Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

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Keil Kraft Gipsy - Electric Motor with Rudder/Elevator

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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.

The completed flying surfaces
The completed flying surfaces
The completed fuselage airframe
The completed fuselage airframe
Motor Mount
Motor Mount
Rudder elevator servos and hatch cover
Rudder elevator servos and hatch cover
Showing the esc, lipo and rx installation under the hatch
Showing the esc, lipo and rx installation under the hatch
A paper tube to hide unsightly dangling wires
A paper tube to hide unsightly dangling wires
All moving tailplane/stabilzer
All moving tailplane/stabilzer
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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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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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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,
You know what I love, the way this forum inspires me to have a go at something new etc. love it :D :D
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Carl,
Great idea with the paper tube, ill use that on my next one. Did you make the tube?
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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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