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Thread: Return of the SMA
23/09/2020 21:06:26

That appeals to me as well.. I need a small winter chuckie...

Martyn

Thread: K5682 - Martyn's Fury
29/07/2020 08:55:27

Hi Danny

A bit of a shock to me as well, but common sense (nothing common in sense), prevailed and my other guru (Gordon W) thought that not going electric would be a mistake. The overwhelming driver though was getting the panelling to look right and getting that sorted in my mind was the real motivation to restart. I could only really do that with an electric motor and fixed cowl.

I have always had a desire to build the David Vaughn Mustang, so that is where the RCV will go...

Not sure when though, my build list is getting silly again..

GAL56

MR quarter scale Fournier RF4

Quarter Scale Pitts S2A

Quarter Scale ASK-18

plus the usual plethora of indoor models I seem to get sucked into...

Martyn

28/07/2020 20:45:48

You can pick yourselves up off the floor. After a 20 month break, initially caused by illness then distraction, I am back on the Fury.

I have decided on a few changes, probably, the biggest is to install an el****ic motor, in this case an OS60, 375kv which allegedly has similar power to a 90 sized FS. Probably on a 5S setup..

This will allow me to permanently fix the cowl and the aluminium panels will be as per the original.

I am also going to keep the mechanics as simple as possible, so fixed undercarriage, no oleos etc as per the original. I would imagine that this will be quite lightly loaded, if not as light as Danny's masterpiece.

I actually restarted a couple of weeks ago, first job was to build the motor mounting box.

electric1.jpg

The undercarriage was as per plan and I still need to add the cross braces

The cabane has taken a couple of days. Its dry assembled, I just need to fit the wings and triangulate buts its looking OK so far.

cabane-cowl1.jpg

The tape is to stop the landing wire tags from sliding off inadvertently.

I also dry fitted the fin and tailplane to check for alignment.

cabane-cowl2.jpg

Hopefully, It will all get soldered up tomorrow and then the cross braces will get fitted.

Really enjoying this now., much happier now that I have the cowl problem resolved.

Sticky ali sheet and wires currently on route from Mick Reeves. Been watching Danny's videos to see how it all should be done.

More to come, hopefully before March 2022..

Martyn

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
13/07/2020 12:08:40

Hi Danny

I am confused. Is that your Fury on the bench? It looks amazing. I am guessing it's your workshop but puzzles why you gave Richard Crapps Stencils on the wall.

Martyn

Thread: Piper Twin Apache PA23 -150 74"
09/07/2020 20:27:12

Looks great Danny. A very pretty looking aeroplane and a sensible size as well

Martyn

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
21/06/2020 15:49:15

That looks superb Danny.

Important question though.

How do you keep your workshop so dust free?

Martyn

08/06/2020 14:50:56

PS

What's the little trick?

M

08/06/2020 14:49:07

Hi Danny

They look great

How did you manage to spray behind the ailerons?

Martyn

06/06/2020 08:31:02

That does look superb Danny.

Absolutely lovely.

05/06/2020 19:14:16

Looks pretty good from here Danny

Klass Kote really is nice to use isn't it?

Martyn

04/06/2020 20:33:01

Is that grey primer Danny?

04/06/2020 13:36:34

Looks a bit starved horse to me Danny

laugh LOL

Only kidding

Martyn

02/06/2020 20:08:30

That was the answer Danny, I was wondering what solvent you were using.

Celly thinners worked OK for me for my HVLP gun.

Martyn

02/06/2020 19:40:55

That looks great Danny.

KK is wonderful stuff, but how are you going to clean your airbrush?

Martyn

Thread: FrSky Horus X10S Express LBT to OpenTX
30/05/2020 20:35:22

Thanks all

I will install 2.3.7 which I think is the latest stable release

Best wishes

Martyn

29/05/2020 21:36:26

I have just bought a Horus X10S Express and want to install OpenTX.

I have watched the Joshua Bardwell video and am currently reading the documentation but is all seems a little dated. I have also checked the OpenTx website.

Is there anything more recent or any gotchas that I need to watch out for?

Thanks

Martyn

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
26/05/2020 12:37:12

Hi Danny

I assume that the Fury does not use streamline wires. I am trying to remember.

Martyn

26/05/2020 10:21:18

Danny, that looks superb

BTW, regarding decal sheet, you can always spray paint the sheet first, let it dry then print, let it dry then seal with car lacquer

Martyn

Thread: The State of Play
24/05/2020 12:24:16

There is always a risk of reinventing the wheel without asking why the wheel failed in the first place.

I Al looking at a CAP Hurricane build (from plan not kit) at the moment, it's the right size for me although getting an ic engine inside is a bit of a problem.

The point is that here was a range of aircraft, they appear to be well thought through, cowls and cockpits available but the business no longer exists. If there was a viable demand for these kits, then why are they no longer produced?

Martyn

23/05/2020 10:16:19

Tempest or Sea Fury to suit a 100 or 120 size

(In my case an SC120FS - I would love a Laser though)

Engine needs to be fully enclosed which probably make the Tempest an easier option

Answering the question..

Martyn

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