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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:17 pm

Het toe sommer my eerste Solo ook agter die rug....
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby KFA » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:32 pm

Baie geluk... (^^) (^^) (^^)
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby ppakotze » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:19 pm

Gelluk, maar daai solo een se wiel sit nie op dieselfde plek as joune nie.

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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby AndyCAP » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:09 pm

Congrats on your first solo Juan! There is only one first time :)!

Regarding the windows. Firstly its generally a good idea not to leave right angle corners in your cutouts in aluminium. Rather leave a radius on each corner to prevent stress concentrations in the corners creating cracks in the Aluminium over time. The easiest is actually to make the short side of the rectangle of the cutout circular so the shape is that of an athletics track. This also looks much better than a rectangular cutout ;)

Secondly I think it KFA was referring to putting windows in the roof (I.e. In line with the centre of the wing's chord. It should be above and slightly in front of your head so that you can look through that section and see the runway when turning from base onto final approach.

Go have a look at OupaG's build thread of the Safari nothing on that plane has happened by chance! You can learn a lot from him!

Also speak to Boet he builds BB's in his sleep!

Good luck with the build you are making good progress
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:26 pm

Thanks for the advise. I have 20 diameter holes drilled before starting the cut outs on the windows. So at least I got a radius on each corner. The windows in the roof if will have to make later as I'm leaving for America again tomorrow. See you all soon.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:19 pm

Started covering. Rudder and elevator done. Flapperon's pre-fitted and turtle deck cut outs done. Wings also ready for covering.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby mic » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:26 pm

the rudder and elevators are the hardest to cover 'cos of the tight corners, the rest is easier....except maybe the dreaded fuselage to fin corner.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Boet » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:31 pm

mic wrote:the rudder and elevators are the hardest to cover 'cos of the tight corners, the rest is easier....except maybe the dreaded fuselage to fin inside corner.

Die "dreaded fus to fin inside corner is maklik" ## ## ## ## . Praat met my! Ek het "how to" fotos.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:57 pm

dan moet jy stuur. juan.marais@yahoo.com
Het goed reggekom met die elevator en rudder, so hoop die res is soet koek. Net kak baie strips om te plak met elevator en rudder
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Boet » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:27 pm

Jy het e-pos. VOOR jy sukkel, praat asb. vhpy
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:21 am

Wel, my speel tyd is alweer om en tyd om te gaan werk. Kon darem redelik progress maak met die covering. Het elevator, rudder en stabelizer voledig oor getrek. Altwee vlerke oor getrek en kry eerste coat en picking strips as ek terug in die land is. So volgende is die fuselage. Het ook drawing van die panel klaar, wag net vir die GPS om final laser cut te laat doen. So ek vorder so stadig maar seker. Jammer geen fotos nie, dis almal op my foon en het kabel vergeet.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Sun May 20, 2012 5:30 pm

Progress with the covering.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Sun May 20, 2012 5:31 pm

The wings
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Sun May 20, 2012 5:33 pm

Basically finish with covering. Only few strips to be installed on fugelage and then the painting progress begin. Wings and loose parts already 4 coats Nitrade applied.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Jean Crous » Sun May 20, 2012 9:22 pm

vhpy Looking good (^^) (^^)
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