CriCri MC-15 in NZ

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  1. Feb 3, 2011 #381

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    You don't have too but the corrosion protection is better with it alodined. I am also doing it partly for looks.

    Edit, the bonding to the alodine isn't too flash so I will prep the aluminium as per plans. Scour and rinse.

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    This must have been the half finished one i saw in Ashburton last weekend across from the martin jetpack? I knew they were small but when you actually see the size of a Cri cri its very small! It was looking pretty good so good job and goodluck with the rest of the build
     
  3. Feb 7, 2011 #383

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    Yep sure was, there's not much too them eh.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2011 #384

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    Not much to them??? Shannon, have you been following your own thread? 747's don't have this many parts!:lick:
     
  5. Feb 8, 2011 #385

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    Technically I think it has the same number of parts as a 747, two wings, a tail and a fuselage....:lick::lick::gig::gig:

    A couple of pictures of the setup at the Ashburton fly in. That Harrier GR3 in the hover burns as much fuel in one second as the CriCri does in an hour. While this one isn't used, when operational takes around 150 man hours of maintenance for every hour of flight. I hope the CriCri fares a little better.

    Made some changes to the dimple dies and added a 3 degree back angle to allow for springback. I also put the rivets in the nose hatches after allowing the glue to set for a few days.

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    Incredible...you have the Mad Max movie aircraft in the background ?!
     
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    Shannon, not to get too off topic, but is there any chance you have more pictures of the Transavia PL-12 in the background of pictures 3&4 in post 385?
     
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    Those are the only ones I have, I do intend to go back down to Ashburton at some stage so I can easily take some more. PM me with any particular details you are after.
     
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    HA! I can see shannon now asking for a spot for his cri cri to display.... "Hi I would like a spot for my airplane for the show... All I need is an 8 foot folding table..." BLANK STARES HERE :roll:
     
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    That's exactly what I asked only people kept asking if it was for a model.:gig::gig:

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    Tonight I glued up the cockpit cowl. I will be getting some more alodine early next week so hopefully much more assembly after then. I have been attempting to find a source of the iridite 14-2 powder in NZ but no luck so far. Plenty of rumors of people having had some but still no supplier.:ponder:

    Also had a photographer come through to take some pictures of the CriCri build for an upcoming 'Avenues' magazine issue. The magazine is general interest with a wide range of different people and topics covered. Hopefully I can get a copy as its distributed with the 'Press' newspaper in the Christchurch area. Thanks to Neil for the photo.

    And lastly a new video on youtube of Nev Hay's CriCri at the Omaka airshow in 2005 where I first saw one.



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    Its two years of building this month although I am not sure of the exact day I started...

    Today I glued up one of the ailerons and its in the jig overnight. Should be good to take it out tomorrow and put the last few rivets in it. All going to plan I will glue up one aileron a day for the next few days.

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    Three ailerons are made with the last one in the jig overnight. I also glued the aluminium tips on using some shaped divinycell. The masking tape is holding things in place while the epoxy hardens. The sharp eyes out there will notice the use of solid rivets in the upper surfaces of the ailerons. Its a bit of an act to drive those ones...:gig:

    The photos make the ailerons look seriously buckled but they haven't come out too bad at all.

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    why 3 ailerons? are you building one and a half cri cri's??
     
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    yeah maybe the guys from that show Two and a Half Men could fly them. the first guy flies in the whole CriCri while the other guy lifts and carries the half CriCri with the half guy piloting as well as screaming that wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii sound every 2 stroke makes. HAHA my joke sucks:roll:
     
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    The fourth one is apparently still in the jig. Split in spanwise direction I presume.
     
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    Yep there are four aileron halves, each 1 meter (3ft) long. Only 2 meters of wing sticking out each side.

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    All four aileron sections done. They are actually flapperons but aileron is quicker to type;). They have small brackets underneath with two bolts that join the halves together. I still need to install the safety rivets in the trailing edge but I will wait until the epoxy has had longer to set to reduce the risk of breaking the bond.

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    wow shannon I cant wait till im at the stage where you are at now in building. Seems so far from now for me thou...:cry: wish there was a kit or partial kit available.... (wink wink nudge nudge:roll:)
     

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