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The French Corner / Re: B 29 pss
« on: November 24, 2021, 13:13:25 PM »
WOW that looks amazing

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Slope Soaring / Re: Killakee Tomorrow Tue 17th evening
« on: August 18, 2021, 08:30:14 AM »
I got there around 5:30 but visibility was terrible, gave it 40min and then bailed.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Killakee Tomorrow Tue 17th evening
« on: August 17, 2021, 16:15:08 PM »
I'll make the trip

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: July 21, 2021, 11:01:08 AM »
I've got Mt Leinster for the 28/29 in the calendar, see you then

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: July 20, 2021, 21:46:50 PM »
I actually got it from a neighbour who was have exterior insulation installed. It was 300mm closed cell styrofoam and was stronger than others I tried. for example, it resisted me poking my finger at it where other foams seemed to compress and collapse. I don't know if it's the best stuff to use, but it was free and worked well for me.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: July 16, 2021, 14:52:07 PM »
Yea it flew and I got it back in one piece, but it was flying a bit arse down. I checked the incidence the next day and all was good so I reached out to the designer and he said to just bring the CG forward a bit, on the plans, he gives an 8mm range for CG and I had taken the middle of that. That's hopefully going to sort it out and I'm ready for take two now. The only problem is waiting for a westerly

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: July 13, 2021, 17:24:51 PM »
Great, see you there tomorrow afternoon/ evening

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: July 12, 2021, 14:17:09 PM »
I am still waiting to get this in the air, but the wind at the weekends has not been from the right direction. If anyone is heading up to Killakee (or other location) at any stage please let me know, as I would appreciate a lookover and moral support when trying to fly it.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: March 29, 2021, 14:30:58 PM »
 :-X It seems I have made a poor choice in wing covering colour. Anyway, if we get some sun it might iron out the defects in my covering.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: March 27, 2021, 13:39:53 PM »
Got the wings covered in black, not the greatest of finishes, but functionally fine. Bonded in the horizontal stabilizer, balanced the wings, port was heavier than starboard.

Did center of gravity, although measure for cog is 60 to 68 from LE, I took it at 64. Also made the suggested changes to my ghetto pushrod, thanks Bill.

All I need now is some fair winds and hopefully my leg is ready for some cross field trecking for the recovery. :-X

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: March 24, 2021, 17:51:40 PM »
Keep the distance between the end of the wood and the Z bend as short as possible, or you could get flex in that steel rod

@billscottni , good advice, thanks

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: March 24, 2021, 10:34:51 AM »
 ;D preparing for a crash already. I really hope I can keep this intact for at least a couple of flights.

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Misc / Re: Epoxy Laminating Resin.
« on: March 24, 2021, 07:44:47 AM »
Morning, I'm not familiar with 1018 but usually it's not a good idea to use expired resin. A few different things might happen with it,   Sometimes you can get little balls of hard resin and crystals developing,  sometimes it will look clear and normal but after you apply it then it always has a tacky surface even when cured.  And sometimes it could cure great for about 95% of the area but one patch would stay wet like it never mixed with the hardener. You could get lucky and it turns out ok.  If it's for structural work then don't touch it. If it's just for cosmetic things then do a test patch and see how it performs.   I personally would throw it in the bin!!!

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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« on: March 23, 2021, 12:45:36 PM »
That primer just revealed how uneven the glass shell alone was, I had to acetone it all off and got some west 407 on followed by lots of sanding. I had red and black spray cans from when I added some colour to my weasel, these went on well.

I did the electronics and fixed the mpx wing connectors into place, so now the wings slot on nicely and the servos are connected. I made a pretty rough pushrod with balsa, piano wire, thread and glue, works great. I got it all programmed and even added braking and elevator mix.

Next is to cover the wings and horizontal stabilizer. Last is to bond in the horizontal stabilizer, I wanted to make this removable, maybe in my next build attempt or when I make a new horizontal stabilizer.

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Slope Soaring / Re: Slope soaring diorama
« on: February 26, 2021, 12:53:15 PM »
Looks great Fred. How did you do the characters and gliders, did you use an SLA printer?

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