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Bernd Lewerenz27/10/2018 08:32:14
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20181027_090038.jpgHi, I would like to describe the construction of the comper swift by Philip Kent.

Wingspan 54"

Engine up 200Watt

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Bernd Lewerenz27/10/2018 08:35:14
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I startet by building the fuselage.Built up with 3/16 balsa or 5X5mm Balsa.20181026_182842.jpg

Bernd Lewerenz27/10/2018 08:36:43
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Wooden pack and plan from Sarik

Tom Sharp 227/10/2018 20:05:56
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One of my favourites, there is a full size one at Cosford Museum, though with the 'Popjoy' geared radial engine.

I look forward to more pictures as you progress.

Percy Verance27/10/2018 20:36:27
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There's also one in the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden. That one has the geared Pobjoy radial too.

The Dennis Bryant 1/4 scale plan shows both the Pobjoy and Gypsy variants, and either can be built from that plan.

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Romeo Whisky28/10/2018 08:47:41
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Here's a photo I took of a Comper Swift back in the early 1960s when I was ...er... much younger! I think this must have been at Sywell, but I can't be sure.Comper CLA7 Swift

Bernd Lewerenz28/10/2018 13:10:58
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Bernd Lewerenz28/10/2018 13:16:16
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Hi together,

I started building the stabilizer. Vera, my wife is cutting all stripes and rips by proxon-mashine.I"am shure, she was standing upright, when I have taken this picture.She is now working and I have to invite her for dinner.Nothing is free of course.

Bernd Lewerenz29/10/2018 09:20:14
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Bernd Lewerenz29/10/2018 09:31:40
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A baseplate, contained in woodenpack, is pined of a flat board of hard balsa.The aluminium ruler makes a straight line.

With a soft pencil I have drawn the lines for stripes and rips

Bernd Lewerenz29/10/2018 09:35:08
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Bernd Lewerenz29/10/2018 09:39:56
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Bevore i glued the the bala 5X5mm in front of the stabalizer, the balsa was in water for 2 hours.So the balsa can not break through by following the radius

Bernd Lewerenz29/10/2018 09:41:41
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Bernd Lewerenz29/10/2018 09:58:45
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after that, all rips are glued in position including a hard balsa in the middle of the stabalizer. the rips are balsastripes 2mmx5mm.I have cut them with a bigger size That makes it easier, to sand them at the same level.When all parts are dried through, I will turn around the stabalizer and make the same procedure on the opposite side.

Bernd Lewerenz29/10/2018 10:07:53
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I must stop here, because Vera has called me for lunch.It is better I go immediately.I know her.smiley

By the way.I excuse me for my bad english.I" hope, you understand, what I mean im my discription.

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Gothiquity29/10/2018 18:50:01
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Excellent work so far Bernd. I have thew same Sarik plan and kit waiting to built,, don't think mine came with the balsa core for the tail-plane though. Really looking forwards to how you tackle yours , but so far you have made a great start.

 

Always adviseable to listen to SWMBO

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Gothiquity29/10/2018 21:34:10
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big oops moment for me Bernd just checked my wood pack and the tail-plane balsa core is there. your fuselage image ha already helped me out as there one piece i could quite see where it went ,so keep up the good work, your really making good progress.

Tom Sharp 230/10/2018 01:38:49
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Posted by Bernd Lewerenz on 29/10/2018 10:07:53:

I must stop here, because Vera has called me for lunch.It is better I go immediately.I know her.smiley

By the way.I excuse me for my bad english.I" hope, you understand, what I mean im my discription.

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Bernd, your English is ganz prima.

Bernd Lewerenz30/10/2018 09:56:49
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Thanks for all kind comments.So it makes much fun, to continue my report about the comper. I am missing some important details in the plan.So it is not descripted, where the batterie should be placed, for example.So I have to use the part between my ears in headdisgusthot.

Meanwhile the glue is dried and i will continiue building the comper.

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Gothiquity30/10/2018 18:23:52
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hi Bernd

there is an indication where the battery should go marked on the plan , directly below the hatch. If it isnt on your plan let me know and i'll send you a photo of where it is marker on mine.

don't worry about using the old grey matter , that's half the fun trying to figure out where things go, no clear markings on my plan for servos, RX etc, but hey i'm sure i'll figure it out to achieve the correct COG

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