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Member postings for Ron Gray

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Thread: The Ohmen
24/11/2020 06:48:04

Interesting RB, which program are you using, I use Fusion 360 which I find is incredibly powerful plus has lots of YouTube vids explaining how to do things but am always interested in other software.

Thread: Dom Smith F7F-3 Tigercat
23/11/2020 21:53:45
Posted by Martian on 23/11/2020 20:20:47:

Thanks, Ron doesn't it sound and fly beautifully those climbs were phenomenal.

Yep it sure does and the low fast passes are brilliant, I can never get enough of the various YouTube vids of the TC flying, I tend to put my headphones on and crank the volume up a bit. I just wish mine sounded as nice, although twin Laser 160v's aren't too bad!

Edited By Ron Gray on 23/11/2020 21:55:42

Thread: What's your favourite fuel proofer
23/11/2020 18:27:11

Just a bit of an update, Clearcoat is not defunct neither is Solarlac, was news to me!

Thread: Dom Smith F7F-3 Tigercat
23/11/2020 18:25:23

A great vid of a FS one performing, just to whet your appetite!

22/11/2020 15:26:44

Nice work Martian, it’s coming along nicely.

Thread: Giles 202 aerobatic ARTF kit
22/11/2020 10:52:09

John if you’re selling this then may I suggest putting an ad in the BMFA Classifieds? You’ll probably get a better response from that ‘arena’.

Thread: Bowman spatman
22/11/2020 06:58:08

Now that does look rather nice Jeff, well done!

21/11/2020 10:48:34

Hi David. My plan was to reduce the dihedral from the 4” down to 1” for the aileron wing, but as I’m going to be cutting my own foam wings I also plan to make a standard one too, best of both worlds?

Thread: Redundant at 62!
21/11/2020 10:45:31

Having been made redundant many times over the years I know exactly how you feel Cliff, and I’m really pleased that it’s turned out good in the end. Onwards and upwards!

Thread: Bowman spatman
20/11/2020 18:35:02

@ David, I’m sure that some versions had ailerons?

@ Robert & Alan, if not veneer then I will use laminating film, I use it on a lot of models and it is brilliant and adds quite a bit of strength.

20/11/2020 16:59:07

I agree with you Alan, I have found supplies of pine veneer but I don't know what that is like or if it will be suitable. As it's reasonably cheap I may just get some to see.

20/11/2020 16:43:32

Well thanks to Robert for uploading the plans and for an encouraging chat with WR Richard, I'm going to build a new one complete with a new (and new for me) foam wing. Parts for the hot wire cutter have been sourced as has the foam and I'm just about to make the Clark-Y airfoil templates. Can't decide whether to skin the wings with a veneer or to just use laminating film but the wing will have ailerons (not that the original needed them, IIFC it rolled and spun like a good un on the rudder and elevator alone). I've also managed to source an OS 0.15 as the means of propulsion.

18/11/2020 09:48:56

Thanks for uploading the plan Robert, I'm sure I had a 0.15 kicking around somewhere!

Here is a direct link to the plan (click on the photo to get to the plan) for those who also want it Aerofred

Edited By Ron Gray on 18/11/2020 09:49:29

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
14/11/2020 18:09:52

I have the 1700 FMS ‘stang and tried the zip tie mod which did give it more grunt but still somewhat marginal. The biggest improvement was changing to a 2 bladed prop!

Thread: Seagull Hurricane
14/11/2020 10:48:07

Such a great shame that ESM went pop, their Hurri was superb and I should not have broken mine crying

Thread: vinyl cutting
14/11/2020 07:02:23

This was cut from vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo, no dragging or lifting

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Thread: Bowman spatman
13/11/2020 22:16:30

Here is the video that my wife filmed back in 1982. If you do find the plans I would be interested in a copy of them please!

Thread: Insta360 Camera Mounted to DHC Turbo Beaver (Near Disaster!)
13/11/2020 13:41:41

Never mind the camera, I've got flying field envy

Thread: Bowman spatman
12/11/2020 15:00:52

Funnily enough during Lockdown1 I came across a vid of me flying my Spatman circa 1981, will dig it out and post it on here - great plane, great hair!!!!

Edited By Ron Gray on 12/11/2020 15:02:05

Thread: Doculam
12/11/2020 14:04:01

32 / 38 micron

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