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« Reply #3250 on: June 11, 2022, 11:41:48 PM »

Yesterday I posted a picture of my first effort at a Peanut sized spoked wheel (25mm) and promised pics of the gear I had to make first

1 is the finished item prior to paint.
2 - Vac-formed rim blank
3 - Rim mounted on dividing head (very simple but very effective)
4 - close-up of drilling operation
 
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« Reply #3251 on: June 11, 2022, 11:45:08 PM »

... and to finish

1 - Slice the end off the rim blank
2 - cut and sand the other end to complete the rim
3 - rim and hub mounted in spoking jig ready to be laced up
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« Reply #3252 on: June 12, 2022, 03:21:52 AM »

Superb methodology Mike.  Great idea mounting a pin-vice in the chuck of a pillar-drill... I'd never thought of that!
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« Reply #3253 on: June 19, 2022, 01:57:18 PM »

Just got back from a Bicester Scramble which I highly recommend - one the best Aircraft/car/petrolhead show type events I’ve ever been to . It’s a huge site at a WW2 airfield full of top end cars, bikes and aeroplanes. Fantastically eclectic and informal group of motoring and avaition enthusiasts - race cars to road cars they had it all, particularly if you like Porsches I think 1 in 5 was a Porsche and most of those were 911s but then who doesn’t love a nice 911

Also - Le Mans winning 1998 Silk Cut Jaguar, ex Schumaker Merc Group C car, Bentleys, Rileys, MGs, 4 DH Tiger Moths, 1 Thruxton Jackeroo, Issacs Fury, DH Leopard Moth, lots of Piper Cubs and variants, Cessna 120’s, Stearman,  Piper Pawnee, so a pretty full day of looking in wonder

The Vintage Aircraft club had a fly in so some wonderful aircraft turned up and there were some in the hanger that caught the eye too. Piper Cub G-ASPS would make a lovely UK based subject for a scale model. The DH Leopard Moth was lovely too and a Thruxton Jackeroo!! Haven't seen one of those in awhile and I don't think I've actually seen an Issacs Fury before also there were 3 DH Tiger Moths

Highly recommend it as day out for petrolhead model aircraft enthusiast like me

I took my Lancia Fulvia owning neighbour in the Healey Sprite and he had a great time too. The drive up was rather raucous.. well every thing in the Sprite is a bit raucous, very loud, very peaky and very whiny  straight cut gearbox … I absolutely love it

Pic 1 - pretty Piper Cub

Pic 2 - Thruxton Jackeroo

Pic 3 - DH Leopard Moth

Pic 4 - Issacs Fury

Pic 5 - some cars ... 1998 Tom Wilkinshaw Group C Jaguar which I saw win Le Mans :-)

Pic 6 - My Sprite 'Ary' Whined and screamed it's way to Bicester  :-)
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« Reply #3254 on: June 19, 2022, 02:33:52 PM »

A quiet weekend for me so 'slightly' envious at what looks like a great day   Smiley . My eldest lad had already caused me envy by going to 'Race the Waves' at Bridlington ... hot rods on the beach!
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« Reply #3255 on: June 19, 2022, 02:34:07 PM »

Yesterday I spent my day sanding, and using dope extensively, getting a Brodak Legacy a few hours closer to finished.  Today it's laundry, cooking, slaughtering innocent blackberry vines, and other non-aviation related work.
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« Reply #3256 on: June 19, 2022, 02:38:42 PM »

Fantastic outing you had there Chris!  And in the Sprite too!

Learnt something new airplane-wise today... from your very own post above, as I never knew about the Thruxton Jackaroo conversion!
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« Reply #3257 on: June 19, 2022, 02:44:46 PM »

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I never knew about the Thruxton Jackaroo conversion!

Always fancied doing a Thruxton Jackeroo as a model - I really like the fact you recognise it as a Tiger Moth but ...hang on...

A Tiger Moth on Steriods
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« Reply #3258 on: June 19, 2022, 11:00:34 PM »

Had a great Father's day! Re-trimmed and flew my.Baby Bombshell, which, a couple months back decided to land on the quiet country road next to our field and managed to get run over by the only car within sight! Also filmed my friend's beautiful Cardinal. And ran diesel, lots of Diesels! 3 Spitfire, 3 Merlins, 2 AM-10s, an AM-15, an AM-35 - what a beast, an ED Baby - so sweet, a side-port and a Reed-valve 049 from Redfin engines, a Kumar-150, an ED 146 - it's really loud as was advertised and maybe a couple more.

Just took a shower and lost the magic
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« Reply #3259 on: June 20, 2022, 02:26:34 AM »


Just took a shower and lost the magic


Yes, now you know for certain that it's not healthy to shower every day!  Grin

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« Reply #3260 on: June 20, 2022, 04:25:33 AM »

I have a shower every six months whether I need it or not!

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« Reply #3261 on: June 20, 2022, 05:51:20 PM »

Just got back from a Bicester Scramble which I highly recommend - one the best Aircraft/car/petrolhead show type events I’ve ever been to . It’s a huge site at a WW2 airfield full of top end cars, bikes and aeroplanes. Fantastically eclectic and informal group of motoring and avaition enthusiasts - race cars to road cars they had it all, particularly if you like Porsches I think 1 in 5 was a Porsche and most of those were 911s but then who doesn’t love a nice 911

That Silk Cut Jag is a beastie, love it.

If you have a pic of Schuey's Group C Merc, I'd love to see that too. That's a beautiful car.

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« Reply #3262 on: June 21, 2022, 03:42:30 AM »

Hi Dave.

Not a great shot I'm afraid as my iPhone camera seems to be not autofocusing very well but here you go
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« Reply #3263 on: June 21, 2022, 05:52:55 AM »

Had a birthday recently - and caught up with my younger sister this weekend who presented me a lovely card (together with an airplane magazine and chocolates!) - and thought I would share the card...  I'm sure someone may know these models... and even pilots??
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« Reply #3264 on: June 21, 2022, 06:25:53 AM »

Had a birthday recently - and caught up with my younger sister this weekend who presented me a lovely card (together with an airplane magazine and chocolates!) - and thought I would share the card...  I'm sure someone may know these models... and even pilots??
Tim
Maybe Alwyn Greenhalgh and James Pelly-Fry?
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« Reply #3265 on: June 21, 2022, 07:49:12 AM »

Hi Dave.

Not a great shot I'm afraid as my iPhone camera seems to be not autofocusing very well but here you go

Ah, very nice.

Thank you!

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« Reply #3266 on: June 21, 2022, 08:25:24 AM »

Nice card Tim but what about the chocolates  Smiley
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« Reply #3267 on: June 21, 2022, 06:09:14 PM »



This evening I flew my trusty old Jungmann model. https://youtu.be/Z0OOfg0h6-I

Summer Solstice, so of course I donned my Druidic robes and daubed my face with woad before flight.

TBH I had resurrected this model for flight a week or so ago - I needed something that could land on dirt and survive. The model had been gathering dust in a gloomy corner (pic 1 after dusting and de-cobwebbing) and needed a few repairs and a new motor. But the weather has been poor and only yesterday and today have offered good flying chances. Last time this model flew frequently, I had become used to a consistent flight time of 1 min 15 sec, so this flight of about 1 minute is below par - a bit more tweaking required.

I think the end of the video and attached pic 2 show why I need models that can land on dirt - every five years or so the farmer grows maize on my flying field. This stuff grows so fast that in days - or a fortnight perhaps - flying will be out for me until the maize is harvested in September, and then the field will be dirt all winter. I still have my own little patch for experimentation.

Stephen.
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« Reply #3268 on: June 22, 2022, 05:19:01 AM »

I'm glad that you dusted it down ... it's a great flyer  Smiley
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« Reply #3269 on: June 22, 2022, 06:14:53 AM »

Nice card Tim but what about the chocolates  Smiley
Might have eaten those...
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« Reply #3270 on: June 22, 2022, 12:31:11 PM »

Not sure about PF & AG. Found this on Anrique Model Aircraft and taken in 1981. But could well be Pelly Fry designs - have his signature.
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« Reply #3271 on: June 22, 2022, 11:14:34 PM »

Did an interesting bit of covering today.

Mike
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« Reply #3272 on: June 23, 2022, 12:02:10 AM »

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...interesting bit of covering...
Is, "interesting" code for a stressful,  expletive and oath riddled covering session? Smiley

Very pretty end result.

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« Reply #3273 on: June 23, 2022, 10:50:44 AM »

Thanks Lurk - not too stressful, but there were the occasional expletives...

Mike
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