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Bernd Lewerenz16/12/2018 14:24:11
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The sevo tray is assembled. Three stripes of pine.Enough space for the reseiver too.

Bernd Lewerenz16/12/2018 14:24:52
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The sevo tray is assembled. Three stripes of pine.Enough space for the reseiver too.

Bernd Lewerenz16/12/2018 14:29:42
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THe servo tray is assembled. Three stripes of spruce.So there is enough place for the reseiver too

Bernd Lewerenz16/12/2018 14:35:44
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Sorry, I have no Idea, why the last sentence appears 3 times.I dit not drink alcoholwink

Bernd Lewerenz18/12/2018 11:35:43
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Bernd Lewerenz18/12/2018 11:36:16
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Bernd Lewerenz18/12/2018 11:44:20
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All rear half bulkheads( hope, the word is right) are glued in position with all stringers

Bernd Lewerenz20/12/2018 14:19:05
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Hi together,

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and always happy landings.

Bernard

Richard. W.20/12/2018 15:04:16
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Hello Bernd.

I've just been reading through your build thread with much interest.

About ten years ago I started to build a smaller version of the radial engine "Swift" from my own plans, scaled up from 1/48. That one was around 36" wingspan and designed for a small I/C motor with micro servos. It was almost ready for covering when I took a break from the hobby and I know the wing got destroyed but I think the fuselage might still be in my loft somewhere.

A beautiful little aircraft but such a shame that Nicholas Comper's story is so tragic.

Keep up the good work and a "Merry Christmas" to you and yours. smile

Bernd Lewerenz21/12/2018 08:32:21
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Hi Richard,

Thanks for your kind reply. I"am very interested in the Comper history.You mentioned the tragic story. I could not find

any information about that by internet.What happened with Nicolas Comper? Thanks for your effort.

Bernd

Denis Watkins21/12/2018 09:12:41
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On 17 June 1939, in Hythe, Kent, Comper was injured in unusual circumstances. He had been a practical joker, and after he was stopped lighting fireworks in a public house, he went outside. As he bent down to light the firework, a passer-by enquired what he was doing, his reply was that he was an IRA man and was going to blow up the town hall, prompting the passer-by to knock him down. Comper hit his head on the kerb, suffered a cerebral haemorrhage

Richard. W.21/12/2018 10:55:42
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Thanks, Denis. smile

I have a fairly long piece written about his life in my references somewhere but in a nutshell, your details are correct.

I'll try to find what I have and either scan it and send it to you, Bernd or photograph the pages and drop them to you via a PM if that's OK?

Your build is inspiring me to have another go at this delightful little plane but I think I'll start over and redraw my plans a little larger so I come out at around 48" span and it would be electric rather than I/C.

As a build project it falls right into my area of interest, and although it's scale, it's very similar to a vintage sport model.. Ideal for relaxing flying on a lazy summer afternoon......Or is that me just getting all nostalgic in my old age.wink 2

Bernd Lewerenz21/12/2018 11:03:00
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Hi Dennis,That is really a strange story and senseless. In my country nobody is happy, when I will blow up the town hall, even it is just fun. Thank you for the information.

Bernd

Bernd Lewerenz21/12/2018 17:52:06
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Thanks Richard.All your information are usefull for me.I think, when I build a scalemodel like the comber, backround information are also importent.The comper is with 1,37m quite small.Actually I prefer the reversed way.

The worse the eyes, the bigger the models should bewink 2

Have a nice time

Richard. W.21/12/2018 18:06:24
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Posted by Bernd Lewerenz on 21/12/2018 17:52:06:

Thanks Richard.All your information are usefull for me.I think, when I build a scalemodel like the comber, backround information are also importent.The comper is with 1,37m quite small.Actually I prefer the reversed way.

The worse the eyes, the bigger the models should bewink 2

Have a nice time

Oh dear. That's me done for then. wink 2 .....If it wasn't for spectacles and an Optivisor I couldn't see to build a full size version! nerdnerd

Bernd Lewerenz23/12/2018 15:09:09
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Bernd Lewerenz23/12/2018 15:09:38
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Bernd Lewerenz23/12/2018 15:18:35
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The cover for the battery pack. Blanked with 2mm Balsa. Before that put in water 1 hour. So the balsa can not breake

Bernd Lewerenz23/12/2018 15:27:05
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THe next step is to build the undercarriage.This is a challenge for me.Working with metall is not my business.

We will see.Or can anybody build it for me? A little joke, of coursedevil

Bernd Lewerenz23/12/2018 15:30:01
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By the way, the cover is fixed with 4 small magnets

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