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« Reply #450 on: May 08, 2017, 05:00:40 AM »

I can't iron these out and I think I must lift off from the l/e and pull out, or replace the bays in question.

Leave it a day then try again.  Turn the heat up a bit - but not too much. Use the side of the iron and stroke the mylar.
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« Reply #451 on: May 08, 2017, 05:21:31 AM »

I sat down in a much better mood to start with, cracked off a nice fresh razor blade and put a different cd in the player. .
I think, for mylar, it has to be Miles Davis, but when it all goes t*ts up, I switch to the Ramones.
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« Reply #452 on: May 08, 2017, 06:51:46 AM »

Rather an eclectic taste in music there Bill.
Would never have had you down as a Ramones fan.

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« Reply #453 on: May 08, 2017, 12:23:53 PM »

Billy (Sheena) is a punk rocker, billy is a punk rocker nooooow!!!!!!!
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« Reply #454 on: May 14, 2017, 04:54:09 PM »

I am struggling to find time for this at the moment, but I have at least finished the mylar covering. It looks silly, so I am anxious to get on with the tissue. Hopefully this won't take too long and I can get it in a flyable state in time for a bit of trimming. Another very last minute build which may not be quite finished for the outdoor nationals, but I have entered it anyway. Other than the tissue, the biggest job to do is to carve the prop(s).
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« Reply #455 on: May 15, 2017, 04:07:14 PM »

Bill, I saw the Ramones twice in days gone by. If you get really frustrated whilst building, I suggest some proper Nordic Black Metal. You may go out and burn a church down or murder someone, but you will forget your building problems...

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« Reply #456 on: May 15, 2017, 05:00:37 PM »

So tempting to hit Photoshop with a photo of Bill, a mop of black hair and shades!

If I want to get a move on, I get the Ministry on .... it is 'Industrial' metal after all.
Perhaps you have noticed ... it's not helped my 'industry' much  Roll Eyes

That explains the Mid Moreton Murders then Dan ......
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« Reply #457 on: May 18, 2017, 05:50:49 PM »

Tissue is going on OK, just the fuselage to do now. The mylar has come unstuck from a few of the undercambered ribs on both upper wings. I have fixed one wing by reapplying heat. The other wing is less forgiving and I need to prick some holes along the ribs and inject with something sticky (thin cyano?) or live with it.

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« Reply #458 on: May 18, 2017, 07:16:16 PM »

I'm interested to see how the mylar/tissue goes for you, Rich. It's something I considered for the 75% Lazy Bee that's ready for covering. I'll probably chicken out and just use the Airspan I bought. This is a very inspiring build!

Dig-a-dig-dang-my-ding-a-long-ling-long! That's a Ministry reference for those who may think I've been on the cider again...

Dan.
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« Reply #459 on: May 18, 2017, 07:40:28 PM »

Rich built his Nieuport ... not Jesus.
We had better leave him to it before he tires of our musical references!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #460 on: May 19, 2017, 03:05:19 AM »

Try it Dan, you'll be fine with it. Covering has never been my strong point, so I'm not surprised it has challenged me. I've got better at it now I've almost finished it.

Being optimistic, I am thinking about paint and need to return to the old border colour debate. Paris museum black borders look nice, and there are a lot of opinions that insist it was not blue. Photo here doesn't look black to me, especially when compared to the numbers. Roundel blue seems more like it. Mmmm...
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« Reply #461 on: May 20, 2017, 04:38:59 PM »

Covering is finished. Phew! Not too bad considering the trouble I gave myself. The tissue has stretched smoothly over the worst of the mylar wrinkles that I couldn't get out, so I am happy. Having got my first tissue/ mylar covering job done I am confident my next attempt will go more smoothly. Bit like pancakes with me - first one is usually a mess.

I still have my work cut out to get this ready for next weekend. If I can get it flying and sprayed with some paint I'll be happy enough. Anything more than that will be a bonus. Pilot and gun are ready to go on. I would like to get the roundels and the border on. I very much doubt any finer details will make the deadline, so linkages and windscreens will have to wait.

I cobbled it together and took some dusky pics. The gnats love it. Football used for scale - this thing is quite big.
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« Reply #462 on: May 20, 2017, 04:56:39 PM »

That's looking very nice Rich but I can't help thinking that prop looks very inefficient !!! Grin
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« Reply #463 on: May 20, 2017, 05:18:56 PM »

It's looking superb- really hope to see it flying next week. That first bare bones photo looks amazingly realistic. With or without all the details it will be a treat!
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« Reply #464 on: May 20, 2017, 07:24:35 PM »

Work of art Rich. Very delicate structure.

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« Reply #465 on: May 21, 2017, 01:09:55 AM »

very very nice indeed.  Prop might need a bit more pitch  Wink Really impressive.
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« Reply #466 on: May 21, 2017, 02:28:36 AM »

It looks just right Rich and I can't wait to see it next weekend. I'm wondering what the colour scheme will be but no need to reply; you'll be busy.
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« Reply #467 on: May 21, 2017, 05:10:15 AM »

Fabulous, Rich!

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« Reply #468 on: May 21, 2017, 05:21:28 AM »

It's a stunning airframe, a classic example of 'almost too good to cover'. But, as we know, they don't fly too well unless we do...
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« Reply #469 on: May 21, 2017, 05:37:09 AM »

Fantastic Rich!  Grin

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« Reply #470 on: May 21, 2017, 08:01:12 AM »

Lovely work Rich. I just wish I could be there to see it next week but the household management has other ideas.

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« Reply #471 on: May 21, 2017, 01:27:43 PM »

A stunner...even in its naked state!
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« Reply #472 on: May 24, 2017, 04:37:41 PM »

So, although far from finished, it now has paint and is flyable. Pic 1 and 2.

This evening was perfect trimming weather and the field is full of lush, tall green grass - as long as it'll get as the farmer was working 2 fields away and will be cutting 'my field' tomorrow. A firm push saw the Bébé with air under its wings for the first time and it glided straight and true which was encouraging. 150 turns and it was flying left and level - encouraging. 350 turns, release and 'BANG' and the motor balled up by the motor peg. Pics 3 and 4. Bugger. Motor OK - climbed off the prop hook.

Damage is slight, just covering repair required. Not really a problem. I am using a grey's hook and haven't had this problem before. Any suggestions to prevent it from happening again?

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« Reply #473 on: May 24, 2017, 04:43:58 PM »

Any suggestions to prevent it from happening again?

A small piece of tight fuel tubing over the end stops it. It seems only to happen when the motor runs right down, rather than having a tension stop
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« Reply #474 on: May 24, 2017, 05:01:37 PM »

Maybe a reverse S-hook on the motor shaft  Huh

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