CH 701

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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:57 pm

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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:29 pm

48C Finished panel with flanged hole.jpg
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48B forming the flange using a simple press.jpg
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48 Fuselage rear panel blank.jpg
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Few more parts to add to the build
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:21 am

Quick update on the build, been making what seems like thousands of smaller parts, rudder pedals done,been waiting for more material to arrive from Zenith so I can start the wing spars,fuselage etc. Crate left zenith yesterday weighing in at 150kg, air freight bill was ouch!!, but at least it will be here in about a week, crate heading towards O'Hara by truck then onto a plane for a round trip to Zims.
Whats in this crate would even get father xmas excited,so if he doesnt make to zims over xmas due to "sanctions" I am sorted already.
Will post a few photos of more parts made soon.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:10 am

49B Rudder pedal centre mounting nylon blok.jpg
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49A Fabricated rudder pedal assembly.jpg
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49 Rudder pedal mount brackets.jpg
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:55 pm

55A Fuselage side skin.jpg
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54D Spar web.jpg
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54C Spar web.jpg
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54B Spar web.jpg
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54A Spar web.jpg
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52 Alireon horns.jpg
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51A Flaperon moxer.jpg
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51 Flaperon mixer.jpg
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50 Streamline struct mounts.jpg
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Here with progess update of the 701. I have been putting together an order from zenith which has now arrived, air freight $$$$ ouch , any now can start building the bigger parts of the project now. Pity some of my materials I ordered they got mixed up between feet and meters, so very short on 4130 0.75 tubing but will make a plan.
Building log is now up to 530hrs, work single handed this is lots of building.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:57 pm

55 Rear fuselage skin.jpg
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Re: CH 701

Postby Rave » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:15 am

Raymond,

Seems like you are doing a sterling job! Keep going, it will get there!
(^^)
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:19 pm

Update
Have now finished drilling all the longerons/skins for the rear fuselage section.Deburring all done so next is primer at all joints and begin rear fuselage assembly. There is a huge amount of measuring done on this section so I really hope it all comes together as planned.
Just dismantled the existing work bench and will upgrade it to a wider bench surface so the fuselage and wings can be assembled on the bench.
Will post some pics once I have some pieces joined together, trail assembly with clecos then riveting.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:29 pm

The 701 build took a big step last nite. Finished riveting the bottom rear fuselage skin, now to mount the side and top skins. Then we have half a plane,well maybe half.
Before I do any more riveting I need to get the air riveter working, my hands have had enough of hand riveting now.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Station Kariba » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:52 pm

Well done Raymond

An enormous amount of work has been completed. Looking good, keep it going.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:13 am

55B completed bottom fuselage skin.jpg
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Photo of the completed bottom rear fuselage skin,along with the new bigger work bench to accomodate building bigger sections now. All wing parts are on standby for assembly as well now.Just waiting for the solid rivets to be done on the wing spars.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:25 pm

57 Side skin stiffners.jpg
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56A Side skins.jpg
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56 Skins.jpg
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Making good progress in rear fuselage,most parts have lined up nicely.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:35 am

59 HT frame diagonals fitted.jpg
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58 Horizontal stabilizer mountings fitted.jpg
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57B Side skin diagonal stiffners.jpg
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Few more photos on progress with rear fuselage section construction
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:50 am

The rear fuselage section has now been moved onto the veranda for final riveting. The landord wasnt keen to fit a bigger french door in the lounge ## . ##
Riveting is now under way, thank goodness for pneumatic rivet guns.Really satisfying to be able to assemble and eveything fits as it should do.
I will post a photo this weekend
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:36 am

60 Riveting rear fuselage section.jpg
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