Jilles Smitts Ikarus Meteor

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BrianF
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Re: Ikarus Meteor

Post by BrianF » 19 Mar 2018, 10:06

I am likely the first builder of the Meteor from Jilles' plans. I was talking to him one day at a fly-in about a work colleague who had a close friend who helped restore one at some time when the region was Yugoslavia. That is when I began to take an interest in building a model of it and I guess so did Jilles look at the challenge of drawing it up. Eventually after some email correspondence he had drawn the plan. I provided what information I could find. Nearly went with 1/4 scale but I ended up requesting 1/3. Jilles, if you don't know, is an absolutely top guy and phenomenal modeller.
I have attached a sample of images I've taken during the build. I'm slowly planking the fuselage at this time. Slow being the operative word, due work and some time off for some surgeries. I have a good stretch of building time coming up soon so will make good progress again. Almost time to start the wings.
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Ply covered tail feathers
Skid extended.jpg
Some careful manufacture will make a very functional skid
Wing Fillets.jpg
View from above
Fuse and tail.jpg
The structure before planking

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Cliff Evans
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Re: Ikarus Meteor

Post by Cliff Evans » 19 Mar 2018, 10:49

Thanks Brian, looking forward to seeing this aircraft come on through your build. And yes, Jilles is a "top man"!

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Re: Jilles Smitts Ikarus Meteor

Post by Cliff Evans » 01 May 2018, 13:36

Just finished the dash for the Meteor!
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Re: Jilles Smitts Ikarus Meteor

Post by SteveArchibald » 08 Jan 2019, 11:34

Hey Brian,
I too am building Jilles 1/3 scale so I will definitely be watching yours come together. I see you have the skid already completed. I am going to pick up some aluminium tomorrow so I can get cracking on it and have it installed.

Your looks wonderful thus far and they are both looking very similar, which is a good thing :).

Take it easy Brian and am sure we will chat again soon, especially if something pops up but the drawings and parts have fit beautifully so far.

Kind Regards
Seve

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