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« Reply #1175 on: November 20, 2017, 01:50:20 AM »

I was holding my breath for the first 3 circuits - it must have been quite close to the bottom of the roof beams  Smiley

It handles the power well.

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« Reply #1176 on: November 20, 2017, 05:24:33 AM »

Yes, a bit heart-stoppingly close to the hard stuff Shocked  but to be fair it was the final flight of a careful series building the turns etc.  An earlier attempt had flown flatter and a bit slower but climbed higher as a result and tipped a roof-beam, thus the need to put bank back in.

For next month's session, I'm going to try the same weight of braided motor (to not upset balance) but reduce its section from 0.125 to 0.109 in the expectation of a slightly lower but flatter series of circuits.  Will this simply hold the same flight time or increase it...?  Who knows!?

Having a confined flying space simply adds to the matrix of constraints... and so becomes addictively challenging and thrilling in equal measure!

Jon  Smiley
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« Reply #1177 on: December 08, 2017, 09:34:38 AM »

A Gollywock for Phil Ball to take proxy to Lost Hills in February. Looking for more fluorescent pink!
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« Reply #1178 on: December 09, 2017, 01:18:53 PM »

A Baron Knight II  coupe, sort of. I squared the fuselage (so it goes in the stooge) fitted a modern prop, a slightly larger and lighter tail for hopefully-better stall recovery and  VIT to try and cure the skewed loop in strong wind. So I’ll call it Baron Knight III
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« Reply #1179 on: December 09, 2017, 01:30:50 PM »

Is the VIT really allowed?
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« Reply #1180 on: December 09, 2017, 02:11:42 PM »

Do you mean for the 60s Coupe comp? No - it isn't intended for that. This is my 'modern' coupe!
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« Reply #1181 on: December 09, 2017, 06:16:08 PM »

Glad to see the modern coup here.
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« Reply #1182 on: December 11, 2017, 01:39:32 AM »

They look neat Bill. It seems you're having a ball with these duration models.
Happy flying.
John
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« Reply #1183 on: December 20, 2017, 05:30:34 PM »

A Fireball XL5. Span about 7", wing loading about 5lb/sq foot.
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« Reply #1184 on: December 21, 2017, 03:26:31 AM »

A Fireball XL5. Span about 7", wing loading about 5lb/sq foot.
OK Venus?  OK Steve. Right. Let's go....

Altogether now....

I wish I was a spaceman, the fastest guy alive.
I'd fly you round the universe in Fireball XL5
Way out in space together conquerers of the sky
My heart would be a fireball....

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« Reply #1185 on: December 21, 2017, 03:36:48 AM »

Welcome home!
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« Reply #1186 on: December 21, 2017, 02:39:03 PM »

 Grin  this took longer tan expected so now its done. the p60 shark.   looks like the p37 which flies great.  i'll be testing this in the new year. trials in my basement are indicating its ok with minor trimming

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« Reply #1187 on: December 21, 2017, 04:46:26 PM »

Interesting subject Jim. Hope it flies well for you.

Merry Christmas
John
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« Reply #1188 on: December 22, 2017, 05:15:59 PM »

Here's my latest build - Comet Navion from the Diels Engineering reproduction kit, 17.75" span.  Came out light (for me anyway) at just under 20g balanced with two 11.5" loops 3/32" rubber (1.5x hook-peg distance).  There's a few bits of gingerbread I'd like to add, but I think I'll wait until it's at least somewhat trimmed out.
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« Reply #1189 on: December 22, 2017, 05:53:50 PM »

Another well finished and built model. That's an unusual FW up the front.

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« Reply #1190 on: December 22, 2017, 06:16:12 PM »

Very nice Mike.  Thats got to be one of the most attractive canopy shapes out there. Love it
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« Reply #1191 on: December 22, 2017, 06:35:23 PM »

Another well finished and built model. That's an unusual FW up the front.

cheers
John

That would be my ugly attempt at a Nason clutch.  Not terribly pretty, but it works!
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« Reply #1192 on: January 30, 2018, 03:30:41 PM »

Here is my latest build--Guillows 502 FW190.  This is my second build since I resumed modeling after a 50 year break.

Build Notes:

1.  I have already posted about a white stingy appearance  after applying Eze Dope.  I emailed the company and I'm still awaiting a response to see if there is a remedy for it on future builds.

2.  The tissue is Easy Built Models brown domestic which ended up looking sort of orange-red.  

3.  The decals went on much better than my last build, probably because they were fresher. On my Hellcat, the decals virtually fell apart when I was trying to apply them.

4.  I covered the fuselage wet with two pieces and then one small dry piece on the bottom.  This was much faster and looks better although it took me several tries to get the hang of it.

5.  I built a functional nose block since I intend to try and fly it.

6.  To save weight, I did not include the rear window assembly,  wing fairings and  various other fairing pieces and "cartridge chutes".  I'm thinking about rebuilding this some day as a static model and will use the detail pieces then.

7.  I increased the dihedral to 1 1/4" and incorporated 1/16" washout on the trailing edge of the wing.

8.  The landing gear will attached with magnets which I am waiting for a shipment to arrive.

All in all a fun build and slightly more difficult than the Hellcat.

Now it's on to the Avenger!   Cool

Dan


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« Reply #1193 on: January 30, 2018, 03:59:49 PM »

go to this site and look at some of these kits.  You are doing too good a job building to be stuck on Guillows kits.
http://www.peck-polymers.com/golden-age-reproductions
These are kits that you have to cut out the wood parts but the wood tissue and everything else are really good quality.
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« Reply #1194 on: January 30, 2018, 05:16:03 PM »

I like the functional nose block idea. Just might make this work...  Thanks for the photo too.
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« Reply #1195 on: January 30, 2018, 05:55:15 PM »

go to this site and look at some of these kits.  You are doing too good a job building to be stuck on Guillows kits.
http://www.peck-polymers.com/golden-age-reproductions
These are kits that you have to cut out the wood parts but the wood tissue and everything else are really good quality.

That is a very nice compliment!  Thank you. Smiley

Moving on to some of the more advanced kits is definitely on my agenda.  I like the Peck kits a lot.   

Tissue covering is something I still need to get better at.  Covering wet is tricky and I'm still refining my skills. 


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« Reply #1196 on: January 30, 2018, 06:06:43 PM »

I like the functional nose block idea. Just might make this work...  Thanks for the photo too.

Here are a few more pics, if they help: Smiley

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« Reply #1197 on: January 30, 2018, 08:08:00 PM »

Great work on your FW 190,BalsaGuy55.

Scott
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« Reply #1198 on: January 31, 2018, 03:08:46 AM »

Great work on your FW 190,BalsaGuy55.

Scott

Thanks Scott  Smiley
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« Reply #1199 on: January 31, 2018, 05:35:54 PM »

A Fairchild Argus for the UK Eddie Riding designs comp. Nearly done. Needs screens and struts. DC Dart and will be 8oz. 36"
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