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Jilles
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Ka6E build

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This built was started two years ago and was interupted by me becoming the club secretary. In the previous Forum I did start a built thread but will start again with what was published until then (Pdf file ) and then add pictures I took during me built restart.
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elevator check seen from the rear
elevator check seen from the rear
former installed. The two keel items K1 are held at height at the front
former installed. The two keel items K1 are held at height at the front
elevator check
elevator check
jig set up for fuse. Main side stringer is horizontal up to Main formers
jig set up for fuse. Main side stringer is horizontal up to Main formers

Jilles
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Re: Ka6E built

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fit plywood to the fuse. finish the top over the full length then take fuse from the jig and fit bottom ply sections
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6 mm balsa to former at places where 0.4mm ply sheeting overlaps
6 mm balsa to former at places where 0.4mm ply sheeting overlaps
making card board template to cut plywood to shape. Saves wasting expensive plywood
making card board template to cut plywood to shape. Saves wasting expensive plywood
plywood sample with PVA applied at required area's
plywood sample with PVA applied at required area's
Use the Iron to attach the ply
Use the Iron to attach the ply

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Ka6E built

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Thanks, If you have a problem, let me know and I will change it for you.

:D :D :D :D

BC

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RobbieB
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Re: Ka6E built

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Jilles,

When gluing with this hot pva method, if you dampen both surfaces immediately before applying the iron you get a much stronger bond.

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Re: Ka6E built

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Robbie / Jilles

Alternatively make the joint when the pva has just gone clear but before it has dried out fully.

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Jilles
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Re: Ka6E built

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Some random pictures of progress
Got the fuse glassed, sprayed primer filler and applied the top color on the fuse. bottom will be red
Wings and tail bits are covered with Icarex and are waiting for the paint job
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Jus Gordon
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Re: Ka6E built

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Hi Jilles,

A lovely build thanks for sharing with us.

What is the advantage of putting the PVA on the wood/drying/ironing as opposed to using wet PVA and clamping?

Is glassing a compound fuselage difficult as I see the nose has not been glassed. I take it your using expoxy ?

Jus

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Peter Balcombe
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Re: Ka6E built

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Well done Jilles.
She is looking very nice. I look forward to seeing the finished model.

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Re: Ka6E built

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Jus

The advantage of the PVA / ironing method is that no clamping is needed at all. The bond is instant as soon as the PVA is heated by the iron and this makes it easy to cover difficult areas or tight radii where it may not be possible to easily clamp the wood whilst the glue dries.

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Re: Ka6E built

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John,

Thanks for explanation. I will try out this method in future.

Jus

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