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Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
18/05/2020 13:55:32

Chaps thank you for the replies.

Martin, yes a chipmunk (D Bryant). Taken a few years to build started the project as part of Danny's scale class.

Jon, unless i hear otherwise will continue with Options 2: Cooling baffles and exhaust cut out.

No need to rush for reply plenty to be getting on with.

Kind regards


17/05/2020 17:38:06

Just an initial look at some cooling baffles, I was hoping not to have to cut the cowl. dscn0474.jpgdscn0475.jpg


A rough estimate gives equal area for inlet and outlet if no cut out in cowl. Not sure if the baffles will enable me to get away with not having to cut the cowl.



With the area marked on the underside of cowl, gives a 2:1 ratio, if no cut out on underside then it is 1:1 for outlet to inlet.


The area marked on lower side of cowl is for a dummy exhaust, this may reduce the efficiency of the baffles.


Options 1: Cooling baffles and no cut outs.

Options 1: Cooling baffles and exhaust cut out

Options 1: Cooling baffles, exhaust cut + an area on underside of cowl.

Any comments and suggestions chaps.

Kind Regards


Thread: Silver Wolf's Chipper-too
16/04/2020 18:38:21

All rib stiches and tapes done.


Sealed with a 50/50 dope & thinners, as i believe the the tapes would lift.


dscn0444.jpgBefore i add panel lines and rivets, will now take a look at adding some cooling baffles to cowl. This may take a little while as i hope to have a go with turbocad.


28/03/2020 16:02:03

Certainly John, first one is at 12 wks weighing 5Kg, sorry about the orientation.

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Second taken today at 6 months and 25Kg


Hope you enjoy

28/03/2020 13:54:35

Its been quite some time since anything has been done on the chippy. Some due to a half hearted start on the fury and partly taking ownership of a young pup. Having decided to stop the fury build, hope to get the chippy moving along a bit.

Starting to get some detail work done.



Will coat the stitching with 50/50 dope to help with the adhesion as the solartex does appear to be lifting in a couple of places. Just out of Interest the covering for the wings etc is silk over tissue.

Surprising how long it takes.



Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
24/10/2019 10:59:49

Not sure sure with the lack of progress on my fury (hope to restart soon) that I count as a builder but will be going to Gaydon. Hopefully to get some motivation and inspiration.

Happy to meet up if we arrange time and place.



Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
08/07/2019 18:13:16

Enjoyed meeting up, nice to put faces to names, most enjoyable. I'm sure that it will help with keeping the projects moving, all be it very slowly.

There will be at least three of us who will not be venturing near another D Bryant plan. However credit is due to Mr Bryant for designing what I hope will be a very good sport scale model. Especially given that these days we have CAD and the internet for searching details etc.

Graham, its never too late, just remember small steps a few milestones and you will get there. Just enjoy every step.

Have a safe trip and enjoy Devon.



06/07/2019 18:14:48

Will be incommunicado for most of this evening, so just name time & place and I will endevour to be there.

Kind Regards


05/07/2019 22:19:22

I'll be there on Sunday

Thread: Silver Wolfs Fury K2065
20/06/2019 17:33:32

Just a few bits done, have been side tracked with DIY.


Servo rails mounted and push rod layouts planned, this is something that I normally leave to the end


Modified F1 for Laser 80


Getting ready for fun and games with fuselage formers.


Not much building done but now starting to fly regular, really prefer to be outside than being in model shop if the weather is decent.

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
19/06/2019 19:33:10

Hi Danny

Below is the base tissue


Silk with one or two coats of dope, mixture of 25% shrinking, 25% non-shrinking and 50% thinners.


Finished and awaiting detail and primer



They are all in a draw in the loft/model room and still look good after a year. I will complete the chippy after the fury.

Hope this helps in some small way.

Kind Regards


14/06/2019 20:59:32

Hi Danny,

With regards the silk, I used a standard White Silk. 5mm Pongee 100% silk from Homecrafts @ £4.99 per sq m. It was used on the chippy, my first attempt at silk over tisssue. very pleased with result.

Regards SW

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
09/05/2019 18:52:09

Still a long way off with mine, although I have decicded to place the servos just in front of F4 and intend to use wire and carbon rod for push rods.


Throttle servo will fit below servo tray.



Thread: Hawker Fury Mk1 Replica, K1930 (OO-HFU)
18/01/2019 13:34:32

Hi Andy,

Just about to consider tank and radio layout before starting to put fusealge sides together. I am considering a similar layout as yours. How do you plan access to tank and throttle servo?



Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
09/01/2019 17:14:48

Hi Danny,

Although you are past the left hand sheeting, the photo shows panel lines you have are correct.


Regards SW

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
04/12/2018 18:04:09

I will be powering mine with a laser and had thought of a 100 or 120, as this would suit future models. Both of these engines are out of production at the moment and after correspondence with Jon (Laser), his recommendation is that their 80 would be suitable, running a 15x6 prop. The 120 is a short stroke engine that likes to rev a little.



Thread: Silver Wolfs Fury K2065
13/11/2018 12:45:34

Slow progress, but at least progress.


When cutting the ribs I have noticed that the edge being cut is not as square as I would like.


I normally use several cuts and keep the blade square, but still end up with less than perfect edges.

Not really to much of a problem as these will get sanded square, would be nice to get ab better edge to start with.



Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
01/11/2018 14:59:38

As regards to the fidelity of any scale documentation just a few thoughts.

When this model was designed there would be no easy access to photos or drawings that we have today and nobody would have been using CAD.

Today with a few clicks of the mouse we can be inundated with information. Thus if we really want an accurate scale model then the only way is to design it from scratch.

Somtimes its hard to take a step back from all the information and be content with a model that is not 100% scale fidelity, especialy from the surface detail that modern digital cameras provide.

At least with all the information we have a choice on how much or little we add, although not sure if its a bleesing or a curse.

Just like to say thanks to the guys you have taken the time to download the photos from their vist.



Thread: Hawker Fury Mk1 Replica, K1930 (OO-HFU)
30/10/2018 18:13:33

Nice idea with using scraps of balsa as clamps, maygive that a go, likely to use servos in wing aswell.



Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
25/10/2018 18:22:58

Hi Gents,

Any fury builders going to Gaydon this weekend? If so anybody fancy meeting up?



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