Rodel ka6e

roo Hawkins
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Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 09 May 2019, 13:09

I was given this glider from a member of ssuk after it crashed at Buckminster on Sunday. Well time for repair. I was surprised that there is no sparoom so I have fixed the wings joiner and reinforced with glass and epoxy then refixed the veneer with epoxy. I am adding
adding a 6mm ply web 3/4 along the wings.
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 09 May 2019, 13:11

More pictures the fuz is glued up with epoxy but I need to glass inside
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Howard wise
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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Howard wise » 09 May 2019, 18:20

Well done Roo, it's looking good, I saw it in the car park when taking the remains of my glider back to the car. Looking forward to seeing it in the air when you finish repairing it.

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Jolly Roger » 11 May 2019, 17:23

Fast work Roo! I love how you just crack on with it - no messing about. And with the Rodel Ka6 you can be sure to be rewarded with a really well-mannered, versatile model. Pity Rodel aren't making models any more.

If you need a spare canopy, Sarik supply one for Jilles' Ka6 which should cut down fine.

Rog

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 12 May 2019, 09:28

Thanks roger I was wondering about the canopy. There is still a lot of work to do on this glider so not sure when it will be done. I need to get some more epoxy so its on hold for the moment. What did you cover your ka6e in????. ROO

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Cliff Evans » 12 May 2019, 11:59

What scale is it Roo?

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Jolly Roger » 12 May 2019, 13:36

Hey Roo,

Covered the wings and tail in Profilm, but only because I haven't got round to trying vinyl.

Cliff - the Rodel is 1:3.55 (that well known scale! :? ). I know this makes it smaller than Jilles' 1:3.125 Ka6e but I'm sure his canopy would cut down fine.

My fave model. I'm off flying it off our field after lunch.

Rog

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by Cliff Evans » 12 May 2019, 14:40

Yes, the Jilles canopy will be fine!

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 12 May 2019, 22:09

I am in the Malvern Hills in August so will get one from sarik. Thanks Roo

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Re: Rodel ka6e

Post by roo Hawkins » 21 May 2019, 21:53

Fuselage is now glassed filled and primed.
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