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"Introductory RC Flight Plane" ... Latest update 10 months 3 weeks ago #702

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Barnstormer's maiden flight was on 8 November 2015 - highly successful & no issues whatsoever.

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Since then the Barnstormer has spent 2 hrs 45 minutes airborne during 15 different flights ... the K&B 65 Sportster Engine behaved absolutely flawlessly and nowadays, when I want some relaxed - cruise by at walking pace - type of flights ... the David Boddington designed Barnstormer is my weapon of choice.

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"Introductory RC Flight Plane" ... 6 years 1 month ago #263

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After our move to the new premises in Albertinia - all that remains is to set up the workshop again and then work will continue on the "Intro RC Plane..."
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Keep all eyes :woohoo: on this FORUM Thread for upcoming news and our progress...
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"Introductory RC Flight Plane" ... 6 years 3 months ago #234

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:whistle: 4-8 March Progress...

Right ... Next up was to glue the 1st section of Litho Plate Sheeting in place on the Forward Hatch.
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Careful alignment was needed. Fred has had some experience doing this and with 2 pairs of hands the job was a (proverbial) "piece of cake"... ;)
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Side-on view thus far was very satisfactory....
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Couple more photos added as attachments...

So - by now the Forward Hatch was sheeted in Covered Litho Plat and rivets added & edging added.

The Pilot's view point would look something like this - by the time we get airborne...
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Then just as an added bit of detail (bearing in mind that this is most certainly NOT a scale model) we decided to add Litho Plate Constructed Cockpit Doors...
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Complete with "hinge line" & "Rivets" and "edging"...
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Work will stop now until after the "Free Flight Event" scheduled for 29th March - 1st April. We will (DV) be back in the first week of April with your next update on this saga... B)
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"Introductory RC Flight Plane" ... 6 years 3 months ago #224

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23 February - 1 March Progress...

The Main Wing (1865mm Span) is now done and ready to be covered.
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Fuel Tank "seat" has been done and the Fuel Proofer is busy drying as I am typing this update.

Next up was the "Fuel Tank Bay Hatch" between the Cockpit area and the Firewall. The half formers & frame was done in Balsa.
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Sheeting simply had to be done in litho plate (thin aluminium sheeting) :whistle: and the finishing had to include rivets and proper edging. The hatch between the cockpit & firewall will be done like this. We've finished the aluminium sheeting (with covering & rivets) for the first half of the hatch already.
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After covering was ironed on...
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Rivets done and edging applied...

Edging?

Old black electric wiring was half-cut through in the length and wiring removed.

And - Voila - edging alla plenty !!! ;)

More next week....
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"Introductory RC Flight Plane" ... 6 years 4 months ago #213

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B) Right...

Some fuselage prep work continued this week. We're just about ready to built the Hatch & Cockpit area...

We tackled the main wing - removed all the bad balsa (het hulle gestuur om in die hoekie te gaan staan) and installed the Flap & Aileron Servos.
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Then the bellcrank assemblies for both the Flaps & Ailerons were checked and serviced.

So far so good.

The Main Wing (with Flaps & Ailerons) & Horizontal Stab & Elevator is now just about ready for covering...
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"Introductory RC Flight Plane" ... 6 years 4 months ago #211

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:woohoo: A lot more was done this past week on what promises to be a GREAT RC PLANE!!!

Fred & myself have been enjoying fixing & replacing oil soaked sections & fitting new balsa sections & sanding & preparing etc.

More work was done on the fuselage - and the fuselage should near completion next week... Can't wait to get it done and to finalize the prep for covering. :woohoo:

The vertical stab & rudder was completed this week and we've done the covering and dry-fitted the hinges as well. :whistle:

We simply love it !!!

So far so good.

More feedback next weekend...
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