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dirk tinck17/09/2018 15:15:35
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dirk tinck17/09/2018 15:37:38
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Hi all,after finishing the pss hurricane mass build it was planned to go on with the magister project.It started as a PSS model and flown now succesfully for two years.

Due to the fact that we don't have slopes in our region i feel de need to make a second one with a EDF.

The first fuselage came out of my own moulds but i have to modify it in the exhaust area (to small).

I'm working on the moulds now for the wings and tail , those were balsa covered foam and glass on the pss version.

I will post regularly and any tips , comments or advise are most welcome !

Best regards from Belgium , Dirk

Andy Meade17/09/2018 15:51:27
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That's a handsome launcher you have there cool

dirk tinck17/09/2018 15:54:45
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The best !!wink

McG 696918/09/2018 09:45:13
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Hi Dirk,

The best launcher... and a superb Fouga in Red Devils outfit.

Being a teenager, I used to have a cousin being instructor with the CM170 and I was massively lucky to be able to enjoy a short maiden flight with the trainer in Beauvechain (IIRC?).

I will be following your build with great attention, of course. Do you know that MT-5 had been fully restored and is back in the Belgian sky since 2017?

So, there are at least two Belgians members to this forum. I'm living in Zaventem, where are you from?

Cheers

Chris

dirk tinck18/09/2018 21:07:59
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Hi Chris,i'm from Sint Niklaas.I know about MT5,even saw it do a couple of circuits over my house.Have also pics of the model with it's pilot Maj.Paul Rorive. BEST REGARDS
dirk tinck20/09/2018 23:02:39
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20180917_210608.jpg20180914_225953.jpgSo, as promised,the first real building post

If you want to mould the wings and tail ,you need plugs.I cutted the foam cores for the tail in two halves due to the big difference in root-lenght , then covered with 2mm balsa.The moving parts will be cut later.

In fact , i only going to make one ruddervator ?? mould because left and right are identical20180914_225918.jpg

dirk tinck20/09/2018 23:11:01
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20180918_222632.jpg20180918_221709.jpgNext are the wings,these are too big to cut in one peace.I used UHU por to glue the aluminium ribs to the foam,because i don't like nails to hold them.

To be honest ,i ruined some foam on this job !! You have to find a compromise between wire tension , voltage , cutting speed ,and get the set-up right for the gravity foam cutter(difference in root lenght )20180917_230323.jpg

dirk tinck20/09/2018 23:14:37
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In the outer part of the wings, i need 2deg. of washout ,calculated over the tip root gives me 7mm20180918_222632.jpg

dirk tinck20/09/2018 23:17:34
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20180920_224520_001.jpg20180920_224506.jpg20180920_224442.jpgIn the end i had some nice results !20180918_224614.jpg

onetenor21/09/2018 04:25:25
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Looking good Dirk Bienvenue Willkommen.

Phil Cooke21/09/2018 06:43:07
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Lovely looking cores there Dirk!

dirk tinck21/09/2018 08:33:31
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Thanks onetenor and Phil !This forum realy Gets me going !I enjoy building even more now!
McG 696921/09/2018 09:47:15
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I've already subscribed, Dirk.

It surely boosts up motivation when receiving some visits and comments. Well, it does to me while building the Vicomte. So keep up your build thread, please. yes

I can't remember where, but a saw a picture of a Belgian quite large fiber glass Fouga.

The wing center section seemed to be part of the fuselage with separate wing halves at each end. IIRC the builder was a Flemish guy. I could be wrong, but does the name Vrancken rings a bell? question

Cheers

Chris

pete taylor21/09/2018 09:56:10
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What a gorgeous looking model!

dirk tinck21/09/2018 10:25:42
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Hi Chris,the model must be the Aviation design-one ore a copy,i've seen them, not the best quality.Don't remember and Vrancken guy...cheers
Mark Kettle 121/09/2018 23:06:19
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Its looking good Dirk, I've signed up not to miss this build. Dirk is the wing section like a - NACA 64-215 ?

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dirk tinck21/09/2018 23:22:58
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Hi mark,missed you at the fly-in ?

Your absolutely right about the airfoil ! It is the closest to the real fouga and close to other jets i've owned.

I got my data from the PROFILI program,easy to use if your not a computer wizzard like me !

The tail section is NACA 009

Best regards Mark !!

Mark Kettle 121/09/2018 23:25:17
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yes

Mark Kettle 122/09/2018 09:06:24
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Sorry I could't make it, did you save me a piece of cake Dirk?

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