ORLIC

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Geoff Pearce
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Re: ORLIC

Post by Geoff Pearce » 14 Nov 2019, 16:17

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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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Re: ORLIC

Post by john greenfield » 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
AEB = Aeronautical Energiser Bunny (with thanks to CW)

Geoff Pearce
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Re: ORLIC

Post by Geoff Pearce » 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

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Re: ORLIC

Post by Geoff Pearce » 15 Nov 2019, 19:09

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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Re: ORLIC

Post by Martin G » 15 Nov 2019, 21:31

Ooooh Errrr missus!

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Re: ORLIC

Post by Geoff Pearce » 20 Nov 2019, 16:59

Just completed the ply work on the port wing, now tod the starboard wing

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