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Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Let us all watch your new project progress.
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by Peter Balcombe » 22 Jan 2019, 21:47

Stephen,
I will let you know once I have found someone to do it for me ;)
(Probably gas though)

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by Peter Balcombe » 27 Jan 2019, 16:26

Rudder pedal assembly now painted & assembled onto the forward fuselage assembly (bottom box assembly) although a touch-up of paint is needed to complete.
View of securing nuts & tow release pushrod also included.-
Note that the pre-bent tow release rod can be removed whilst the rudder assembly nuts are fitted if required.
The missing section of side skin also needs to be put in place before the two side fixings are put in place.

The 3mm ply rudder pedals and heel support strips are still to be fitted.
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Rudder Assembly fixing.jpeg
Rudder assembly fixing
SG38 Rudder Assmbly.JPG
Overall rudder assembly

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by Peter Balcombe » 27 Jan 2019, 21:22

Stephen,
The results of the silver soldering are shown in the previous post with the assembled rudder pedal assembly.
A gas set with soft flame was expertly used by WMSA clubmate Steve Vincent (many thanks Steve) and it all went very well until the last joint.
I was pleasantly surprised that the soft flame didn’t disturb the work whilst being heated & the liberal coat of borax around the joint kept everything clean until the solder flowed.

Murphy’s umpteenth law decreed that the small brass pieces for the last joint deformed when heated, so had to be remade ;)

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by StephenB » 27 Jan 2019, 21:30

Thanks for the update Peter, I must say it looks an exemplary job - in keeping with the rest of the build.

I think I will need to do some research on methodology prior to training myself up on the "blow torch".

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by Peter Balcombe » 31 Jan 2019, 11:43

Fuselage parts now all joined to make a 6ft long item!
The seat has also been made and the Wilson pilot tried for size.
(Still need to fit rudder pedal plates & heel rests)

Control surface cable sheaves can now be fitted on the fuselage sides, together with battery box, switch and BEC within the wing root area.
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SG38 Fuselage assembled.jpg
Fuselage assembled
SG38 Pilot in seat.jpg
Pilot tried for size

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by RobbieB » 31 Jan 2019, 12:43

Looking well Peter, no hiding place or room for error with all that 'air conditioning' :lol:

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by StephenB » 31 Jan 2019, 15:21

Very impressive, the pilot looks fantastic!

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale SG38

Post by Peter Balcombe » 14 Feb 2019, 14:43

Work has continued over the last couple of weeks to skin the tail feathers and make a start on the wing skinning.
The pics below show first wing assembly to check that they will plug together, and also to check that the root ribs are parallel.
Also shown are a couple of first overall assembly shots.
Rudder pedals now fitted & only bits left to initially fit are the control wire sheaves below pilot seat and on top tail boom rail.
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SG38 Wings bare_small.jpg
Initial wing join check
SG38 First assembly1.JPG
First assembly1
SG38 First assembly2_small.jpg
First assembly2

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