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Tim Hooper13/06/2015 21:26:24
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The success of the little Boxing Clever got me all inspired to have a bash at 'proper' retro aerobat, but this time spanning 56", and sporting trike retracts and a 5S li-po up front.

A little sketch....

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Followed by some Profili generated aerofoil profiles. NACA 0012 being the foil of choice.

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Getting the crayons out.....

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Tonight I made a start by chopping out the wing ribs.

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I need to buy lots of hardware for this one - motor, ESC, retracts, radio gear, etc., so it looks like a major shopping spree at Weston Park show next weekend. All donations gratefully received.....

tim

sgwlm13/06/2015 21:31:43
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hi Tim,

following this as one of my interests is retro stuff, and electrify.

first glance reminds me of Wolfgang Matt's Superstar, of which I have a mould to make a fibreglass fuselage.

shaun

Tim Hooper13/06/2015 21:35:49
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Hiya Shaun!

Yup, it's inspired by the Superstar/Capricorn era.

Oddly, my own Superstar, built in 1975, was my last ic model. Had a Veco 61 up front. I smashed to pieces on the runway at the Ashbourne club, and went off sulking for 25 years.

tim

sgwlm13/06/2015 21:53:30
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skulk over now then eh,

am a great fan of the retro stuff (loved my Curare) will be following you on this one,

shaun

kc14/06/2015 17:12:11
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A purpose built electric aerobatic design in that size ticks all the boxes for me, although if it is to be a published plan I reckon the option of fixed u/c might suit many people.

Tomtom3914/06/2015 17:19:17
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Brilliant Tim. I look forward to following your thread.

Tim Hooper14/06/2015 19:56:24
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Thanks Gents!

I really do have to get hold of a set of retracts at Weston next weekend so I finalise lots of details, not to mention some 1/4 square spruce wing spars.

Mind you, I have this afternoon cutting out the fuselage formers!

tim

Edited By Tim Hooper on 14/06/2015 19:57:10

Lindsay Todd14/06/2015 20:05:27
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Interesting choice of model name Tim, always was a fan of models from this era I'm sure this will be very popular, don't go buying all the 1/4 spruce before I get my hands on some as well. Linds

Tim Hooper14/06/2015 20:17:43
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See? Industry!

Martyn K15/06/2015 15:56:39
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It would be good with a modern 40 and tuned pipe as well I would imagine.. Following

Martian16/06/2015 10:14:10
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Following Tim

Tim Hooper20/06/2015 20:53:17
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So what with having no spruce to hand, I had no excuses but to start on the fuselage instead!

Here are the two sides, with F2, F3 and all the internal bracing in place.

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The sides joined together.

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Whilst at the Weston show today, I managed to get this little gem from Rapid RC. This is the same spec motor as I use in the Clean Sweep 60, so it should be just right for the Charlatan.

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Test-fitting all the bits in the nose. The Eflite trike retracts came from Nexus.

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Tim Hooper21/06/2015 20:48:08
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The fuselage made it back to the workshop, where it was flipped upsidedown, fitted into the SLEC jig thingie, and glued up properly.

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The wing plan was traced, and then the tracing used to build the wing panel itself on. Those spruce spars look the business!

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Phil Winks21/06/2015 21:28:34
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There is something unnaturally tidy about your workshop Tim OCD maybe cheeky nice trad build though.

Jack Banner22/06/2015 07:41:16
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Great stuff, subscribed for updates.
Peter Miller22/06/2015 08:39:55
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Very sleek indeed.

What a disgustingly clean and tidy workbench!!!

Frank Skilbeck22/06/2015 09:21:55
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Posted by Peter Miller on 22/06/2015 08:39:55:

Very sleek indeed.

What a disgustingly clean and tidy workbench!!!

My thoughts exactly, on both points wink

Jack Banner22/06/2015 09:30:46
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The cleanliness of his work area must be because he is leccy only. Balsa dust and engine oils are a great duo!
Martyn K22/06/2015 09:51:30
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No sign of blood either. Probably not a human builder

Martyn

kc22/06/2015 11:52:26
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There is something about Tim's build photos that makes one want to go out and build a model to his design.........

.........I think it's the shadowless lighting that reveals all and hides nothing.

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