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REVIEW: Seagull DHC-1 Chipmunk

REVIEW: Seagull DHC-1 Chipmunk

Andy Gower finds much to admire in Seagull’s 80” ARTF Chippy

George P.22/12/2019 19:23:29
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I had some flights today with a bit of extra nose weight and it now lands well. It is a good performer all round.

I am thinking of wiring up the lights to try...may actually show up against these dark, winter skies?

Martin Gilbert 105/04/2020 11:27:32
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Morning All

Am building the camouflage version of the Seagull Chippy.

Regarding fixing the u/c legs to the wing. Do you use the 20 mm screws or the 15 mm screws. Bearing in mind the strain of landing I would guess the 20 mm screws. Manual is unclear. Stupid question I know but advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

George P.05/04/2020 12:02:23
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Hi Martin,

The selection/number of screws that were supplied with my kit did not match those in the manual. I had a vast amount of the smallest screws supplied and odd numbers/sizes of everything else. I used some I had in stock for some areas although I can't remember where now. I would have used a screw that was the closest width to the mounting holes in the oleos.

When you come to fit the oleo leg shrouds/spats (can't think of the word) don't follow the manual guidance on where to drill the holes for the screws. One side is ok but the other side you will miss the hardwood mount and go into the soft sheet with your screws. You just need to place the screw holes a tad differently.

Martin Gilbert 105/04/2020 12:41:20
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Thanks you for the advice George P. The 15 mm screws fit the oleo leg holes whereas the 20 mms are too big. I was just concerned about the quality of my landings!

The 20 mm would protrude far beyond the wood mounting in any case. Maybe another indication that the 15 mm are the right ones.

Much appreciated. Watch out for other questions!

ARC28/05/2020 16:26:05
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Can anyone confirm what size (cc) the tank is on this , would like to swap out for a better one if possible

thanks

Denis Watkins28/05/2020 16:42:19
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It was never noted Arc,

Just fill to the brim with water and pour into a measuring jug to get your figure

ARC28/05/2020 18:29:44
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Thanks Dennis. Never thought of that, sometimes the simplest is not alway obvious lol

Martin Gilbert 129/05/2020 14:24:55
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Looks like tank capacity is +/- 450 ml.

ARC31/05/2020 18:08:25
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Guys does anyone the type of yellow the orecover is on this one. There’s a few to choose from . Wondered if any had looked into this

George P.31/05/2020 18:23:53
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A while back I was going through my film covering stash when I spied some Oracover Cub Yellow. I held it next to the Chipmunk and it matches perfectly. Hopefully I will never need to use it! Thank goodness for scrap boxes.

Danny Fenton31/05/2020 18:49:08
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Yes Oracover Cub yellow, i mentioned it in my blog, as I built a new much lighter tailplane, shaved a pound off the model.

Cheers

Danny

ARC31/05/2020 19:47:52
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Thanks guys for the responses

Martin Gilbert 102/06/2020 10:36:29
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I have the camo version which looks good as it is. However, unfortunately the colours are not true dark earth and olive green like the real G-HDAE / WP964. This irritates my scale appreciation genes.

Am thinking of recovering to the real colours. Have never done it before so somewhat hesitant!

Danny Fenton02/06/2020 10:54:36
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Martin it is fairly painless to scuff the entire covering to a matt finish and then spray the model. I did this on a couple of ARTF Sea Fury's, my avatar is one.

I used green scotch-brite pad and Warbird Colours.

is not as much effort as it appears.....

Cheers

Danny

Martin Gilbert 102/06/2020 12:41:23
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Thank you very much for the advice, Danny.

Much appreciated.

Regards

Martin

Russ P11/06/2020 12:06:34
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Really enjoy my Chippy, only 1 issue. Can anyone suggest how better to fix the oleos to the u/c pinion as I have to tighten the 3 grub screws so often, even after a good smooth landing. I did think of wrapping some tap around the pinion but the oleo is a tight fit. There are no flat points on the pinion. The field is bumpy with a few holes, but not bad.

Thanks

Jon - Laser Engines11/06/2020 12:47:10
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Posted by Danny Fenton on 02/06/2020 10:54:36:

Martin it is fairly painless to scuff the entire covering to a matt finish and then spray the model. I did this on a couple of ARTF Sea Fury's, my avatar is one.

I used green scotch-brite pad and Warbird Colours.

is not as much effort as it appears.....

Cheers

Danny

What size are those Danny? They look really good.

I would post a photo of my YT example but i am yet to master flying and picture taking all at once!

Danny Fenton11/06/2020 13:08:21
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Hi Jon, these are the Seagull Sea Furys, Leeds was selling them for £99 several years back and we grabbed them.

Most fitted a 1.20, I think the span is a little over 60" but the wings are short compared to the size, if you know what I mean?

There is a thread on here somewhere, it was about the cheapest route to an electric warbird.

sea fury cropped (Large).JPG

This was it before the re-paint, horrid eh?

Cheers

Danny

Chris Bott - Moderator11/06/2020 13:14:53
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All documented in this thread, Jon. You can see how long we've had them.

I'm just converting mine to 6S Lipo with the battery hatch being the exhaust deflector area.

Jon - Laser Engines11/06/2020 13:57:31
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The sea fury does have quite short wings. I always notice that when i fly mine.

They look great though, just a shame they dont make any noise devil

As for the paint, yes most artf warbirds look awful and i did my own paint work on my Fury as well as all of my other YT models. 

 

Edited By Jon - Laser Engines on 11/06/2020 14:00:04

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