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ORLIC

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Geoff Pearce
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Ted wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 16:50
This is what I use, perfect for long life and strength.
Not seen that around here, thanks for input

Geoff Pearce
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A bit more planking done, going on quite good, I'm pleased with the Finnish so far
I'm using 1000 grade lining paper to make templates, it's like half way between paper and cardboard, and cheap

roo Hawkins
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Looking good mate.

Geoff Pearce
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Been working to complete outer 2.2mtr wing, and I have put some carbon rod in the wingtip to give it a bit more strength before I cover it with glass cloth

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Peter Balcombe
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You are getting good at this Geoff :)

Geoff Pearce
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A bit more done, the wing tip now has carbon rod inserted for extra strength with Kevlar and carbon around the edge.
It will also have a bit of filler and shaped

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Geoff

Can I respectivly suggest you stop "beefing up" the structure as it does not need it and it only adds unnecessary weight. I can see from your recent pictures that you have added quite a few "chunky" gussets and braces in areas where they are not needed. I know they are only little pieces of wood, carbon etc but it all adds up to quite a bit on a model of this size. The design on the original plan is well tested and proven and plenty strong enough without additional structure (As anyone who saw me looping and aerobating mine at MW earlier this year will confirm).
Lighter models fly better.

AEB
AEB = Aeronautical Energiser Bunny (with thanks to CW)

Geoff Pearce
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john greenfield wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 08:13
Geoff

Can I respectivly suggest you stop "beefing up" the structure as it does not need it and it only adds unnecessary weight. I can see from your recent pictures that you have added quite a few "chunky" gussets and braces in areas where they are not needed. I know they are only little pieces of wood, carbon etc but it all adds up to quite a bit on a model of this size. The design on the original plan is well tested and proven and plenty strong enough without additional structure (As anyone who saw me looping and aerobating mine at MW earlier this year will confirm).
Lighter models fly better.

AEB
Thanks for input John

Geoff Pearce
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Geoff Pearce wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 10:32
john greenfield wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 08:13
Geoff

Can I respectivly suggest you stop "beefing up" the structure as it does not need it and it only adds unnecessary weight. I can see from your recent pictures that you have added quite a few "chunky" gussets and braces in areas where they are not needed. I know they are only little pieces of wood, carbon etc but it all adds up to quite a bit on a model of this size. The design on the original plan is well tested and proven and plenty strong enough without additional structure (As anyone who saw me looping and aerobating mine at MW earlier this year will confirm).
Lighter models fly better.

AEB
Thanks for input John
I have now unbeefed the wings after talking to John, not got chunky gussets

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Ooooh Errrr missus!

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