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Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
01/01/2020 21:55:21

I have Tomorrow off work and will be spending some of it sanding the airframe to shape, what have others done for cutting the upper fuselage gun ports in the nose? Looks like i will finish mine with tissue and dope before spray painting it. Still considering which scheme to paint it as, there are so many goods ones, i quite like the idea of one from the Battle of Britain but the African theater ones also look great.............

Thread: Lost mojo
31/12/2019 18:46:28

Sorry for your loss fly boy, what model is it, do you have any pictures, perhaps others on here have built that model and can post pictures of theirs to give you encouragement. Even if you do a small amount each day once you can see it moving forward it may encourage you to go on and finish it, Once done it will be an achievement to see that you have done what you promised your wife and it has her name on it.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Hunter & Phantom
30/12/2019 19:12:56

Would certainly love a Meteor for these 50mm fans...........

30/12/2019 19:12:04

These EDF jets are this years forum mass build, (see the mass build thread), looking forward to seeing everyone else`s builds, hopefully my build can look as good as some of those already completed. going to be starting my Gnat in the mass build thread later this week............Martin

Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
29/12/2019 18:59:37

Thanks for that, todays progress second fuz side sheeting going on, hole at back made for elevator snake exit...........

Couldn`t resist adding a few lightening holes, probably a waste of time but it made me feel good   laugh


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28/12/2019 19:16:16

Still waiting for inspiration on the finish, saw a really nicely painted Hurri on the Cambrian stand at the NATS, i would like to finish it like that, Steve was going to ask the owner what he had used.

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
28/12/2019 19:12:35

Very nice, looking forward to the flight report, starting mine next week..............

Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
28/12/2019 16:54:15

Wing joint with 30 min epoxy, glue heated to thin and masking tape outboard of joint to stop spread of glue, removed BEFORE the glue sets!



img_20191228_170215_resized_20191228_050252093.jpgEdited By martin collins 1 on 28/12/2019 16:55:23

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28/12/2019 13:26:32

Ok, left hand side sheeting has now been curved around the fuselage, glued and pinned in place, Top tip in the instructions was to throughly wet the outside of the sheeting and let it soak in for 10 mins, this makes bending rather than snapping the sheet much easier. Minor observation on the sheeting is that in the instructions it says cut 18mm off the 2mm sheet supplied for the battey hatch, having done this it didn`t leave enough on the sheet to get the other 18mm for the other side and leave enough for the bottom fuselage sheeting. It would have been better to just cut enough to cover the hatch sides which would have then left enough for the bottom. Also i am still short of sheet wood in the kit, one sheet would do the battery hatch sides and the underside of the fuz, the other sheet is used on the main fuselage side sheeting, there is not enough to do the cockpit sides and the piece which is forward of that up to the battery hatch. Another 1/2 sheet would have covered it. Luckily i have quite a stock of balsa sheet so a visit to the model shop is not needed! Minor niggle on what is a very nice kit and a fun build so far.


28/12/2019 09:46:32

In the interests of keeping it light so i can launch it myself it will be on 2200 3s, i have a kit from the other manufacturer of a KI-61 Hein which will be on 4s, thinner wing on that for more speed.

Thread: Your experience of Banggood delivery time?
27/12/2019 23:35:16

Anyone sent a duff battery back to them, if so which carrier did you use and did you get a replacement or your money back?

Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
27/12/2019 22:06:12

Santa came through for me, Gnat EDF kit which along with the RCM&E build article and a Gnatty (sorry!) Airfix 1/48 scale Gnat kit which will be used for the decal scan for plane mine will be built as. Pressing on with my Cambrian ME109 now to get the airframe finished to clear the building board for the mass build. Mine will be started on the 1st Jan................ smiley


Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
27/12/2019 21:09:25

I`m sure a number of you who have read this thread from the start have assumed the 109 build had fallen into another of my never to be finished kits. No siree, just a pause for other hobbies, work has recommenced this evening, a couple of new kits have arrived courtesy of Santa, a Cambrian Cassutt racer and a Tony Nijhuis Gnat EDF. So before the Gnat gets started for my participation in the 2020 mass build i must at least get the 109 airframe finished and ready to cover.

Tonight i have started attaching the battery hatch and fuselage side sheeting, these need gluing along the bottom edge first so that when it is curled around the curved fuselage side it can be pinned at the top edge and stay in shape. Quickest way would be using the devils glue (thin cyano, which gives me breathing problems) but this build is being done with Aliphatic which i prefer so no more progress in this area until tomorrow when the glue has dried.

The wing is strengthened in the join area with a fibreglass bandage, i finally decided on 30 min epoxy to impregnate the bandage and to stop the epoxy binding up the aileron linkages i put some Plasticine around the rods.

More updates once i have all the side sheeting on and sanded in a couple of days time.



Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
27/12/2019 14:00:17

Very nice, the pilot needs a flowing scarf for those low flybys........... smiley

26/12/2019 14:50:29

Very nice indeed Paul, the colours certainly suit the model..........Martin

Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
24/12/2019 17:09:17

Try evilbay, only a couple of £s more expensive............


Thread: Your experience of Banggood delivery time?
23/12/2019 20:21:10

Just had an FMS 50mm fan unit delivered, just under 2 weeks from order to delivery, no problem with that.............

Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
23/12/2019 20:15:14


img_fan_resized_20191223_080738738.jpgFMS Fan unit arrived today via Bangood, £22 delivered was a good deal, waiting on Santa now for the kit of parts, will post picture of the parts once i have them.

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21/12/2019 20:58:42

Yay, good choice, Gnat kit arriving via Santa (i hope), Aifix Gnat kit bought off evilbay to use as a guide for panel lines and decal scans hopefully. Going with this scheme, what are others looking at as schemes for their jets?


20/12/2019 19:21:29

As several have mentioned earlier in this thread i think it would be a good idea to get going on the build earlier than in previous years. I have several hobbies and during the (hopefully) warmer months with lighter evenings etc i probably won`t be doing much building whilst now it would be a toss up between the building board and TV! Any chance the subject could be confirmed and the button pushed for the 1st of Jan as it would then be officially the 2020 mass build. Any others agree with me on this?

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