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RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI

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Martin Fane23/02/2020 05:21:31
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Hi Ernie

As Danny said I was lucky enough to pick up some flitemetal whilst in the States.

Have you tried to contact Ed on scaleaero@gmail.com

I always had good communications with him on that email.

As i recall the website ordering is based on predetermined "kits" of the foil - the amount being determined by typical model size. The kits include tools ie rubstick, rule, pad and rivet marking wheel.

Maybe a bulk order if enoug people are interested would save on shipping ??

Cheers

Martin

Ernie25/02/2020 10:09:19
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Thanks all, I got in touch with Ed on the adress that Martin gave me. His website is a bit clunky because he'se working on it. He is most helpful, Ive ordered 5 feet x 10inches,+ the tools for application.

I'll let you all know how I get on

ernie

Graham LL05/03/2020 12:36:34
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I have been building my Fury in fits and starts and I am now at the stage of doing a final assembly before covering. It has been a real slog having discovered the problems with the formers before the forum discussions, wire bending etc. Thanks to all who have provided interesting comments and photos. Congratulations to all who have finished their models and to a much higher standard than I could hope to achieve.

I have stuck the the plan with the single top wing, now I have to work out how to fit it into the car. I am aiming for flying not competition standard otherwise it might take another year.

I have a couple of questions:

I have a Laser 70 which fits inverted into the cowel without too much trouble but I would be interested to know if there will be enough airflow to keep the engine cool.

Does anyone have a flying routine that follows a 1930s Fury airshow display? Having taken so long to build I would life to fly it realistically, not with excessive speeds or sports model aerobatics.

I would love to come and see some of the finished models but I am in Aussie.

Graham LL

Concorde Speedbird05/03/2020 12:39:00
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This may be of use: **LINK**

Danny Fenton06/03/2020 10:11:57
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Thanks CS that link has been shared before, but is so good it doesn't hurt to show it again.

An interesting subject Graham, we often think about the "scale" schedule, but flying a reproduction of the full size display is a lovely idea. However some display pilots are not in tune to the aircraft in questions finer qualities. For example a Bearcat will climb vertically for ages, and looks so impressive, big swooping fast manouvres. The Tigermoth can't really fly the same routine. A pitts will twinkle roll, a B-29 probably not

The Fury has not got a high roll rate and as such a sensitive display pilot would steer away from those kind of manouvres perhaps? Forumite and friend, Andy Sephton is looking at this very subject, as it is close to his heart and has displayed many different full size aircraft over his career. So keep an eye on RCM&E for an article on how best to display a full size, it has parallels to displaying a model.

Cheers

Danny

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