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SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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The front cover needed also a small magnet to hold the wire hook in place when the canopy is closed.
Now the fuselage can be closed up completely. I needed the two holes at the rear of the seat to get to the locking system while installing the canopy.
When the window will be in I can open and close the canopy easy enough.

The front corners of the cover have been filled with thickened 5 min epoxy to be able to grind a bit off.
This to allow the installing and taking it off again without the need to take top cowl off (a few screws on there...)
Noël
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Peter Balcombe
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Noël,
It looks as if you draw your carburettor air in through a flexible pipe through the main firewall to the forward fuselage where you have your air filter. Thus you draw engine air from inside the fuselage.
Is that done in order to reduce air intake noise & therefore overall noise.
I know someone who was thinking of doing that with his DLE powered Titan tug.

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Hi Peter,
indeed I always take the air from the inside of the fuselage!
I used the flexible tube and made a small filter, not to fine wire mess but to keep dangerous particles out of the carburetor and engine.
What is more, this helps a great deal to keep the noise level down indeed!
The other benefit I have doing this is that the high needle screw needs to be opened less than normal.
This means fuel saving and flying with Aspen this helps to reduce the cost.
The Tartan, it has been test run but not properly yet, I will know soon what that will do.
When a carburetor is popping out from the cowl or just sits in the open air, a lot of fuel is blown away. I never have found proof that I lose fuel in the fuselage...
The trumpet helps here also a lot!
That is why I put ( some ) work in the carburetor arrangement like I have shown, it pays off!

The window is made and screwed onto the canopy now.
The one I bought from Graupner was a bit small so, milling and cutting had to be done to shape a few strips of 5 mm SQ Polycarbonate plastic.
The window has springs on to keep it steady in place. These are made from sheet Silver solder that is hard enough for this job.
1 mm rivets hold the springs in place. Work fine! I used a clear round plastic rod to make a handle to open or close the window.
Noël
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Noel, there just aren't words..................stunning (apart from that one).

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Noël Rumers
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:oops: :oops: :oops:
Hi back on the planet...again :)
I have been very bussy since my last post and even made it to Middle Wallop but that was probably the last time over there as well...
Due to a lot of other things on hand I managed however to get something done last year.
Due to less time and a lot of PC time for the other things, I never came to posting more on my projects. :?
Sorry about that, that is why I want to show what I have done since my last contact...

I started first with the first Milan with the G38 engine.
Behind the pilot seat I install a few small pieces of wood to hold the base of the radio installation.
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Below the radio the two new batteries where installed with the switch of the retract.
The electric system was finished too so all just had to be connected properly. The fuel tank was also arranged in a little angled way and a small extra box was installed for the Lipo starter battery. The instrument panel got the switch to activate the starter system. note that a separate battery was used for the retract, you never know… Also the overflow tube from the fuel tank was fitted to the firewall too.
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The inside had been painted before the installation of the stuff that I have shown.
The outside was the next step. with all parts ready that was not to difficult but I never spray paint.
Works for me... The red was done as second layer and all went very well. The Wings had been ready covered and flew on the old fuselage...another story though... :oops: So they could be fitted to the fuselage and servo's set and tested too.
The canopy was wrapped in with tape so the edge could be sprayed.
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The doors and sides were fitted and the spinner and prop finished.
The fuselage protecting sky were fitted as well as the aluminum exhaust protecting plates. The canopy installed with painted tail wheel. The rudder installed with one screw as Cliff learned us and the cables fitted.
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The rudder cables attached together with the tail wheel cables. See the fake spring on here, I hate the lack of rudder control while taxiing with wind!
The engine was installed cowl fitted with spinner and prop. Fuel tank filler cap painted so almost ready to go.
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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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With all on the fuselage ready there was the first build together of the first Milan.
And yes it looked very well indeed. I even know the guy in the model... ;)
I do hope you enjoyed the update on the first of the two Milan’s.
Did it fly…?
Well it did, it soared very well too. Shame that I couldn't make it no longer to MW last year.
The scaled exhaust works very well too. The sound is fine too.

All the best for now and more later on Milan 2.

Noël
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