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Slope Soaring / Re: Build attempt / learning process
« Last post by AndyB on Today at 12:32:20 »
I was planning to use it for covering the wings in light glass and get a smooth finish. But in the interests of seeing if my wing design will hold up, I think I will plough ahead with covering it with some easycoat I have spare (horrible green that cheap and was never used).
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Slope Soaring / Re: Build Log
« Last post by Fred on January 24, 2021, 16:59:44 PM »
Hi Andy,

Lindinger have some (from R&G) about 10€ a sqm.
If you need smaller sheets, Amazon and all that. I only know shops in France really but depending of the usage, PVC sheets will do the same.
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Aerotow / Re: Petrol ignition setup
« Last post by rogallo on January 24, 2021, 09:54:48 AM »
2nd battery for sure, or you will get interference in the rx from the ignition.

Give me a buzz if you want.

R
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Aerotow / Petrol ignition setup
« Last post by Kevin O'Donoghue on January 23, 2021, 21:12:20 PM »
Guys, I picked up a Seagull Decathalon before Christmas. I will fit a 20cc petrol engine and have some questions about the ignition system. I have a 2650 mah 2s lipo for the Rx. Ordinary servos (not HV) so I have a Jeti regulator to go between to drop the voltage.

Should I fit a second battery for the ignition? Or would I fit a BEC to feed the ignition? I’m thinking my Rx battery is likely too small for both and two separate batteries might be best?

What about a kill switch for the ignition as a safety feature?

I know a lot of this is preference and 20cc is still relatively small, but interested in peoples experience.

Thanks. Kevin
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Sports / Re: E-whisky from CD-Design
« Last post by Fred on January 23, 2021, 12:22:04 PM »
Now, the fun and time consuming part!
The finishing!
I was going to go all white with a bunch of stickers, but looks like we entered a small competition with the designer!
He went for a French Broussard scheme (Feck! I liked that one!! :'( ), so I went P-51 Mustang then :)
Hommage to the Tuskegee Airmen it is!

Brushed silver covering and red tail. Early scheme for a p-51B named “Kitten”  :)
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Sports / Re: E-whisky from CD-Design
« Last post by Fred on January 23, 2021, 12:16:51 PM »
So next, fuselage, where the work is really!
Had to use my brain for some bits as the parts I have, plan and instructions gave different directions. And for once, I tried to be good and actually follow the instructions  ::) ::)

Anyway, with these photos, this should clear up things. Easy to build anyway, but I found a bit overkill.
Only modification is that I use a piano wire landing gear to stick to the original design. Mind you, the landing gear with the kit is great quality!

Enjoy the self explanatory photos
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3D printers and 3D printing / Re: Pilot harnesses
« Last post by Fred on January 23, 2021, 12:10:27 PM »
 :D Thanks Gerry!

Actually, I have white sets, in 1/3 and 1/4 scale that I will never use they were for testing so they need to be freed up from their print and painted.
For the forum members, 5€ should cover envelopes and postage. Mind you, for the 1/4 scale, I have the proper fabric, not 1/3.

If interested, I can take photos and check how many of each I have.
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Slope Soaring / Re: New models
« Last post by andrew wallace on January 20, 2021, 21:05:00 PM »
No new models for me this year
I need a new shed as my floor and roof are leaking and it's damp
Shed is 23' X 10'
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Slope Soaring / Re: New models
« Last post by gerryb on January 18, 2021, 21:04:26 PM »
Hi ‘Frank’, hope all is well with you.
Yes indeed, his name is Frank. I can only assemble the Moswey outdoors. The shed is 5m x 3m and is still 2m too small in every direction!! Just finished glassing the fuse this evening. Hopefully it will be ok when it’s fully dry.
Talk soon Frank, stay safe,
Regards, Frank
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Slope Soaring / Re: Build Log
« Last post by AndyB on January 18, 2021, 09:33:45 AM »
Those videos are great, thanks.

I finally got my spars from the slow boat and have the right wing sheeted and left one nearly complete, pics coming soon.

I am struggling to get my hands on mylar sheets, can anyone point me to a supplier or an alternative to mylar?
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