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Old 11-20-2009, 07:14 AM
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If super lite and big is the direction, would it be better to pull it with a DA-100 with 2:1 reduction and a 34" prop?
Just got my 37% krill 55m. Its landing gear weights about half of the graphtec. 4 layers of 1.5mm ply, wrap with 3-4 layers of carbon, cure in vacuum bag..I think.
A guy could do that on his own and shed a couple of pounds, but I think most will just put an engine on the nose and fly.

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Old 11-20-2009, 07:57 AM
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A guy could do that on his own and shed a couple of pounds, but I think most will just put an engine on the nose and fly.

Bob
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:38 PM
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Cured...

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oops...WTF ever...
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:23 PM
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Cured...

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I am glad the expert finally got to answer his own question... It is about time this thread was headed by it's true leader.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:16 PM
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bob, i'm starting to show signs of withdrawl symptoms. you need to post more pics quick!!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:13 PM
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I am glad the expert finally got to answer his own question... It is about time this thread was headed by it's true leader.

aaaahhhh...go slither back under your rock baldy... noone asked a question anyway's...I was rib'n Bob about something we've been talking about.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:58 PM
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Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Here is the splash I took from the OML of the canopy tool.

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:42 PM
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Here is the splash I took from the OML of the canopy tool.

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Hi Bob
Good work. Please explain 'splash' and 'OML'. Presumably your canopy tool will be used in the vac former, how many layers of glass did you use and how do you avoid print through of the weave after a few pulls? I am about to make a plaster canopy tool for my Su 29 for the next run of canopies (with a foam core to reduce the weight of it).
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:46 PM
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Ok, been following this thread around.........so would we be thinking that a Sensei 40% model could be just as feasible by Aerotech? Not all of us have the space for a 50% + plane. And I would think having a large kit that runs off the 100cc line would be more lucrative in the pocket book.

I'd be willing to take the first Aerotech Sensei 40% Su-26
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Ok, been following this thread around.........so would we be thinking that a Sensei 40% model could be just as feasible by Aerotech? Not all of us have the space for a 50% + plane. And I would think having a large kit that runs off the 100cc line would be more lucrative in the pocket book.

I'd be willing to take the first Aerotech Sensei 40% Su-26
Grasshopper say.....snatch the pebbles from my hand and see...Sweetpea very smart man.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:00 AM
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Hi Bob
Good work. Please explain 'splash' and 'OML'. Presumably your canopy tool will be used in the vac former, how many layers of glass did you use and how do you avoid print through of the weave after a few pulls? I am about to make a plaster canopy tool for my Su 29 for the next run of canopies (with a foam core to reduce the weight of it).
Rod
Hello Rod,

My splash is only a 2 ply layup,1 ply 6 oz. plain weave, and 1 ply 120 cloth. The term OML means (outer mold line). After Aerotech has possession of the canopy tool, the thermal forming outfit will generate a urethane production tool from this master for production runs. I am also going to manufacture my engine cowling using a PVC core to keep it light.

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Old 11-21-2009, 12:04 AM
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Ok, been following this thread around.........so would we be thinking that a Sensei 40% model could be just as feasible by Aerotech? Not all of us have the space for a 50% + plane. And I would think having a large kit that runs off the 100cc line would be more lucrative in the pocket book.

I'd be willing to take the first Aerotech Sensei 40% Su-26
Just give things a little time, there are lots of good things in store for us all...

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Old 11-21-2009, 12:09 AM
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Grasshopper say.....snatch the pebbles from my hand and see...Sweetpea very smart man.
Do you mind sending that to my wife.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:12 AM
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This project is great. Flying is about having fun and light planes are freakin fun.

For me, only a 33%/50cc version would be within reach,$2000-$3000 and it would fit in my minivan.

If there was a 33% ARF that would finish at about 16 pounds, that would sell like crazy. Not sure how many people want to mess with kits. I would do it, if it were the only way to get one. I enjoy flying more than building.

Just wanted to tell you this thread is awesome to follow, Thank You!
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This project is great. Flying is about having fun and light planes are freakin fun.

For me, only a 33%/50cc version would be within reach,$2000-$3000 and it would fit in my minivan.

If there was a 33% ARF that would finish at about 16 pounds, that would sell like crazy. Not sure how many people want to mess with kits. I would do it, if it were the only way to get one. I enjoy flying more than building.

Just wanted to tell you this thread is awesome to follow, Thank You!
This kinda where I was going in my prior posts. I would have no issue with the kit build though. I am certain I would enjoy it all the way through. How ever many months it took me to finish it !

Love watching you work Bob.
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