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Member postings for Tony Bennett

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Thread: TSR-2 in foam board
14/08/2019 07:25:12

oh i finished it.

not flown as i am taking a break from models.

Tony B

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
03/08/2019 10:15:33

decided to finish this one off.

need to sort the front canopy, paint the rear gunner and she will be finished.

Tony B

Thread: Hello from Guildford
02/08/2019 16:15:05

guildford boy here.

i fly at a club in Riply.

Tony B

Thread: Good news thread.
12/06/2019 19:32:01

My 1982 vw t25 camper passed the MOT with no advisorys.

Tony B

Thread: Colinís Spanish Fury
08/06/2019 19:01:45

nice work sir.

Tony B

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
03/06/2019 22:45:45

yup just cover the underside. i also did the rigging wires while i could move the centre section round easily on the bench.

mine is glued on now so it is fixed for life.

Tony B

03/06/2019 21:16:35

i covered mine before fitting to the centre section, made more sence to me.

Tony B

03/06/2019 20:14:52

far neater job than i managed to do.

soon be finished then Danny.

Tony B

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
01/06/2019 21:22:59

Finished and ready to fly...i hope.

Tony B

Thread: TSR-2 in foam board
30/05/2019 18:44:48

Nearly finished.

you would not think there are only 25 years between these two aircraft.

Tony B

29/05/2019 19:36:23

the tailplane was cut from one piece of 10mm and two lengths of 6x10mm balsa were cut to act as hinge spars.

the spars were cut to length and stuck in place with Uhu por.

i then sanded the leading edge to shape and sheeted the top and bottom of the tailplane with 3mm foam board.

the idea is that the 3mm overlaps the balsa spar and helps to hold it all together.

the main wing was done basicaly the same way, except that i added some foam spars and a couple of ribs to help shape the airfoil section.

i 3d printed some dihedral braces to set the tip anheadral and then fitted some thin spars before sheeting the tips and gluing them on.

the wings were then put to one side, so i could get back on with the fuselage.

Tony B

29/05/2019 14:09:02

I started by cutting the fuselage sides from 10mm foam board.

each side had to be made up from two parts, so i added a doubler to strengthen the join.

then i started adding formers cut from more 10mm foam board.

you dont need many formers as the 10mm board is quite strong.

i added some more 10mm sheet to the underside of the fuselage to add support while i cut more formers.

then the rear end was pulled in and a notch cut out to take the tailplane.

more to follow if you are interested.

Tony B

29/05/2019 13:19:17

I built a large TSR-2 many moons ago out of depron for pusher prop, due to prop clearance issues it never flew.

so i have decided to fit twin edf's in the original, so to gain some flying experiance i have decided to build a small tractor prop version out of HK foam board.

Build blog to follow.

Tony B

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
29/05/2019 11:07:29

the tsr2 is foam board as is the jetish.

foam board just takes a little bit of getting use too.

Tony B

29/05/2019 09:17:14

i have just started trying foam board.

the 3mm does not bend as well as depron, but you can get round that carefully.

the sheets are smaller though.

Tony B

28/05/2019 17:29:43

My latest enters paint mode.

This one flew last sunday.

This one was flown by a friend a couple of weeks ago.

Tony B

Thread: Hawker Fury Mk1 Replica, K1930 (OO-HFU)
27/05/2019 12:54:25

nice work sir.

my servos are under the pilots seat as well.

Tony B

Thread: F3-RES
27/05/2019 12:49:45

I already have an old 2m 2 chanel glider that i can press into service.

though i will have to stick a motor on the front to enable me to practice as our club does not like bungie launchers on the runway.

i can always lock the motor off for comp flying.

Tony B

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
26/05/2019 20:17:10

nice to see you back at it Danny.

she looks a good one.

Tony B

Thread: looking for advice on water based Silver paint
07/05/2019 17:42:41

I bought a tub of "beverly hills" silver emulsion paint from B and Q to do the Hawker Fury.

it needs thinning down by about 25% with water to get it to flow nicely.

got enough left for half a dozen more models. he he he .

Tony B

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