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 Posted: 22 January 2016 02:57 pm
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This is just for you Bill as you are getting withdrawal symptions some more sanding and dope before fitting engine, servo and covering
 

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 Posted: 23 January 2016 10:28 am
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 Nice one Les .  That will be great for the vintage days at Harty or lazy evenings in the summer . What engine are you fitting ? Is it a Diesel proper engine ;)or a glow thingy ! Still much better than a ****tric .  What are you covering it with ? 



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 Posted: 23 January 2016 03:40 pm
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Engine is a 1.5 cc PAW covering not decided yet will seek further advice at the next meeting the only thing for certain it must be red

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 Posted: 23 January 2016 03:53 pm
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Hi Les . Good to see another diesel user. You will have to enroll in " The Oily Hands society " Using a diesel will limit the choices of covering .Normal solar film is no good as Diesel fuel makes it go soft and baggy ,the covering as well ;). Polyester solar coat  will be fine  and is available in red and various vintage  colours . The new polyester  solar film will/should be ok but check first .  My choice would be Light span . Looks and feels like tissue but much stronger but can be a bit tricky to master applying it. One good thing is that its totally fuel proof . 



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 Posted: 23 January 2016 04:58 pm
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This is what I have to hand, also some medium weight tissue but it is white, but will finally decide after some brain picking, thanks Phil for the advice so far

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Hello Les , The "Air Span" you have is intended for lighter models and is not fuel proof and will need sealing with dope and then fuel proofing .When thats done it becomes brittle and punctures just like tissue so no advantage. If you bought it recently try and exchange it for "Lightspan" . It tougher and the same weight as heavy weight tissue and much lighter than normal iron on covering .Don't buy the recommended adhesive for it which I believe is called "Balsa Lock", its rubbish. Deluxe materials do a good adhesive called "Cover Grip" that actually works or better still I've found that the fuel proofer sold by solarfilm called "Clearcoat" is also a brilliant adhesive for this  covering . Needs a slightly different technique  but lasts really well . if Interested I can give more info etc on club night.



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 Posted: 24 January 2016 04:32 pm
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Hi Phil red litespan on order I have some cover grip but will get some more to make sure

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 Posted: 27 January 2016 03:50 pm
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Litespan arrived today so have thrown caution to the wind and made a start plus the weather is rotten as well

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 Posted: 29 January 2016 03:44 pm
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Just the wings to cover and fit the rudder

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 Posted: 29 January 2016 03:46 pm
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I have decided to call it Nora any guesses why

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 Posted: 29 January 2016 05:13 pm
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Hi Les,

I reckon you have had a go at startng the engine and it "gnawed" your finger :D Hence Nora

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 Posted: 31 January 2016 12:19 pm
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hello Les, is that fancy thing at the side of the engine a one way filla valve.

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 Posted: 31 January 2016 01:09 pm
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Hi Bill nothing fancy its the fuel tank I only need a few seconds running to get airborne I hope and its then all down to gliding and if any of you haven't worked out the name its named after Nora Batty

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 Posted: 31 January 2016 09:51 pm
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As I thought the COG needs to be a bit further foreword as I am using a smaller engine than on the plan

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 Posted: 1 February 2016 01:53 pm
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Plan says one third from the wing leading edge, plus or minus a quarter inch so I have taken the quarter inch and gone for as light as possible the only way to know for sure is during test gliding there is scope for tail or wing adjustment I do not want to add more weight unless I am absolutely forced to

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Been doing some engine testing and decided to fit a slightly larger tank and fit it lower down to help with starting, beginning to get the knack of diesels, all down to glide testing now

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 Posted: 6 February 2016 01:33 pm
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blimmy Les, there wont be enough fuel in that tank to tune it in. oh, that last pic shows iys not as small as I thought. its gunna fly great. hand launch to save fuel.

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