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andrew exton16/03/2019 10:01:11
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Posted by stu knowles on 15/03/2019 20:14:59:

This ad cropped up in a thread on here a while ago. I have an unflown Cutlass from this kit in the garage,

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thats interesting stuart

Bob Cotsford16/03/2019 10:41:47
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Posted by PatMc on 15/03/2019 21:42:24:
Posted by Andrew Ray on 15/03/2019 20:32:52:
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 15/03/2019 10:58:32:

Anyone remember the big St Leonards Models kits? There was a 120" thermal soarer, fibreglass fus and built up wing, was it the SuperNova? My first taste of what a good soarer was like.

Jim Baguely of free flight fame. I don't remember the fibreglass fuselage but I am building a 124" one with the wooden fuselage and changing the wing joiner to a flat steel strip, I thought the design was quite clever, very light with the 1/16" x 1/2" spruce spars at the surface butted up to the D box sheeting The free flight heritage very much evident in the design.

Andrew, the 1/16 x 1/4 spruce spars are not up to the job, they rely on the vertical 1/16 balsa webs. Trouble is the wings flex under load which stresses the joints between the web & spar. There just isn't enough glue area on these joints [also I suspect the glue doesn't penetrate such a thin spruce edge] This can result in the webs becoming popping of the spars which are too thin to take the stress so collapse.

My kit definitely had a g/f fuselage in the box, and I could have sworn that the spars were 1/2*1/16" spruce tapered on the tip panel, not 1/4"! Maybe mine was a later, upgraded kit? It seemed sturdy enough for some fairly brutal bungee launches. I would have said that the big weakness was in the use of round wire joinersfrown

Braddock, VC16/03/2019 19:48:31
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In view of the resurgence of the Scots in the Calcutta Cup, I dedicate this old ad.

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kevin b16/03/2019 20:08:52
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Posted by andrew exton on 16/03/2019 10:01:11:
Posted by stu knowles on 15/03/2019 20:14:59:

This ad cropped up in a thread on here a while ago. I have an unflown Cutlass from this kit in the garage,

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thats interesting stuart

I assume you mean the aeroplane Andrew. angel

Nightflyer18/03/2019 13:34:11
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It is intereting hearing all the other forum members comments on here and it also makes me wonder in the same light and following on from James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain how many of these models fall into forum members stash of kits that me the the requirements of SABLE? I have a few older kits either complete or part built such as DB Models Tiger Moth, Balsacraft FW190 Phoenix CAP232 (though this is finally being put together and converted to electric power for this year), Simprop Excel to name a few.

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