Krill 39% Sukhoi

Andrew Bird

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This showed up today.

Really nice step on from my Yak in terms of amount of work already done on the plane. I love the lines of this plane.

By the time my wife showed up with the camera, I had the engine bolted on and was looking at the pipe set up.

Running a 3w 170 CS on KS 1090 pipes.

This is the first composite plane I've recieved witht the rudder tray already in, which I then immediately cut out so the pipes would fit:D
 

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sandman

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This showed up today.

Really nice step on from my Yak in terms of amount of work already done on the plane. I love the lines of this plane.

By the time my wife showed up, I had the engine bolted on and was looking at the pipe set up.

Running a 3w 170 CS on KS 1090 pipes.

This is the first composite plane I've recieved witht the rudder tray already in, which I then immediately cut out so the pipes would fit:D
Congrats!
 

Buttface

You want me to do what...?
Looks like a rose................... in a junk hole ...;):D
 
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Votec Yak Guy

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Now that is really puurrttttyyy.... I have the SebArt llittle version (60-90 size electric) and love how it flies. Keep updating us on your progress, so many of us can buy yet another plane we don't need :)
 

ultimatejay

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Awesome plane, congrats. Both the Krill yak and sukoi look very nice. I'm just waiting for Showtime to buy one so I can fly one. hehe
 

Andrew Bird

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Looks like a rose................... in a junk hole ...;):D
Would you believe we've only recently moved into this place as well?

It takes a man little time to organize a room and spread all his tools and crap around in random order so he knows exactly where everything is :p

Got more done yesterday. Pictures speak for themselves - Cut pipe exits and cleaned up the holes for the headers. I've not shown it but I also reinforced the area between the header cutouts with some carbon square tube. I also lengthened the headers by 1". Got the horns in the tail surfaces, a couple of cooling slots around the ignition and I've cut a little piece out of the cowl for the air scoop. As I go, I'm trying to give all the parts a few coats of wax. Did the rudder yesterday but seem to be avoiding the big bits........

Forgot to mention - I also removed a little material from the rudder to increase throw (it's limited by the cutout around the hinge).
 

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Andrew Bird

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Now that is really puurrttttyyy.... I have the SebArt llittle version (60-90 size electric) and love how it flies. Keep updating us on your progress, so many of us can buy yet another plane we don't need :)
Votec - I've got the E version of the 140 sebart sukhoi and I love it. The two designs seem very similar. The only thing that looks a little different is I'm sure the canopy is slightly further forward on the sebby (maybe to help it out in KE). This thing is large but slender - feels a bit like I'm working with a pattern plane!
 
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Showtime

Circus Staff
sure does look good. Just for giggles how much movement do you have in your servo arm at center on those hv.
 

Buttface

You want me to do what...?
sure does look good. Just for giggles how much movement do you have in your servo arm at center on those hv.
If its more than three butt hairs put together I'll be giggling....*snicker,snicker*:p;)


I just have a feeling Andrew is gonna bust a maiden video...can hardly wait! What type of flying do you do Andrew?
 
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Andrew Bird

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My flying is too rubbish to catch on video - but I'm feeling the pressure to show this bad boy off, so may get someone along to do one.

I love 3d but also flew a couple of IMAC comps this year.

Show - there's a little play on the arm at centre but it's tiny.
 

Andrew Bird

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Got some of the crappy jobs nailed tonight. For me the aileron horns take ages to do because I try to make sure I've got my geometry right, so it takes loads of measuring and playing until I'm happy with it. It's the job I dread the most on these things and it's done and dusted:maad:


Got some vents cut in the underside of the fus for cooling. On the cooling front I just need to have a think about how I baffle to the cowl. When the engine was in the Pitts it ran great with baffling across the top and sides of the engine and round the sides but the underside left clear (you can sort of see in the attached photo - baffles painted black so it's not easy!). The key on the Pitts was large venting area to remove the hot air. I'm not keen to cut the Fus on the sukhoi anymore so may work a bit harder on the front end to manage the intake better - also attached photo of the baffle I made on the Yak which might be an option).
 

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TManiaci

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Nice work on the vents, following the color lines makes it look like they belong there.
 
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