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Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Thanks Jillis and Cliff for your quick reply and support. The rib is not like in the pdf as it is missing the square hole. But no big deal. I did a small modification and cut the rib in two pieces and added a slot. Hope the picture clarifies!
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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I have received a Fema retract for the Meteor.
Really a nice piece of gear! I will mount it kind of reverse such that the wheel swings up in forward direction just like the real one. Suppose this will not impact on the retraction. There is anyway plenty room for it.
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Today I prepared the rudders for the covering with 0,4 mm ply. First some balsa filling is to be applied to leading and trailing edge. A bit of a time consuming job.
I decided to apply a tube and wire hinge for the rudder. This to allow for the option to disassemble the rudders when needed.
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BrianF
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Hi, I'm building the one on the other forum, very happy to answer Meteor queries here. There are a few things that will make you stop and scratch your head, but there will be one or more solutions out there to get you going again. Apart from the sheeting on one wing the structure on my build is complete.
Der Himmel ist blau und die Luft ist gut!

Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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BrianF wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 20:15
Hi, I'm building the one on the other forum, very happy to answer Meteor queries here. There are a few things that will make you stop and scratch your head, but there will be one or more solutions out there to get you going again. Apart from the sheeting on one wing the structure on my build is complete.
Hi Brian,
I am following you on the rcgroups forum and read all your good advices with great interest. This has a big value for the building of the Meteor! See my post #182, that is me!

Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Now covering the rudders with 0,4 mm ply. Thats working fine when pressing with some blocks But this method will for sure not work anymore when dealing with bigger curvatures like around the fin post. So I have tried the ironing method. And indeed, it works perfect! After cooling down the pieces are fixed!
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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I had a small issue with the rudder. I wrongly assumed that I could glue the ply surfaces while putting the rudder on its side on a flat building board. Luckily I inspected the rudder after around 30 minutes when the gue was not fully cured. It was clearly visible that I had a twist in the rudder! So tried to over correct it into right shape. This happened to be quite succesfull. I am happy with the endresult.
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BrianF
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Glad you got it sorted.
I looked in my build thread, I didn't mention it, did show it clamped together off a bench, as I had noted what you discovered.
Feel free to PM me if you get stuck, you may find some head scratching moments are coming up.
Der Himmel ist blau und die Luft ist gut!

Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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I have now started with the 0,4 mm ply panels on the tail section. I do not have experience with it but with some patience it works quite fine. It requires some own initiative to get extra support for the ply panels. I have added soft balsa in variuos places and created a support rib for the stabiliser shoulders.
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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In previous post you can see that I already glued the pipes for the stabilisers into the fuselage. Afterwards I realised that this could create a possible misalignment with the pipes in the stabiliser. Better to glue everything together! But after testfitting the stabiliser I concluded that the worries were unnecessary. Most likely due to high accuracy of the laser parts :?
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