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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2007, 16:33:46 PM »
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Bet your glad you built that cnc machine!

Me ? Noooooooo  :lol:
And I'm still using 1 or 2 hand tools ! Ok, that hurt a lot my delicate fingers, but that remind me the good old time !  :lol:
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2007, 11:50:08 AM »
mmmm yeah i believe you!  :D  :D

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2007, 13:12:14 PM »
:mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2007, 13:12:14 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2007, 09:17:30 AM »
Hello there,
Back to the building, and this time with the elevator section.
Not a lot of pieces for the fixed part :

And we glue everything together ! The central rib id made in 3mm plywood and will received a mini servo for the elevator :


Then, the stab TE is closed with 1.5mm balsa, and the LE made as usual with 10mm balsa. A balsa block is cut for the stab ends, and will later receive the rudders. Et voila :


Tonight, rudder or elevator.. We'll see !  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2007, 09:22:48 AM »
:shock:  Damm it I wish I could build that fast. I must post some pictures of my progress on my K8. Its a very very slow build compared to yours. Or maybe its slow because I was lazy over Christmas  :D .

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2007, 09:58:12 AM »
Hey Alan,

Little by little !
I'm only working 1 or 2 hours a day on the machine. But you can do a lot in 1 hour already !
And Thanks to the Irish television who shows only rubbish stuff, I spend more time in my garage !  :wink:  :wink:

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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2007, 10:54:45 AM »
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Hey Alan,

Little by little !
I'm only working 1 or 2 hours a day on the machine. But you can do a lot in 1 hour already !
And Thanks to the Irish television who shows only rubbish stuff, I spend more time in my garage !  :wink:  :wink:

Fred


And it helps when most of the parts are precut for you  :D.

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2007, 11:36:11 AM »
am always a little worried when i visit fred that i'll be built into some glider or machine,he builds so fast!.don't put your hand down anywhere or you'll have a wing or stab built on top of it while you look away!!  :D  :D

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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2007, 12:00:09 PM »
:lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2007, 12:14:03 PM »
:lol:  :P
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2007, 08:06:35 AM »
Hi there,
Here we go again, this time with the fixed rudders. First, cut the parts. The plywood is used for the aluminium tubes brackets (not sure of that word..) :

Then, nothing really difficult. Just a puzzle to assemble :



Just to have a look at the beast, and have an idea of what the finalize project is going to look like, I've setup the elevator/rudder on the booms. we can see a close up of the rudder / aluminium tube junction. Easy and simple ! :



And a general view :



Well, so far, I'm happy, and the machine is looking really good. I even start to like it !
The glider seems to be light so far, and that's good as not a lot is left to be done (sheeting, and all the moving things (rudder, elevator , ailerons..).
Almost there !

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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2007, 12:11:46 PM »
wow! thats some fine building Fred.lookin' good.you'll love it really when it's all grown up.it might even fly! :wink:

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« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2007, 13:53:56 PM »
Thanks Joe  :D
Yep, and it's pretty light, so, I'm more and more confident for the first flight..
We'll see anyway ! But fingers crossed !
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2007, 16:23:59 PM »
Hi Fred
just to let you know that from now on I will have an eye on you in the GliderIrland Forum, too  :mrgreen:
cheers
Stephan

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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2007, 16:52:49 PM »
Hey Stephan, welcome !

Damn it, i have to stay polite and don't say bad things about Retroplane so !  :D  :P
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