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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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Some more activities on the wing. I have sanded the support blocks in the nose section. That went rather easy as I used soft balsa. Just sand until the black has disappeared from the the ribs.
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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Then the sheeting of the nose section. I bought a rather hard quality 2mm balsa so the bending will take quite some force. Too overcome that problem I wetted the top surface a bit. The sheet will start to curve by itself and can be glued with almost no force applied.
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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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For your information, I have put the Meteor build into a temporary slow down. Summer is coming so time to go out flying! And in addition a small intermediate project... :D

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Cliff Evans
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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FLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SteveArchibald
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Location: Wonthaggi

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

Post by SteveArchibald »

Hi again,

Its been a while since I checked in due to such a crazy year. I am moving soon and once re-located I will have a large shed and workshop I can really get building.

Your Ikarus is looking fantastic and hopefully mine will meet the cut as well.

Have a great day
Steve

Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Hello Steve,
Thanks for your compliments!
Actually already looking forward to continue the construction of my Meteor as the flying season seems to be over!

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BrianF
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Location: Brisbane AU

Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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We seem to be the three individuals building it at the moment. I was making great headway, but many things have occurred recently, work got very complex, my career has ended courtesy of Covid and I am having major surgery in a week that will slow me down more and keep me from some workshop activities. Hope to get back to it ASAP.

The Meteor assembled near the front.
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Dopieman1
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Re: Ikarus Meteor 1/3

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Wish you all the best Brian!!

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