SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 24 Oct 2017, 00:48

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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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 24 Oct 2017, 00:55

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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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 17 Nov 2017, 14:28

...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.

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by chris williams » 17 Nov 2017, 21:54

Wow, look forward to seeing that at Middle Wallop, Noel... ;)

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 04 Jan 2018, 11:56

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
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 04 Jan 2018, 12:04

...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... ;)
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 04 Jan 2018, 12:06

...See more on the exhaust...
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by Noël Rumers » 04 Jan 2018, 12:12

...and more...
I did reinforce the exhaust flange due to previous experiences...
Noël
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by john greenfield » 05 Jan 2018, 12:06

Interesting Noel. The original Tartan twin carb faced forward. Have you made a new intake to turn it round ?

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

Post by chris williams » 07 Jan 2018, 16:40

Never mind getting it off the ground, you'll never get it out of the car with all that engineering on board... :D

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