Jilles Smits ASW 15

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by chris williams » 20 Mar 2019, 19:35

Cliff, are you 3d printing the canopy plugs now...?


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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Cliff Evans » 20 Mar 2019, 19:39

No Chris. They would not take the heat involved! Plugs are now milled from MDF then coated with Vac Cast ali loaded resin and finished by sanding.

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by chris williams » 20 Mar 2019, 21:32

Darn it...my supplies of Elbow Grease are running low

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 23 Mar 2019, 11:50

Hi put the model together, first for some pics, then to see how much lead was needed to balance, 350grms brought the C of G as per plan, so a total of 750grms was used. 400grms moulded into the nose when building, finish of the wiring, and get it in the air
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 07 Apr 2019, 10:19

Have finished off the radio installation, now just waiting for the weather to be kind for the maiden, in the picture there is a servo mounted on F7a, this is used to lock the canopy down, so switch on, replace canopy, flick a switch, and the canopy is held in place, there is a peg in the front, better than tape, or the spring latch, and loads of spare channels
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by B Sharp » 07 Apr 2019, 22:34

Very Clever Chris! A very ingenious canopy lock.
Mmmmmmmmm? Just a thought? You inadvertently leave the radio on - the battery runs down - the Rx stops working - the servo doesn't want to play any more - how do you open the canopy again? :lol: :lol: :lol:
All that aside, I look forward to seeing it fly at Eden Valley if you get there again this year.
Brian :)

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 08 Apr 2019, 10:48

Hi Brian, we have got a cunning plan, I carry a hammer in my bag, cures all problems, all booked in, looking forward it, even Mr Flood should be there with his new DG 1000

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 11 Apr 2019, 20:11

Well yesterday we carried the 15 up our local easterly slope, 10 mph, wanted a bit more, but having put the effort in to get to the top, the worst that could happen is the plane land down the bottom, switched on, checked everything again, short run and a good heave, and out she went, and up, 2 clicks of up and 2 clicks of left aileron, flying straight and level, hands off, need to put my gloves on very happy with the flight performance, after 30 min came in for a landing, again a none event, the 2nd flight showed it's thermalling capability, your on the hill, the wind goes cold, and along comes the sink, now looking down on the model, find a bit of lift, start working it, up she comes, but so easy to fly really impressed 2nd flight 45 min, and a even better landing, went home happy, next, hook it up to a tug. didn't take any flying pics very cloudy and dull,

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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 11 Apr 2019, 20:24

Chris Bowles wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 20:11
Well yesterday we carried the 15 up our local easterly slope, 10 mph, wanted a bit more, but having put the effort in to get to the top, the worst that could happen is the plane land down the bottom, switched on, checked everything again, short run and a good heave, and out she went, and up, 2 clicks of up and 2 clicks of left aileron, flying straight and level, hands off, need to put my gloves on very happy with the flight performance, after 30 min came in for a landing, again a none event, the 2nd flight showed it's thermalling capability, your on the hill, the wind goes cold, and along comes the sink, now looking down on the model, find a bit of lift, start working it, up she comes, but so easy to fly really impressed 2nd flight 45 min, and a even better landing, went home happy, next, hook it up to a tug. didn't take any flying pics very cloudy and dull, but as we packed up the sun came out, so after pic
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Re: Jilles Smits ASW 15

Post by Chris Bowles » 11 Apr 2019, 20:34

One of our members took a picture of me heading down to the carpark
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