SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 11 Jun 2017, 11:26

...when all was grinded to shape, the hinges were the next thing to build in.
Due to the measurements I was able to point out the exact location for the slots to be cut.
This was perfect and spot on so I could fit the bottom hinge first.
This was done by 2.5 mm rivets like I always do. To pull the rivet I had drilled out the back to make sure all would be flush with the ply to fit the fuselage afterwards.

Noël
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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 11 Jun 2017, 11:36

...with the bottom hinge in place the top one had to be positioned too.
This one was marked and cut out to be glued in with 5 min epoxy mixed with Aerosil and micro balloons. This way it hardens much better out to solid and stays that way for even. Also one can grind it easy after a few more min.
Note that the moving part was also covered with 0.4 mm ply strips and cap strips.

So far so good, now we will see what happens next, with holidays to come...
Noël
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Peter Balcombe » 11 Jun 2017, 12:10

Very nice Noël,
Hopefully another model to bring to Middle Wallop in October?

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Postby Noël Rumers » 09 Aug 2017, 22:36

Hi guys,

little progress due to family things...
Anyway the work on the fuselage went a bit forward.
The front bottom part is solved. The doors need hinges now but these are not the top priority.
The turtle back is build on and now the elevator must be lined out and set under the right angle.
Note that the turtle back has a bend in the top line, other than the RF4 back and as the original Milan.
Most of the Milan fuselages are redone this way due to more head clearance.
This means that also a now canopy had to be fitted.
The canopy is the next step on the model.

More soon,

Noël
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