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Member postings for Ray Wood 4

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Thread: NEW POLL - Has home isolation prompted you to start trad' building?
09/04/2020 20:19:07

Hi All

Yes gone back to the balsa sticks for a change, 52 years since I built my last KK Invader, most enjoyable 😀

Gypsy & Competitor next !!

Regards Rayimg_20200409_201257.jpg

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 09/04/2020 20:19:47

Thread: Pink and Purple Super Sixty
08/04/2020 10:30:07

Hi All,

Most of a Super 60 is 1/4"X1/4" square strip, well mine is

Regards Ray

Thread: Do you know what this BiPlane is!
05/04/2020 21:23:49

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.

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 05/04/2020 21:25:55

Thread: Light Relief
05/04/2020 12:53:14

Hi All,

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 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Will we continue to get the magazine (RCM&E)?
02/04/2020 16:37:24

Thanks David,

A wrong assumption on my part 😕

Keep up the good work 😀

Regards Ray

02/04/2020 14:57:27

Hi All,

Have a look on the Model Boats forum , same here I would think.

Regards Ray

Thread: T N Avro York
28/03/2020 16:34:22

Hi Cliff,

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 ??😀

Regards Ray

28/03/2020 15:06:45

Hi Cliff,

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.

I think watching yourimg_20200328_144309.jpg build could end up costing me money !!

Regards Ray

28/03/2020 12:53:47

Hi Cliff

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 ??

Regards Rayimg_20200328_124419.jpg

Thread: Brian Taylor Vultee Valiant
27/03/2020 19:43:27

Hi All

Well if your really into razor planing? This is the elevator for you 😀 , quite therapeutic , half done.

Regards Rayimg_20200327_193758.jpg

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 27/03/2020 19:44:05

26/03/2020 21:44:21

oops that went well 😀

26/03/2020 21:43:32


26/03/2020 21:40:43

Hi All,

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 😀

Regards Ray

Picture to follow!

17/03/2020 19:28:18

Hi All,

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.

Regards Rayimg_20200317_113023.jpg

14/03/2020 21:36:41

Hi All,

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 😀

Regards Rayimg_20200314_212107.jpg

13/03/2020 21:12:05

Hi All,

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 😀

Regards Rayimg_20200313_204012.jpg

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
13/03/2020 16:36:27

Hi All,

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!

Regards Ray

09/03/2020 13:25:24

Hi All,

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 !!

Regards Ray

Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
08/03/2020 21:48:25

Hi Peter,

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.

Regards Ray

Thread: On TV tonight....
05/03/2020 20:20:53

I'm recording it On my Sky box, most appropriate I thought 😀

Regards Ray

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