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Thread: RN Hawker Sea Hurricane IIc
08/08/2018 21:15:19

img_0490.jpgimg_0488.jpgThis is what I've done with mine. My thinking is that as long as its seated flat any 'landing' load will be spread across F1A. The benefit of using a thread and nut is that additional lead can be added / subtracted easily. Fingers crossed..... img_0487.jpg

Thread: Hurricane Building Tips and Plan/Woodpack queries
08/08/2018 21:10:26

Looks good Trevor..... I've just come in from the shed with nostrils full of ammonia, having just used it to bend the sheet. Anyway, look forward to seeing yours shortly Trevor.



Thread: RN Hawker Sea Hurricane IIc
08/08/2018 17:54:59

Nice and tidy Phil; I've done something similar by putting a captive nut behind that former, with the idea of casting the lead into a conical shape, with a bolt in it, so it will screw into the nut up against the bulkhead. My only concern now is that mine may not be as robust as your method.



Thread: Flyer's Sea Hurricane Mk 1B
07/08/2018 09:27:23

double post!


Edited By Flyer on 07/08/2018 09:27:51

07/08/2018 09:27:22

I'm trying to replicate this scheme: hurricane-header.jpg

06/08/2018 21:49:00

.............. I've decided I dislike ammonia! Trying to make balsa do what god didn't intend is not easy! ALthough I have a reasonable shape now, but waiting for it to dry before final gluing.

I've deviated a little by using triangular stock between formers 4, 5 and 6, which is easier to form. I'll glue the other triangle on tomorrow, which, I would think, be stronger than 1/4 sq. Pics to follow.

I've also made provision for the spinner (loaded with lead), to be wound onto a thread. This is by way of captive nut behind former 1A.

I've made a small error in that the strip running the length of the fuselage is set too low, so I appear to have a gap at the top of the formers. I'll just have to bodge this now with a small bit of infill.

With a bit of luck I'll have a fuselage completed by the end of next weekend, with the wings almost complete too. It will be tight, but Sept 8th is still a possibility.



Thread: Decals
01/08/2018 19:48:10

Had an email from Tim this afternoon; seems he's unable to take new orders until the Autumn. So have just placed an order with Pyramid.

Hope Tim will be back shortly


Thread: PSSA Hurricane Mass Build T-Shirts - AVAILABLE TO ORDER!
25/07/2018 07:08:01

ahhh missed this !!!

Thread: Flyer's Sea Hurricane Mk 1B
20/07/2018 09:14:35
Posted by Andy Meade on 20/07/2018 09:00:56:

Crikey, you've got some work in front of you Ade! Have you taken a month off work?

Looking for better 'time management' .......... delay caused by factors outside my control!. And this time I'm doing it exactly as per plan, different to the A4.

But still just about possible. At least I've a F15 to fly in Sept ! (and possibly the Mig if it's windy)



19/07/2018 21:44:36

Finally started! Need to get my skates on, but have got everything sorted now apart from the decals. Hope to have the air frame finished by mid august, leaving me a few weeks to finish.

Many thanks for all the hints left; I think it has already benefited my build.

Cheers Ade


15/07/2018 22:03:07

Finally, have just cleared workbench ( and time) to commence building.

( been a stressful few months, but now back on track)

Have most of the bits already, including pilot and landing lights.

Just re-reading posts regarding problems encountered to date, to hopefully enable a stress free build.

As an aside, when 'clearing my work bech' I discovered a nice 1/10th scale PJP Euro fighter; meant for a .91 fan, but I think I could get it to slope. (that's for the winter).

Will post items of interest in due course.


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
10/07/2018 21:35:01

dsc_0288.jpgdsc_0301.jpgCouple of pics from Sunday

Ade dsc_0302.jpg

09/07/2018 20:43:54

Just back from Silverstone. Had seats opposite Ferrari and Red Bull. what an experience, and I thought my team had blown it big style.

Well done John, and everyone else.

I'll post up a pic when I get round to it!



01/07/2018 22:08:34

Well done all; what a strange race!

I will have to double the elephant's peanut rations!! How did I manage that escape?? Just proving that this is all luck!

Off to Silverstone Thursday for the weekend; will enjoy whoever wins. Weather forecast hot hot hot, so it's a case fo packing the factor 50 and look to who looks after their tyres best.

Anyway, must dash and feed the elephant!


30/06/2018 09:45:18

well, I've sacked the octopus and employed a new elephant for my predictions. As I said, the only way is down for me!

Good luck everyone, as it does appear to be luck rather than anything else!



Thread: World Cup 2018
27/06/2018 17:09:43

At least England wont lose to Germany on penalties now........ devil

Thread: Ebay sellers...
15/06/2018 17:47:42
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 15/06/2018 17:45:44:
Posted by Simon Feather on 15/06/2018 16:18:49:

oh dear oh dear oh dear


... and several more like this

I wonder why they were abandoned in the loft by previous occupants?


I'd be more worried about the state of the roof trusses now the termites had finished off the balsa lol

Thread: PSSA Chat
14/06/2018 15:42:53
Posted by John Harris 6 on 14/06/2018 15:38:23:

Hi all,

A newbie to PSS but not to slope soaring, I'm looking for a plan or power conversion project for later this year.

Has anyone any experience with the 72" Lancaster from Tony Nijhuis?

Open to suggestions if there is an alternative out there.

Thanks in advance, John.

welcome John,

How about try the PSSA Hurricane Mass Build? Loads of assistance to get you going.


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
11/06/2018 09:00:11


Posted by iqon on 11/06/2018 08:47:25:

Posted by Flyer on 11/06/2018 07:16:23:
:But, for me, the only was is down lol.

I`m hoping so, I dont want you staying up there forever smile p

11/06/2018 07:16:23
Posted by iqon on 11/06/2018 00:41:13:

Well Done Flyer

Cheers smiley Looks like my luck is sort of holding. well done everyone, was quite an exceptional race, in that there were several drivers in with a shout.

Looking forward to France now. But, for me, the only was is down lol.



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