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Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 20:49
by B Sharp
You've still got "it" Vince. I'm not sure what "it" is but its still there.
Most impressive.
Brian. :)

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 22:02
by VinceC
It could be catching Brian, see your Doctor

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 15 Sep 2018, 22:38
by AJA
Looking good Vince.

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 18 Sep 2018, 18:57
by VinceC
Todays task was to complete the canopy frame. The front of the frame has to encircle the front instrument panel

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 26 Sep 2018, 16:45
by VinceC
Hinges for the frame made, frame secured, canopy added and fixed to the frame with 1.8mm self tapping screws through lithoplate (0.45mm alluminium) side frames, but still to be tidied up. I have used about 120 of these screws for all the glazing. At least the occupants can have a good look round

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 26 Sep 2018, 16:54
by Cliff Evans
Excellent!!!

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 16:40
by VinceC
Whilst you were all on your knees at Church today, I finished the Struts. They are a composite build of Alluminium tube, Balsa and Carbon Fibre. My original idea was to glass them to get a smooth finish. but then decided to wrap 0.4mm ply around them and the results are very pleasing. Two options of finish are painting or vinyl wrap. I think I prefer the second.

I sprayed the wings white the other day, oh how I miss Solartex

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 20 Oct 2018, 15:57
by VinceC
Nearly finished. Just the odd few bits to complete. First up is the tail/fin fairing, built with a balsa core and covered with carbon fibre, then a wheel shroud from 1mm Aluminium cut on a fret saw.

Next up are two sliding vent windows to install

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 15:47
by VinceC
Look, No Prop, but it feels like a need a crane to lift it

After what seems an eternity, the Zephyrus is just about complete

Re: Zephyrus from down under

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 16:08
by Cliff Evans
Well done vince, looks great, so, when is the maiden?