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Stuphedd04/04/2018 16:37:28
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bw009.jpgbw008.jpgbw007.jpgYes DC I will see what I have .

My plans are mainly subject to interpretation ??!! usually mine !!

But here are some build photos I took and you can see there are some "sort of drawings " I f you can build from outlines and a bit of imagination , I am sure we can help

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Dave Cunnington04/04/2018 17:35:00
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Thanks for the reply Pete

I was just taken with the overall visual delight of this machine and fancy having a go at building one very like it

Anything you have would be appreciated, I have already downloaded your pics from this thread (hope that's OK?) and I'm more than happy to cover any copying and postage charges.

The overall wing span and tail plane span measurements would be appreciated and I can draw from your pics and that information

I'll send you a PM with my address etc

Thanks again, best wishes DC

extra slim06/08/2018 11:16:22
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Been a while, but my 65yr old vintage un named model took to the sky.. 15mph wind wasnt ideal but it flew really well. Not the greatest video, but proof shes back in the air.. quite emotional really!

Stuphedd06/08/2018 11:40:07
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A success, good cooperation between re-builder , coverer/pilot leads to smile of satisfaction , on my face !

Super smiley

Pete W

Dave Cunnington06/08/2018 12:27:33
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Well done guys - as you can see my build has stagnated due to other balsa bashing - will be on it again soon

Dave Cunnington15/08/2018 12:14:09
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A modicum of progress with my scratch build - I don't know about you guys but I always get a boost from seeing the machine with all the bits positioned in their correct places !

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PW/extra slim : The wing was built using a K K Scorpion plan, very very similar. I gave up drawing ribs as seen in my previous post !

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extra slim15/08/2018 13:11:14
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looking great Dave, I heard you were thinking of an OS40!!!.. yikes.. mine has a PAW 1.5cc..and about 2oz of lead under the motor to balance, unless you have scaled it up you will be way over the top with that motor buddy.. with a lifting wing like that, you will also need a boot full of downthrust.. keep going mate..

Dave Cunnington15/08/2018 13:22:24
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No way slim ! It's being built to PW's sketchings and photos, same size as yours

I have an old used OS 25 FP which I am putting in it. At one time I was going to fit ailerons and thought the 25 would be good with weight of extra servo etc, but decided not to go that route........the 25 may be a bit over the top now, but at least I would rather have too much grunt and throttled back, than too little !

Alternatively I also have a used OS 15 FP, which I think may be a little marginal on power so onwards and upwards with the 25

Hoping to meet PW on Sunday at the NATS, will you be there on the Sunday ?

Stuphedd15/08/2018 17:01:25
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Excellent progress

That looks really good , The Scorpion wings look as good as the "real thing" if not better !

Extra slim will be on holiday during the NATS , silly boy!! but hopefully I shall be there on Sunday .

cheers

Dave Cunnington12/09/2018 21:31:28
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img_5640.jpgimg_5639.jpgNow has the OS 25 fitted and the nose etc is starting to take shapeimg_5638.jpg

Stuphedd12/09/2018 21:39:50
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Looks pretty good to me DC , nice workmanship .

cheers

PW

john stones 112/09/2018 21:44:26
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Tis a thing of beauty Dave. wink

Shall we be seeing it one day ?

extra slim13/09/2018 09:33:36
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Lovely job Dave, there hasnt been one around for over 65yrs and now there are 2!!.. looks great

extra slim15/10/2018 09:27:50
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fabulous day yesterday, and took the opportunity for lots of flights, with the PAW backed off she is lovely, and flies beautifully.. very satisfying.

Dave Cunnington15/10/2018 17:53:58
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Fantastic !

I'll get back to mine soon

Dave Cooper 316/10/2018 22:01:17
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I think the KK "Phantom" and "Phantom Mite" were control-liners if I remember correctly...and, not with much dihedral (if any). Very nice engine /exhaust louvres though - do they do what it says on the tin ?

Dave

extra slim17/10/2018 09:16:51
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Hi Dave, the louvres are semi effective, there is nowt under the hood to divert all exhaust, so being honest it does tend to exit from many places around the front being diesel, but certainly some does via the louvres.. all adds to the vintage effect.. twas my old fellas design, so I cant take any credit.. the cowl at the front wasnt on the original and he couldnt remember if it ever had one being a knock off free flight engine originally, so he has done quite a nice improvised job.. which is quite rare for him!!. aesthetics arent usually his bad laugh

Dave Cunnington17/02/2019 11:59:49
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img_5775.jpgimg_5774.jpgOk guys, in between trying to learn to fly, rebuilding trainers after unscheduled arrivals, life in general, etc, I've actually made progress !

It was nice out today so I got it out. OS 25 fitted, still needs the magnets to be fitted for the new and different nose cowl, the horns for rudder and elevators, and some decoration/decals

Thanks to all the advice and tips from reading img_5773.jpgthis forum I know how I should be doing things - but my 75 year old fingers are still learning ...specifically how to bend the heat shrink covering around double curves....oh and I think maybe a degree in gynecology would help also.

Do you think the CofG should be about 1/3 chord ?

Rgds DC

Dave Cunnington18/02/2019 17:00:42
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img_5788.jpgimg_5785.jpgDecorated

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Stuphedd18/02/2019 17:30:07
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Super job DC!

Just remember to be very gentle on the throttle lever .

What weight did it finish up as ??

I think the pilot makes it .We are probably going to need one !.

cheers PW

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