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05-27-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 104
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Posted By erans

Jim - The Master Airscrew 9x4 and the O.S. 20 are...

Jim - The Master Airscrew 9x4 and the O.S. 20 are great combination. You are correct that using modern radio gear saved fair bit of weight and was very beneficial to the flying qualities. I really...
05-26-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,043
Posted By erans

OldBill - This is fantastic, enjoy your build. In...

OldBill - This is fantastic, enjoy your build. In a hindsight, I would build using the "New Era III Revisited" plans (https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7001).

Buzzaer Bait - Apologies...
Forum: Kit Building
04-27-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Finally, COVID19 restrictions lifted enough to...

Finally, COVID19 restrictions lifted enough to allow flying at the club airfield.
I successfully performed the maiden flight of the Akromaster and it flew great, with some minor trim required. The...
Forum: Kit Building
03-31-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I finaly got the tail wheel I had to use the...

I finaly got the tail wheel I had to use the Sullivan product as the Du-Bro tail wheel was too wide.
I marked the CG on the wing and balanced the aeroplane with 25g required at the tail.
I took...
Forum: Kit Building
03-17-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

After careful read of the instructions, I cut the...

After careful read of the instructions, I cut the canopy to shape. The canopy is VERY thick and there was no way it can be cut with a knife. I ended up using a cutting wheel ("Dremel" tool) to cut...
Forum: Kit Building
03-10-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I installed the two switches, which are recessed...

I installed the two switches, which are recessed into the balsa sides all the way to the doubler. I then mounted the receiver on a small plate attached to the former and routed the second antenna to...
Forum: Kit Building
03-08-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Some progress installing components into the...

Some progress installing components into the aircraft which required mounting, such as the ignition module, Optical Kill Switch, 2x Batteries and the Receiver.
I made individual mounts utilising my...
Forum: Kit Building
03-06-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

With the engine ready, I fitted it (and the fuel...

With the engine ready, I fitted it (and the fuel tank) into the airframe, and installed "fuel dot twist lock" and a fuel filter.
I really hope that I will not need to take the engine out any time...
Forum: Kit Building
03-05-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

A. J. Clark - The control horn is a bent, one...

A. J. Clark - The control horn is a bent, one side threaded "music wire", which came with the kit and is inserted into the elevator as shown in the photo below of the plan. Very similar to the way...
Forum: Kit Building
03-04-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I added some black strips covering to the bottom...

I added some black strips covering to the bottom to assist with orientation.
Apologies for the photos quality, I had to use my phone as the camera battery was flat.
...
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Some more progress: The rudder and tail wheel...

Some more progress:
The rudder and tail wheel steering are now connected;
Main landing gear attached;
The prop has been balanced and the engine placed on my engine test stand for tuning....
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Progress has been slow recently with other items...

Progress has been slow recently with other items taking the table space in the Cave.
Below is a photo of the tail with the tape removed and a photo of a plate I made from thin plywood to protect the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I glued the vertical fin into place using a...

I glued the vertical fin into place using a highly sophisticated alignment tool (a vertical scrap stick taped in the cockpit). Using a right angle tool on the horizontal stabiliser will not work, as...
Forum: Kit Building
02-17-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Couple of items today, I covered the vertical fin...

Couple of items today, I covered the vertical fin and plumbed the fuel tank for petrol.
...
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I completed the covering of the fuselage sides...

I completed the covering of the fuselage sides and glued the horizontal stabiliser into place....
Forum: Kit Building
02-13-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I started the process of covering the fuselage. I...

I started the process of covering the fuselage. I also pre-installed tubes for the pushrods exit from the fuselage (two for elevator, one for rudder and one for steering).
...
Forum: Kit Building
02-12-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Today I covered the rudder. Few friends were...

Today I covered the rudder.
Few friends were asking me how I go about covering an item such as the rudder, so I have the steps detailed here.
I basically always start from the section that has...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Jim - Thank you for the kind comments. As to...

Jim - Thank you for the kind comments.
As to the plans, they are not a "scratch build" plans in the sense that they are missing many details such as the drawings of the ribs for the wing, elevator...
Forum: Kit Building
02-10-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Slow progress, but I did got to work on the...

Slow progress, but I did got to work on the fitting of the horizontal stabiliser and the fuselage.
I also sanded to shape and separated the rudder from the fin.
Last, I used filler on all the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I sorted the Throttle link, servo and the...

I sorted the Throttle link, servo and the ignition cable path.
...
Forum: Kit Building
02-05-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I had to cut the former hole larger to fit the...

I had to cut the former hole larger to fit the Du-Bro SS-16 fuel tank.
I made a servo mount out of some scrap lite-ply for the throttle servo and sanded the "chin".
...
Forum: Kit Building
02-04-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

When I was drilling the engine mount it was...

When I was drilling the engine mount it was obvious that I have a problem. The back mounting screws had no material underneath them (due to me milling material incorrectly when I was trying to have...
Forum: Kit Building
01-29-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

I had to address the "elephant in the room" and...

I had to address the "elephant in the room" and figure out if the DLE 20RA will fit.
Yesterday I spent few hours fitting the engine in, starting with finding out that the engine will not just drop...
Forum: Kit Building
01-28-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Minor progress, just got the horns and the hinges...

Minor progress, just got the horns and the hinges glued into the elevators
...
Forum: Kit Building
01-27-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,984
Posted By erans

Elevators are now covered. ...

Elevators are now covered.

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Cheers,
Eran
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