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Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2020, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Stretch
Thank you all for your kind words - much...

Thank you all for your kind words - much appreciated :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2020, 01:27 AM
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Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Thank you for your kind words Manny! 👍

Thank you for your kind words Manny! 👍
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-16-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Stretch
Berry - have you tried cross-wheeling as...

Berry - have you tried cross-wheeling as suggested by Mike etc? This will work 100%.

There are a lot of misinformation videos on YouTube etc. Some of them say you should never cross-wheel etc....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-15-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Stretch
Try wheeling the panel at 90 degrees ie...

Try wheeling the panel at 90 degrees ie ďcross-wheelingĒ to gain curve in the adjacent plane. What you are probably fighting is ďflexĒ in your wheeling machine. By cross-wheeling, you should achieve...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Thanks Jaroslav. 👍 The customer wants it without...

Thanks Jaroslav. 👍 The customer wants it without a tail, so it will have to stay as is.

Regards from a very wet Cornwall! ☔️
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Gíday! Cheers! Iíve no plans for a tail wing. I...

Gíday! Cheers! Iíve no plans for a tail wing. I kinda like the flow of the fuselage without any excrescences. Besides, as itĎa technically a weather vane a tail fin might disrupt its movement......
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Hereís a quick video of it outside: ...

Hereís a quick video of it outside:

https://youtu.be/DSI1bDJyaX8
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Chocks Away! One mile to the right - as the...

Chocks Away!

One mile to the right - as the crow flies - is Perranporth Aerodrome. During WW2 this was an R.A.F. base! The Kung Fu school i train at is housed in the original squadron briefing...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Tested the stand today for balance and it works a...

Tested the stand today for balance and it works a treat. The Spit rotates beautifully with lightest touch! Iím going to test it all tomorrow out in the fresh air. Fingers crossed 🤞
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Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Found a nice vintage MG wheel with a pie-crust...

Found a nice vintage MG wheel with a pie-crust cross ply tyre to use as a base. Machined up a simple hub with a double sealed bearing system for smooth kinetic movement.
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Hi Bill. I totally understand the concerns about...

Hi Bill. I totally understand the concerns about using compressed air - it can indeed be scary. To mitigate the chances of a dramatic split I annealed the entire fuselage many times (as well as...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Shiny, shiny, shiny... ...

Shiny, shiny, shiny...

https://i.postimg.cc/GtZK2568/D3979-D4-C-CA91-45-A7-A615-FF3116-EDA550.jpg (https://postimg.cc/MfmV3d6q)
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
With the wing skins fully welded, the arduous...

With the wing skins fully welded, the arduous task of polishing ensued. My hands and arms still ache... 😬

https://i.postimg.cc/pVYLBFs8/38965-DE0-1271-4174-B1-A3-E53-E19-E68-E1-F.jpg...
Forum: Introductions 11-08-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Stretch
Welcome! Nice project! Looks like youíve...

Welcome! Nice project! Looks like youíve undersold youíre skills in your introduction ;)
Good effort me thinks 👊
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Thanks Jaroslav - much appreciated! The air...

Thanks Jaroslav - much appreciated! The air method is such low pressure and aluminium is very safe to work with in this respect. The original plan was to hydroform the fuselage, but for fun I tried...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Haha! I kinda looks like Iím an insomniac, but...

Haha! I kinda looks like Iím an insomniac, but the truth is the project is pretty much finished and Iím batch uploading my replies when I get a chance!

Cheers, Matt
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Thanks. There no real danger of the vessel...

Thanks. There no real danger of the vessel letting go. At most there was 100 psi of pressure and as the blow gunís entry into the vessel is not a precision fit, air is continuously escaping and the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Thanks guys! Glad you like the project so far 👍

Thanks guys! Glad you like the project so far 👍
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Hereís a YouTube clip of the wing being welded to...

Hereís a YouTube clip of the wing being welded to the fuselage:

https://youtu.be/J86lTuKcsr0
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
The lower wing section is then welded to the...

The lower wing section is then welded to the upper and inner wing structure, and a V-piece is fabricated and welded in to create the two radii on the lower wing structure, albeit with artistic...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
Joining the upper wing section to the fuselage...

Joining the upper wing section to the fuselage required literally hours of careful cutting and filing of the wing to allow the fuselage to sit in the wing. I wanted the weld to be invisible and as...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
The wing sections and the fuselage laid out...

The wing sections and the fuselage laid out together. Things are moving on nicely!

https://i.postimg.cc/d07tFxjP/0-BB637-CF-1-AE7-44-B3-A426-FA1934-F4-F759.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
In this Shot Iím lining up the sections and...

In this Shot Iím lining up the sections and checking fit, and making necessary adjustments.

https://i.postimg.cc/02tSnht7/1-B915851-7295-46-E9-A3-FB-39480-E05-EA4-D.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
The lower wing section was created on the English...

The lower wing section was created on the English wheel, similarly to the upper wing skin. However, it is much flatter from fore to aft, and does not have a leading edge return. The wing rocker in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,481
Posted By Stretch
To create the forward return edge of the wing I...

To create the forward return edge of the wing I used a urethane upper hammer in my Pullmax over the desired radius anvil. The urethane hammer has two benefits: one; itís non-marring and two, it can...
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