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22 hours ago, alain11 said:

Hi John

It would be a shame to hide your work , I hope that all these details will keep "sharp" once cast

 

Hi Alain,

I agree, would be a waste to hide the detail. The two wells are made up out of a total of around 190 individual parts! No wonder it took so long...lol.

Not concerned about loss of sharpness, because the silicone rubber pics up very fine detail. I sprayed a cote of silver on the wells, silver being a cruel and unforgiving "teacher" that it is, and the details remain well visible. The paint is not dry yet, and will become more smooth as it dries.

Thanks for everyone's kind words, it motivates me. :)

 

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Cheers.

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Hi guys,

Working on the slats now, and it's a rather tricky part. The slats are still in a rough state, and they were carved and shaped out of two strips of resin. I needed to make a single slat rail with the correct curve, so that a mold can be made to ensure that they all will have the same dimensions. Some other parts were mounted along with the rail, not to waste rubber for a single part. Now I have many spare cannon barrels, hydraulic arms and the second bracket for the starboard airbrake. Below, the rails can be seen temporarily stuck on with some Prestik to confirm their spacing, which has to correspond with the slots to be cut into the leading edge of the wing.

 

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Hi Guys,

 

Next step, the combat flaps.

The PLA filament broke up into so many pieces when I cut the combat flap out, that it was like a 3D puzzle to re assemble with lots of CA and filler... :frantic:

Sprayed some primer to do a quick mock up to check the drop angle and slat overlap.

Thanks for looking.

 

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Cheers

 

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Hi John

Just a heads up on the flap, slat config. The slats and LE flaps are not deployed by themselves on the ground unless the a/c is being tested. They are fully deployed with the trailing edge flaps and in the full flap setting. This is only seen on the ground in revetments or hangers. On flight lines all LE and TE are normally retracted to prevent dust in the mechanisms. The term Combat Flap was a mode in the air where the Slats / Flaps automatically move to the 1/2 flap position below 300 KIAS. If you need the angles of the flap/slats in various settings just shout.

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Nick

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Hi Nick,

 

Thanks for clearing that up, and it makes sense to protect the mechanisms from dust. It does look awesome when they are deployed though.

I do have the flap and slat setting from the manual. I still have to make the plate that covers the gap above the combat flap hinge when it pivots down.

 

Cheers,

John

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1 hour ago, Renegade said:

 

 

Thanks for clearing that up, and it makes sense to protect the mechanisms from dust. It does look awesome when they are deployed though.

 

 

 

Good job John.

If you are going to deploy the flaps have a look at the trailing edge flap. They are double slotted and move a fair amount backwards to increase the area when deployed.

Cheers

Nick 

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Hi Nick

If I am right ( but you are the expert ) the trailing edge flaps are rarely seen deployed on parked AC , they are extended on particular phases , as take off or landing right ????? :hmmm:.

Alain

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just for fun , a video dedicated to our SA friends ;)

 

 

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55 minutes ago, alain11 said:

just for fun , a video dedicated to our SA friends ;)

Great video, I've watched it many times. :wub:

 

 

44 minutes ago, rafju said:

Hi John @Renegade

Very good job, outstanding skills!

can't wait for the flaps when I see at what you did on slats!

 

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Thanks Raph, 

The flaps and ailerons share a complicated mechanism and housing that splits asymmetric. It's going to be a fun challenge. 

 

Cheers, 

John 

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3 hours ago, Cheetah11 said:

 

 

Good job John.

If you are going to deploy the flaps have a look at the trailing edge flap. They are double slotted and move a fair amount backwards to increase the area when deployed.

Cheers

Nick 

Hi Nick, 

 

It is surprising how far they travel to back. Making the slots will be a delicate task, not to mention casting them eventually. 

 

Cheers, 

John 

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6 hours ago, alain11 said:

Hi Nick

If I am right ( but you are the expert ) the trailing edge flaps are rarely seen deployed on parked AC , they are extended on particular phases , as take off or landing right ????? :hmmm:.

 

 

 

Hi Alain

Every operator most likely had their own rules on the extension of flaps on the ground. In the SAAF the flaps/slats were selected down after parking in revetments. On the outside flight lines the flaps were left retracted when parked. Looking at a few photos this seems to have been the general rule in most air forces operating the F1. As with most rules many exceptions can be seen , so a model would be good in any of the configs. On the ground is a bit of a generalization as flaps were selected down after start and retracted after turning off the runway, so while taxying the flaps could be up or down. 

Here is a photo with slats/flaps down parked on the ground.

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Cheers

Nick

 

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