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Stevo05/08/2017 16:30:37
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Suprisingly easier than I thought. Used the Credit Card method!

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I'll fully cloth the wing, and maybe attend to the servos and linkages.  That will be it for the wing for the time being, then on to the tail and the fuselage.  Oh and there's the Oleos to make, too...

Edited By Stevo on 05/08/2017 16:34:44

Stevo05/08/2017 16:37:53
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Steve's hint of the day : When wet sanding any wood finish, DON'T use water. If you go through the finish into the timber, the wood soaks into the wood and it swells up, and you risk cracking. So, what do you use? 'Panel Wipe'. Simples. A 5L can is around £8, lasts for ages, bear in mind it does evaporate quickly. It's a Napthalene based product, and isn't too lethal.

kevin b05/08/2017 17:15:37
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And you will need lots of ventilation.

Using it in the kitchen is NOT a good idea.

Might be an idea to wear plastic / rubber gloves as well.

Edited By kevin b on 05/08/2017 17:18:54

Ian Moody05/08/2017 17:15:48
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Lovely job so far Steve. What are you going to do about the engine cowling and canopy? Is there some where you can source them or are you going to make your own?

Cheers Ian

dave parnham05/08/2017 17:35:33
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ooh I wanna see him make his own devil

Grand job as always sir!

you've re vitalised my interest after a long lay off, no flying or modelling since April, but I'm back in the mood now thanks to you and Dibleys 110 build.

cheers, watching with interest.

Stevo05/08/2017 17:44:33
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Well it's all been done in 3D CAD and I'm awaiting the 3D printout. It should bolt straight on.

I wish.

Oh Dave you like to see me suffer....

As the design is 8% larger than original, no standard parts are ever going to fit. Danny Fenton has offered to vac form the canopy, although he doesn't know it yet. kiss

So yes, all scratch built Dave and Ian. disgust

Kevin - the resin I used was totally odourless (stuff from Easy Composites). It was done in the garage with all the windows and doors open as well. And yes agreed for the Panel wipe, but it's not too pongy !  I used it to flatten 10 coats of Cellulose on a Telecaster, down to 2000 grit. I'd never use water again.

Edited By Stevo on 05/08/2017 17:45:42

Stevo06/08/2017 14:34:54
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Oleo time! I just love tose biscuits, particuarly the mint ones.

Got two HK style ones that matched the drawings. I needed to fit a U shaped yoke to take into account the 90mm wheels, 32mm wide. Believe me I looked, when I found them they were mighty expensive. I took out the inner struts, and machine new ones of identical dimensions from bright mild steel (Original on top): -

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Why? As I need to braze the U yoke to them - cant do that on Aluminium

Drilled for a 3mm tap size...

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And hey presto.

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Just need to bend the yoke, and braze to the inner strut. Stay tuned, Stuka fans.

Dwain Dibley.06/08/2017 17:41:47
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Showing your age Stevo, repeatin yerself like that......surprisecheeky

Nice legs tho !!


Edited By Dwain Dibley. on 06/08/2017 17:42:29

kevin b06/08/2017 18:43:17
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Never seen a 6 wheel Stuka before ! devil

Stevo06/08/2017 19:06:35
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What on earth??

ADMIN... please delete!!! (not the first time it's happened..)

Stevo07/08/2017 17:18:02
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More Oleos..

1.5mm steel yokes, brazed to the Oleo inners I made earlier, and given a spritz of Hammerite

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Stevo12/08/2017 15:43:23
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Thanks to Lindsay Todd's efforts on the Blackhorse Stuka, I can follow suit

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Don't forget there's beech bearers under each leg.


Machined up some bushes, soldered in to take a 4mm bolt from the UC braces. What looks like a collet on the rear leg stops driving the wire into the rear bearer on heavy landings.


Edited By Stevo on 12/08/2017 15:47:39

Stevo12/08/2017 18:41:46
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Mounting bracets made, I've just used some small screws just to hold it in place to test the theory. The brackets are also soldered together as well as screwed into the beech.

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... and to prove this is live as it were .. that cat jumped up during photography..

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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator12/08/2017 22:36:35
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Very nice work Steve!


Bucksboy13/08/2017 05:21:18
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I've seen this arrangement before but I'm still a little confused. The oleo is hinged where it's fixed to the wing/brackets. Am I right in assuming that as the plane lands the wheel is forced back and then the tyre hits the bent wire and this stops wheel going backwards? I appreciate that it's still not finished but we're always learning new things and this arrangement is slightly different so I'm trying to understand how it works.

Stevo13/08/2017 10:09:51
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If that were the case, the wheel would be forced back into the piano wire and would jam against it and stop rotating; as they are now jammed, the aircraft would tip over crying

I've yet to add the braces that go between the wheel axle and the wire braces themselves, which then allows for movement up and down via the oleo, and limited movement back and forth as sprung against the piano wire. wink

Stevo13/08/2017 13:10:12
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Bucksboy - these should explain it further ! Just for reference, the Oleo bracket is screwed onto the front beech bearer, whichruns up the central anhedral part.  The rear of the piano wire brace goes into another beech bearer in the wing-that's what that 12mm steel collet presses against. All the bearers are epoxied in and ply reinforced (see previous photos)

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Edited By Stevo on 13/08/2017 13:14:13

Bucksboy13/08/2017 13:30:51
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Ah, that makes perfect sense now, the extra bracket makes all the difference. Thanks for the explanation.

Dwain Dibley.13/08/2017 23:09:48
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Very nicely done Stevo, I have the same set up on my Black Horse Gilmore, but I just assembled mine...blush, as it came out of a packet.......wink


Stevo25/08/2017 21:18:08
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Here we go Stuka fans... Horizontal stab time...

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All cut by hand wink

Bals blocks on TE are for the Robart hinges, the other two blocks are for the struts.

Now clamped up with top sheeting!

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