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SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 04 Oct 2016, 22:42

...The elevator is finished for 95% now.
Hinges installed with a long 2 mm wire where a special brass nut was soldered to.
This way easy pulling out is possible.
The cowl is now under construction too.
All was grinded till for me the shape was OK. The glass fibers lay-up with epoxy is done.
Adding filler is on hand now as well as more grinding...more filler and grinding...etc. :roll:
Noël
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Elliot Howells » 30 Nov 2016, 21:20

Noel,

you truly are an inspiration! keep those pictures coming, I had to post because it looks like no-one is interested otherwise and I'm sure there are lots of 'silent' viewers like me really enjoying your build and engineering skills!

Ell.

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 04 Dec 2016, 12:57

Hi Elliot,

Thanks for your kind words!!!
Indeed I see the counter from the viewers too.
Since MW last October I had no time for the hobby.
It was good to learn that a lot of the pilots over there had been following the building of the SF27 B M.
So posting info on the SS site is never wasted...
I will post more but three family affairs and garden work kept me from doing much on the Milan till now.
This will change next week I hope, if Murphy lets me, he had a hand in it too...

Till later and just a few more days...fingers crossed!!

Noël

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby RobbieB » 04 Dec 2016, 20:55

Yes Noel, we are watching with a lot of envy..............

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 07 Dec 2016, 22:28

Hi Robbie,
thanks but don't, it's a lot of work in the end, probably I like it... ;)
I made some progress on the grinding of the cowl.
The problem is: " The master is watching..." and I am struggling...
In the end this will look close but still a long way to go.
It is not the easiest cowl to make, and different from the RF4 one.
From now on normally I will go forward again.
Noël

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 11 Jun 2017, 09:01

Hi All,
After a long time not building much and posting anything, due to family matters and more,
I am now back at last back with some good news:
" I finally move on with the Milan!!!"
Over the last few months some building had been carried out but the progress was so slow that I didn't want to post.
Sorry about the long waiting... and Murphy, yes, if you can get hold of him... :( he also had a hand in it...

Well, due to the need of the elevator and rudder, to fit the fuselage before moving forward with the construction of the fuselage,
I decided to build these first. The elevator was finished before, and over the last few months I finished the rudder now.
Enclosed the pictures...
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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 11 Jun 2017, 09:16

...the hinges were made as I always do, a 2 mm dia welding wire with a soldered on brass inside threaded rod end with alu hinge points and nylon hinges.
This way the wire can be pulled out to have take the moving part off.
The rest of the buildup is simple and a gap was left into the guiding tube to take the bearings. All was measured before so I could point out the exact location afterwards.
I did glue in a few scrap balsa blocks to hold the hinges...
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 11 Jun 2017, 09:30

... with a two year old girl, Flora, my niece daughter, as a very good assistent, and if she can, why wouldn't we,
the work moved on much faster ;)
The guiding pin, was made and installed so the sheeting could be prepared...
Noël
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby RobbieB » 11 Jun 2017, 10:28

Just wait until you have twin four year olds 'helping'.

Nice to see you back Noel.

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 11 Jun 2017, 11:18

Hi Robbie and thanks,

Yes that would indeed be a challenge!!!
A little too young but, young learned old done, we say...

To put the sheeting on, again the foam guiding blocks were cut to prevent the rudder from twisting while the sheeting goes on.
This was again done by contact glue, and works for me best.
After the sheeting was cut, first a kind of shear web went in. Both sides were sheeted and the leading edge went on too together with the top scrap block as well as the cap strips, cut from scrap .4 ply. The sheeting was also don in 0.4 mm ply.
The first fit on the fuselage was perfect, so I am happy!!

Noël
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