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« Reply #150 on: October 07, 2019, 03:59:42 PM »

Me too! We'll be queueing up for the honour of catching duty for this one. It looks superb, Tim! A real gem of a model. Looks like it wants to fly too.

(I'm a bit worried though- you seem to have accidentally given yourself a whole month to make the scale prop, and I'm sure there's something in the rules that says that can only be done the night before the contest.)
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« Reply #151 on: October 07, 2019, 04:04:51 PM »

I bet you he will find something else to do. Last minute work is guaranteed, it is even mandatory.

He has to present the judges with a picture of the model on a newspaper of 8.11 (if not the 9.11), in unfinished state and present it life with the details done. Or he loses a lot of points!

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« Reply #152 on: October 07, 2019, 04:11:34 PM »

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The difficulty now is deciding which details are necessary, which are unnecessary but desirable and which are really best ignored!
Ahhh....  You mean you've left some detail off?  I don't believe you. Smiley

Lovely piece of work.
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« Reply #153 on: October 07, 2019, 04:34:45 PM »

Beautiful job Tim. Good luck at Nijmegen
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« Reply #154 on: October 07, 2019, 07:37:06 PM »

Thanks all for the kind words. All offers of assistance with catching duties gratefully accepted Smiley. It will be needed Shocked

[/quote]Ahhh....  You mean you've left some detail off?  I don't believe you. Smiley
Lovely piece of work.[/quote]

I keep finding things which I had previously overlooked. It's amazing how many bits were sticking out all over these old crates! The drag must have been horrendous Shocked.
So yes, there are lots of bits left off. A wind driven generator and a wind driven oil pump for starters!

Don't worry George, I will make a box but it won't be as beautiful as your DH9 box Grin.
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« Reply #155 on: October 07, 2019, 07:38:36 PM »

Very nice.

I hope it flies as well as it looks and does not try to argue with the walls, table legs and so on.

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« Reply #156 on: October 07, 2019, 07:50:46 PM »

Very atmospheric Tim. The UC bungee looks neat as does the rigging and all that detail. Good luck with the trimming and contest flights.

John
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« Reply #157 on: November 05, 2019, 06:40:56 PM »

Well I wouldn't call this finished but this is how it's going to Nijmegen. There are lots of details I would like to add but I ran out of oomph. If it flies and if it comes home from Nijmegen in (more or less) one piece then I can tinker a bit more before the NW Gala and then the Nats next year.
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« Reply #158 on: November 05, 2019, 07:32:33 PM »

That's stunning, Tim .... the best of luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #159 on: November 05, 2019, 08:53:34 PM »

Excellent!
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« Reply #160 on: November 05, 2019, 11:59:31 PM »

Fantastic!
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« Reply #161 on: November 06, 2019, 03:23:07 AM »

Superb!
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« Reply #162 on: November 06, 2019, 05:05:28 AM »

That looks superb Tim.  It is dead calm just 5 miles from you now.  I would be tempted to try it over grass before even trying to trim it indoors.  Best of luck with it.

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« Reply #163 on: November 06, 2019, 05:07:37 AM »

Good luck with it Tim and I hope you took Ralph's advice Smiley

John
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« Reply #164 on: November 06, 2019, 05:36:52 AM »

That is amazing!  Smiley
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« Reply #165 on: November 06, 2019, 08:21:15 AM »

Standing ovation!!
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« Reply #166 on: November 06, 2019, 01:52:57 PM »

You done this sort of thing before, haven't you?  Smiley

That's a cracking model.
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« Reply #167 on: December 25, 2019, 02:08:02 PM »

Well the trimming out of this model hasn't been as straightforward as I had hoped. I think I would have got it sorted at Nijmegen if it hadn't been for the wheels. I had the afternoon on the Friday to do as much trimming as I could manage but on an early attempt it stalled (nowhere near enough noseweight!) and landed heavily. Both wheels collapsed as they weren't up to the job. Consequently I had to spend most of the Friday repairing and strengthening the wheels and all the rest of my trimming was fitted in around competition flying which is not ideal.

Next opportunity was at the Manchester Velodrome in Nov. I got there early and decided to have a go while no-one else was there. Later on there are lots of helpers but also lots of other models and people standing everywhere. It could have worked well but the first attempt ended with a collision into one of the goal posts and a caved in wing Angry Sad. I could have tried it again but I knew the front spar was broken and I didn't want to risk more damage so it stayed in the box. I don't think I was the best company for the rest of the day Embarrassed..... sorry Pete and anyone else who was there.

There is another meeting at the Velodrome in Feb so I will try again then.

In the meantime I have done the wing repair and made new wheels.
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« Reply #168 on: December 25, 2019, 02:38:56 PM »

Glad you’ve got it repaired already, Tim. Very nicely done! As we know, crashing at the Velodrome is an important step on the trimming road so it’s good that you got it out of the way.  Roll Eyes
We’ll make sure there are plenty of catchers for you in Feb. New wheels look great too.
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« Reply #169 on: December 26, 2019, 06:02:18 AM »

I got there early and decided to have a go while no-one else was there.

Not quite right.  I was there!  I was at right angles to the "take off" direction ready to field it on the first low turn. 

Sadly it didn't get off the ground.  I have a video but it is X rated and not for publication.  Shocked

Pleased to see that repairs are well on the way.  It looks a difficult subject to get trimmed and fly indoors. 

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« Reply #170 on: December 26, 2019, 07:15:12 AM »

Sorry Ralph, I should’ve mentioned you! It’s a big space for just one catcher.

I know why it didn’t get off the ground. Looking at it while putting it away I noticed some down elevator had appeared. I was in a rush thinking that the hordes were going to arrive any minute. My fault entirely as I should have checked everything before winding.
My first boss 40 years ago always used to say  “more haste, less speed”. I still need to learn that...... Embarrassed
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« Reply #171 on: December 26, 2019, 01:13:51 PM »

Tim
Keep trying you were so close at Nijmegen, it will work and when it does it will be a delight to see.
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« Reply #172 on: December 26, 2019, 01:47:50 PM »

Very neat repair. It sounds like you are very close to making this the one to beat. I look forward to seeing it flying

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« Reply #173 on: December 29, 2019, 02:42:29 PM »

Repair complete and ready to go again! Why does paint from another tin never look the same as previous applications even when they are supposed to be the same?
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« Reply #174 on: December 29, 2019, 11:28:34 PM »

Nice repair Tim - it looks more authentic now as this obviously happened on route around the world. Smiley

Good luck with the trimming.

John

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