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« Reply #150 on: April 17, 2013, 01:45:28 PM »

Ah, thanks Bill....you know I only did it for you!
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« Reply #151 on: April 17, 2013, 04:49:01 PM »

Another trial fit with most things covered now and the majority of markings done.
Alignment is not too bad, but will need a bit of alteration. I'll probably make up an alignment jig if I have time.

Never been a big fan of decals, but was impressed as ever with Mike Stuart's models at Walsall. He has used white decal paper for a lot of the markings.
Still not a big fan of 'homemade' decals, but feel I have climbed the learning curve a bit with them this time .... an even bigger fan of Mike Stuart now though for the job that he makes with them!
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« Reply #152 on: April 18, 2013, 09:32:29 AM »

Hi Russ,
looking very, very nice indeed!! Looking forward to seeing it at close quarters on Sunday.
Dave.
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« Reply #153 on: April 18, 2013, 06:41:36 PM »

Cheers Dave .... I'm happy with the earlier bits, but as usual time is catching up with me and some of the later work could be better.
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« Reply #154 on: April 19, 2013, 08:48:35 AM »

Russ

It looks great, and I'm sure you'll finish it 'just in time' Cheesy Best of luck on Sunday, and I look forward to seeing you at the other Nats.

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« Reply #155 on: April 19, 2013, 03:54:31 PM »

Thanks Peter ... nearly there!
As usual, something got me ... I ran out of the spray acrylic varnish I was using to seal the decals with just the upper roundels to do  Sad
Hopefully I can get them sealed up and applied tomorrow.

Pretty well just the UC to finish now, but temptation got a hold of me and within minutes of having the wings all glued up I marched off to a 'secluded' part of the country estate I work on.
The strong winds have now dropped, but it was still a bit breezy so I tried to find a sheltered spot just for what would normally be the 'mattress glide'!
Expecting the worst as you do, I was delighted to see a nice slow glide straight off the board ... even with a freewheeling prop!

I still did a 'proper' photo session just in case I don't get chance again.
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« Reply #156 on: April 19, 2013, 03:59:32 PM »

The UC is still just tacked together, but won't take much more time I hope.
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« Reply #157 on: April 19, 2013, 04:00:50 PM »

Wow she's lovely Russ! Kudos given  Smiley
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« Reply #158 on: April 19, 2013, 04:06:34 PM »

Cheers Jon.

As you can see in this photo, the model is still basically finished in coloured tissue .... not the usual Esaki I would normally use either.
The tissue is not pulled that taut .... I think my workplace is dryer than my modelling workshop, but I'm not taking the chance of it 'pringling' once in the hall (as has happened with a couple of duration models there)

The wing alignment is better than when first laid up ... but I would concede that it's not still 100%
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« Reply #159 on: April 19, 2013, 04:21:19 PM »

Delightful Russ, 'Nuff said!
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« Reply #160 on: April 19, 2013, 05:29:03 PM »

Russ, that's lovely!  The list of potentially banned guys just got longer.
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« Reply #161 on: April 19, 2013, 05:45:52 PM »

I think that list is about 25 strong this year Pete?! ... I can honestly say that I will be very happy if I get it flying well ... the position can take care of itself.



I used cedar for the struts as mentioned. I've worked with cedar a lot lately making a few bee hives etc. When breaking up the scraps I noticed that thin strips were quite flexible and could almost be bent double before snapping sometimes.
The first trial I did was using a more red part of the red cedar ... the ones here are from lighter stuff that later I found to be a little more brittle  Undecided Still less tendency to snap than balsa though I think ... be interesting to see how they do hold up
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« Reply #162 on: April 19, 2013, 05:57:51 PM »

Really gorgeous Russ!
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« Reply #163 on: April 19, 2013, 06:08:08 PM »

Tonight's Teaser!

The model had a pretty good glide straight off the board without any rubber on board. I didn't try putting in the rubber to see how much nose weight I would need to add to get the CG back in the right place.

The rubber motor that comes with the kit weighs 3.5g

The length of 'motor stick' in front of the desired CG is 35mm
The length of 'motor stick' behind the desired CG is 170mm!

How much weight to be added at 50mm in front of the desired CG to compensate for the addition of the motor?
Be interesting to see if I ... or anyone else who cares to have a look .... have got it estimated right.

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« Reply #164 on: April 19, 2013, 06:11:04 PM »

Sorry Russ; I've just finished my 4th bottle of cider and advanced maths is beyond me for the evening. I'd guess at "a bit"...!

Cheers,

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« Reply #165 on: April 19, 2013, 06:14:27 PM »

Excused!
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« Reply #166 on: April 19, 2013, 06:22:40 PM »

4.7g? If I've understood the question correctly...
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« Reply #167 on: April 19, 2013, 06:25:36 PM »

Exactly the same as I got Jon  Smiley
I did actually enjoy applied maths at school though.
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« Reply #168 on: April 19, 2013, 06:33:42 PM »

I might go for a slightly lighter motor then ... but worst case it looks like it will be 33.4 + 4.7 ie. 38.1 g
A bit over the 36g I was hoping for but not too bad. There's about 75 sq. in. of 'exposed' wing area.
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« Reply #169 on: April 19, 2013, 07:23:30 PM »

Great looker Russ. One of my favorite WW1 subjects.
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I also enjoyed the "moments" exersize
Concur with 4.68 g
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« Reply #170 on: April 19, 2013, 08:03:36 PM »

I did actually enjoy applied maths at school though.
I might have enjoyed it too, if only the maths in question were being applied to problems like how much nose weight to put on a Sopwith Triplane!
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« Reply #171 on: April 20, 2013, 05:24:36 AM »

Hi Russ - where does your Tripe balance?
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« Reply #172 on: April 21, 2013, 03:28:16 PM »

Russ your special prize was deserved, and alongside Pete Fardell's got the best Oooh and ahhh of the day, and by far you got the loudest cheer from the the spectators and competitors alike...

Cheers mate.

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« Reply #173 on: April 21, 2013, 03:43:50 PM »

Great model, Russ! You certainly deserved the prize for sheer persistence in getting it trimmed. That last flight got one of the biggest rounds of applause of the day.

Good day for us all!

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« Reply #174 on: April 21, 2013, 04:44:35 PM »

Well done Russ!
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