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Pete Fardell
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« Reply #125 on: November 06, 2017, 06:30:56 AM »

You know the ‘Nook is also a bombing range? 
Yes, there were a few subtle clues like this...
(As far as I can gather, the seals only really need that stretch for their breeding and birthing seasons, and I think the RAF kindly hold off bombing at those times!)
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« Reply #126 on: November 06, 2017, 07:59:46 AM »

I finished up my Ebeneezer.  I had to rebuild the fuse as i broke it trying to start it the first time.  Undecided. I made it an upright engine mount. I also made a torque gage for my gram scale.
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« Reply #127 on: November 06, 2017, 08:36:49 AM »

I went round to my friend Walter to pick up my Coupe. I had inserted it into the topmost twigs of a 60 foot oak tree and it looked as if it would be there forever but it blew out and fell vertically to the ground, completely unscathed. I needn't have cut out those replacement ribs last night.
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« Reply #128 on: November 06, 2017, 08:53:40 AM »

... completely unscathed. I needn't have cut out those replacement ribs last night.

I think you'll find that it was only unscathed BECAUSE you cut the replacement ribs. That's how these things work.
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« Reply #129 on: November 06, 2017, 09:16:00 AM »

... completely unscathed. I needn't have cut out those replacement ribs last night.

I think you'll find that it was only unscathed BECAUSE you cut the replacement ribs. That's how these things work.

Known as the law according to Sod...
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« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2017, 08:50:14 AM »

Vowing to get going on my stack of projects, I repaired my Gollywock wing, removed the covering from an embryo, and am finishing up a box for my fleet of Blue Ridge Specials. No more damage going to and from the field.  With this done, there is still a stack as high as my house.
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« Reply #131 on: November 07, 2017, 03:38:03 PM »

Reading Eric Coates Scale Aircraft for Free Flight, very enjoyable read and a great insight to power scale and subject choice. Pictures in my edition are not great quality.
Some nice articles on finishing and detailing too, worth a look !

Pat
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« Reply #132 on: November 07, 2017, 03:48:13 PM »

I think the book was crudely photocopied from Eric's 1971 series in Aeromodeller, which remains the 'bible' for FF diesel scale, even nearly 50 years on (scary).
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« Reply #133 on: November 07, 2017, 03:54:38 PM »

And I think Aeromodeller eventually re-ran the series with all Eric's original words but better (or at least clearer) photos.
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« Reply #134 on: November 07, 2017, 04:06:55 PM »

I did nothing else apart from Airplane-Wise all day!!   Shocked
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« Reply #135 on: November 07, 2017, 04:36:21 PM »

I think the book was crudely photocopied from Eric's 1971 series in Aeromodeller, which remains the 'bible' for FF diesel scale, even nearly 50 years on (scary).

Who will write the New Testament for Electric F/F?
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« Reply #136 on: November 07, 2017, 06:21:50 PM »

Flew a peanut and Jet Cat . Had fun but got tired.
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« Reply #137 on: November 08, 2017, 06:03:34 PM »

Did some more trimming with the Tigercat yesterday - more work to do, but it's starting to fly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1IuhPLISrU

Thanks to Michael Smith for the video.

Cheers,

Mike
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« Reply #138 on: November 09, 2017, 11:18:22 AM »

 Grin  indoor flying starts sunday so i'm thinking about what i want to fly

will also be rebuilding the sig tiger fuselage

jim Grin
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« Reply #139 on: November 09, 2017, 12:44:00 PM »

Well I did some of this today - felt like doing a Bostonian but got distracted (as is frequently my wont) by the more scale looking types.  Hence it is, like everything I build, getting heavy. On the scales is the airframe including the u/c but no motor.  Now assuming that the finished weight will be 14gms. X 2 or thereabouts (28gms.) which is twice the minimum weight for a Bostonian, the wing loading - area 48 square ins - is not going to be low!! Assuming my arithmetic is right.  Yes there is a fair bit of timber in this model - I was as selective as I know how to be (i.e. not much) and have not added anything but it does seem building light is an elusive goal. So nuts - the model will weigh what it weighs and that is it.  However I will henceforth use the ignore button on anyone who posts a model with weight that for me is unachievable e.g.  0.5gms per square inch or less.
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« Reply #140 on: November 09, 2017, 01:02:23 PM »

Looking good David.
I like semi-scale bostonians so rarely get near 14g.
I don't think your model will double in weight ... I've had nearly one minute flights with 20g plus bostonians, so you may be pleasantly surprised.  Smiley
Mike Stuart's Sorta Senator was the only bostonian I built to 14g btw
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« Reply #141 on: November 10, 2017, 12:10:28 PM »

I've been chewing up some paper trying to decide if the swept top wing was worth the trouble or if maybe a straight top wing would be a wiser choice...
Either can be made to work CG wise, so cockpit access?  Simplicity?  What???
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« Reply #142 on: November 11, 2017, 03:47:21 AM »

Full size airplanes with swept wings have cleaner entries and exits when snap rolled than straight winged.
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« Reply #143 on: November 12, 2017, 08:52:28 AM »

Looking good David.
I like semi-scale bostonians so rarely get near 14g.
I don't think your model will double in weight ... I've had nearly one minute flights with 20g plus bostonians, so you may be pleasantly surprised.  Smiley
Mike Stuart's Sorta Senator was the only bostonian I built to 14g btw

Thank you Russ - that is quite reassuring in fact.  It is not so much that I am. desperate to build a light model and get long duration but the frustration of seemingly being so far away from most others.  But now I think what the hell.  I need personally to be content with what I have built and hence the preference for semi scale and a fancy finish. Yes I know some folk can build superbly finished accurate scale models weighing a gramme or three but I accept that the same as
I accept some folk can run a mile in four minutes.  So thank you old chum.  I am now continuing with my Boston with gay abandon.  **!!§$€  the ounces.
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« Reply #144 on: November 13, 2017, 04:31:02 PM »

Feeling realy excited about this one. Walt Mooney Sparrowhawk!!
Its a great looking plane and even greater blown up to 18” wing span
Cant get over how big the wing and tail plane is compared to the fuse
Guess that why its low wing ‘trainer’.
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« Reply #145 on: November 14, 2017, 07:49:47 AM »

 Grin Fished up the sig tiger rebuild and tested it in the basement.  GINGER MEOWED! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

jim
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« Reply #146 on: November 14, 2017, 04:00:33 PM »

Completed the recover on my Gollywock that went swimming when I flew it at WESTFAC 6 Contest. Now just need to re rig the dt assembly.

Well worth the effort.
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« Reply #147 on: November 14, 2017, 04:42:53 PM »

Hi FLYING ACE 1946, I would be interested in seeing how you set up your D/T in the Gollywock. Thanks
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« Reply #148 on: November 14, 2017, 05:01:00 PM »

I will show it after it is finished. I could describe it but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #149 on: November 18, 2017, 03:36:34 PM »

Got the cockpit framing and all the stringers I can install in the jig done on the Comet/Diels Navion.  Time to pull it out of the jig and do the rest...
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