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Scott Edwards 216/02/2018 10:14:00
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My PSS version is now ready to hit the air ! I thought it would be like building a simple flying wing, but it aint ! It was surprisingly complex, and a 78" Vulcan is much bigger than you might think ! I reckon it was around 400 hours work over 6 months. It's very satisfying to build though All Up Weight is 6Kg, including 550g of lead up it's snitch to balance.

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ken anderson.16/02/2018 10:34:47
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well done from me Scott...looks amazing..

ken Anderson .... amazing dept.

Denis Watkins16/02/2018 10:41:20
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Yoweeeeeee, Now that is an Aeroplane

Simply WOW

Harry Twist16/02/2018 13:01:47
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Hi Scott, Superb work, looks fabulous..... hope you've checked that you can get it out of the house.....!.tea

Looking forward to seeing it on the slopes.

Regards H

Greg Minden16/02/2018 13:11:52
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Scott - looks great! Where did you end up adding the weight for balance?

Martian16/02/2018 16:43:26
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Superb work good luck with the maiden

Scott Edwards 216/02/2018 20:25:48
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Greg - 550g of lead shot mixed with slow epoxy, pushed through a small hole in the nose and allowed to settle with the fuselage pointing downwards.
Greg Minden17/02/2018 01:24:07
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Thanks. I really like the detailing you did on the bottom.

Phil Cooke17/02/2018 15:13:32
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Great job that Scott! There's gonna be a whole load of new impressive models on the slopes come April!! Brilliant! thumbs up

Greg Minden23/02/2018 03:02:18
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img_20180222_184026391.jpgFinally got thrust tubes installed. Also reinforced exits before sheetingimg_20180222_184039666.jpg

Greg Minden07/03/2018 22:19:20
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img_20180303_115753.jpgimg_20180303_115819.jpgThrust tubes sheeted in, radio hatch glassed with louvers for esc/battery hot air cooling exit. Stared nose assy. A friend with a 3D printer made me some exit nozzles. We are also printing the nose and tail caps.img_20180303_152923.jpg

Craig Carr09/03/2018 16:06:29
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Hello Greg

Just a note of thanks for emailing me the 3D print file for the tail cones. Just had them printed. They look just the part

Just need to make the other wing for mine now

Craig

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Greg Minden09/03/2018 16:40:04
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that looks great! better than cardboard tubes. we will be printing the nose and tail caps too. already considering some sort of cockpit interior.

Greg Minden26/03/2018 02:40:27
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img_20180322_113529169.jpgimg_20180325_161810.jpgThis week saw the mounting of the canopy hatch and completion of the fin/rudder. Fin is now glassed and rudder is primered. Sneaking up on the turtledeck soon.img_20180325_161847.jpg

Craig Carr26/03/2018 18:56:09
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Looking really good Greg yes,

I must get around to making the other wing for mine. blush . Have you figured out a wing retention method yet? My club mate machined me these clamps.

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Greg Minden26/03/2018 19:28:15
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Well - i don't have a wing yet - so no. I'm hoping that there is enough room in the landing gear bay so i can install a screw and nut plate arrangement that i can access through the wheel well. That is what i did on my big Tigercat and it worked out quite well.

Greg Minden05/04/2018 00:30:01
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img_20180403_162231.jpgimg_20180404_151916.jpgimg_20180404_151956.jpgWorking on the top battery hatch , I discovered the fit was terrible and so I finally decided to just scrap it and make a new one. While that is in workup, I was able (thanks to Craig for his help) to get the dreaded F-16 top aft former fitted. Work continues slowly. Sorry for the double picimg_20180404_151956.jpg

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Greg Minden15/04/2018 19:21:01
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apr2it's beginning to look like a Vulcanapr1

Greg Minden10/05/2018 02:49:46
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some updates. First wing glued on. Detachable panel secured with 10/24 bolt and T nut accessed through the wheel well. 3D printed crewmembers. Gyro mounted under the removable canopy.

Chris Walby10/05/2018 06:30:39
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Hi, I could be wrong and I am sure more knowledgeable members will chip in, but I thought giros worked best located at the C of G as that's the position the aircraft rotates around...Just a thought to save you time later on if it needs to be relocated.

Hope this helps and last but not no way least great look builds there.

PS Darn...just read my post (else where) and I stand corrected frown, anywhere will do

Edited By Chris Walby on 10/05/2018 06:35:09

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