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Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

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Rich vale
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Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Rich vale » 17 Aug 2015, 19:32

You must all forgive me but I have lost the initial photos of the fuselage construction. I will pick the build up at the point of the fuselage sheeting. And Yes I am building Two. The stringer and formers were constructed over the wooden pieces extending from the side of my bench. All alignment was done with a drawn centreline on these wooden fingers. Both fuselages were at the glue drying stage at about 4 hours assembly of each.
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Rich vale
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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Rich vale » 17 Aug 2015, 19:38

All 0.8mm sheeting added to basic fuselage structures. I decided to use CW`s method of planking the top nose sections. I`ve yet to add car filler to the ply but it does look promising so far.
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chris williams
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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by chris williams » 17 Aug 2015, 20:35

Two fuselages at once...my hero!

Rich vale
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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Rich vale » 19 Aug 2015, 16:57

Started the tail plane and fin with rudder.
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Tail feathers (1).jpg
Tail feathers (2).jpg
Tail feathers (3).jpg
Tail feathers (4).jpg
Tail feathers (5).jpg
Tail feathers (6).jpg

Alan Alderwick

Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Alan Alderwick » 20 Aug 2015, 07:53

That looks like it is going together very nicely. Cracking build, like the way you are clamping and jigging to keep everything straight and true.

Rich vale
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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Rich vale » 25 Aug 2015, 17:07

Finished of rudders and elevators skinning only LE to complete. First fit of fins over tail planes.
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fitting fins and rudders (2).jpg
Fitting to fuse
fitting fins and rudders (3).jpg
Rudders and elevators framing completed. Ready for LE
fitting fins and rudders (1).jpg
tail plane seat added

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Mike Forsyth
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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Mike Forsyth » 30 Aug 2015, 08:38

I'm keeping a close eye on this build as it's one of my favourite gliders.

Rich vale
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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Rich vale » 31 Aug 2015, 15:50

I decided to bite the bullet and fit the canopies this weekend after reinforcing the wing tube center and forming the tail plane seat.
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A starting point (3).jpg
Chop strand reinforcing to wing tube
A starting point (2).jpg
Tail plane seat from filler
A starting point (1).jpg
The very large canopy

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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Rich vale » 31 Aug 2015, 15:54

First of the two. I always trim a little at a time until a reasonable fit is achieved. The glue and when dry a final sand.
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Canopy assembly (4).jpg
Sides marked for trimming
Canopy assembly (3).jpg
front and rear cut to fit
Canopy assembly (2).jpg
Canopy frame clamped in place
Canopy assembly (1).jpg
Finished fit

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Re: Lasercut sailplanes/Jilles Smite 1/3 scale ASK18

Post by Rich vale » 31 Aug 2015, 16:00

Started to assemble tow releases and nose out lines.
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Cliff`s tow reales and nose (3).jpg
Ready for lead and filler
Cliff`s tow reales and nose (2).jpg
Cliff`s commercial release and tube
Cliff`s tow reales and nose (1).jpg
Cliff`s commercial release and tube
My tow release and nose (2).jpg
My pin and loop release
My tow release and nose (1).jpg
Both fuselages ready for lead and filler

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