Tuesday, 21 October 2014

New Venture

Just started a new venture... check it out at:
www.planesailingrc.co.uk

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Almost looks like an aeroplane!

Put all the pieces together last night just to get an idea of size etc...

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Wings Skinned!

I have at last managed to finish skinning the wings. Top sheets were applied over the weekend. Used sandbags to weigh the sheets down as they mould to the profile of the wing. Needed a bit of Lead on the wingtips and clamps to get the sheet to form to the complex curves at that point, but apart from that, the sheets went on quite quickly and easily!

Looking at other plans, I think a solid wing tip would have been easier to construct, but I'm sure there are reasons for the way it has been designed.








Monday, 29 April 2013

Retracts

Have now got the retracts for the Zero. Quite substantial really. I am just strating with the final skinning before glass coating the wing.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Skins

Who would have thought having twins would have scuppered my building so much! Anyway I seem to have a bit more time at the moment so have now completed the skins for the top of the wings. I hope to apply them to the wing next week and incorporate the washout.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

More work on the wings

Found some more time to work on the wings and have managed to join the two halves together. Next step sking the tops while applying washout! Looking forward to working on the fuselage again.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A bit of a diversion!

As a bit of a diversion I am currently trying to design a 1/5th scale Hawker Tempest. So far it is not looking too bad.