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« on: January 25, 2013, 07:37:15 PM »

Just finished this. It was really for the Tintin or Twinfin cookup over on SFA.
Many thanks Andrew (Phugoid) for the kit (Don't let me forget to pay you!  Smiley)
Had good fun making it!
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 07:54:44 PM »

Very nice Pete, I love it!

--Ates (still twinfinning along, sloooowly...)
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 06:18:27 AM »

Looks great Pete  Smiley Do you reckon they might let Tintin fly in the pylon race?
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 12:07:59 PM »

Really nice job!  Terrific work on TinTin and Snowy.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 02:46:45 PM »

Nice work Pete!  I love the scheme and the Pilot! Loads of character.....

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 04:10:49 PM »

Thanks chaps.
Jon, Russ already said he might build his own Tintin Me109 for the pylon race, which did get me thinking.
However if Andrew's still up for it we sort of had a plan to enter his little Bede4 flying against the flow this year. That would be even more fun I think (and anyway it's his turn to go home with the wrecked model this time!  Grin)
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 04:53:52 PM »

We are still on with the bede.  I want to put a bigger motor in it though, we need to get some height since we'll be going against the traffic!  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 05:01:30 PM »

I'm pretty sure that the Tintin Me109 would be fine in the pylon race .... Richard Granger has said to me before (paraphrased) that as long as the model roughly represents an actual aircraft and is not a No-Cal it qualifies.

BTW. I can't make it to Peterborough tomorrow because of work commitments so please don't depress me too much with your reports  Sad Seriously though, I hope that some good flying is had by all.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 03:45:02 PM »

We are still on with the bede.  I want to put a bigger motor in it though, we need to get some height since we'll be going against the traffic!  Wink

Andrew
Put a winding hook on the front while you're about it, or maybe you have already!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 05:56:48 AM »

... please don't depress me too much with your reports.

It was a good session Russ, sorry you couldn't make it. It was good to have some raiders from the North there too  Smiley Ted has put a few videos up on the PMFC site.

I asked Andy S about entering my my Bostonian Cub in the pylon race but it was a no... which is fair enough as it's not scale at all really. Worth a try though  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 07:34:42 AM »

 Roll Eyes  Achtung !  ME 109 info Alert.  Classic Aviation , A Brit magazine has dedicated its current issue to the Me 109.  It may be found at Indigo Books in Canada  For 1 bag of Gold! Not Cheap.  I'm thinkinking about it and am looking forward to the P40 later this year.  Brit mags are good but not cheap.

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 05:53:38 PM »

Jon,
I've had a good look at the photos and videos on the Peterborough site .... made me really depressed to miss it  Sad .... I've been kept away from
my workshop by the bad weather so I really did have some catching up to do.
It looked a great meeting ... made even better by the visit of the Nottingham gang (I probably fly more regularly with these guys than at Peterborough, so I would have really enjoyed the 'assembled mass')
Missed the chance to air the Cricket again ... Brian's time was really good though.
Not sure if Ted would have captured anything legible from me on video!

Sorry to interrupt your thread Pete.
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 06:47:03 PM »

No, you carry on Russ. I was sort of hoping to make that Peterborough meet too, but what with car trouble and general laziness I didn't. Next time maybe. I'm going to check out the pics now.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 07:04:12 PM »

Great vids on that Peterborough site!
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 07:07:50 PM »

I go into classic 'rabbit in the headlights' mode if someone tries to get me to speak to a video camera!  .... please remember this Ted if you are watching!
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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 04:34:51 PM »

Had a few first flights with this today. Quite promising on 300 turns and the two loops of 1/8 which came with the kit. Glorious weather too.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2013, 10:31:12 AM »

Great pic Pete!  Cool
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2013, 11:06:42 PM »

One of the best ion flight pics ever!  Nice job.
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2014, 10:57:32 PM »

Pete, I know I'm a bit late chiming in on this, but I only just joined HPA. Love your model! When my two boys were growing up I used to read Tintin to them EVERY night before bed. So your particular take on the Bf 109 struck a real chord with me!

Cheers, Garry G.
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2014, 01:49:26 AM »

Hello Pete,
      Very sleek building job there. Could you tell us some more about your flying experience with this fine model?
       I built a Guillow's (if I remember correctly) '109 thirty-five years ago in almost complete ignorance of trimming, prop selection, and motor selection (but I did manage to braid the monster motor I jammed into the ship), with the result that it took off straight up. That model had great cross-beam ribs so that the wing couldn't warp if you hosed it down and sat on it. Your ship I must say is has the look of a real flyer.
       Please excuse a dumb question.....At least I know that dime scale craft have 16-inch spans (that's all I know), but what's "pseudo" dime scale?
        BTW, Herge, Tintin's artist, turned out some truly accurate drawings of aircraft, as all Tintin fans (like me) are aware. Herge could have been a good modeller.
         Again, congratulations on your excellent work.
       
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2014, 05:54:20 AM »

Thans Denis. You're right- Herge's aircraft and other vehicles were always beutifully reseached and drawn, at least in the most modern editions of his books. He was a great artist although I believe someone called Roger Leloup, who worked with him, was actually responsible for a lot of the aeroplane drawing.
So far I haven't got round to getting my model properly trimmed. Too many other projects always seem to get in the way! It is overpowered and your "took off straight up" sounds rather familiar, as this short video shows...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=91XrgWF3tGs

"Pseudo dime" is, I believe, essentially a model which is built in the style of a dime scale kit, but was never actually sold as such in the dime scale kit era. It's not really important here in the UK but I think in the US the distinction has a bearing on competion eligibility etc.. I'm sure one of your compatriots can give you a better answer though.
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