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Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 15 Oct 2018, 15:57
by Chris Bowles
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

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 15 Oct 2018, 16:36
by Cliff Evans
Looking good Chris.

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 11:41
by Chris Bowles
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

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 28 Oct 2018, 10:28
by B Sharp
That's looking good Chris. Will I see it at Eden Valley next year?
Brian :)

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 28 Oct 2018, 12:26
by Chris Bowles
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

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 29 Oct 2018, 08:16
by VinceC
Lovely sleek fuselage. Good to see a plastic glider modelled in wood so successfully

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 30 Oct 2018, 01:12
by Paul Chisholm
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
regards
Paul Chisholm

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 30 Oct 2018, 03:16
by Cliff Evans
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!

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 30 Oct 2018, 19:49
by Chris Bowles
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

Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Posted: 30 Oct 2018, 20:38
by terry white
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