Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Dopieman1
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Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Dopieman1 » 15 Oct 2019, 21:40

Hello,
I have started the build of the Ikarus Meteor scale 1/3 designed by Jilles Smits.
I will post my progress and pictures, will let you know the things I changed and hopefully you can answer some of my questions.
First of all; what a beautiful kit this is! Drawings are a piece of art, wood is selected on the function it serves and all fits perfectly. My compliments to Jillis for this 3d Puzzle!.
I have started with the fuselage. Put the formers on the building board along a straight line and try fit everything before glueing (first with 10 seconds glue). Be aware; certain pieces only fit when assembled in the right order! And some formers are not mirror symmetric as I found out too late. :o
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Dopieman1 » 18 Oct 2019, 12:32

Nice to see more Ikarus build activities!
I promised to report the (little) changes I decided to do.Nothing special because all is very well thought through.
The first change I did was to the canopy frame. I made the top a little less wide such to create a bit more scale appearance.
The second change is the removal of the servo tray on the fuselage floor. I will move the servos for rudder and retract more to the aft. I have not yet decided where but that will be figured out later. Anyway, this change will give a bit more room to the pilot.
One last picture added with the progress sofar.
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Cliff Evans » 18 Oct 2019, 13:35

Looking good so far!

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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Dopieman1 » 23 Oct 2019, 22:33

Wednesday is the day for doing some work on the Meteor! I finally ended up at the tail. I did not yet glue the parts together because I want to double check the fit and alignment. I consider to create a template for the tail to secure it is glued in vertical position.
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by SteveArchibald » 25 Oct 2019, 07:33

Looking good

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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Dopieman1 » 03 Nov 2019, 13:14

Because the Meteor fuselage is narrowing quite significantly I have added some diagonal stiffeners
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Dopieman1 » 03 Nov 2019, 13:35

SteveArchibald wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 07:33
Looking good
Thanks! Hope we can team up in building this beautiful baby!😊

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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Dopieman1 » 03 Nov 2019, 20:21

It was raining whole day so perfect to make some hours in the workshop! Just a couple of pictures to show my progress.
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Ted » 03 Nov 2019, 22:41

Looking good, I just love those laser cut kits, I'm going to put one on my Christmas list.

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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by Dopieman1 » 05 Nov 2019, 19:14

I have a question. Maybe the other Meteor builders or Jillis can help. Its about the end rib of the rudder. How can that rib fit into the slots of the leading edge of that rudder?
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