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« Reply #125 on: January 27, 2018, 03:49:32 PM »

Onions, Dan .... I swear by the healing properties of onions.
You'll feel it leaving your body ......
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« Reply #126 on: January 27, 2018, 04:28:58 PM »

Just taken an enormous bowl of my home made chilli out of the freezer for tomorrow. That should see it off! I have Dave's Insanity Sauce in hand if a little extra kick is needed.

Dan.
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« Reply #127 on: January 29, 2018, 11:27:32 AM »

Cowl finished off and the basic cylinders for the dummy Anzani in place. I would have done some more painting today, but I managed to drop a bit of airbrush down the plughole whilst cleaning... Doh! Luckily, it was only a cheap £8 job. Another on order now.

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« Reply #128 on: January 29, 2018, 12:57:14 PM »

Looking good Dan, Are you going to bring it to Alfreton? The Farman appeared as a popular Peanut years ago. I always think of Peanuts in terms of eras of domination. First it was Santos Dumonts, then Laceys, now Jungmen. I think the Farman was maybe seen as a Lacey with character but it never caught on for some reason. Maybe you can have too much wing.
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« Reply #129 on: January 29, 2018, 01:38:59 PM »

Hi Bill,

I don't think it will be done by the weekend. I'm on nights this week, so not much building time. I should have it done before the next meeting in March, though!

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« Reply #130 on: January 29, 2018, 05:41:12 PM »

That nose looks impressive - the props great.

John
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« Reply #131 on: January 30, 2018, 03:26:09 AM »

I can't take any credit for the prop, it was attached to the last GM120 I bought! It is very nice, but I'll probably use the 8" Chinese prop, as on the Cub, as it suits the GM300 better.

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« Reply #132 on: January 30, 2018, 04:41:58 AM »

Dan,
       Interesting your comments on props. I took my Comper (2x Moorhouse kit)  out on Sunday and flew it on a KP 7" prop with interesting results that included a better climb and trim that was initially left turn that straightened out in the cruise almosrt straight. My only concern is that the blades might be a little fragile. This is the prop that plugs into a centre sleeve. I think it might be  good option. My setting was probably to high as the initial revs were on the high side. The Modela type props are becoming difficult to find and appear to be becoming brittle if the number I have broken is anything to go by. I think the model looks impressive and look forward to the video of it flying.
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« Reply #133 on: January 30, 2018, 04:47:54 AM »

Thanks for the kind comments! The Modela prop can still be had from Flitehook in the UK. I've only ever had them break when oil has got in the hub cavities. I normally fill those with epoxy/Rocket Powder and they are much better. A shaft running GM120 is not something I want to see again...!

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« Reply #134 on: February 11, 2018, 09:47:36 AM »

Farman further forward! Hardly any paint creep, which is good, but the masks have taken off some of the white, despite it having had over a week to fully dry. Oh well; it's not much bother to touch up by hand.

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« Reply #135 on: February 11, 2018, 10:31:09 AM »

Looks great though Dan  Smiley
I normally lift masks as soon as I dare so that the paint hasn't hardened and 'joined' to the overspray on the mask
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« Reply #136 on: February 11, 2018, 10:35:50 AM »

Dan,

It looks great!

Unless i’ve missed something (likely), the one major error you have made with this is not entering it in the Nats as an open CO2/ electric model.

 Bill Hannan’s three view gives colour notes, and there are three photos of the complete aircraft (thanks to Chris H) so your docs, whilst they may be minimal, will satisfy the rules. Anyway, the static rules are satisfied, and everyone wants to see this and your big Cub go, so get on with it Grin!
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« Reply #137 on: February 11, 2018, 10:47:14 AM »

I agree with Graham... The open scale model is already there. ..
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« Reply #138 on: February 11, 2018, 11:03:04 AM »

I agree too- lets' see this lovely model at the Nats, wowing the crowds and giving the leccy boys something to think about.
(As soon you take the trouble to spray an aircraft it becomes an open model in my book, and the documentation isn't really all that 'minimal' compared to some that I've been know to submit. Anyway, the flying's the thing!)
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« Reply #139 on: February 11, 2018, 11:12:32 AM »

Thanks all! I did consider it as an entry, but there are several things against it. In the available pics, the "4" on the fuselage is clearly visible, but the reg. isn't, leading me to believe the reg. was probably black. I built it as a fun model and wanted to use white! Similar for the wheels. No pics show spoked wheels, but I wanted an excuse to use those, too...

Might still do it, just for a laugh. Got to get it finished first, whatever.

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Dan.
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« Reply #140 on: February 11, 2018, 11:33:13 AM »

Yes Dan, I'd enter it, even if only for a laugh, because you might get penalised a teeny-weeny bit for the wrong reg colour, but you'll gain a huge amount almost everywhere else - and have great and satisfying fun in the process!  Grin
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« Reply #141 on: February 11, 2018, 12:03:46 PM »

Actually, looking at the pics that Chris H kindly supplied; his peanut model had white reg too, and that did pretty well!

I doubt I'll get it finished in time anyway...!

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Dan.
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« Reply #142 on: February 11, 2018, 12:37:45 PM »

Dan, in this pic the reg letters don't look black to me, because they're clearly paler than the fuselage itself. Not as white as the 4 either, admittedly.
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« Reply #143 on: February 11, 2018, 01:42:23 PM »

Dan, I don't know anything about this machine but if tortured, I would say it looks like an old and battered aircraft with dirty white reg, and a brand new '4' for today's race. But I bet you don't want to dirty it! Dirty watercolour and wash it off after you win the Nats?
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« Reply #144 on: February 11, 2018, 02:19:04 PM »

Tee hee...!

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« Reply #145 on: February 11, 2018, 02:20:21 PM »

Looks cracking Dan.  The pilot looks somewhat concerned.  Perhaps he will cheer up a bit when those whacking wings are fitted... Grin

Enter it Dan, you know it makes sense!

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« Reply #146 on: February 11, 2018, 05:16:38 PM »

The big cub will be quite enough at the nats thank you, Dan  Smiley
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« Reply #147 on: February 11, 2018, 06:15:28 PM »

Hmm! Yes it looks a bit too pretty Dan. You will have to dirty(sorry weather it) a bit Smiley It looks fantastic - nice red. even your workbench looks tidy! Smiley

Good luck at the Nats.

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« Reply #148 on: February 18, 2018, 10:00:03 AM »

The workbench looks ok, but you should see the rest of the room! It's not so much untidy (A bit of a lie...) as crammed to the rafters!

I've managed a bit more. Tail surfaces now sprayed silver. I'll leave that a while to harden fully before masking and spraying the "F" markings on the tailplane. I'm just going to spray the wing and see how it looks. If the distorted ribs are blindingly obvious; I'll just bite the bullet and build another. It's never going to get done in time for the Nats, so I'd rather have it look how I want than muck about.

Started next year's Kit Scale hopeful inbetween bits of Farman...

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« Reply #149 on: February 21, 2018, 06:53:28 PM »

Tail surface paint has had a good few days to harden off, so I'm hoping to get the lettering sprayed tomorrow. I'm quite pleased with the effect of the more scale like structure I tried instead of the usual same thickness ribs/outline.

Cheers,

Dan.
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