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Member postings for Geoff Gardiner

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Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
01/05/2020 19:53:42

Glued the front top on.

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Then decided to start on the wing whilst printing some pilots.

I made copies of the wing plan (mirrored) and cut them out.

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28/04/2020 20:54:09
28/04/2020 20:45:48

Not much to show for load of faffing today. I managed to break the part that the clevis connects to on the retract, so had to design and print a replacement part. Also printed a bracket to stabilise the pushrod.

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27/04/2020 17:55:41

Todays progress:

Attacked the upper fuselage with a Davids Plane and sanding blocks. I wasn't happy with the amount of balsa on the top inside so attacked that with the dremel.

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26/04/2020 20:18:37

Todays efforts, between jobs in the garden.

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With the sheeting I glue the bottom edge with cyano, then wet and steam the outer face, use aliphatic on the formers and cyano the top edge.

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24/04/2020 19:50:33

Bit more done today.

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21/04/2020 14:03:14

Thanks chaps, something to ponder!

Bit more done on the fuselage:

In an effort to help with weight I made some holes in the motor former

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Glued in the battery tray

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Glued in the front and back formers

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20/04/2020 22:14:14

I am just cutting the beech fan supports and the build instructions suggest pre drilling the mounting holes before gluing them in.

What is the collective wisdom on the type of fixings - screws or nut and bolt? If using bolts, access to the underside will be tricky.

19/04/2020 20:24:18

Fuselage sides going together today.

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18/04/2020 19:03:16

I wanted to sort out the elevator servo mountings before gluing the fuselage sides together as I don't like servos on show. A little work with CAD and my 3d printer and I have come up with this:

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18/04/2020 12:09:09

No problem Piers, it's all interesting stuff yes

14/04/2020 10:55:41

Hi Craig,

Welcome aboard.

I fly off a grass strip and may have problems with the small scale wheels - but couldn't resist building one!

Thread: Geoff's Jet Provost - Build Log
11/04/2020 19:48:59

No problem - I was wondering how to answer cheeky

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
11/04/2020 19:45:44

It's lovely weather for building out in the garden at the moment.

Bit more done today.

I have made the aperture in F3 a bit wider so as to fit two 5s Graphene batteries in, if I go down that route.

This means the battery tray is a bit wider but I have added some holes to take out a bit of weight.

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11/04/2020 00:00:20

Martin, Drat..... Just spent the day gluing on the ply doublers to the fuselage sides.

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09/04/2020 14:31:29

I am just starting my build of Tony's 50 inch Hawk.

I have been collecting parts since the plan was featured in the magazine.

Thanks to Mark Elen, for selling me some of his unwanted bits, I have a choice of an 8s power setup or a 10s version. We will see how the weight goes before deciding.

First job is to trace all the parts from the plan in Inkscape and then begin cutting with the dremel for the ply bits and laser for the balsa bits.

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Thread: Geoff's Jet Provost - Build Log
08/04/2020 16:43:37

No problem with posting here - looks great Martin.

Dare I ask, what is the all up weight with battery?

Thread: The Norwegian Gnat Squad
28/03/2020 21:38:20

Hi Lucas.

I'm watching.

Thread: Mark's TN Hawk Build
28/03/2020 17:34:36

Hi Mark.

I have PM'd you.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
28/03/2020 09:30:36

Yep, that's what I did.

Seems to have worked OK.

Make sure the edges are secure - the middle is cut out for the cheat hole:

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