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|Thread: Messerschmitt P.1091|
I'm looking forward to it, Allan. Plenty to test with a four flap wing and just right for a new (and hopefully better) season.
Magnets for the accumulator hatch added, tail attachment finished and finally started applying the Oracover.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 19/01/2021 05:54:12
|Thread: Druine D.31 Turbulent|
Finally weather conditions were perfect and I was able to fly the Turbulent with skis in snow. I made a test flight with them already a year ago indoor, but until now never outside. It was great to fly, no change of flying characteristics and touch and skimming across the snow surface doing touch and goes was just great
Only one small inflight picture since I was alone and flying plus taking photos isn't that easy with an agile model.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 19/01/2021 05:50:21
|Thread: 1/6 Westland Whirlwind|
I remember these pictures from the Whirlwind books. Due to airflow problems with the huge flap they moved the elevator upwards.
Hello Marco, it seems you have to become a club member to join the webinar:
I don't think there are more than some sketches of the twin tail Whirlwind. I remember a model, too. But it never got far.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 16/01/2021 08:52:37
There’s news about the webinar on January 24th on Facebook. Gunnar Olsen who is responsible for the CAD reconstruction will take part and an interview of Group Captain Len Bartlett DSO will be shown the first time.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 14/01/2021 16:14:55
|Thread: Messerschmitt P.1091|
Thanks, AJ-Press is a good hint, I think it's that one:
I have that one from them, good quality.
Last pictures of the complete model before applying Oracover. I like the look of a wooden model.
The shape is not invented by Germany, Timo. Flying high requires a bigger wing because of thin air and high ratios are more efficient. Westland Welkin looks the same, just with two engines (they just made the mistake of too thick airfoils). The Canberra seems to be an exception for that. NASAs WB57 still flies for measurement missions.
Do you know from which book these drawings come from, Pert? The high quality 3view of the P.1091 Stufe II must be from the same source. Would be interesting to find that book.
I decided to stay with the Stufe II version and applied some details to wing and fuselage, although made from thin balsa and shaped for low air resistance not to worsen gliding. But raised details are better visible on the model rthan just painted ones.
Elevator is cut out for rudder movement.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 10/01/2021 16:27:48
The question remains to build Stufe II or III version. I would prefer the last one, but for gliding I would have to attach the radiators and air scoops with magnets for quick detachment.
The colours will be partly camouflage, partly metal and British markings. Similar to the different unfinished projects at the end of war which were test flown in Britain or America. In fact, the Bv 155, successor of the 1091, was presented in Britain to the public and is in America today, waiting for restauration.
Holidays over and building slows down. But yesterday I received Oracover and servos, so there's something to do on the coming weekend.
But there was time to work on CAD for an update for the plan so Martin has less trouble with non fitting parts when building the PSS version.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 08/01/2021 16:23:59
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 08/01/2021 16:27:48
More work also done on the nose. Two hatches this time, one for the motor and the other for the accumulator. The Japanese saw was a present from a friend and is one of the best tools I have.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 06/01/2021 16:25:58
Then there#s the elevator. In contrast to the aircombat 109 and my previous plans, I'll try to keep the hole in rudder as small as possible. Left and right of elevator are joined by hard wood, the I apply the cutout for rudder movement.
Center hole is for wing wiring. Reinforcement for the screw is on both sides of the wing.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 06/01/2021 16:22:40
Aileron end is glued to the wing, aileron itself cutout later. It is a good reference for a pre-flight check if ailerons are straight. The other reason is the idea to prevent an early stall at the tip through aileron movements, but from experience with my standard 109s with different aileron shapes, there's no difference.
Adjusting wing to fuselage is always difficult, especially with a long wing. It never seems right.
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 06/01/2021 16:19:12
|Thread: Free plans for model building in Corona times|
A little update, I received pictures of two models built last year. The Tempest flies fine
|Thread: Messerschmitt P.1091|
And another check of the appearance. From a certain angle it looks fine, from other views... well it is how it is.
I always thought about building a 1/12 Vickers Wellesley for the purpose of PSS, soaring and aircombat fun flying. But the advantage of the 1091 with using spinner, canopy and so many other parts from the standard 109 is too tempting. And then it is a widley unknown aeroplane.
Further detail work on reinforcing the tail (the weak point of the 109, not only because of flying characteristics) and preparing the cowling and motor mount. The cockpit gets a few details more than my contest models.
I heard about that particular model only a year ago, John. But until reading the Bv155 book I never realised how much energy went into this high altitude project by Messerschmitt and Blohm & Voss. A complete waste of time. German fighters were competitive with Allied models but the lack of proper training seemed to be the biggest factor of loosing the air war, a factor which wasn't realised by German leaders.
Good result for us modellers is a big variety of types. The closest in size and shape would be the Westland Welkin, another exciting looking aeroplane
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 02/01/2021 20:57:42
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 02/01/2021 21:01:23
Edited By Timo Starkloff on 02/01/2021 21:02:23
I cut the parts last weekend and started building on Monday, nearly finished already
Maybe the wing spar of the PSS model should be doubled in size in the middle of the center wing or tapered, Martin. Low weight at the wing tips is important for good flying characteristics of all models. But with no motor/accumulator the PSS version should be fine with some reinforcements, depending on slope and wind conditions at hand.
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