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Danny Fenton27/08/2018 19:00:18
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As we are getting nearer to the start of the build I suppose I had better put a thread on the forum to cover my build.

I think you all know me by now so not much to say. Been modelling off and on since i was given a sheet of 1/4 balsa by my Dad back in the mid 60's.

Wine women and song pulled me away from aeromodelling but every few years I would drift back. A work colleague showed me some pics of his models back in 07 and next thing I knew I was breathing balsa dust again. Thanks Stu Smith!

I have not tackled a biplane with flying and landing wires before so this will be new to me. The rest of the build looks fairly straight forward.

The new challenges for me are: 1. Flying wires on a scale biplane. 2. Silk over tissue for the covering. 3. Polished litho cowlings. I have made some panels before but never polished them.

I have been deliberating for some time on a subject. A big part of me wanted to model the yellow Nimrod based at Duxford, however I don't want to get into modifying the wings etc. I want to fly this next year if possible.

Just to give a bit more detail, mine will be electric, will have a bellacrank AND servos for R/C. It will also have a sound system. I cannot be doing with losing so many marks in comps!!

So drum roll please............ I am going to base my Fury on the HAC MkI based at Duxford. K5674.

Roll on October the first......

Edited By Danny Fenton on 27/08/2018 19:02:03

Andy Sephton 128/08/2018 06:02:12
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I'll look forward to seeing this one progress, Danny.

It's interesting what you say about sound. That particular aspect of the model is marked separately and the criteria is realism. I know it's an emotive subject, but electric models do not sound realistic, so they gain around 2 to 3 marks out of 10. IC models are nowhere near the full-size noise, but they do sound better than an electric powered model (I know that's a matter of opinion), so they get around 7 marks out of 10. I have no experience of marking sound systems, but although they sound good on the ground, they leave a lot to be desired in the air. It'll be interesting to see how the judges mark such things when they become a bit more common.

Manish Chandrayan28/08/2018 09:39:22
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McG 696928/08/2018 11:50:55
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Subscribed as well, Danny.

... and, as I will be having a late start on my K4316, I'm trying to find a 'discrete' seat at the very back of the Classroom. angel

I particularly liked your mention of "the rest looks fairly straight forward", but I suppose you forgot to add "to me" (yourself) at the end... surprise

Cheers

Chris

Martian28/08/2018 12:10:09
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Stand by mourners chaps ready for chocks away and tally ho

Tony Bennett28/08/2018 20:43:28
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i shall be watching and stealing ideas for mine.

Danny Fenton28/08/2018 21:04:29
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I will of course be copying you guys too

Should be fun just trying to keep up with Mr Sephton! We will have to work on him over rivets, rib stitching and detailing

Cheers

Danny

Martian28/08/2018 21:20:57
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Posted by Martian on 28/08/2018 12:10:09:

Stand by mourners chaps ready for chocks away and tally ho

I can't believe this auto complete it should have said stand by your beds

Andy Sephton 128/08/2018 21:36:10
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"We will have to work on him over rivets, rib stitching and detailing"

Good luck with that Danny, they all add weight and are not really necessary on a flying only model... wink

Danny Fenton28/08/2018 22:37:49
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Andy, its a masterclass, resistance is futile.......
Danny Fenton28/08/2018 22:46:05
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I read that a few times M, and had no idea what you meant LOL
So make sure you have glue, sharp blades, fresh sanding blocks, razor plane, razor saw, clamps etc etc.
Cheers
Danny
onetenor28/08/2018 23:46:51
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I can do sod all but I'll wish you all the best and will follow with interest.

John O/T

Danny Fenton11/09/2018 17:55:32
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Okay those more astute amongst you will have spotted a slight change on my thread. I have found a subject I like a bit more than the first one. I cannot promise i wont change subject again before it's done but there you go

I fancy the colour scheme of this Hawker Nimrod MkI in my thread header......

Cheers

Danny

McG 696911/09/2018 18:28:02
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Well, somewhere in the second half of last century, the Master Teachers used to be totally 'consistent'. angel

Even when they were totally wrong, of course.

Nowadays, the Masters seem to act quite differently so it seems. surprise

But then, even 'Nostalgia isn't what it used to be anymore'... ppfff... wink

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton12/09/2018 08:16:47
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What are you saying Chris

McG 696912/09/2018 10:22:58
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Me? ... err... nothing, Chief.

Simply 'thinking' way too loud again, I guess... blush angel wink

But then, we might indeed be surprised with a third subject...surprise

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton12/09/2018 10:53:56
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You have figured me out I see......

I do still have to investigate the differences between the Nimrod I and the Fury I, I dont want to have to do two much deviating from the plan. So as you say, there may be a third subject, or just back to the first....

getting close now

Cheers

Danny

Danny Fenton22/09/2018 13:01:56
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Ordered some rigging from Mick Reeves, usual speedy service

1/16th flat stainless, some of Mick's M2 end fittings, and some silver solder. I also got some stainless anchor plates.

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Getting closer

Danny

Martian22/09/2018 21:39:09
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On no more stuff to get . By the way Danny will you be listening to Edward Elgar whilst you build your Nimrod ?

Danny Fenton22/09/2018 23:04:12
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You can always wait and see how the rigging works out. Piano wire would work fine too
Mmm Elgar is a little high brow for me. I am listening to the shadows at the mo.....

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