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  • RodneyFord's Avatar
    02-20-2017, 01:13 PM
    Got the ply plates in for mounting the incidence adjusters on. Designed and printed the incidence adjusters in ABS Poly-carbonate alloy, this stuff...
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    02-06-2017, 05:59 PM
    Stab anti rotation pin 4mm carbon tube. Got a carbon arrow for the wing anti rotation pins. I glued them in one piece to keep them square and...
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    02-02-2017, 08:59 PM
    Installed the UC formers. I developed the shapes by trial and error with the band saw and (mostly) the disc sander.
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    02-02-2017, 06:38 PM
    Got the UC mounting plate in along with carbon reinforcement. It will also have some reinforcing formers front and back. I'm going to use these...
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    02-01-2017, 08:32 PM
    Glued in the front motor mount. Front plate is for clamping and alignment and will be discarded. Wing doughnuts are glued in too. They will get...
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    01-31-2017, 12:10 PM
    Setting up the wings with more fixtures. I'm setting it up as per Brian Hebert's triangular trimming method. 0.5 degree down thrust 0.5 degrees...
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    01-27-2017, 04:50 PM
    Made an adjustable fixture to hold the stab in position. Four different measurements to get right.
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    01-27-2017, 12:37 PM
    Made a fixture to hold the fuselage in position to set up the horizontal stabiliser. This is just a false tail post with a hole for access. In the...
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    01-25-2017, 11:38 AM
    Sheeted the cores. I used epoxy and vacuum bagged them. Wings 320gm each (a bit heavy I suppose but in the ball park). Tail surfaces 55gm each.
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First career classical musician.
Current career physical effects technician in film industry. Specialist in wind machines and molding.
Life long aeromodeller, love aerobatics.
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Lower Hutt New zealand
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Aeromodelling is an obsession/ fascination

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