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Zephyrus from down under

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Noël Rumers
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Looking great Vince!!

What I do to glue foam in place is, just for this kind of thing, use a few drops of thickened 5 min epoxy with micro balls and aerosil.
You can, later on, easy grind the leftover of the epoxy out with a grinding tool if you need to, the foam can easy be taken out as well.
Worked always for me.

Noël

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Thanks Noël, I tried that and it works fine. I used cotton flocks to thicken the mixture and it is much harder to part.

Next is to create the canopy. First stage is to sand the contours for the front section. The back section is formed from flat sheet. It is not a 'Standard ' canopy for as you will notice the flat sides and the whole lot tapers inwards from the front to the rear. I will now extend the foam, sand to shape and apply the fibreglass to produce a smooth finish for forming the canopy.

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Looking good Vince, keep going. :mrgreen:

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I just realised that the original front canopy was not moulded, but probably made from flat sheets and joined, which can be seen in this photo. The shape is also completely different to present day.

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They both look moulded to me, Vince. Skylark canopy might well do the job ;)

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Thanks Chris. I will order one as a check

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The top bit certainly looks moulded Vince - either way, the 'join' would be easy enough to simulate.

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Not a lot of progress as I am awaiting the canopy. I will probably start the wings in the New Year
  • The wheel fairing has been completed prior to finalising before painting
    The skid fittings have been made and added. The rear fitting allows the skid to move backwards on impact as per full size
    Skid.jpg
    All servos have been fitted
    Mock frame tubes added to the sides from 6mm dowel
    Cockpit sprayed
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    and finally the Seats made
The nose will be finished later when I know what balance weight is required

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Looking fantastic Vince!!

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Looking good Vince, don't want to try real steel tube structure?

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