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Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 13:25
by StephenB
Starting to look like the finished article now:

Fuselage painted rattle can white and red:
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Wheel fitted:
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Tail end detail:
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Canopy glued to frame and cockpit detailing finished:
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Overall view of model, rigged to roughly ascertain CoG and estimate any additional nose weight needed:
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It looks like I will be over the design weight, I estimate a finished AUW of 5lbs giving me a wing loading of 16.5 ozs sq. ft. but I'm hopeful that with the modified wing section she'll fly fine.

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 06 Feb 2020, 10:16
by chris williams
Looks lovely, Stephen...I shouldn't worry too much about the wing loading as the HQ section is generally very tolerant of the higher values...

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 06 Feb 2020, 17:08
by StephenB
chris williams wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 10:16
Looks lovely, Stephen...I shouldn't worry too much about the wing loading as the HQ section is generally very tolerant of the higher values...
Thanks Chris, I was hoping that would be the case with the wing section - it's nice to have a get out of jail card!

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 07 Feb 2020, 11:31
by SedB
Looks gorgeous so far!!

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Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 16:06
by StephenB
Finally, it's finished!

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Frise aileron:
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Non-scale door type spoiler:
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Canopy hinged to one side (scale) and secured with magnets on the other:
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All graphics supplied by our very own Barry Cole:
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With the CoG slightly forward of the position marked on the plan she comes in at a little under 5.5 lbs giving me a wing loading of a touch under 18ozs sq. ft.

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 16:12
by Nigel Argall
Looks fantastic - well done!

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 16:59
by chris williams
Lovely, and super-light... Good luck with the maiden!

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 17:18
by Cliff Evans
Very nice!

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 20:56
by Peter Balcombe
She looks very nice Stephen.
I’m sure the maiden will go well. :)

Re: Breguet Fauvette

Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 08:46
by B Sharp
Congratulations, you have made a lovely job of the Fauvette. I hope you have a eventless maiden flight.
Brian. :)