Jump to content
  • Welcome to Recreational Flying!
    A compelling community experience for all aviators
    Intuitive, Social, Engaging...Registration is FREE.
    Register Log in
FIL65

Savannah S Dreaming

Recommended Posts

I will start doing the rear frames this weekend. We are also going to strap the rear frames..the corner pieces are really weak. I will put it on the blog when I get to it

 

It wont add any weight maybe 100 grams if that but will really strengthen the whole framing up

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark , when you say premade, do you use it straight out of the bottle? I am paying $180+ for 1US gal of Alodine but then dilute it 3 to 1 with distilled water, giving me about 15lts. of mixWhat is the brand name of the mag wheel cleaner? is it the same as Alumiprep 33?

Correction, the rate to dilute Alodine ( for dipping ) is 2 to 1.

 

I use 3 to 1 for the Alumiprep 33

 

 

  • Helpful 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tony is your Alodine the same stuff as I have?

Yes looks the same

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
actually thats a good idea Steve..my rims get corrosion on them

Everyone does. Just quicker on the beach. How would it go on the engine castings?, they always get dull quickly at the beach too.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
?

Two things Hank.

 

All your deburring has to be done before putting on the Alodine.

 

And to do large sheets Tom Cadet uses a frame knocked up out of 4x2 framing timber and lays a sheet of plastic in the frame on top of a bench to form a large shallow pond. Take care not to pierce the sheet with the corners of your sheets (2 people).

 

 

  • Informative 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I will set up a rinse bath as well and recycle the rinse water until it gets to contaminated. I'm on tank water so it is a limited supply and I can also control the contamination.

 

 

  • Informative 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will make up a long skinny frame and line it to do the longerons and the rear trailing edges of the wing. Was going to do the spar but not real keen on the acid there as I couldnt garantee washing it completely out so will Jiff it and etch prime it

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Two things Hank.All your deburring has to be done before putting on the Alodine.

 

And to do large sheets Tom Cadet uses a frame knocked up out of 4x2 framing timber and lays a sheet of plastic in the frame on top of a bench to form a large shallow pond. Take care not to pierce the sheet with the corners of your sheets (2 people).

Thanks Steve.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well the house is 90% finished and we have moved out of the shed which has meant that I have been able to start setting up the workshop so I can start the Savannah build.

 

Slowly unpacking all my tools and stuff.

 

Setup my office and mancave which I have called the AV8R Bar.

 

IMG_3776.JPG.ee5d630d6256f21ed8ec74f76e238b93.JPG

 

IMG_3800.JPG.ecad4e16e1d5f83d137e36e303dd5ede.JPG

 

IMG_3789.JPG.197f2c93bd41a689d86ff110b2887e7f.JPG

 

IMG_3773.JPG.5cbfc77f76f4a59b266a9e36c28845f8.JPG

 

IMG_3775.JPG.19b6829479b72859b25a80b10e21ef44.JPG

 

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have decided to Alodine all my parts, so I sorting out some tubs for the process. I have all the parts up to 1200mm long sorted but am just working out how to do the sheets as they wont fit in the tubs I have bought.

 

IMG_3801.JPG.d1a903fc7a9f76be28da82d370e65a6a.JPG

 

I have also decided to do a test fit of all the components for each assembly. I have started with the tail feathers. This enables me to ensure I have all the parts, and also allow me to get the assembly process in my head before I start the true assembly after the de-burring, Aldine and etch primer has been completed.

 

I have found out already if you get one piece wrong you wont have everything line up correctly.

 

I might also try to take plenty of photos to make a log for future builders.

 

IMG_3790.JPG.c9c5d854692022c34a88e4a31ed4457c.JPG

 

IMG_3792.JPG.9bffcc045f47ddea12db3b86cf547123.JPG

 

IMG_3794.JPG.93106de11db788095107350a2f0e8573.JPG

 

IMG_3795.JPG.ea22d31f5151e5e8714263535be1d4aa.JPG

 

IMG_3797.JPG.cdf05ab58693fbe84a2be037b776289b.JPG

 

IMG_3798.JPG.215120ed8dcae8fe273df575ab6d3c9c.JPG

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have decided to Alodine all my parts, so I sorting out some tubs for the process. I have all the parts up to 1200mm long sorted but am just working out how to do the sheets as they wont fit in the tubs I have bought.[ATTACH]53777[/ATTACH]

 

I have also decided to do a test fit of all the components for each assembly. I have started with the tail feathers. This enables me to ensure I have all the parts, and also allow me to get the assembly process in my head before I start the true assembly after the de-burring, Aldine and etch primer has been completed.

 

I have found out already if you get one piece wrong you wont have everything line up correctly.

 

I might also try to take plenty of photos to make a log for future builders.

 

[ATTACH=full]53778[/ATTACH]

 

[ATTACH=full]53779[/ATTACH]

 

[ATTACH=full]53780[/ATTACH]

 

[ATTACH=full]53781[/ATTACH]

 

[ATTACH=full]53782[/ATTACH]

 

[ATTACH=full]53783[/ATTACH]

Going well. Off to a good start.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks Hank, when do you start your build? Would be good to have someone building the same time.

I have finished my shed, received Council's Code of Compliance Certificate last month and have been setting up benches tools, etc. Lately, I have been sorting parts into groups and I would like to start putting the fin together in a week or so.

 

I will try to do a bit here and there, whenever I get time after work.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

D27E093F-DA70-434A-85CE-CEC70BBBE9CE.jpeg.7cc2a84a57425f9c247d9d9705f245a4.jpeg Had my first go at Alodine dipping today. Set up baths and rinse tanks. After de-burring I had a go at the rear fuselage frames. Pretty happy with the results, maybe a bit longer in the alodine.

 

Had to rivet one frame together to feel like I had achieved something for all the effort.

 

3EF6A411-1EE6-4EFB-81A9-C14F79A326EC.jpeg.d92d4c10c9403ca59c7a76cbd7a0f525.jpeg

 

2B2F8104-4981-4684-8F78-DE09F1C63F47.jpeg.7b9fc37fc177475a41b8f6caa289dddc.jpeg

 

361224BC-5922-4203-92EB-FAEBC8DF8C4E.jpeg.03b855743f80a7c518fe34d2b63ef425.jpeg

 

D27E093F-DA70-434A-85CE-CEC70BBBE9CE.jpeg.35f18228d6f7202b9b749ea5c781bdd1.jpeg

 

3EF6A411-1EE6-4EFB-81A9-C14F79A326EC.jpeg.c97c07e38d04cf6074273007356da53a.jpeg

 

2B2F8104-4981-4684-8F78-DE09F1C63F47.jpeg.4e6704cde8d7beeb806d41ac72134095.jpeg

 

361224BC-5922-4203-92EB-FAEBC8DF8C4E.jpeg.6bd9afece819bc03b975768f4b07b101.jpeg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeh Mark, I used the Supercheap Ali-Brite. I went with 1 part alodine to 2parts water as per the Henkel product sheet.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oops yes you are correct on the mix...I had a brain fart...mine I mixed so long ago...and it is still working fine as well just starting to get a little weaker now..just leave in for a bit longer anyway

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Had my first go at Alodine dipping today. Set up baths and rinse tanks. After de-burring I had a go at the rear fuselage frames. Pretty happy with the results, maybe a bit longer in the alodine.Had to rivet one frame together to feel like I had achieved something for all the effort.

Did you Alodine the rivets too?

 

Did you have a reason for riveting through the corner frames into the thin material of the wall frame? I would suggest putting the rivets through in the opposite direction, pulling against the holes in the heavier material always.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later for your post to be seen If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...