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Member postings for Tony Bennett

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Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
15/08/2018 15:25:19

i will be ordering my parts begining of september.

then i shall push my current project off the table ready for an oct 1st start.

Tony B

Thread: Anyone interested in a Nats meet-up?
30/07/2018 19:27:12

i wont be at the nats this year.

great dorset steam fair for me.

Tony B

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
22/07/2018 15:49:23

when and how do you want paying?

Tony B

Thread: Your favourite 3 songs
13/07/2018 21:48:59

radio ga ga ---queen

what ever you want---status quo

american patrol--- glen miller.

Tony B

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
08/07/2018 16:44:59

I have nothing planned either. surprise

Tony B

Thread: Tony's Concorde
05/07/2018 14:01:43

well the wheels are on, nose section fits.

just got control surfaces to go and we are ready.

Tony B

Thread: New- 2018 CONCORDE for 4x50mm EDF
03/07/2018 12:46:24

lovely design and work as usual sir.

reasonably light as well.

Tony B

Thread: Tony's Concorde
02/07/2018 17:55:13

windows arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Tony B

02/07/2018 08:46:57

need to see if it will fly.


Tony B

01/07/2018 19:31:46

That is all.

Tony B

Thread: Tony B's replica
01/07/2018 09:43:46

This will be mine, only cos it is local to me.cheeky


Hawker Fury I (replica)

1931, Flight Shed, On long term display

The Hawker Fury fighter was designed and built by H.G. Hawker Engineering Ltd, (renamed Hawker Aircraft Ltd in 1933) in Canbury Park Road, Kingston on Thames. Chief Designer, Sydney Camm (later Sir Sydney Camm, CBE, FRAeS), joined the company in 1923, was appointed Chief Designer in 1925, Director of Hawker Aircraft Ltd in 1935 and Chief Engineer in 1959. He died in March 1966.

The Hawker Fury was renowned for its elegant lines and powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine (the forerunner of the Merlin). It was the first frontline aircraft in the Royal Air Force capable of exceeding 200 mph in level flight. Later variants were the High Speed Fury II and the Nimrod Fleet Fighter supplied to the Fleet Air Arm from 1932. The prototype, built by Hawker as a private venture and first named ‘Hornet’, made its first flight in March 1929 flown by ‘George’ Bulman. Fury production began in 1931 and 118 RAF Fury Is were made. Another 31 Fury Is were exported.

This is a replica (BAPC 249) of a Hawker Fury I built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd, in late 1935, as part of the 5th production batch. It was assembled in the Hawker Flight sheds on the south west side of Brooklands. The original K5673 was delivered in early 1936 to No. 1 Squadron, RAF, where it was flown by the ‘A Flight’ Commander (whose colours and markings this exhibit now bears). In 1938, K5673 moved to No. 3 Flying Training School, but was ‘written off’ in a landing accident at RAF South Cerney on 7th December.

The replica is externally accurate but for cost and convenience, it has wooden (not metal) struts and the internal structure differs from the original. The fuselage structure is geometrically the same, but instead of steel tubing with bolted/riveted joints, riveted light alloy channel extrusions (surplus Wellington geodetic material) are used.

Construction of this replica was the ambition of the late Robin Balmer, MBE, FRAeS, C.Eng., who retired as Chief Designer of the Harrier GR3 at British Aerospace Kingston, where he was once a senior Project Engineer under Sir Sydney Camm. Robin was responsible for funding this project and also produced many drawings in the absence of most of the originals.

DATA: One 525hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel; wing span 30ft (9.2m); length 26ft 8in (8.1m); height 10ft 2in (3.1m); wing area 252 sq.ft. (23.4sq.m.); weight (empty) 2,623 lbs. (11,89.81kg); weight (loaded) 3,490 lbs. (1,542kg); max. speed 207 mph at 1,400ft. (331 kph at 4,267m); range 305 miles (408km).



Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 01/07/2018 09:44:17

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
30/06/2018 16:56:58

Brookland museums replica.

Tony B

Thread: Tony's Concorde
25/06/2018 19:52:49

Thank you sir for your kind words,but it looks rubbish up closewink

trouble is that i have 4 x 40mm edfs sitting in the shed waiting to be used.



25/06/2018 08:35:04

the front section of the fuselage from the u/c leg forward is removable.

that way it will fit in the car in just two pieces.


wingspan:- 44 inches

length :-103 inches

weight :- 4lb 8oz with motors, esc, servos and 5000mah 4s lipo.

i am aiming to keep it under 6lb.


Tony B.

Edited By Tony Bennett on 25/06/2018 08:37:36

24/06/2018 19:47:11

not been as hard as i expected. ok i have not gone scale on the wing as this is just a sports model. laugh

if this works and flies i shall revisit the drawings and go a bit more scale for the next one.

Tony B

24/06/2018 15:29:20

sheeted one side of the fuselage, will do the otherside when i have sorted out the esc issue.

hoping to sort the u/c tomorrow.

plodding on.

Tony B

22/06/2018 21:48:55

Got everything all wired up with the plan being to finish sheeting the wings.

only to find that one esc was not working. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

so i only managed to sheet half the wing, though i have started sheeting one side of the fuselage as well.

plodding on

Tony B

21/06/2018 16:59:38

no plans for this one, all drawn straight onto the depronand then built by eye.

drawing up plans for a one off build takes longer than the build... normally.

he he he

Tony B

21/06/2018 14:57:03

the bin is for when i scream enough. cheeky

twin pusher props as this one is only the first prototype.

i am not going mad on detail as i just want to see if it will fly.

the mk2 will have retracts, droop snoot and twin edf's.

Tony B

21/06/2018 12:29:30

oh there have been a few of those "moments"

the bin is just outside the door.

Tony B

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