

I could also of cut slots in the side of the body down to the tail and used thinner wire snakes.

Their are so many ways i could of gone with this build,

I am going to leave the rudder for the time being as i am not sure the surface area is big enough and so i may add a bit more Depron or Balsa to the rear to increase the surface area of the Fin.


30/12/2018 21:25:11

Hi again,

I managed to find some wire to make up a torque rod a bit rusty but a quick clean up and is just right for the job.

tb tailplane1.jpg While it was in one piece i cut a slot into which i could place a carbon tube and wire i then used a wide flat sanding plate to use as a guide to cut the Tail plane into 3 separate pieces.

tb tailplane3.jpg

I used 1/16 ply to make a control horn and 1/64th ply on the exposed edges and 4mm washers in hind sight i guess i should of used two and not 4 washers.

tb tailplane6.jpg

Glued into place for a all moving Tail Plane.


29/12/2018 19:07:44


I am now at the limit of my scrap box challenge as i now need some wire to make up a torque rod for the rear wing.

tb fuzz5.jpg

So the snakes are in.

tb fuzz6.jpg

But that is all for now .


27/12/2018 19:09:08

I have now hollowed out the Body.

tb body.jpg

And i am now in the process of lining it with 1/16th Ply.


27/12/2018 19:06:33


Back on with the wings,

tb wing8.jpg

I have glued the centre section to one half of the wing.

tb wing9.jpg

And added clear plastic around the root of both wings.

tb wing10.jpg

And when slotted together looks smart.


24/12/2018 18:28:40

And continuing with the body it was time to remove the cockpit and open up the body for the Radio Gear.

tb fuzz-cut.jpg

The cut was done with a fine tooth frett saw.

tb fuzz-cut1.jpg

I then added 1/64th Ply to the mating edges.

tb fuzz-cut2.jpg

tb fuzz-cut3.jpg

I now need to make a big hole in the now exposed body.


24/12/2018 17:51:38


Next job was to remove the weight in the nose which was a lot easier than i expected.

tb nose.jpg

All that was needed was for me to give the Fuzz a big tap into my hand and this fell out.


24/12/2018 17:45:30
Posted by Steven Shaw on 23/12/2018 17:33:58:

Do you intend to add a propulltion system as well as making the control surfaces controllable? Similar to your LIDIXL?

Edited By Steven Shaw on 23/12/2018 17:35:00

Hi Steven,

I am still thinking on that one.

If i do, it will probably be on the front, i already have a folding Prop that would do the job.


Edited By Stephen Jones on 24/12/2018 17:46:49

23/12/2018 18:21:05

Here is a view with the wings on.

tb bolt.jpg

tb bolt2.jpg

And that all for now.


23/12/2018 18:19:21

Wings Pt3,

Glass tape was used to cover up the cable and control horns fitted.

I found the Aileron to be stiff enough as they are.

tb wing7.jpg

tb wing6a.jpg


23/12/2018 18:14:59

Wing pt2,

I also had to hand some used 9 gram servos, So i used again my router to make a channel into which the servo cable would go in while also making a hole in the wing for the servo.

Now this was placed in line with the pre marked Aileron which continues up the curved wing tip which of coarse will not work as a Aileron so this had to be cut short . I discovered that their is a line left behind from the mold of the tip so i used this as my cut line. Also worth noting is that the hinge needs opening up.

tb wing5a.jpg


23/12/2018 18:02:16


So i left them weighted flat down for a couple of days to see if they would stay that way which they did.

So no need to applied heat which could distort the finish.

I had to hand a Carbon tube which was 6mm in diameter, so i cut this into half giving me two lengths at 440mm.

i use a router to cut a slot into which the spar would fit into and this was placed 80mm from the trailing edge.

And into one half of the wing tube i glued a smaller Carbon tube to act as a wing joiner this is 240mm long with 120mm left sticking out to go into the other wing tube.

tb wing.jpg


23/12/2018 17:48:24
Posted by McG 6969 on 23/12/2018 17:34:15:

... just subscribed, Steve.

... but, don't forget to enjoy your X-mas & Festive Season... wink



I am, Tis the Holiday season after all wink


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