Pieter Visser's X350

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Brett
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Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Post by Brett » Thu May 10, 2018 8:30 pm

Hi Pieter

I see you coming along nicely. Is the rudder done now?
Regards
Brett

Pieter001
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Location: Wellington NZ

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Post by Pieter001 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:45 am

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 work, so I will be getting back on the rudder in the next week or 2. There really isn't much left, except for sanding and filling of course :lol:
I've done some test fits and all is looking good. I've also bought a big scale, so I'll be able to put the rudder on it and get some weight numbers, as well as on the spar box, which should be interesting. That spar box weights a lot!
Cheers,
Pieter

Pieter001
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Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Post by Pieter001 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:47 am

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 ;)

Pieter001
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Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Post by Pieter001 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:06 am

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't seem to post pictures at present... I assume the size is too big, so I'll try to get them reduced in file size and try again...

I did venture of the build log a little for the mounting brackets, but all will be clear the hand of pictures ;)
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screwed in place for test fit
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Bonded in place with flox and carbon bi-ax 300gr
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test alignment

Pieter001
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Location: Wellington NZ

Re: Pieter Visser's X350

Post by Pieter001 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:33 am

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 hole and fuss-bulkhead to exit into the rear area where I'll connect a hose to drain the water away. I've also opted to mount the brackets without bolts before I glue in the inner tray. The additional layers of carbon will be sufficient to keep the brackets in place.

Can't get the pics uploaded... Will keep trying ;)

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