Here is a list of all the postings Cliff Bastow has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Lidl Sander|
Bought one today and already used, seems good for the money.
|Thread: Connie are you to much for me?|
With work completed on my HE111 until the spares become available I have returned to Connie.
The first of the cowls and air scoops covered in brown paper.
Once this has dried a light sanding will be needed before paint. just three more to make now!
|Thread: From Lysander to Lightning|
Daughter bought me this for Xmas, Very good read. A brilliant if sometimes difficult man. A sad twist at the end.
|Thread: FMS Typhoon|
Test flew this today, only one word to describe it, nice! No issues with nose over and cg felt spot on at 60mm.
Did need quite a bit of left aileron trim but apart from that it was fine. Very stable.
Looked great in the air epecialy on fast straffing runs!
After all the advice on here, I have packed out the back of the uc mounts to tilt the wheels forwards slightly.
As regards the cg, all the wisdom online suggests that 45mm from the leading edge as given in the manual is wrong and 65mm is a better bet. Still had to add some noseweight to achive this.
Will do, feeling a bit under the weather at moment with man flu! but as soon as I feel better and the weather obliges I will be test flying.
My wife and kids bought me this for Xmas.
Always been one of my favorite aircraft. The model is lovely, really nicely made. The quickest ARTF I have ever done, about half an hour to have flight ready. Screw on the Tailplanes and connect pre-fitted linkages. Fit your RX and set rates and you are ready to go.
One really nice touch is this removable battery tray.
You can fit the battery outside the plane, then it slides in on rails and locks into place.
I am going to have to paint those exhausts though!
Edited By Cliff Bastow on 18/01/2018 18:49:31
|Thread: Blackhorse Heinkel He 111|
Fuselage repairs have been completed, She is just waiting for new nose glazing now. this is listed on the Ripmax website but does not seem to be available yet.
The box I have built under the pilots feet is to enable the batteries to go further forwards to help with the cg.
I also have to order 2 new spinners as the originals were smashed in the crash.
Edited By Cliff Bastow on 17/01/2018 15:23:30
All the repairs to the wings are complete. not as pretty as it once was but still it will fly again.
unfortunately when removing the masking tape I discovered it pulled off large areas of the lacquer that must have been on the green areas!
Here are the nacelles after spraying. Not really the right shade of blue, its not green enough but was the closest match I could get.
Thanks for that, I had actually seen them, they are not in the best condition and there has been more damage done to one since the original listing. Still may be useful but is a long way away from me and the seller dosent seem willing to post even though I have asked.
Thanks again Cliff.
Here are all the nacelle parts primed. Overall quite pleased with how they have turned out, A few small blemishes that could possibly be removed with more filler and work but I think they will do.
I always amazes me , you think they are lovely and smooth but as soon as you apply paint they look like the surface of the moon!
Luckily all the damage seems to be on the blue portions so only one color to try and match.
well having had a look inside I cant see any damage and there does not seem to be anything loose inside the wing, so it just seems to be cracks in the skinning and leading edge. Nothing some glue wont sort out. The covering wont look so pretty but still.
As far as the u/c mounting goes I will just fill in the missing areas with some liteply and there is room on the other side to glue in a couple of bits of hardwood for the screws to bite into.
I think in general I have been very lucky! Thanks mainly to the very soft ground at the time of the crash!
Edited By Cliff Bastow on 15/12/2017 08:39:35
Things are not so good on the port one however,
Once again firewall is out in one piece.
The leading edge is damaged and split, looks like it has all been pushed back a bit.
And there is this nasty crack in the top surface.
I worry a bit about what internal damage has been done.
repair of this is not going to be so easy with the printed cover.
The uc mounting is also damaged.
Then there is this tear in the lower covering.
This is actually over where the fuel tank would go on the IC version. Not easy to repair again because of the covering.
These mouldings are actually supplied in the kit for the IC version so I suppose I could fit them as a last resort.
I have moved on to having a look at the wings,
The Stbd one is not too bad, the firewall has been ripped out but in one piece so should go back in ok.
The uc mounting is actually ok, just the wire leg that was bent.
The small holes either side of the nacelle are where the fixing screws for the cowlings were ripped out, so just a piece of ply glued in underneath will suffice.
Some Isopon and lots of sanding on the outside and they are about ready for paint.
I have got to try and match the colour now!
Repairs have gone well to the nacelles, First time I have used glasscloth and epoxy, but it was not to difficult to use.
On examination the damage to the fuselage is not as bad as first thought. This former in front of the battery hatch was split right across and the top half came away. but it was a clean break and in one piece so easy to re glue back in. The small cracks visible in the corners will be covered by the back of the cockpit roof when re attached so not visible anyway.
|Thread: Sign of the times - funnies|
I went to the shop on my bike yesterday and bought a bottle of whiskey, then I thought to myself, if I fall off on the way home I will smash the bottle, so I drank it outside the shop. Good job I did because I fell off 7 times on the way home!
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