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Robin Slight - Prost restoration.

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Jon_S
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Joined: 05 Nov 2023, 20:43
Location: North kent

Re: Robin Slight - Prost restoration.

Post by Jon_S »

The rudder was falling apart. Either damaged from flying or damaged while laying around the garage/workshop for many years.
The rudder was made from sheet ribs and a leading edge section.
I dismantled the old rudder to get the profile for the ribs.
Infact I managed to get the ribs out of the old rudder and used them in the new rudder.
Ribs were from 1/8th soft balsa. Leading edge is 1/4” medium and then I used some
Left over leading edge section that was then sanded to shape.
Covered with white oracover and then a closed loop control added.
Hope drilled in the top for the live hinge and brass tube fitted in the base for a piano wire keeper.
Turned out nice.
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Jon_S
Posts: 13
Joined: 05 Nov 2023, 20:43
Location: North kent

Re: Robin Slight - Prost restoration.

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Small bit of tidying up to
Do with the fuselage radio installation.
I need to make a new wiring loom as I chucked the old one away.
New closed loop wire fitted that has yet to be tensioned until the full install has been completed.
I can now divert attention to the wing.
Jon_S
Posts: 13
Joined: 05 Nov 2023, 20:43
Location: North kent

Re: Robin Slight - Prost restoration.

Post by Jon_S »

A bit of a break to build a new work bench and do some house hood chores.

Working on the wings.
Now the servos were old and mostly crap and slow.
I had to cut off the servo covers that were stuck down with take adhesive.

Prosing out the old servos, I found out that they were stuck in with bathroom sealant. That’s never going to end well.
Anyway after some prising I managed to get the old wing servos out make good the holes and then start fettling the new servos.
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Brian Sharp
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Joined: 18 Dec 2022, 09:25
Location: Scotland

Re: Robin Slight - Prost restoration.

Post by Brian Sharp »

It is great to see you doing this resto on Robin’s aircraft. I flew against him on many occasions and really enjoyed his company’ he was a real gentleman. His aircraft were always immaculate, and it is sad to see them in such poor condition. I hope you are able to finish this model and enjoy flying it successfully in the future.
Brian S.
Jon_S
Posts: 13
Joined: 05 Nov 2023, 20:43
Location: North kent

Re: Robin Slight - Prost restoration.

Post by Jon_S »

Cheers Brian.
Hopefully I’ll get this model back in the air. Was too good to Chuck in the bin.
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