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Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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I have little experience with ply sheeting using the iron method. But first pieces, with rather strong curveture went quite ok. But still I would prefer covering with balsa. Looking forward to balsa sheeting of the fuselage with lots of double curvatures! :D
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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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I want to build the wings in parallel with the fuselage. Started with a big building board!
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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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All of you a happy and healthy new year!!
I have glued the first panels of the new year.
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SteveArchibald
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by SteveArchibald »

Wow she is coming along beautifully.

Apologies for being off the radar its been a terribly busy end to the year. A new year is here now and my resolution is to finish up this build and get started on the Horten from Jilles.

Anyway I am almost up to where you are and then we can build together , two heads are better than one :)

Happy New Year

Steve

Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Hello Steve,
I know these busy times. Frustrating when you can’t spent the time to your project. Anyway, I had a rather productive day. Now started with planking of the fuselage. I love that work! :D
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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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A bit of progress today with the wing. I have aligned the wingjoiner pipe with the root rib on the fuse. In this way I hope to avoid nasty gaps between wing and fuse.
Then started with cutting the spruce sticks for the nose and main spars. I use 2 pieces 6x6 mm for main spar and 10x2 mm for the nose. Here I deviate from the plan because that is advising ply. For cutting the joint I use a proxxon sanding machine. It has a guidance support what can be set to a specific angle. Works like a charm!!
The construction of the wing requires to put all pieces together and only than you can glue it. Its a bit tricky to get it all together but it will save you from errors. Use CA for glueing it all together.
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