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Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

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Psdudley
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Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Psdudley » 14 Oct 2019, 02:32

Finally getting around to posting my build of the Old Gliders Mucha. I started in mid-December after a lengthy wait for the kit to arrive.Very nice folks to deal with, but don’t be in a hurry. It’s worth the wait, though. The parts arrive loose in a big box, with everything mixed all together. Rolled plans, with little or no section drawings, so there’s some sleuthing on the accompanying dvd to figure out how it all goes together. Certainly not for the entry-level builder, but well within the grasp of someone with some experience and ability to improvise. Here’s a shot of the full-size I chose to model, and then a few of the first framing of the fuselage.
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Psdudley
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Psdudley » 14 Oct 2019, 02:46

Late December progress, more fuselage framing and empennage. The cutting of the parts is marvelous, done on a CNC router, so no laser-burn cleanup, and the notches are micrometer tolerance in how they fit together. I milled all my dimensional lumber out of cedar, figuring the strength to weight was better than spruce, and I happen to be a furnituremaker by trade, so I had good stock on hand.
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Psdudley
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Psdudley » 14 Oct 2019, 02:51

Mid-January, framing wings. I chamfered the edges of my cedar spars to fit the rounded notches in the ribs, and got a really nice fit.
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Psdudley
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Psdudley » 14 Oct 2019, 02:58

January still, more wing parts, aileron spars, servo layout and spoiler fitting. Lots of little ribs to make the ailerons nice and stiff.Shear webs added on either side of the spars, not yet at the root. Lots of pins!
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Psdudley
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Psdudley » 14 Oct 2019, 03:04

Early February, first trial assembly. It’s huge!(biggest plane I’ve built in my 40 years of flying! Needless to say, not a lot of furniture work happening in the shop at this moment...
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Psdudley
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Psdudley » 14 Oct 2019, 03:10

Mid-February, binding spar boxes, d-tube sheeting, cap strips, and a view of the bottom before sheeting.
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Psdudley
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Psdudley » 14 Oct 2019, 03:25

Late March, beginning fuselage planking,rudder blocking, noseblock and tow release. Sheeting the fin, Doublers on the skid, etc.
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paulj
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by paulj » 14 Oct 2019, 10:40

Looking great - many thanks for sharing!

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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Adam C » 14 Oct 2019, 13:56

Excellent work. I'm building the Komar 1/4scale and also have learnt to interpret polish sign language.

Mark Wilcockson
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Re: Old Gliders SZD-22 Mucha 1/4 Scale

Post by Mark Wilcockson » 14 Oct 2019, 16:47

I built the Old Gliders quarter scale Mucha for a review in QEFI. Easy to build and flies even better. I still fly it on a regular basis.


Enjoy

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