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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Jean Crous » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:04 pm

The drill ......PUHLEEZE........the drill, nothing but the drill 8) 8)
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Tailspin » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:18 am

Scotty

When you going to be home again for a visit and a spy on what the progress is :?:
Been a while dude - what you been upto :?:
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:12 pm

Hey Gavin, long time no see. Have been watching your progress...looking good. Feel free to pop round any time, weekends are good. Have not done that much recently but maybe will look like something since you were last round.

Intending on doing somme building from 24 Dec to 9 Jan but imagine that I wont get much done with the whole family and holiday thing.
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Tailspin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:27 am

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Will make a trun after the 23rd. Sitting on the Beach Drinking & perving till then. :evil:
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby justin.schoeman » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:41 pm

JeanTree wrote:The drill ......PUHLEEZE........the drill, nothing but the drill 8) 8)
A nice video on how to drill acrylics:
http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1200008869001
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:18 pm

Thanks Justin the video is really helpful. Sadly I wish I had your guys collective advice and the video before I first started on the canopy!
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Sun May 27, 2012 8:10 pm

Hi Guys, just ticking over on the project and wanting to fabricate a fairing for the canopy. Trouble is that I have no experience in working with fiberglass and making the associated forms.

Can anyone either advise me or point me in the right direction of some decent reading material and where to source the right materials locally?
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Jean Crous » Mon May 28, 2012 10:52 pm

:shock: :shock: Jy was darem lank stil :roll: Welcome back :lol: Be carefull that Veselglas does not become "VReselglas"......this tends to happen when one is a bit low on the experience side :wink:
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Wed May 30, 2012 8:00 pm

Thanks Jean for the insightful and helpful instructions my fibreglassing life will be better as a result....I knew I could rely on you! :lol: :lol:

Anyone else with something more constructive to offer????? vhpy vhpy
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Tailspin » Thu May 31, 2012 8:49 am

Scotsman wrote:Thanks Jean for the insightful and helpful instructions my fibreglassing life will be better as a result....I knew I could rely on you! :lol: :lol:

Anyone else with something more constructive to offer????? vhpy vhpy
Hey James

I have a few connections that will definately help. I can also give you some good Tips. Let me know when you got a Gap.
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Jean Crous » Thu May 31, 2012 10:52 am

Scotsman wrote:Thanks Jean for the insightful and helpful instructions my fibreglassing life will be better as a result....I knew I could rely on you! :lol: :lol:

Anyone else with something more constructive to offer????? vhpy vhpy
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Thu May 31, 2012 1:16 pm

lol
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:37 pm

Afternoon all, has anyone on the forum put a fibreglass fairing around their canopy? I am new to fibreglass and wanted to know how you protected the canopy and got the fairing to be a nice tight fit. Also any guidance on securing the fairing would also be appreciated.
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:42 am

Made my way out to AMT near ORT to buy all the necessary fibreglass bits for the fairing (thanks for the recommendation Justin). Practicing some lay ups on the workbench to see how the curing time goes, understand how many lay ups I would require and how to work with flox and microballoons to fill in the imperfections/create a smooth surface. Good to learn something new.
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:41 am

Manage to get back into building recently and put in a good few hours over Christmas.

used heat shrink rubber tubing to cover the canopy hoops which seems to have give a robust and good looking finish. Also decided that the kit needed to accommodate access to the rear of the instrument panel so fashion some access hatches....will secure the coverings to the hatches with rivinuts. Put together some wooden seat backs to seal off the access hole into the rear fuselage.

Was nice to build again after almost a year off.
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