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Yes he is back here in Oz I think he heads back tomorrow or the next day. I caught up with him last weekend for a chat and a feed at the local pub here.

Indeed back after a hectic schedule. I was intending to visit a few RF Members but only got to 'Kyle Communications' as he was just down the road from my Daughter.

 

The Kyle's are lovely people too, recommend any RF Member gets up that way to stop by.

 

 

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Do you have any projections of what the finished product will possibly look like?

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Over the next week you will get a better impression as more external panels get fitted..

 

 

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[ATTACH=full]48530[/ATTACH]Over the next week you will get a better impression as more external panels get fitted..

Bex, I feel I should warn you that while your chief designer is a well known nuclear specialist, his credentials as an aircraft designer may be suspect.

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Laser cut and fitted the rear floor panel yesterday.

 

Happy with the way I folded the tops and bottoms of the sides over the longerons so that the floor simply slips in between the lower longeron and the side. This also adds strength with negligible weight, and looks better on the corners.

 

No pictures, but here is a diagram of what I mean ..

 

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So got back to the shop with the parts.

 

I also made dies to fold the ribs around and it worked better than I hoped first time out, wish it was always like that.

 

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Got to love lasercutters

What I love is if you change a part later, new design or damaged, you merely remove the old part and the new part fits perfectly back onto the old rivet holes such is the accuracy of the computer file and laser cut.

 

Doesn't matter how good you think you are with measuring, a pinpunch and drill, you can't get close to the same accuracy.

 

 

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Laser cut and fitted the rear floor panel yesterday.Happy with the way I folded the tops and bottoms of the sides over the longerons so that the floor simply slips in between the lower longeron and the side. This also adds strength with negligible weight, and looks better on the corners.

Took a quick snap of the fitted floor. There is only ever 3rd rivet in and no X braces yet, so a bit wavy still ...

 

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Looks Brilliant!I think our mate Marty from Tassie needs a holiday over your way, but that may spoil his fun. I admire what he's achieving as well.

I've got laser envy.

 

 

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So getting the horizontal stab and elevator together these days, and another picture of the rear floor with a few more rivets in it ...

 

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I keep a couple of lasered strips with pilt holes around for this purpose, clamp the strip on the part, or parts to be joined, drill the pilot holes then drill to whatever size you want and end up with a straight, evenly spaced rivet line ...

 

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I also made dies to fold the ribs around and it worked better than I hoped first time out, wish it was always like that.

What did you make the dies our of Bex?

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What did you make the dies our of Bex?rgmwa

2 x 5mm steel plates (lasered, matching bolt holes with the rib) sanded a radius on the inner edge, works a treat.

 

Plastic hammer, and Robert's your Uncle.

 

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