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John H. Rood15/10/2019 16:06:36
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Peter, today I saw this photo on Mr. Cooke's latest report; I'd call it JUST PLANE BEAUTIFUL !!!

Peter Garsden16/10/2019 11:36:47
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Posted by John H. Rood on 15/10/2019 16:06:36:

Peter, today I saw this photo on Mr. Cooke's latest report; I'd call it JUST PLANE BEAUTIFUL !!!

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Phil Morrell16/10/2019 23:21:45
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img_1165.jpgimg_1064.jpgHi All, I have just completed my Canberra B2. Hope to fly it next year in the PSS meetings as finished too late for this season. I am just waiting for the right conditions to maiden and trim out at the Cat and Fiddle near Buxtondsc00208.jpg

Andy Meade17/10/2019 09:04:06
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Great job, I do like that colour scheme. Good luck with the maiden!

Andy Blackburn17/10/2019 12:23:59
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Very nice, particularly the cockpit. Good luck with the maiden, and let us know how it goes.

A.

P.S. - you've probably noticed this already, but you've lost the starboard engine starter fairing...

Andy Meade17/10/2019 12:25:53
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Eagle-eyed as ever Andy!

Peter Garsden17/10/2019 12:46:13
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You'll love it Phil. I do. Flies in most winds. I needed a bit extra nose weight and mixing some rudder in with the ailerons is important. About 4mm I found.

Peter Garsden17/10/2019 12:46:15
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You'll love it Phil. I do. Flies in most winds. I needed a bit extra nose weight and mixing some rudder in with the ailerons is important. About 4mm I found.

Phil Morrell17/10/2019 20:28:04
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Thanks for all your comments. I was a little eager to put the pics on the blog hence the missing starboard starter fairing, Well spotted Andy. The faring is now on. I built the model from scratch off Andy's RCM&E plan, being a late starter I found the previous hints and tips on the blog very useful. I have finished the model in 25gm glass and finishing resin. This was my first attempt at glassing, It wasn't as daunting as I first thought and I was very pleased with the finished results. After much rubbing down and elbow grease I airbrushed the final finish using Humbrol acrylics. I was amazed to find I only used one and a half pots of each colour to complete the NATO scheme.

I have a reputation for severely flexing wings so I have upped the carbon wing spar to 6mm, all seems nice and rigid and should take my abuse. I will post flying shots once maidened. Thanks Peter for your advice on the rudder/aileron mix, this is now programmed in o my TX

Andy Blackburn18/10/2019 08:52:54
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I don't suppose you've weighed it yet, have you?...

Phil Morrell18/10/2019 13:28:38
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Hi Andy, it's on the heavy side compared to your prototype at 1.38 kg AUW. That's with 2300mAh flight pack and 120gm additional nose weight to balance at the forward CofG. I carefully selected the balsa using your recommended weights, I must have overdone it with the epoxy and primer!

John H. Rood18/10/2019 18:52:11
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Gorgeous model there, Phil. No doubt she'll fly like the goddess she is.

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