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Stuart Quinn-Harvie 103/05/2019 16:26:54
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Well done for getting this far with a flooded house. All looking good so far. Will the hinges be available to purchase or the files to download? ( for a fee of course )

Tim C03/05/2019 16:44:36
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I will post up a link to download the STL files for the parts I use, so far it’s the end rib and flap hinge.

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Tim C03/05/2019 16:54:39
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Link to the Rib and Flap STL files

One Drive link to STL's

Tim C11/05/2019 09:49:36
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As I am awaiting the glue to dry on my Li’l cub slats, I came across this old article on slats in RC models.

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Peter Miller11/05/2019 10:54:41
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Based on how mine flies I must have got it right. I did know about the equal openings not being correct.

Tim C14/05/2019 15:37:52
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While progress on the airframe continues, I have been fiddling (and learning3D design).

This is my cartoon attempt at a 3D printed dummy motor for the Cub. It not printed as a single part but a kit of bits glued together. The crankcase is a snug  fit over the motor X mount, and I will sort out a rear mounting tab in due course.

I have still the cooling ducts and inlet and exhaust pipes to do, but they will wait until I got it mounted up on the firewall so I get a better idea of proportions and sizes, test prints of the various parts look promising.3d motor.jpg

 

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Steven Shaw14/05/2019 16:39:48
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Tim - are you building your version to the plans at just under 1:6 scale? And are you going to make all your 3D parts available to us? I am getting ready to build one also and am following your progress. I have been following the pictures on your album, very nice work so far.

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McG 696914/05/2019 18:03:50
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... splendid work all over, Tim. yes

Cheers

Chris

Tim C14/05/2019 18:23:20
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I have posted up a link in an earlier post to a one drive share with the STL files so far, i will add the motor files in due course.

They are to fit the standard version of the plan.

if anyone wants the 123D files to mod the parts I can make these available

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 117/05/2019 09:28:40
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Thanks for the link, Tim

Tim C17/05/2019 10:24:55
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If anyone using the 3D printed rib profile, this is not quite as on the plan, I made the top spar vertical so I could add webbing, and the TE is 1/8 rather than 1/4 , the plastic part makes an excellent template to cut the other ribs.rib revision.jpg

Tim C17/05/2019 10:25:45
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Tim C20/05/2019 11:40:12
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As the crankcase came of the printer

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After rubbing down, 2 coats of Halfords auto primer and 2 coats of dulux airbrushed on, will finish with coat of lacquer. Cylinders just temp awaiting finishing, just stuck on with double sided tape for the moment.

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Peter Miller20/05/2019 11:51:33
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That looks very good!

Tim C23/05/2019 11:25:35
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A bit more done on the dummy motor, faked carbon effect on the cooling vent, LH one awaiting finishingcarbon vent.jpg

Peter Miller23/05/2019 12:09:34
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Very nice indeed

Tim C05/06/2019 17:16:15
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Dummy motor nearing completion, trial fitting and some final finishing to do. Tad under 2 oz, a total of 33 separate parts, will fix on with 2 self tappers.

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Peter Miller05/06/2019 18:15:12
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That is really nice.Well done

Martian06/06/2019 15:58:50
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cracking job I love the air filter

Steven Shaw06/06/2019 17:52:37
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It looks like you're planing on inserting the battery from the rear of the cabin. I'm just getting ready to cut my formers out, but I think I will start on the wing instead until I see what you end up with.

Also are you going to add the motor 3D files to your link? It looks like something that I would like to put onto the front of my Li'L Cub.

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