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Alan

Hi all can i get some help with the best way to join the fuelage

as it is over 9 feet long it is for a 40% ASW17 Of 8 meter span

the wings are in 4 parts

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pete beadle

Hi Alan

Best way to start is to go back to whoever sold it to you, if it's new - the manufacturer, or if it's used/2nd hand - the seller

Get details of who made it and Google the name/company - then repost here with more info

It is essential you find out who made it first though.......

Good luck

Pete

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Alan

Hi pete

 

I am building it from a plan form Mike Trew which i had dobble up from a wing span of 157.5" to 315"

the wing are in 4 parts to get in car i got to do the fuz in two part to get it in.

 

All i like to know is the beat way to do it

 

Alan

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pete beadle

Hi Alan

Still not enough info provided yet - sorry

I'm assuming you haven't built any of it so far then? You've bought it, "as is", it's a project....

As Simon says, this model is going to be REALLY, REALLY BIG and it has to be integrated correctly

Is it a glass fuselage? Is it wood? Are you just now wanting to start the bigger build?

What you will have there is a 50% scale model yes(?) that's not the sort of engineering where you can just guess what to do without reference to the actual model

So, have you done anything like this before? Are you a member of a (local)club? Do you know anyone locally who is into "big scale"? Have you really researched this project sufficiently yet?

We'll need a LOT more info to help you - and we've got to start by going backwards - such as, how did you get to where you are today in the build? Have you got any pics of the model so far?.....

Please provide us with more background information, after all, you must have thought about the complications inherent in a project like this before you decided to start on it, no?

Let's start with where you live OK? and then we can see if we have a BARCS member near you

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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Alan

Hi pete

 

It is all wood part biuld

I fly at Damyns hall with Azza and some of the high aplha lot

I hope to get it under the 20Kg but i can get a Mr Stephson to look at it

if  starts to get up to 15kg

I sloping in Kent and on the south downs

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Alan

Hi i am in Corringham Essex

By the way Jef ott and i do go Flying who is a barcs member

as we are in the same club 

 

Alan

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swarrans

Hi Alan,  I'm the builder of the 40% ASG29 that Simon Thornton linked you to the build thread of (great grammar that!).

 

If you want any help or advice just PM me and I'll send you my personal email address.  We may even have met if you fly in Kent and South Downs?

 

As mine was a full composite build my 2 part fuselage solution might not be completely right for you - it's probably easier on a built up construction to be honest.

 

If you have ANY PROSPECT of going over 20Kg my strong advice would be for you to register with the Large Model Association now as they are very helpful and supportive as long as they are involved as early as possible - but it might be a nightmare if you bring them in at the end.  I don't know who Mr Stephson is but he needs to be one of the LMA guys to help you because the CAA rely on the LMA and only the LMA.

 

My glider is about 23 Kg but I knew it was going to be a very heavy (strong!) build so I knew the 20 Kg limit was a risk from the get-go.

It may well be that you will be able to easily get under the 20Kg but if there is any doubt, join the LMA now - it is the best £30 I've ever spent!  The quarterly magazine you get is excellent and inspiring too!

 

Simon

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oipigface

Since this is a scale project and the engineering issues at 50% scale aren't going to be much different from 100%, isn't the best guide to construct the fuselage in the same way as the full-size plane? If this is too big to fit in your car, you could emulate full-size practise and build a trailer for transport.

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Alan

http://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_01_2014/post-3066-0-08304200-1389536693.jpghttp://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_01_2014/post-3066-0-49453000-1389536714.jpghttp://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_01_2014/post-3066-0-54791800-1389536729.jpghttp://www.barcs.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_01_2014/post-3066-0-88781200-1389536741.jpgI got some photo

 

Hi all some photos of the ASW17 build

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Alan

Hi all

I have been in contack with the LMA and got some hlep

I can put photos on as i go

 

Alan

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swarrans

Great stuff Alan - are you going to be working with John Greenfield?  He was my Inspector and was great - he'd be even better for you as he is a master builder of wooden large scale models 

 

Simon

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Woodstock

him make nice plane

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Gromit

So nice to see a 'proper build' under construction :thumbsup: . Looking forward to seeing your project progress Alan B)

 

  Stu.

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Ridgerage

Looks great , will watch this thread with interest .

You must be very proud of it as you appear to have given it its own bedroom

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Alan

I put the 2 parts togeher today on one side

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