Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

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Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Cliff Evans » 02 Aug 2017, 11:03

Some time last year Clive broke his beloved Bergfalke. I offered to cut him the Jilles design as nobody had built it yet and it would be nice to see how it goes together. Clive took me up on the offer and hass now started the build!
The model also comes with the choice of using Blade or tube wing joiners.

the photos are all supplied by Clive as he goes along so here we go.

Clive soon discovewred that there wer some part missing which was addressed and updated.
Fusularge construction has started so here are the first photos of the build. I will also include some pictures of the construction as supplied by Jilles.
First Picture is the 3 view for the model. followed by computer images of the centre fuss construction showing blade and tube joiners.

More to follow:
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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Cliff Evans » 02 Aug 2017, 11:34

First batch of pics arrived! all initial fitting of fuss parts. As you can see, they fit very well.
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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Cliff Evans » 08 Aug 2017, 22:56

I use a long flat piece of heavy wood about 6 inches wide and 2 inches thick that I have used for many years for this purpose. First the lower rear keel is added, jacked up to to the correct height. The top outer longerons can glued in place, then formers 12 through 16 can be added. The pre cut top thin ply can be used to insure all formers are in the correct place.
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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Martynk » 09 Aug 2017, 10:01

This looks superb Cliff. What CAD systems are you using? Its very impressive

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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Cliff Evans » 09 Aug 2017, 10:31

I use Autocad, the model was designed using Solid works!

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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Martynk » 09 Aug 2017, 10:36

Superb draughting skills - I am very impressed

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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Cliff Evans » 09 Aug 2017, 10:38

I cannot take the credit for that, all draughting is by Jilles!

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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Cliff Evans » 11 Aug 2017, 18:07

Latest pics from Clive show that the longerons have now been added. Coming along nicely Clive.
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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Cliff Evans » 12 Aug 2017, 19:55

Main structure of fuselage with all clamps and tie wraps removed. Front end of fuselage to finish, tail end will complete in conjunction with build of fin.

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Re: Jilles Smits Bergfalke 11_55 built by Clive Learwood

Post by Jilles » 13 Aug 2017, 07:19

Assembly of laser cut items and stringers always goes pretty fast. Adding plankingand other details items slow things a bit.
But that is part of the building a large scale glider.
Result to date looks great make sure things are kept straight and level when adding tail bits and planking. An Obvious remark, but experience tells me you cannot be too critical on that issue

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