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Zephyrus from down under

Let us all watch your new project progress.
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Maybe we need some Insanity Police........

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

BC

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A long day screwing - no naughty thoughts guys

I fitted the top window and made and screwed down the alluminium retaining frames. The section around the wing root took a bit of working out, but finally got there. Now to repeat that on the other side.

The loop screws at the front of the canopy 'rear section' was yesterdays work
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You've still got "it" Vince. I'm not sure what "it" is but its still there.
Most impressive.
Brian. :)

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It could be catching Brian, see your Doctor

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Looking good Vince.

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Todays task was to complete the canopy frame. The front of the frame has to encircle the front instrument panel
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Hinges for the frame made, frame secured, canopy added and fixed to the frame with 1.8mm self tapping screws through lithoplate (0.45mm alluminium) side frames, but still to be tidied up. I have used about 120 of these screws for all the glazing. At least the occupants can have a good look round
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Whilst you were all on your knees at Church today, I finished the Struts. They are a composite build of Alluminium tube, Balsa and Carbon Fibre. My original idea was to glass them to get a smooth finish. but then decided to wrap 0.4mm ply around them and the results are very pleasing. Two options of finish are painting or vinyl wrap. I think I prefer the second.

I sprayed the wings white the other day, oh how I miss Solartex
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Nearly finished. Just the odd few bits to complete. First up is the tail/fin fairing, built with a balsa core and covered with carbon fibre, then a wheel shroud from 1mm Aluminium cut on a fret saw.

Next up are two sliding vent windows to install
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Look, No Prop, but it feels like a need a crane to lift it

After what seems an eternity, the Zephyrus is just about complete
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