Here is a list of all the postings Ray Wood 4 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: NEW POLL - Has home isolation prompted you to start trad' building?|
Yes gone back to the balsa sticks for a change, 52 years since I built my last KK Invader, most enjoyable 😀
Gypsy & Competitor next !!
Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 09/04/2020 20:19:47
|Thread: Pink and Purple Super Sixty|
Most of a Super 60 is 1/4"X1/4" square strip, well mine is
|Thread: Do you know what this BiPlane is!|
Yes that's what I nearly said 😀 I doubt it's a plan, it looks like a commercial design.
Does it have fuel staining, has it flown? With no cabane struts fitted Would be my observation.
Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 05/04/2020 21:25:55
|Thread: Light Relief|
If you haven't listened the BBC radio dramatisation of Len Deighton's book Bomber about the last flight of Lancaster O oranges in 1943, a radio epic of the early ninties, narrated by Tom Baker and starring Samuel West, told from both sides of the conflict, very moving, it's On YouTube.
It's a classic, and you can build at the same time 😀
|Thread: Will we continue to get the magazine (RCM&E)?|
A wrong assumption on my part 😕
Keep up the good work 😀
Have a look on the Model Boats forum , same here I would think.
|Thread: T N Avro York|
Yes Tony's prototype model has grey/blue nacelles, maybe it was aesthetic the black looks dramatic but maybe not the best colour scheme for a commercial aeroplane, or they got hold of some cheap paint after the war ??😀
Yes the band's and nacelles are black, I guess to mask the exhaust staining from the Marlins 😀
But the band's aren't under the wings on this little Corgi model.
The Bristol Superfreighters had the same idea with dove grey bands.
Great to see your progress with the York 😀 here's one I stashed away a few years ago, where are you going to get your graphics ??
|Thread: Brian Taylor Vultee Valiant|
Well if your really into razor planing? This is the elevator for you 😀 , quite therapeutic , half done.
Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 27/03/2020 19:44:05
oops that went well 😀
The elevators on my previous BT models have been built up from a 1/16" balsa core, but as this was one of Brian's earlier designs they are 2 lamination of 3/8" very soft balsa with recess's for the Kavan hinges and wire joiner, will get busy tomorrow with the David plane 😀
Picture to follow!
We now have the two tailplane halves glued together with provision for Kavan nylon hinges for speed of building in mind, I want to practice landings with a fixed u/cart model before I fly the bigger BT 93" Harvard which is 75% built.
Today's thrilling installment 1/16" sheeting to the first half of the tailplane, found a great colour scheme at the Robins AFB museum, glossy blue fuselage & yellow wings 😀
For anybody new to the Brian Taylor tailplane building method of 2 separate halves built flat on the building board, this is the first half of the " vibrator's" tailplane, which was the Valiant's Nick name from those who flew them 😀
|Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in|
Further to my smart ars#d comment on 9th March, one of our guys in the office has been advised to self isolate, so the company has closed the office for a week as a precautionary measure, and as we can, now are working from home on laptops. we can! Many won't be so lucky!
I'm hoping to be isolated in my workshop for a couple of weeks I have plenty of balsa & glue, I'll survive......
Tesco's @ West Malling has plenty of loo rolls !!
|Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?|
You must build what you enjoy, having had some aeroplane designs published for Graham Ashby in RCM&E don't let it become a chore, I Still design for Model Boats as there many more types of subject to choose.
|Thread: On TV tonight....|
I'm recording it On my Sky box, most appropriate I thought 😀
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