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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

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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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SedB
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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I'm curious on how joint between fuselage and wings is going to be covered (doesn't look easy to me) ;)
Looks lovely so far!!

Daniel

Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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SedB wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 20:36
I'm curious on how joint between fuselage and wings is going to be covered (doesn't look easy to me) ;)
Looks lovely so far!!

Daniel
Hi Daniel,
Not sure what you mean but on one of the pictures in my previuos post you can see that the wing root fillets on the fuselage are covered with ply. The fuselage on that location has strong curvatures in all directions. That section will be covered with 3 mm balsa. because of the curvature I will sheet it with strips of around 8 mm wide. Its a bit of a puzzle but nice work. I will post more pictures when I come to that part!

Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Did today some sheeting of the fuse near the cockpit and wing root. Strong curvatures require some fitting!
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SteveArchibald
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Wow you are miles in front of me now.

The kids are almost back at school and will give me time to get cracking.

She is looking lovely I must say,

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