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David P Williams30/10/2019 10:35:37
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That's what I was getting at Cliff.

Geoff - it doesn't make any difference whether the wind is in front of or behind the aircraft. What you are seeing is the difference in groundspeed. If the aircraft is flying at 40mph through the air (airspeed) and the wind is 20mph, then to you on the ground it will appear to be flying at 20mph upwind and 60mph downwind. It's speed relative to the block of air around it is always 40mph though, so the air pressure on the ailerons is the same assuming the airspeed is kept the same.

Steve Jones 203/11/2019 15:46:21
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Wood fuselageCockpitSo , Gnat coming along.

Dave Chatterton05/11/2019 07:19:54
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Hi Tony

just finished the fus and it’s looking great? It’s weight at the moment is 18.5oz inc battery so should turn out about 22-24oz. I did do one thing differently. I left joining the wing halves until having built the fuz. I then added wing joiner 4 to one wing half and then slid this into the fuz and then added the glue to the other wing half and slid it into the fuz to mate up with the one already in position, so no fiddling with a completed wing. I did purchase your plan pack so was able to start it a bit earlier than the December issue of RCME arrived.

regards

Dave

Tony Nijhuis05/11/2019 23:18:35
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Good Job Steve & Dave.......yes

Steve Jones 206/11/2019 12:13:46
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A lick of paint..

Cockpit1

Cockpit2

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Ray Wood 406/11/2019 13:03:04
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Hi All,

Not as fast as you boys, still on the JP just ordered the Vac forms from Tony, hoping to finish before the Phantom is published, enjoying the build !!

Can you guess the colour scheme?? Central Flying School with tip tanks.

Regards Rayjp 051119.jpg

Steve Jones 212/11/2019 22:13:43
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Nearly thereTop

Steve Jones 212/11/2019 22:14:13
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Bottom

Steve Jones 212/11/2019 22:15:01
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Pilots

David P Williams13/11/2019 08:14:08
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Excellent Steve. I'm plodding along with the Provost, but various parts of the family are creating dramas that are keeping me away from the workshop.

Marc ROCHE13/11/2019 10:51:29
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Really nice job Steve: chef-d'oeuvre!

We are waiting for the flight with impatience.

Steve Nash 113/11/2019 23:42:33
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37fefffe-4f35-409d-b339-1e750765f80f.jpegAlmost there !

just got to connect the controls and fix the intakes on.

folland gnat plan now on bench ready to start next smiley

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Edited By Steve Nash 1 on 13/11/2019 23:56:20

Steve Nash 113/11/2019 23:57:30
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Steve Jones 214/11/2019 08:25:45
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Lovely job Steve.

Only advice I would give on flying following mine and seeing anothers... make sure the COG is correct or in fact a little in front.

Both ours suffered pitching with the plan cog.. A little more nose weight and they both fly like on rails !!

Fab model in the air

Steve

Steve Nash 114/11/2019 11:49:10
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Thanks Steve. I have heard a few people saying about the c of g, so I will check before I take it out flying.

I can get my pack right forward in the nose so hopefully I won’t need too much lead.

Steve

Steve Jones 214/11/2019 12:02:06
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Anyone,

Please don't take my COG comments as a complaint on the model.. its just what worked for us and Tony's models are fantastic (my sheet winged Spit and Mossie are still going strong after many years) ...

I just what all who build to enjoy them in the air like I do....

Steve

Steve Nash 114/11/2019 12:58:27
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This is my first one of Tony’s planes that I’ve built but I have seen many vids of others flying his designs successfully.

I’ve already photo copied the formers ready to stick on wood to start cutting out the Gnat as well.

i really love the Gnat, it looks awesome. I can’t decide which colour scene yet so I was considering building two. I’ve already got two more FMS fans from Bangood just in case. If I don’t, I might build either the hunter or his earlier designed Mig.

 

Steve

Edited By Steve Nash 1 on 14/11/2019 12:59:12

Simon Hargreaves 114/11/2019 13:16:43
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Steve (both Steves) - where did the pilot busts come from?

Steve Nash 114/11/2019 13:53:32
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Hi Simon, I got mine from realmodelpilots.co.uk

they are 3d printed in the scale of your choice.

steve

Simon Hargreaves 114/11/2019 16:39:31
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Great, many thanks. I guess you went of a 1/12 scale, or slightly smaller?

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