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Re: ORLIC

Posted: 25 Feb 2018, 16:11
by john greenfield
MarkDev wrote:
22 Feb 2018, 11:01
Geoff has finished glassing the fuse and taken the peel ply off, I suggested a 'sand coat' of epoxy and easy sand additive in places to help define the final shape and fair the lines.

M
Mark / Geoff

The Orlik did not have faired in joins between the ply sheeting on the fuz. It has pronounced "flats" at each panel location especially around the nose area. To keep it scale you need to replicate this and not "fair" it in.
Do a google search for Orlik and look at the pictures of the full size !!?

AEB

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 26 Feb 2018, 16:38
by MarkDev
Thats less work for Geoff then! Just as a matter of interest John, what thickness (was ply used in 1939?)was the original Orlic covering?

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 27 Feb 2018, 08:05
by john greenfield
Fuz sheeting pic.jpg
MarkDev wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 16:38
Thats less work for Geoff then! Just as a matter of interest John, what thickness (was ply used in 1939?)was the original Orlic covering?
I think it was 1.5mm but may have been 2mm around the nose.

AEB

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 16:23
by Geoff Pearce
A bit more done, plug for canopy finished, started on wings.....

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 18:07
by Simon WS
Looking good Geoff - I may have to build a "woody" one day!...

Simon

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 18:20
by Geoff Pearce
Simon WS wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 18:07
Looking good Geoff - I may have to build a "woody" one day!...

Simon
Thanks Si, a whole new world , but for adrenaline you can't beat a mouldy....... :arrow: :cry: :lol:

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 21:25
by terry white
Hi Geoff,Very pretty plug,no mistaking that.

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 11:19
by Geoff Pearce
Just made bench to build 2.2m wing thing :lol:

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 13:04
by catwok
Crikey Geoff there's a lot of wash out on the tip rib!

Re: ORLIC

Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 17:17
by MarkDev
Thats going to be a rather large pile of wood! How do you keep them ribs square?

See you in the week.

M