It's been a little while since I provided an update. The fuselage molds are now complete. I need to trim the flanges, drill for locator bolts and build some stands then I can separate them. Looking forward to seeing what is inside.
I received the canopy back from Aircraft Windshield too. As...
I'm nearly finished fitting the splitter plates to the fuselage so I can make the left and right mold halves. I took a bit of a break but I'm back at it now. This will be last of the molds I have to make. Wing and landing gear are machined molds. I'm looking forward to making real parts.
I'm getting close to finishing up fitting the splitter plates to my F-1 fuselage plug so I can make molds. These are the last of the fuselage group to be completed. Upper and lower cowling, canopy surround, canopy buck and the V tail molds are already done.
Same. I've found several examples of traditional styles. They all remind me of the old DuBro ones for R/C planes. I wished it were that easy haha. I have a solid design that's adjustable, I was more just curious about the cable types.
The minimum area is 66 sq ft. So everyone is there. There has not been a modern optimized design for quite some time. Maybe my ideas will work, maybe they won’t but I’m going to try.
I only plan to make one, but should there be interest I have options.
This was very carefully considered early on. The reality is that these planes have way too much wing area, they don’t need to generate much lift. The airfoils have been modified and tailored to suit without the weight and complexity of camber changing.
Down the road if it looks like it could be...