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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 11 Oct 2020, 17:06
by Cliff Evans
Spay gun!

Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 11 Oct 2020, 18:10
by RobbieB
Spay gun!!!

Wot, you did the cat at the same time.................?

Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 11 Oct 2020, 20:37
by Cliff Evans
I think I need a new keyboard!

Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 11 Oct 2020, 21:16
by Peter Balcombe
Cliff Evans wrote:
11 Oct 2020, 20:37
I think I need a new keyboard!
One with larger keys :lol: :lol:

Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 12 Oct 2020, 06:31
by Max Wright
Peter Balcombe wrote:
11 Oct 2020, 21:16
Cliff Evans wrote:
11 Oct 2020, 20:37
I think I need a new keyboard!
One with larger keys :lol: :lol:
. . . and bigger spaces between them . . . :shock:

Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 08 Nov 2020, 13:22
by calypso22
Hi all, I'm back and managing to stay clear of all the worldly mayhem by hiding in the man shed. Have tried to progress the build a little every day and now have the rudiments of a wing (that'll be one side) I have made a couple of mistakes along the way but hopefully have learnt the lessons and the second wing will be easier and quicker. One such error was not ensuring the webs/ sheery things were glued accuately at 90 degrees to the bottom spar thus allowing the ribs to slot on tabs flat to the board fwd to aft. Also tapering the spar to the tip was new to me and easier than I imagined with a sharp razor plane. Anyway with some tweeking I'm very happy with a nice straight enormous wing which feels really stiff!!
At this stage the TE is going to be added but I cant quite work out the best way to approach the 0.4 ply and balsa sandwich and produce a strong attachment to the ribs, the ribs only appear to be slotted into the balsa core by circa 3mm, am I reading this right Cliff? . Last years Charlesworth K7 employed a similar method, this was very strong even without the carbon interior strip but I never the less managed to distort/lift the TE when tightening the film covering in one area.
All considered I reckon the build is moving fwd faster than imagined and Spring 21 Covid allowing may see me looking for the right maiden conditions. Actually I am already looking at the next project! Regards John
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 08 Nov 2020, 13:59
by robert-woolley
Good progress John. Are you sure your car is long enough? I look fwd to seeing it up L.H at next years aerotow.

Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 08 Nov 2020, 15:18
by Cliff Evans
Just waiting for some decent weather to get her outside to put the decals on (thanks Barry) and get CG where I want it.
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Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 08 Nov 2020, 15:57
by calypso22
If it wont go in my car Robert I know somebody's it will Mr Bowles! Trouble is if things stay the way they are I will not be accompanying it.
John

Re: Jilles Smits 1/3 K7 Build

Posted: 08 Nov 2020, 16:00
by calypso22
That looks absolutely stunning Cliff, dont tell me it lives in that shed!
J