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Scratch Built 1:5 ASW 17

Let us all watch your new project progress.
Jolly Roger
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Location: Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

Re: Scratch Built 1:5 ASW 17

Post by Jolly Roger »

Definitely looking like an ASW17 now :D
Have you a target flying weight? (…the model, not you)
Brian Sharp
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Joined: 18 Dec 2022, 09:25
Location: Scotland

Re: Scratch Built 1:5 ASW 17

Post by Brian Sharp »

Thanks Rog.
All I hope is that the right-hand fuselage side will actually mirror the left-hand side. As to the weight, its not something that I am too fixated on as far as scale models are concerned. Back in the days when I was a competitive thermal pilot every gram counted. Now that I fly scalies I find that it helps if they have a certain level of "gravitas". In other works, the finished weight will be what it is.
Brian S
Brian Sharp
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Re: Scratch Built 1:5 ASW 17

Post by Brian Sharp »

Work on the ASW17 fuselage continues, albite very slowly. I now have the right hand fuselage side built, the wing joiner assembly temporarily installed, control runs added to each side and the servo mount ready to be slotted in. As I write this the two sides have been glued together and firmly clamped together. I have attached a photo prior to joining which shows the two sides looking like a pair of gutted fish.
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Ready to join.
Ready to join.
Brian Sharp
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Re: Scratch Built 1:5 ASW 17

Post by Brian Sharp »

The fuselage shells have now been glued together and the final shaping has begun. I have started at the nose and will gradually work my way aft. Already the front of the fuselage is starting to look like an aeroplane.
Brian S.
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The front of the fuselage is starting to look like an aeroplane.
The front of the fuselage is starting to look like an aeroplane.
Mike F
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Joined: 18 Mar 2015, 14:08
Location: Gloucestershire

Re: Scratch Built 1:5 ASW 17

Post by Mike F »

Hi Brian

Looks as straight as a die; well done!

Mike F
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