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Thread: Enlarge or not?
04/02/2016 11:58:06
Posted by Andy Meade on 04/02/2016 11:48:16:

Ade - are you going for a foam wing?

Nope, I'm looking at built up, using spruce spars and carbon tows to strengthen wing, fully sheeted then light glass cloth over the top. I've also seen the reports that the full size wing distorted, but I'm hoping that if I can make the wing stiff enough it wont be a problem at this size. I'll be using the phenolic tube and ali tube joiner too. I'm sketching out the design now to see the layout of the tubes etc, to ensure that it's quick to rig (although it may take longer to make). The built up wing should be lighter than foam, and by being strengthened in the right places, should avoid the type's tendency to diverge. Also, the glass finish should help with 'normal' use.

Thread: A-4 Skyhawk colours, photos, scale references
04/02/2016 11:07:15

Thanks Andy, still getting to grips with linking.

04/02/2016 11:03:15

This is what I hope mine can look like.....

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=new+zealand+air+force+50th+anniversary+A4+skyhawk&rlz=1C1GTPM_enGB627GB628&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=971&tbm=isch&imgil=3PMjNtDBLfgD_M%253A%253BvrwavT7DscEqAM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.cambridgeairforce.org.nz%25252FRNZAF_50th_Anniv_Skyhawk.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=3PMjNtDBLfgD_M%253A%252CvrwavT7DscEqAM%252C_&dpr=1&usg=__G-vBN5kI97z59aTIetp5IAY0Vh0%3D&ved=0ahUKEwj4gr3T-t3KAhWGDQ4KHTovBHsQyjcIKA&ei=sC-zVvjqH4abOLrekNgH#imgrc=3PMjNtDBLfgD_M%3A&usg=__G-vBN5kI97z59aTIetp5IAY0Vh0%3D

04/02/2016 11:03:14

This is what I hope mine can look like.....

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=new+zealand+air+force+50th+anniversary+A4+skyhawk&rlz=1C1GTPM_enGB627GB628&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=971&tbm=isch&imgil=3PMjNtDBLfgD_M%253A%253BvrwavT7DscEqAM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.cambridgeairforce.org.nz%25252FRNZAF_50th_Anniv_Skyhawk.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=3PMjNtDBLfgD_M%253A%252CvrwavT7DscEqAM%252C_&dpr=1&usg=__G-vBN5kI97z59aTIetp5IAY0Vh0%3D&ved=0ahUKEwj4gr3T-t3KAhWGDQ4KHTovBHsQyjcIKA&ei=sC-zVvjqH4abOLrekNgH#imgrc=3PMjNtDBLfgD_M%3A&usg=__G-vBN5kI97z59aTIetp5IAY0Vh0%3D

Thread: Enlarge or not?
04/02/2016 10:38:33

If I build the 1/7th scale. i do want to use the full size designed controls. I really want experiment with mixing the canards with the flaps/ elevons etc. May need two black bin bags with this one,,,,,,

04/02/2016 10:25:11

Thanks Andy,

At 1/7th Scale the Fuselage will be just under 82 inches, with a wingspan of 46 inches. At this size I will have the wings removable, breaking at the fuselage , with as large a wing joiner, and will look at having a join in the fuselage just in front of the leading edge. This will enable the canard to be operated as designed, and I think I have worked out the bearing method for that. The problem may be that the wing joiner may have to be carbon, as it will be a fair way behind the Cof G. But this may be helped by the extra weight ahead of the C of G with the working canards. Of course, useful weight can be used by putting the battery in the nose.

I should also try and incorporate flaps, as the original plan design only shows ailerons and elevators (rear part of the canards were hinged). I guess that flaps should assist my landings (if it indeed survives the launch).

The more I look at it, the more I want to build it to 1/7th scale, so I apologise now for the endless stupid questions I will be asking.

thanks so far for the help.

04/02/2016 10:25:11

Thanks Andy,

At 1/7th Scale the Fuselage will be just under 82 inches, with a wingspan of 46 inches. At this size I will have the wings removable, breaking at the fuselage , with as large a wing joiner, and will look at having a join in the fuselage just in front of the leading edge. This will enable the canard to be operated as designed, and I think I have worked out the bearing method for that. The problem may be that the wing joiner may have to be carbon, as it will be a fair way behind the Cof G. But this may be helped by the extra weight ahead of the C of G with the working canards. Of course, useful weight can be used by putting the battery in the nose.

I should also try and incorporate flaps, as the original plan design only shows ailerons and elevators (rear part of the canards were hinged). I guess that flaps should assist my landings (if it indeed survives the launch).

The more I look at it, the more I want to build it to 1/7th scale, so I apologise now for the endless stupid questions I will be asking.

thanks so far for the help.

03/02/2016 23:02:45

As a matter of interest Andy, whats the dimensions on your A10? I may have to bribe a launcher wiv a bacon butty or two..... wink 2

03/02/2016 22:17:13

Just spread out the plan of the X29A acroos the dining room table (SWMBO is out), and it looks big. The throuble is, its only approx 1/9th scale. I was hoping to buiild it to 1/7th scale. This should allow me to incorporate working canards and also use flaps, (which were not on original plan). Is there any truth that a larger PSS aircraft will follow the flight characteristics of the original?

Picking up balsa and lite ply on Friday to start cutting out pieces in the next few weeks.

Any advice welcome.

Cheers

Ade

Thread: An introduction to the 2016 PSSA Mass Build - A4 Skyhawk
02/02/2016 12:18:40

Thanks for that Phil; I've just realised a client of mine now using a vac former in his business; hopefully I can make a suitable plug,

Never liked following the herd ( or should that be 'Flock' in Wales)....... devil

02/02/2016 12:18:39

Thanks for that Phil; I've just realised a client of mine now using a vac former in his business; hopefully I can make a suitable plug,

Never liked following the herd ( or should that be 'Flock' in Wales)....... devil

02/02/2016 11:58:10

I was wondering is there a commercially available two seater canopy for the correct scale? Just found the right variant, but it's a two-seater.

Thanks in advance if anyone can point me in the right direction. smiley

01/02/2016 20:37:05
Posted by Phil Cooke on 01/02/2016 19:24:50:

Evening Flyer, welcome to the Mass Build! I look forward to seeing your A-4 develop and meeting you on the Orme in September!! (PSSA membership mail is on its way to you btw!)

Many Thanks Phil. look forward to 2016; hopefully I will get something up this year !!! embarrassed

01/02/2016 17:02:54

I've just ordered the plan pack, so hopefully will have it ready by September. Also, SWMBO has booked accommodation for the weekend, so I'm afraid you lot are going to have to put up with me. cheeky

01/02/2016 17:02:53

I've just ordered the plan pack, so hopefully will have it ready by September. Also, SWMBO has booked accommodation for the weekend, so I'm afraid you lot are going to have to put up with me. cheeky

Thread: PSSA Chat
01/02/2016 09:51:01
Posted by Andy Meade on 01/02/2016 08:56:13:

Mr Flyer (is it Ed? I can't remember, sorry) have you seen this build by Damon on RCG? 160" Herky bird - lovely. Amazing craftsmanship as always from him, really neat touches in the build too. Looks like a good scale for yours!

In other news, I found that Gorilla glue (the foaming one) is the BEST way to bond skins to foam wings. I have recently struggled with getting the wood too wet with PVA, and cure times with epoxies. I read it in Damon's thread listed above, and thought I'd give it a go - thin layer of glue scraped onto the skin with a credit card (it was full anyway, hehe) then a quick spritz of water on the foam. 3 hours later, bonded skin! Very happy and it means my Sea Hawk is at last moving again yes

Edited By Andy Meade on 01/02/2016 08:58:10

That's very impressive Andy. Not sure if I can get to that quality, but I must aspire to greatness.

27/01/2016 14:47:10
Posted by Andy Meade on 25/01/2016 11:27:21:

If that AC130 doesn't have an airsoft gun side-mounted for strafing missions, I will be very disappointed!

Not airsoft, but have just 'sourced' a credible alternative. It should work, and be stand off scale.

25/01/2016 11:34:42

There is only one way to 'beat up the slope'.... wink

25/01/2016 11:25:10
Posted by Andy Meade on 25/01/2016 11:19:36:

I jumped to 2.4 (FRSky module in Futaba trannies) about 6 years ago when it cost me one of my favourite slopers. Huge glitches and then went right in. Telemetry back to me these days from the receivers is a real bonus too!

Been looking at those, should have enough channels to have 'extras' on the AC130.......

Will probably take the plunge next month (when work settles down).

24/01/2016 21:36:05

I feel the 2.4 calling me, but so far have stuck to 35meg......... do I need therapy??? secret

But the choice is so confusing, so I'll probably stick with what I've got........even if I get scorned on the slope.....

At least the sheep are not judgmental ..... cheeky

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