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Dusty14/11/2008 18:52:00
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That looks awesome! like the "Top Gun" pilot pose
Wor'Keith15/11/2008 12:26:00
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Thanks Dusty.

Brings to my mind, thoughts of what it really was. A truly beautiful airframe, and also

reminds me of the young men who flew and were lost, (on both sides)

in these 'Killing machines'.

Will use these (flight suit) pictures to help shape (roughly) the finished pilot.

Dusty15/11/2008 15:22:00
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Are you going to paint the figure or make up a flight suite out of material etc? I have thought of this model, buying the parts all cut etc and building it! Need to sell some models first to make way!
Wor'Keith16/11/2008 11:29:00
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     I am building this project, at ( 50% reduction) due to limited space & financial restrictions, 

     from TN's plan.     Pilots head here is only 15mm ... so will cut away unwanted material & apply a thin layer of plastic based filler, ... then re shape and paint, to (roughly) resemble WW2 Pilots flight suit features.

     So far so good. If the project works out well.  Will be able then perhaps, to try some of TN's other plans at the same scale.  

Dusty16/11/2008 12:11:00
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Sounds good, lots of effort going into this, I hope it comes out well!
Bernard Towner 223/11/2008 21:00:00
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Why does the plan not match the cnc kit or the build photes?

Peter 'Ivanna Crashalot' Savage23/11/2008 21:51:00
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Bernard Towner 2 wrote (see)

Why does the plan not match the cnc kit or the build photes?

Error in scaling of the plan
Bernard Towner 224/11/2008 16:29:00
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    wing rib no w8 has been cut wrong at the spar, it is cut about 3mm too far back. The spar joiners b1/b2 on the plan are shown on the rear of the spar, but in the cnc kit they have been cut on the front. this in its self is not a major problem, but you have to fix the webbing to the other side, or risk a weak join in the wing. also the plan appears to show the centre top spar in one piece, but in the build photos it shows two sub spars.I would appreciate your views on this. 

Bill Frost27/11/2008 08:13:00
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Hello All,

I've just joined up - thought I'd add my experiences of this build as I go, as they might be of interest to others, as this thread is visible to all. I'm building slowly compared to others on the thread so far (my progress will be over months not days!) and this is only my third ever build (first a trainer, second a Loaded Dice 60S). I'd been saying that I wanted to build something scale next, possibly a Spitfire, before I learrnt of this project, so RCM&E and Tony's timing was absolutely perfect, thank you.

So I'm still learning as I go, particularly the building-from-plans part and almost certainly being happily ignorant of building techniques and tricks which are second nature to you all !  I'm building it full-size from the plans, using the CNC kit of parts, intending it will be electric powered.

The first oddity that I've encountered is when I went to fit F1.   My fuselage construction otherwise I think is OK, but the fuselage sides are going to need to be quite aggressively pulled in to meet the edges of F1, as F2 is  relatively close and holds the sides out. I'd not spotted that this was going to be the case, otherwise I might well have left gluing the triangular pieces at the bottom that run from F2 to F1, as they will make it even harder to bring the wood (which is already laminated by the doublers) in. Any advice?

Kris127/11/2008 14:38:00
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What size sprung oleos do I need?  as they look to be true to scale.

Cheers 

Kris

Bucksboy30/11/2008 14:59:00
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Is it me?  Is F3 shown on the plan?  I want to start cutting this week and have studied the plans in preparation but still can't see it.  Can anybody point it out to me please?

 Thanks

BB

Bernard Towner 201/12/2008 21:50:00
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    Has anyone built the wing yet?

Glenn Woodford02/12/2008 22:58:00
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Hello Hurricane builders,Glad to see its not just me with the build problems, its just taken 30 Min's to get up to speed with the threads. my photos so far of the build (more to follow soon), take heart in the knowledge it is only a plan and you are aloud to make changes so things line up and fit,........ i am fitting an RCV 91!... now that a squeeze.Enjoy, Glenn
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Glenn Woodford02/12/2008 23:08:00
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Hi Bucksboy,

Its a two sheet plan..... it may not be where you would expect . F3 is only the headrest.

A couple of wing shots below.

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Bucksboy03/12/2008 09:46:00
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Glenn,

Great shots of your build, pictures speak a thousand words.  I still can't find F3 though, the headrest is F4A.  I'll have to line up F2 and F4 and draw my own F3.  I think it's been missed off the plan.

Off to a cold shed now!

 thanks

BB

Glenn Woodford03/12/2008 21:20:00
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BB,

I have been out flying today ( it was as cold as the shed im sure), F3 is on the wing rib side of the plan top lefthand corner.

Hope this is of help.

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Bucksboy03/12/2008 21:48:00
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Glenn,

I feel such a fool.  I've become so fixated with building the fuselage first that I've not even thought about the other sheet.  I've carried the first around for ages studying it that I forgot about the other one.  Apologies to all, will sit back and watch someone else build for a bit.  No, not really, will carry on tomorrow.

Thanks again

Studid BB

Peter 'Ivanna Crashalot' Savage03/12/2008 22:35:00
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I would love to build something like this, but i fear i have not got enough experience, i really want a good retract model to wow people with, how hard is this to build? bearing in mind i built my first plan build as a peter miller miss demeanor
Glenn Woodford03/12/2008 22:55:00
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Hi Peter,

you don't say how your first plan build turned out ?  but assuming it went well and was built square, true and balanced properly, and you flew it ok. then this one would not be to bad for a second attempt,

    what i would say (and if you have read the threads will already know) there are a few anomalies. It is most important to study the plan and understand it before cutting out the wood.

    The build instructions are not highly detailed and assume you already know things about building.

   Also have everything ready and at hand so you can trial fit before glueing......... i did not take this advice and have glued in the retrct bearers, which are fine for the ripmax ones... but too far apart for the ones i have so the holes are going to be to near the edge.

Charles Forsyth04/12/2008 20:05:00
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Here are a couple of low quality photographs of my Hurricane.

I started model flying last year and this is my first attempt at building from a plan. Tony Nijhuis told me that most people start with a simple design with flat sides, I was more ambitious.

I have modified the radiator to look more like the real deal, it does not sit in the correct position because of the wing bolts. The radiator should be a little further back in line with the flaps I have painted on. I have added the blisters to the top of the cowl and painted the underside to make the cowling look as if it has a colar behind the spinner which is not modeled on Tony's plan. The illusion worked well.

I created the roundels with an airbrush. I cut circles in A4 paper, soaked the paper in warm water and applied the paper mask to the model removing excess water and then spraying in side the circle, repeating this three times for the red white & blue colours with a smaller circle each time. This worked out really well giving me a nice proffessional looking paint job with perfect circles. I intend to use the same wet paper trick to created the lettering. I have enlarged a photograph of a hurricane on my computer, and will simply print the enlarged letters from the aircraft onto paper, cut them out and apply them to the model with warm water and spray lightly onto the mask. If you try this, make sure that you have the surface you are spraying onto horizontal.

I have the snake tape that Tony recommends for the panel lines however, I will create my panel lines with the wet paper mask idea, I'm not keen on the snake tape.

I never had any problems with the plan and appear to have missed the problems that other people have had with the plan.

Your aye

Charles Forsyth

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