Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

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Simon WS
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 28 Apr 2017, 06:42

Yes i hope Paul will take over the thread - although he'll be building the DG so quickly perhaps he won't have time?!

It was a difficult decision to sell the DG as i really wanted the "Purbecks Full Set" but i just wasn't going to do it quickly enough with lots of other stuff going on and i knew Paul would...

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by catwok » 30 Apr 2017, 17:34

Simon, Terry... thank you both for giving me the opportunity to have a go at getting this iconic model in the air. I know it has been a wish of Terry's to see all 3 kits produced in the air at once... you never know!!!

I have been doing ridiculous hours again at work plus another influx of Fox kits to get finished, but today I managed to drill the fuselage to accommodate the wing joiner tube and cut out the servo wells in the wings.

I hope to do the DG justice....

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by terry white » 30 Apr 2017, 20:14

Thanks Paul, cant ask for more than that. Ter.

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by catwok » 15 May 2017, 21:28

Hi all, finally done something positive on the DG.... All of the servo wells have been cut out, air brakes installed and work smoothly. The job of releasing the flaps and ailerons was daunting at first, but started with 1 of the tips and it went without any drama, 3 hours later, all the control surfaces are moving freely!

The next job I'll be doing is making up the servo mounts and bonding into the wings. Then I'll give them a good sanding and paint very lightly with white emulsion to make the veneer more constant before coating with gloss varnish. This will help with the adhesion of the vinyl that I intend to use for covering.

No photos yet because I think they be a bit boring!

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 19 May 2017, 10:59

Great news Paul - wow I really over thought the challenge of releasing the live hinges with visions of tapered guides etc!

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 22 Mar 2018, 12:47

Inspired by Paul taking over my original Purbeck DG800 (and making it look easy!) I managed to get my hands on the last remaining one of the 3 original prototypes so I can have another go - I WILL be completing this one! Thanks to Paul and Terry for doing the negotiations with Matt and thanks Matt for letting it go for the "greater good" (I know how that feels as I let my first one go to Paul!).

This one is a little different to the other two in terms of wing and fuselage lay-up. The wings seem stiff enough but I think I will be adding some extra glass and kevlar to the fuselage is it does seem a bit wobbly and the model will lead a relatively hard life as a slope babe....

My last one had the canopy frame already completed but this one came with a sort of combined frame and "seat" - I say it like that because you would never get a proper scale pilot in there in its current configuration.

ImageP1020191 by swarrans, on Flickr

Started off by cutting out the frame, which I will then stiffen with some carbon tows. Not sure if I'll use the rest of the tub as it is not very scale and it might be easier to start again.

ImageP1020192 by swarrans, on Flickr

Obviously, now it was necessary to roughly cut the canopy down to size and give the pilot a test fly!

ImageP1020188 by swarrans, on Flickr

Now onto the hard bit - the wings! Unlike the last one I had the leading edges weren't shaped on this one and were rather big, so lots of planing and sanding followed.

ImageP1020196 by swarrans, on Flickr

More to follow...

Simon
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Barry_Cole » 22 Mar 2018, 14:36

I trust it will get a tow release......

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Geoff Pearce » 22 Mar 2018, 16:44

Nice one Simon, see I said you would get back to big :lol: :lol:

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 22 Mar 2018, 16:46

You know me Barry, spectator only at aerotow events!...

This one is just a tiddler Geoff, as I'm building it as the 5m version (for the slope obviously!).

A bit more glass and kevlar added to the fuselage this afternoon...

ImageP1020200 by swarrans, on Flickr

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by roo Hawkins » 22 Mar 2018, 17:12

looking forward to this one. will it be flying this year simon???

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