Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Let us all watch your new project progress.
Chris van Schoor

Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Chris van Schoor » 19 Mar 2015, 10:27

I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out - rather keen on the Moswey!

glidermalc

Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by glidermalc » 19 Mar 2015, 17:15

Cliff - How about drawing up an appropriate scale Bucker Jungmann as shown behind HB465 as a lovely scale tug?
It is even a lovely colour scheme.
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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Cliff Evans » 19 Mar 2015, 18:19

There is probably a Jungmann already available out there somewhere!

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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Rich vale » 22 Mar 2015, 13:59

Build going well.
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Fuselage sheeting.jpg
Ply sheeting started
Canopy seat.jpg
Canopy seat started
completed rudder and fin.jpg
completed rudder and fin
Tailplane and elevator2 (1).jpg
tail plane started
Tailplane and elevator2 (2).jpg
Elevator

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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Cliff Evans » 22 Mar 2015, 17:16

There are three Moswey's being built one by Richard, one by Robert Gadsby and one by Pat Teakle.
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Robert Gadsby with his Moswey so far!
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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Philkiteflyer » 23 Mar 2015, 01:19

Chris van Schoor wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out - rather keen on the Moswey!
I have to say I'm starting to take a liking to it too . . . . especially the metallic blue scheme.
Though I have one problem here in NZ, 0.4mm ply is dearer than gold and even harder to find. I have toyed with balsa planking and then using a veneer over that (again, if I can source some).
So if there are any kiwi modellers watching, can you point me at some 0.4mm ply?

Sorry, got carried away . . . I'm liking what I'm seeing Richard, so lets hope it passes the flying test and gets printed into the 'Plans' section soon.

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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Philkiteflyer » 26 Mar 2015, 20:55

You'll never guess what I found!
I was trolling thru Youtube looking at old glider movies (as you do ;) ) and I found the blue Mowsey ! ! !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ88n_Y1lY8
Go to 3 mins 38sec and there she is .. . . :shock: it is amazing. Then theres a Siren Edelweiss at 4:35. The most beautiful 'V' tail glider ever built. 8-) 8-)
I think Mowsey just got pushed down "The List" :(

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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Rich vale » 28 Mar 2015, 11:42

I found two pictures I missed and wanted to add.
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Ply turtle decking
fin construction.jpg
Fin construction

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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Rich vale » 28 Mar 2015, 11:47

I have already joked with Cliff Evans that it reminds me of a sperm.......
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Finished canopy frame
Tube tow realese (1).jpg
tube tow release
Tube tow realese (2).jpg
tube tow release
Nose block added.jpg
Nose block added

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Re: Moswey III from Laser Cut Sailplanes.

Post by Jilles » 29 Mar 2015, 08:40

0.4 mm Ply is In Australia avaialble from Boat (Or Hobby) Craft Pacific
I pay $100.00 for a sheet of 1.2 m x 1.2 m measured over the area that is less than 50% of the cost of Hobby shops here
But you have to buy full sheets

If the $100.00 of a 1.2x1.2m sheet is attractive compared to the NZ stuff they may export but transport costs will probably kill the the transaction

As the designer of this model, an option would be to sheet the lot with 1.5mm balsa and glass the surface
It will result in a weight penalty. I do not think the extra 1.1mm in sheet size will be noticed

Cheers

Jilles

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