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« on: October 23, 2019, 07:32:46 PM »

Here is a Guillows Hawker Hurricane I built for the Guillows challenge of 20 sec flight. As you can see she is an old kit that I built out of the box using the die cut wood and even used the wooden nose button but did not add permanent landing gear, but you can see it came with wood wheels. The wood is typical old heavy Guillows balsa of back in the day but it made for a fun build. I did nothing to make the kit lighter, just built her out of the box. I did fly her with the 5 inch prop and newer Guillows blue rubber band and you can see she flies. I then swapped the 5 inch prop for a Guillows 6 inch prop and she flew great up until the plane hit a light post. Since she is a robust design there was no major damage to the plane except the wooden thrust button, easy fix. For the 20 second flight I used 8 inch rubber from the Guillows profile models and 6 inch prop. I had to use extra kit balsa to extend the wooden nose button because it did not fit, I guess back in the day Guillows wanted the builder to glue the button in place. I used the kit white tissue, and covered the fuselage with wet tissue and flying surfaces with dry tissue attaching with thinned Elmers white glue, I also built the entire model with Elmers Glue All. I used water to shrink the tissue and brushed on 2 coats of Sig Lite Cote. I also used the old decals, first spraying the decal sheet with Testors Glosscote and they went on ok. Some of the decals did not stick very well so I used thin glue to attach. Here are the videos showing Guillows models do fly out of the box with a little down thrush and weight in the nose. The blue rubber band was able to handle 250-300 winds and the Guillows 3/32 rubber handled 300-350 winds. I did lube the rubber with FAI glycerin/green soap and used my handy battery operated winder. I really like this winder don't have to set up a stooge.
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 07:34:38 PM »

More pictures and flight
https://youtu.be/3yHrzvzLL6c
https://youtu.be/1FhZf5z-UPo
https://youtu.be/jW1sItt_6vU
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 02:27:15 PM »

Where did you get that winder?  Very cool.

Thanks for sharing the videos.  Great first flight.  What rubber and prop size was that with?.  I had to laugh when the plane hit the pole in the last video.  What are the chances of that happening?  ha.

Brad
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 06:56:40 PM »

Thanks for that Scigs. I bet you wished you could cover that well when you were younger Smiley

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