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« Reply #100 on: June 04, 2017, 05:00:55 PM »

Enjoying the great builds so far. With outdoor projects completed for the time being, I'm (belatedly) ready to join in this cookup and have started on the SE5a. When I say 'started' I mean I've pinned the plan to the board and freed precisely two ribs from the excellent wood of the laser cut sheets. Really looking forward to this one!
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« Reply #101 on: June 04, 2017, 05:27:40 PM »

I need to get my finger out and get stuck into the Camel. Can you suffer from ADHD at 51??!

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« Reply #102 on: June 04, 2017, 05:45:30 PM »

Can you suffer from ADHD at 51??!

Sorry, I meant to reply to this earlier, but I got distracted!  Grin
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« Reply #103 on: June 17, 2017, 06:58:38 AM »

Wings made. Only one mistake so far (that I know about): I used the light 1/16 square strip wood for one of the lower spars, rather than the stuff from the stiffer sheet as specified in the instructions. How nice to have the choice though. Very impressed how the parts fit so exactly over the drawing and go together so well.
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« Reply #104 on: June 20, 2017, 01:49:07 AM »

Pete, looking good. I dont know why, but the Se5a always looks like a compact litte plane. I like that a lot. I am sure this one will be a heck of a flyer!
Keep the news coming...

I did some work on the cockpit panel. Since I have a pilot for the moth, I did not want a printed instrument panel in this plane.
The 3D instruments are not scale, not even the layout of the instruments. But in my oppinion, this kind of cockpit panel fits better in my planes.

Roman
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« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2017, 04:29:42 AM »

Everyone's models are looking far more advanced than mine...! I have looked at the plan, honest!

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« Reply #106 on: June 21, 2017, 03:00:04 AM »

Dan, thats a start, start slow and increase the pace Grin
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« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2017, 04:07:38 AM »

Tee Hee! I have got the tail surfaces together inbetween Cub bits!

Cheers,

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« Reply #108 on: June 22, 2017, 12:52:49 AM »

Great Dan, now we want to see pictures Grin
Good to have an other plane on the way.
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« Reply #109 on: June 25, 2017, 11:40:03 AM »

SE5 tail parts done- all very easy. Have also made the jigs for aligning the wings. I'm looking forward to using these.

On to the fuselage now...
I agree with you, Roman- there is something about the compactness of an SE5A which is very pleasing to the eye.      

(Loving the Tiger Moth cockpits by the way!)                                                                                                                                                                       
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« Reply #110 on: July 17, 2017, 02:53:41 PM »

Time is running fast.... My Tiger Moth is not finished yet, but it looks like an airplane. There are some details that have to be done, but the first flight tests are near...
The wing has started to warp a bit, I have to try to remove it but it is a bit more complicated with two wings....

Any news on the other projects?

Roman
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« Reply #111 on: July 18, 2017, 03:34:38 AM »

Roman, that's lovely! I will get going on the Camel soon...Promise!

Dan.
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« Reply #112 on: July 18, 2017, 07:20:39 AM »

Roman, I'm wowed!  I love these kits... and the justice being done to the spirit of them.   Smiley

The kid got the Jodel for his birthday, and is keen to get cracking when he's at home with me for the second half of his summer hols.

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« Reply #113 on: July 18, 2017, 05:09:34 PM »

The Jodel I purchased at Barkston in May is ready for covering, the wings and tail were built in Fiji and the fuselage completed at home. It was a nice build with just a little cleaning up nibs and light sanding. One question I have is, why is leading edge a flat one not a 1/8 square that is so much easier when covering? I am sure there was some rational Andrew.
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« Reply #114 on: July 18, 2017, 05:51:01 PM »

Hi Ricky,

I thought it was simpler to construct with the locational notches and ability to be completely flat on the board.  I guess it all boils down to the trade off between the odd wrinkle and an easily constructed wing.  My thought always was that a wrinkle looks bad, but doesn't stop the model flying, whilst a bend, bow, twist or a warp will.

I have had similar conversations regarding the tissue.  It has a limited wet strength, but it doesn't shrink aggressively. Again the reduced risk of warps and twist trumps the odd wrinkle.

Less of an issue - but an issue nevertheless, was that the brief from VMC was to do everything from 1/16" sheet...

Personally I have never found this type of wing to be difficult to cover, but I cut my teeth on the old Veron stuff which was a similar construction, so perhaps I have been conditioned to it  Shocked

I guess you could put some soft 1/16" square on the leading edge between each pair of ribs and sand it back -to help with the covering?

Andrew
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