Here is a list of all the postings Richard Mallam. has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI|
Danny / Chris,
Many thanks for info re aluminium foil / plotters etc.
Thanks Danny. Do you have a preference for a foil manufacturer - like for instance Flite Metal or something more basic from Hobby King?
Compared to most in this thread, I have a lot to learn......! So I am keen to understand what sort of plotter you use (re your last post) and how you manage to get the 'panel' effect.
Could you summarise?
Richard, many thanks - very helpful.
Your Fury looks great. Can I ask how you managed to get such a good finish. What materials did you use to cover in advance of using metal tape?
Thanks Danny. Am still not sure at the moment which way i'll go in terms of motor. If I go electric, I'll stick with the current laminated formers, but will use the thicker ply if I decide on IC.
My current preference is the latter - just like the noise!
Some pictures below. Am not sure that a 4mm former will be man enough?
Notwithstanding all of the above comprehensive discussion about ply, I would be interested to hear views on the ply (to be laminated) former (F1) firewall on the Fury as indicated on the plan and supplied in the woodpack from Sarik. For those who received their woodpacks from Sarik, will you be using this - or would standard (from Orbit) 6 mm light ply be preferable?
The ply in the pack is 2mm, laminated to make 4mm, whereas the plan itself suggests 6mm....
OK Danny - am sure that you are right. Does this have any implications for the build?
I concur with Martin's comments re the balsa in the pack.
The ply is all Birch and is either 1.5 or 3mm.
This is first post for me, so hello to all.
I picked up a set of plans / woodpack / cowl and spinner today from Sarik. From what I can see so far, all seems to be OK, except for the spinner which is clearly a bit oversize as it meets the cowl. Kevin has said that he is committed to finding a solution, but is away on leave at the moment.
I also bought a supply of sheet balsa and ply, which seemed to be good quality. Am told that they get it from SLEC.
They seem to be committed to continuing the Traplet business with no change. The original owner of Traplet seems to be still involved somehow.
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