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Fauvel AV48

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Sean Fitzgibbon
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Fauvel AV48

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 11 Nov 2018, 08:40

Hi everyone,
Thought I'd start a thread to detail the progress on my AV48 from the Vic Steele plan and Sarik Hobbies short kit. I started it at the beginning of the year in our Newent and District MAC clubroom, birthplace of the T21 that Frank, Roger and Andy built a few years ago and also the IS-5 canard.
It features an unusual building method, with formers being spaced along top and bottom keel pieces and 1/4 square stringers added to create the initial shape. It's then infilled with 1/4 balsa, sanded and glass clothed.
I'm about three quarters of the way through the infill process at the moment, progress is steady but as we only attend the clubroom two nights a week for a couple of hours, it's not a quick build!
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Re: Fauvel AV48

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 11 Nov 2018, 08:43

Initial framing.
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Re: Fauvel AV48

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 11 Nov 2018, 08:45

3D jigsaw puzzle!
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Re: Fauvel AV48

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 25 Dec 2018, 18:03

Infill process on the fuz finished, the small area at the rear will be done with blue foam. Brought it home from the clubroom to begin the sanding, starting to build the fins next.
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Re: Fauvel AV48

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 07 Feb 2019, 21:38

Building the fins and rudder assemblies to a point where they can be used to figure out attachment points to the inner wing panels, which I'll start next.
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Re: Fauvel AV48

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 28 Feb 2019, 21:55

Nice session in the clubroom tonight. First of the outer panel box spars in it's jig, next session will be installing the incidence tube.
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