SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 13 Sep 2017, 00:25

...also the cowl for the Milan is almost ready to be made in a top and bottom half moulds.
A last time grinding will do the job before waxing all.
This is for later this week.
Noël
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2017 0030Milan fuselage construction.JPG
paint just on the bottom
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Top part looks OK to me
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The front...

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Peter Balcombe » 13 Sep 2017, 16:35

Lovely work as usual Noël.
However, I cannot get the tube video to play -asks me to sign in?

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by chris williams » 13 Sep 2017, 16:51

Could be it's set to 'private'...?

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by RobbieB » 13 Sep 2017, 20:48

Noel, if you ever find that vac machine becomes too much for you, please give me a call...............................

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 14 Sep 2017, 11:18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdfVpf1 ... e=youtu.be

It should work and it is not private...
And Robbie, nonono nevr too much for me.
Ask my wife, she would say yes.... :roll: and about most of the stuff I have... :cry:
Let me know if it works now,
Noël

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Peter Balcombe » 14 Sep 2017, 11:28

It works perfectly now Noël,
Is the vac forming equipment your own design?

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Barry_Cole » 14 Sep 2017, 11:50

It works for me, now.

Thanks goodness for Sarik Hobbies.......

Nice one Noel.

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Cliff Evans » 14 Sep 2017, 15:47

I must say, that is a very smug look on your face Noel!

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 29 Sep 2017, 23:56

Cliff, sorry about the smile...couldn't help it ;) after all the work that goes into the mould etc...
And no it is not my own design, the vacuum machine. I have seen a smaller version in a model shop once.
At that time, my 1/2 scaled Moni had a very big canopy and much bigger than the 600 mm machine in the shop. So I was able to look into this machine and redesigned it and had it made a bit bigger as a school project that I sponsored...
A local company wanted to charge me a lot of money to pull a plug for me...
Now I have my own 950x550 mm big and in height about +220 mm.

More building on the Milan now...
The rudder was build up like Cliff Charlesworth did, with a pin and a plywood tongue. One screw will hold the rudder in place, easy in transport.
And know that the real rudder could be taken off as well.
The rudder control arm is made and also the tail wheel control arm. I used epoxy plate for this. These will be glued in after covering with fabric.

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 30 Sep 2017, 00:09

...the elevator is also installed and that was not so easy.
I used Alu L-shaped profiles. After not lining up properly I glued them on first after drilling new hold and that did the trick.
When the glue was set, a smaller hole was drilled to put the screws in. Easy enough afterwards.
With the L-shaped hook on piece in place the elevator hooks where glued in with 5 min epoxy.
A ply strip was cut to hold the elevator in the right position while the hooks where glued in.
One screw will hold the elevator in place.
Noël
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