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Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

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SteveArchibald
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by SteveArchibald » 08 Jan 2019, 11:48

Hey guys,

Cliff, nice print for the cockpit, I will definitely have to get the 3d printer out again. Come filling and sanding it will be perfect-a-mundoo.

Thanks for getting back to us Jilles, that was what my next plan was going to be with separate channel for the skid and retract so it gives us the option. thank for the drawings again the parts fit beautifully thus far. I'll get some more pictures sorted for tomorrow.

Night all.

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by SteveArchibald » 17 Oct 2019, 23:21

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the slow progress here on the Ikarus, things have been progressing slowly due to a injury that occurred whilst I was in the military. It required surgery so have been out of action for quite a while.

I'll try to get this build back up and running but for now here is the current progress on this beautifully crafted and drawn aircraft. Brilliant
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There is a bannana in there just for scale haha.

Have a good one and I am hoping to get this build thread up and running again.

Steve

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by Jilles » 18 Oct 2019, 02:20

Good to see there are now two Ikarus Meteors on the go and an other here in Australia. I did this design for a local friend.the built was started about 3 years ago and still going. He is a busy men and does minimal 3 projects at the same time.
I see remarks that my drawings are a work of art. very kind comments but is more due to a professionally type of CAD software. I have used this in the past for 20 years for my job and now in retirement can still use it. I cannot afford updates but that is not a problem. It does what I need it for.

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by SteveArchibald » 26 Oct 2019, 03:25

Afternoon fellow flyers,
I am just doing some forward planning and am looking at the potential for three section wing vs two section wings and wanted to know everyone's thoughts and method of securing the section together.
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As you can see in the image this is one of the carbon tube and tube assemblies used for connecting each length together. What is your preferred method of securing them together for flight, simple through hole t-nut or something more exotic?

I am very curious as to the best/easiest methods out there, if I dont ask we will never learn from the learned constructors on this brilliant website.

Thanks in advance guys.

Kind Regards
Steve

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by Jilles » 26 Oct 2019, 08:08

An possible option. fit a alu bracket made from 1.2-1.6 alu angel in one end and a tee or blind nut on a ply support in the other end
attached some pdf files as it was done on my Nimbus glider, I used M4 socket head bolts that are permanent in the t-nut, with a small hole in the ply plaking for access with the allan key. On the Ikarus one bracket per joint will do. The Nimbus has twoper wing because of its size
the access hole can be on top or bottom of the wing.
attached some pdf files to make it all clear, see fuse drawing section F-F for the t-nut arrangement. On the M4 bolts a large diameter washer takes care of sufficient contact area. because it is a glider no locking of bolts is required due to lack of engine vibration.

Internal elastic bands on hooks is also an option but a bit difficult to fit on the field

I hope this helps
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by RobbieB » 26 Oct 2019, 11:14

Steve,

Below is the method I used to retain the outer wing panels on my Skylark. It is simple, effective and quick to rig and has never failed (never come loose).

A dural block that takes a formed 8 guage piano wire insert - the forming being a simple tapered face milled onto one side of it; the rod then held tight with a 3mm socket head threaded into the block. I'm sure the photos explain it all. When assembled the socket head sits just below the wing top surface.

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It would be nice to claim credit for this idea but that belongs to our member Stuart Ward from New Zealand who's efforts were somewhat more refined than mine (see below).

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by SteveArchibald » 27 Oct 2019, 21:29

Hi Jilles and Robbie,

Thanks for getting back to me with such nice detail. I will spend some time going over each method as they both look great.

Have a great day guys.

Steve

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by SteveArchibald » 29 Oct 2019, 08:30

Hi Jilles,
I am just familiarizing myself again with your drawings and section A-A seems to be missing of the wing section.

Is this just my end?

Thanks in Advance Jilles

Kind Regards
Steve

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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by Cliff Evans » 29 Oct 2019, 08:36

Steve, It is on the plan I have.
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 scale Ikarus

Post by Barry_Cole » 29 Oct 2019, 08:48

Should have gone to Specsavers???

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

BC

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