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Member postings for Graham R

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Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
18/04/2018 19:04:14
Posted by Roo Hawkins on 18/04/2018 16:02:32:

hi I started building and flying large scale gliders about 4 years ago. because of the very hi cost of 1/4 and 1/3 scale gliders can be in the 1000s of £ I started to build them my self from epoxy and glass carbon as I built sailboard in the 1990s so the skills are nearly the same. carve the fuz out of foam then glass it. so far I have made 8 from 4 meters to 6 meters . so i am one for building.

Sounds good, I like gliders. How about some pics.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
01/04/2018 20:33:50

Paul, I had no idea you are also into wet celerylaugh

Thank you Nigel, I feel a trip to SMC coming on.

30/03/2018 15:23:09

Hi Nige

See that you survived your encounter with the Essex boys.

Glad to see that you also got yourself a 109. It is an enjoyable build with a few challenges.

Looking forward to your paint list as I have 3 personnel to paint, and tailwheel details as I need to make one for the 109.

Just waiting for the weather to improve so that I can start spraying the bf110.

Thread: Peggy Sue 2
28/03/2018 12:31:39

Nice looking model Peter. Very tempted once the building board is see about modifications for electric.

I am surprised that nobody else has started building yet.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
21/03/2018 23:13:09

Thanks for the confirmation, it had me confused for a while., Flaps and radiator now sorted, just need to be glued and fitted.

21/03/2018 17:20:14

I wondered why I was having problems sorting out the radiator and flap parts. The cnc sheet shows the flap and radiator main parts are incorrectly named. Can someone please confirm.

Edited By Graham R on 21/03/2018 17:23:37

Thread: Electric Cars.
20/03/2018 09:27:05

Many years ago, my 1st adult bicycle had a dynamo built in to the wheel hub and this would power the lights. If applied to a car could this be used to put back a little charge into the battery? Do they use this on electric cars?

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
15/03/2018 22:08:19

hrHi Paul, hope the the job is going well, I thought that this thread had gone a bit quiet. I am trying to build up and blend in the lower half of the fin. will post a picture when I've done it.

Edited By Graham R on 15/03/2018 22:09:41

07/03/2018 20:44:09

Thanks Paul. Removed all foam out of 1 wheel well, retract fits ok. Going to now have a look at flaps and radiator then join wings. Your 109 certainly looking good.

06/03/2018 22:21:47

Had a look at the wing and retracts. To fit them it seems that pretty well all of the foam needs to be removed from the well. Will the the undercarriage doors sit flush with the wing?.

Paul ,did you silver solder an arm onto the elevator joiner so that the linkage stays internal?

25/02/2018 15:41:32

Hi Paul, Thanks for that good suggestion, it’s what I was going to do next. I always check incidences with my gauge before gluing.

Have you painted Herman or his mate yet? What paints are suitable for the foam?

23/02/2018 20:41:40

Hi Paul,

quick question, the ply tailplane supports, do they fit between the foam and the crutch or on the inside of the crutch. Have built the elevators, ruder and fin, not able to complete the tailplane as no balsa sheeting was supplied and am waiting for a delivery from Balsa Cabin. Started trimming supercharger moulding, finding it quite fiddly as no outline marking visible.

Your exhaust shield - nice touch.

18/02/2018 22:45:14

Had a look through all the bags, but I don’t seem to have any wire for the tail wheel. It is a pre-shaped item or just a piano rod piece.

Edited By Graham R on 18/02/2018 22:45:49

18/02/2018 18:09:45
Posted by McG 6969 on 17/02/2018 14:28:00:
Posted by Graham R on 15/02/2018 18:22:32:

Suggestions needed. Having problems with the ply crutch not lining up with the wing cutouts on the foam cheeks. Everything else seems to line up ok. Pictures show the problem. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


Hi Graham,

I realize that I should mind my own business of course, but if the extra width of foam is where the wing joins to the fuse, could it then be that your blind nut is on the wrong side of the beam???



Hi Chris,

No problem, that's the reason we publish our work on here -to instruct and also to attract help and ideas.


18/02/2018 11:17:03

Hi Paul, 109 is looking good. Won't be long now until we can get spraying the 110's.

Thread: Best Plane You Have Owned
17/02/2018 23:00:42

Skyway bae Hawk - flew on rails

Skyway hawk 70 - viceless

Junior 60 - fun and relaxing

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
17/02/2018 19:43:13

All is now sorted, fuz all glued up (with wing bolt plate up the right way).Phots to follow. Thank you all The Hirobos are on me.

15/02/2018 22:40:54

Half eaten Haribo!!!!! You were lucky. Those boys of Richard are getting careless.

15/02/2018 20:22:09

Thanks for the info Paul.

I used the rear foam block as the datum and aligned all the top mouldings to it. I wasn't sure whether it was the ply crutch or the foam pieces which caused the problem. I was surprised how much foam I had to remove from the bottom of the foam moulding to accommodate the ply crutch assembly. I will take the ply crutch as gospel and adjust the foam wing seat.

15/02/2018 18:22:32

Cockpit.jpegfront.jpegSuggestions needed. Having problems with the ply crutch not lining up with the wing cutouts on the foam cheeks. Everything else seems to line up ok. Pictures show the problem. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


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