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Member postings for Andy Meade

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Thread: The Alpina is back!
31/07/2020 08:45:16
Posted by GrumpyGnome on 31/07/2020 04:35:17:

I can only drool at the machines costing that much.... I know they will last for years and still be gorgeous, but I'd never be able to justify the cost sad.


Same here. I'd be buying something scale if I was splashing that much cash. No doubt nice aircraft though.

Thread: F86 build - Boeing chase plane
20/07/2020 13:45:30

Hi James, Great progress - the shape is really coming along.

Do you live in Llandudno Junction by any chance?

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
14/07/2020 08:10:02

Yup, gloves felt a bit too "grippy" to me, so I was sanitising before and after each launch yes

Lovely photos as always Chief, you've got a great camera wink

Edited By Andy Meade on 14/07/2020 08:10:43

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
03/07/2020 08:50:10

All good advice men! The viscosity of the Gurit resin I use is around about single cream, if that helps.

If thick like honey, you could heat it slightly to make it runnier, the corollary of that though is less working time.

23/06/2020 16:37:36

Now you have to ask yourself if you trust the plastic kit maker's CAD monkeys!

23/06/2020 15:00:46

Must have been some cheesey feet on that surfboard Pete!

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
23/06/2020 11:14:53

I don't think there will be any mistaking your parts Dirk! Are you coming over for the Lleyn meet?

23/06/2020 09:56:00

And that's the bit you're ejecting over the rocks, right?!!

Great work Dirk, lovely paint job as always.

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
22/06/2020 15:42:33

I think it's the right choice chief, see you in Llandudno!

Thread: Glider Tug Advice Needed.
22/06/2020 13:21:41

Don't bother with circuits. Flat out and straight up is best. Finger on both releases.Ensure the glider has released properly ( a flag on the line near the towing eye will help this) before you shut the throttle and dive away. Throttle back a bit at release to take the tension off the system. Be careful on your landing run as the line will be considerably lower than your tug - don't snag a fence!

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
10/06/2020 11:23:28

Nice work, Dirk! Is it too late to drill a hole through the nose and stick a big EDF in? Would be a shame for that paintwork to end up being scratched on the rocks!

Thread: Hawker Hunter
04/06/2020 13:38:31

I'd double check it with an online calculator like this : **LINK**

It's never let me down yet. I'd put static margin at 9%.

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
03/06/2020 13:00:24

I'm calling the scale police, and they're going to lock you up.

03/06/2020 12:07:56
Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 03/06/2020 11:21:10:

By using the stretch function in AutoCAD of course!

Stretched you say?! surprise

P-almost-SSA wink

03/06/2020 11:08:43

nee-naw, nee-naw! 

How did you get the camo to line up on that stretched wing then? cooldevil

Edited By Andy Meade on 03/06/2020 11:10:08

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/04/2020 16:04:55

Thanks both, great video too! Painted in B&Q Valspar cheapo paint, which turned out quite nice with a layer of Halfords satin lacquer from a rattle can on top.

28/04/2020 13:58:42

PSS F105 Thunderchief, ready for the off.20200424_180855.jpg





Here she is with her PSS Century fighter series sisters. One still to finish, nearly there though!


Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
26/04/2020 20:15:53

We both had the same kit for a sixth scale A10, mine took me 6 months to build and finish - Phil's will be 10 years old before it gets a launch laugh

26/04/2020 19:04:26

Good grief, there's more work in that than your fuselage!

The A10 looks on in disgust.

24/04/2020 11:49:18

I think from Matt's experiences, balsa can still end up lighter than 3d printed parts in all honesty. It suits me as I can design quickly once, then print multiple items whilst doing other building (or God forbid, house!) jobs. Agreed that the moulded tanks looks fantastic too yes

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