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Danny Fenton12/07/2017 17:14:28
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And if my sums are right that's 10 laugh

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Fantastic!

Edited By Danny Fenton on 12/07/2017 17:14:46

Andrew Price 212/07/2017 18:00:31
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Furiously Following Fenton!! Just saying like.

McG 696912/07/2017 18:19:53
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... even if Danny isn't throwing any board erasers into the classroom, the build will still be like a 'battle' for me... blush

... so, what about > Fury Fighters

Cheers

Chris

Trevor Rushton13/07/2017 07:00:23
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Danny, count me in I - am ordering the plan today.

I am unsure whether to go for the Traplet parts at this stage; I bought a Stepcraft cnc a year ago and it's yet to earn its keep. I will study the plan first and review; transferring plan data to the cutter is a challenge that I have yet to master.

Trevor

Edited By Trevor Rushton on 13/07/2017 07:00:46

Martian13/07/2017 13:45:49
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Any one know yet what wire gauge is needed for the uc , I'm going to Cosford LMA Saturday so I can pick up what I need ,my plan has not arrived yet

Martyn K13/07/2017 14:08:43
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Front/Rear U/C Legs 8G

Cabane Struts 10G

U/C bracing wires 16G

Cabane bracing 18G

Tailplane struts 10G Ali tube

U/C link wire 12G

Axle 10G

 

E&OE..

Martyn

 

Edited By Martyn K on 13/07/2017 14:23:16

Martyn K13/07/2017 14:10:26
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All SWG by the way

Martyn

Colin Leighfield13/07/2017 14:11:47
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Did I see a reference somewhere to 8swg? There's a discussion on line somewhere about the difficult wire-bending on this one. Also about it being bouncy on landing because of the lack of springing. I don't have any ambitions to make scale Dowty sprung wheels though.

Martyn K13/07/2017 14:22:51
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Hi Colin

As per my post above, front and rear U/C legs 8SWG

The Axle is 10G. Its actually quite a simple bend for the 8G. The front and rear legs are linked with a short piece of 12G (add to the list) and soldered with axle trapped in the 'V'. No springing on the undercarriage that I think may be changed on a few models

Martyn

Martian13/07/2017 15:11:17
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Thanks Martin I will take a list with me. By the way anybody else going to Cosford Saturday

Colin Leighfield13/07/2017 15:43:03
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Thanks Martyn. There's clearly a chance to do something with that undercarriage on scale lines. The Dowty version will be a bit more difficult in that respect.

Martian, can't do Cosford on Saturday, there's a slim chance on Sunday though.

Martian13/07/2017 15:58:16
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I cant do Sunday its Silverstone F1

Colin Leighfield13/07/2017 16:35:35
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Can't argue with that!

Martian13/07/2017 16:47:37
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How accurate do the wire guages have to be some places sell it in mm and some in thou for example would it be ok to use 4mm in place of 8SWG

Martyn K13/07/2017 16:50:42
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4mm is .064mm smaller than 8SWG - that should be OK providing its not made out of Cheese

Conversion calculator here

 

Edited By Martyn K on 13/07/2017 16:51:33

Martian13/07/2017 16:57:08
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Posted by Martyn K on 13/07/2017 16:50:42:

4mm is .064mm smaller than 8SWG - that should be OK providing its not made out of Cheese

Conversion calculator here

Edited By Martyn K on 13/07/2017 16:51:33

Thanks Martyn no I will try not to get any cheese wire 😀

Danny Fenton13/07/2017 16:58:22
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For those that are wondering. The 20 SWG brass plate is about .9mm I ordered some for less than £5 from Macc Models. Many of the plates and rigging fittings are made/formed from this.

If you look at the plan you will see that the main legs should telescope/extend. The undercarriage extends and swings backwards on the full size. Easy to replicate on the model so don't get too hung up about that

Cheers

Danny

kc13/07/2017 17:03:10
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Note that Americn Wire Gage (AWG) is different to Standard Wire Gauge (SWG ) by about 1 gauge ( 8SWG is near to 6 AWG) So that is possibly why people sell by mm size. .

Martian13/07/2017 17:19:53
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Why do they do this to us 😕

kc13/07/2017 17:28:15
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I just mentioned AWG in case any Belgians or indeed Americans are unaware of this!

This is a Trad British design so it's SWG.   This is one of the cases where mm is clearer - just put a digital caliper on it and it reads mm but never SWG or AWG!

Edited By kc on 13/07/2017 17:31:06

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