I have summarized on video the 500 hours I spent building the Potez 58. Below, the first part of the video. The second part… when the plane is finished.
After finishing the doors, I start the mockup details of the front part of the Potez 58. Below is an enlarged photo of the front part with the engine access hatches behind the hood. We can clearly see that it is a metal sheet which covers the formwork part of the fuselage. I first drew… Continuer de lire Reproduce the engine cover
I finished wrapping the different faces of the fuselage. As a reminder, I put a layer of nitrocellulose coating, followed by a light sanding to remove the wood fibers and then, I applied a layer of fiberglass at 25 g / m2 glued to the coating.The fuselage before interfacing weighed 745 g. He took 22g… Continuer de lire Covering and supplementary weight
And yes, the hood is not finished. I managed to recover a tiff photo of the Potez 58 (Thanks Alban) and suddenly, I was able to gain enough magnification to see the details of the hood. As a result, we can see that my rounded shape on the front does not conform and that there… Continuer de lire Engine hood adjustment
So I continued on the engine hood. For the latter, I would like to be able to recover the shape to keep the mold. Who knows. Two hoods can be useful: an error in the cuts, a breakage, or a somewhat hard landing. I started by covering the mold with a layer of liquid release… Continuer de lire Fiber and resin on the parts to be molded 2
So I went to DIY store to buy styrodur and sticked plywood templates on it Then rough cutting with a cutter around the shapes. Bonding of the 3 parts which will constitute the thickness of the cover The long, tedious and tiring sanding session follows. I did it outside to preserve the peace of my… Continuer de lire The parts to be molded 2
The wings are finished. I assembled the external parts with the central I could not resist making an assembly in this good weather. The assembly is precarious, with pins and tape The impatience gains as it starts to look like what I had imagined