Aero-naut JennyPosted by xilsoe Dec 26, 2017 15:19:00
As I am not really a fan of the stained hull Jenny has, I decided to put some strips on the sides of the hull. I found some 10x0,5mm mahogany strips. This was the widest strips I could find that were still very slim. If I had found some wider strips I would have picked those instead. Further mahogany seems to be the only kind of wood offered in this very thin format. Otherwise I might have picked another kind of wood.
The hull already had been given some layers of lacquer, so I also gave the strips a layer of lacquer on both sides. Then I sanded the strips and the hull very gently. The strips were easily cut to length using a scissor. Finally I glued the strips to the sides of the hull using CyanoAcrylate. Very easy to get them to stick. Much easier than what I experienced building the Phantom. If I was to build the Phantom again, I would definitely put some layers of lacquer on the hull and mahogany strips before gluing them to the hull.
Now I have some sanding to do and I still have some gaps to fill in the hull before I proceed. I should probably put some more lacquer on the mahogany before trying to fill in the gaps so the glue won't mess with the mahogany. At some point I will make the mahogany bright and shiny as I did on the Phantom. Hopefully I know how to do it faster this time, but it will probably take at least 10 layers of lacquer before I am done.
Thanks for looking
Aero-naut JennyPosted by xilsoe Nov 21, 2017 20:54:24
After a little search the pictures I promised have been found. These pictures show how I used rubber bands to hold the sides in place while gluing them.
Here are the pictures:
Aero-naut JennyPosted by xilsoe Nov 19, 2017 20:03:19
Some time this summer I started building the Aero-naut Jenny. So far I have just been following the instructions. As I don't have lot of time for my hobby, progress is slow and I have not been taking a lot of pictures.
Here are a few pictures of the hull the stern being glued on, using a lot of rubber bands:
I also have some pictures of the sides being glued on that I will soon post.
Aero-naut JennyPosted by xilsoe Mar 08, 2012 09:05:39
Bernhard is also building a Jenny. He got stuck on motor, so I bought one for him when I ordered motors for my PT-15. He wanted it to be an inrunner to allow for water cooling, so I found an inrunner with a low kV rating and presumably high torque. This should make for running a quite large propeller, at lower speed, which should be more efficient.
I took a few pictures of the motor. It seems very well constructed.
Motor name: Turnigy 540L V-Spec Inrunner with impeller
Dimension: 58mm x 36mm, 72mm(with shaft)
Weight: 173g (kv1025) (not including connectors)
Diameter of shaft: 5mm
Length of front shaft: 14mm
Battery: 3-4 Cell 4S/14.8V
Max current: 40A
The motor should be about the same size as a size 600 motor. I am looking forward to see how the motor performs in Bernhard's boat. I expect it to run quite well
Aero-naut JennyPosted by xilsoe Nov 17, 2011 18:40:09
Today my aero-naut Jenny finally arrived. I bought it on e-bay Germany. No problem.
It will probably be some time (Next year) before I get to build this boat. After a brief look, the kit looks nice and I am looking forward to build it.
Two other guys from the model boat club will also be building this boat so I am looking forward to see what they come up with.
One of the guys has a build log at rc-groups here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1525470