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2018 PSSA Mass Build - The Completed Model Thread

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Andy Meade04/09/2018 10:11:50
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How much money? wink They are carbon rod into solid balsa bodies, which are then glassed. They are held on with 4 15mm magnets each for the landing phase. First round is on you laugh

Danny Fenton04/09/2018 14:28:12
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Some lovely looking models chaps, well done

Cheers

Danny

Andrew Price 204/09/2018 17:03:53
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Fantastic looking effort there, Steve Cooke.

And now you're going to throw it off a cliff....... !! indecision

Andy Meade04/09/2018 17:12:16
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Yes, and sometimes we even get them back... thinking

Steve McLaren04/09/2018 20:54:51
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Yes looks great that Andy. I look forward to seeing that strafing the Orme.

I'm expecting to accumulate more natural weathering on mine (sheep shit, etc)

Since Phil asked,and just for the record, I've just balanced mine by putting 11.3oz of lead in the spinner! The rest of the model weighs in at 2lb 11.5 oz, so AUW is about 3lb 7oz.

Phil Cooke05/09/2018 08:45:46
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wow that's an impressive AUW Steve (or lack of it I mean!) very nice job!

Andy Meade05/09/2018 10:21:04
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Crikey Steve, did you forget to bolt the wing on when you weighed it?!

Steve McLaren05/09/2018 22:16:14
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It feels pretty heavy to me! More projectile than glider! But then my Mossie feels like that too but it flies well in some quite moderate winds.

Chris Barlow05/09/2018 22:42:45
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Posted by steven kemp on 04/09/2018 09:56:26:
I say it's a race between you and Chris Phil for next completed model pics..get a move on lads..4 days to go.gulp

Might not be mine. Applying laquer this evening, might have a photo tomorrow after final balancing. AUW is currently 3lb 8oz with the battery installed! laugh

dirk tinck06/09/2018 00:01:13
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20180906_004646.jpg20180906_004450.jpgOK guy's She's ready, well she has to be because i'm parting thursday night and i still have to run a shop tomorrow ! AUW is 1.83kg or 3lb 0.5oz.

just need to sort the lighting switch and i'm ready to go....And load THEgun!!!20180906_004125.jpg

john stones 106/09/2018 00:22:34
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High quality work on display fellas, hope weathers right for your event. yes

dirk tinck06/09/2018 00:40:54
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Sorry ,my AUW is 4lb 0.5 oz ....i think. Anyway its 1.83 kg

Chris Barlow06/09/2018 00:53:53
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Posted by dirk tinck on 06/09/2018 00:40:54:

Sorry ,my AUW is 4lb 0.5 oz ....i think. Anyway its 1.83 kg

I was just about to rush off to your build blog to see where and how you had managed to save 1lb! I feel a little disappointed now.

Safe journey Dirk, see you at the weekend. I still owe you for the Rafale too. Don't let me forget. smiley

steven kemp06/09/2018 01:06:04
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Wow Dirk, she is looking brilliant,what a great looking hurricane.Top work..,90% are finishing around the 4lb mark so all's good good😊see you at weekend...

Phil Cooke06/09/2018 07:20:53
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Stunning work Dirk, what a fantastic looking model! Superb!!

Congrats on a timely finish and have a safe journey over to the UK - we'll see you Saturday morning at the Tank Track!

Andy Meade06/09/2018 08:37:08
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Fantastic finish Dirk, that'll look great at low level yes

Alan Gorham_06/09/2018 09:27:58
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Uitstekend Dirk!

great job heart

Harry Twist06/09/2018 09:46:06
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Dirk thats stunning - see you at the weekend!

Chris Barlow06/09/2018 17:14:10
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Finally done with 2 days to spare.

Based on Z3055 restored at the Malta Aviation Museum after being recovered just off the coast in the Med. Originally flown and named "Death Warmed Up" by P/O Bill Hollis Hallet of 261 Sq based in Ta' Qali, Malta who was killed when the hotel in Rabat that many pilots were billeted in was bombed. The aircraft was responsible for downing several Macchi C.200 and other Italian aircraft before being lost after a suspected engine failure and ditched in the sea by Sgt Thomas Hackston.

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AUW is 3lb 8oz after final balancing. Covered in oracover and solartex, etch primed and painted in Humbrol enamels.Pilot, radiator housing, oil cooler scoop and tail wheel printed on my Anet A8 printer, Vinyl roundels, sqn markings and serial cut from coloured vinyl on my Silhouette Portrait cutter and detailed decals printed on clear waterslide decal paper. Nose art hand painted with black and white humbrol enamels.

2 coats clear satin laquer still hardening!

Alan Gorham_06/09/2018 17:16:18
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Well done Chris! Lovely stuff.

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