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Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Post by Peter Balcombe »

Well done Chris.
Build looks to be giving Roo a run for his money 😀
Good to see you at the weekend at the Okehampton aerotow.

Chris Bowles
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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Post by Chris Bowles »

Thanks Peter, enjoyed Sunday at Okehampton, nice to see you also, have fixed the 15 after my tree trimming, having checked the plane over, new outer wing joiner, and repair the winglets, lucky to get away with such little damage, shows how strong the design is

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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

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Have released the ailerons & flaps from the wings, and fitted the airbrakes, also while on the internet, I saw that some 17's have retro fitted winglets, with this in mind, have made wingtips removable, so at a later date I could fit winglets, just a case of unplugging the tip, and fit the winglet
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pfcallaghan
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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Post by pfcallaghan »

Hi Chris
This is truly a wonderful project. Love it, well done.
Cheers
Paul

Chris Bowles
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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

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Thanks Paul, you never know you might be there for the maiden, not done a lot lately, holidays and flying, but managed to make the canopy frame, fit the tow release, and battery shelf ready to glass in, fitted a bolt and wingnut to the shelf, so I can fine tune the C of G with lead sheet, hole in the shelf is for access to one of the screws keeping the release servo in place, always handy to be able to get the servo out
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Barry_Cole
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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Post by Barry_Cole »

Chris,
Top marks for the servo connection to the tow release rod. Excellent.

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Chris Bowles
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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Post by Chris Bowles »

Thanks Cliff, with a bit of fiddling have managed to make the ASW 15 canopy fit, so thats another one sold, only another 1000 to go before the cost of the plug is met

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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Post by Chris Bowles »

Thanks Barry, yes a couple of ball joints takes out all the angles, leaving just a straight push/ pull, mind you it was fun filing down the brass ball to fit the quick link

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

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Chris Bowles wrote:
13 Oct 2019, 11:02
Mind you it was fun filing down the brass ball to fit the quick link
It's what Lathes are for!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Post by Chris Bowles »

A bit more work done, retract unit made, now fitting the formers to take the unit, it stopped raining for a few hours here so took a picture of the finished fuz, well almost, still wiring and servos to fit
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