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Thread: One ninth of a Canberra
15/08/2015 23:36:00

This is the closest I could get to a raspberry ripple Cranberry. I now need to bleach my eyes.


15/08/2015 23:21:55

Andy Blackburn, him who designed this plan, and thoroughly top spiffing chap, has not only redesigned the wings to work better at x2 scale, but also printed me off a set of double sized wing rib patterns ! To ice the cake, he even delivered them personally to me on his new Triumph Bonneville (which I am not jealous of in any way incidentally)

You meet the most fabulous people through this hobby, you really do

The re-designed wing is an Eppler 205 centre section and Clark Y outer panels. This makes the whole wing flat bottomed, which for an intermediate builder like myself is ace.

So, I've spent some quality time with my band saw. Did I say I've got a band saw ? I might have mentioned I have a band saw. I like my band saw. I may have mentioned that.


14/08/2015 23:04:35

The colour scheme jury is still out at the mo, possibly light stone, maybe sea grey/dark green camo, maybe silver ... I'm sure it will emerge with time !

Knocked up some tailplane halves. 2.4 mm skin over 3.2 mm ribbing. Nice and light ! My regular slope is Ivinghoe Beacon, the big slopes like the Orme are a very rare treat, so this things gotta be light. I'm aiming for under 12 lbs, so that's an airframe weight of under 10 lbs plus the inevitable lump of 24 carat lead up front.

Tailplane halves have significant dihedral, so have to be built in two halves with an angled ply joiner inserted vertically. I'm trying to make them with elevators that I can cut out, so trailing edge is elevated by half the rib width. Havn't tried that before .....


14/08/2015 12:46:05
Saw pics of your Cranberry Matt and that was one of my influences ! 110 inches though, that's a fuselage over 9 feet long ! Sheesh ! How do you transport that thing ??
14/08/2015 12:26:07

Even though the fuselage is round, its a complex curve on both ends, so the most realistic and cheapest option for this size is planking. Some people hate planking, others love it. I'm somewhere in the middle, but do enjoy seeing beautiful curved shapes emerge from flat balsa.

I'm building the fuselage in two halves split vertically, like a giant easter egg. At this scale there is always a bit of shape variance from the plan. Therefore, I build one half as accurately as I can, and then draw around it to use as a template for the second half. This will hopefully minimise differences when they are mated together.



14/08/2015 11:45:58

Fuselage is conveniently round, which makes knocking out the formers something my mum could do after her evenings sherry ration. Made by laminating two sheets of 1/8 balsa together with their grain at 90 degrees to each other.

I've got a band saw How anyone survives without one is beyond me ! One should be issued to every child on their 5th birthday.




14/08/2015 11:32:13

This is how Austerity PSS starts.

A plan ponced off a mate, an Airfix kit from Ebay, a kids geometry set and a roll of cheap wallpaper.


14/08/2015 11:29:35

I had to spend the monthly dog food budget on Glue.


14/08/2015 11:27:40

Welcome to my first attempt at a build log.

If you're looking for beautiful model that looks like its been carved by Michelangelo, and painted by Salvador Dali, then take a look at Matt Jones Sea Vixen.

If you want to watch an English Electric Cranberry evolve on the cheap from a pile of old balsa wood and a gallon of PVA, then look 'ere

The subject is a Cranberry B2 built from the most excellent plan from Andy Blackburn. Only doubled in size (obviously) to make it 86 inches span. This will involve quite a bit of jiggling about, and rethinking how to do things along the way.

One more thing - I bought a new house recently and the modelling budget is up there with the Greek deficit. Consequently, this project is Austerity PSS !

On with the first photo .... The classic 'before' shot .....









Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 14/08/2015 11:28:05

Thread: PSS Tornado F.3
26/03/2015 22:01:29
Nice nozzles ! Are they 3D printed ? What's the weight like ?
Thread: Andy's Partly-Retrospective PSS Jet Provost Build
25/03/2015 20:27:28

Superb repair skills there ! In some ways it's nice when they get beaten up a bit, it removes some of the stress of flying them to an extent. I've had planes that have been flown inside out, and owe me nothing ! On balance they are the most relaxing to fly.

Anyway ... back to the Tonka now ?

Thread: PSS Tornado F.3
09/03/2015 15:39:45
How the Heck do you get those balsa edges so sharp ? Makes me sick

Magnets - I discovered them a while ago and swear by them. Use them for engine pods, hatches, turrets and all sorts. I go for strong-uns though, normally 10mm x 4mm. I get them from next day delivery and cheaper than Maplins.
05/03/2015 21:46:34

The 'comedy scale' Lanc is all ready to rock - waiting for the right weather to maiden it .... thats assuming I can lug the thing up the hill ... hmmmmm


05/03/2015 20:35:46

Ahhhh Andy, that quest for perfection of yours is a curse isn't it Sadly I'm blessed with nothing more than mediocre, and am more than happy to settle for average on a good day

The Luftwaffe Petrol Lighter !!! It's going well. This is a PSS Heinkel He 177 project that Andy has kindly attributed that moniker to hahaha ! Very nearly finished the fuzz, I treated myself to an Airbrush, don't know how I lived without one for so long ?!


01/03/2015 10:52:37
Ouch, I feel your pain I have the same problem with my PSS Heinkel elevators. Tried the damp it/flatten it/dry it approach with no success. Final hope is to tissue & Poly C it whilst forceing it flat. If that doesn't work ..... back to the building board
19/02/2015 22:29:58
Thanks for the pics of the whole airframe, I've got my 'bearings' now ! What is balsa cement like for planking compared with aliphatic ?
16/02/2015 23:05:44
Damn nice building ! I'm having trouble getting my bearings right though - Could you put a pic up of the whole airframe ?
Thread: Cambria models Funfighters
26/01/2015 21:30:08
Hi Daren,

Brilliant thread, and great to see some new blood and enthusiasm in the kit market.

Fabulous idea for the PSS conversion too ! I've tried other kits for PSS and it's always pot luck if they go well off the slope or not. Some basic conversion instructions to build a proven slope model is a great idea.
Thread: PSS Tornado F.3
11/01/2015 23:07:55
Very impressive work, and a very well spent Christmas break ! Looking forward to seeing it come together.
03/01/2015 10:41:41
Very good looking wing. If all else were to fail, you have a nice Zagi there (apologies for the profanity there)

Looking at the scale photo, my (poor) eye is drawn to the wing root fairings. With wings fully extended these are a very noticeable part of the overall planform. On your wing position tests, these roots are not easily visible on the plan, and could possibly make a difference to the overall visual perception ?
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