Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 15 Oct 2018, 15:57

Something to keep me busy during the winter months, have done the easy bit first, thanks Cliff all the bits fitted, now the fun starts planking
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Cliff Evans » 15 Oct 2018, 16:36

Looking good Chris.

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 26 Oct 2018, 11:41

Well the planking went quite well, suprised that it took 10, 36×4 balsa sheets, just a bit more sanding & filling, fitted hardwood planking around the retract opening, to give the hinges something extra to bond to, also infilled the front keel section with ply, before planking, a bit strengh when slope soaring, also will be glassing the inside cockpit area
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by B Sharp » 28 Oct 2018, 10:28

That's looking good Chris. Will I see it at Eden Valley next year?
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 28 Oct 2018, 12:26

Thanks Brian, yes that is the plan, just need Euan to post the dates so we can organize a trip, off now to do some more sanding

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by VinceC » 29 Oct 2018, 08:16

Lovely sleek fuselage. Good to see a plastic glider modelled in wood so successfully

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Paul Chisholm » 30 Oct 2018, 01:12

Hi Guys am about to start to do my ASW 15 short kit to Jilles plans currently trying to decide wing construction method. Am thinking of vac bag carbon over foam cut cores. Thoughts? :roll: Hi Brian Sharp just a note to advise will be back in the UK June July next year hope to catch up with friends on the slope while there
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Cliff Evans » 30 Oct 2018, 03:16

Hi paul, will be interesting to see that method of wing construction used as so far the builds have used the conventional build as on the plans, including the prototype by Jilles himself!

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 30 Oct 2018, 19:49

My plans for the wings differ from the original, first I am going to make the wing in 4 sections, easier to transport, 2nd going to cover the foam core, with glasscloth and obechi, want to finish the fuz first before I start on the wings

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by terry white » 30 Oct 2018, 20:38

Hi Chris, you may find it difficult to resource obechi of that size in this country now as I believe it has become unavailable to the saw mills throughout the world. Best bet is Germany but due to its package size is very expensive to ship.
I still have limited amounts of 1.2 and 1.6mm thickness in some length sizes if it helps, alternatively you could speak to Roo on this forum as he uses a British alternative very successfully. Ter

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