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I looked at your Flickr and Aerobase pages.  You must have bought every clamp in Germany.  🙂  Found this one interesting:    https://aerobase.weebly.com/updates.html      What are you trying to do with this Quickie?  I am impressed by your technology but it seems like a lot of work.  Do you just want one to fly or what?

-Kent
Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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Kent,

they will be never enough of that clamps in your workshop, so if any good clamp offer comes around the corner, than I catch it 😀

The point is, why I should wait to build airplanes until I reach the age of retirement?. The time to do that is right now and enjoy every second, that's life. Do never wait for anything or anyone, just do it.

I  want fly both of this wonderful airplane and I like the design of the Quickie. In the other hand they are enough in my family to pick up that nice airplane to cross the country by himself.

So, let's do it, enjoy every second, open your mind and meet some wonderful people around the globe with the same conviction, be a part of the community and support it in the best way you are able. That's it. 😀

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On 2/24/2021 at 6:54 AM, Eugen said:

If you want more information so please buy the Q1 Package that is available at this website already.

Eugen, I have not been able to get in touch with Jon to purchase the package. Thank you for the dims.

Glen

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4 hours ago, brad211bl said:

I do the same thing 3D model the whole plane up before I build it.. Just recently decided My Q2 is a bit much for what I'm always doing by myself plus to have its little brother would be awesome!

Your models look good.

How far you are with the Q1 homebuild project?

Yesterday I did some CNC work on my mill and cut a test panel  BASF 3035, to check all my settings in CAD/CAM software before the right panel I will cut.

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12 hours ago, Eugen said:

How far you are with the Q1 homebuild project?

Yesterday I did some CNC work on my mill and cut a test panel  BASF 3035, to check all my settings in CAD/CAM software before the right panel I will cut.

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Just started, waiting for plans...  I have a couple 4 stroke motors. So scratch building. From what I read its just no information on the metal components which I'm not worried about I can engineer those up from the pictures I have found. CNC is looking good I was going to be doing mine by hand. Haha. Low tech for my standards.

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Hello Brad211BL,

please find below a link with some notes about material like foam, glass and resin.

https://aerobase.weebly.com/bill-of-material---source--spec.html

Best regards from Germany 

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  • ASSO X-RAY 600kg version - still in progress
  • QUICKIE Q1- still in progress

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PICTURE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerobase/

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Eugen said:

Hello Brad211BL,

please find below a link with some notes about materials like foam, glass, and resin.

https://aerobase.weebly.com/bill-of-material---source--spec.html

Best regards from Germany 

Wow, that's a good bit of detail I didn't realize you were from Germany until now, also realized that you responded to me on quick heads too. Thank you for the wealth of resourceful information. That will make it much easier to get all the needed materials in a single order. As I get the controls figured out I'll be sure to send them your way. What cad software do you use? 

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I use Autocad Inventor 3D include a CAD/CAM app for machine code that fits to my DIY mill.

Since last year I'm investigate the Quicke aircrafts in different ways and any valuable  information I picked up from anyone, they are placed on my website.

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On 2/26/2021 at 5:27 AM, Eugen said:

I use Autocad Inventor 3D include a CAD/CAM app for machine code that fits to my DIY mill.

Since last year I'm investigate the Quicke aircrafts in different ways and any valuable  information I picked up from anyone, they are placed on my website.

I'm using Solidworks. Did your fuselage bottom not line up well too? Mine is off, It must be flexed together or something.

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Canopy? Currently it's a part of my to do's, so Yes. I will produce a primal form and blow the canopy, like this guys Canopy blow up process   So please read also the comments below the video, how the guys seal the both plywood parts together (vacuum seal) and the temperature issue to serve with parts from old kitchen oven. Additional to that the use: "For our 1/4" thick, 40" diameter bubble, we bring the oven up to temp with the piece inside, then let it heat soak for 45 minutes.Plexiglas remains malleable between 275*F and 350*F."  So the comments are very helpful to understood how the magic will go truth 😉    I catch up that information from Kent Ashton post it in a another forum.

 It will be blow up with a long mold to a maximum high. After that the canopy should be cut in the middle to get two parts, but only use one of them . Please find in the attachment a example for the mold. Additional to that I need to build an oven to heat up the raw material.

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Did you see this one?  It looks like it could be done with several helpers to pull the warm plexiglass out of a suitable heater and clamp it to a table with a bunch of clamps.   https://youtu.be/XF4dsFeyH6E

What about asking one of the sailplane manufacturers in Germany for a canopy?  You might find one that is similar.  If they don't sell one that would fit, maybe they would blow one for you.  I'd be a fun exercise but a lot of setup work.  This sort of thing has a learning curve, I imagine.  🙂

-Kent
Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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16 hours ago, Kent Ashton said:

Did you see this one?  It looks like it could be done with several helpers to pull the warm plexiglass out of a suitable heater and clamp it to a table with a bunch of clamps.   https://youtu.be/XF4dsFeyH6E

What about asking one of the sailplane manufacturers in Germany for a canopy?  You might find one that is similar.  If they don't sell one that would fit, maybe they would blow one for you.  I'd be a fun exercise but a lot of setup work.  This sort of thing has a learning curve, I imagine.  🙂

After your post Kent in the other forum I just placed a search on YouTube about blowing canopy and a ton of information come up so far. So in my opinion it's worth a try out 🙂 

You are right, things need sometimes a learning curve. Thats the reason why some parts I build three times 🙂 

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11 hours ago, Countach74 said:

What are you guys going to do for spars? LS1 canard or standard glass?

Standard Canard with additional Rovings placed in the top and bottom section.

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Enclosed is the new layout plan for the AirEx C70.55 panels, which are supplied by Gaugler & Lutz in the dimensions 2450 mm x 1150 mm. This became necessary because the dimensions 1542 mm x 585mm and 381 mm x 585 mm specified in the drawings are not available or only at an extra charge. The production of the parts on the milling machine can now start after the machine code has been created.

The layout plan include the following parts:

  • FS 110
  • FS 89 Bottom
  • FS 89 Top
  • Seat Back Bulkhead
  • Canopy Bulkhead AFT
  • Console
  • Console Top
  • Wheel Pant 
  • Instrument Panel Bulkhead
  • Instrument Panel
  • Lower Right Instrument Panel 
  • Main Wing Cover AFT
  • Mainz Wing FWD
  • Fuel Tank Top
  • Stiffeners
  • Firewall Brace

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Another test with URSA XPS foam from local homebuilder depot to check the current cnc mill settings and different tools. The XPS board was 30mm thick before and after processing it is now 25.4mm thick. I think the result is good and the processing of the ordered panels can begin. But, the machining produces a lot of flyable chips......  😀

 

 

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All bulkheads are read to place the layer and start with FS 89, so far the first layer done and fixed in a vacuum bag. 😀

 

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