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    Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    I'm going to see if I can put together another Akaflieg the week of Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 27, 2017. Sign up for as much or as little as you want.

    At our Akaflieg events you learn that making high-performance aircraft from high-tech composites is something that pretty much anybody can do. You learn hands-on techniques for making large parts with a variety of materials including carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass.

    We need five committed akafliegers to green-light this event. Then we get a cabin and catering and a guest speaker in the field. We charge $75/day, which includes accommodations, catering, and materials.

    For photos of past Akaflieg events, see the HP-24 archives at hpaircraft.com.

    Email me bob@hpaircraft.com if you're interested.

    Thanks, Bob K.
    Last edited by BoKu; November 30th, 2016 at 05:39 PM. Reason: Added specific dates. Thanks, Topaz!
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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by BoKu View Post
    I'm going to see if I can put together another Akaflieg in January.

    At our Akaflieg events you learn that making high-performance aircraft from high-tech composites is something that pretty much anybody can do. You learn hands-on techniques for making large parts with a variety of materials including carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass.

    We need five committed akafliegers to green-light this event. Then we get a cabin and catering and a guest speaker in the field. We charge $75/day, which includes accommodations, catering, and materials.

    For photos of past Akaflieg events, see the HP-24 archives at hpaircraft.com.

    Email me bob@hpaircraft.com if you're interested.

    Thanks, Bob K.
    Any notion of the dates yet, Bob?
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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    Any notion of the dates yet, Bob?
    Doh, I knew I forgot something! Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 27, 2017. Original post so edited, thanks!
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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    Tempting opportunity to see how an established shop builds composite airplanes. Think I would get much from it?

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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by wsimpso1 View Post
    Tempting opportunity to see how an established shop builds composite airplanes. Think I would get much from it?
    Well, I'm flattered to have you call us "established," because we mostly figure it out as we go along. But I'm pretty sure you'd have a good time even if you teach us more than we you.
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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    I'm very interested, Bob. But I have a major project coming in for work in the same time frame, so I can't risk dropping the ball on that. Any thoughts towards when the next event might be?
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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by BoKu View Post
    Well, I'm flattered to have you call us "established," because we mostly figure it out as we go along. But I'm pretty sure you'd have a good time even if you teach us more than we you.
    You guys have flying airplanes. While I have a bunch of parts, the number of flying airplanes built in my shop is still zero. That makes the HP 24 program way more established than mine. It is tempting...

    Bill

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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    I'm very interested, Bob. But I have a major project coming in for work in the same time frame, so I can't risk dropping the ball on that. Any thoughts towards when the next event might be?
    After the January 2017 event, the earliest we could have the next one would be mid-March 2017 or so. I'd have to check my own desk job schedule to be sure.
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    Re: Akaflieg Arnold Winter 2017

    Just FYI, we are indeed convening another one of our Akaflieg gatherings at our Arnold, CA 95223 workshop 21 through 27 January 2017.

    For this session we will be concentrating on making a set of carbon sandwich wing skins, and we may even get so as far as installing the wing spars in the upper skins. The last time we did a wing skin, it went something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzEZ7yoDzMM

    Our guest speaker this time will Paulo Iscold, the man behind the Anequim racing airplane and Nixus sailplane projects. Look those up and prepare your list of questions about cutting-edge aeronautics for the Q&A. The date for the guest lecture is as yet TBD, but will be between Monday the 23rd and Thursday the 26th.

    There are currently only a few slots available, so earlier would be better if you're thinking of being interested in attending.

    Here's the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335703193452266/

    Feel free to email me at: bob at hpaircraft dot com

    Thanks, Bob K.
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