Rodel ka6e

Jolly Roger
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Location: Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

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.
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Jolly Roger
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Location: Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

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...
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1141&hilit=rodel+ka6

roo Hawkins
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Location: Northamptonshire

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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Location: Coulsdon

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.

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