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by Geoff McVey
August 16th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing 2.5mm Balsa Skin Bottom 2.5mm sheet added to the right wing, only glued the sheeting to the main spar, once dry will then glue to both LE and TE, weighed down with 189 magazines, the sheeting was a tight fit where it only just covers the wing frame. will let this dry over night and then glue th...
by Geoff McVey
August 16th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Free Spare Parts

Visit to IKEA this morning and once past checkout noticed this area, spare parts etc, they were all free so picked some items that I will use to build the Sky 120 with.
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by Geoff McVey
August 16th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Can I suggest here, the use of white pva glue, cover the structure with the pva, then use magazines to weigh the skin down, the mags will flex, and bend the skin to the wing, I doubt cyno will do the job as well, it will have gone off before you apply the skin, the pva will penetrate the wood, and ...
by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Right Wing Top Skin

Right wing top skin ready and to be done first, will glue the skin to the main spar, let this dry, then curve the sheeting to the ribs and glue in place with cyno/this super glue.
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by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Skins

Both wing skins ready to be glued in place tomorrow to the wing frame, small adjustments were needed to make sure that both top and bottom skins cover the wing framework.
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by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Skins Before gluing each of the 2.5mm sheets together, only a light sanding was needed, these were then held together with masking tape, the sheets then turned over and then a thin super glue was used, turned over again and the other side done, only a light sanding is needed. https://farm2.stat...
by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing skins

Adjusting the 2.5mm sheets for skinning both wings.
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by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

I have weighed the 12 sheets of 2.5mm balsa and have come out with the following. 31, 31, 31, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41, 41, 41, 44, 46, total weight 451 grammes, jut under 1 pound. Bottom right wing - 31, 41, 41, total weight 113 grammes Top right wing - 31, 37, 44, total weight 112 grammes Bottom left wi...
by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Right Wing

Right wing almost completed, ready to be skinned with 2.5mm balsa.
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by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Brace Box Holder Wing brace box holder glued in place to the right wing, just need to remove the hardwood strip coming out of rib W1, main glass spar inserted a good fit. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/43141982215_04abdee472_z.jpg A good fit, only a little sanding needed. https://farm2.sta...
by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Brace Box Holder Wing brace box holder taped up, a good tight fit, juat a little sanding needed on both the box and the glass spar. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/42238926570_a83162c17a_z.jpg Wing brace box holder finished ready for sanding. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1796/44048177101_...
by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Brace Box Holder

Second hardwood strip added, a good fit.
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by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Brace Box Holder

Wing brace parts ready to be put together.
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by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Servo Tray.

Servo tray mount glued in place, this was simple and easy, a good fit.
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by Geoff McVey
August 15th, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Nick Reeves 3055 wrote:following this build with interest


Enjoy.
by Geoff McVey
August 9th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Ribs W1 - W14 All wing ribs now glued in place, LE1 and TE1 only dry test fitted check allignment etc, only a couple of minor adjustments to make, will then glue LE1 and TE1 in place and then the top strip hardwood. Next step is to make the wing brace to allow for the glass dihedral spar, going...
by Geoff McVey
August 6th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Ribs W13, W14

Another dry test fit of wing ribs W13, W14 after a little more sanding was needed.
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by Geoff McVey
August 6th, 2018, 10:25 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Part LE1

This is part LE1, because the root wing rib W1 is set at an angle this part will have to be sanded to allow the front part of W1 to fit into LE1.
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by Geoff McVey
August 6th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Step 28

Tube dry test fitted, 99p from the supermarket, once all the cling film has been used up, it's a perfect fit.
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by Geoff McVey
August 6th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 100
Views: 1715

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Step 28

Parts LE1 and TE1 have been dry test fitted, no issues and as you can see in the photo are both very straight.
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