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Danny Fenton20/11/2019 17:33:18
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Change of plan, I decided to spray the underside of the top wing with klasskote aluminum. So out with the Iwaata and oh what a lovely paint to use!

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I mixed 1 part aluminum with .75 matt catalayst, and .25 gloss. Then reduced the total 1:1 with reducer. Sprayed a treat.

I did the centre section struts while I was at it, seemed sensible while I could get to them easily.

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It looks blotchey as it is not dry yet But silver rarely looks even anyway.....

Cheers

Danny

Danny Fenton20/11/2019 22:43:53
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I then was able to permanently fit the top centre section to the cabane structure. I can now tissue the upper section.

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And yes there may be a couple of rivets on that cowl, I couldn't resist.....

Cheers

Danny

Martian21/11/2019 13:29:46
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Ahem there is more than one or two rivets there young man and very nice they look to

Danny Fenton21/11/2019 16:19:05
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They should of course be domed head, not flush rivets.... but as we are venturing away from scale what the heck

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Danny

Danny Fenton21/11/2019 18:14:48
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Been playing with the awesome spinner Chris Bott has 3d created for me. Its still a work in progress but looks very promising. The Xoar 20 x 13 fits nicely

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@ 5000 rpm a 20 x 13 should deliver 11lbs of thrust, and consume 1.2kW. Gives 53mph smile p

We wont mention the torque swing this thing will produce when the tail comes up. But that's why you pour on the coal slowly and be ready with the rudder wink 2

Can you tell what it is yet?

McG 696921/11/2019 18:25:24
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... well, it still looks like a Fury, but powered by a good old Ford V6, hopefully a 3.0 liter injection...

... ok, getting my coat right away... blush

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Chris

Martian21/11/2019 19:47:01
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Lovely shade of purple by the way now you have marked out the rivet spacings you could always cut the heads of dressmaking pins and pop them in cheeky just sayin

Chris Bott - Moderator21/11/2019 20:28:11
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Posted by Martian on 21/11/2019 19:47:01:

Lovely shade of purple by the way now you have marked out the rivet spacings you could always cut the heads of dressmaking pins and pop them in cheeky just sayin

I'll have you know that was bought as "Galaxy Blue" and looked a lovely shade on t'internet. Yep, I was disappointed too and it now gets used for prototypes etc. smiley

Martian21/11/2019 20:38:20
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what cad software do you use Chris and I actually love the colour. I have noticed some colours don't print as well as others have you found this ?

Chris Bott - Moderator21/11/2019 20:59:50
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Hi Martian

I'm using Fusion360.

I've been doing this for aboout 3 months and have been making slow but steady progress. Until this week, that is. I seem to have entered some sort of twilight zone where anything that can go wrong is and everything I thought I knew to make corrections doesn't seem to help. I'm sure I'll get back to where I was a week ago but right now I wouldn't like to give any advice at all.

My feeling today is that the various c £15/Kg filament that I've randomly bought from Amazon isn't as good, or maybe isn't as tolerant, as the 2 rolls c £20/Kg filament I've had from Technology Outlet, where I bought the printer. So all I'll say is that some is better than others. PS - I've only tried PLA so far.

Here are a couple of screen snips from Fusion360 showing the spinner.
We're hoping to add prop cutouts and improve the shape of the tip, yet.

PS I don't think I'd use this one for an IC model.

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Martian21/11/2019 22:12:20
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Yes I've found inconsistent quality with some my latest PLA is from Amazon and is hard work settings have to be precise so I'm going back to Filaprint which was faultless , regards the CAD work it's a huge learning curve that steals time from other things and what you are showing there is impressive

Danny Fenton22/11/2019 17:30:32
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Added some rib tapes to the tailplane just to see how well the torn Solartex would work over dowped tissue. Not confident it wont lift, so added a layer of non shrinking dope, and then gave it a little sand.

Might dust some silver over it to see how it looks.

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Not doing simulated stitching on this one, will keep it simple-ish

Cheers

Danny

Danny Fenton23/11/2019 22:16:17
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Did a little more on the Fury, this time adding some Flite metal and Mick Reeves foil. The surface underneath is not really hard enough. one coat of 25gsm glass cloth and using peel ply makes a lovely lightweight finish, great for paint. But for the burnishing of the foil you need to have an even thicker finish, so a flow coat is probably needed. More weight. So I am not totally sold on the foil route. I am also not sure I like the finish. But it is what it is.

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Danny

Danny Fenton24/11/2019 16:55:32
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A little more fooling around with foil

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There are some tricks to applying the stuff, I have made another video LOL I have been informed they are too long so will chop it down a bit

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Danny

Danny Fenton24/11/2019 22:35:29
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For those that are interested the Flite Metal video is online.

That's a whole evening of modelling lost, the time spent making a video, not sure they are worth it!
Cheers
Danny
Ron Gray24/11/2019 22:42:12
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Danny your vids are a great modelling asset, please keep them coming.

Danny Fenton24/11/2019 23:04:24
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Thanks Ron, I really appreciate you saying so.

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Danny

Danny Fenton25/11/2019 17:54:40
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Finished the starboard side foil work. I can still always paint over all this, the jury is still out.

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Avoiding the underside of the nose, looks like it will be quite difficult

Cheers

Danny

Martian25/11/2019 18:08:54
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looks brilliant Danny no need to paint in my opinion p.s very good videos excellent for reference thanks for taking the trouble to make them

McG 696925/11/2019 18:13:39
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Hi Danny,

As a very personal opinion, I think it would be a bit of a shame to 'paint' over your great foil covering.

Just bite the bullit and cover that nose underside... yes ... and then finally start with your Sabre build... wink

Cheers

Chris

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