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Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles**

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Jilles
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles**

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Tail struts are fabricated more or less as I showed on the drawing, A M3 nut was added just for scale reasons. This is used on the full scale to adjust the length to the correct pin centers. The clips shown on the pictures are just temporary. It was what I had available to test fit for now.
Also shown the trim bar on top of the horzontal stab, This is a scale feature. I presume this was adjusted by adding or removing weight bars subject to pilot weight to get the correct trim
In this model case it is built of a aluminium strip and 3 mm plywood to keep it as light as possible to reduce nose weight. It will be painted red.
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Jilles
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles**

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Everything setup together for the first time. Lined up wings as they should be and measured the required wing strut pin centers.
Both are 712mm, drawing specified 713 mm so all good I would say.
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Slingby Kirby Kite 1:3 Jilles**

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Looks good Jilles.
Not bad for a beginner :lol: :lol:
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