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« Reply #1375 on: March 09, 2019, 04:54:10 PM »

I'm wondering what I'm going to build first with my new Kimball Razor Plane

That looks like a beautiful tool. Is it available for purchase or are there plans available to make it ?  Smiley
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« Reply #1376 on: March 09, 2019, 05:26:00 PM »

A very good day at Bushfield, and great to see those who were there. A lot of fun packed into into the three hours- definitely worth the drive for me! Thanks for all the help with the PT-3 (update on its own thread).
Sorry, forgot to take any photos, but thank you, Chris, for yours and your great little video is very evocotive of the session. The mass launch was pretty impressive for a club meeting. I wonder how many we had in the air at once?

(and thanks for lunch, Jack Plane!)
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« Reply #1377 on: March 09, 2019, 06:29:45 PM »

I agree with M - that is a beautiful bit of wood working Derek. Well adjusted as well to produce shavings like that.

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« Reply #1378 on: March 09, 2019, 06:41:00 PM »

Thanks for that video Chris. Lots of action and a good coverage. Apart from the flying I was impressed with the efforts of the "catchers". One particular high catch would have done a basket ball player proud. Lots of fun and that mass launch was impressive. Good to see Pete's PT-3 starting to realise it's potential.

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« Reply #1379 on: March 09, 2019, 06:54:22 PM »

Apart from the flying I was impressed with the efforts of the "catchers". One particular high catch would have done a basket ball player proud.
Too right! Certainly saved my bacon several times (and that was of course The Human Panther, aka Russ 'Magic' Lister)
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« Reply #1380 on: March 11, 2019, 05:07:16 AM »

I was so pleased to be able to catch Mike's Redwing for more than saving the model alone ... it's the most "unfrozen" my shoulders have been in years!
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« Reply #1381 on: March 11, 2019, 09:34:42 AM »

I was so pleased to be able to catch Mike's Redwing for more than saving the model alone ... it's the most "unfrozen" my shoulders have been in years!

You aren't free, are you, to drop down to Newbury this Saturday (we've got the hall from 10 till 3)?  Just thinking about your shoulders really...  Grin
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« Reply #1382 on: March 11, 2019, 11:25:33 AM »

Thanks for thinking about my shoulders, Jon  Smiley
... it's the twice yearly pilgrimage to Impington this weekend.
You should all put your scale models down for a day and make it to Impington for the day (Sunday)! ... saying that, you could always display them!
I would love to see the event return to it's old level.
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« Reply #1383 on: March 11, 2019, 05:33:41 PM »

I was very, very grateful to you Russ for saving the Redwing from hitting the wall - it was a truly splendid catch!  That was the key flight when my adding a little more side thrust had opened out the turn to such an extent that the circuit no longer fitted inside the hall!  For the the subsequent flight I added a touch more rudder, and hey presto, the model now circled consistently without the turn opening out as the torque rolled off at the end of the flight.    For the very last flight of the day I added an extra loop of 1/16" rubber to get more height.  At 600 turns it got up to head height, so as I can go up to 900 or so without it getting scary, I think I'll use this amount of rubber in April.

It was great to see the PT-3 in the flesh, and pleasing to see the flights improving during the session.

And Monz's D.VII is a thing of beauty - a stunning model.  Holding it (rather nervously!) it really doesn't really feel that heavy  - I can't imagine the wing loading is actually very high.

Thanks to Chris for taking and posting the videos  Smiley

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« Reply #1384 on: March 12, 2019, 07:36:41 AM »

Photos from last weekend's meeting at Bushfield.
I had the camera set to ISO400 and didn't notice, so they are not as good as they could be ... in fact I think my phone camera has overtaken the old Canon if the phone is used within it's capabilities.

Jon's (Jack Plane) very neat peanut Scout.

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« Reply #1385 on: March 12, 2019, 07:40:30 AM »

Monz' superb Fokker
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« Reply #1386 on: March 12, 2019, 07:47:59 AM »

Mike's Robinson Redwing ... showing potential on a par with his Fox Moth.
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« Reply #1387 on: March 12, 2019, 07:51:55 AM »

Mike Stuart's crisp rendition of the VMC Tiger Moth
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« Reply #1388 on: March 12, 2019, 08:01:54 AM »

Last but by no means least .... Pete's charismatic PT3

I look forward to this model realising it's full potential too.
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« Reply #1389 on: March 12, 2019, 08:17:44 AM »

Thanks Russ. Lovely, expertly framed shots as usual!
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« Reply #1390 on: March 12, 2019, 03:42:32 PM »

Yes, cheers for the photos - all very crisp despite using fast film!
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« Reply #1391 on: March 12, 2019, 03:56:18 PM »

Great photos Russ. Thanks for posting those
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« Reply #1392 on: March 12, 2019, 04:24:35 PM »

I printed out three copies of the 3-view of the Puss Moth which I'll be making for Peanut Scale, but scaled to 50% (i.e. 6.5" span), then cut everything out and experimented with roughly positioning all the cutouts on a sheet of A4 paper.  The eventual drawing will of course be full Peanut sized on A3 paper, but the mini version is very useful as it helps me quickly play with arranging everything logically and clearly for the most efficient use of space and clarity of construction.

It looks like I can easily get three views of the fuselage (profile, top and bottom) arranged in a vertical stack on the right hand half, thus referencing one another without any disjuncture, giving explicit detail of the greenhouse quantities of glazing between the wings, and similar detail of the three-part u/c and three-part struts underneath, plus the differences in fuselage structure between top and bottom views.

The front view with a full wing on one side then sits on the same line as the fuselage side-view but on the left half of the page, with fuselage sections inline with it below the single wing (the slight dihedral of which helps keep these clear).  There's then plenty of room below it for two separate wings and more besides (e.g. detail of the proposed balsa prop and spinner, wheel construction, a possible perspective view of the fuselage bones, etc), and space will also easily be found back on the right-hand side of the page for separate tailplane and fin/rudder components.

With all this happily sussed, I can next tape a sheet of A3 paper to the drawing-board and start pencilling in main reference and construction lines.

Jon

PS - this really needs its own design & build thread, which I'll start after work quietens down in a few days' time when I hope to start making some proper progress... not that time before the Nats is short or anything!   Shocked
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« Reply #1393 on: March 12, 2019, 05:16:14 PM »

Good idea laying it all out first Jon... not sure you'll need all that nose weight though. Still I guess you could gradually eat it when you come to trim the model out

look forward to build thread once you get a chance

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« Reply #1394 on: March 12, 2019, 05:24:22 PM »

Installed 8, 50 cal MG in my Dumas P-47!
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« Reply #1395 on: March 13, 2019, 01:31:29 AM »


Good idea laying it all out first Jon... not sure you'll need all that nose weight though. Still I guess you could gradually eat it when you come to trim the model out

look forward to build thread once you get a chance

Chris

Ah, yes... Chris, that in fact Jim Mollison flying over The Big Apple after his transatlantic!   Grin

More concerning however is that fact that I'd forgotten that I'd already started the Puss Moth's own thread...!  Embarrassed

http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=24108.0
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« Reply #1396 on: March 13, 2019, 08:50:19 AM »

Didn't want to say ... Roll Eyes

Not that I have room to talk!
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« Reply #1397 on: March 14, 2019, 07:44:11 AM »

I got our and trimmed my Cessna Cr3 from the hummingbirdmodelproducts.com kit. Here are a couple of videos showing trimming flights. The final flight of the day was finally in good trim and she went for close to four minutes getting very high and catching a small thermal. This ship looks to be a solid two minute scale model that is very forgiving of poor launches and trim. It is probably one of the easiest scale models I have ever had the pleasure of trimming.

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« Reply #1398 on: March 18, 2019, 06:04:13 PM »

Did some torque trimming on the Wicko today.  Didn't have to touch a thing after adding a little more right thrust at the start of the session - it really likes to fly.  Quit after a close encounter with a city transit bus at the end of a 1:47 flight.  Video at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFcYkCw17YA

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« Reply #1399 on: March 18, 2019, 07:05:56 PM »

WOW Mike - what a beautiful video - and what a close call    Shocked - I was on the edge of my seat ...   Your Wicko looks sooo sharp.  Really enjoyed the pics too.   

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