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by Pieter001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

You'll notice a hole in the middle between the to brackets. I drilled this as my logic dictates that if the plane is left in the rain, some water may collect in this area, which I'll prefer to drain away :idea: . I've therefore added this hole and a 10mm alu tube to the inner tray going through this...
by Pieter001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

I've just about finished sanding the rudder. There is a little more left to do, but I decided to take a break from the sanding and make more space in the garage... This means time to get rid of the big box of plexi for the canopy ;) So, started working on the bracket and got these mounted too. I can...
by Pieter001
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

I'm back :D

Summer is in the air, much warmer in the afternoons although mornings and evenings are still cool.

Started cleaning the garage and put a couple of layers micro on the rudder so will be sanding shortly...

I'll keep logs again ;)
by Pieter001
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Whisper motorglider in Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Re: Whisper motorglider in Australia

Hi Whispervic,
Super effort to travel that distance, good on you! I trust you'll enjoy finishing the project and flying the end result of course.
I cannot see any pictures? Would love to share in your build adventure ;)
Cheers,
Pieter
by Pieter001
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Hi Bret, Great to hear from you :D Nope, I'm hibernating in the cold. Glue is syrup and garage is a freezer. All weak excuses, but I've not done much in the last couple of months. Been reading up quite a bit about power plants and options in that space. I've been motivating myself to get back to wor...
by Pieter001
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Just keep sanding, filling, sanding, filling... :lol:

Amazing when it starts to smooth out, really cool, but yeah, don't underestimate the effort it takes ;)
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Getting there
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Starting to smooth out
by Pieter001
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Not much progress to show, or nothing the camera will do justice. I've been sanding and filling the rudder to smooth it out in preparation for painting. It takes a bit of time, mainly as the micro dries overnight and sanding is only the following day, so it is a slow cycle. It is amazing to see how ...
by Pieter001
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Started filling in the rudder trailing edge with micro and smoothing out the rudder skin. I had my bench vice on the trailing edge straight edge at one point, but it fell over and onto the rudder, putting a few indentations into the skin :( Fortunately the micro will smooth all these imperfections o...
by Pieter001
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

To ensure a good bond on the trailing edge, I finished it off with peel ply and forced it down with a straight edge. The peel ply is good as there will be micro filler used later to finish off the trailing edge. I put toilet paper over the peel ply to absorb excess resin. On all the edges I used pee...
by Pieter001
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 204
Views: 89943

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

I covered the trim tab section that should not be covered with carbon as protection while putting on the last skin layer 300gr bi-ax. This was cut years ago and fitting it again was a breeze. After fitting the skin, I started spreading out micro over the polystyrene, top half first, folding back the...