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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-23-2012, 12:59 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
Morning Has Broken lead sheet

The lead sheet version I'm using I downloaded from Wikifonia http://www.wikifonia.org/node/10063
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-22-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
placing the spring hinges and tape hinging

placing the spring hinges and tape hinging -

temporarily tape the control surface straight, and use a straight pin for the holes. Don't insert the spring hinge second leg in - remove the spring...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-22-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
spring hinges - forming

size 3 piano wire from howardindustries.com - very inexpensive.

bend easily - I used a hard surface and applied pressure to the fulcrum against another hard surface, then touched up.
...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-22-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
control horns

punch the hole for the control line in the control horn before cutting the control horn out - this will prevent the hole from slitting. - the grain direction is indicated on the plans.

temporarily...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-22-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Finishing the fiberglass

Cut the fiberglass and then sanded cut to edge, then reapplied the polycrylic to the edges.

edit - homemade sander 'popsicle' sander with the carpet tape.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-22-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Fuselage - fiberglassing 1

The first photo is to remind myself that I put about two thin coats of polycrylic everywhere - after spraying a thin solvent based acrylic. The sprayed acrylic was rough to touch, so I sanded it...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-22-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Fuselage - pre fiberglass

Aft - thin kevlar - first photo

Sanded fuselage - yellow = Titebond II
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Awesome! Great naming the song!! I'm really...

Awesome! Great naming the song!! I'm really happy you named it. (Extra credit was an official 'thanks'! :tc:)

I was learning this song and looking up a lead sheet for it - ran across a video of...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-21-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
wing bottom decor

wing bottom decor

Extra credit to whomever names the song before the flight video (a while away).
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
decorating the wing top

decorating the wing top
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-20-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Covering the wing top - concave angles

Covering the wing top with the laminate is the same as the wing bottom, except slits need to made through the free laminate to the trailing edge and leading edge at the obtuse angles where the wing...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Nice weight on the Optima 6 receiver and good...

Nice weight on the Optima 6 receiver and good photos. I'll probably use a trashy spektrum hk compatible parkflyer receiver until I build a new wing (with the correct angles) and after practicing...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-19-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Covering the wing with 1.5mil laminate

Wing bottom - convex wing panel joints.
This was my first time covering anything. Using the wasteful method.
Here's how I did it - (link to a pldaniels.com video...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-19-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Thanks, Chief! If you take any build photos,...

Thanks, Chief! If you take any build photos, post them here or please add a link to where-ever your photos are posted. I downloaded your pdf. Great byline!!:D

Thanks for the guidance on...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-11-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
wing fiberglas panel joints and epoxy the throwing blade

Previously, I used Minwax polycrylic to fiberglas the wing panel joins - I wrapped the fiberglas partly around the ribs as shown. Enclosed circles are where fiberglas was applied.

First, two thin...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-10-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Thanks. Building will slow down again some... ...

Thanks. Building will slow down again some... Yes, I now see that on the plans which show the horizontal stabilizer wood block grain perpendicular to the CF tube. I'm going to build a little more,...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-07-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
horizontal and vertical stabilizer - all square

Was going to skip the kevlar strip on the horizontal stabilizer, but realized that the kevlar strip also protects the CF tube at the control line tube hole.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-07-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Gluing the horizontal stabilizer on

Gluing the horizontal stabilizer on -
Used the magnets again to hold everything in place. Used Titebond II again.

The horizontal stabilizer was moved forward after the third photo.

Angles to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-07-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
control line tubes

Tape to protect the CF tube.

Used thin hard wall fuel line tube, probably outer diameter 3/32 inches, just over 1/16.

Used the power drill at about 30 revolutions per minute straight down using...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-05-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Vertical stabilizer

First (first two photos), I checked the fuselage aft wing section fuselage sides height and angle - the bottom of the wing should line up and be parallel to the bottom of the horizontal stabilizer,...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-05-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
tap

I used a drill bit one size smaller than the recommended drill bit size for the tap I'm using, since the tap is through wood and not metal.

I tapped the threads through the fuselage block and...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
wing retaining

I placed the front peg of the wing against the front former, marked where the hole should be, then hand drilled it starting with a thin drill bit and progressing to the proper size. So, the fuselage...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-05-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
balancing the wing

Balancing the wing left to right

I'm glad this is my practice build wing, because I've learned -
1. how to CA - with thin non-directional CF, lay the thin CF down and use a tiny needle to limit...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-05-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
leveling the elevator

the front block is the original 6mm balsa support that I did not use. I'm using it to make sure the elevator support is parallel to the CF tube fuselage.

I also tried to make sure it was level...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-05-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
A diminuative deviation...

...a minor modification. I used 10mm wide balsa for the elevator support, glued then sanded from about 7mm at the CF tube to 10mm at the elevator side.

Other than that, I don't plan on any...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-04-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
last night's dinner

and today's lunch.

shrimp, potatoes vegetables. I'll post the recipe if anyone is interested. Could substitute other for shrimp.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-04-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
tail feathers - sand too much and then some more!!

I wasn't sure what to use on the trailing edge - I used a hardwood 3mm dowel (maybe cedar?), planed and sanded. I like the trim, though. Ply would have worked. Could probably still sand some more...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-04-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
fuselage front 1 - 2 - 3

1 - sides - wait a little while - (using Titebond II)
2 - top - and wait 10 minutes
3 - front - wait until set
and then sand.

Not showing every detail of the build, such as forming the front...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Glad to answer questions and to help! It's a...

Glad to answer questions and to help! It's a great idea to review his photos before a major building step.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-04-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,060
Posted By aeroknot
Frans' web page (http://f3k.nl/) (also, email him...

Frans' web page (http://f3k.nl/) (also, email him for his plans) has very detailed and extensive step by step documentation of the Mimi build. Click on the "MiMi" link there - lots of photos...
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