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Member postings for Mark Elen

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Thread: Repair of a Hanger 9 P-51 Mustang.
16/09/2019 21:24:24

Yes, please continue Paul. I’m interested to see the work involved

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
15/09/2019 20:42:01

Hi Chris,

Hope you are well mate.👍

Have you got anything on the board at the moment?

Cheers

Mark

15/09/2019 19:21:51

Hi Gents,

Many thanks for your comments

I followed your recommendations on the Ballerina Peter, and did just that with the silicone for the tank. It works great and, like you say, it’s no great hassle to get the tank back out if you need to. I had need to do this just recently.

The Saito 40 that I have in the Ballerina has been the sweetest thing, never any problem starting, normally first flick, but recently, it has been giving me problems. I first thought I had tank problems, so it all came out and it still wouldn’t start on the bench. I finally found the problem - a small slit in the fuel feed line.

Feed line sorted, and it back to normal. Starts a treat, it now just needs a decent pilot😂 (I’ve always said, ‘I’m more of a builder than a flier&rsquo

KC, I’m still weighing up options. Knowing me, I’ll take the hard route, strip and sort. We’ll see

Cheers

Mark

15/09/2019 18:04:10

Hi Peter,

Yes, it shouldn’t be too hard to repair. I’m toying with the idea at the moment of stripping off the white covering, repairing the damage and recovering, rather than having patches. The hedge had a load of thorns in it and it’s done more damage than I thought.

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I did a bit more on PS2 today. Starting with F2a. I had to relieve the bottom a little to get the tank to fit.

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Cheers

Mark

15/09/2019 11:12:41

Thanks Peter.

I went flying the Ballerina on Saturday afternoon. Went really well, but our field has a short hedge on finals if the wind is from the west. Apparently, it’s a bit taller than I thought. Just clipped it with the wheels, but it dragged her in. It’s broken the wing sheeting on one side.

A bit more done on PS2:

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Cheers

Mark

14/09/2019 12:20:27

A little more done:

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Cheers

Mark

10/09/2019 19:20:08

Tonight’s update.

Cut out the doublers and got them glued in, formers are coming along.

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Cheers

Mark

Thread: Even Later In The Day
10/09/2019 19:13:24

Thanks Mark👍

I really enjoyed it. Really good that Peter is here too, to give you a nudge in the right direction if you need it.

Keep posting the pictures. We all love a build blog.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
09/09/2019 22:32:11

Bit more done today.

Got the second fuselage side built over the first and made a start on formers.

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Cheers

Mark

Thread: Even Later In The Day
09/09/2019 20:57:32

Looking good Mark👍

Mine are not epoxied in. Just saddle clamped.

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How are you liking wing building? It’s my favourite part of a build.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
08/09/2019 16:20:11

After loosing my modelling mojo just lately, I have decided to go back to what I enjoy most... building.

I have dabbled a bit just lately with EDFs and have come to the conclusion that it’s not for me.

So, having enjoyed the Ballerina build so much, I started looking for another Peter Miller design to have a bash at. Peggy Sue 2 jumped out at me. (It helped that I had the free plan)

My first taste of aeromodelling was a Kiel Kraft glider with built up fuselage and I have not built up anything like it since, so mind made up, I made a start.

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Cheers

Mark

Thread: Even Later In The Day
16/08/2019 20:22:19

Hi Mark,

There is no side/down thrust shown on the plan, so mine had none of either. Flies a treat.

I find there is a bit of ‘bodgery’ in everything I build. Better to not worry about it, just learn from it and move on.

Your fuselage looks 👍

Cheers

Mark

14/08/2019 17:38:43

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum! It would be great to see some pictures of your Ballerina.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
23/07/2019 17:14:31

Quick question..

Are you sure you have the 3s version of the fan/motor set and not the 4s one?

Specs from FMS:

Description:
Brand Name: FMS
Item Name: 50mm 11 blades Ducted Fan 
Motor: 2627 KV4500(4S)/ KV5400(3S) (Optional)

Weight: 75g

Cheers

Mark

Edited By Mark Elen on 23/07/2019 17:16:51

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
12/05/2019 23:14:55

Were they the FMS fans Tony?

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
09/05/2019 21:01:56

Thanks for the info Gents.

I decided to buy a couple of pilots from RMP, as I’m getting stocked up for the Phantom at the same time. It’s one of my favourites. Thanks for the offer Tim👍

Heres my progress on the Sabre:

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It’s a great ‘quick build’ project.

Cheers

Mark

07/05/2019 20:51:07

I’ve took a break from the hawk and am about halfway through building the Sabre. Quick question, where are people getting the little pilot from? Tony seems to have a ready supply.... is that something we can get from TND?

I got 2 fans. One for the Sabre and the other for a Phantom.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Mark's TN Hawk Build
28/04/2019 18:49:43

Hi Chris,

I had a feeling it was a bit ‘thick’. I’ll water it down some more and have another go.

One of the joys of this hobby is that you can leave it for a period of time and pick back up where you left off. I have always said that I’m more of a builder than a flier, the flying bit is a lot harder to have a break from.

Cheers

Mark

28/04/2019 12:49:44

I did a bit of detailing this morning:

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Along with a go at mixing up Freddy-B’s sauce. Thanks Chris. Got a coat on the flaps that I covered yesterday. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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Cheers

Mark

27/04/2019 16:24:31

I managed an hour today. I cut out the slot in the rear sheeting for the fin. I’m not 100% happy with it yet, but the hard work is done. I think I’m going to make up a couple of jigs to get the fin lined up when I come to gluing it in.

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Cheers

Mark

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