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« Reply #100 on: July 05, 2016, 08:53:07 PM »

Hi Russ,

Somehow I missed your update pic.  Very, very nice work but management says your break is over............. Grin Grin

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« Reply #101 on: January 31, 2017, 05:40:56 PM »

Yes, it's still moving!
I have rewound the clock to about 2011 ... including forum name in an attempt to capture something I felt I had more of then (mainly enthusiasm!)
Building now as a sport model ... it seems to be moving along so much better.
Debating the colour scheme ... I have a scheme in mind that might try 'on the way' to the proper one!

Only a phone camera pic in the half light.
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« Reply #102 on: January 31, 2017, 07:21:50 PM »

Shifting towards the colour scheme of a little known fighter bomber Ace .... Major I. Kilmeister of MH.1 gruppe.
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« Reply #103 on: January 31, 2017, 07:47:19 PM »

Nice scheme - I like all the red trim.
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« Reply #104 on: February 01, 2017, 04:32:45 PM »

Thanks Mkelly ... part of it is imaginary, not sure if I will go with that part yet!
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« Reply #105 on: February 01, 2017, 04:34:05 PM »

Pilot suitably altered ....  Wink
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« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2017, 04:40:04 PM »

Very impressive - I'm glad this is on the assembly line again.

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« Reply #107 on: February 01, 2017, 04:54:56 PM »

Thanks John .. as soon as the weather picks up and the ground dries, this is going to fly! Just a glide with the prop replaced with weight for a start, but it is going to take to the air this year!
It's been laying around too long ... I'll finish it properly once flown.
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« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2017, 07:51:13 PM »

I had the airbrush out today and ... well ... as much as I wanted to finish the model in black tissue first, I had a 'waft' around in a couple of places just to see how it looked when the stringers started to disappear.
Glad I did really, because things were smoother than expected in most places ... will still just do a basic spray job before test glides though.
Still not covered the wings ... still fretting over whether or not to beef up inboard of the UC fixings towards the wing centre.
Will perhaps add a web and a couple of fillets or so?
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« Reply #109 on: February 04, 2017, 04:45:15 PM »

Decided to infill the bay between the wing root and UC location, 'just in case'.

Four more main bits of tissue and then I'll give it a test glide ... gulp .. after all this time this moment has become a bit of a shock.
Will just tape some bits in place for now .... I just want to have it flown in some way.
Once I've broken this 'bogey', then I can get it finished up and start on the other 'long termer', the Zep Lindau CS-1
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« Reply #110 on: February 04, 2017, 05:52:35 PM »

FF as it seems that you are going to fly with the UC I was wondering if you had considered a removeable one and flying with out it to save damage?

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« Reply #111 on: February 04, 2017, 06:07:18 PM »

John ... yes, the UC is removable. I will try it first without the UC, but I am just thinking to the future when the UC will be in place.
I am trying a torsion tube arrangement with 'sacrificial' location plate ... I'm hoping that this plate will hold the UC in the right place under normal loads, but give way in a crash situation.

The plate is held in place with a retaining screw ... you can just see the  hole for the screw in this shot.

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« Reply #112 on: February 04, 2017, 06:13:31 PM »

An earlier shot with the basic UC in place .... I realise now that I have only posted one previous photo with the UC in clear view.
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« Reply #113 on: February 05, 2017, 04:51:19 AM »

Good to see this one coming on Russ - looks ace!  Smiley
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« Reply #114 on: February 05, 2017, 07:05:48 AM »

Top notch work. Smiley

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« Reply #115 on: February 05, 2017, 08:19:00 AM »

It's looking great, Russ. Looking forward to seeing it fly.
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« Reply #116 on: February 05, 2017, 03:16:44 PM »

Thanks all  Smiley

Now that I'm going 'straight to spray', the dark tissue overlaps are not such an issue.
This spurred me on to get the wings covered.
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« Reply #117 on: February 05, 2017, 03:21:14 PM »

Not shown the motor yet as I remember?
I'm hoping to form a slide in tray that will carry the Zombie and battery .... as I have seen Peter Smart do at least a few times.
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« Reply #118 on: February 06, 2017, 01:50:46 PM »

This happened sooner than expected ... the Fw190 took to the air today.
I wouldn't say that it flew, but it did take to the air.
Elevating myself to the Top Ten of Aeromodellers today ....... Top Ten of Idiot Aeromodellers I should say!  Roll Eyes (some would say I was there already  Grin )
It was too windy, the ground was too wet and the long grass was more like spiky thistle ... I had to give it a go though.
I put the equivalent in weight to the motor up front ... I just wanted to see how far off the CG was.
Couldn't really tell much at all in the conditions, but it was rolling in to the left ... more roll than tip stall I thought.
I tweaked the aileron slightly and it did land level ... too blustery to tell if it was stalling or diving, so I cut short the idiocy before I did any damage.
Just from that last little glide I would hazard a guess that it's not that far off balance-wise.
Weight inc. nose weight was 66g ... not the lightest but still below 1g per sq. inch.
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« Reply #119 on: February 07, 2017, 12:05:01 PM »

Love the obscure colour scheme, Russ. He was definitely more of a "Bomber"...

Cheers,

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« Reply #120 on: February 07, 2017, 04:51:11 PM »

Phew Dan ... I had my money on you or Rich getting the 'joke' much earlier!  Roll Eyes
I might bottle it and go for the proper one again .... my 'non-competitive mind' seems to get competitive again from time to time.
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« Reply #121 on: February 07, 2017, 04:58:18 PM »

With the conditions being less 'idiotic' today, I took the model out for a couple more test glides.
A proper glide this time ... surprisingly slow too. The CG does look to be about right, but I will tweak it once the paint has gone on.
The small adjustment of the aileron seems to have eliminated the roll.

More wafting of paint ... the underside has about the right density now.
The black tissue seems to help well with putting just the right amount of paint on ... all paint so far has only added just over a gram.
Cockpit area not detailed and sealed up yet ... so no paint around there.

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« Reply #122 on: February 08, 2017, 02:54:58 AM »

Oh dear - sorry Russ. Don't know how I missed that, must've not opened the enlarged view.

Things are looking really good and I love that first good glide feeling...
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« Reply #123 on: February 08, 2017, 04:00:30 AM »

Very nice Focke Wulf!

Good to know, that it looks promising in the air. I never try to fly my planes before finishing.... Maybe I should start with it.
What's the idea behind it? If your plane persistently refuse to fly, will you never finish it?
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« Reply #124 on: February 08, 2017, 04:23:29 AM »

Roman that is an interesting observation and one I debate a lot. I have now come to the conclusion that for me it is best to get to a basic finish level but not do markings and detail then start the trimming. My reasoning is the model is lighter and will bounce better. Also once the trim is established the effect of weight gain can be established. The weight gain of repairs can sometimes change flying characteristics usually not for the better. 
If any weak points show up the repairs are less difficult and vunerable detail is not knocked off or damaged. I have made on one occasion a new tailplane because there was too much weight added to the nose.
In the case of a CO2 powered Comper when I finished a dummy Pobjoy radial engine it really hut to add weight to the tail but I had establshed initial trim with a basic but lighter engine and when the detail was added I started from a known point making the first flights in the new state much less stressful. That in turn lead to changes to reduce engine weight.
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