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Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
01/12/2015 21:51:13


01/12/2015 21:41:39

Then made 2 left hand sides by epoxying one of the attachments wrong way round having soldered nut in place... Dohhhhh! Managed to unsolder and re-do on correct side without destroying epoxy bond.... As below.

01/12/2015 21:30:50

Finally decided to keep the interplane strut attachments as per the plan.... Spent too long fiddling with ball and sockets... Think the suggested method is significantly lighter and more robust.... Ah well.... We all like to learn the hard way!

13/11/2015 14:26:17

Hi Bob,

Still working on mine. Been away on detachment for a few weeks so have been unable to progress. But hopefully get started again this weekend. Just have to insert interplane strut fixings to complete lower wing. Then can crack on with upper. Lucky to find the other 'scout' kits. I would love to find the Flair Bristol Fighter as next project... But NIB they are even more rare than rocking horse droppings!!

25/09/2015 23:50:33

Still playing with ideas for scale ball and socket interplane strut connections but i guess sometimes the simplest method is best! 6ba bolts seem a bit excessive though. LOL.

25/09/2015 21:27:35


Wings look awesome with your saw tooth sheeting. Hope mine look as neat.

22/09/2015 22:14:15

Any sign of maiden yet Bob???

22/09/2015 22:12:59

Managed to get some time and renewed impetus to continue with lower wing. Decided to adopt the saw tooth leading edge sheeting as per the real ac. Still to be attached as I need to add interplane strut attachments first.


13/09/2015 00:21:41

Hi Bob,

looking forward to photos of maiden flight. I reckon mid point should be fine. About to complete lower wing of mine. v slow progress.

01/09/2015 23:42:21

Brilliant job Bob. Really looks the part and luv the prop (just for static or flying too?). And just when I thought my build was catching up!!!laugh

Im sure the maiden will go well. But best of luck anyway. Looking forward to the photos in due course.

Thread: No more Flair SE5a?
31/08/2015 21:49:39

Anyone still looking for a Flair SE5a kit..... Balsa Cabin had one on their stall at the Nationals this weekend. Don't think it sold. So if you can't get one from elsewhere, touch base with Balsa Cabin.

Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
03/08/2015 19:26:07

Whilst viewing a few You tube videos of Flair models flying, I came across one of the Bristol Fighter and got side tracked. Looks a beautiful kit too..... but I guess its out of production??? Anyone know if its still available? I know.....finish this one first but always nice to have next project in mind!!!

03/08/2015 19:13:41

Thanks Rob,

Off on Sqn detachment so not had time to do anything to the model for last week. Have just bought a large board though. So I can start on the wings next week. Will be really interested to see your report on the performance of the OS 52 when you eventually get it airborne.

22/07/2015 22:07:55

Early stage of tail skid design. Brass or aluminium cross bar for the springs. They will attach to bracket at top of skid (eventually) rather than to tube drilled through skid. At lower end will be a brass bracket with centre pin, drilled though brass tail post. The brass pull-pull end is simply there right now as template to experiment with geometry. I knew there would be a use for the discarded rear fuselage frame!!


22/07/2015 21:45:42

I think the weight addition of adding the 3 stringers should be negligible, especially as the scale profile used less of the ply sheet. Just need to convince myself now that the sprung tail skid is also weightless!

22/07/2015 21:24:40


22/07/2015 21:12:09

Rear decking applied. took several attempts to get it positioned absolutely right. Leave overnight for the wood glue to harden properly.


21/07/2015 18:26:04

I liked the quote I saw beneath someone's signature block last night on another forum. Quote:.....'It ain't broke until you can't fix it any more!'

21/07/2015 18:16:58


An '80' up front??! i bet it climbed vertically with that and performed prop hangs like a 3D machine. Not exactly scale but it would bring a smile to your face!! devil

20/07/2015 23:31:38

Better photo of the stringers positioning.


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