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Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 21:40
by Dopieman1
Hello,
I have started the build of the Ikarus Meteor scale 1/3 designed by Jilles Smits.
I will post my progress and pictures, will let you know the things I changed and hopefully you can answer some of my questions.
First of all; what a beautiful kit this is! Drawings are a piece of art, wood is selected on the function it serves and all fits perfectly. My compliments to Jillis for this 3d Puzzle!.
I have started with the fuselage. Put the formers on the building board along a straight line and try fit everything before glueing (first with 10 seconds glue). Be aware; certain pieces only fit when assembled in the right order! And some formers are not mirror symmetric as I found out too late. :o

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 12:32
by Dopieman1
Nice to see more Ikarus build activities!
I promised to report the (little) changes I decided to do.Nothing special because all is very well thought through.
The first change I did was to the canopy frame. I made the top a little less wide such to create a bit more scale appearance.
The second change is the removal of the servo tray on the fuselage floor. I will move the servos for rudder and retract more to the aft. I have not yet decided where but that will be figured out later. Anyway, this change will give a bit more room to the pilot.
One last picture added with the progress sofar.

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 23 Oct 2019, 22:33
by Dopieman1
Wednesday is the day for doing some work on the Meteor! I finally ended up at the tail. I did not yet glue the parts together because I want to double check the fit and alignment. I consider to create a template for the tail to secure it is glued in vertical position.
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 25 Oct 2019, 07:33
by SteveArchibald
Looking good

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 13:14
by Dopieman1
Because the Meteor fuselage is narrowing quite significantly I have added some diagonal stiffeners

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 13:35
by Dopieman1
SteveArchibald wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 07:33
Looking good
Thanks! Hope we can team up in building this beautiful baby!😊

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 20:21
by Dopieman1
It was raining whole day so perfect to make some hours in the workshop! Just a couple of pictures to show my progress.
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 22:41
by Ted
Looking good, I just love those laser cut kits, I'm going to put one on my Christmas list.

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 19:14
by Dopieman1
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?

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