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Member postings for Martyn K

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Thread: ZZip
29/01/2018 08:11:32

That looks very lively indeed. Great fun and well done.


29/01/2018 08:11:31

That looks very lively indeed. Great fun and well done.


Thread: Wanted 09 Tee dee carb r/c throttle
26/01/2018 11:48:05


Just an RC spraybar shown. May be worthwhile dropping them an email


Thread: Hinges
26/01/2018 11:16:37

That's a really neat solution. If you cant find a UK supplier then perhaps arrange a co-operative purchase and buy (say) 30 or 50 hinges. I would buy 10 if that helps

Thread: Hawker Hurricane by John Timmis
26/01/2018 09:13:16

That looks lovely John

Very nice indeed

Thread: Gentle Curves - Lucas his Skywriter
26/01/2018 09:10:19

Don't use resin, use EZE-Kote. Its much easier and cleaner to use


Thread: Cockpit cam with a difference ...
25/01/2018 17:13:19

Nowhere near violent enough on the sticks as the delectable Svetlana

Thread: ZZip
25/01/2018 17:11:48

Good grief, that was quick

24/01/2018 13:47:27

That looks nice but just like Manuel, I know nothing..

Thread: The Warbirds Replicas Macchi C.202 is Landing!
24/01/2018 13:36:39

Superb build - cant understand why I have missed it and a refreshing change from the usual mainstream warbirds. Just wish it was 1/6 scale..


Thread: scale model competitions
23/01/2018 14:56:48

(Apparently), there is a new BMFA Stand Off Scale class with a mass limit of 5kg. Perfect for your 60/120FS sized models. PM Andy Sephton if you need more info or check the BMFA Scale Committee website (which needs updating).


Thread: 2018 Mass Build Sign up Thread
23/01/2018 14:41:03

Very tidy build. Nice work

Thread: FrSky Taranis - user chat
23/01/2018 11:12:48

Here is a screenshot from v2.0.0. of the Taranis Simulator



Thread: Swift 82
19/01/2018 16:52:17

Very neat indeed. Nice work. I wish I could build as tidily as that


Thread: Anhedral tailplane
18/01/2018 13:33:41
Posted by Denis Watkins on 18/01/2018 10:21:48:

Do you know, it could just be that Hanno could fly

You come across these guys now and again at the shows and at the field

They are brilliant to watch

Sadly, you wont see Hanno Fly again. He is very poorly indeed.

Thread: Fokker EIII Scratch build
18/01/2018 13:26:18

Working on the engine

This is what I am aiming for..


Starting with some balsa dowel wrapped with sea ranger fishing line.


Sprayed Grey and test fitted -its a push fit over the motor stand off box


The pushrods are stainless wire, crankcase bolts are pin heads


Looks a bit heavy on paint so cellulose thinners to remove the excess


First attempt at weathering. Engine sprayed silver then a dusting of primer then satin black rubbed into the cylinder and crankcase with my fingers. Lower rockers added - which admittedly are a bit crude.


Front of cowl added - 2 laminations of 3/16 balsa cross grained then hollowed out and glues to me engine - inside sprayed black first


The side parts to the cowl are 1/32 balsa glued to a dummy former near the firewall and butt jointed to the cowl front.. Rare use of cyano on this model


Another shot. Fairly pleased with it so far although the weathering looks a bit patchy

Need to make the lower hatches now then I can start covering it..

More to come


Thread: Anhedral tailplane
18/01/2018 09:28:07

I heard that the anhedral tail helps the back end track linearly in a roll. If you think of a dart with 3 feathers- however I am not sure if that was true or not. If it was effective, you would still see it today but the fact is it seems like a fashion statement that died out in the early 80s

The technical differences between Magic and Calypso were enormous but Hanno still won consecutive w/c with those two models

Edited By Martyn K on 18/01/2018 09:28:36

Thread: Timís Grumpy Tigercub
18/01/2018 09:15:12

It was dreadful here. Dustbin lid got blown open..

Thread: Martyn's Dalotel
18/01/2018 09:12:02

Sorry to hear that Chris. Get well soon..

17/01/2018 17:38:55

Thanks to Martin I now have a very nice OS52FS as a power plant and I think you will agree it looks a much better fit:


With that sorted I could get back onto the Fuselage. A couple of tweaks required to the design. The F1 needed to go back about 15mm and the fuel tank lowered to suit the inverted engine,


and also showing the Former drilled for the mount and M4 captive nuts fitted to F1


A bit tricky enlarging that fuel tank hole with it built into the fuselage. I used a circular saw attachment on the dremel but those things are potentially lethal..


Rear stringers added


Quite pleased with that


With the tank in place and front former done, I could add the upper front decking. One error I spotted afterwards is that the shape around the cockpit it incorrect. I'll need to fix that.

Tailplane and fin next

More to come


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