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by Geoff McVey
May 14th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

Alan Cantwell 1131 wrote:I will have a look,

Thank you.
by Geoff McVey
May 13th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

If you give me the width of the aircraft, I do have several composite undercarriages, Alan, Below are some photos that I have taken of the U/C and some dimensions, hope that this may help. This first photo showing F2 and F3, F2 is 6 1/2 inches wide, plus 1/8 inch lite ply fuselage sides making a to...
by Geoff McVey
May 13th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

This is a 500cc fuel tank that I have, should I place a bigger one in for the Zenoah 38cc engine. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49886833026_6be5fee84e_c.jpg With a Zenoah 38 in that model, which will not need anything like full power to fly, a 500cc tank will last for ages. No need for anythi...
by Geoff McVey
May 13th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

Geoff The Greenley undercarriage is a very simple wire bending job. The top 90 deg bend on the main legs can be assisted with some heat but all the other bends should be done cold to avoid taking the temper out of the wire. I have been bending this type of undercarriages for years with just s simpl...
by Geoff McVey
May 12th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

I have attached the engine mount, silencer, Graupner 20" x 10" prop and spinner over the fuselage side view, to see how this fits.
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by Geoff McVey
May 12th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

This is a 500cc fuel tank that I have, should I place a bigger one in for the Zenoah 38cc engine.
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by Geoff McVey
May 12th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

Geoff The Greenley undercarriage is a very simple wire bending job. The top 90 deg bend on the main legs can be assisted with some heat but all the other bends should be done cold to avoid taking the temper out of the wire. I have been bending this type of undercarriages for years with just s simpl...
by Geoff McVey
May 11th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

Zenoah 38cc engine attached to the engine mount then placed over the fuselage side view, tried to get good overall view but have show directly over the top, then one from back of the engine mount then another from the front. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49883050006_e7f0ac05ef_c.jpg This photo...
by Geoff McVey
May 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

Cowling side panel showing engine thrust line, placed next to F1 firewall. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49883050166_6f4031bf3b_c.jpg Zenoah 38cc engine mount placed on the fuselage side view, along the engine thrust line. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49883356027_760d280553_c.jpg
by Geoff McVey
May 11th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

Zenoah 38cc engine mount placed over F1 firewall.
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Zenoah 38cc engine mount attached to the engine then placed over the firewall.
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by Geoff McVey
May 11th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

Hi John, Thank you for your post, will take on board what you have suggested and take another look at the SD Greenley U/C. Because the U/C on the SD Greenley has been tested for years and thousands of landings, makes sence to make the same U/C. Where would it be possible to get a U/C made for this p...
by Geoff McVey
May 10th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Storm Petrel XL 200% 108" Wingspan

After a lot of thinking have decided to build a XL version of this model. The Storm Petrel was designed by Tad Davidson and an article appeared in RCM&E in March 1991, I have built a couple of these models, one with a .20 two stroke engine as the plan suggests, the second model was an electric v...
by Geoff McVey
January 26th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: ZG38 SC, Sky120, 20" x 10" props
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: ZG38 SC, Sky120, 20" x 10" props

arthur barlow wrote:How much for the lot?


Arthur, PM sent.
by Geoff McVey
January 26th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: ZG38 SC, Sky120, 20" x 10" props
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

ZG38 SC, Sky120, 20" x 10" props

I have the following items for sale.

Brand new ZG38 SC engine

Part built Sky120 LMA trainer

x3 20" x 10" Graupner props.
by Geoff McVey
December 1st, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 176
Views: 22036

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Not posted for 2 months, making slow progress, will post more photo's in the next few days of what I have done since my last post.
by Geoff McVey
October 7th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 176
Views: 22036

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Fuel Tank

Parts ready and cleaned.
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Vent and overfill put in place towards the rear of the fuel tank, and the filter added inside.
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by Geoff McVey
October 7th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 176
Views: 22036

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

ZG38 SC Trumpet Flange Both parts dry cleaned. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1955/45112266692_2a92d417ff_z.jpg Both parts glued in place together with 30 min Epoxy, once the glue was placed on both parts I was turning the trumpet for 30 mins until the Epoxy was set to get an even covering. https://...
by Geoff McVey
October 7th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 176
Views: 22036

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Firewall

All holes have now been drilled, next step is to add 3/8 sq hardwood strip for the cowl, and then fit the cowl around the ZG38 SC.
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by Geoff McVey
October 7th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 176
Views: 22036

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Razor Plane

Should have bought one of these a long time ago, not so much sanding now.
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by Geoff McVey
October 7th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Sky 120 LMA Trainer
Replies: 176
Views: 22036

Re: Sky 120 LMA Trainer

Wing Fixing Tongue

End result.
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