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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 00:45
by Noël Rumers
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

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 00:59
by Noël Rumers
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

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 00:48
by Noël Rumers
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

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 00:55
by Noël Rumers
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

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 14:28
by Noël Rumers
...the doors are now installed too.
Home made hinges are with alu rivets installed on the doors and screwed in place into the wheel bay of the fuselage.
The problem with the hinges is that they stick out a bit to allow the door to turn away and give more clearance to the wheel going out or in.
Need to work on the closing spring now.

Noël

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 21:54
by chris williams
Wow, look forward to seeing that at Middle Wallop, Noel... ;)

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 04 Jan 2018, 11:56
by Noël Rumers
Hi,
All the best with a lot of nice soaring to everyone who loves to do so!!!
Haven't been doing nothing...
I am now building the second Milan fuselage to the same finish as the first one.
Here the engine was also the difficult part.
An old but not much used Tartan 44 cc I bought some years ago, onboard starter fitted,
at the time, and now the fitting to the fuselage.
The cowl was to fit the engine without parts popping out.
And yes it did fit nicely.
Enough talking...
Pictures...
And yes Chris, MW this year is on my list!!!
Noël

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 04 Jan 2018, 12:04
by Noël Rumers
...I had the original spinner for the engine.
This sits on the hub outer.
The new spinner being only 64 mm dia was a problem to fit.
Hole to big to center well and the supporting dia for the prop tooo small.
So a new back plate was turned and fitted.
The exhaust was more easy... ;)

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 04 Jan 2018, 12:06
by Noël Rumers
...See more on the exhaust...

Re: SFS 31 Milan

Posted: 04 Jan 2018, 12:12
by Noël Rumers
...and more...
I did reinforce the exhaust flange due to previous experiences...
Noël