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Thread: Plans
27/05/2019 21:00:32

The finishing process of making paper is to use steam to smooth and press the paper. In the past i have used a steam iron to remove wrinkles form paper, but it will not completely remove creases. Depending on how old and how many times plans have been opened and refolded, a steam iron is effective. It is also worth using sellotape to strengthen the back of of the drawing.

William

Thread: Paid-for flying lessons
09/05/2019 12:05:56

+1 for RCHotel. I have recently returned from a worthwhile week and expect tp be able to do my A Certificate soon. Note that instructors do vary, and I found my week very frustrating the way the instructor insisted on keeping control of the throttle, in my view, unnecssarily, but Spiros, the owner, is good.

William

Thread: How do you buy your Balsa?
15/04/2019 17:47:44

Do you buy in advance of a build? No

Do you only buy when there's an offer? No

Do you buy in bulk? Yes

Do you seek out job lots? Not normally, but I have in the past

Do you use it? Sometimes

Do you continue to increase your stock? Yes

How much uncut Balsa do you honestly have? Never enough of the right sizes nor quality (Hardness)

I cut strip wooD with a SLEC stripper ,or for wider and thicker sections that 1/8" I use my Proxxon circular saw.

I probably have half as much stock as Percy

William

Thread: K3731 Martians Fury 1
07/04/2019 10:46:08

Very sorry to hear your news Martian, but prostate cancers can be treated with good results - I have 4 friends who have all undergone successful treatment.

Best wishes for the future and I am sure that all on the forum will be thinking or praying for you.

William

27/02/2019 19:17:10

Hi Martian,

Very sorry to hear of your health problems. I just wish that words of sympathy and encouragement will help. One thing that can help is having something to focus on and occupy the mind, taking the one's attention off the problem, as Chris has suggested. Concentrating on the Fury may help.

Best wishes, and good luck. You have a lot of support from everyone who has been watching your thread.

William

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
05/01/2019 11:35:16

Sad, tragic news. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

I never met him and I wish I had, but I followed his posts and admired his ability to defuse controversy on the forum with sound common sense and an ability to look at the bigger picture. We will all miss him.

Whom the gods love die young.

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
08/11/2018 18:41:39

Hi Danny,

Much as I would like to try litho plate, I am having enough problems as it is without taking on a new problem altogether. I am beginning to consider changing to a complete paint scheme rather than gilding the lillly and adding extra weight with the litho. It seems to me that adding litho to single curved parts is not too difficult, but something like the cowl is much more demanding.

If you have time to show us how it's done, I would certainly be interested.

William

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
06/11/2018 16:17:07

Hi Danny, thanks for the .pdf of the cockpit, but looking at your latest photos, the outline you have modelled has a curved transition from the back to the door. This appears to be in contradiction with both the plan and the Duxford photos. Am I missing something?

William

Thread: K5682 - Martyn's Fury
31/10/2018 21:03:36

Watching carefully Martin. I'm aiming to start on the wings next week. Keep up the good work!

William

Thread: Altered my clock.
29/10/2018 21:36:28

I must declare an interest: Grandad wrote pamphlets on the subject of Daylight Saving and petitioned parliament to introduce Daylight Saving before WW1; one of his supporters was Winston Churchill. He was an earlier riser, and would go out riding in the early mornings in Petts Wood when people were still in bed in the summer and felt that the mornings were being wasted at the expense of the evenings in summer, when people could enjoy more daylight for other leisure activities. Sadly he died in 1915, and did not live long enough to see Summer Time introduced as a measure to save energy for lighting in the evenings. This was a measure already introduced in Germany to save energy the year before, and was originally proposed many years earlier by Benjamín Franklin.

During the experiment with Double Summer Time in the late '60's, as a student of engineering at Edinburgh University, I well remember watching the sun rise before the end of the 9AM first lecture. Like all good students, we complained bitterly about getting up before the sun! If I remember correctly, the experiment was not repeated because the number of road accidents increased significantly, particularly involving children in the north of the UK. Double Summer time? No thanks!

William

Thread: Reduction Drive Design
28/10/2018 13:51:46

Cymaz, I don't know if this will help, but it may provide a starting point. There are various threads on other forums with power calculators for electric powered planes, but I couldn't get any of them to download or work, probably because of my security settings.

William

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
25/10/2018 14:01:13

Great pictures Martin, well done. I don't think I will live long enough to include all the detail, and if I do, my Fury will be too heavy to fly!

Chris, I'm using superphatic or aliphatic where I can. I avoid CA as much as possible and only use it when speed is necessary.

William

Thread: 2W's Hawker Fury Mk.1
23/10/2018 13:26:31

Danny, this I hope, shows what I mean:

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And this shows work in progress:

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22/10/2018 22:32:08

Then disaster struck! I had a banana on my hands:

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I tried to correct it by replacing the top 3/16" cross braces, but this left the tail end crooked. I had checked during building that all was square, but something went wrong. Drastic action was called for: I built a new rear section of the fuselage:

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This was now fitted to the front half after checking that all was square and straight:

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Now it's left overnight.....

William

22/10/2018 21:50:24

All was going well with the fuselage, everything nice and square:

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I decided to add the side panels to the tail end to set the angle of the upper 1/4" piece, and glued the ply parts having drilled the holes for the rigging wire. This left a 1/16" step on the bottom panel because I cut the part with tangs from 3/16" sheet. Better perhaps to use 1/4" instead of 3/16" sheet and reduce the tangs underneath to fit F11.

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
22/10/2018 14:44:23

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Danny, the bottom 3/16" thick tail piece you have used leaves a gap behind F11 of 1/16". The plan shows this piece as 1/4" thick, but tapering up to towards the rudder. If this piece is made using 1/4" thick balsa sheet and the tangs below the slots are shaved 1/16" to match the end of the struts, this tail piece will match the bottom of F11. I suppose the alternative is to fit some 1/16" sheet and then sand it to match the plan.

William

Thread: 2W's Hawker Fury Mk.1
16/10/2018 14:08:17

Thanks José, just what I needed!

William

15/10/2018 21:37:42

I will be using pull-pull elevators, so I cut a slot each side of the central section for the top cable using a saw to get the angle correct against the plan:

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There's a difference of 10mm approx. between the length of the upper cable and the lower cable as it enters the fuselage which will require compensation somewhere to get the lengths of the top and bottom cables the same. I propose to use an idler either in front or behind the cockpit depending on the space available, and drive it with a snake to the servo. This will enable me to run the the cables down each side of the fuselage from the idler to each elevator. Provided the cables are the same length, and the pivot points of the elevators (the hinge) is same relatively on the idler, it should work well - see the article in August RCM&E by Mike Freeman.

A question: do photos of the Fury show any any connection between the elevators, or is the wire connection on the plans only a function of the method of operating the elevators?

Here's a view of tail & elevator with the hinges trial fitted:

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The pins of the hinges will be covered, and the hinges glued in when the model is covered.

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
15/10/2018 12:54:03

I was wondering if laminating 1/32 balsa to make the spars would be worthwhile? They would certainly be stronger, but probably difficult to produce.

William

Thread: Margaret's health
14/10/2018 18:31:54

So sorry to hear of your loss Onetenor. It is so difficult to know what one can say in these circumstances, and I do know how you feel. I have just lost two cousins who grew up with me, one with PPA three months ago and the second last Thursday with Myeloma. They were almost sister and brother to me when we were young.

Only the passage of time will dull the pain.

Best wishes,

William

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