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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 19:36
by Cliff Evans
Dopieman1 wrote:
05 Nov 2019, 19:14
I have a question. Maybe the other Meteor builders or Jillis can help. Its about the end rib of the rudder. How can that rib fit into the slots of the leading edge of that rudder?
I would ask the builder here, he has already made that section of the tailplane. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr ... r-33/page3

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 03:32
by Jilles
I am in New Zealand ans cannot access my file. I am sure rib ER8 should have a square hole and round hole in the tail end that I do not see. The square hole should take care of the notches in the spar. The ribs to be split over the square hole so it can be fitted to the spar.

Cheers

Jilles

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 08:53
by Cliff Evans
This is what the rib should look like.
ER8.pdf
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 22:40
by Dopieman1
Thanks Jillis and Cliff for your quick reply and support. The rib is not like in the pdf as it is missing the square hole. But no big deal. I did a small modification and cut the rib in two pieces and added a slot. Hope the picture clarifies!
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 16 Nov 2019, 08:05
by Dopieman1
I have received a Fema retract for the Meteor.
Really a nice piece of gear! I will mount it kind of reverse such that the wheel swings up in forward direction just like the real one. Suppose this will not impact on the retraction. There is anyway plenty room for it.

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 20 Nov 2019, 22:37
by Dopieman1
Today I prepared the rudders for the covering with 0,4 mm ply. First some balsa filling is to be applied to leading and trailing edge. A bit of a time consuming job.
I decided to apply a tube and wire hinge for the rudder. This to allow for the option to disassemble the rudders when needed.

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 20:15
by BrianF
Hi, I'm building the one on the other forum, very happy to answer Meteor queries here. There are a few things that will make you stop and scratch your head, but there will be one or more solutions out there to get you going again. Apart from the sheeting on one wing the structure on my build is complete.

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 07:59
by Dopieman1
BrianF wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 20:15
Hi, I'm building the one on the other forum, very happy to answer Meteor queries here. There are a few things that will make you stop and scratch your head, but there will be one or more solutions out there to get you going again. Apart from the sheeting on one wing the structure on my build is complete.
Hi Brian,
I am following you on the rcgroups forum and read all your good advices with great interest. This has a big value for the building of the Meteor! See my post #182, that is me!

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 18:20
by Dopieman1
Now covering the rudders with 0,4 mm ply. Thats working fine when pressing with some blocks But this method will for sure not work anymore when dealing with bigger curvatures like around the fin post. So I have tried the ironing method. And indeed, it works perfect! After cooling down the pieces are fixed!

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 19:19
by Dopieman1
I had a small issue with the rudder. I wrongly assumed that I could glue the ply surfaces while putting the rudder on its side on a flat building board. Luckily I inspected the rudder after around 30 minutes when the gue was not fully cured. It was clearly visible that I had a twist in the rudder! So tried to over correct it into right shape. This happened to be quite succesfull. I am happy with the endresult.