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: R.A.F. At 100|
I enjoyed it and thought the presenters did a good job. Not much new information for me but it stirred some memories. Seeing the workshops at RAF Halton again where I did my technical training was especially moving. Cliff Spink was the station commander at RAF Conningsby when I was stationed there and he awarded me my medals for the first Gulf war!
|Thread: Yet another request for model identification.|
That is great chaps, many thanks for the help.
Thanks for that Denis, I am not sure the wheels are original as they look to big to me but not sure.
I was given this recently, does anyone have any ideas what it might be and is it based on any full size aircraft please.
|Thread: Connie are you to much for me?|
Well I have done all the windows and doors on one side using lining tape. A bit of a laborious job to be honest but worth it in the end. Just got the other side to do now!
Now I only have to do the QANTAS lettering and the flying kangaroo logo and registration No on the fins and make and fit the windscreen from the foam plug visible in the photo and the fuselage will be done at last!
Thanks all for the kind words, she is a bit rougher in some places than I would like but still pleased with her so far,
I have added the white line between the red and silver with lining tape on one side and started on the windows.
I have finally started to add some colour to the fuselage, I have decided on a Quantas livery.
I really need a bigger workshop!
|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.
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