Trevs Horizon

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby cap232 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:53 pm

Hey Trev, looks awesome, very nice piece of woodwork there. Tell a bit about the history and keep the pics coming
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:56 pm

Sure will do Andre, we are heading out to the hangar in a few min to do our first week day work outing. I would like to get the wings varnished tonight. So will take some pics while we are there.

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:32 pm

Just got back from the hangar after a decent 4 hours of graft but we ran out of varnish again and had to stop another 150ml and both wings would have been complete :twisted: :twisted:. Seems we are gathering steam now and will do another few hours tomorrow and possibly Friday aswell.

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The old man doin some varnishing
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:32 am

ANother lekker evenings graft complete worked from 6 - 12 pm and the entire airframe is now sanded and varnished, some other small jobs completed aswell
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:29 am

Over the weekend most of the replacement Alu parts were manufactured, wheels breaks serviced. Need to make a list of al the bolt sizes so that I can get all the correct AN bolts then we can start rigging this up again.
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:36 pm

Few hours work done tonight and happy to say that all the Alu upgrade parts are now finished vhpy
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:55 pm

Started on the doors and windows this evening, the top door was not so lekker so I remade that quick then did the STB side window, also managed to break lots of material attempting to bend the windscreen :evil: :evil: :evil: the cabane struts are now also complete.

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Duck Rogers » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:35 am

Trev, that new door looks awfully tight. I think it needs to have about a 2mm gap. Remember wood expands and contracts PLUS there's varnish and paint still to come :?:
Looks good so far. !!!!
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:05 am

Duck Rogers wrote:Trev, that new door looks awfully tight. I think it needs to have about a 2mm gap. Remember wood expands and contracts PLUS there's varnish and paint still to come :?:
Looks good so far. !!!!

Ahha you haa very good point there, I have a machine thatcan take some off will do that tonight.

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Duck Rogers » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:39 pm

You're welcome. Who do I make the invoice out to?
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:15 am

Duck Rogers wrote:You're welcome. Who do I make the invoice out to?

hey meneer slow down, why do you wanna invoice me now I still have 1000 more bits of advice needed save a tree or a few trees and invoice me at the end :lol: :lol:
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:21 am

Shoewee what a night just got home at 2am :shock: some decentwork done tonight. All doors and window cut pre fitted and the final fit all done. Also skimmed 2.5mm off of the bottom and front/back of the door before I did the window for it. I need to get a heat gun tomorrow and heat the plexiglass slightly to get the top bend in the front windscreen then all window work is 100% complete.
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:58 am

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby cap232 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:38 am

burning the midnight oil, at the pace you`re going it will fly in a weeks time.... very nice
Have you thought about a colour scheme yet, how about something classic like this
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you have too many toys there.....
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:52 pm

That is nice and classic hey, but yes I did have a colour scheme in mind. See the original STD Horizon 1 loks pritty similar to a Citabria in its lines ( exept for the rudder but I was going to do a slightly different rudder with less angle on the TE ) so I was going to do the red/white citabria scheme. But now that the AP has said he is happy with me keeping the Super Koala tail which was built we end up with pritty much a Cub replica add to that the fact that the VW engines heads will pop out the sides of the cowl and its a pritty close replica prob closer than the Cubbys are ( jammer manne :wink: ). Thats the Fuz now ifyou look at the wings well they arent as long as th J3 but pritty close on the outline of a super Cub. So its going to be a tossup between a classic super Cub scheme or a simple J3 yellow scheme. I am leaning towards a yellow J3 Scheme a bit more I think its very nostalgic. On the toys well its not hard to get distracted in the hangar
lol. here are some pics of the Ideas I had and now have.
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