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Thread: Ebay sellers...
28/11/2020 17:15:38

And to think I gave my LPs to a charity shop about 12 years agocrying 2

Thread: Rans S9 chaos
27/11/2020 18:11:25

THat is right. IT works well. Trust me

Thread: TEam Minimax
27/11/2020 10:44:48

The tail is very simply made from 1/4" Sq.and 1/4" X 1/2"



27/11/2020 10:41:22

The cowl is shaped. I had no front view of the cowling and they do seem to vary quite a lot, The aircraft that I am modleling does not seem to have an exposed engine and there looks like an intake on top of the cowl. The lower intake is guessed but is needed anyway for motor and battery and ESC cooling


27/11/2020 10:37:29

Quite a lot more done now.

The wings are ready for covering


The top of the fuselage is sheeted. Because of the curvature I have to cut thin Vees at the front. In effect taking the rolled sheet and cutting planks in the end.


The rear top deck has spruce stringers fitted and sheet between the stringers to support the head rest and covering


The cowl follows my normal method of construction


It is attached with screws into F-1 and keyhole slots in the rear cowl former (C-2)


Thread: Covering - how long does it take you?
26/11/2020 18:45:55

It depends on the color scheme


Pretty quick


A bit longer


A lot longer


Avery long time

And my current one wil take a long time toosad

Thread: Rans S9 chaos
26/11/2020 18:27:38

Make four. Originally I planned to use one where the windscreen joined the flat portipn on to of the wing. Then I realised that it would be easier if I had the one at the rear of the windscreen. This was because I was screwing all the panels down.

I hope that this clears up the confusion.

Thread: How do you cut yours?
26/11/2020 08:20:32
Posted by Jonathan M on 26/11/2020 07:05:13:
Posted by Cuban8 on 24/11/2020 13:38:37:

A set of Permagrits have been my best investment when it comes to modelling along with my bandsaw.

I'm keen to buy myself a Christmas present - which exact choice of Permagrits would make an ideal starter-set?

I have the 11" sanding block which is in use all the time. Fantastic!!!!

25/11/2020 13:28:30
Posted by Malcolm Fisher on 24/11/2020 19:25:16:

I have an ancient treadle operated Hobbies fretsaw - can be quite therapeutic. For some operations I'm lazy and use a bandsaw.

A note of caution if using a coping saw - the teeth are quite big and can easily cause damage if cutting thin materials.

Like Peter Miller, I remember well cutting out printed KK balsa parts with a broken razor blade. Never had the wherewithal to re-sharpen them and often had stains on the balsa created by red stuff leaking from one or other of my fingers.


Did you know that you can still buy Blue Gillette blades on Ebay!!! I use them and nothing else in my razor planes

24/11/2020 18:25:14

AH!!! Bob Cotsford remembers those KK kits!!!laugh Chewing the glue off your fingers while watching TV. Oh Yes,

And then there was the never ending task of sharpening your Exacto blades on a sharpening stone, and following up with an Akansas Slip to produce a bladed as sharp as a scalpel. Some of my blades ended up at half their original length.

And then we used a hand drill to drill our holes. Power Drill??? In your dreams,Lad.

Now I go into my workshop with so many tools and life is so easy.

24/11/2020 13:40:45

Scalpel, razor saw, power scroll saw.

It is part of modelling.

I can remember when Keil Kraft actually supplied band saw ribs in a Junior 60 kit. Absolute luxury!!! Mind you, the kit did cost about £3 for which you could buy a good engine.

Then we got Frog kits which even had die crushed parts. What a horrible mess they were!!!

Try cutting out the parts of an original KK Flying Scale Series Spitfire with a Blue Gillette razor blade snapped in half lengthwise and the one end snapped of diagonally. You haven't lived until you have done that!!!

Thread: The Advent Prize Draw is returning!
24/11/2020 08:16:00

I will be watching!!

Thread: The Ohmen
23/11/2020 21:03:00

Amazing. I am lost at the complexities.

I do have a Dremel 3D printer. A freebie from Amazon Vine. About all that I have managed is a few pilot figures from it...So glad that I didn't have to pay for it because they would have been the most expensive pilots in the world!!

Sounds like you have your first customer!!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 23/11/2020 21:03:48

23/11/2020 19:29:17

THat is a very smart cowling indeed. I am sure that a lot of builders would love it.

I also like your profile sanding block.very clever.

23/11/2020 08:21:55

THat sounds really good,

Sorry but no pictures showed up.

You could probably sell a few of those

Thread: Electrified Grumpy Tiger Cub
21/11/2020 12:30:07

Hi Chris.

As I said, not too sure how I would convert the GTC but as I wrote this it did cross my mind that radial cowlings might be a possible option togive more room in the nacelles.

Thread: TEam Minimax
21/11/2020 11:14:37

dscf4683.jpgWell some progress has been made.

The wings are ready for their capstrips and a bit of sheet at the root. Note bearers for mounting the servo plates

The wires are glued into the ribs at the root withy epoxy. 1/32" ply webs are fitted each side of the spars in this area

Any bending loads are taken but the functional struts


The basic fuselage is made up


The servo mounts are glued in


The mount for the rear undercarriage legs have been fitted. There should not be any really heavy loads on this mount but I have made it as strong as possible. It is amazing just how much shock loading can be applied in a heavy landing.


Once again I have done an assembly check just to make sure everything fits well.


The wings will be held in place with small hooks screwed into those small block on the root rib and then either an elastic band or a spring between the hook pulling the wings in to the side.

Edited By Peter Miller on 21/11/2020 11:16:46

Thread: Electrified Grumpy Tiger Cub
21/11/2020 10:49:28

In fct if you put inn a search for Grumpy Tiger Cub Or Tigercub You will get several buiuld blogs including electric versions

21/11/2020 10:44:29

There has been at least one electrified Grumpy Tiger Cub but I think it was enlarged a bit.

Mine used a couple of .15s,

Edited By Peter Miller on 21/11/2020 10:46:28

Thread: Liteply compositionPoplar 87%
21/11/2020 08:26:01

Mantua models used to manufacture balsa ply. Not sure if they still do.

I just checked and they only list normal ply and poplar ply

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