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Offline Thomas David

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Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« on: 29, September 2019, 10:24:02 am »
Here are some pictures of the new plane I'm working on. Fuselage shape inspired by the Chilli Breeze, hence the name.




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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #1 on: 29, September 2019, 10:26:59 am »
A few more:

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #2 on: 29, September 2019, 04:35:30 pm »
Looks like the design is simplifying the construction and I like the self jigging flying surfaces!

Great name for the U.K. too!

Mike

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #3 on: 29, September 2019, 07:07:05 pm »
Hats off to you guys who design and build your own 2 mtr F3A machines!  Hope it turns out to be a success Thomas.

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #4 on: 29, September 2019, 08:38:44 pm »
Kinda gives one the bug to do it!

Not going to happen any time soon for moi though.

Mike

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #5 on: 29, September 2019, 08:43:26 pm »
Hi Tom

I was wondering what thickness the balsa sheets are for the fuselage?

Thanks

Mike

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #6 on: 29, September 2019, 11:19:28 pm »
Thanks both,


I took Dan's advice and used 3/32 contest grade for pretty much everything, just a few bits of ply round the front end and the interfaces.


Mike, you are correct. The idea of the design is to be easy to build and to modify.
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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #7 on: 30, September 2019, 08:05:01 pm »
Bit of progress today, things will slow down a bit from now on unfortunately as I start a new job tomorrow.

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #8 on: 01, October 2019, 01:09:13 am »
Looking good .... good luck in the new job!

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #9 on: 03, October 2019, 07:40:21 am »
I've managed to make a little progress over the last few days, just a load of little jobs left now and a pair of wings to build.

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #10 on: 03, October 2019, 07:57:03 am »
Way to go!

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #11 on: 03, October 2019, 12:57:43 pm »
Hi Tom,
Looks great! Can I ask what CAD software you are using?
Thanks
Simon

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #12 on: 03, October 2019, 01:51:49 pm »
Hi Tom,
Looks great! Can I ask what CAD software you are using?
Thanks
Simon


Autodesk Fusion 360. It's free for personal use and very powerful...

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #13 on: 03, October 2019, 06:39:01 pm »
Hi Arun,
Thanks for that - Have just downloaded OK and it looks good. Now I have to learn how to use it!
BR
Simon

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Re: Cold Draft, 2m Monoplane
« Reply #14 on: 03, October 2019, 06:42:07 pm »
Hi Simon. If you send me your email address I can share this design with you. It's all a bit of a mess as I was learning as I went but it should give you a few ideas.