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Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 09:10
by Christian Baron
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Made a simple drawing by hand.

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 09:12
by Cliff Evans
Thanks Christian.

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 13:37
by chris williams
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Vince, IMHO, a rigid wing mounting set up may be fine for aerotow, but much more liable to damage on the slope. The system on the Spalinger, with a similar wing configuration works a treat, with the wings springing out and pulling back in again. Of course, the top of the open cockpit puts a spanner in the works, but I think if it was me I'd just paint it silver and hope the Scale Police aren't watching... ;)

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 15:10
by Scale Police
Always watching, always!

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 10:47
by Tom Pack
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Vince.....this is what I have done in the past. Use a piece of aluminum flat stock that goes thru the fuselage and is secured in each wing with a nylon bolt from the underside of the wing.....in the wing you put two pieces of ply wood front and rear with a gap between them for the aluminum stock.....blind nut on the top side and bolt thru the bottom......that way the 2 wings are held to each other and not to the fuselage so the wing will never slide off unless you remove the bolts or “arrive” hard enough to break a bolt! The aluminum and easily be hidden with a few pieces of wood in the fuselage.

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 26 Aug 2018, 10:07
by VinceC
I thought I would bump this thread up a bit and show I am still alive. Because of the good summer, I enjoyed working outside on the model, but I am beginning to wonder why I took on this project as it has proved to be one of the most builder intensive models I have worked on. The end is in sight, but it keeps trying to get away from me. All the coverings are finished and the fuselage sprayed. Next up is the addition of the alluminium window surrounds, then on to the glazing and cockpit finishing, but still plenty of detail to do.

The more I work on the model, the greater respect I have for the designer for all the thought and clever techniques he put into the design. It is an incredible piece of work and almost impossible to make an exact model to his standards

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 26 Aug 2018, 10:59
by VinceC
On the back of the wing section on the fuselage you will see a 'metal' panel. To create the rivets I used a syringe filled with PVA glue, preferably aliphatic (yellow) in case you need to sand any bad ones off and re-apply. On the end of the syringe I added a nozzle from a bottle of instant glue for a narrow exit and with light pressure on the plunger added dots of glue.

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 26 Aug 2018, 12:38
by Barry_Cole
Maybe we need some Insanity Police........

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

BC

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 17:10
by VinceC
A long day screwing - no naughty thoughts guys

I fitted the top window and made and screwed down the alluminium retaining frames. The section around the wing root took a bit of working out, but finally got there. Now to repeat that on the other side.

The loop screws at the front of the canopy 'rear section' was yesterdays work

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 17:34
by Cliff Evans
Very nice Vince.