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Member postings for Geoff Gardiner

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Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
28/12/2018 21:35:01

Bit more work done on the wings:

Sheeting finished, wheel wells lined and outer leading edges added.

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I have also designed and 3d printed a 9 cylinder 'Wasp' engine.

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09/12/2018 20:38:34

Ailerons and flaps done:

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07/12/2018 23:53:41

Sorting out the wheel wells before skinning the bottom of the wing.

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07/12/2018 17:16:30

I am using a 70mm wheel. I couldn't find any other Oleo's that would allow for a bigger wheel, and fit in the wing, without major modifications being required.

I think it should be fine - time will tell.

07/12/2018 12:45:00

Hi Charles.

The Oleos came from Hobbyking. These ones I think.

03/12/2018 23:24:37

I have swapped the retracts for metal trunnion ones - they feel a bit more solid than the others.

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Thread: Do you weigh your lipos (I think you should!)
01/12/2018 12:43:21

I tend to use 5000mah batteries in my models. I do, however, have a single 4000mah battery and i have added a stick on weight (car wheel balance type) so that I can use it without CofG worries. Better that than not using it at all.

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
28/11/2018 21:41:43

Gluing the first wing half on this evening. I used a laser to make sure the spars all lined up - didn't want to build a swept wing Harvard!

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27/11/2018 19:59:05

Thanks Martian.

I have an Anet A8 printer and I use Fusion 360 for designing.

26/11/2018 21:20:37

The wing sections are ready for joining and skinning.

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I have also been working on some 3d printed parts.

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18/11/2018 16:39:41

A bit more work done on the wing center section and the retracts test fitted (still require a bit more fettling).

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11/11/2018 19:46:11

Thanks Dan.

The build has been fairly straight forward so far (famous last words)!

11/11/2018 18:38:20

Added the top decking to the fuselage and sanded:

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Just to see what it looks like so far. Top battery hatch yet to be sorted.

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Made a start on the wing center section:

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Thread: Don't just stand there, get one up!
10/11/2018 15:43:20

Sounds interesting Martin - don't forget to take pictures thumbs up

Thread: Flair Magnatilla setup?
10/11/2018 10:35:06

I used this as the basis and added some bits and adjusted the size to fit.

09/11/2018 21:32:18

This is the dummy engine and mounts that I printed for my Puppeteer.

I did not have to cut the cowl.

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Geoff...

Thread: Don't just stand there, get one up!
09/11/2018 20:26:18

Hi Martin.

I have the kit for this Spitfire, that I got from eBay, and it will be next up on the building board after I finish the Harvard.

I would definitely be interested in a build log. I found your Mosquito build log a great help.

Geoff...

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
06/11/2018 21:49:37

Bit more work on the tailplane and fin.

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Working on the rudder, the rib / positions on the plan and what was supplied in the CNC pack don't seem to match up. I will make some from 3mm balsa and adjust the positions.

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28/10/2018 22:04:38

Bit more done - tailplane and elevators:

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Thread: Tony Nijhuis 72 Mosquito Build Log
25/10/2018 21:05:59

Well, it flew.......... but not for long!

After an aborted take off, when the prop came off, I tried again.

It took off OK and trim wasn't too far out. Unfortunately, on the second circuit, it tip stalled.

I almost got it back but ran out of air and it hit the deck - teach me to build too heavy.

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