Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

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Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

Post by Carl » 12 Jun 2019, 19:44

This is my KK Gipsy (or Gypsy?) that is ready for covering. It will be firstly covered with Mylar then tissue over the top for a durable traditional finish.

13 All flying surfaces ready for shaping - blue background.JPG
The completed flying surfaces
14 Completed fuselage airframe - front view.JPG
The completed fuselage airframe
26 Motor Mount.JPG
Motor Mount
30 rudder elevator servos and hatch cover from left.JPG
Rudder elevator servos and hatch cover
33 esc lipo rx installation from above behind.JPG
Showing the esc, lipo and rx installation under the hatch
37 esc wiring paper tube.JPG
A paper tube to hide unsightly dangling wires
43 All moving tailplane - up elevator.JPG
All moving tailplane/stabilzer
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Re: Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

Post by VC10 RON » 12 Jun 2019, 20:07

Ah yes, Very nice Carl,
Why the removable motor? slope soarer??
Dont know how you get your cuts so neat!!
Nice job

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Re: Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

Post by Carl » 12 Jun 2019, 20:17

The removable motor was to allow me to fly with rubber power if I ever wanted to, but now that you mention it it could also allow me to slope soar it - wow a 3 in 1 model - now that's a bargain :D

The under carriage I'd made removable for storage purposes as they're long and gangly things, but that means they are out of the way to for a spot of slope soaring - hmm 8-) Thanks for the idea Ron ;)

Regarding neat cuts - a sharp knife and I'm afraid I'm a perfectionist :oops:
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Re: Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

Post by VC10 RON » 12 Jun 2019, 21:19

Carl wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 20:17
The removable motor was to allow me to fly with rubber power if I ever wanted to, but now that you mention it it could also allow me to slope soar it - wow a 3 in 1 model - now that's a bargain :D

The under carriage I'd made removable for storage purposes as they're long and gangly things, but that means they are out of the way to for a spot of slope soaring - hmm 8-) Thanks for the idea Ron ;)

Regarding neat cuts - a sharp knife and I'm afraid I'm a perfectionist :oops:
Brilliant Carl,
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Re: Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

Post by VC10 RON » 13 Jun 2019, 08:31

Carl,
Great idea with the paper tube, ill use that on my next one. Did you make the tube?
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Re: Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

Post by Carl » 13 Jun 2019, 11:59

VC10 RON wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 08:31
Carl,
Great idea with the paper tube, ill use that on my next one. Did you make the tube?
Yes I made the tube. I have A5 thin card in different pale colours - it's only 160gsm. It rolls very well without creasing. Just thinly smeared some white glue on one side and wrapped it around a suitable rod. Sets into a strong, stiff, light tube. I chose a cream colour to blend in with the wood colour.
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