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« Reply #1200 on: January 31, 2018, 06:40:14 PM »

A Fairchild Argus for the UK Eddie Riding designs comp. Nearly done. Needs screens and struts. DC Dart and will be 8oz. 36"

Very nice.
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« Reply #1201 on: February 04, 2018, 01:35:14 PM »

Nice Bill
Here is a close up on the Rumpler awaiting
first trim flight.
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« Reply #1202 on: March 13, 2018, 05:07:45 PM »

A Fokker DII, modified Peter Rake design. 36", Mills 75. In retrospect I'm not too keen on the scheme, but the photo makes it look more nauseating than it is. I'm getting to the bottom of my pile of unfinished projects
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« Reply #1203 on: March 14, 2018, 01:36:13 AM »

Very nice work Mike and Bill. The rigging apart from the neat covering and finish, caught my eye Bill. It looks suitably in scale and is a quite visible black colour.

John
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« Reply #1204 on: March 19, 2018, 06:30:23 PM »

 Grin at last finally got camera, cord and pics together

here is my italian job spitfire and the rebuilt beaver

jim Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #1205 on: March 27, 2018, 06:47:57 AM »

I just started a Headley rubber Fw47. I didn't know it was this big. Five days so far
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« Reply #1206 on: March 27, 2018, 08:24:14 AM »

Wasn't the Fw47 - the smaller one , causing you grief Bill? it's good to see a man determined to get the thing to fly.

It does have nice big wings.

John
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« Reply #1207 on: March 27, 2018, 08:30:22 AM »

Nice FW47 Bill. I have always liked aircraft from that era. Our FAC rules here tend to make most people shy away from designs like that because "they are not competitive". I beg to differ if they are done well.
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« Reply #1208 on: March 27, 2018, 09:33:36 AM »

Bill good going so fast! Here is my old FW47...I am redoing the starboard wing as we speak. Its 36" ws. Funny I just decided to get the thing back into the air, and you post yours today. As far as competitive, all I can say is Tom Hallman, who I usually can't compete with, watched an earlier FW47 of mine sail over the horizon, on a trim flight and was happy to see it go. If I was a believer in dethermalizers I would say this plane needs one. Good luck with your new attempt! I am in love with this plane as you might guess! keep us in the loop!
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« Reply #1209 on: March 30, 2018, 05:57:01 PM »

Just about finished with Comet Red Racer. Covered with red and white Esaki and then hand painted with Rust-Olium Painters Touch Multi Purpose Paint (lots of colours and £2 for 20ml). Only painted the top of wing and stab to save weight and as it stands with only rubber missing - 9.08 grams with WS of 12 3/4”. That landing gear adds a lot and makes it very nose heavy. Hence the 0.5’gram tail skid wire (and I think its still going to need some at the back) Carved 4 3/4” balsa propeller.  Very satisfying build.
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« Reply #1210 on: March 30, 2018, 08:44:09 PM »

It's a charming little model DP.

John
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« Reply #1211 on: May 17, 2018, 06:31:36 AM »

I saw Ivan Taylor this week - here's his new 42" Zero
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« Reply #1212 on: May 17, 2018, 07:52:06 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Is that beauty for rubber?
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« Reply #1213 on: May 17, 2018, 08:35:09 AM »

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Is that beauty for rubber?
Yes it is
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« Reply #1214 on: May 17, 2018, 12:50:10 PM »

So very very good.  Very enviable progress on your part as well Bill. 
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« Reply #1215 on: May 17, 2018, 09:19:39 PM »

That's a beautiful Zero. The structure looks almost delicate and very clean. I trust Ivan's judgement but the rear aileron spar to me looks like it may need care when covering.

I like all the formers for the stringers in the rear fuselage.

John
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« Reply #1216 on: May 18, 2018, 02:15:42 AM »

I like all the formers for the stringers in the rear fuselage.
John
John, two out f three 'formers' are just little bits of 1/16" glued between and sanded to the curve. They are to support the tissue and reduce sag because he then smears the whole thing with light filler and sands smooth so the stringers can't be seen
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« Reply #1217 on: May 18, 2018, 06:20:15 AM »

Thanks Bill. That's a neat idea - very clever. The whole process wouldn't add much weight and it would certainly look more authentic.

John
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« Reply #1218 on: May 18, 2018, 08:24:01 AM »

No, it adds little weight and looks great but I wonder how much less filler weight there is to balance against the extra wood
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« Reply #1219 on: July 20, 2018, 05:57:16 PM »

A KK Invader from the new Ripmax laser-cut kit. A nostalgia trip. I've fitted a DT and AR.
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« Reply #1220 on: July 20, 2018, 08:02:32 PM »

Lots of fun -it will no doubt fly a lot better than your first one Bill - the benefit of better balsa and building experience. AR on the inside rudder only I would guess.

John
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« Reply #1221 on: July 21, 2018, 09:33:34 AM »

Yes John, the centre skid. It's not an ideal shape for a rudder but it will work. Unfortunately we got to the field only to find I'd hooked it up wrong, starting with it over to one side and swinging to straight on release
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« Reply #1222 on: July 21, 2018, 08:50:34 PM »

Ah - what a pain. That's a clever idea to use part of the skid for a rudder tab. It's a pretty little model.

John
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« Reply #1223 on: July 23, 2018, 01:59:38 PM »

T-28A, from a prototype short kit by PT Aviation.  24" span, tissue finish, just under 54g balanced without the rubber.  Need to finalize a freewheeler and attach the prop, then it's ready for trimming.

Mike
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« Reply #1224 on: July 23, 2018, 02:38:10 PM »

What a fine collection of ultra-realistic flyers Mike !!  Cool
You keep outdoing yourself with the color schemes  Shocked  Shocked  too, with that North American Aviation T-28a  "TROJAN",   Wright R-1300-7 radial (800 hp) engined, military trainer.

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