Home Forums Main Forum SLEC/Apache Aviation RAF Chipmunk

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 60 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #566
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Next project turned up today, a SLEC 1/5 scale Chipmunk, 80 inch span. I will be powering it with a Saito 150 (25cc) glow four stroke. I’ll do a build log if anyone is interested.

    #567
    DRCH
    Keymaster

    I would personally love to see this build. Be cool for you to post what you do. You had me at RAF 🤓.

    #569
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    After checking and sorting the contents of the kit, first step was to laminate the landing gear mounting blocks and the supports on to ribs R3 & R5.

    #570
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    These were then dry test fitted along with Ribs R2 & R4……

    #571
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Next the wing main spar components are glued together consisting of a 1.5mm lite ply web and a 1/4 x 1/2 hardwood spar. A second spar will be added later .Note the plan protector sheet that was supplied  in the kit…a nice touch.

    #572
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Finally for today, a first for me, a temporary former tack glued to the root rib to keep it straight.

    More soon…..

    #573
    DRCH
    Keymaster

    love it, you building fast as well, excited to see this build.. Keep at it.

     

    Chris

    #578
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Afternoons work saw the left wing framed up…….

    #579
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Another view…..

    More soon…..

     

    #580
    DRCH
    Keymaster

    Looking great, even I am excited for you.

    #581
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    More progress. Wing top sheeting and cap strips added. Hole near the root is to allow access to the wing joining bolts.

    #582
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Wing flipped over and landing gear blocks epoxied in place. Aileron and flap hinge blocks and spars added.

    More soon

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Brookes745.
    #584
    DRCH
    Keymaster

    Looking orsum👍🏻

    #586
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Lower wing sheeting, cap strips, tip blocks and LE all added. Aileron & flap servo hatch covers also added at this stage.

    #587
    Brookes745
    Moderator

    Close up view of the servo hatches. These are made from 2.5mm ply which seemed a bit excessive but the servos will be mounted directly to the covers. Not my favourite method but I’ll follow the instructions for now.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 60 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.