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Member postings for Geoff Gardiner

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Thread: Tony N 50mm Phanton F4
25/11/2020 12:34:38

Very nice Steve.

I struggle to get my Provost in the air and would be interested in some details of your bungee device, is it home made?


Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
25/11/2020 11:53:54

I have a rule that I won't start a build until I have finished the one that I am working on otherwise I fear that I would never get anything finished.

I am nearing the end of my current Hawk build and the Mustang has jumped the queue and will be up next.

18/11/2020 16:03:45

Me too yes

14/11/2020 19:03:07

I have a spare Turnigy SK3 Aerodrive 5045/660kv that I am thinking of using on either 4 or 5 cells.

I am not sure if it will be too high a kv for the 14x8 four bladed prop.

Any thoughts anyone?


14/11/2020 10:48:58

Regarding the FMS 4 bladed prop, am I correct in assuming it is the 14x8 version we will be using and not the 17x9?

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
13/11/2020 22:41:49

I have finished fitting and pinning all the control surfaces and thought I would put all the pieces together, for the first time, and see how it looks.



As we are in lockdown again, I think I will go ahead with the painting and have it fully finished before the maiden.

More later...

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
12/11/2020 10:56:37

Out of interest Richard, how many people are going to be building your Mustang?

Hopefully we shall see plenty of build logs popping up on this forum.

I still need to finish my TN Hawk before starting mine.

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
09/11/2020 22:43:49

Been a bit busy with other stuff lately but have fitted the mylar hinges into the control surfaces and pinned them with cocktail sticks.


More later...

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
05/11/2020 13:25:38

I'm calling dibs on this one:

queen jean.jpg

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
01/11/2020 21:59:39

I have added the air vents to the top hatch and also 3d printed and fitted a sprung catch.






More later...

Thread: Mini Jet Provost
31/10/2020 12:33:32

Hi Barrie,

I have mine as far forward as I could get it which is in the nose next to the battery. I still needed a small amount of nose weight to achieve the c of g.

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
30/10/2020 10:56:39

I decided to glass the air intakes as I think it will add a bit of strength and also be a better surface for painting.

I used epoxy resin for this.


More later...

28/10/2020 10:43:37

Hi Martin.

I am using roughly equal amounts of light weight filler, talc (baby powder) and water based varnish. Then add a dab of paint for colour and thin with a bit of water to a thick paint consistency.

27/10/2020 20:33:36

Painted some sauce onto the fuselage:



I am going to need a bit of filler where the nose cone attaches to the fuselage.

More later...

27/10/2020 09:37:33

A few more bits done:

I have given the wing a coat of sauce and sanded back, also added the anti stall fins (which I nearly forgot).



Installed the anti roll fins to the bottom of the fuselarge. I made a jig to help get the angle correct.


I have also designed and 3d printed a pair of air intakes that will be fitted to the top hatch.



More later...

21/10/2020 13:48:39

In an effort to try and keep weight down as much as possible I thought I would have a go at using Feddy B's secret sauce. I have been weighing each part at different stages of the build and will post the results at the end if anybody is interested.



More later...

Thread: Best way to mount ESC
15/10/2020 18:26:01

If you have motor standoffs (spacers) you can possible use cable ties to attach the ESC to them. Gives a nice airflow over both sides of the ESC.

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
11/10/2020 23:21:29

Last bit of glassing done this evening.

Most of the airframe was covered using epoxy. However, I have used Eze-Cote on the tail parts mainly because it is easier than trying to mix up small amounts of epoxy resin (and much quicker).


More later...

Thread: Home Made CNC/Laser Cutter
07/10/2020 21:50:42

Hi Mark,

Would an STL file of the mount be any use to you?

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Hawk - Build Log
01/10/2020 10:33:39

Fuselage getting covered:


More later...

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