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Tornado GR4 (150%)

The Andy Conway Tornado at 150% plan

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Flyer01/12/2018 16:07:52
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Looking good Dave. Apologies for delay in canopy, although things are back on track now. On reflection, it's a large area, so have gone down the mdf plug route. Here's a taster.....

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Certainly a large brute! Hope to be pulling the plug next weekend, so should be with you shortly after. Just got to glass the surface to ensure that it is smooth for forming.

Cheers

Ade

Stephen Belshaw01/12/2018 16:28:25
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I built the original one more years ago than I care to remember and spent many a happy hour on the slope with it, covered it in Solartex and painted it grey I seem to recall. Great model and a superb flyer, I'm sure your enlarged version will be even better.

Flyer19/02/2019 21:17:14
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img_0526.jpgThe canopy is huge !!!

Few more coats of primer and a few more hours going down the grit and it will be pullable.

Frame to add and the plug is ready.

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onetenor19/02/2019 21:49:08
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Talking of Tornados they are to fly over N Wales for last time this week

Flyer04/04/2019 21:56:25
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The plug was huge, so a local manufacturer has just installed a large vac former ( 40 inches by 44 inches). Am quite please with the results

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Flyer04/04/2019 21:57:28
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David Gilder04/04/2019 22:51:55
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They look great Ade.

Cant wait to sit one on top of the model soon.

I will update the blog soon as things have moved on quite a bit since the last update.

Andy Meade05/04/2019 13:52:14
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Looks like some lovely work there Ade, well done!

Get that Mig painted though you slacker laugh

Flyer05/04/2019 13:58:04
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Posted by Andy Meade on 05/04/2019 13:52:14:

Looks like some lovely work there Ade, well done!

Get that Mig painted though you slacker laugh

Cheers Andy, just packing up the car with a repaired A4 and tatty P80 (old rough hack model) As far as the Mig is concerned, paints have arrived, and am awaiting suitable weather to finish it. The pilot figure under the canopy is destined for the Mig . See you on teh slope in the morning.

Ade

Andy Meade05/04/2019 13:59:26
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I'm afraid I'm not going chap, decided to go flying a bit more local instead. Have a good weekend yes

Harry Twist05/04/2019 17:40:47
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Nice work on the canopies Ade, why three? One spare I assume! Hope to see you at the weekend.

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