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« Reply #1500 on: May 20, 2020, 06:42:38 AM »

Mike,
        Silver tissue is a real mine field. The tissue I used was from Flitehook and is the best of at least 3 types I have. At least it shrinks a little when steamed. The others are impevious to water or steam shrinking and react to dope. I will revert to silver enamel for the SAAB and other silver surfaces in future. What is the weight of your Widgeon?
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« Reply #1501 on: May 20, 2020, 06:56:46 AM »

Ricky, sounds like the tissue in my kit, shame really as it would have looked better even though it was too shiny silver to start with. Not sure what it weighs as our scales have decided to give up the ghost, I know its not heavy, because I,ve not had to use any weight in the nose, feels quite light as well, I suppose that is the result of using a lot of 6lb wood in it.
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« Reply #1502 on: June 01, 2020, 09:00:26 AM »

A Mamselle, Allbon Dart
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« Reply #1503 on: June 01, 2020, 09:55:30 AM »

Very nice Y(&R)HWM, Bill.
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« Reply #1504 on: June 01, 2020, 10:09:00 AM »

Bill, Very nice.  Looks like a real floater.
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What's stall speed?  Undecided
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« Reply #1505 on: June 01, 2020, 03:14:30 PM »

Thanks - yes it could even float away. The yellow is some Litespan I found in an antechamber to my covering materials vault. It never seemed to catch on but I like it for some applications. Bright colours too However with any film, I find it difficult to get neat overlaps
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« Reply #1506 on: June 01, 2020, 03:22:28 PM »

Very nice Bill. Super job with the Litespan...I could never get on with the stuff.

The Mam'selle must be one of the nicest vintage designs, so nicely proportioned
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« Reply #1507 on: June 03, 2020, 05:37:06 AM »

Very tempting Bill Smiley It looks like it is begging you to take it flying.

John
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« Reply #1508 on: June 03, 2020, 05:50:51 AM »

Very tempting Bill Smiley It looks like it is begging you to take it flying.
Yes John, I'm looking forward to it. I very rarely build out and out sport models but occasionally fly Eric Coates' old Magna  and am amazed how well it goes.
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« Reply #1509 on: June 03, 2020, 11:06:44 AM »

I wonder what happened to Eric Coates' models, it would be interesting to see what his DH9a looks like now....

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« Reply #1510 on: June 05, 2020, 12:42:58 PM »

An SE5a nearly finished. Modified McHard design, Banks 0.5 Mills, 10oz
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« Reply #1511 on: June 05, 2020, 01:36:25 PM »

Looks very nice Bill. I like the markings . Is it the same size as the McHard plan or have you enlarged it ?
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« Reply #1512 on: June 05, 2020, 01:38:16 PM »

Same size Chris, 1/12. I don't know how he managed with a Mills 75 - way overpowered.
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« Reply #1513 on: June 06, 2020, 07:21:52 AM »

Bill, do you ever sleep?  Smiley

That's two models completed, or as near as, in under a fortnight!


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« Reply #1514 on: June 07, 2020, 06:03:51 AM »

Yes slow down Bill - we are getting a little depressed with all these nice models appearing out of the woodwork Smiley

John
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« Reply #1515 on: June 26, 2020, 04:18:03 PM »

Ladies, Gentlemen, Girls & Boys Lurker Industries are pleased to announce a world first*.  A sub 50" span Minimoa.  Herewith one "Baby" Minimoa, 34" span, Free Flight.  Will it fly?  I really don't know.  I do hope so.

Unballasted it tips the scale at 25.5g, requires about 7g ballast to balance at about 50% of root chord.

Those who know the Minimoa design well will spot the obvious scale inaccuracies, a couple of which I may deal with if it flies but on the whole it is sufficiently "ish" for me.

The scheme is an approximation to that of BGA 1639 which was (probably) built in 1939 as Werk Nr. 378, imported from The Nederlands (PH-390) in about 1970, and restored in the early 1980s.  The prototype BGA 1639 is nearer a cream colour than pure white, but given the "ish" nature of the design white is a variation I can live with.


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*Probably not, but if you're going to make claims, make 'em extravagant. Smiley
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« Reply #1516 on: June 26, 2020, 04:31:21 PM »

That's very nice indeed! And to my eyes it looks certain to fly (away if you're not careful).
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« Reply #1517 on: June 26, 2020, 05:45:38 PM »

Lovely!   May she fly as good as she looks!

John
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« Reply #1518 on: June 27, 2020, 02:55:32 AM »

Looks lovely Lurk!  Can you invite me along for the maiden please?
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« Reply #1519 on: June 27, 2020, 03:21:30 AM »

Thanks for the kind words chaps.  As usual there's the inevitable number of foul-ups, but I'm quite pleased with it overall.

Jon, you would be very welcome. Always so much more fun sharing the disaster and (hoped for) success with those who can appreciate the significance.

Looking at met. reports I think Sat 4th is the earliest we'll get decent trimming conditions hereabouts. If we can get that man Blackburn to turn up we might be able to get the Pichiatello signed off as well.  I also have to make sure that I'm not *ahem* redeployed to other tasks by senior management at Lurker Industries that day now that there is a pause in the building programme.  Noises, unwelcome to my ear, have been made about a resumption of the redecorating programme now that the local DIY places have re-opened. Smiley

In other news, the traditional "onto the bed" glide tests last night suggest that CG is nearer 60% of root chord than 50% with associated significant reduction in ballast.  Fingers crossed.

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« Reply #1520 on: June 27, 2020, 03:46:57 AM »

That's a corker. Yes, it does look like it oughter fly. It's funny how long the basic instinct persisted, that for a heavier-than-air machine to fly well, it must resemble a bird. . .the Etriche (sp?) Taube is another example that comes to mind.

Let us know how she goes.

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« Reply #1521 on: June 27, 2020, 11:51:10 AM »

Here is my box of Lunchbox HLGs, and a detail shot of #2 (of 3). I knocked them up this week, and was almost lucky enough to lose #3 today (sadly she was spit out of the thermal).

Great fun!

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« Reply #1522 on: June 28, 2020, 05:50:09 AM »

They look like great fun.  How on earth (in air?) do you get something that small into a thermal?
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« Reply #1523 on: June 28, 2020, 01:00:00 PM »

They look like great fun.  How on earth (in air?) do you get something that small into a thermal?

Luck. I think.

The most interesting part thus far has been mindset. When I was young, losing a plane or rocket was bad and to be avoided at all costs.

These tiny birds were built with the express purpose of flying away in a thermal. Trying to lose them on purpose has been liberating ... it's still early, haven't flown them all that much, so there are plenty of opportunities for future fly-aways. Haha.

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« Reply #1524 on: June 28, 2020, 04:48:26 PM »

If you get really good, you could always try to lose all three in the same thermal....!  Grin
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