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Member postings for Geoff Gardiner

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Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
24/05/2019 22:50:21

Bit more spraying done today.



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06/05/2019 10:44:07

Hi Goth.

I did ponder over that for a while but decided not to as I was glassing the model - I may regret that decision!

02/05/2019 17:29:31

Started the paint job:




Had to stop because it started to rain - typical!

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16/04/2019 22:28:46

I have fettled the wing fairing/wing join.




I decided to brush on the filler primer coat as most will be sanded off. I will spray the colour coat.


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Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
16/04/2019 12:06:54

Just ordered a couple of the FMS fans from Bangood to add to the one I got from AliExpress.

Have know added the Hunter, Provost and Gnat to my 'to do' list, when and if they become available.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Hunter & Phantom
13/04/2019 11:27:32

Hi Tony.

Do you have any photos of your Provost and Gnat?

I am sure that I'm not the only one that is 'itching' to see them!

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
27/03/2019 17:47:33

Thanks for your comments gents.

I use Fusion 360 for my 3D design work and I am not an expert - I just tinker.

It is probably different from FreeCad (not used it myself) but if you think it might be useful, I can try and show you how I made the scoops in Fusion 360. Might take me a while though.


Thread: Don't just stand there, get one up!
26/03/2019 21:17:20

That's looking rather splendid Martin.

Have you managed to reduce the weight, relative to the first one that you made?


Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
24/03/2019 14:37:02

Bit more 3d printed stuff:




Nearly ready for painting.

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21/03/2019 18:52:42


21/03/2019 18:52:20


21/03/2019 18:51:38

I wasn't happy with the first Air vent that I made so I have redesigned it to make it more 'scale like'.


17/03/2019 21:13:34

Glassing is finished and sanded.

Starting to add some 3d printed bits before painting:





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Thread: Fouga magister 1/4.5 moulded from scratch
10/03/2019 20:22:47

Inspired by your Dremel router attachment I had a play with my 3d design / printer and came up with this:


10/03/2019 10:28:55

I'm really enjoying your build Dirk.

I have used Chartpak graphic tape for panel lines in the past and it is a real pain removing it once you have painted over it. I think your Dremel router method is genius - might try that on my Harvard build.

Keep up the good work.


Thread: Awaiting UK Customs Clearance
08/03/2019 15:42:09

I am just wondering what sort of wait times people have experienced with UK customs clearance on items sourced from overseas.

I recently ordered a 50mm FMS EDF fan from Aliexpress in China.

according to the tracking info it has been sitting in UK customs, awaiting clearance, for the past 16 days!

Is this the usual state of affairs?

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
02/03/2019 13:50:04

Glass fibre going on this weekend:


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24/02/2019 13:42:01

Made a start with the covering today. I am using Bucks Composites Glass Fibre and resin.

The first job is to seal the wood with a thinned coat of the resin. This is to stop the wood absorbing the resin when you apply the glass and prevent 'pin holing'.


I can never seem to achieve the stated target weights with my builds. This time I am going to weigh the air frame before and after covering and after painting, just to see.

I have also weighed everything that will be going into the air frame.

The grand total before covering and painting is 3.6kg.

The weight stated on the plan is 3.7kg so it looks like I will be overweight again.

The differences from Tony's version is that mine is electric, so I have added a ply battery box. I have also included the weight of the battery (a 5S Graphene, which adds 776g to my figure). I am not sure if Tony's 3.7kg included a full tank of fuel. I have also added some 3d printed detailing which adds 165g.

It will be interesting to see how much weight glassing and painting adds.

Tony's model was also covered with Easycoat film which would be lighter - I thought long and hard about this but I just prefer a glassed and painted finish.

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19/02/2019 18:38:02

Thanks chaps.

18/02/2019 14:42:40

Put all the bits together for the first time - everything is just balanced.




I'm finding the canopy a bit of a challenge to trim!

Covering next.

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