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Albion 5m Electric soarer

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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Albion 5m Electric soarer

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I’ve now added a NACA shaped vent to the forward canopy after 3D printing an angled shroud and glueing this to the inside as shown below.
The rectangular vent opening is approximately 25mm x 5mm which is more than 3x the cool nose spinner inlet area.

Angled internal shroud
Angled internal shroud
Glued to inside of canopy
Glued to inside of canopy
External view before finishing
External view before finishing

Now just need to tidy up & paint the shroud ramp red.
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Albion 5m Electric soarer

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Front hatch looks a lot better after the vent has been treated to a coat of red humbrol enamel :)

Tidied cooling vent
Tidied cooling vent
John Treble
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Re: Albion 5m Electric soarer

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Has your Albion flown yet?
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Albion 5m Electric soarer

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John,
I don’t think the re-motored Albion has flown yet, but it is just about ready to go - probably the next time Cliff gets to Sandhays.
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