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RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI

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Tony Bennett08/07/2017 21:34:47
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i shall have to get the 3d printer working overtime making parts for the build then.

Tony B

Danny Fenton08/07/2017 21:45:02
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Posted by David Ovenden on 08/07/2017 21:16:14:

Shame it's not the Bryant Avro Tutor as I have a Saito 120 radial engine needing a (biplane) home. Won't fit in the nose of the Fury. Almost enough to make one furious!

Maybe a Persian Fury variant could be considered?

 

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Edited By David Ovenden on 08/07/2017 21:24:27

Nothing stopping you do a radial engined version as you say there is the Persian Fury amongst others....

Cheers

Danny

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Andrew Price 208/07/2017 21:54:25
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Hope you weren't going to attempt this without me, Danny!

David Ovenden08/07/2017 22:10:28
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The Persian scheme was eye-catching too!

Mike Etheridge 108/07/2017 22:26:37
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I assume these photos include the Hawker Fury ? The first two pictures are from Duxford and the other from Brooklands.

duxford 14-08-2011 102.jpg

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p2050020.jpg Brooklands

fly-navy08/07/2017 23:24:05
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Now you're talking Mr F. hopefully can clear build backlog and join you. Simon (Your SE5a supplier) built one not long ago, in camo markings. I like the silver but how and what way I do nor know, heard people having trouble with the silver tex. What change to turn it into a Nimrod , for obvious reasons cool

Martian09/07/2017 12:30:23
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I'm sorely tempted lots of new skills plus I love a challenge and the added bonus many wise modellers to advise, got three in the pipeline but they should be finished

McG 696909/07/2017 18:20:09
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Thank you for your kind answer, Danny.

I have found a 1:48 Fury Mk1 in a Dutch model shop with cheaper rates & postage than Amazon.

@ John / OT > much obliged with your compliments regarding the Bella Ballerina, but I project this can be a totally 'different' kind of challenge though... No problems regarding the covering as I will have time to practice with my next Svenson Vicomte winter build, but I'm really more concerned about that 'metalworking' & those litho parts involved...

But you're totally right, Danny, it would be a splendid occasion to "push the limits" a 'large' bit.

So, you can count me in, Sir. I just hope it will be an EP-version Class as well?

Cheers

Chris

 

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DaveyP09/07/2017 20:31:02
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Lovely aeroplane, not sure about the persian version though, I'd love to have a go but not sure if my building skills will be up to it. I am going to have a go at a 1/6th scale Sopwith Pup over the winter so will decide then......

Danny Fenton09/07/2017 21:31:58
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This is a picture of Gwyn Avenell's 1/4 scale Fury. This is modelled on the Duxford example.

Really pleased with the response peeps, should be a lot of fun.

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield09/07/2017 22:44:43
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This has driven me to get back on with the Chipmunk, finish it or scrap it, decision time. I have the Warbirds Spitfire to do, but if we have got 12 months before start up, I'll have a go at the Fury after that.

Fats Flyer09/07/2017 22:47:45
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i'm going to join in on this subject.

Love the plane,love bi planes.

I already have the plan and have just ordered a book ..Hawker Fury and Nimrod by Alex Crawford which has excellent colour walkround pictures and history and diagrams.

Danny ,is this project going to be full scale detail?

I hope so as i'm looking forward to learn lots and also,learn to be patient in the building process.

Vince

Colin Leighfield09/07/2017 23:28:48
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img_0781.jpgWould this be allowed? Spanish Fury with the Dowty sprung wheel undercarriage, like a Gladiator.

Robin Colbourne09/07/2017 23:44:14
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There was scrapyard in Chichester, Sussex which would sell a Hawker Fury for £5, so my Dad tells me. I know he was only 12 at the time, but you would have thought he could have borrowed a fiver from someone...crying

I guess the Furies were from Tangmere.

Colin Leighfield10/07/2017 09:12:33
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Dad told me that in air shows at Hendon before the war he had seen three Furies flown with their wings tied together about ten feet apart, flown a full aerobatic routine and then landed with the cord intact. Incredible.

Having said that, I wouldn't describe it as the RAF's best biplane fighter, the Gauntlet and Gladiator were both better, but it was certainly the best looking.

kc10/07/2017 10:15:33
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It seems a wonderful project......but what about trying out the new skills needed first? Maybe Danny could do a Masterclass on using litho so builders could have a try at that first? And then something on bending up struts & u/c to precise sizes. With the knowledge that the tricky parts are possible it would be easier to just keep going at the long hard work with balsa & ply stuff.

( I tried working with lithoplate after reading Brian Peckham's article decades ago. It was much easier and more satisfying than it seemed - just scissors and spoons as tools! Nothing like real metalwork at all. Don't be put off by litho work. Getting the raw material is the only hard part)

What size ic or electric motor is expected to be needed? Another point is will it be possible to transport the finished model rigged! What size car is capapble of transporting this rigged or in parts?

As for transforming a most beautiful biplane into a radial engined ugly duckling just because you have a spare Saito radial hanging around ......... !!! Go electric David!

David Ovenden10/07/2017 12:34:22
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Posted by kc on 10/07/2017 10:15:33:

 

As for transforming a most beautiful biplane into a radial engined ugly duckling just because you have a spare Saito radial hanging around ......... !!! Go electric David!

My mistake KC, a working scale model of a piston-engined 30's biplane should obviously be powered by an electric motor!

If we are talking ugly, what about a Fairey Flycatcher? I actually have the old BT plans for that.Related image

 

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Martyn K10/07/2017 13:09:56
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If anyone hasn't seen the Profile Publication for the Fury, it's here:

Profile_018_-_hawker_fury.pdf

Best wishes

Martyn

Gordon Whitehead 110/07/2017 13:38:58
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Posted by Mike Etheridge 1 on 08/07/2017 22:26:37:

I assume these photos include the Hawker Fury ? The first two pictures are from Duxford and the other from Brooklands.

duxford 14-08-2011 102.jpg

duxford 14-08-2011 105.jpg

p2050020.jpg Brooklands

Hi Mike

The one with the yellow markings is a Hawker Nimrod II carrier fighter. It has a tail hook just visible beneath the rear fuselage. The cabane struts look different from those of the Fury and I think it has slightly swept-back wings. I believe that there are a fair number of other differences between the two such that a straightforward change in paint scheme from Fury to to Nimrod wouldn't be sufficient for a totally scale representation.

The Nimrod I was closer to the Fury with straight wings so might not be a difficult conversion if anyone wanted to go that route.

Still, we're on Furies in this thread so I'd better apologise for being such a pedant and get me coat on wink

Gordon

Martyn K10/07/2017 14:07:29
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RCV90 is a perfect fit in the cowl.

Gordon, keep your coat off and stay put. A man of your experience is very welcome here

Martyn

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