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Member postings for Olly P

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Thread: Chris Golds TB-3
29/10/2017 19:14:54

Not much to report I'm afraid. I had emergency surgery 6 weeks ago, and with my better half going back to uni i have had to take on more of the house/child related tasks so she can study.

I have a major DIY task to do in a few weeks, which requires me to clear the shed a bit (lot) to give drying room, so the result may be a workable space to do some modelling in!

Hopefully more updates by the end of November.......

29/10/2017 19:14:53

Not much to report I'm afraid. I had emergency surgery 6 weeks ago, and with my better half going back to uni i have had to take on more of the house/child related tasks so she can study.

I have a major DIY task to do in a few weeks, which requires me to clear the shed a bit (lot) to give drying room, so the result may be a workable space to do some modelling in!

Hopefully more updates by the end of November.......

29/10/2017 19:14:51

Not much to report I'm afraid. I had emergency surgery 6 weeks ago, and with my better half going back to uni i have had to take on more of the house/child related tasks so she can study.

I have a major DIY task to do in a few weeks, which requires me to clear the shed a bit (lot) to give drying room, so the result may be a workable space to do some modelling in!

Hopefully more updates by the end of November.......

Thread: Aldi bargains
25/09/2017 14:51:42
Posted by Tom Thomas 2 on 25/09/2017 03:06:14:

Crocked?

Broken, busted, etc.

Emergency Surgery last week, 3-4 months recovery.

25/09/2017 01:31:08
Aldi, as per thread title....
24/09/2017 14:50:13
Cutting matts, ?2.99 for an A3 one or 2 A4 ones, great for cutting templates etc on. If I wasn't crocked I'd go get some.
Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
24/09/2017 14:42:47
Double post

Edited By Olly P on 24/09/2017 14:43:29

24/09/2017 14:42:44
Would love to but going to have to withdraw now. I had emergency surgery this week and will still be recovering in October including daily dressing changes. 3-4 months to recover.

Might be able to do some work on the tb3 while off, but doubt it....
Thread: Chris Golds TB-3
31/08/2017 23:24:30
I have managed to selotape copy and cut a couple of outlines now. I am going to do the first foam cut tomorrow pm, hopefully. Need to see what I have in stock foam wise though, the centre section is over 60mm thick so need some thick foam. If not I might have to pick some up...
Thread: I am surprised at apparently no comment
29/08/2017 21:54:17
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 29/08/2017 19:52:43:

Hi Peter,

This is true. But, as always, the devil is in the detail. While it is quite true that EASA have indicated that model flying associations will be granted some exemptions from the new regulations, they have not (as far as I can see) indicated what those exemption might be and how far they might extend. So, we are not out of the woods yet.

BEB

I have snipped your excellent post for ease BEB.

The only part i have an issue is the limitation to 'flying in a club environment.' I am no longer a member of a club - I don't fly enough to make club membership worthwhile, and do most of my flying with the PSSA crowd these days. Would this type of flying be classed as a 'club' even though there is no formal membership methodology, but BMFA insurance is required....

This is the sort of hole that causes people who have experience of government making useless laws that only limit the law abiding feel very nervous about the first steps down the road....

Thread: Chris Golds TB-3
29/08/2017 21:47:41

I'm back!

I'm planning to do some foam cutting this week if i can get the time!

I have just checked and don't appear to have a complete wing plan sheet which I haven't cut at least some wing ribs out of. The problem is i appear to have taken ribs 1-6 from all of them (this is the only constant section) This plan is was published by Traplet, so getting another copy may be tricky. I have managed to find a traced copy of it, but need to make some photocopies I think.

I have just realised that in typing this out I have stumbled across a solution - the fuselage drawing side view has the wing shown for the purposes of fitment - this gives me the cutting template i will need!

Right, time to photocopy that part of the plan...

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
23/08/2017 19:44:55

A great day on the Saturday when i was there, even though my only aircraft was too light for the conditions.

Sorry i didn't make Sunday, but Family stuff took over.

Thread: Recovering the F-86 Sabre
17/08/2017 22:07:26
Aileron covering was appalling. Can't remove, no te stock and no hinges. Not going to be ready.
17/08/2017 16:26:20

OK, how it was left after being diverted by SWMBO last night:

Wings have had 2 PolC Coats, Ailerons are covered and have first coat of Poly C. I'm not sure how there will look once they have dried and may redo.

Already got clearance for shed time this evening so with luck and a following wind I might get the wings ready for paint, including ailerons and the Fuse ready for first coat of Poly C.

Tomorrow will be the crucible - I've had to order additional Poly C, as I'm not syure i have enough, and got some other bits too. Also need to find my hinges....

16/08/2017 15:41:21

Progress update:

Stripping completed and sanding sealer has now been applied to all of the air-frame parts, and has just finished drying on the last of them.

The wings have a full layer of glass cloth and poly-C which I am just allowing to dry, I will be going out to do second coat of Poly-C in just a minute.

The fuselage and control surfaces are likely to not get poly-c'd today so that might be a job for tomorrow evening, leaving me Friday to paint.

15/08/2017 15:53:50

Sanding first as well Andy... Infact how long the fuselage takes to sand will dictate how much i get done tomorrow - I think the wings will bew quite quick, as there isn't much colout left - the centre section needs the work more than the rest. If I can get this done quick I can buy some time back, and then I can use the compressor to 'blow' off the dust and then tac rag before I start the glassing.

I have a plan which measn the drying time will not be dead - I'll be using the time as best I can.

I'm going to give it ago - no promises mind!

I'm off tomorrow, in work thursday and off friday - If i can get the full a/c glassed tomorrow I'll be very happy....

I also need to think about wing fixing - not sure if I want to go for wing bolts instead of the current wing bands - I do like wing bands for the slope, but need to dig some out!

Edited By Olly P on 15/08/2017 16:00:53

15/08/2017 14:46:37

Well, that has been partially resolved - i have the package.

We have 3 sheds and a small cupborad at the front of the house. 1 shed is locked, the others are not (bin stores).

Do you, as a courier driver with a parcel:

a) place it in an unlocked shed or cupboard?

b) force the locked sheds lifting lid up, distorting the plastic frame and disengaging the locking mechanism by damaging the plastic into which the lock catch fits, perminantly damaging the shed in the process. Then drop the package onto the floor.

I didn't even look in the locked one. I didn't expect that level of foolishness....

Still covering can commence tomorrow while the courier sorts my replacement shed. Not looking forward to those several hours of work.

15/08/2017 08:21:34
Posted by onetenor on 15/08/2017 02:10:28:

Have you got onto thr couriers to chase it up. Get the driver to show where he left it.. He may have hidden it somdwhere

Yep, used the live chat and eventually spoke to a human this morning - apparently they will send the driver back to make sure he left it at the right house. How that will help as I'm at work I do not know. nor did they take any information to allow them to contact me with an update.

He has stated in the shed, but as he has a choice of 3 and it is in none of them....

Looks like I'm sending the misses out shopping today.

Thread: Brown Paper on sheet/laminated
14/08/2017 20:50:06

Hi BEB,

I've used poly C with cloth, and the airbrush and acrylics too!

Problem is that the cloth was in the package that has gone missing. My local model shop a) doesn't have any in, b) is currently closed as the owner has had some health issues, so can't stock up there. I'm currently looking for a paddle to help in this particular creek!

I'll have to see what i can source locally - has anyone used fibreglass tissue? I might even try sanding sealer and then plain Poly C followed by paint if i need to...

14/08/2017 20:05:23
Posted by kc on 14/08/2017 19:27:33:

" left in shed" might mean left in the rubbish bin or something equally daft or just thrown over the side gate. Quicker to check everywhere possible and ask the neighbour.

Brown paper stuck with dilute PVA dries overnight. The correct brown paper is the slightly glossy one side thin stuff. Tissue stuck with wallpaper paste also works on veneer covered foam wings and probably balsa too.

Edited By kc on 14/08/2017 19:29:50

We have 2 bin sheds and a small cupboard out front. He made it to the front door to leave a note.

I have an opinion on what has happened, but won't comment until UK Mail give me an update. Also going to ring RC Worlds and see what they can do.

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