Rodel ka6e

Jolly Roger
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Jolly Roger » 11 Jun 2019, 18:46

The joiner in my kit was a 20mm steel tube that weighed a ton (slight exaggeration). I switched it out for an aluminium tube which I filled with carbon, saving over 1lb in weight.
Rog

Jolly Roger
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Jolly Roger » 11 Jun 2019, 22:02

Just putting in a link here to my short build thread as it may help anyone interested in Roo's thread...
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roo Hawkins
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 13 Jun 2019, 09:52

Thanks roger. I have decided to make the canopy myself two days bad weather only 1 hour to make plug and 1/2 to pull canopy today.
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Howard wise
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Howard wise » 14 Jun 2019, 00:19

Looks like your almost there, can't keep up with you,KA6e, Ash31 and the Grob. some work load. Out of interest what did you make the canopy plug out off, to make it hard enough to pull the canopy over it?

roo Hawkins
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 14 Jun 2019, 09:34

It's some blue foam with 3 layers of glass. I did not vacuum form it but pulled it over by hand.

GrahamFoster
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by GrahamFoster » 17 Jun 2019, 13:08

Hi Roo, It was covered in Antique Solartex the painted with two pack. I have odd bits of the Solartex and paint but no way of getting them to you. Cheers Graham

GrahamFoster
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by GrahamFoster » 28 Jun 2019, 11:17

Roo, if you are keeping the same tow release I have the special connector for it. If you email me your address I will post it to you. Cheers, Graham

roo Hawkins
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 05 Jul 2019, 19:27

Thanks graham for the offer but I have already sorted it out . I have not finished it yet need to add letting and the small bits .but it is now ready for the maiden next Friday or Saturday at the long mynd if the weather is OK. I will post the pictures next week.

SP250
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by SP250 » 05 Jul 2019, 20:36

Roo

Hoping to get my S2G 4.2m Ka6e finished for a maiden that weekend too.
Still got a couple of servos to install and cover the wings and position all the graphics.
A week of evenings should see it done though.

John M

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 14 Jul 2019, 20:51

It flys again sorry no flying pictures
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