Aeroplane rebuild

  1. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    norsa old school painter

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    Spinner and rudder in the requested RAL. Wingtips and flaps in epoxy ready for flatting and red tomorrow IMG_20200929_130344.jpg Then
    Onto the next project

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  4. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    9cly 130hp radial
     
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    Think he might have been refering to fences and other airflow mods to the wings to improve control close to the stall.
     
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  6. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Sorry didn't get that far with the project. He got bored quickly, moving to the next fad. The 48’ Cessna in the back ground ‘should’ be a flier now. Thought its alloy wings were only available in the states (is an import “N’ reg) Im not sure the LAA would let it fly. However fitting a 7cly radial would let it under CAA e-class A8-10 regs.
     
  7. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    I’m looking at converting a mates RANS s6 to tail dragger at the mo, and trying to talk him into going to a rotax 4 stroke instead of the 2 stroke that’s in now
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    Final bits. Flapperons
     
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    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Shiny :D

    Will we se the finished job?
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    Oh yes. Our facility has a hangar and landing strip so it's being re assembled on site
     
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    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Is gd taking hou for a flight?
     
  12. KemppiFrog Member

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    The comment about substandard tubing reminded me of a piece in the Experimental Aircraft Association' magazine.
    Bloke writes in and tells how he happened to have a Packard Merlin in his barn (as one does..) and had always thought of making a plane, so he did...
    Decided on a Fokker DR1 Triplane, but, since he had plenty of power, he built it three times scale! Not concerned about regulation or the FAA, as he was in the Mid West, so he used whatever was available, like scaffold tube for the frame and lumber for the wing structures. Having finished it, he was giving the engine some test runs, when it jumped the log he had chocked it with and he found he was flying. Did a quick circuit and put her down again. Since then, he had flown her several times, so decided to tell all, though careful to mail from an address far from his.
    Clearly they wern't going to believe him without some proof, so he enclose a photo. Him, leaning up against the lower wing of this ginormous 'thing'.
    The Red Baron would have loved it.

    Sorry for the Fred Drift, but worth sharing. Think I saw it in '73?
     
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