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cymaz18/09/2018 21:18:01
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Pegasus Models came up trumps again...with a spinner


Spot the similarity.....


cymaz19/09/2018 05:53:06
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To fix the wheel pants to the legs , I might give this method a go. Seems very robust.

Bob Cotsford19/09/2018 12:39:38
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I've used 1/8" ply bonded inside both sides of the spat with a couple of layers of 15gm glass over the top and servo screws through the leg a few times and it is a resilient way to hold the spats on. I find it best to feather the edges of the ply so everything blends in otherwise the spat just cracks around the ply plate. I usually drill both sides, the outside hole sized to match the head of the allen screw used for the axle. The wheel spacers are then sized to leave the screw head flush with the outside of the spat just for an extra bit of support.

cymaz19/09/2018 17:11:53
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Cheers Bob , I going to see if I can work on them tonight.

cymaz21/09/2018 18:20:59
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For Bob et al....

Each side of the pant was blocked and a blind nut inserted...


Then after a bit of fiddling and cussing a bolt was threaded through with washers and nuts either side to centrally hold the wheel in the pant...


Last job to to is drill some pilot holes on the inside of each leg through to the wood block to stop the pant rotation. I think she is looking a bit racey. Wooden blocks have been glued and angle braces added on the bottom of the firewall as cowl fixing points. That’s all folks!

cymaz06/10/2018 07:24:58
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Shocking weather today.....will cover the wings with Solartex ready for paint and attach the ailerons.

cymaz06/10/2018 22:38:40
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So we plod on regardless.....

Wings covered ( will need an iron again), ailerons glued in and horns etc fitted. Now do the CG and finding if everything will be ok...


Using **this** to get the CG. It is good and is not ever far from the mark, you can change the static margin to alter the point. 8 sq ft of wing, plane is 13 lbs. WCL is 9.3 so bang on for a sport aerobatic.

 No lead needed, just the Rx battery half way down the fuselage. A new hatch needs to be cut on the underside.

Edited By cymaz on 06/10/2018 22:40:02

cymaz15/10/2018 06:32:10
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Most of Sunday to do this..Why does it take so long! This weekend looks stunning weather so if I crack on this week it might have its maiden flight then. If that goes well ( I land it in one piece) , I will get it ready for paint.


The Solartex needs another iron and the cockpit edges tidying up. Them I will run the heat gun over it.

Nigel R15/10/2018 09:01:51
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Very nice cymaz.

Spat fitting technique is neat.

Any ideas on colour scheme yet?

cymaz15/10/2018 17:14:16
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I will get the white Solarlac basecoat down first. I only have a good supply of orange left. So that’s what it will be. I had in mind orange cowl, scalloped orange on the top wing with a plain LE lower. The root of the wing might sweep back into the fuselage sides then taper to the tail. I have to be very careful what scheme I choose as, of course, Solarlac is now hard to find stocked.

cymaz17/10/2018 18:58:31
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Fuselage all fitted out and ready to fit the engine in. Once that is done I will try to see if the engine starts and do a shake down run in the garden. If that’s good then it might be maiden Sunday.....


And YES.....I am using the kitchen table. AND HAVE BEEN ALL WEEK yes laugh. I have permission!!

Edited By cymaz on 17/10/2018 19:00:06

cymaz18/10/2018 21:14:20
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No maiden this weekend ....engine problemsangry

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