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Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
28/05/2020 22:30:19

I’m more or less done now, just servo covers

and balancing. The model come in at 4.3 pounds without the ballast.

I will take better photos for the finished model thread.

can anybody explain how they balanced the model please?


07/05/2020 20:34:42

cc11a70e-9c7b-4c3a-8d47-8f96e17d60f5.jpegNearly done, not perfect by any means but I’ve learnt

a lot from doing it.


Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
07/05/2020 00:29:50

Nice work.

Its going to look awesome.


Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
07/05/2020 00:24:55

Having almost finished my sabre I know how much work goes into these models.

My hat goes off to you, truly amazing work. Hopefully

I will get to see it. It will certainly put my model to shame.


Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
07/05/2020 00:13:49

Thanks Dirk. I’ve moved my canopy forward nearly 30mm.

I’ve had to rework my cockpit but I’m much happier with it now.

it just didn’t looks right.


06/05/2020 16:50:20

Thanks Dirk, that’s a great help.
can I ask the measurement from f3 to the beginning of the front fairing please.



06/05/2020 13:23:15

I've been busy sanding and painting, I wasn't happy with the the finish I was getting.

It's now been sanded within an inch of it's life and is super smooth, however such attention to detail

is showing up more imperfections but I will have to live with them.

I have been looking at the canopy, and I fixed it on loosely. If you look at my model further up this blog the canopy to me looks too far back?

Going back to the drawing, the canopy looks a bit different, I've looked at all the blogs and looks to me that there are some differences in position. I just cant work out the right position.

Looking at some pics of the real thing it looks like the canopy should be a lot further forward than on some of the blogs.

Any thought on this I really want to get it right.


19/04/2020 19:41:51

I primed the fuz today. It’s obvious by the time I did the planking on the second

side I was getting the hang of it. A bit more sanding to do I think.

I would like to get some red paint from Halfords but I can’t decide on which red.

Ive Googled the fire balls scheme but I can’t find a paint code.

Any ideas?

16/04/2020 20:47:35

I’m nearly finished glassing, my first time. Have to say it’s gone really well. All done

with the deluxe materials stuff. I think it probably takes 2.5m of glass.


16/04/2020 20:44:52


12/04/2020 18:48:40

I’ve done some sanding and filling today, I’m reasonably happy with it.

The elevator was sealed and sander then given a layer off glass cloth.

seemed to go on really well. I’m on with the cockpit and canopy now.



11/04/2020 12:41:24

f477789d-7073-416a-885c-84f0e331ba7e.jpeg5eb717ad-37fd-4bfc-ade6-7c285b78357a.jpegIve found the backend very difficult especially with the absence of some permagrit files.
I ended up with all my planking flush with f10. So I had to make a complete exhaust.
I simply glued together some hard balsa block and stuck it to f10..

Then I shaped it to a rough profile, again most people are all doing it slightly different.

so after looking at pictures and various blogs I finally got somewhere close.
As for the the inner round hole, being an electrician I attacked it with my 51mm

metal hole saw. It nearly ended in tears so I don’t condone this method but it worked for


07/04/2020 23:47:58

To be honest the way I read the plan was that the

rear end of the cheeks where close to the fin. Leaving

a bigger gap at the front. In the end I used my judgment

and went for what just looked right. Got to make the exhaust tomorrow.

07/04/2020 21:07:05

Thanks Dirk, I will go for that. Very helpful 👍🏻
I’m getting closer to the glassing.
There is light at the end of the tunnel!

07/04/2020 19:01:21

I’m stuck a little on the fillets that go either side of the fin. How much do they actually splay out as on the plan it looks

a lot but on various build blogs it seems to vary.

Also is there a dimension (width) for the rectangular bit that sits on top of the exhaust at its extreme?



30/03/2020 22:45:45


30/03/2020 22:34:28

f1854ca6-bb1d-41ee-97d0-d0bfdf836e8d.jpegI’ve made a little more progress now as my workplace has closed for now.

i sanded a little of the fuz, indeed they do come up well.

I have Been working on elevator and actuator.

I cut the Slots for the piano wire and checked the fit before glueing.


I managed to get one of the sides Sanded and shaped with reasonable success.


i Installed the bell crank, notice in my pictures the grey spacers. The spacers where left over from electric props and where a perfect fit.


still a lot of worke to do 😢



Edited By Andrew Edmead on 30/03/2020 22:37:28

Edited By Andrew Edmead on 30/03/2020 22:41:44

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
25/03/2020 23:21:53

Hi Phil.

Couple of questions, I noted somewhere that you can build the moving elevator with or without dihedral, Is it just a scale feature?

Also can you give me any tips how to ensure I fit the tail actuator perfectly level?

Thanks for updating your blog, watching with interest.


Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
23/02/2020 21:02:47

Thanks Chris, I have gone for the lightest one I could find as it was mentioned you could use film if you wanted.

I went for a 2m pack so hopefully that will do me.

I'm also following your blog closely, great stuff, well done.


23/02/2020 19:29:01

Hi, what weight glass should I buy and how much do you think is needed to finish a sabre?


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