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Member postings for Martin Gay

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Thread: Flyer's F86 Sabre
10/04/2020 09:34:30

I don't glue the tailplanes on. I have yet to lose one in flight. It also makes storage easier.

Thread: Pete's Cavallino Rampante Italian Aerobatic Team Sabre
06/04/2020 14:25:53

Anything above 20mph on the Orme should be fine. Below that and your Canberra will be flying!

06/04/2020 11:41:36

Hi Pete,

As a ballpark figure, there is something like three square feet of wing area on the model.

That will give you a wing loading of about 23.6 ounces per square foot. Pretty good for PSS.

A weight of 3.5lbs will give a wing loading figure of just over 18 ounces per square foot.


Thread: F86 "Gamma" Build
03/04/2020 23:23:21


Yes. I moved the CG back as ypu mentioned. When I measured the tailplane/wing incidence angle I found it to be 0:0 as best I could measure.

This gave a me a much better feel on the sticks, but I like a more neutral feel to my models.

You can always move the CG forward for the maiden flight!

Thread: new to wash out
31/03/2020 13:34:43


Measure the tip rib chord.

Do your trig calculations on that measurement. This will tell you how much you need to lift the tip trailing edge.

Then fit a tapered strip under the trailing edge. The tip end will be the calculated figure and the root end will be zero height.

This will give a gradual change in washout along the span of the wing.

Check the plan carefully as sometimes washout starts part way along the span. This point would then be the zero height of your tapered strip.


Edited By Martin Gay on 31/03/2020 13:35:46

31/03/2020 13:06:22

Hi Andrew,

That does not seem correct. The washout is a twist at the wing tip where the trailing edge is lifted.

The 1.5 degrees will be in relation to the wing tip chord NOT the span of the wing.

I will leave you to your trigonometry, but would expect the washout to only be a few millimetres (3-5mm at most).


Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
31/03/2020 08:38:57

Hi Chris,

I'm learning lots about how to fit a canopy from your blog!

Since you like to end with a phrase in Swahili - I will end with:

"Kaa Salama"


Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
29/03/2020 21:44:13


The canopy cut line is conservative!


Thread: Rob's F-86F NASA 228 research aircraft build
29/03/2020 17:43:08


Looks good. In the past I have varished over the primer with "Diamond Hard" varnish. Over that I have sprayed a few different colours. All this gets rubbed back with wet-n-dry, used wet. When the primer colour starts to appear then you have sanded enough. Do this a few times for a super smooth surface. Then paint the required scheme.


Thread: Pete's Cavallino Rampante Italian Aerobatic Team Sabre
22/03/2020 22:32:14


I think it might be the ADF loop antenna.

Have a search on Google.


Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
21/03/2020 15:02:39

Unfortunately, I have to agree that you have made the correct decision, Phil.

In light of the government decree yesterday, it was the only thing to do.

Oh well! More time to keep working on the Mig-15 and Me109. 😁

Thread: 2020 Events Cancelled
21/03/2020 14:59:22

Haven't we all!

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
20/03/2020 09:07:09

I agree with Andy. I plan on attending the PSSA events providing that the Government do not issue a ban on travelling and that I am fit enough (not displaying any symptoms) to take part. I will not be hiding under a duvet unless that turns out to be a cure!

Everything is very fluid at the moment, so I will be reviewing my decision on a daily basis, but fully intend to try and keep some semblance of normality during this pandemic.

Thread: C17 Globemaster III - 1/15th Scale for PSS
09/03/2020 11:53:14

We did suffer multiple bird strikes flying into an airfield in Turkey but as you say, we lived to tell the tale!

Thread: PSSA Sabre Mass Build Event T-shirt - NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER!
09/03/2020 10:45:25


I will order an XL and a XXL.

Thread: C17 Globemaster III - 1/15th Scale for PSS
09/03/2020 10:29:14

I think I flew on ZZ176 back in 2009! nerd

Thread: Su-25 Frogfoot for slope
06/03/2020 22:47:38

Next PSSA event is April 4/5 on the Great Orme.

I will have the buddy box with me so, weather permitting, you may get the chance to fly one or two PSS models.

It's also a great social event with lots of friendly banter as well.

Keep up the good work on the Frogfoot and don't worfy about how long it takes. I have a model that was three years in the making!

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
06/03/2020 22:42:10

Impressive work. It's great to see a 86D model Sabre being built from the kit.

Well done.

06/03/2020 22:42:04

Impressive work. It's great to see a 86D model Sabre being built from the kit.

Well done.

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
06/03/2020 12:57:49


My order from Andy has arrived - it was worth waiting for!


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