jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by jack » 10 May 2017, 19:42

ok people,as you will see from the latest pics,work continues on the B 4. The fus is now out of the jig and inverted to finish the ply skinning, the kit quality is top notch, everything fits where it should. If it doesn't you have got something wrong!! I am now looking at making a start on the wings, I tend to bounce between things, it keeps the interest up on a long build, and also progresses construction a lot faster> With regard to the retract gear, there is more than enough detail in the drawing to enable a copy to be made, I had some dural plate in stock so I now have a retract unit for very little outlay. Ok that's it for now, more to follow, thanks for the kind comments about the workshop, Richard, as with full size aircraft hangars its never big enough!!, cheers for now, Jack

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by VinceC » 11 May 2017, 07:53

Well done Jack. Looking forward to seeing the Retract operational, sounds good

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by roo Hawkins » 11 May 2017, 12:16

Hi jack. I do not know if the retract you are makeing is the same one I made from plans from cliff that I did a build thread on a few months ago. Or not . If it is I have been using it in my 1/3 scale dg 800 that is 14 kg and have found that it has bent a few time on landing. I am in the process of adding a compression Spring to take the landing loads. It has been esay to do if you want ifo and pic's let me know. rearly enjoying this thread may have to get one of the kits .ROO :D

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by VinceC » 11 May 2017, 13:13

Roo - I would love a copy of your mods so it can be added to the plan

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by jack » 11 May 2017, 19:45

Hi roo,as near as l can judge the retract drawn up by jillies looks to be a fema copy....l have never had a fema retract but it is what jillies recommends so its worth a go..really simple and straight forward,l am no machinist but found the construction to be no trouble,l am happy to do a bit of a feature on it if people are interested,but it will how l did it,which is not necessarily the right way,all you model engineer types please take note!!,any info on a shock unit will be most welcome roo,all the best,jack.

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by Stuart Ward » 11 May 2017, 19:48

jack wrote:Hi roo,as near as l can judge the retract drawn up by jillies looks to be a fema copy....l have never had a fema retract but it is what jillies recommends so its worth a go..really simple and straight forward,l am no machinist but found the construction to be no trouble,l am happy to do a bit of a feature on it if people are interested,but it will how l did it,which is not necessarily the right way,all you model engineer types please take note!!,any info on a shock unit will be most welcome roo,all the best,jack.
Please post your feature on the mod. I'm interested :)

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by roo Hawkins » 11 May 2017, 20:11

Hi guys it a very simple mod to do takes. Only about a hour to do. I will post some pictures they should explain. The compression spring is fixed on with kelver thread and epoxy. It looks very basic but it works.
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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by Barry_Cole » 11 May 2017, 22:32

And so much better than those stupid Gas Struts.

Congratulations Andrew..

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by jack » 12 May 2017, 14:14

Cheers for the pics roo,l will post some of my retract, its been trial fitted but is currently out of the airframe,l found a very neat servo mount on our favourite auction site that fits perfectly and is identical to the one on the plans,seems they are intended for b***s!!,l plan on fitting a power hd 20kg servo as l happen to have one to hand,reckon that should move it okay!!,cheers guys,jack.

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