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Member postings for Ken Lighten

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Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
28/09/2018 16:56:56

Got mine today too Ernie, thanks


Thread: BMFA Website down...?
27/09/2018 07:49:27

Likewise for me, all good now and no need to clear the cache 👍

26/09/2018 20:05:50

I can’t access it on my iPhone 6 or iPad on WiFi (used to be no problem) , I can access it on 4g, so what can have changed on WiFi?, I haven’t done anything to it!

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
14/09/2018 14:33:18

Posted by Martian on 12/09/2018 13:39:25:

Anybody who can bear to part with a couple of sheets paid of course I would love to add this as a skill , I am constantly checking e-bay but not at the right time it would seem

I’ve sent you a PM Martin


Thread: Colinís Spanish Fury
06/09/2018 17:35:47

I’m starting to think there might be a few too many design changes and ensuing problems just to achieve a colour scheme!, think I’ll go with plan B which is the 43 sqn 1938 Munich crisis with the black and white lower surfaces and camouflage, of course, that could change!


05/09/2018 09:07:03

Hi Colin, I’m thinking of doing a Spanish one as well, have you any thoughts as to how you are going to do the landing gear? I’d like to have some form of shock absorbance that won’t detract from the scale look of the main legs to much


Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
23/08/2018 20:06:44

Ordered bits, looking forward to my first mass build!

24/07/2018 20:39:40

Payment made and address added (I think!!)


22/07/2018 17:38:30

Can you add me to your list please Ernie

Thread: Ebay sellers...
25/06/2018 09:39:23

I suppose it is new!



Edited By Ken Lighten on 25/06/2018 09:40:35

Thread: C of G sensitivity
02/06/2018 19:02:29

As an aside, my avatar is/was another slightly enlarged plan for a forward swept wing slope soarer (Predator?) that I modified to take a .25, all I did was to make the wing section a symmetrical one using the top surface of the original as a pattern, the original had fixed canards (I think) which I dispensed with due to the tank etc, again, the balance point would have been as per the plan and it flew superbly, I also added a rudder and could knife edge relatively well, can’t remember what happened to it but I know I didn’t scrap it. I reckon I must have got lucky!, might do another now thinking about it.

02/06/2018 18:50:20

Bob, nope! 😁

02/06/2018 11:35:33

I built an enlarged ‘Bit’ of about 55” span many moons ago (before computers made that sort of thing easy!) and it flew brilliantly (till I forgot up is down when inverted!) and didn’t seem too twitchy at all, balance point would have been as per the original plan and any reflex was purely on the elevons. The wing section was quite thick if I recall correctly

Thread: FunAero 1/4 scale SE5a on Ebay
13/05/2018 20:01:06

Hi all, thought I’d put a shout out for an excellent quality 1/4 scale laser cut kit of the SE5a that I’ve put on EBay should anyone be after that type of thing - listing here


Edited By Ken Lighten on 13/05/2018 20:04:51

Thread: Pegasus Models Hornet - HWDMAC Winter Build 2018
29/03/2018 10:18:43

The trick with ‘T’ nuts is to use a bolt and a spacer or washer to draw the nut into position rather than using clamps

I’m in the middle of building mine at the moment and had to cut the rear deck off as, when aligning the wing, I found that I had managed to build a banana even though I’d used a fuselage jig which must be some kind of achievement! - successfully rescued thankfully

Enjoying the build even with my errors and following your group build


Thread: Decals or paint?
17/02/2018 20:32:03

Should be OK, on lots of builders use it on their 1/4 scale models with excellent results, I’ve used it on smaller electric models covered with Litespan


16/02/2018 19:21:28

Hand painting rounders is not as difficult as you might think6f130ba1-ea2a-48fa-b093-c840f38f569f.jpeg

Use a compass like this (loads on fleabay, you can get a whole set for a few quid) the paint line created acts like a dam and is easy to paint up to. Use a bit of scrap ply at the centre of the rounded to protect the surface. I used normal household paint in tester pots from B & Q that work a treat. Practice on a bit of card first to get the ‘feel’ for it


Thread: What on earth are these ???
15/01/2018 13:50:33

I hadn’t either Peter, till I left and went to a private company where we had our own tools (all changed now as tool control in those days was a bit iffy to say the least) all sorts of things were impressed into use by intrepid fitters

15/01/2018 10:37:39

I used to have a set of these for pitching rivets in a row for repair work on full size aircraft, speeded things up a bit when marking out

Thread: Powered by Laser, a gallery thread
15/12/2017 08:45:56

Fury build

Hi Jon, hopefully the above link will work, if not then it’s the RCscalebuilder website and the Hawker Fury mk1 build in ‘scratch builds’


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