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Zephyrus from down under

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Whilst you were all on your knees at Church today, I finished the Struts. They are a composite build of Alluminium tube, Balsa and Carbon Fibre. My original idea was to glass them to get a smooth finish. but then decided to wrap 0.4mm ply around them and the results are very pleasing. Two options of finish are painting or vinyl wrap. I think I prefer the second.

I sprayed the wings white the other day, oh how I miss Solartex
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Nearly finished. Just the odd few bits to complete. First up is the tail/fin fairing, built with a balsa core and covered with carbon fibre, then a wheel shroud from 1mm Aluminium cut on a fret saw.

Next up are two sliding vent windows to install
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Look, No Prop, but it feels like a need a crane to lift it

After what seems an eternity, the Zephyrus is just about complete
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It weighs in at 15.5 Kilos
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Re: Zephyrus from down under

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Very nice Vince, that really does look "the business".
However at 15.5kg I am not volunteering to launch it for you or carry it up the hill!
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I've got slaves for that Brian
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Due to the overwhelming lack of interest, this thread will self destruct in 7 days time
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Vince,
Just because we are respectfully quiet, does not mean there is no interest.

Great model, well done, what's next??

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: Zephyrus from down under

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Not only, but also:-

Don't forget when you first throw it off the cliff. Put your swimming trunks on first.

Good luck.

:D :D :D :D

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Re: Zephyrus from down under

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So not till next summer then?
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