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Member postings for Cliff 1959

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Thread: Boddington Mannock Biplane Acquisition Introduction
02/02/2020 19:07:44

When I saw this model at a swap meet I didn't know what it was but I was taken with the 'crudeness', typical of a WW1 fighter, it turned out to be a David Boddington design from the 80's, built to last! Anyway she's been abandoned at some stage and parts have gone missing but now she's gone to a loving home and it's only a matter of time before she'll feel the wind beneath her wings. I will be documenting the completion starting with this introduction, be sure to subscribe to follow the shortish journey.

Thread: Making holes through your ribs!
02/02/2020 15:36:29

Ok, thanks for all your ideas, I've slept on it and the job is now done, I'll keep you all in suspense until I've uploaded that part of the build video, you won't have to wait long I promise except to say I'm pleased with the result as I used something I bought some time ago for a totally different purpose!

01/02/2020 21:55:10

Wing ribs, that is!

I've acquired a part-finished plane. The wings are covered in nylon. The tip ailerons are cut-out (and missing!) from the wing. I don't know how the original builder intended to activate them, they're too far out for torque rods as well.

I plan on using individual servos as is the modern practice, but how am I going to make holes through the ribs for the servo wires?

The only way I can think of, unless you know a cunning way? is to remove some covering from the angled wing-tip and slowly cut a hole through each rib using a sharpened tube which will need to be about 30in in length and hope it doesn't go off course too much.

Don't you just love these little challenges?

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
01/02/2020 20:34:56

My Guillow's Nieuport 11 rc conversion waiting for a good maiden opportunity.


Thread: From a Wing to a Disc
30/01/2020 09:05:40

That's right Peter, I built something similar in the 70's out of one inch foam covered in brown paper and then silver film, it was very strong and so docile to fly you could have learnt on it, that one had an OS40 up front.

29/01/2020 21:54:56

I've replaced the wings with a disc, it seems to glide ok, so roll in the next indoor session.

Thread: How to remove warp in wings
28/01/2020 09:13:55

I'll definitely give it a go, I didn't realise the dope would soften. I didn't fancy trying to remove it. Actually the top wing is painted both sides so I'll have to play it by ear, thanks for your advice, I'll report back how I get on.

27/01/2020 22:22:20

Thanks Brian, great idea, I used a heat gun on my film-covered Camel wing but then you're basically resetting the film and, by default, it pulls the wing into a new twist.

I wouldn't have thought about trying it on a doped wing as I wouldn't have expected the nylon to unstick allowing the wing to find a new position, or am I over-thinking this?

27/01/2020 20:59:58

I picked up an unfinished DB Mannock last week, both wings have a large twist in one panel, they are both finished in doped nylon, one wing is painted in matt paint.

Any ideas on how I can get the warps out without having to try and strip the nylon?


Thread: Guillow's RC Conversion Complete
27/01/2020 19:55:53
The final video before the maiden, I'm quite pleased as she's turned out. All the specs. are at the end of the video for those who are interested. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe to see the maiden flight.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 27/01/2020 19:56:14

Thread: Cog problem with foam board Versa Sorted!
26/01/2020 15:50:17

A good solution Bob, let's hope it's not too vulnerable. wink

Thread: Connecting Push Rods on Small Models
26/01/2020 15:49:07

This is how I do it, it's not my idea just that someone asked me to show them!

Thread: Sorting a CoG issue, Lidl glider RC conversion with crashes!
26/01/2020 15:24:24

I put a couple of cut-off pins glued into the foam at the CG, makes it easy to locate.

Thread: Guillow's Radio Control Conversion Part 13
25/01/2020 19:46:57

It's getting close now, the Maiden that is, at last she's starting to look more like a plane!

Thread: 7 Day challenge Nigel Hawes 30" Tucano...............
22/01/2020 16:45:35

Well done Martin, we all knew you could do it, congrats.

Thread: DB Major Mannock
21/01/2020 10:01:50

Hi Geoff, guess what I've just acquired? It's three quarters finished so a bit to do but you mentioned your keeping yours electric after all. I was wondering what your setup is? Any details would be helpful

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 21/01/2020 10:02:14

Thread: Hobby Annual 1927 Aeroplane Book Review
19/01/2020 22:44:46

I found this Hobby Annual from 1927 and immediately went to the model aeroplane section, here is what I found, enjoy and comment if you feel the urge, it'll be fun to know what you think?

Thread: Guillow's Nieuport 11 Radio Control Conversion Part 12
18/01/2020 15:45:24

The fuselage is covered in this video and she's starting to look like a plane at last!

Thread: Guillow's Nieuport 11 Radio Control Conversion Part 11
16/01/2020 20:10:06

The build's coming along nicely, in this video I finally fit the undercarriage.

Thread: Guillow's Radio Control Conversion Nieuport 11 Part 10
14/01/2020 16:00:13

That's nice Simon, I did think about making it spin but I just want to finish it sooner than later (Spring's coming soon).

I've built a couple of the Microace's kits and their engines spin on a copper tube on the drive shaft, this means the engine isn't directly attached so spins a little slower but you'd never notice! Quite clever really.

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