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« Reply #875 on: April 22, 2016, 07:06:24 PM »

The Jungmann looks very impressive Bill and I'm glad the heat shrink idea worked for you. I can't claim credit as I think I read of Bill Iserman using it for exhaust stubs as you mentioned.
Good luck with it.
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« Reply #876 on: April 23, 2016, 03:56:34 PM »

Just got this Keil Kraft Percival Provost to test gliding stage today and it looked fine.

It is the first time I have tried silver Esaki tissue and it worked well putting the shiny side down and flowing thinners through onto full strength dope. Fuselage was partly covered with dampened tissue for the double curvature areas (first time I have tried that). The roundels are Solartrim circles cut concentrically with springbows with a sharpened piano-wire blade. Canopy is a heat-shrunk lemonade bottle. It isn't very light but we will see how it flies when the weather co-operates. Not too sure about the empty cockpit but I decided to call it a day as it is.

I built a PSS Jet Provost a while ago which flies very well - there is a significance for me as my father worked on the design of both of these aircraft in the 50's and 60's.
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« Reply #877 on: April 23, 2016, 04:07:16 PM »

That looks really nice. I never have much luck cutting very small circles with compasses
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« Reply #878 on: April 23, 2016, 04:24:30 PM »

Thanks Bill - I put a lot of effort into the sharpening process and cut around several times before trying to separate from the backing sheet. Even so the small red circles have quite a high reject rate.

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« Reply #879 on: April 23, 2016, 06:15:30 PM »

Nice finish Bill!
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« Reply #880 on: April 23, 2016, 06:23:41 PM »

Bill...the Provost looks great.  What kind of prop button are you using? 
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« Reply #881 on: April 23, 2016, 07:15:00 PM »

Very nice covering Bill and using Solartrim for the roundels is clever.
Happy flying.
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« Reply #882 on: April 24, 2016, 12:17:33 PM »

Thanks very much - the prop is an Ikara from Mike Woodhouse - Free Flight Supplies. It comes as orange but I have painted it black.
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« Reply #883 on: April 24, 2016, 12:19:16 PM »

Sorry  - just realised I misread your message. The prop button is home made, turned out of brass.
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« Reply #884 on: April 24, 2016, 12:21:59 PM »

Thanks Ian - I am getting a bit more practice and learning a lot of tips from this forum.
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« Reply #885 on: April 27, 2016, 11:20:58 AM »

Thanks Bill,
Another skill in your arsenal.  Well done.  She's a beauty!
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« Reply #886 on: April 27, 2016, 12:40:28 PM »

That looks dead smart!  Well done!  Smiley

There's a video somewhere I recall of a real one flying at a Shuttleworth display a few years ago - a purposeful and agile looking aircraft!

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« Reply #887 on: April 27, 2016, 12:52:51 PM »

Thanks Jon
I will report how it flies, when the weather is suitable, and then you can decide whether to add it to your build list. The plan seems pretty good to me, amazingly all of the stringers lined up with the slots cut for them and the tail is pretty light.
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« Reply #888 on: June 28, 2016, 11:42:02 AM »

This thread hasn't had any posts since April? Well, here's the 3 most recent of mine. First is a Cloud Hound. Span 36" and weight is 75 grams without rubber. A bit heavier than I had hoped.

2nd is an FA Moth I call the Moth Hawk. The covering is meant to suggest a red tailed hawk. I want to see if the swallows that live around my field will chase it like they did my earlier ones covered in yellow and orange. My thinking is that they think the airplane is a hawk and are mobbing it.

3rd is my 2nd Phantom Fury. This one actually looks something like the plan, unlike my first one.
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« Reply #889 on: June 28, 2016, 11:50:37 AM »

your Phantom Fury has made me start one of my own.  I am going to use 3/32 sticks instead of the 1/16 called out for the body.  I do not do small very well anymore.
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« Reply #890 on: June 28, 2016, 04:29:25 PM »

Your Phantom Fury has made me start one of my own.  I am going to use 3/32 sticks instead of the 1/16 called out for the body.  I do not do small very well anymore.
I did that on my first one and did hit one snag. I couldn't quite get the sticks to make the bends at the nose. I ended up squaring it off. It didn't look good.
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« Reply #891 on: June 28, 2016, 04:51:06 PM »

Thanks for that tip.  I will either wet the sticks or make them out of 2 thinner ones.
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« Reply #892 on: June 29, 2016, 08:32:25 PM »

hey Bargle, what is that pattern on the fuselage of the Moth Hawk?
It looks pretty cool!

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« Reply #893 on: June 30, 2016, 07:56:38 AM »

hey Bargle, what is that pattern on the fuselage of the Moth Hawk?
It looks pretty cool!

Chris
Chris, it was in a variety pack of domestic tissue I bought at either Michael's or Hobby Lobby a few years ago. It's just some decorative pattern. If you want, I'll post a scan of a section.
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« Reply #894 on: July 05, 2016, 10:47:40 PM »

Bargle that would be great.
meanwhile I'll look at michaels by my house.

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« Reply #895 on: July 06, 2016, 07:36:38 AM »

Here you go, Chris. Sorry about the wrinkles. It's my last sheet of it.
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« Reply #896 on: July 06, 2016, 11:57:20 AM »

My experience shows that when a hawk appears all the other birds clear out since they don't want to be on the menu. Hawks win usually especially when there are two of them.
This thread hasn't had any posts since April? Well, here's the 3 most recent of mine. First is a Cloud Hound. Span 36" and weight is 75 grams without rubber. A bit heavier than I had hoped.

2nd is an FA Moth I call the Moth Hawk. The covering is meant to suggest a red tailed hawk. I want to see if the swallows that live around my field will chase it like they did my earlier ones covered in yellow and orange. My thinking is that they think the airplane is a hawk and are mobbing it.

3rd is my 2nd Phantom Fury. This one actually looks something like the plan, unlike my first one.
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« Reply #897 on: July 06, 2016, 10:17:34 PM »

Great, thanks Bargle.

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« Reply #898 on: July 07, 2016, 07:42:37 AM »

My experience shows that when a hawk appears all the other birds clear out since they don't want to be on the menu. Hawks win usually especially when there are two of them.
In the area where I work, there are at least 3 hawks that hunt the fields there. Many times I've seen the hawks being chased by other birds. Most commonly by mockingbirds, but also by crows, swallows and 1 or 2 others I don't remember off-hand.
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« Reply #899 on: July 08, 2016, 12:04:50 PM »

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