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Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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Jilles
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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instrument panle was 3D printed. a simple layout of the time. speed, altitude and a Cosmin Variometer
the panel was test fitted, A frame to support the panel is included in the NC parts set
A cardboard temple was cut to get the plywood planking of the wing pylon. In the end I will make it in two parts. A balsa support for this planking was added at the top, contour to be trimmed later to match the underside of the wing.
The first 5 plywood strips are fitted to the top nose ares . The completes the RH side.
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SedB
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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The Kite looks stunning (especially the dash)!! You make it all look so easy to do; when I imagine myself sanding the nose to shape, I can only think about sanding to deep and have to start all over.. :oops:

Jilles
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The Dash is 3D printed by my Son. It has a back plate printed in black and a front plate printed in a different color and was spray painted green
The instrument faces were found on the internet and printed on Photo paper at the correct scale size. The Cosmin vario is included in the back plate.
I had recessed arrows included and painted them red and green. In general I do not care to much about the cockpit internals. You will not see it when it flies. A pilot is more important
Sanding the 0.4mm ply on the nose has to be done very lightly. But if you look at pictures of the original you will see that little imperfections would be to scale.
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles

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The last progress report for a while, we travelling to new Zealand for 3 weeks or so unless the travel bubble with NZ is closed before Saturday
The top of the fuse is now fully planked with 0.6mm plywood. The fuse can now be turned over to fit the lower planking.
Some supports will be required to keep things straight and level
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lh front view
lh front view
nose strip planking as per original
nose strip planking as per original
wing pilon
wing pilon
lh rear view
lh rear view

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