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Martian13/07/2017 17:55:44
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Posted by Danny Fenton on 13/07/2017 16:58:22:

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

is 1mm to thick i have some of that ?

Danny Fenton13/07/2017 18:10:05
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I would think it would be okay

Martian13/07/2017 18:27:17
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Just had a look at the brass rigging bits and they look very much like those single picture hooks , just saying 😀

Fats Flyer13/07/2017 18:39:47
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I'm thinking of doing the k5674 fury mainly because it has a tail wheel rather than a skid.

Measuring from pictures ,I 'm thinking a 1 3/4 " wheel is needed.Does this sound about right chaps ?

McG 696913/07/2017 18:50:35
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Posted by kc on 13/07/2017 17:28:15:

I just mentioned AWG in case any Belgians or indeed Americans are unaware of this!

... "any Belgians", KC? ... didn't noticed any in Danny's checklist so far... surprise

Anyway, don't worry about me if you were. I've been used to work with US Mil Specs for years in an earlier life. Even the diameter & length of nails to use for wooden shipping crates had their own Mil Spec.

But I still guess the metric system - of course with Arabic numerals - is a lot more convenient. No SWG, AWG, SAS, ASA, different land miles, NM, ... etc. Unfortunately my (very) cheap Shenzhen digital calipers only accepts to read in metric. crying

By the way, how many liters in a 'gallon'? angel

Cheers

Chris

kc13/07/2017 18:57:08
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A substitute for lithoplate? I came across this - Metalcoat - on Mick Reeves site

I have not used it but it might help anyone who cannot get lithoplate. I remember the fantastically realistic aluminium finish on Tim Hooper's Blackburn when i saw it a few years ago which was done by something similar

Tony Bennett13/07/2017 21:45:29
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McG 696913/07/2017 21:54:19
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... oops... I guess the ground crew forgot to check the overboost discharge valve on the supercharger, Tony... surprise

Great picture by the way. yes

Cheers

Chris

Colin Leighfield13/07/2017 22:15:48
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Tony, I know you're good with Depron but you've excelled yourself this time! Didn't take you long either.

Tony Bennett13/07/2017 22:47:46
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ha ha ha yeah i wish.

just thought it was a nice picture.

I am not starting mine until oct 2018.

Tony (depron disaster ) B

Danny Fenton13/07/2017 23:13:54
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Posted by kc on 13/07/2017 18:57:08:

A substitute for lithoplate? I came across this - Metalcoat - on Mick Reeves site

I have not used it but it might help anyone who cannot get lithoplate. I remember the fantastically realistic aluminium finish on Tim Hooper's Blackburn when i saw it a few years ago which was done by something similar

Hi KC the flitemetal/metalcoat type covering is a self adhesive alloy tape and can be quite effective. I would suggest that if you cannot get lith or you just cannot get lith to form the curves (it will not be easy I can assure you, and will take practice) then by all means the tape will look great, but lith will look even better.

Cheers

Danny

Danny Fenton13/07/2017 23:15:16
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Great shot Tony, I wonder if that sort of discoloration buffs out? looks kind of permananet to me?? That would fun to reproduce devil

Cheers

Danny

Andy Sephton 114/07/2017 06:54:24
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Thanks for the heads-up on metalcote kc. I'm currently building a free flight Blackburn Monoplane which has a shiny aluminium front end. This looks to be an ideal medium to replicate what I'm after and it'll also be a good test of the material before building the Fury.

I'm committed to other building plans until the end of this season, but I'll procure some metalcote, try it out late autumn/early winter this year and report back.

Getting back to the Fury, I'm currently thinking towards a model for BMFA Flying Only competition with a possible extension to Stand-Off. As a consequence, my model will have as much weight shaved off as I dare and limited detail. I'm also still pondering the power question - electric or IC. I'll maybe have a better idea on the latter when the plans arrive!

Tony Bennett14/07/2017 09:02:32
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mine will be electric and Depron, with balsa and ply where needed.

Stand off scale as i cannot compete with the likes of Danny, Andy and Martyn.

Still it will be fun designing and building it.

The wing mounts will be the funnest part.

Tony (Depron) B

Martyn K14/07/2017 14:04:57
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A new booklet arrived today. Now scanned and available if anyone wants a copy..

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Download here.. (just don't tell anyone)

Best wishes

Martyn

Edited By Martyn K on 14/07/2017 14:06:31

Martyn K14/07/2017 14:15:33
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Not the best scan in the world - sorry. The PDF creation and compression has made it worse unfortunately

PS - please be patient, it make take a few minutes to appear... Just click once and it will open in a new tab (he says while checking the server log files)

Martyn

Edited By Martyn K on 14/07/2017 14:28:38

Fats Flyer14/07/2017 14:50:15
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Martyn,Just downloaded and saved the file of the book.Everythings good here....thanks for the link ,every bit of info helps.

Fats

Andy Sephton 114/07/2017 14:57:20
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Just ordered some metalcote from Mick Reeves models. Looks like it's time for some experiments..... Watch this space!

Martian14/07/2017 16:38:15
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Posted by Tony Bennett on 13/07/2017 21:45:29:

Love that effect must have been some serious heat and is that sheet Ali or steel

Martian14/07/2017 16:43:38
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I've used Ali tape quite successfully and have been able to burnish it with a soft balsa block

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