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  • #31
    Ohhh these joiners ...😬

    Well I have two other projects in the works....

    but they are not advanced enough to talk about them now, let's call them top secret projects 😉...
    Stéphane
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    • #32
      SH-Janus, sheeting of bottom Right wing in progress...

      Spar caps

      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

      Fiberglass tow for the LE

      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr


      LE in position

      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

      The messy part...

      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

      In the bag!
      I am using thick painter tarps closed with acrylic caulk

      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr
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      • #33
        Here were are, first wing bagged !

        First trimming the LE and TE with a plane

        Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

        Less than 1500g and quite rigid, should be a nice flying wing very similar to my SZD-59

        Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

        Upper side

        Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

        Under side

        Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

        Low beaming light to check surface aspect, look pretty good, should not need too much filler

        Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr



        Stéphane
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        • #34
          Morning,

          enjoyed a morning day off to bag the last surface of this Janus, same protocole.

          Just a note on the filler I use for the styrofoam, this material is perfect an require very little sanding and is super light

          Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr


          Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

          Lets move on!
          Last edited by French1; 02-04-2017, 03:54 AM.
          Stéphane
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          • #35
            Whoa, Stephane! Look at you go. You have the inner drive to turn thought into reality. Next time I think I'm too tired to drop some servos in an almost-ready-to-fly, I'll go over these pictures for inspiration.

            John W

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            • French1
              French1 commented
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              Thanks John

              Motivation comes and go, that is why I am working a several project at the same time, keep the motivation high and when you are stuck on something you change project to let you time to think

          • #36
            Originally posted by French1 View Post

            Just a note on the filler I use for the styrofoam, this material is perfect an require very little sanding and is super light
            So......what filler?
            TEAM GORGEOUS

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            • French1
              French1 commented
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              it is fixed, I forgot to insert an image

          • #37
            I forgot to share the last picture,

            currently sanding and filling...

            Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr


            Stéphane
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            • JimD
              JimD commented
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              What is that white stuff all over the ground?

              BTW, nice job on the wings, no way that I could do that! Your skills are impressive!

          • #38
            WOW! That is going to be very nice! I'm enjoying your tutorial for I wish to build an FS-24 Phonix.

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            • #39
              Originally posted by ARUP View Post
              WOW! That is going to be very nice! I'm enjoying your tutorial for I wish to build an FS-24 Phonix.
              http://www.ig-albatros.ch/index.php/...s-24-phönix-t

              I assume you've seen this.....

              TEAM GORGEOUS

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              • #40
                Tom, nice find! Thanks! What a gorgeous model and it flies nice. I bookmarked the page. Now... back to our regularly scheduled program!

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                • #41
                  What about a picture of the wings on the fuse?

                  Currently sanding and filling bottom of the wings, top is next


                  Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

                  Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

                  Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr


                  Stéphane
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                  • #42
                    WOW! That is really nice! Did I say how nice that bird is gonna be?

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                    • #43
                      Thanks Mike

                      Here is some updates from my last trip to chicago. My buddy Vladimir has been nice enought to creat moulds for rudder and elevator, very nice work Vladimir, we are on a great project



                      Here is a view of the rudder mold

                      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

                      and here is the stab mold

                      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

                      Sans titre by steffruelle, sur Flickr

                      Rudder are currently done, and stab should be in the next month, waiting on the weather to improve in order to spray paint....


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                      • Steve P
                        Steve P commented
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                        Beautiful workmanship!

                    • #44
                      Vladimir does really nice work! I remember seeing one of his excellent fuselage molds at Winamac last year.

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                      • #45
                        Back on the bench, freeing up the wings moving surfaces.

                        first slicing the lower surface of the wing, just enough to put some balsa to close the moving surface, 5mm here



                        then removing foam with a flat screwdriver






                        freeing up the live hinge by running a hacksaw blade through wood and fiberglass






                        checking alignement






                        Running a special tool made of a hacksaw blade glued on a piece of plywood to go along the side of the trench







                        moving the surface to loosen up the hinge










                        Gluing some balsa to close the moving surface






                        and here is the result after sanding








                        The next step will be to close the wing side and build a lip to have a nice gap and no whistling

                        Stéphane
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