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RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI

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Tony Bennett15/04/2019 17:16:35
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mine is nearly finished.

all the servos are in and working.

just the rigging left to sort out.

Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 15/04/2019 17:18:49

Danny Fenton15/04/2019 19:08:08
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That looks fabulous Richard, well done!

Cheers

Danny

Graham Donaldson16/04/2019 09:09:49
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Good morning Danny. I've been meaning to make contact for the past couple of months but now have no excuse. Last week my supply of bits for the Fury came from Sarik and I have made a start on the tail feathers. I should really have delayed a start until I completed my Brain Taylor Mosquito which has been on the go for four years! There have been several builds interspersed with the Mosquito. Every time I get to a difficult bit I get diverted - this time it is the u/c doors creating the hold up.

Anyway, back to the Fury, I have found the many posts since you started very helpful and these together with Andy Sephton's articles in RCM&E have encouraged me to join the build. I know I am several months behind, the rest of you but hope that this will be OK. I do not intend creating my own thread but will continue to enjoy those already there as well as those to come and possible make comment or ask for help from time to time.

I made contact with Ernie a few weeks ago and as a result now have the sheet of etched brass parts from DPD directly.

Richard Mallam.16/04/2019 09:43:54
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Chris, Danny, many thanks for your comments. Richard

Danny Fenton16/04/2019 09:51:37
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Great to have you join in Graham. Keep an eye on the fuselage former shapes, there are at least two versions of the plan floating around, and several bits need checking/adjusting. With a mossie under your belt this should be no problem.

Look forward to seeing how you get on

Cheers

Danny

Ernie16/04/2019 09:52:53
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Mon Dieu, how do you all move so fast? Do you not have dishes to wash, teles to fix, and a SWIMBO to keep smiling. As soon as I get sat down with the scalpel, the printer wont print, or theres a dead cat in the garden.

Very impressive stuff. Whats the feeling about the best way to simulate the metal?

ernie

Richard Mallam.16/04/2019 11:37:11
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Hi Ernie, luckily for me I am retired and my SWIMBO is very understanding!

Regarding metal for the fuselage, I used Metalcoat from Mick Reeves. Frankly, I am not happy with the result, I should have used some sort of balsa hardener beforehand as any pressure applied in the process results in dents in the balsa.

Richard

Colin Leighfield16/04/2019 16:18:16
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Richard, that looks great and the blue rather suits it! Tony is pretty much there as well. I have to admit to being blown a bit of course by some indoor diversions in the shed and I am away from home again until the end of next week. I’ll try to catch up again as soon as I can.

I don’t think Richard should be bothered by dents in the cowling, most full sized planes that I have seen in service have got numerous dents anyway, so it really is true scale!

Graham Donaldson17/04/2019 20:27:43
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Danny, I've been looking at the fuselage build. I will be going the electric route as has been my choice over the last few years. I notice that you have extended the basic fuz sides to take the motor bulkhead further forward. Sarik have cut my side as per the plan so I intend using standoffs to mount the motor. This will mean that the battery packs (2No 3S x 5000) will be behind former one. Hopefully that will not upset the balance and require a church roof load of lead up front.

I intended building the wings individually with the centre sections fitted permanently to the fuz. This is the way you are going but Andy S has build the wings complete. Have you any thoughts before I commit?

No building tomorrow as I will be out slope soaring providing the SE breeze holds up. It will not be particularly warm up here in Aberdeen compared to those further south.

Graham

Graham Donaldson17/04/2019 20:40:46
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img_2106.jpgJust to prove that I have attempted biplanes before, here are a couple of pictures of previous efforts - a Hutson Tiger Moth and a Mick Reeves Camel both at 1/4 scale.

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Danny Fenton17/04/2019 21:14:40
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Lovely Andy wanted to keep his model pretty standard, i wanted to emphasise the wing joints. Seperate panels seemed sensible.

Cheers

Danny

Tony Bennett18/04/2019 12:53:10
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Tony B

Martyn K18/04/2019 15:03:45
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Wow. 😍 😍 And wow

Tony Bennett18/04/2019 15:33:01
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mine has a one piece lower wing as per plan.

the upper wing is split into three parts, with the centre section perminently fixed to the fuselage.

still got all the rigging, cabane covers and wing struts to finish off.

Tony B

Graham Donaldson18/04/2019 15:52:57
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Looks good Tony. You are relying on the rigging to hold the upper wing in position?

Graham

Tony Bennett18/04/2019 17:06:32
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Yes sir,

once the rigging is tight, it should stop the outer panels from moving in flight.

fingers crossed. cheeky

Tony B

Dwain Dibley.18/04/2019 18:12:31
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Very Nice indeed Tony, You can be very proud of her Matey.

D.D.

Martian18/04/2019 18:21:44
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That is one lovely Fury Tony super work

Klippy18/04/2019 19:08:14
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Ernie, my plates arrived this week, fabulous, thank you. My SWIMBO is not very understanding, all my parts from Saric are still sitting in the corner of my work area.sad

Ernie24/04/2019 15:56:03
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Hi Guys, I'm thinking about making an oleo UC for my fury. But, I need advice about sources for alloy, and the grades to use.

ernie

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