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McG 696904/01/2018 18:02:22
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... sjeesh, you are planning to build your Ghostrider in "2 or 3 weeks"... surprise

... and I will need 9 months to realize I'm not even close to finish the Vicomte? blush

Sometimes wondering if I'm really ready for this Class.

Cheers

Chris

john stones 104/01/2018 18:06:26
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Posted by McG 6969 on 04/01/2018 18:02:22:

... sjeesh, you are planning to build your Ghostrider in "2 or 3 weeks"... surprise

... and I will need 9 months to realize I'm not even close to finish the Vicomte? blush

Sometimes wondering if I'm really ready for this Class.

Cheers

Chris

Chuckle...are they ready for you. face 1

Tis a joke don't be offended. wink

McG 696904/01/2018 18:21:33
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They very probably aren't really 'ready for me', John. angel

But then Danny can throw some board erasers anytime in his Class...

Talking about 'board erasers', when are you going to start getting glue to some wooden bits of your GTC... ??? devil

Cheers

Chris

Martian05/01/2018 15:17:36
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Posted by McG 6969 on 04/01/2018 18:02:22:

... sjeesh, you are planning to build your Ghostrider in "2 or 3 weeks"... surprise

... and I will need 9 months to realize I'm not even close to finish the Vicomte? blush

Sometimes wondering if I'm really ready for this Class.

Cheers

Chris

To be fair to you Chris the Ghostrider is an easy build whereas the Vicomte is more complex

McG 696905/01/2018 22:21:48
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I have no idea regarding the difficulty of the Ghostrider, Martian.

But I really hope the Vicomte isn't that "complex".

I had a 'very deep' analyse of the drawings and indeed it seems to be needing an 'accurate' build. Of course it will be my first balsa 'bashing' build as well.

"Only time will tell, I guess".

Cheers

Chris

Martyn K06/02/2018 17:19:00
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Hi all

You may have noticed that Solarfilm have just about ceased trading for all their Solar* products. May be worthwhile grabbing some SolarTex while its still available.

Martyn

McG 696906/02/2018 18:32:07
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Hi Martyn & all,

I've been reading Mr Ashby's letter regarding the unfortunate cease of trading of Solarfilm.

I promptly went to the HK site to order some Solartex from the EU warehouse. Some colors - like the 'natural' - are already out of stock over there.

So, I would suggest to hurry about it if you need some.

Very bad news anyhow. It seems not to stop with those 'ceases of trading' in the modelling business. frown

Cheers

Chris

Rem Fodder12/02/2018 14:59:24
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For anyone interested, I had started this thread on RC Groups a while ago. My kit awaits its time in the build queue, but another fellow has started his.

This is the link: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2548913-Hawker-Fury-Mk-1

Cheers!

Danny Fenton13/02/2018 10:20:04
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Thanks Rem, I have subscribed to the page and will follow the build along. Interesting spar substitution.....

Cheers

Danny

Martian13/02/2018 13:58:55
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Has everyone managed to get their solartex

Silver Wolf13/02/2018 20:44:26
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I hope to be able to join this build if i can get the chippy ready for final paint. I am in the process of covering ailerons, flaps etc with silk over tissue. A lot more work involved however very pleased with the initial tissue covering.

If the covering goes well,there will be no need for solartex.

I think my area of future intrest is going to be WW1 so the fury build does appeal as a good stepping stone, especially with the guidance from Danny.

Regards

SW

Danny Fenton13/02/2018 21:33:02
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Excellent SW, can you show some pics of your silk over tissue? That's what I am planning for my Fury I have heard its normal tissue methods then thinned wallpaper paste the silk on to the tissue, sounds barbaric but is how the experts do it They say it looks like a disaster until it dries.

I think I will be learning quite a bit too, not really done a scale bipe, all that rigging, and silk over tissue as well. Should be real fun.

Cheers

Danny

Martian14/02/2018 15:34:30
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I've just managed to get 10 meters of solartex I'm horrified by its weight the roll weighs in at 700 grams

Danny Fenton14/02/2018 15:50:31
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The backing makes excellent plan protector BTW glue wont stick to it.

Martian, its not the lightest, nor adds any strength (but that applies to all iron on coverings) but it is very quick and easy to apply. Sure there is a weight penalty but its not that great IMO.

Martian14/02/2018 16:12:55
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thanks Danny that is reassuring . I was exploring the hard way using a polyester fabric trying to narrow down the must useful

Martyn K14/02/2018 16:14:43
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I bought 10m of Natural Solartex - (which I think is unpainted) - as I think I'll have to paint it anyway. I wouldn't expect to use more that 3-4 for this model (I hope)

Martyn

Martian14/02/2018 16:25:24
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Posted by Martyn K on 14/02/2018 16:14:43:

I bought 10m of Natural Solartex - (which I think is unpainted) - as I think I'll have to paint it anyway. I wouldn't expect to use more that 3-4 for this model (I hope)

Martyn

I think that is optimistic Martyn I reckoned on 4 m for the wings alone

Andy Sephton 114/02/2018 21:02:57
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My own experience of Solartex is that it's heavy, especially if you finish it with dope and some form of fuel proofing, as used to be recommended. Silk on tissue is significantly lighter.

Martin Fane15/02/2018 11:01:35
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Hi

Enquired with Sarik about the incorrectly sized aluminium spinners - they are not expecting replacement parts for at least 2 months sad

Jose L. G.15/02/2018 11:05:21
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img_20180120_184110.jpgHi.

I´ve made a silicon mould of the aluminium spinner and have made a carbon one to cut at the desired diameter

Edited By Jose L. G. on 15/02/2018 11:16:20

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