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« on: October 31, 2021, 09:01:23 AM »

I've begun construction on a Kingfisher for indoor scale and I'm looking for photos for a British version, wheeled undercart.
 I have a photo of the aircraft I like but there's a watermark across it and I can't make out the full registration number which is partially obscured by the tailplane.

The model is being built from a 150% scaled up peanut plan by Mike Stuart

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 09:43:54 AM »

From here, http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/h/947/9/0, it looks as though the Kingfishers bore FN series serial numbers. Nos 672, 678 having floats and 718 fitted with wheels.  The hint of the obscured letter suggests something with a straight edge, like an "F", so I'd guess FN656.  

The photos at the bottom of this page post seem to confirm this as the first of them looks like the photo. attached to your post.

http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71258
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 10:26:54 AM »

I think Lurk is right, possibly this? (In a different scheme).
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2021, 10:53:35 AM »

I always thought it was tempting fate to name an aircraft after a bird that dives beak-first into water.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2021, 11:09:29 AM »

I always thought it was tempting fate to name an aircraft after a bird that dives beak-first into water.
It's not as bad as 'Helldiver' then!
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2021, 11:54:13 AM »

Progress so far... what you see here weighs 13.6g.
Plenty of room to muck it up yet.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2021, 04:42:36 PM »

That I-beam wing spar adds a lot of rigidity and strength. Along with the diagonal bracing, it should be a very rigid wing. Whole thing looks great!!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2021, 12:22:34 PM »

Thanks both Kevin and Lurk, that's my documentation almost sorted.
I've been looking at the rulebook for indoor scale and I wonder if someone can clarify the "declaration form" for me.
When working out the wing loading, do we measure the full span including that part which is obscured by the fuselage?
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2021, 12:57:54 PM »

Gary, it's in the rule book here
 Section  6.1.1.12

https://britishmfa.sharepoint.com/sites/public/Rule%20Books/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2Fsites%2Fpublic%2FRule%20Books%2FRule%20Books%2F2021%20BMFA%20Scale%20Contest%20Rules%2Epdf&parent=%2Fsites%2Fpublic%2FRule%20Books%2FRule%20Books

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2021, 02:17:35 PM »

Thanks Bill, I must have scrolled straight past it.
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2021, 08:21:28 AM »

KF is mostly covered now and getting close to the painting stage.
 The correct colours, intermediate blue and gull grey are available in Tamiya spray cans. Does anyone have any experience of these or should I use good old Humbrol enamels?

Gary
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