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Member postings for Tony Bennett

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Thread: Tony B's replica
08/05/2020 09:28:52

A year on and she is still in the same condition.

I was not happy with the finish and I just sort of gave up.

I need to re cover the whole model and sort out the slop in the elevator controls and finish the rigging.

Just can't get motivated with models at the moment.


Tony B

Thread: On a lighter note
31/01/2020 16:08:33

Naaaa Reliant Regal saloon.

Worst car ever built EVER.

So bad i had three in four years and that was only because i kept rolling them on corners.

Plus i only had a motorbike licence.


I had an Anglia 105E as my first proper car, once i had passed my test.

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
07/12/2019 10:53:33

Mine is not finished and i doubt it will ever be.

the covering is pants and i have lost heart with it.

sorry gents.

Tony B

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
13/11/2019 20:46:12

i cant get my silkish to go on at all smooth.

have given up and thrown the model in the bin.

Tony B

03/11/2019 21:32:59

balsa wrapped round wire.

bend the ends 90 degrees and connect to a servo.

he he he

Thread: Design assistance request!
02/11/2019 10:51:43


take your root aerofoil.

grab the outlne and extrude it out to the length you want.

then while it is still grabbed, scale it down so you get the taper needed.

you can also drag it about to get the slope needed on the leading edge.

hope this helps in some way

Tony B

Thread: TSR2
24/10/2019 09:21:32

I know this is an old thread.

But i have to mention that while at the great dorset steam fair this year with some models.

i met a chap who did his aprenteship at thorbury and was there when they were shooting holes in the tsr2.

he told me that one day a flight of lightenings turned up and the pilots just shook their heads as they walked away.

Tony B

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
30/09/2019 20:11:58

Not a flying model, but it is still a model.

4" scale.

Tony B

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

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