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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2018, 07:31:17 PM »

...Note to self: Remember to add windscreens before finally mounting wings!

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2018, 05:33:28 PM »

Nearly there!

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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2018, 06:04:02 PM »

Looking great Dan  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2018, 06:09:59 PM »

Cheers Russ! Very pleased with it so far. I'm bound to stick a finger through it or drop it before it's finished. I'm great at stuff like that... I've just got to finish the u/c, print the reg. for the rudder and wait for the "Moth" logo decals for the forward fus to arrive. Plus the rigging, of course!

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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2018, 06:57:51 AM »

...And the windscreens that I STILL forgot to do before gluing the wing on.

Sigh.

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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2018, 02:56:37 PM »

Rigging done! Not a great pic, but you can see the effect of the silver beading elastic.

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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2018, 03:30:20 PM »

That's highly effective, Dan! Whole model looks great. I ordered the same stuff on Ebay after you recommended it, but no sign of it yet.
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2018, 03:31:02 PM »

Very nice, but I still don’t see that wind screen?!  Wink

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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2018, 03:53:59 PM »

Nope! They'll probably be next...

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« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2018, 05:14:02 AM »

Windscreens finally on! all that remains to be done is a bit more paint spraying for the intakes on the cowl and the dummy horns and cables for the tail control surfaces. These are shown on the plan, so I won't lose any marks in Kit Scale.

132g so far. Quite pleased with that as it's a lot more airframe than the Cub (113g) and a lot more wing area! The Cub was nice and slow, so I'm hoping this will be similar. Lower loading and bucketfulls of drag should help...

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« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2018, 04:49:37 AM »

You do build lovely stuff Dan Cool
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« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2018, 12:29:45 PM »

Thank you kind sir!

Today's progress limited to finally gluing rudder on and adding tailskid. After a week on nights; I'm off down the boozer...

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« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2018, 02:33:46 PM »

After a week on nights; I'm off down the boozer...

Enjoy!  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2018, 04:38:40 PM »

Ooooh I did, thanks Jon!

Everything done apart from the "Moth" logos, which are still in the post. I may do some instrument panels, too. None shown on plan, so I dunno how I'd go under KS rules, but it would look so much better than bare balsa.

134g all up. Pleased with that for a 30" Bipe!

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« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2018, 07:02:50 PM »

Glad you enjoyed a scoop or two!

Fantastic Dan, really lovely neat work as always..

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« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2018, 07:06:24 PM »

Very nice indeed, Dan! Your models have real style. I agree that a dial or two would add a lot to the cockpits, so hope you go for it. I can't imagine KS judges would object. After all, if they're just paper dashboards then they're essentially just markings or decals aren't they?
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« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2018, 09:20:41 PM »

Hi Dan.  What a gorgeous color scheme, and engine and rigging and spoke wheels!     Shocked Roll Eyes   I also have that  30"  Dumas  "DH 60 Gypsy Moth" kit.  After looking at yours, it might go to the top of the list.   Kudos.

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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2018, 05:45:12 AM »

Thanks all for the kind words! I'll get the last bits of spraying done on the noseblock today. The CG looks just about spot on with the big lump of CO2 motor up front. I dread to think how much ballast a rubber version would need...

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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2018, 07:13:25 AM »

 Belated “Looks great” Don,  and in this case the pristine finish is absolutely appropriate.  Normally I don’t go for that “look” preferring authenticity!

Now a comment you made above about what the plan shows etc. gave me a thought.

I like to put a bit of detail at least on my models but in kit scale this can of course work against you. And it suddenly dawned - what about a Midkiff kit or another of the “cottage industry” models produced by rather be people.

Most if not all of Mikes plans plans show a lot of detail.  They are part kits, or like me you can just buy the plan. Anyway the point is, kit or plan you have quite a bit of scope to embellish your model.  More so than many kits I think.  But that said I would hate to see this class moving away from the original concept.
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« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2018, 08:48:09 AM »

I read a lot about this "kit scale" but could someone help out a good ol' Texas boy and explain the basic rules for me? I think I get so far that you have to build from a kit exactly the way the kit directs you to, right?
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« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2018, 09:24:08 AM »

Built from a kit or kit plan. Allowed mods are power source, wheels and moving rubber peg location. Any deviations other than those are penalised; as is a fully painted finish. That's it in a nutshell!

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« Reply #46 on: May 27, 2018, 10:03:55 AM »

Thanks Dan. Sounds fair enough. Here in the US, we devised yet another category of model building called simplified scale. This is an attempt to allow simple renditions of real models to enter into a class of their own without going through any kind of rigorous review by judges or other "authorities". It seems to be gaining in popularity because it is lowest on the contest stress level.
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« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2018, 10:38:09 AM »

Sounds very similar to Kit Scale. The only documentation needed is the plan and some proof of colour scheme. Doesn't even have to be an actual scheme as long as it's decorated in "an appropriate manner". Kit scale allows you to build as nice a model as you can without having to assemble the reams of documentation that are needed for an open class model.

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« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2018, 01:50:08 PM »

Rich, Kit Scale also sets a reasonably achievable standard (especially for those who still work full-time and/or have other commitments - like me!) so that people can at least experience entering competitions with proven (kit) designs.  I understand that it was also first conceived as an entry-ramp in the expectation that some would naturally then progress to the open classes.  It has however certainly proved extremely popular in its own right, with typically 25-30 entries in each year's Nationals.

For me it captures the spirit of stick and tissue aero-modelling as I knew it as a kid in the 70s... but this time with models that are more crisply and accurately made and which stand a chance of putting in a decent performance ROG indoors!  The min flight time is just ten seconds (fifteen for the open classes) with flight scores based on the quality and realism of the different flight phases - so despite the slightly lower standard expected in terms of static, there is still much to aim for in terms of performance.

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« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2018, 08:02:29 AM »

Last bit of paint on noseblock. I couldn't resist tarting up the prop while I was at it! That's it until Moth logos arrive...

Cheers,

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