|Tony Nijhuis||28/04/2015 21:17:29|
600 forum posts
Well its time again (for me anyway) to start the building of the new RCME autumn special prototype
This year, its returning back to a proper warbird and one that I have always wanted to do. The editor made this suggestion and although I had a few other suggestions, it was on my bucket list so what the heck.....bring it on!!
I have decided to make this as true scale as practical so it will include split flaps, retracts (including tail wheel). The wing section was researched and I think I have this correct. The formers both for the fus and nacelles are scale and the best bit is George at 4-MAX was worked on an electrical set up which can throw a nearly scale 14" 3-bladed prop.....one of them being counter rotating too......how good is that.
|Tony F||28/04/2015 21:25:05|
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Might just tempt me back into the hobby...!!!!!
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I've built most of your models, I can see this one adding to the list!
|Kevin Fairgrieve||29/04/2015 08:17:35|
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My favourite plane ever.
|Matt Jones||29/04/2015 08:24:58|
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Count me in for this one. Will there also be scale spinners and retracts available?
|simon burch||29/04/2015 08:25:40|
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Will there be an IC option, or just electric?
|Danny Fenton||29/04/2015 08:37:14|
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|Looks lovely Tony one of my favs|
|Andy Meade||29/04/2015 08:43:47|
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Great news TN, please include details / parts to mod one as an outright bomber if you can? I'd prefer to fly something PFF
|Jon - Laser Engines||29/04/2015 09:12:24|
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for scale the F.B MKVI shouldn't have reverse rotation on one engine but never mind
Looks great although for me it would have to be IC. A pair of Laser 70's would be more than enough I am sure, I hope the design is able to accommodate this
|Piers Bowlan||29/04/2015 10:25:12|
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Fabulous Tony. What span and projected weight are you looking at for a Leccy version?
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Though i'm fairly sure it was my suggestion.....
|Tony Nijhuis||29/04/2015 13:48:33|
600 forum posts
Glad you approve Guys......
Span is 72" and reckon around the 12lb-15lb mark. It will be for electric but it will have sufficient space for IC( a pair of 70 4-strokes would work a treat)....I usually find the modeller brought up on IC models is better placed to make the conversion from electric to IC rather that vise versa....
I have sourced some components to manufacture a bespoke set of electric retracts with some 5" ali hub wheels.
|Steve T||29/04/2015 13:51:57|
488 forum posts
Can't wait for this, the mossie has been on my wish list for an eternity!
|Shaun Waters||29/04/2015 13:54:32|
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Really fancy this, I reckon it will be my winter project this year I showed you my 1:10 Lanc retracts at Wings and Wheels last year and will do a set for this, will your set be air or electric ? I hate air ! Electric are so much smoother especially when there are ancillary linkages constantly changing the load during travel.
You've got me wishing the summer away now !
|Andy Green||29/04/2015 13:56:15|
2279 forum posts
Excellent choice Tony (Andy). Will be following.
Edited By Andy Green on 29/04/2015 13:56:37
|David P Williams||29/04/2015 14:38:01|
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Oh no! Just when I thought I was starting to work my way through my stash of kits in the loft, this comes along as a very tempting diversion. Looks like my winter is sorted......
|Chris Barlow||29/04/2015 21:23:30|
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Not long finished it's smaller brother for the 2015 mass build fun fighters, also with added flaps, guns and contra rotating props.
One of my favourite aircraft ever after reading Biggles books as a kid! This might be my big winter build later this year.
|Tony Nijhuis||29/04/2015 23:39:54|
600 forum posts
Shaun, I remember those superb retracts of yours.....a work of art and would look great in the Mossi.
Retracts will be electric so one less thing to worry about.
Also decided to build in wing jig tabs with washout......those scale thin tip will have to be tamed
|Brian Wilson 2||30/04/2015 03:49:17|
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