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Thread: Flyer's F86 Sabre
21/07/2020 21:11:28
Posted by McG 6969 on 21/07/2020 21:02:55:

... pics, Ade... WE WANT PICTURES...

Cheers & keep safe

Chris

Have dropped my iphone, so waiting to get it fixed. crying 2 Will take a few pics tomorrow night when I see how much of a banana I've built cheeky

Cheers

Ade

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
21/07/2020 20:47:43

Nice attention to detail Chris

laugh keep up the good work

Cheers

Ade

Thread: Flyer's F86 Sabre
21/07/2020 20:45:50

Well........a man can Never, Ever not have enough clamps!

I've finally glued one fuselage together, and was glad I had so many clamps to assist. Progress should be a little quicker from now on, as I've spent so long trying to get the air brakes to function. I may leave them off the TF86 as that one will be a little heavier due to the longer fuselage and extra pilot.

We will see by the weekend whether I will risk it or not.

Cheers

Ade

frown

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
17/07/2020 07:46:00

If last week is anything to go by, I could be having fried octupi rings with chips Sunday night angel

Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire LF mk IXc
10/07/2020 10:32:57

I'll be making my Spitfire for me; it will be (I hope!) a fair representation of an actual aircraft of that era. I've read somewhere that paint was applied in theatre, so would be subject to local variations.

At the end of the day, if it looks right, then that is great for me. If someone else has a problem with how many rivets I've missed, I will not lose sleep over it.

cheeky

I'll have more problem flying in a scale manner tbh lol

Cheers

Ade

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
04/07/2020 08:10:50

Not sure how my new octopus will perform; he's been out of sorts since lockdown, but I suppose if he fails, he'll make a lovely supper!

Difficult to predict, Red Bull usually does well here, but unless they sandbagging first two sessions, it could be a race for the lesser places.

Good luck all.

Cheers

Ade

Thread: Carbon Fibre Tubes
03/07/2020 07:58:29

If you must use the carbon tubes, could you use a rod of smaller diameter with some glass paper glued around it and use as a reamer? The carbon tube I've used does sand quite easily.

Ade

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
01/07/2020 07:33:33

A game's only a game when you lose...........

Good luck all for the weekend. It will be very interesting to see how the teams perform.

Ade

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
23/06/2020 07:30:00

Looking good Chris yes

cheers

Ade

Thread: Warbirds replicas Tempest
19/06/2020 13:14:10

must resist, must res........ 63" inch sounds very interesting! And would be worth the investment in a sound system.

cheers

Ade

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
19/06/2020 08:35:30

Just noticed the use of a plumb bob on fixing the fin Phil; simply yet effective way to get the correct angle. I will certainly adapt that idea. We learn something new everyday.

Cheers

Ade

Thread: Flyer's F86 Sabre
18/06/2020 07:35:09
Posted by Austin Massey 1 on 17/06/2020 08:35:31:

Ade, canopy arrived, looks the biz, no excuses now, thanks very much.

Austin

Glad to hear it got to you Austin. Look forward to seeing your F86 take shape.

I've finally worked out a workable solution for the air brakes, so I can now glue the fuselage together. The TF86 will be so much easier now!

Cheers

Ade

Thread: 1/5 Scale Civilian Pilot
15/06/2020 19:09:04

Andy Meade on here may be able to help you David; he's done some good 3D printed stuff.

 

Cheers

Ade

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/printedpartsfactory

 

Edited By Flyer on 15/06/2020 19:11:27

Thread: Things that have dropped off in flight
11/06/2020 21:14:36

Had the top wing come off a Precedent Bi-Fly, with a SC108 making the noise! Managed to land as a low winger, and the caban strut twisted 90 degrees too, so ended up doing an impressive side slip approach. The top wing landed about 30 secs later...…

Only time I'd managed a side slip approach too.

Cheers

Ade

Thread: Flyer's F86 Sabre
06/06/2020 14:31:28

Great Martin, does it fit ??

Cheers

Ade

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
06/06/2020 08:39:36

Impressive work Dirk, looks like a close up of a plastic kit. yes

Thread: Flyer's F86 Sabre
06/06/2020 08:38:00
Posted by dirk tinck on 06/06/2020 00:16:56:

I can get you some pet g Ade as i have a1m wide roll in stock.

Cheers , Dirk

Many thanks for the offer Dirk, but I'm ok for the moment. I've got three TF86's from the last pull. And my client has a little left if I get short.

Many thanks

Cheers

Ade

05/06/2020 20:23:11
Posted by Steve Houghton on 05/06/2020 20:05:56:

Ade,

Thanks for the insights. I'd never thought of using MDF. So far I have a balsa plug that I covered in P38, but found it unsandable so chipped it all off again.

Anyway, I don't want to divert your thread so congrats once again on a fine product.

No problem Steve, it's always a learning curve, and I have learnt so much from the sages on here. MDF also relatively cheap! (an no grain!)

Cheers

Ade

05/06/2020 15:11:02
Posted by Austin Massey 1 on 05/06/2020 14:52:41:

Hi Ade,

this is my second attempt to contact you. My first post appeared then disappeared.

"Eavesdropping" on your discussion about canopies -a 19" long canopy is mentioned. This is not the Sabre one is it? Have I joined part way through something?

I would be very grateful if you could let me have a canopy for the mass build Sabre to the length shown on Martins plan. Let me know how much and how you would like me to pay. Good of you to help me out of a bad situation.

Cheers,

Austin

the canopy above is for the TF86 Austin, as I am building two concurrently.

Cheers

Ade

05/06/2020 09:03:16
Posted by Steve Houghton on 05/06/2020 08:50:17:

Thanks Ade,

It's useful to have a contact like that. I'm still moving on slowly with my Zlin 526 in the background, and will need to form my own canopy, so I'm interested in everyone's approaches as it's something I've never done.

It's quite easy Steve, I use mdf strips glued together to give the width. I then marked out the profile shape and plan onto the blank. Cut and plane waste off, then used an electric file to get the basic shape. This is the worse part. Once I'm happy I cover the blank with body filler (p38) and sand back. Then it's a case of car rattle can primer followed by hours of sand and fill. Prior to pulling the canopy I applied several coats of car wax, that seems to work well. There is something therapeutic about sanding a plug!

Cheers

Ade

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