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SFS 31 Milan

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Peter Balcombe
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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Looking very nice as usual Noël.
I am sure you will bring it to MW for your usual trip in October ;)

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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Hi Chris and Peter,
I am very sorry that I will not make it to MW this weekend and even October is not sure either.
Family matters took me too long, and kept me from modeling and even flying...
This is changing now back to more free time.
That you will see in the next few weeks to come finishing the Milan and more...
Noël

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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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Hi,
the canopy mould was sanded down and ready to pull the real canopy for my Milan.
Together with two other canopies the work has been done this afternoon.
Some of you maybe ask how one does this. A friend was there to film the process.
Once the plug is in the machine the Vivak sheet is place onto the frame and secure by a counter frame. Vivak is the plastic sheet that I use. Works also with Pet but the temperature, if too hot, make the sheet milky, so not clear any more...How do I know...
Both sides have some sharp pins to hold the Vivak in place.
Also sealing rubbers are all around to be able to do the vacuum pulling.
I look down to check on the Vivak sheet for the hanging down, telling and showing me if the sheet is ready to go. I learned how much this has to be...
From that moment on all goes fast and a little waiting has to be done to let all cool down a bit before letting go of the table.
See the result...

Noël
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Ready to go
Ready to go
The 3 moulds ready
The 3 moulds ready
The Vacuum machine
The Vacuum machine
The one for my friend
The one for my friend
The Milan and the man at work
The Milan and the man at work
The 1/4 scaled K14
The 1/4 scaled K14

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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...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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paint just on the bottom
paint just on the bottom
Top part looks OK to me
Top part looks OK to me
The front...
The front...

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Peter Balcombe
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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

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chris williams
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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

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RobbieB
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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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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Peter Balcombe
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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

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Barry_Cole
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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It works for me, now.

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

Nice one Noel.

BC

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