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RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI

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Danny Fenton31/10/2020 12:28:11
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I have Martyn, but I am using a scale prop, so might be needed

Cheers

Danny

Martyn K31/10/2020 12:54:57
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Thanks Danny

I need to drill for the front peg for the fin. I'll be using a biggish prop as well so should be safe. The way I look at it, a left biased fin and rudder will compensate for the lack of right side thrust.

Martyn

Martyn K31/10/2020 20:07:54
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Sorry - duplicate

Martyn

Edited By Martyn K on 31/10/2020 20:13:23

Graham Donaldson01/11/2020 10:12:38
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I used no offset and noticed no flying problems. Could be my insensitivity. I will pay more attention on the next outing - probably 2021.

Graham

Graham LL10/12/2020 10:49:48
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Fury 1 pre-flight testing

Assembled, engine (Laser 70) run in and ready for a flight test. Still some minor rework and finishing to be done but a big relief to get this far.

Merry Christmas to all

Graham

Danny Fenton10/12/2020 11:29:17
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That looks ace Graham, well done. Quite an achievement to get one of these more advanced models under your belt.

Merry Christmas and we want a full flight report

Cheers

Danny

Graham Davies 310/12/2020 12:21:24
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Congratulations Graham, that looks amazing. Well done.

Graham

David Avery11/12/2020 16:41:54
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I have nearly completed my Fury and here are some pictures. This has been a lockdown project so I have included much more detail than I normally would, including rivets, rib tapes and stitching. I have undertaken many build processes that I have never attempted before including making struts, landing gear, flying wires, aluminium foil covering and some litho plate. It is powered by an ASP 91FS and weighs approx 10lb.

Many thanks to Danny for the excellent forum notes and video tutorials and also to Eric who saved me an immense amount of time with the brass etchings.

I do not intend to fly it until next year and I am hoping that maybe there will be a Fury get-together at Buckminster Lodge one day.

Happy Christmas to all you Furious builders.

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Eric Robson11/12/2020 17:27:50
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That looks great David, That is the colour scheme I would have preferred but I went for a simple one.

Just one thing It was Ernie who done the brass etchings. Yours and Grahams are going to sound great with the F/S engines. If it is like mine the maiden flight is an anti climax mine flew straight off with just a touch of trim and has had many flights now.

Danny Fenton11/12/2020 17:59:10
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Fantastic David and well done. I really do hope we can get together next year, I bet its been several decades since more than one MkI have flown together?

Cheers

Danny

Manish Chandrayan11/12/2020 18:26:01
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What a beautiful piece of model there David. You must be proud of that. What paint is on the wing?

Colin Leighfield11/12/2020 18:58:53
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Great models from Graham and David. They both look brilliant.

Manish Chandrayan11/12/2020 19:17:53
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Posted by Graham LL on 10/12/2020 10:49:48:

Fury 1 pre-flight testing

Assembled, engine (Laser 70) run in and ready for a flight test. Still some minor rework and finishing to be done but a big relief to get this far.

Merry Christmas to all

Graham

Great looking work. I. suppose markings etc after the maiden? How much did it turn out to be on the scale?

Martian11/12/2020 20:39:51
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Brilliant work Graham and David

David Avery12/12/2020 17:59:16
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Apologies to Ernie and thanks again for the brass etchings.

I'm afraid I cheated with the painting and used silver Glosstex.

David

Colin Leighfield12/12/2020 22:29:58
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How can it be cheating if it does the job and looks right?

Martin Fane13/12/2020 18:51:22
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Posted by David Avery on 11/12/2020 16:41:54:

I have nearly completed my Fury and here are some pictures. This has been a lockdown project so I have included much more detail than I normally would, including rivets, rib tapes and stitching. I have undertaken many build processes that I have never attempted before including making struts, landing gear, flying wires, aluminium foil covering and some litho plate. It is powered by an ASP 91FS and weighs approx 10lb.

Many thanks to Danny for the excellent forum notes and video tutorials and also to Eric who saved me an immense amount of time with the brass etchings.

I do not intend to fly it until next year and I am hoping that maybe there will be a Fury get-together at Buckminster Lodge one day.

Happy Christmas to all you Furious builders.

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Hi Dave

Brilliant to see your build progressing so well.

Will be grwat as you say to have a fury fly in next year.

Your rigging wires look an interesting solution, can you post more info on the parts you used?

Cheers

Martin

David Avery14/12/2020 17:23:34
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Hi Martin

My rigging wires are soldered to a threaded connector with a standard clevis at the top end and soldered to a threaded connector into a turnbuckle at the lower end. The turnbuckles are from Prime Miniatures.

This photo shows the lower end in more detail. It also shows my homemade spring keeper which keeps the strut firmly in its locating slot. These seem to work OK although it is a bit fiddly getting the strut ends in place - but a lot quicker than bolting them to the spar.

David

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Colin Leighfield14/12/2020 18:59:22
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I like the look of that, think I’ll be copying you!

Colin Leighfield14/12/2020 19:03:58
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David, did you use the 10mm or 14mm turnbuckles?

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