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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?



Thread: Silver Wolfs Fury K2065
25/10/2018 18:20:01

fury_1_sqn_1_by_ws_clave-dpor6g.jpgHopefully this one will get built a little quicker than the chippy, although with two wing's it's asking a lot.

Would be grateful if a mod could make the graphic above the header please.

Late for start of class, at least I've made a start. It will be powered by a laser, not sure what size yet, possibly a 1.20 or 1.55



Will get the tailplane and elevators done next, wings will follow once Danny has done the ground work. But I do need to get some more done on the chippy.




Edited By Silver Wolf on 25/10/2018 18:20:40

Thread: Tony B's replica
10/10/2018 21:19:08

Looking good, wish i could build that quick.

Thanks for the tip with regards FS5, duly noted on plan.


Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
04/10/2018 18:18:20

There you go John, hope they are clear enough.



Hope to make a start on mine within the next week or two.

I will be using a laser for power, not sure what size. Dick van Mourik wrote an article in RC scale international (2004) and commented that the laser 70 was marginal but found the 120 to be a perfect match.



29/09/2018 21:17:04

Just arrived home to find a parcel from France. Just like to say thanks to Ernie for the work done,definitely saved us a lot of work. Appreciate the time taken to get them parceled and posted,, quality of parts excellent

David, hope that your wife is soon on the road to recovery. There is no race, just enjoy the anticipation and learn from the building blogs. I benefited from being part of the "chip shop" but don't tell Danny that i have not finish it yet.

Kind Regards



Edited By Silver Wolf on 29/09/2018 21:17:42

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
27/09/2018 12:15:30

Well what's it to be Nimrod or Fury? Some of the colour schemes for the Nimrod's look very attractive could be very tempted. My bench still has a chippy on it. With the Fury having two sets of wings it could take a little while.



Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
17/08/2018 20:06:42


With the amount of planking, I think that Colin is right wink.

Anyway parts now ordered.


Thread: Anyone interested in a Nats meet-up?
17/08/2018 14:35:07

Unfortunately i work the weekend shift, will miss my trip to the Nats, so have a brew for me.


Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
15/08/2018 12:41:53

Enthusiasm!! I'm still recovering from the first Bryant wing crying.

With a few DIY jobs that have needed to be done and the weather, not much time for building although more flying than previous years.

After being involved with the chippy build and learning a lot, I'm Looking forward to getting started, hope to get parts ordered soon. Was not to sure if I should get involved with the Fury as Chippy still needs to be finished. However I would very much like to improve my wire bending and soldering skills and having the comments from other builders certainly helps and keeps the motivation when things aren't quite right

Colin your not alone, I know how you feel with getting the Chippy finished, I felt the same. However I did manage to pick it up again. I need to make a list of jobs required to finish it.


Thread: Thinking of changing my car
31/07/2018 17:59:13

Skoda all the way for me. Had octavia which ended up with 300,000 miles, very reliable. Upgraded to Superb lots of usable room and realy comfortable to drive.

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
27/07/2018 19:02:01


After giving it some thought, i have decided to have a go at the fury, even though I still have the chippy to finish.

Learnt a lot whilst doing that build and am looking forward to improving my wire bending and a few more skills.

Although after surviving a Bryant wing, Its utter madness to have to build two more.

So a quick recap of materials and suppliers.

Plan, spinner and wood pack from Sarik

Glass hinges from Danny

Brass etched parts from Ernie

3D printed parts from Tony Bennet

Is this correct?

Two Bryant wings utter madness crying

Kind regards


Thread: losing revs slowly at idle
17/07/2018 17:11:31

Tried the intresting trick, however could not get the engine to cut, so presume that the fuel line is thick walled.

I have leaned the bottom end out just a small amount and engine seems a little happier and more than adequate for flight. Just for the record it is an AX and swings a11x8 and the engine is around 3 to 4 yrs but as not had a great deal of running in fact it looks almost new. I also put a few drops of after run oil in and model is stored nose down.

Thanks for all the replies.

Kind Regards


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
17/07/2018 17:02:48

Maiden flight last week, first low wing since returning. No dramas just a little quick to land, no trimming needed, although i did pack RH wing seat with 1/32 ply to centralize tailplane before first flight.

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The CofG needs to be moved rearwards so I will remove lead from engine mount and add a tank retention plate.



Hope that I can now get some aerobatic practice, as I would like to think about entering the sportsman F3a next year. At least be in a position to start practicing the basic schedule.


Thread: losing revs slowly at idle
09/07/2018 20:54:10

Firstly apologies for the late response, short working week but long hours that don''t allow for anything to be done on work days unfortunately.

Plug is enya No3, fuel is model technics Irvine sport 5 and fresh, the prop is a 11x8.

The gradual lose of revs seems to happen all the time. Pick up from idle is not to bad maybe a little rich but only at the very end of the transition to full power. Only really notice this behavior due to setting up throttle in new model. As I have said it is not really to much of a problem, just wonder if i have been a bit tardy with setting the secondary needle.

Thanks for all the replies.

Kind Regards


05/07/2018 18:22:55

Not really a problem. I have an OS46 that runs quite happley however at idle it slowly losses revs, any ideas?


Kind Regards


Edited By Silver Wolf on 05/07/2018 18:23:34

Thread: Silver Wolf's Chipper-too
16/03/2018 16:48:46


Wing fillets were made by using a phenolic microballons filler mixed with some 30 min epoxy. I have seen David Platt using a polyester resin which seemed a better consistency and i think it was a finishing resin that he used. The fillets are far from perfect the camera does improve my build quality.


Made a start on covering now, flaps, ailerons and other empennages covered with silk over tissue. Hope to get fuselage glassed by the end of the month once its warmed up a bit.



Will need to spray a coat of dope, add a little detail then some primer.



Edited By Silver Wolf on 16/03/2018 16:49:08

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
28/02/2018 19:42:15


Just a few photos of silk over tissue, hope they help.



They have had only two coats of 50/50 dope, possibly another coat then primer.



Thread: Decals or paint?
16/02/2018 18:45:47


A lot will depend on the size of model.

I used decal on my flair Legionnaire, more than adequate although not overly pretty. If i had not wanted to get the model into the air quite so quick then would have considered painting.


At 2m or more it makes little difference. However it all depends on what sort of model you want.


I have started to experiment with silk over tissue, very rewarding but a lot of work.

What ever you decide just enjoy.




Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
13/02/2018 20:44:26

I hope to be able to join this build if i can get the chippy ready for final paint. I am in the process of covering ailerons, flaps etc with silk over tissue. A lot more work involved however very pleased with the initial tissue covering.

If the covering goes well,there will be no need for solartex.

I think my area of future intrest is going to be WW1 so the fury build does appeal as a good stepping stone, especially with the guidance from Danny.



Thread: Silver Wolf's Chipper-too
01/02/2018 11:14:11

Danny, I had thought that it might help access to needle valve etc. However as i don't intend to mess around with engine settings once set up , then for simplicity it will be a more conventional fit.


Cowl fitted with three 3mm button heads, inserts fixed into hardwood block which are mounted to F2.


May add more fixings, may be into engine mount. Although this might cause problems with vibration now that i think about it.

Once covered I will think about cooling baffles.


Fin strake added along with wing fillets.


Well at long last its starting to look like a chippy.

Will now fill and sand fuselage, ailerons,flaps etc ready for covering.


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