Jilles Smits 1/3.5 scale PWS-101

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3.5 scale PWS-101

Post by Lawrie P » 17 Jul 2018, 07:25

Hi Guys,
The last few days has been all about the ailerons and air brakes. Parts going together very nicely. All the large sheeting is done on the wings, so now its down to the gussets and rib caps so the wing panels have gone from the bench to the table for the fiddley stuff to be fitted and on to bench this afternoon with the parts for the right hand wing. I wont bore you with the same photos again for the righthand side but will chime in now and again with a couple of the caps and gussets.
Cheers
Lawrie.
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3.5 scale PWS-101

Post by Lawrie P » 05 Aug 2018, 07:40

G,day Guys,
Im still here.Got a little bit going on. The right hand wing panels are taking shape.
Also the canopy frame coming together. Still needs a bit more whittling and shaping but so far so good. This coming week will see me starting to sheet the top of the wing while its still fixed to the building board. This is the first time i have built a gull wing glider and using this method as shown in the photos has really made it easy for me. Those of you out there who have built these before will already have their favorite methods, so how does this method compare.
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3.5 scale PWS-101

Post by Cliff Evans » 05 Aug 2018, 08:28

Looking nice Lawrie. If you give Barry a shout at Sarik Hobbies, the canopy may be ready now.

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3.5 scale PWS-101

Post by Lawrie P » 22 Aug 2018, 00:12

Hello everyone,
The right hand wing panels are getting closer to completion and as a motivational exercise i put the fuse and wings together to get a good look at the beautiful lines and shapes closely watched by the boss lady in the back ground. The two pieces of shapely ply will go together to form up the base for the seat. They are the last two bits left to go. Next job will be to finish off the gussetts and rib caps. Cheers.
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3.5 scale PWS-101

Post by Cliff Evans » 22 Aug 2018, 05:51

Looking good!

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Post by VinceC » 22 Aug 2018, 09:06

That is going to be a stunning model. Congratulations on your build and to Jilles for yet another master plan

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Post by Cliff Evans » 15 Sep 2018, 07:47

Some of the latest pics.
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Post by Lawrie P » 17 Sep 2018, 05:08

Thank you Cliff for reposting these photos. They show all the construction work to be finished and now its down to all the preparation work for covering and painting. The fuselage just needs fillets adding and it will be ready for glassing with 1.5oz glass cloth and 6oz cloth around the nose. The glue you can see in the bottle is all thats left from those two, plus iv'e used about 300grams of epoxy.
Lawrie.

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Post by Cliff Evans » 17 Sep 2018, 05:10

You are welcome.

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3.5 scale PWS-101

Post by Lawrie P » 01 Oct 2018, 10:00

A little more progress being made. I have to admit that this phase of the build is not one of my favorite pastimes but it has to be done and I don't know anyone that will do it for me. So, I will glass and prepare for painting back to the masking tape you can see on the wing, top and bottom. I will then mask up the open structure and apply the first coat of primer. Then I will remove masking and the tape and prepare the open structure for covering with solartex. Once covered the covering be masked up and the join blended in and undercoats and top coats applied. Sounds easy when its written like this but the reality of it is it will probably take me 3-4 weeks to do what I have just written in 2 minutes.
Happy days.

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Sanding will be done with 120 grit paper
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Hopefully only one more coat will be needed

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