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Member postings for Mark Elen

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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

26/04/2019 20:07:22

Hi Martin,

The short answer is....not very much. I took a bit of a break from the hobby. I’m just letting myself back into building slowly.

bench cleared, back on with the fuselage:

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While I’ve been away, the fin has warped, any tips for straightening it?

Cheers

Mark

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
10/06/2018 19:20:31

Hi Danny,

I'm hoping to purchase a laser for mine. I just need to decide the size.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Mark's TN Hawk Build
23/05/2018 14:15:38

Hi All,

Not got a lot done in the last few days, as I have been busy at work. I did get the fan formers fettled and the fan now slides in nicely.

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I had to take less than 1mm all around to get it to fit in.

I also had a major mishap whilst I was flying on Sunday. The foamie viper that I bought to get some EDF practice bit the dust. It flew a treat, but launching it was always been a bit 'hit and miss' on your own. Up until Sunday, I had always caught any wing drop on launch.

After seeing the review in this months RCM&E, I have ordered a Super Viper and intend to fit the flaps using the servos retrieved from the pile of bits I have, hopefully, this will give me the confidence to fly this when its finished.

Cheers

Mark

19/05/2018 00:02:35

A little more done tonight:

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I don't know why I've been putting this job off, it went really well and I'm very happy with the result.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Chris's Vicomte 1916
18/05/2018 21:39:57

Hi Chris,

You should be proud buddy, excellent work there. Very envious of the feta, olives and raki coming your way. Have a great holiday👍

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Mark's TN Hawk Build
18/05/2018 19:28:44

*Double Post*

 

Edited By Mark Elen on 18/05/2018 19:31:11

18/05/2018 19:28:43

Hi All,

Some good discussion going on above. It would be great to see some photos of your build Geoffery and welcome to the forum👍

I have been flying this afternoon, had a great few hours practising spins with the Ballerina. No wind whatsoever at times and it could have done with flaps, once it got into ground effect, it just wanted to float and float.

Got home and made up the mounts for the elevator servos, these are 1/8 ply and they now need sinking into the rear fuselage to hold the servo mounts themselves.

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I screwed them together and made them as one then separated when I was happy with them.

Cheers

Mark

16/05/2018 11:25:47

Hi Craig,

Thanks for your kind comments. Off topic is no problem at all, if it helps someone else in the future that is what these forums are all about. 👍 It's always good to see how others have attacked similar issues, I always pick up loads of good tips from other people's build logs.

Cheers

Mark

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