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« Reply #1725 on: August 18, 2021, 12:11:06 PM »

Thanks for your interest John - the main problem I think is me! It may have been the slightly turbulent conditions too but it tends to want to go left and wind in. I think the cure maybe to make it turn right - there is little right side thrust and perhaps it just needs a little more.  When the photo was taken it had been launched by  chum of mine so I could take the photo.  It seems to fly steadily initially (as you can see) for a very short while but then does silly things. But in fairness it has only had about three flights!

I will let you know the next time I have an outing how it goes if I may.

Thank you.
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« Reply #1726 on: August 18, 2021, 12:26:05 PM »

I just finished a 16" wingspan Farman F.400 - more details are in the free-flight scale forums
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« Reply #1727 on: August 28, 2021, 02:11:52 PM »

Main build for the Prefect is done.  As pictured 20g, not yet balanced at CG.  I'm hoping for 5g or less as currently balances at about 60% of root chord, but will take anything up to 8g which will keep it under the magic 1oz barrier.   You can see clearly in these pics how bad the covering of the section behind the wing is.  I think it may be worse than the result I got with the aluminium tissue which I stripped as unsatisfactory.  Oh well; win some, lose some.

What's left to do?

0 - Flight trials
1 - Fit tail & main plane struts after (one hopes) successful flight trials and determination of any changes to flying surface angles.


Other niggles that I'm not all that worried about?
G-ALLF is more scarlet than the deep cherry-ish red of the tissue but I won't tell if you don't. Smiley

The back of the cockpit should be red to the coaming line, but it had started as WE992 (BGA 6292), which is RAF interior green all over, and by the point I swapped to G-ALLF getting a decent straight line painting the part in-situ would have been... difficult.  

The headrest is slightly too large for scale and the "Prefect" legend in a "hand-written script" either side of the nose won't be appearing any time soon.

However, it's not all good news (hint. irony).  It is with great sorrow that I have to report that W. Cdr Sir Basil Fotherington DFC & Bar will not be flying G-ALLF as he has refused to have his bouffant and flowing locks (posh prose hem hem) shorn, with the unfortunate result that he cannot sit comfortably in the cockpit.
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« Reply #1728 on: August 28, 2021, 02:52:25 PM »

A nice looking model, Lurks.
Whenever I see a four edged twisting shape like that it reminds me of playing with "Coon's patches" when messing around with 3d surfaces
... and I break into a cold sweat when I think of the covering job.
I usually chicken out and cover individually.... ok when the tissue overlaps are not too obvious.

I did this with my Veron Skylark build.
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« Reply #1729 on: August 28, 2021, 03:00:27 PM »

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I usually chicken out and cover individually.... ok when the tissue overlaps are not too obvious.
Aye, I too favour that approach. I just got the panel breakdown wrong on this one - completely misread how awkward it was.  Nice Skylark, any more pics?
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« Reply #1730 on: August 29, 2021, 09:18:12 PM »

Slight problems or otherwise - it looks neat to my eyes Lurk. Perhaps the approach used by Ed Lidgard on his Sparky design in the area behind the cabin, would have worked. a separate piece of tissue with the grain running at right angles to the curved ridge line?

Happy flying

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« Reply #1731 on: September 05, 2021, 08:42:18 AM »

Just finished this Riley Burrows R-5, loosely based on plans from Volare Products.

I say loosely because the plans are for a 12" span Peanut. Not good at working at that tiny scale, I enlarged it to an 18" span. Fuselage and tail feathers were a straight forward build while the wing was more of a challenge.

I heard from Joshua Finn that size of the tail feathers was an issue with his peanut, so I created 3 sets of tail feather plans, at 150%, 165%, and 175%. They were all constructed in such a way so that I could use rare earth magnets for attachment.

Waiting for weather to cool so I can get to the field, likely in a few days.
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« Reply #1732 on: September 08, 2021, 05:25:58 AM »

It should go well Dan! That colour scheme would have caused comments in the 1930's Smiley

John
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« Reply #1733 on: September 08, 2021, 07:20:48 AM »

You may need to reduce that huge rudder.
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« Reply #1734 on: September 08, 2021, 04:33:30 PM »

I like that, Dan    Smiley

Lurks,
I had a search and couldn't find any (photos of the Skylark)... unusual for me.
Charlie Newman put a photo of it in the Aeromodeller in his article on indoor scale gliders at the Nats .... please don't read his comment about my trimming of the model! (I was happy with it!)
I would take some more but the wings are currently folded!
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« Reply #1735 on: September 09, 2021, 04:39:01 AM »

OZPAF, I'm curious, why would the color scheme cause comment?
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« Reply #1736 on: September 10, 2021, 07:26:19 PM »

Dan - nothing serious - I just thought that your combination of light purple and the pale pink would have been rare back then. Colour schemes on most of the amateur built racers at least seem to have been largely just silver doped. Too busy to get them finished for the race to worry about paint Smiley

Just a poor attempt at humour!

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« Reply #1737 on: September 10, 2021, 08:30:40 PM »

OZPAF my research showed the almost exclusively silver color scheme, and that is so boring. Plus I was out of silver tissue. The camera and the monitors really mess with some colors, as the model is actually a slightly purple ish gray and a copper brown. No pink SmileySmileySmileySmileySmiley
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« Reply #1738 on: October 20, 2021, 06:33:21 AM »

A KK Slicker, Taifun Hobby 1cc
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« Reply #1739 on: October 20, 2021, 06:34:32 AM »

A Guillows Pfalz, waiting for the next outdoor spraying season
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« Reply #1740 on: October 20, 2021, 09:13:52 AM »

Looks very nice Bill.
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« Reply #1741 on: October 20, 2021, 08:04:30 PM »

Really nice models Bill. The slicker should be fun with nice long flights.

John
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« Reply #1742 on: October 20, 2021, 11:11:49 PM »

Very nice, Bill! I think I read somewhere that the Slicker was Eddie Keil's favourite, of all their kits.
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« Reply #1743 on: October 21, 2021, 02:31:42 PM »

Very nice, Bill! I think I read somewhere that the Slicker was Eddie Keil's favourite, of all their kits.
Thanks all. Yes, and I believe Eddie Keil had access to some fast American motors like the Arden, especially in the Slicker 50.
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« Reply #1744 on: October 21, 2021, 02:35:52 PM »

Nice couple of models Bill

Always liked the Slicker 50 too, though never built one. I think I started a mini slicker for Telco that was a free plan yonks ago in AM  but never finished it.

I presume the Pfalz is for rubber power ? or are you electrifying it ?
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« Reply #1745 on: October 21, 2021, 02:42:54 PM »

Chris, I remember that Telco model but I don't think it was a Slicker  - a lookalike.
I did a 50 for a wheezy Comp Special which hit a rock on Dartmoor
There's a nice video of a Mite on Youtube
Yes the Pfalz is rubber but I've seen a Telco conversion going well. There will be the usual spinner/downthrust problem
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« Reply #1746 on: October 21, 2021, 06:01:02 PM »

I really like that Pfalz, Bill. I tend to rather overlook the Guillow WW1 range, and have never even considered doing that one.
Re the downthrust/spinner issue- there do seem to be a few examples that flew without one. Eg. these ones (to be found here: https://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft25481.htm)
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« Reply #1747 on: October 22, 2021, 06:01:35 PM »

The AM Slicker lookalike was the Dwarf from around '82, I think! Republished in the revamped AM a few years ago.

Cheers,

Dan.
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« Reply #1748 on: October 24, 2021, 07:57:23 AM »

I built the dwarf with a Telco turbotank. It used to fly in tight circles like a mad moth! It's in the copse at Old Warden.....
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« Reply #1749 on: November 01, 2021, 05:58:18 PM »

Another Back Garden Bleriot, built from the plan I’ve just drawn to test its integrity.  Main difference to the original is that the flying surfaces are sheet balsa this time rather than Depron (because I’ve run out of 1mm Depron and it’s not readily available now). It’s a good bit tidier than the prototype too and at 10.5g is also about 3g lighter. I’ll test it indoors when I get the chance, or outside before that if we get a calm day. Bed glides look good.
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