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Member postings for Graham R

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Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
08/11/2017 13:38:39
Posted by gillyg1 on 08/11/2017 09:26:51:
Right guy's got the nacelle sides laminated up.question is do I sand them roughly to shape now,or wait until there on the wing. Reading the thread I see Paul did it one way and DD the other.
Definatly off the wing. Much easier to work
02/11/2017 18:16:05
Posted by Paul Johnson 4 on 02/11/2017 13:54:16:
I used Humbrol enamels....damned expensive as used a lot of tins. Try the cheapy humbrol spray with the suction feed it covers quiet well if your compressor has a low cfm rate.

Do you know roughly how many tins you got through?

I am thinking of using Solarlac, but I need 6 different colours to mix to get the right colours according to their mixing chart. They won't get wasted as I will have another 2 warbirds to use them on

02/11/2017 11:58:55

Unfortunately my expensive sparmax airbrush compressor won’t power a small air gun.

01/11/2017 22:48:58

Hi gillyg1

Good to see yours coming along.

What paint are you and Paul using. I am still trying to source some.


Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
30/10/2017 11:07:37

Guess I won’t be getting one as I like my moams and would find it hard parting with them. I don’t like squash! Would that be a fair exchange?

30/10/2017 07:44:51

Paul, you kept that quiet. It looks a simple build after the 110.

It looks nice and easy for those who haven’t done a lot of building.

Thread: Fusion 360 for modellers
27/10/2017 21:06:32

This thread has gone quiet for a while. just wondering how you all are getting on with fusion and 3d printing?

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
21/10/2017 10:21:58

Don’t give Richard ideas. I can’t afford either.

18/10/2017 21:29:23

Hi all,

I am certainly up for one. Compared with the 110 there is an amazing choice of colour schemes available.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
18/10/2017 21:13:21
Posted by richard dalgleish on 18/10/2017 14:40:23:
Posted by Graham Russell on 18/10/2017 11:55:05:

Received my 110 retracts. Thanks Richard/Paul.


Just interested in what make of retracts are suitable?

Richard at Warbird replicas. There is a website or you could drop him a personal message from this site.

18/10/2017 11:55:05

Received my 110 retracts. Thanks Richard/Paul.

17/10/2017 12:22:42

Hi Dwain

Glad you have elected to build a 109. Trust that either you or Paul will open up a new thread so we can create a list for those who would like one of Richards wonderful designs. Hopefully it will tempt a lot more into putting together a relatively simple single engined warbird. So come on guys winter building is on its way.

16/10/2017 22:19:57
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 16/10/2017 14:40:13:

I knew they were up to something . As I am easing myself out the backdoor , they have dragged out a design that we did a few years back but didnt kit . It is a halfway house between traditional kits and artfs . As you can see , the fuselage comes in three prebuilt parts . The 55" 109 has all the scoops and spinners etc for either an "e" version or F/G . All three previous models are electric powered which gives the option of some really big props (16x8 ) was the max we tried . Torque became a major factor by then .

I am going to send one of their prototypes to Dwain this week as the lads seem to like his left field humour .

If that same left field individual could start a new thread Warbirds Replicas Bf109 with a sign post at the end of the La7 /hurricane /macchii threads that would be handsome.

You probably dont know this , but sweep does most of the test flights ....

from the cockpit . He does leave the canopy off and settles for a little windscreen as he said that he likes the breeze in his ears .( At least ,I think that's that's what he said ) Hard to tell from a series of angry squeeks.

Does this mean that we can form an orderly queue when the new 109 thread appears?

12/10/2017 21:31:39

Richard, you big tease. Are you trying to tempt us? If so it may just work.

Edited By Graham Russell on 12/10/2017 21:32:53

12/10/2017 21:29:54
Posted by Paul Johnson 4 on 06/10/2017 11:22:11:

Haven't managed much this week as am at home with a back injury but...

managed this in my fog of pain.... remember Zackary Smith.... oh the pain the pain..

Well this next picture gave the idea.


So with a ply reinforcing ring and a dab or two of super glue we now have.. a super charger inlet..


Paul, Not sure what I am supposed to be looking at with the milk bottle.

Thread: Do I really need to?
07/10/2017 10:29:51

Hi Percy

Sig koverall is available over here, have recently covered a 4mtr motor glider with it. It’s a lot cheaper than other heat shrink fabric coverings.

07/10/2017 10:26:05
Posted by Percy Verance on 07/10/2017 09:33:01:

As jrman states, this almost certainly refers to the use of SIG Koverall, which isn't available in the UK as far as I'm aware. It's a fairly dated covering system now, with more modern heat activated/adhesive backed coverings available. As already mentioned, Sig Koverall fabric didn't have any heat activated adhesive on the back of it, which was the primary reason for applying dope and/or Sig Koverite to the airframe structure.

Edited By Percy Verance on 07/10/2017 09:39:05

Thread: Cataract surgery and model flying.
30/09/2017 17:59:58

Hi Scott,

I had my 1st eye done 15 months ago and my 2nd just before Christmas last year. They were done because I suffer with glaucoma. I had distance lens fitted. My optician now rates my vision as 20/20. Not bad for a pensioner. All I need now for real close work is a cheap pair from Poundland. As for flying, no problem at all. You will find that you will need a good pair of sunglasses as everything is so much brighter. As for the operation - as Martin said have a local anaesthetic, you can chat to the surgeons while your having it done. Operation is usually over within 45minutes.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
19/09/2017 21:17:13

It's looking good Paul. I'm still trying to get the belly pan looking right on the bottom of the wing.

What paints are you going to use?

12/09/2017 20:09:32

Paul, bet you're pleased to have finished the covering. Looking good. i have fallen behind again. I'm trying to re-organise the workshop.

paul, DD, did you make the nose cone removable? cos I can't see any reason to.

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