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Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Chris Bowles
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Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Something to keep me busy during the winter months, have done the easy bit first, thanks Cliff all the bits fitted, now the fun starts planking
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Chris Bowles
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Well the planking went quite well, suprised that it took 10, 36×4 balsa sheets, just a bit more sanding & filling, fitted hardwood planking around the retract opening, to give the hinges something extra to bond to, also infilled the front keel section with ply, before planking, a bit strengh when slope soaring, also will be glassing the inside cockpit area
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B Sharp
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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That's looking good Chris. Will I see it at Eden Valley next year?
Brian :)

Chris Bowles
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Thanks Brian, yes that is the plan, just need Euan to post the dates so we can organize a trip, off now to do some more sanding

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Lovely sleek fuselage. Good to see a plastic glider modelled in wood so successfully

Paul Chisholm
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Hi Guys am about to start to do my ASW 15 short kit to Jilles plans currently trying to decide wing construction method. Am thinking of vac bag carbon over foam cut cores. Thoughts? :roll: Hi Brian Sharp just a note to advise will be back in the UK June July next year hope to catch up with friends on the slope while there
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Chris Bowles
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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My plans for the wings differ from the original, first I am going to make the wing in 4 sections, easier to transport, 2nd going to cover the foam core, with glasscloth and obechi, want to finish the fuz first before I start on the wings

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Hi Chris, you may find it difficult to resource obechi of that size in this country now as I believe it has become unavailable to the saw mills throughout the world. Best bet is Germany but due to its package size is very expensive to ship.
I still have limited amounts of 1.2 and 1.6mm thickness in some length sizes if it helps, alternatively you could speak to Roo on this forum as he uses a British alternative very successfully. Ter

Chris Bowles
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Hi Terry, thanks for the offer, but I have stock, back in the dark ages, obechi was never easy to find in long wide lengths, so when I found some bought quite a lot, so have enough to do the 15, use it while I can, the kids would just throw it out

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Just a bit more sanding before a coat of primer to show all the imperfections, decided to wrap some carbon cloth around the back end, to give a bit more strength to the balsa
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