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Member postings for Fun Flyer

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Thread: My RF4
05/04/2020 14:56:28

The construction of the wing fairings as described got the better of me so in order to protect the little hair I have left I resorted to the modeller's, and beautician's, friend. Foam and filler!



Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
09/03/2020 19:02:58

What a coincidence. I was just going to post that it must be time for another Turbulent.

Thread: Web Cam?
08/03/2020 14:32:36
Posted by MAD Dave on 08/02/2020 18:38:48:

FAO Fun Flyer, sounds like you have an ideal set up. I would be most grateful if you could let us know what set up and hardware you employ etc.

Hi MAD Dave. Sorry for the slow reply but, as you probably know, real life has a habit of sometimes taking over.

The rig was thought up by my son, I just do the woodwork, so I don't have a lot of technical detail.

Briefly, its made up of a camera, a Rasberry Pi and the guts of a mobile phone which takes the SIM card.
Its all housed in one of these weatherproof boxes from Homebase.


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Then its fitted inside what is supposed to look like a nesting box.



Thats the camera on the bottom in the middle.
Then a ply sheet is fitted to the front to complete the disguise.

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Then paint the whole thing matt black to make it look as unattractive and inconspicous as possible.


It all seems to work fine. I haven't installed it on our field yet as like everyone else I'm waiting for the weather to improve.

Edited By Fun Flyer on 08/03/2020 14:36:15

Thread: My RF4
08/03/2020 12:22:26

Thanks Peter. Hinges on order.

Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
08/03/2020 12:21:25

Since we're on a "French Roll" Peter, what about this as a future design?


As far as I know only the prototype was produced.

Thread: My RF4
07/03/2020 10:45:23

Just wondering how you hinged the ailerons Peter. I was thinking of iron on covering on the top edge and between the aileron and wing. Also what size wing bolts did you use? i have 3/16 to hand but considering the size of the wing, are they sufficient?

21/02/2020 20:48:45

Thanks Peter. I'm afraid when I start to put it all together it'll be a bit like Johnny Cash's "One Piece At A Time".

21/02/2020 10:38:17

Well the second wing went together quicker than the first one. Its big.


Thread: Great Giveaways
18/02/2020 14:15:25

Who remembers this giveaway?


Needless to say I'm a lifelong member of the "That might come in handy someday society"

Thread: Web Cam?
08/02/2020 14:08:35

Ours is just about to be installed.
Its concealed in a small nest box and the plan is to power it from a truck battery supported by a solar panel.
It takes a picture at a predefined interval, currently ten minutes, and uploads it to a website. It also displays the current voltage, temperature and humidity.

Thread: My RF4
28/01/2020 09:55:13

There's not much wrong with your eyesight Peter! I should have taken the picture from the other end.
The problem was that I forgot R1a and then removed a piece of the top sheet to slot it in. The patch will be invisible in the air I hope.

27/01/2020 22:12:15

Theres quite a bit of work in these wings but I suppose I'll have to build another one now!


Thread: A different kind of build.
01/12/2019 13:10:42

Go for it!!

Thread: My RF4
23/11/2019 22:07:38

It probbably would have been easier if I had given the LE a basic shaping before attaching it but some brain cells must have had a day off so I didn't think of it.

Now on to the spar webs.

23/11/2019 10:59:31

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The dreaded leading edge is at last in place and the lower sheet attached.

23/11/2019 10:58:15
Posted by Peter Miller on 16/11/2019 08:18:16:
Posted by Fun Flyer on 15/11/2019 21:53:11:
Posted by Peter Miller on 15/11/2019 18:15:26:

The leading edge strip is easy too. Champher the lower edge to match the ribs. glue in place. Plane the top down to match the top of the ribs. Piece of cake!!

Easy for you to say Peter! smiley

TRust me! I spend a lot of time developing the quickest and easiest way of doing things because I am lazy and like to build fast.

Henry Ford is reputed to have said that lazy people made the best employees because they would always find the quickest and easiest way to do thing!

Thread: Any clock experts here?
22/11/2019 10:30:13

Geoff, you'll find the clock experts and lots of advice in the clock section here:


Thread: My RF4
15/11/2019 21:53:11
Posted by Peter Miller on 15/11/2019 18:15:26:

The leading edge strip is easy too. Champher the lower edge to match the ribs. glue in place. Plane the top down to match the top of the ribs. Oiece of cake!!

Easy for you to say Peter! smiley

15/11/2019 21:51:55
Posted by John Wagg on 15/11/2019 19:39:36:
I have all the wood, canopy and even the ribs cut out for it (been in the wardrobe since 87 just never got round tuit.

FunFlyers postings have spurred me into having thoughts of actually building it. Watching the progress and thankyou.

Still have the magazine.

If you have all the bits then you're half way there John. Start building and you might be flying before me. I warned you that mine could be a slow build.

+1 for 4-Max.

15/11/2019 15:24:14

Thanks for that Peter. However my post was misleading, what I meant was the 1/8th. LE, not the capstrip.

Coincidently, "Pilot" magazine have been running a series of articles about the restoration of a full size RF4 and what's very noticeable is the resemblence that the stripped airframe has to the photos in your build thread. The writer has problems with iron on covering that will be familiar to most modellers! He also flys a Turbulent so his credentials are good.
You can read it all here: RF4 Restoration

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