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« Reply #100 on: October 12, 2017, 12:31:07 PM »

Back from Lost Hills and a fun weekend of contest flying. Did well and had a blast! I spent the morning before heading to work, storage charging my E36/F1S batteries.
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« Reply #101 on: October 12, 2017, 01:47:13 PM »

Mentioned my latest Hangar Rat back in reply #94 with the formed ribs.  Flew it at a comp on the weekend.  She weighs 3.6g and we did 4:11 on 1800 turns .063" .  I'm confident there's more to come.  My S-hook was bent in a hurry at the last minute and was off centre,  with the imbalance certainly wasting energy.  I'l fix that before I fly next.   Pretty sure she'll go on .058 or even less,  which will mean less weight and more turns...  Very confident that we can crack 5 minutes
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« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2017, 08:25:10 PM »

Put the trim on the Tigercat's fuselage.  Black lines are sliced from Peck domestic tissue and applied using glue-stick and rubbing alcohol.  First time I've attempted this technique - other than being tedious it went better than I thought it would.  A few panel lines on the silver sections and it'll be ready for dope.

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« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2017, 08:45:14 PM »

Looks great Mike - you've obviously been up to your printed tissue tricks again!  Is that kit or plan still available - has to be an ideal twin I think
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« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2017, 09:53:45 PM »

Thanks Mike - no printed tissue on this model - everything is cut from red/white/silver esaki and trimmed with strips of black domestic tissue.  Kit is the Diels Engineering 1/24th scale F7F (25.5" span).  The kit is out of production but Diels still sells the plan and canopy.

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« Reply #105 on: October 19, 2017, 01:22:21 PM »

I started cleaning off my workbench so I can get to work on the next project Grin
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« Reply #106 on: October 19, 2017, 01:57:00 PM »

After weeks of no wind (on the days I could fly) and my new sailplane sitting quietly on the workbench, the tradewinds returned.

35 gusting to 50.

Good grief.
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« Reply #107 on: October 19, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »

Putting the finishing touches on my Lacey M-10. The last parts to put on are the 4 cylinder heads that poke thru the side of the nose.
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« Reply #108 on: October 19, 2017, 08:34:18 PM »

(Finally) assembled the Tigercat.  Empty weight with props etc will be about 65g, balance is looking pretty close.
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« Reply #109 on: October 19, 2017, 10:35:31 PM »

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« Reply #110 on: October 20, 2017, 12:19:19 PM »

Beautiful Tiger Cat. What is the span? Would love to see a video of her flying.
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« Reply #111 on: October 20, 2017, 01:37:50 PM »

I did some flight testing on my Satellite design.  Found the trim changes that needed to be redesigned into it so it will be ready for prime time right after the Plain Plane.

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« Reply #112 on: October 20, 2017, 01:42:49 PM »

Got my stuff organized for the upcoming trip to WESTFAC 6. Will leave on Monday so I won't be back here for at least a week. 
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« Reply #113 on: October 20, 2017, 02:52:33 PM »

Beautiful Tiger Cat. What is the span? Would love to see a video of her flying.
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Thanks BG - the 'cat is 25.5" span, from the Diels kit.  Will fly her next week at WestFAC, will get some video if I get a chance.

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« Reply #114 on: November 05, 2017, 02:38:17 PM »

Went to see the new seal pups at Donna Nook, North Lincs. Wasn't meant to be an aeroplane related trip, but this Miles Gemini flew over them and buzzed about a bit, quite low, which was quite a bonus. I didn't take the plane photo, but it was close enough to clock the reg and look it up later. (Seals didn't seem bothered at all. Not a bad life- loafing in the sun with a nice layer of blubber to keep out the cold.)
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« Reply #115 on: November 05, 2017, 02:48:16 PM »

That gets my seal of approval  Grin Roll Eyes

That Miles looks a good subject for twin rubber with those long nacelles....

I can see that being your next project Pete!  Wink

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« Reply #116 on: November 05, 2017, 03:01:01 PM »

That is a nice Miles. Seen it around a few times.

I've been like those seals today, but on the couch, working on these, almost ready to start cutting.
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« Reply #117 on: November 05, 2017, 03:02:02 PM »

Following that Miles registration led me to add another small museum to the to-visit list:  http://museumofberkshireaviation.co.uk/

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« Reply #118 on: November 05, 2017, 03:14:09 PM »

It is a nice looking aircraft. Think I'll try something a bit simpler whenever I attempt my first twin though.
Looks a good museum, Jon- I'll put it on my list too I think.

Monz- you've been a lot busier than the seals. They weren't doing any work at all- not even the kind you can do sitting at a screen, the lazy so-and-sos. A bit of flipper waving and the very occasional bout of flopping along to another bit of mud, and that was about it. (Mind you, apparently the dominant bull seals have to go without food for six weeks so they can stay ashore and mate with as many females as possible whilst fighting off their rivals, so I suppose they had good reason to look a bit knackered.)

Get this though- as we approached the car park we had Radio 2 on, and what song was it? 'Smile' sung by Seal!

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« Reply #119 on: November 05, 2017, 03:20:03 PM »

Much like me then, bit of flipper waving for more snacks and flopping along to the fridge for more beer!
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« Reply #120 on: November 05, 2017, 05:49:02 PM »

Your photo reminded me of Saltfleet, Pete .... a quick look on Google Maps showed me that it is only 5 miles away from there.

You've have been looking at similar things to me, Monique .... look forward to hearing more.

I've been making boxes for models that I haven't built yet! .... well one is well on the way.
I've re-discovered balsa cement after thirty odd years and it seems to have bump started me for a while!

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« Reply #121 on: November 05, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »

went to Michaels and found some wire and tissue paper for a new plane.
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« Reply #122 on: November 06, 2017, 05:09:12 AM »

You know the ‘Nook is also abombing range?  It is curious how the wild life seems unaffected by such things - some of the birdy folk around here get very upset about the Stone Curlews being disturbed by us but recently they were nesting alongside the runway at Lakenheath. 
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« Reply #123 on: November 06, 2017, 05:36:00 AM »

I know that Saltfleet is/was, so with it being not far away it figures .... shame for wildlife to be disturbed, but I guess they have to practice somewhere.
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« Reply #124 on: November 06, 2017, 05:38:02 AM »

Downloaded the Ganagobie photo that DHnut sent me Grin.  I can get on with the painting!
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