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Martin Fane11/05/2020 20:25:00
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Hi everyone

Thanks for the comments.

I'm basing this model on the yellow trainer K3736 but as there are not any actual photo's that I can find I'm using various other fullsize to come up with detail parts. I know - not proper scale sadbut I like to look at this as a learning exercise.

I did notice the rear strut positions on the plan dont really seem to line up properly with full size (but don't see any way around this as I have already added the rear fuselage access panel)

I will make the struts / wires to fit the actual fuselage / tail securing positions.

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Edited By Martin Fane on 11/05/2020 20:27:26

Danny Fenton11/05/2020 20:39:00
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Kind of glad I haven't boxed up the rear fuselage yet, I will see if things can be moved a little, but I seem to remember hardwood plates in the fuselage, sigh....

Really nice to see everybody cracking on

Cheers

Danny

Martin Fane21/06/2020 17:59:36
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Greetings Fury builders

Well, spurned on by Dannys progress, I have moved on a bit as well.

I must say this build is proving taxing !!!!

One step forward, 2 back.......

Not happy with my original tyres which were rubber tube, they seemed to be flattening a bit too much ( perhaps I'm a heavy builder !!)

New tyres cut from MR foam - nice to work with, shaped on a mandrel in my drill, the original wheels were re used but 6 bolts instead of 3.

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Also rethought the oleo's, my litho skills proved insufficient so I have opted to fix the oleo and build the fairings around them, a combination of balsa frame, litho skin, filler, balsa block, foil and some nice aluminium paint on the middle section

new oleo.jpg

Have now finished the painting, KK trainer yellow, really nice paint to use

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and assembled for inspiration

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all yellow side.jpg

painter yellow above.jpg

Same problem with the stuts for me, with some makeshift wire rigging they keep popping out. Not sure where to go with this crying

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Danny Fenton21/06/2020 18:16:55
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That looks fabulous Martin well done! Will look great when you get some roundels on to break up the yellow a bit.

You need a fair bit of tension in the rigging, all my wires twang dully.

I liked Erics idea of making a free turning clevice at one so you can just twist the wire and not remove the clevis to adjust, A nice cheap option. Worth a try to see if the struts are then more solid.

I like the oleos, Much more sensible than mine, and took a lot less time! yours will survive a bounce, I am not sure mine will

Again well done, really impressive

Cheers

Danny

Eric Robson21/06/2020 20:55:29
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Hi Martin, Flying my Piper Cub last week the weather was warm but grey skies, it has a yellow fus. and silver wings against the grey sky the wings were difficult to see. You have made a great choice with yours it will look great when the roundels are one. Actually it looks great now, The rigging is very important as the wings have very little strength, I am a bit apprehensive with mine and if I make another biplane I will use Mick Reeves rigging and silver solder the ends. Having said that mine survived a heavy landing one strut popped out but went back in again ok. Your wheels look good, I must do something with mine they don't look right.

Cheers Eric.

Martin Fane09/01/2021 17:39:52
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Hi All and HNY

Well back on the Fury, a big yellow canvas to tone down a bit.

So after studying Dannys detailing items I set about to copy as best I could.

Not to the same standard and a bit made up as I go along as I don't really have a subject to model:

pilot coaming.jpgCoaming from Vectorboard - magic stuff such a good leather effect angel

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Test fit of the pilot and a go at stiching through lithoplate.

tail rhs.jpg

A bit of colour to break up the yellow. Marking stencils from metamark paint mask cut on my Cameo plotter cutter.

The rigging wires are done using closed loop wire with 1/16 aluminium ferrules and a bit of black shrink sleeve.

Vector board again as the leather pads. The fake elevator control cables are from the thinnist piano wire I had.

tail lhs lower.jpg

Struts are 5/16 aluminium tube squished a bit to look slightly oval (thanks again Danny) and a bit more needlework

tail rhs.jpg

tail rhs lower.jpg

Slowly moving forward towards the instrument panel (not looking forward to cutting that shape) and exhaust stubs. Avoiding the wing wires as long as possible frown

Martyn K09/01/2021 17:50:25
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Looks superb Martin

Very nice indeed

Martyn

Danny Fenton09/01/2021 18:22:48
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Looks fabulous Martin well done.

Yes the thin vector board is amazingly like leather.

Cheers

Danny

Martin Fane09/01/2021 20:50:45
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Thanks Martyn - I'm enjoying your BMFA laser cutting zoom presentation

Geoff Gardiner09/01/2021 22:21:31
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Hi Martin,

Do you have a link to the laser cutting presentation?

I have a look on the BMFA site but have not found it.

Danny Fenton09/01/2021 22:51:54
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Its actually a YouTube channel.

Scale BMFA Zoom sessions

Cheers

Danny

Geoff Gardiner09/01/2021 23:14:53
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Thanks Danny.

Martin Fane13/01/2021 14:10:03
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Had another go at the wheel covers as i was ashamed of first go when I saw Dannys sad

Thicker lithoplate this time allows more of a dished effect to be formed. Some thin thithoplate discs, styrene hex nuts, styren tube and glue blob screws around the rim.

Much better this time I think, painted aluminium effect as I see different options for the yellow trainer version

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new wheel cover.jpg

Next rigging avoidance scheme - will try the exhaust stubs angel

Danny Fenton13/01/2021 16:47:02
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Now I will have to redo mine

The exhaust stubs were fun, you will enjoy those

Cheers

Danny

Eric Robson13/01/2021 23:40:08
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Posted by Danny Fenton on 13/01/2021 16:47:02:

Now I will have to redo mine

The exhaust stubs were fun, you will enjoy those

Cheers

Danny

Looking at Martins I will have to redo mine. The whole plane not just the wheels

Martin Fane14/01/2021 18:50:47
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Another job I was avoiding tackled today - cutting the exhaust stub holes in the cowl.

First the holes are marked out using a vinyl mask

holes marked.jpg

Then cut away - 1mm chain drilled first then opened up with permagrit files. Finished with 600 grit paper fixed on a length of dowel

holes in mark.jpg

Not as difficult as I had first thought it would be

holes cut.jpg

Now where's my thin lithoplate wink

Edited By Martin Fane on 14/01/2021 18:51:05

Danny Fenton14/01/2021 19:53:34
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Very nice, said it was fun

Cheers

Danny

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