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Schleicher ASH31 4m

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roo Hawkins
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Hi l am following. Good look with the build. I built a 7.2 meter one I think it's one of the best builds I have done but not without it problems. The main issue was the 3 wing joiners and cg. So pleased with it it is now being re painted in 2k . Best of luck there is a thead .
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roo Hawkins
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MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

Post by MartinE »

Thanks Roo.

I saw your build, with shaped fuselage - quite a task !
Kenneth Paine
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

Post by Kenneth Paine »

Fantastic project! Just my cup of tea. I love the subject, love scratch building, love vacuum bagging and my workshop is 2x2 metres so I struggled to produce a 4 metre model.
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Martin,
Are you planning foam wings or a built-up structure?
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Antonia
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

Post by Antonia »

Nice project Martin, I notice on your first post you intend to vac bag blue foam wings, are you cutting them yourself or do you have a contact?
Can't wait 'til you start the wings, I have a little project rattling around in my head, will love to see how you tackle that part of the build :)
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MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Wings will be bagged - 106gsm carbon onto XPS foam.

Homemade hot-wire boom and pulley system (blagged from Charlesriverrc.org)

Attached picture of my last model, with bagged wings.
MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

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Rank amateur picture posting :D
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Jolly Roger
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

Post by Jolly Roger »

Lovely curved leading edge on that red model. How did you achieve that with a hot wire bow? Did you hot wire cut in sections then blend the joins?
Looking forward to the rest of your thread.
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MartinE
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Re: Schleicher ASH31 4m

Post by MartinE »

Yes Rog, 3 sections forming the shape, then smooth the leading edge (slightly) - bagged as one.
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