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Schleicher ASH31 4m

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MartinE
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Schleicher ASH31 4m

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The Schleicher ASH31 is an elegant modern glider, one which I fancied making. There are no plans commercially available, so set about creating my own.

My workshop space is limited to a max wingspan of 4m, so plumped for the 18m variant at 1:4.5 scale.

Having drawn up all the fuselage formers, SLEC UK did a quick and quality job of CNN cutting them.

Wings will be bagged blue foam with carbon fibre spars.
MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Here are the plans I'm working to....
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MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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...here is a plan without having to download
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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ooh, watching! It's not often a glass glider is modelled like this, good for you.
MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Thanks Elliot. I made an ASW15 like this ( from someone else's plan), I glasses the skin and painted which gave a smooth effective finish.

Here's my third attempt to post the plan drawing.
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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The first pictures were of the initial dry assembly. I've attached some glued pictures. Note the cheap laser level I used to line-up the main fuselage formers.
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B Sharp
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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I'm with Elliot on this one Martin. I will watch this build with interest.
Brian. :)
MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Welcome Brian, I'm full of early build enthusiasm, so completed a bit more today, whilst ensuring still remaining straight.

I've used my block plane to trim the spruce stringers, before fitting. Certainly easier than widening former slots.

Central section, around the wing mount pretty strong now.
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

Post by Peter Balcombe »

Looking good Martin.
Following with interest :)
MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Just noticed you're from Clevedon, Peter - i grew up in Congresbury - small world.
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