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Geoff Gardiner28/10/2018 22:04:38
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Bit more done - tailplane and elevators:

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Geoff Gardiner06/11/2018 21:49:37
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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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Geoff Gardiner11/11/2018 18:38:20
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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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dan h11/11/2018 18:58:36
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hi geoff im following with great interest!

looking very good so far.

i hope to build one of thee one day when i have a few more builds under my belt.

Dan

Geoff Gardiner11/11/2018 19:46:11
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Thanks Dan.

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

Broken Prop11/11/2018 21:31:51
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That is coming on nicely Geoff. Looking forward to seeing it in the air!

Pete

Martian14/11/2018 12:27:54
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Lovely neat work and excellent progress Geoff

Geoff Gardiner18/11/2018 16:39:41
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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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Geoff Gardiner26/11/2018 21:20:37
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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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Martian27/11/2018 13:17:35
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Excellent as always Geoff . by the way which printer did you use ?

Geoff Gardiner27/11/2018 19:59:05
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Thanks Martian.

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

Martian27/11/2018 20:55:17
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That's really good results from the Anet 8

Geoff Gardiner28/11/2018 21:41:43
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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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Geoff Gardiner03/12/2018 23:24:37
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I have swapped the retracts for metal trunnion ones - they feel a bit more solid than the others.

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Charles Galloway07/12/2018 11:57:48
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Looks good. Where did you get the oleos from?

Geoff Gardiner07/12/2018 12:45:00
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Hi Charles.

The Oleos came from Hobbyking. These ones I think.

Charles Galloway07/12/2018 16:44:44
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Thanks for that, Geoff. Are you using a smaller wheel? the plan says 3.25" and the oleo spec says max of 2.75".

This is the next model on my 'to do' list. Just finishing off a Veron tomtit and a Brian Taylor Cessna 120.

Charles.

Geoff Gardiner07/12/2018 17:16:30
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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.

Geoff Gardiner07/12/2018 23:53:41
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Sorting out the wheel wells before skinning the bottom of the wing.

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Geoff Gardiner09/12/2018 20:38:34
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Ailerons and flaps done:

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