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Thread: Cambrian models 1/4 scale Cassutt Racer build thread
06/05/2020 00:52:35

End of day three, 12.45am finish, up at 5 am for work yet i still feel i am dropping behind at the moment. I had to remove the rear spar which i had glued the evening before with PVA as i wasn`t happy with the bond as it had moved overnight, so i decided to clean it up and re glue with 30 min epoxy whilst it was held with some tied cord. The only other work to the wing were the main spar webbing pieces which went on with PVA. The wing saddle pieces were fitted which are cut from 6x6 balsa strip and the front upper formers were fitted along with the battery tray sides, i decided to lighten those with three 30mm holes. The rear sheeting is in place having been glued to the top longeron and then whetted over with hot water until it could be curved nicely round the formers, this is now held in place overnight with some magic tape as we are fresh out of masking tape (on the shopping list for later today)

Hopefully i can get back onto the build around 4pm and maybe catch back up to where i need to be by close of play.




Edited By martin collins 1 on 06/05/2020 00:55:31

05/05/2020 00:25:26

Short update as it is gone midnight and i am up at 5am for work. Had to push on tonight as i felt if i didn`t make it to this point i was going to be dropping behind schedule so i saw in the new day with a tub of PVA glueing the second main spar in and the ply rear spar. All the rear top formers are on the fuselage as are all the main stringers and the front side panels. I hope to get back on to it around 5.30 tomorrow afternoon with more fuselage work and the flip side of the rudder, elevators and tailplane.



03/05/2020 22:32:14

Here is the progress at close of play on day one, all lower fuselage formers in along with the bottom stringers, wing leading edge and inner ribs glued on and the upper spar PVA`d in place. The tailplane, rudder and elevators have had their false ribs glued in place on one side, they will be flipped over to complete the job on those parts tomorrow. The wing should have the lower and rear spars glued and the fuselage will get the upper formers and stringers added (if all goes to plan!). Kit is going together very nicely with a good fit on the parts.

Next update around this time tomorrow.............



03/05/2020 12:42:41

So the challenge has begun laugh front five formers are in place, normally i would have used Aliphatic glue but that would have meant an overnight drying break so 30 min epoxy is the weapon of choice for those so i can move on to getting the second fuselage side in place shortly. only mod to kit so far is cutting holes in four of the ply formers, won`t make much difference but makes me happier about adding a bit of epoxy weight! I have also added a picture of the electric motor mount pack and the glow engine mount that comes with the kit. The keen eyed among you will notice the freshly drained cup of tea, the first of many i`m sure!



02/05/2020 05:30:37

Major omission from the parts photo is of course the two foam core wing sections, too large to fit in the picture!

01/05/2020 21:46:28

Slight delay to kick off, start time will now be Sunday morning as i have next Friday and Saturday off work so want to include those in the 7 day build to give me a bit more construction time if i need it. I laid out the box contents this evening for a picture, very impressed with the quality of the plastic mouldings and the accessory packs, there is a plastic engine mount if you want to go i.c (or petrol) and a separate electric pack for the motor mounting. Great value i think and produced in Britain, good to support UK companies at this time, they have a Midget Mustang racer kit coming soon at 1/4 scale to compliment the Cassutt, my name is on the waiting list yes

Ordered some extra #11 blades, 90mm low bounce wheels and a 25mm tail wheel from Nexus.

Probably going to go with a combination of the covering materials i have here, be good to use some of it up, any colour scheme ideas from that lot guys?

Ready to go, stick the kettle on, next update on Sunday.........



29/04/2020 23:00:24

My next build was going to be a Balsa USA Phaeton 90 but i had a slight re jig and am slipping this build in before the bipe. I have always had a soft spot for these midget racers and have already got a Cambrian 1/4 scale Midget Mustang which was a used 2nd hand buy and i was impressed with the build quality so when Cambrian re kitted the Cassutt i had to get one.

I will be starting the kit this Friday and am aiming to try to build it on another of my 7 day challenges, this time it will not include the test flight for obvious reasons! It will be electric with an E Flite power 60 motor on 6s and will be film covered but not sure on the scheme yet, they seem to look best in one solid colour with just a bit of trim. Opening the box i was impressed by the attention to detail, all the bits are in bags with a header card saying which part of the build they are for. Having built one of Cambrian`s Funfighter 109`s i know this will be an enjoyable build. Here is a pic of the box contents to wet your appetite.



Thread: Splashed the cash, two kits.......which to build first!
26/04/2020 09:29:16

Many thanks Dave, great article, it was one of the reasons that made me look for the kit.........

Will of course do a build thread on both models once i get started.

Thread: plastic sheet to cover plan?
26/04/2020 09:26:14

Ended up buying 8 builders polythene dust sheets off Amazon for £8.50 including free delivery, they will last me a lifetime!

Thread: Splashed the cash, two kits.......which to build first!
25/04/2020 23:25:26

Picked up a 44" span SIG Smith Miniplane kit from one of the model selling sites at a good price, Mehm shab is going to wrap it and it will be my birthday present in a couple of weeks, it will be electric on 4s. I was also on the lookout for a large bipe kit to put my trusty Kalt 22cc petrol into, it was last run 15 years ago but i got it out this week, fueled it and it started first flick! laugh I ended up ordering a Balsa USA Phaeton 90 from Pegasus models, it was delivered the next day, great service and their last one in stock. I will have to pick up a larger building board to do the wings for this one at 70" wingspan. Which to build first..........



Thread: plastic sheet to cover plan?
24/04/2020 22:17:16

Got a couple of kits to build, one is 70" span, i have used the backing off covering film to cover my plans on smaller models but need a bit more this time. Where do you source thin sheet plastic from to cover your plans to build on?

Thread: Balsa USA Phaeton 90, anyone here built/owned one?
23/04/2020 18:31:07

Taken from another modelling forum a 1.20 cc fourstroke is equivilent to a 20cc petrol and on this very forum, **LINK** a 40cc is way over the top unless you want 3D (which i don`t. Just looking for a general fun Sports bipe.......

23/04/2020 17:14:29

Just pulled the trigger on a Phaeton 90 kit, i have a 22cc Kalt petrol engine which i last used 15 years ago which was looking for something to power. I got the engine out of the box yesterday, rigged up a test stand and it went first flick laugh


I kept it when i sold the airframe it was in as it was such a good reliable motor. I have been looking around and the Phaeton 90 seemed like a good home for it, just got to stick it together now!


Edited By martin collins 1 on 23/04/2020 17:19:14

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
20/04/2020 18:24:54

Love the Stampe, Tiger Club colours, i have pictures of the full size at Elstree back in the 1970,s somewhere......

Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
19/04/2020 17:04:15

Wow Andy, very impressive, love the colour scheme and the silver film does a good job of camouflaging the silencer from the side view. You must be well pleased, would be great to get them all together later this year if the lock down gets lifted, make a nice picture for the RCM&E mag..........

Thread: Copy of Tequila Sunrise magazine article needed
17/04/2020 18:07:38

Many thanks found it on the link provided, i hadn`t scrolled down far enough!............M

17/04/2020 17:43:21

Thanks for that, i was after the magazine article, it was in the Feb 92 Radio Modeller magazine.

16/04/2020 22:03:10

Can anyone help with a copy of Peter Millers Tequila Sunrise magazine build article? I bought the mag and plans on Ebay but when it turned up i had the plan but a different mag. The seller can`t find the actual magazine so sent a different one, no good to me no

Many thanks for any help..........M

Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
16/04/2020 21:41:35

If you have yours to hand Andy send them to David or post them on here, i have (hopefully) temporarily lost my phone today and i use it to take my pictures. I`m hoping i left it at work but won`t know till i go back there in the morning, if you still need pics tomorrow i will hopefully be able to help out...........

15/04/2020 20:01:35

Hi David, i can help you out with all of that but i am a bit tied up with other stuff this evening, will post the list and pics tomorrow evening for you. Great fliers, certainly worth putting it together as they go together very quickly........Martin

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