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by Pieter001
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Finally back to work on the rudder. After replacing the VStab fin skins with the carbon ones, I fit the rudder again to make sure of the fitment and the width at the counter balance horn. Thankfully this seems to be good. I did take of very thin layer of foam from the side still to be covered to com...
by Pieter001
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Not much building going on, but moved the wings back to the dolly to free up space so I can start working on the rudder, H-stab, ailerons and flaps. This is mostly sheeting work, but I look forward to getting it done so I can start the assembly, after which my Whisper will really start to look like ...
by Pieter001
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Wrapped the spar box, which completes this step of the wing build process :D 3 times around with 180mm by 2100mm 500gr UD finished with peel ply. My box cir-cum reference was about 68cm, so x3 and rounded to 210cm to ensure a bit of overlap. This was done after 4 layers 400gr bi-ax was put around th...
by Pieter001
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Useless bit of information, but just updated my build log and I've now spend 356 hours on my Whisper :wink:

"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..." - by Dory in Finding Nemo :lol:
by Pieter001
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

D-day and the bottom section of the spar box is complete. All the remains is wrapping it in UD, as mentioned. No matter how well I plan and think things through, I often find that during a job something unforeseen (that maybe even could have been foreseen) crops up :roll: As the spar planks were tri...
by Pieter001
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

I received my bi-ax and it is a very good product indeed, but then it is 3x more expensive than SA per meter :shock: Saturday morning I'll cut the 4 layers needed to finish the spar box and do the layup :) Thought I'll share a picture of the cut UD, which is 500gr E-glass, but I'm not sure non-build...
by Pieter001
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Due to pretty poor planning I am out of 410gr bi-ax :( Thought I had another roll somewhere, but it turned out not to be the case. Managed to order 400gr bi-ax here in NZ and should get it tomorrow, which is the day I have off before starting a new contract and I was planning to finish the top of th...
by Pieter001
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Sanded and prepped the spar box bottom section, rounded the square edges and made sure to get a good fit on the plywood spacer. Then glued in the plywood spacer on a good bed of flox. Weighted it down using dive weights, which I've found very useful throughout the build and eventually some will be m...
by Pieter001
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Why does there always have to be a really hard one and why does it always happen to be the last one? I thought getting the first wing out the spar box was hard, but heavens, number 2 was a dusi! Simply because with the first wing out, there is now no anchor for the jack to push against. I tried all ...
by Pieter001
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: My Whisper Project
Topic: Pieter Visser's X350
Replies: 202
Views: 81909

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Houston we have a problem... :lol: The wing spar stubs are such a close fit with the polystyrene spacers that I could not get the wings out of the spar box :shock: I decided that brute force, tugging, pulling, pushing and all sorts is likely not going to get me anywhere (I tried ;)). So, I slept ove...