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« on: April 19, 2018, 06:40:37 PM »

Seeing as the Cub is now banned, I thought I'd crack on with next year's KS hopeful whilst enthusiasm is running high... I actually started it a couple of weeks ago whilst waiting for supplies to re-cover the Farman wing arrived.

Dumas 30" Gipsy Moth with GM300 CO2 conversion. I quite fancy the colour scheme from the Peck peanut kit: No reg. to mask and spray apart from very small on the rudder!

Everything so far (including motor) weighs just under 80g and there is a LOT of wing area!

If anyone wants to join in with next year's KS models, please do!!

Cheers,

Dan.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 06:50:18 PM »

Great choice, Dan- and already looking very nice! I'm also plumping for the 30" Dumas range, with their Eindecker- I'll be starting it soon on the WW1 thread.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 07:04:54 PM »

I look forward to seeing that one, Pete! The Dumas range has been under represented in KS so far and there are some nice models in there. I did fancy the 30" Staggerwing, but I have a thing about models of prototypes with retracts flying about with everything a-dangling. I bought the kit in a moment of weakness, so I may modify it to one of the fixed u/c spatted early versions. No good for KS, though, as it's not on the plan...

Cheers!

Dan.

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 07:12:09 PM »

Steady on chaps .... didn't even enter and I'm still taking a breath!  Smiley

In truth, it's great to see the enthusiasm.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 07:20:21 PM »

I say I bought the Staggerwing kit in a moment of weakness. In truth; it was EBay+11% Chocolate Stout...

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Dan.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 03:22:12 AM »

My 2019 KS choice has been determined for me by sheer chance!  In the raffle on Sunday, the Kid and I won a 22" span Golden Age Boeing F4B-4 kit, which looks as pugnacious as the Camel, but even more bristling and colourful!

It would of course be an ideal candidate for CO2, but (ahem!) a certain Andy Blackburn had, by equally sheer randomness, just purchased the identical kit from Kevin's stand, so I might (maybe) be compelled to level the playing field and do it for rubber...?  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 07:23:44 AM »

Must be something in the water or wine..... I am also motivated more than usual.  I am not a fan by a long way of building from kits - something from my childhood but as I understand it offerings from people like Mike Midkiff are acceptable so I could see something like that as a compromise.  I have some.  And some of those from one or two other of the cottage industries are rather nice.

I have the Midkiff Skyraider kit and the Besson MB411. The former is a biggie - 30 ins span and red MB a tad smaller at 27ins.  So would they fit in the hall?

So watch this space - you never know I could maintain this mood for a year!  And I suppose I could enter the Spud in the WWICU?  That was from a plan by Mr. Midkiff.  As were the decals.

Now Jon, that choice of model - the Boeing looks to me by very ambitious.  I always looked at that aircraft as one of those you strapped on your back, banged the throttle forward against the gate and if the engine cut in mid air prayed.  So good luck! 

So sorry to hear about your work Dan, but it now seems common place because of the new management culture of bully bash and bewilder. This by the way I believe  stemmed from a feeling of insecurity by todays management. When I was made a "manager" I was given lots of advice but the piece I always remembered was now you are a manager remember what it was like when you weren't!  So I always tried to nurture people rather than dominate.

But what is this about the Cub being banned - did it hit one of the judges? Cool  However I gather that in America some the FAC contests exclude monoplanes because they are considered to have an advantage over multi wing for example; but the CD can use his discretion on the day!  If I have not got this right sorry - please correct me - I am just a limey of course.

I hope this topic will thrive because momentum is the key.   
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 07:34:45 AM »

Hi David!

The Cub is banned as any podium placing in KS now sees that model banned from entering again. The Cub is 36", so your 30" and 27" should have no problems fitting into Walsall...!

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Dan.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 09:09:28 AM »

Hi danmellor !
And what kind of engine are you going to put on your plane? Photo is avaiable?
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 12:14:52 PM »

Oh of course, stupid boy that I am!  Well done on that place by the way.  I meant to say earlier but senior moments and all that.

Been looking at those two kits I mentioned.  I think the Skyraider - but many of them had great colour schemes which I would have a job emulating.  So the floatplane?  Hmm  dolly for RoF.  Now am I right in thinking with KS you can opt for a different power source?  Must check.
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2018, 06:39:33 PM »

Hi David! Yes you can modify the model's power source and (I think) the wheels. That's about it, though! No sneaky lightening of the structure or other such underhanded tactics... Unless it's invisible under the tissue, of course! Not that we would stoop so low, of course!

I won a little Guillow's Skyraider kit in the Nats raffle. I am giving it to one of my NCMAC pals as it's one I will never build. I know it was a great aircraft and beauty is in the eye of the beholder etc., but I've always thought it was one pig ugly lump! Sorry...Tee hee.

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2018, 03:38:13 AM »

David,

The Midkiff Besson’s been done: Simon Rogers:  Kit Scale, 2016 Nats.

Flew nicely: just needed more poke.

The KS rules allow you to move the motor peg forward for rubber as well.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2018, 12:47:54 PM »

Spent a lot of today gluing the noseblock lams together and then viciously attacking them with a sanding block. It's always the little bits and pieces that take 90% of the time!

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Dan.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2018, 04:36:09 PM »

Not CO2 but I’m doing the KK Erco Ercoupe.

The first rubber powdered model I got to fly 35 years ago!

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2018, 07:20:40 PM »

Nice one Andrew! I bought the KK/VMC Ercoupe just before Christmas. Another one on the ever-growing "to do" list, so please keep us posted on yours!

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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2018, 11:11:52 AM »

Gipsy cowl rough carved and covering of flying surfaces underway...

Cheers,

Dan.
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2018, 11:23:52 AM »

Nice one Andrew! I bought the KK/VMC Ercoupe just before Christmas. Another one on the ever-growing "to do" list, so please keep us posted on yours!

Cheers,

Dan.

Will do, but I’m working from the scans of the kit wood from the original kit I have, and wielding the scalpel on this one, not a laser cut part in sight!

Andrew
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2018, 12:27:48 PM »

Hardcore...!

Dan.
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2018, 03:19:57 PM »

Thank you Don and Graham.  Encouraging!
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2018, 03:15:00 PM »

Progress on the Gipsy. Everything is covered and doped except the tailplane and interplane struts.

Cheers,

Dan.
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2018, 03:22:52 AM »

That is a stunning result Dan, just gorgeous.  I have had the great pleasure of seeing the full size in the Yanks Air Museum on a number of occasions.  It is but one of many, many beautifully restored vintage aircraft on display.  Looking forward to seeing pictures of your finished build.

 
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2018, 04:20:04 AM »

Thanks! That's a very handy pic for documentation, too...

Cheers,

Dan.
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2018, 06:47:10 PM »

Most of the last little fiddly bits are slowly coming together. U/C soldered up, dummy exhaust on and last coats of banana oil drying on the lower wings.

I'm quite pleased with the effect of the silver beading elastic. It would probably be a bit too much for anything smaller than this, but I think it looks quite cool on the Gipsy; which is 1/12th scale.

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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2018, 06:40:24 AM »

All the finished components including pilot, wheels etc. weigh 125g. I reckon another 10g for glue, rigging and anything I've forgotten. This means a much lower loading than the Cub!

Cheers,

A happy Dan.
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2018, 07:09:33 PM »

First trial assembly. All looks well so far!

Cheers,

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