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MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 19 Feb 2018, 09:23
by John Vella
I am well into the build now, thanks to the time saved with Cliff's laser cut short kit. The jig is window sill planking as a base. Being very solid it was turned round on the building table to work on each side when doing the "stick" work. The fuselage is out of the jig and nearly done. Sorry about the orientation as I am not building it inverted.😀😀

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 20 Feb 2018, 17:49
by FrankS
Very tidy, I had a 2nd hand one (it's now 3rd hand with a friend!), flew lovely.

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 20 Feb 2018, 22:20
by Andy A
You wil not be diapointed with your MU 13, one of the best flying gliders around, wouldn't be without mine! Will watch with interest.

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 21 Feb 2018, 09:29
by John Vella
Thanks for the encouragement Andy and Frank. I am sure the effort will be worth it . Here are some more photos with it out of the jig.
Regards John.

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 25 Feb 2018, 09:14
by John Vella
Now side skins and top nose complete. The gap between keel and sides filled as shown with 0.4 ply skin to follow to protect against arrivals on "outfield" landings. Very little weight for alot of work. I did similar on K8 and it's worth it.

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 13:49
by John Vella
Fuselage skins finished, and floor between F1 and F2 glassed to reinforce the ballast compartment. A disc type nose release was fitted to the balsa nose block before bonding the block to F1. Weight of basic fuselage is just under 24 ozs.

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 14:31
by roo Hawkins
looking good john. may temp me to do some balsa bashing myself ???????? ROO :D

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 17:48
by Geoff Pearce
roo Hawkins wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 14:31
looking good john. may temp me to do some balsa bashing myself ???????? ROO :D
Roo, your far to young to go balsa bashing. It takes a whole different mindset :(

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 18:02
by John Vella
Hey Geoff steady on I think at 71 I am just getting into my stride as far as balsa bashing goes. It is most enjoyable when it is freezing outside to balsa bash in a really warm model room. It is also sound proof so I can't be disturbed by the "boss".😁😁

Re: MU13 Charlesworth

Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 20:40
by Andy A
Looking Good Any ideas on colour and finnish yet?