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« Reply #2625 on: April 10, 2021, 04:09:58 PM »

Yes, just started Les Trumeaux. P30 was a warmup.

Trumeaux is a huge coupe for me.

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Full build on the coupe.
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« Reply #2626 on: April 10, 2021, 04:14:40 PM »

I'll look out for it!

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« Reply #2627 on: April 10, 2021, 06:46:27 PM »

Thanks PT..
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« Reply #2628 on: April 12, 2021, 01:50:53 PM »

 Grin  actually did something i haven't done since Xmas ... went downstairs and built more parts for my Gullows beaver, the rudder and started the wings. it felt so good after enduring a long winter. i can't walk far these days but i might get more done tomorrow.

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« Reply #2629 on: April 12, 2021, 04:36:25 PM »

Well done Jim Smiley good to hear you are enjoying some building!
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« Reply #2630 on: April 12, 2021, 05:26:30 PM »

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Still working on the scratch build hawker typhoon by Guillow....here is my nose....spinner made, HOPEfully centered!
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« Reply #2631 on: April 13, 2021, 08:27:28 PM »

Good on you Jim - we need your cheery posts and the grand kids need more models to fly Smiley

Interesting build Marc.

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« Reply #2632 on: April 15, 2021, 03:33:07 PM »

What I did today is finish the building for my Sterling Peanut Citabria. I changed the N Number that was on the plan and used the N number from the one I actually flew. That was way back in May 1972. Need to start the flying asap. This is really a fun model so far.

I am not the best at taking pictures so I won't try that.
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« Reply #2633 on: April 17, 2021, 04:06:15 PM »

Resumed trimming of my VMC Bird Dog.

Nose weight now about 8g & 400 turns of 2 strand 3/16" with 1/64" down thrust gets me *tiny* bit of climb from hand launch and a well mannered level circuit into a soft landing after about 9s with a few turns left on. Motor's 80% limit is 730 turns.

I also got absolutely frozen fingers.  Breeze didn't drop until nearly 7pm & by quarter to 8 temp was heading for 0C.    Hoping to get an hour or so in tomorrow evening.  No pics or film, can't get any ground crew.
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« Reply #2634 on: April 18, 2021, 05:56:09 AM »

Lurk,
       If you are flying in that temperature then the rubber will be seriously compromised for energy, hence the lack of climb. We see it indoors at somewhat higher temperatures and have to go up in cross section. In warmer weather the model will be much more lively and your fingers will retain their feeling!.
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« Reply #2635 on: April 18, 2021, 10:32:39 AM »

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... in that temperature then the rubber will be seriously compromised for energy, hence the lack of climb...In warmer weather ...your fingers will retain their feeling!.
Hadn't thought about it, as I wasn't expecting much by way of a climb at that turn count, but it seems entirely reasonable.  It definitely makes it difficult to get the plasticene to stick to the NB.

Warmer weather?  What's that then?

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« Reply #2636 on: April 18, 2021, 11:56:50 AM »

Warmer weather?  What's that then?
It's when you regret not building more models in the colder weather!
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« Reply #2637 on: April 19, 2021, 02:26:54 AM »

Warmer weather?  What's that then?
It's when you regret not building more models in the colder weather!

Absolutely!!  Shocked Cheesy
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« Reply #2638 on: April 22, 2021, 03:52:59 PM »

Warmer weather?  What's that then?
It's when you regret not building more models in the colder weather!

I've built a few, and ready to fly them...........and when they crash, I can get the 'stuff' out...and build more!!!!!!
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« Reply #2639 on: April 27, 2021, 01:41:39 PM »

Took an old friend mine out for drive today, well she doesn't get out much and I thought she like to see some aeroplanes. We've known each other for over 37 years but I don't seem to be spending much time with her recently - today it was like the old days  Grin

We went up to the Shuttleworth Collection, the museum is still closed but for £15 you can get into the grounds and buy a coffee and sausage roll in the cafe which I thought was a good enough excuse for a run out there. Ok negotiating the speed bumps up the drive to the car park was testing but we made it, only bottoming out once.

The Collection do open the hanger doors so you can at least peer in and they get a few things out during the day for those that do come but now the airfield is open again to visiting aircraft it provided a nice turn out of aeroplanes with a lovely DH Tiger Moth and Chipmunk flying in but star of my day was the DH Hornet Moth which had come over from Kemble.

A beautiful aircraft  in a very nice colour scheme , what is it about between the wars aircraft ?.Chatting with the pilot he was saying it is a nicely handling aircraft with a soft stall and no tendency to drop a wing and a joy to fly. It even has a free flight amount of dihedral. My immediate thought is it would make a very nice rubber model, albeit with the difficult to do black pencil lines around all the markings. A definite addition to my build list, in fact it may jump the queue.

We were also treated to an impromptu aerobatic display by the collections DHC Chipmunk, apparently their first Drive-In display is approaching and the pilots like to have a bit of a practice of their routine before hand.

I spotted the newly rebuilt original SE5a in the back of the hanger looking like it needs a bit more fettling before joining regular flyers but good to see it back again

As a bonus my entry ticket is valid for the next 30 days should I fancy a second date  Grin...sounding a bit like a plug for Shuttleworth but it was a great day out I even got enough pictures and the inspiration for a scale model... it just those speed bumps !!!  

...( on that note they have actually made a new entry road without speed bumps which connects with the B658 Upper Caldecote - Stanford road they are just waiting for agreement from the authorities and then that will be new entry road to the collection)


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« Reply #2640 on: April 28, 2021, 04:44:27 AM »

Good to see you taking 'her' out .... a Leicester lass if I'm not mistaken?
If I lived a little closer to Old Warden, I would be tempted by the 30 day offer. Good to see Shuttleworth making the best of the situation.
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« Reply #2641 on: May 03, 2021, 03:40:27 PM »

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« Reply #2642 on: May 03, 2021, 08:58:10 PM »

I'm envious Chris. Nice drive in the still spritely ol' girl and then a leisurely morning with aviation entertainment thrown in.

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« Reply #2643 on: May 04, 2021, 01:27:37 PM »

Airplane-wise, today, I did nose ribs... 104 of them. Yesterday, I did wing ribs, 52 of them. Pic 2 shows how I managed to "M.C. Esher" the nose ribs together pretty efficiently. The joys of scale biplanes! Airplane wise? Airplane foolish more like...
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« Reply #2644 on: May 04, 2021, 02:46:01 PM »

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Airplane-wise, today, I did nose ribs... 104 of them.

Ohh...  a new build I am intrigued..
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« Reply #2645 on: May 06, 2021, 01:18:29 AM »

My least favourite modelling activity, making fuel tanks.  Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #2646 on: May 06, 2021, 05:27:32 PM »

The obvious answer:  bladder tanks!
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« Reply #2647 on: May 07, 2021, 12:28:45 PM »

Ordered and received 1 gallon of butyrate clear dope, one gallon of nitrate clear dope and one gallon of butyrate dope thinner, from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. All items are  "Certified" brand aircraft products. Prices were as quoted on their web site, and came to $161.15 USD.  AFAICT, I was not charged for shipping(!!).  Color me happy!  If there is any complaint is that both dope cans are 1 gallon round pail. Thinner came in taller rectangular 1gallon can. I'd somehow envisioned all cans would have been like the thinner.

BTW- I use Lacquer thinner or acetone for nitrate thinning and clean up, etc. IIRC, Nitrate thinner is about $100.00 per gallon!
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« Reply #2648 on: May 07, 2021, 07:49:25 PM »

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More BB work....slow, she's a BIG beast!
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