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tony oneill 110/04/2019 11:57:59
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Found out where i went a bit wrong with the centre of the wing. Back at the start of the build in the main thread there is a discussion about the centre line of the wing. I forgot about that! The dotted lines on the drawing are not the centre line its where the drawing stops. Its about 1.5cm past the dotted line.

Now i have figured that out i should be able to complet the wing.

Ramblin gruntfuttock10/04/2019 12:06:47
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Hi Tony

Ive not started the wings yet and as you know working blind most of the time but didnt Todd Lindsey say something in the general thread, to the effect that the distance between one of the spars near to the fuselage should be less than the others. I was assuming that would pull the wing length in to the centre line. I was planning on using that info when i got there.

Did you do Todd's measurement and still 15mm past centre line or followed plan and moved line 15mm.

Or possibly im miles out with all this theory

Cheers

Jim

Ramblin gruntfuttock10/04/2019 12:17:12
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Apologies Lindsay just noticed my mistake with your name

Ramblin gruntfuttock10/04/2019 12:21:30
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Copy of Lyndsay's post

Gents image below is from the original plan sent into the mag, I have identified the centre line and position of first two ribs out, hope this helps clarify any irregularities found. Lindsren.jpg

tony oneill 110/04/2019 18:38:36
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Hi jim, the drawing above is the correct positioning of the centre line. I measured my wing and the centre is 40mm from the last rib almost perfect with the drawing.so using lyndsay's picture will position everything correctly. Mine is not as bad as i though, it will fit and look ok.i took the line nearest the rib as the centre and as such cut the stringers short. So i added a bit in and may add some more to beef it up a bit, but it seems strong and the sheeting will help.

Tony

tony oneill 111/04/2019 08:57:01
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I covered both parts of rhe tail before i fixed them on, carefully removing the film. It fitted well and was strongly fixed. When i added the blocks at the sides i used a spacer to create a gap for the fin( pic to follow)

tail fixed.jpg

tony oneill 115/04/2019 11:16:15
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Finished the tail fitting, the picture shows the fin fitted with block either side. I didnt have a suitable sized block so i laminated some 6 mm balsa to make 2, one for either side. I fitred a fin spacer then trimmed the blocks roughly to shape before glueing them in place. I removed the spacer at this point. When dry i shaped them and installed the fin. It went in great and is firmly attached. I also added another hinge below rhe elevator line.

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Matt Storey 117/04/2019 15:05:10
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Looking really good, Tony. Did you get your issue with the wing resolved?

tony oneill 117/04/2019 16:09:00
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thanks matt, yes on closer inspection I had cut the main longerons a bit short. so when I fitted the plywood parts I built up the missing parts and filled in the gaps. it seems to be quite strong and is fitting on the plane properly. I have started to sheet the wings so ill post up a picture or two of that.

regards

tony

tony oneill 122/04/2019 20:59:11
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wing2.jpgFinally got a start on the wing sheeting. Followed the instructions about the washout block and it seems to have worked. I decided not to do the curved pieces so just finished the sheeting square. Need to sand it all down now.wing1.jpg

tony oneill 127/04/2019 20:05:17
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tail connections.jpgservos.jpgfuse after.jpgGot a bit more done on the fuselage, almost finished with this part. Installed the control gear and servos and then finished covering it. Only the motor and landing gear to go then finish the wings.fuse before.jpg

tony oneill 101/05/2019 08:47:07
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wing fit2.jpgwing fit.jpgCouple of picturea of the wing fit. Still to add the trailing edge and ailerons and cover. The motor is also fitted.motor.jpg

Matt Storey 101/05/2019 20:14:13
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Looking great!

Ripmax Quantum 40? If so, I’m using exactly the same with a 4S lipo.

tony oneill 102/05/2019 08:37:52
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yes its the ripmax, 4s lipo with a 12 x 9 prop i think. the mount is solid so a test this weekend i think.

Matt Storey 102/05/2019 12:09:55
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I've decided on an APC 13x7. Just completed my power up test and balanced.

Will be checked the control deflections later and then its 'wait for a calm day'! Hope to get up this weekend for the maiden.

tony oneill 102/05/2019 15:24:09
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hope all goes well matt

tony oneill 107/05/2019 12:25:53
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wing bottom.jpgGot a bit more done on the wings. Just the ailerons to fit and the wheels and that should be the finish. I will probably paint a stripe on the top of the wing for orientation.wing top.jpg

Matt Storey 107/05/2019 13:47:23
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Looking really good, Tony. Not long until you get up now?!

Have you worked out your ESC and battery placement? I ended up placing the ESC behind the engine firewall with a cooling hole opened up for it. The battery was immediately behind and it gave me perfect balance - no weights needed.

tony oneill 107/05/2019 14:11:58
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Thanks matt. At the moment the esc is below the motor but not fixed. This week should see it finished then i can set that up properly. Behind the fire wall sounds good. I have a 14.4v battery around 4000ma so its a good weight. No added weight is my target to im hoping for the same.

tony oneill 111/05/2019 18:41:39
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Finished at last. There is a fly in at my club tomorrow i think i will get a more experienced flyer to take it up first. Has to add about 20grams to the tail as everything inside is as far back as i could go. May have to rethink this though. Added a stripe on top of the wing since this picture. Used a lemon stabilizer plus receiver which is working well. Plenty of power and the motor mount is solid. Good to go i think!finished.jpg

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