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SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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...and more...
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Noël Rumers
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...also the covering of the turtle back is started. Due to the little bend in the top line, this had to be done in two parts.
The first part is one and the second part is ready to be glued in place.
I made paper design first before cutting the 0.6 mm ply.
Noël
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Wonderful as always Noël :D

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Thanks Peter!
Here is a bit more...progress is slower than hoped for...
The rudder is sorted now and ready to cover.
I added a small wedge to have it fixed even better.

Noël
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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Also the elevator is sorted now and got the LE and tip blocks sanded to shape.
All ready to cover.
The turtle back of the fuselage is finished too.
Now the controls and cables must be build in before closing up the fuselage sides.
Noël
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The cowl is now under construction, meaning, epoxy and glass fiber work.
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And work goes on...
The cowl came easy out the mould. All was cut and grinded down to the good shape. The holes were drilled for the screws and the two halves came together as they should.
It was screwed to the top of the firewall with one screw. Perfect fit it is.
The only spinner that I found that was a bit longer than the dia, was from PAF modellbau in Germany. The diameter had to be 64 mm to scale.
The engine was screwed on to fit the cowl onto too.
The ignition cable for the G38 just pops out as well as the elbow of the exhaust which toughed the bottom of the cowl.
Also a hole was cut in the rear bottom part to have a better cooling of the cylinder/engine.
So far so good and the spinner with scaled prop has been cut out but needs some more for the proper fit.
Noël
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The canopy has been worked on as well.
The frame was made and the canopy got a rough cut to see how it would fit.
Now the frame needs the hinges and the locking system first.
Later the canopy will be glued to the frame.
BTW my friend lost the canopy of the big K8 1/2.5 scale. This was a perfect fit for it too.
The seat was cut in foam blocks and covered with brown tape. Two layers of 163gr glass fiber was put on with epoxy and one layer of 40 gr.
Cut to shape it is now screwed in so the pilot has the bottom seating ready. The back needs a ply plate that will be secured by two magnets.
And yes, a nice pilot is ready to go...
Noël
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The canopy has now the hinges fixed as well a guiding pin on the locking system.
The handle was made to the sketch and works fine.
The window will give access to lock and unlock the handle and the spring will do the rest.
On the outside also a folded handle will be installed.
Noël
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The scaled spinner is sorted as well as the non scale one with a cheaper propeller.
Scale or no scale...easy enough to put them on.
The bottom of the cowl was cut out to set the spark plug free, needs a bit more though, and the ignition cable.
Now the hinges of the doors are made and are in the process of building them on.
Noël
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