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Richard Acland30/06/2019 17:54:00
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BallerinaBallerinaBit late. Found this plan in my plans drawer. Needed a model that could go in my car assembled as opposed to my other models.

Unflown as yet need it to stop blowing a gale.Ballerina

Dwain Dibley.30/06/2019 18:00:03
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1506 photos

Very Tidy indeed Richard.


Doc Marten30/06/2019 18:01:11
648 forum posts
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Very,very nice Richard, what covering?

Richard Acland30/06/2019 18:08:19
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She is covered with Hobbyking film. I have been raving about this stuff for some time. It comes in five meter rolls for between £8 or£9 a roll. I rate it better than solarfim. Very easy to work and brilliant value for money.

I have stocked up with most colours for future use.

john s30/06/2019 19:02:55
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What a nice looking model!

I also have been using HK film and find it great value for money, can I ask how you applied the red trim over the white base,


Richard Acland30/06/2019 19:59:20
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38 photos

The wings were covered white. I then cut the red trim pattern and dropped the temperature of the iron. The red trim can then be ironed on with enough heat to secure the film but not enough to shrink it.

The same with the fuselage and tail trim. I have used this method before and the trim always stays on.

The one thing with Hobby king film is if you are applying say red over blue you will get a slight white bleed on the edge of the red film this can easily be cleaned with a solvent and is a minor price to pay when you consider how cheap it is.

Nigel R30/06/2019 20:20:57
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That's a nice job you've made of the ballerina.

And one of those noisy oily dinosaurs in the nose - good man!


john stones 130/06/2019 20:25:54
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Very elegant, love it. yes

john s30/06/2019 22:13:46
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Thanks for that Richard, I'll try it out tomorrow on my Gangster it's covered  all red and want to add some white trim.


Edited By john s on 30/06/2019 22:14:36

Richard Acland12/07/2019 19:53:31
120 forum posts
38 photos

Now flown this model. Found the controls a bit sharp so I have tuned them down a bit. I have trouble trying to get a decent idle on the Thunder Tiger engine despite taking advice on the airbleed setting. The engine will idle perfectly on one flight and then go dead stick on another. I will persevere with it for a while and see if I can sort it.


Edited By Richard Acland on 12/07/2019 19:54:44

Denis Watkins12/07/2019 20:50:44
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Looking at the pictures Richard, if the muffler exit is still turned skyward like that

Then move it to point to the ground

A small reservoir can develop that way, and snuff the motor out a low revs

Don't get too transfixed on the airbleed screw,

Half way across is the way to go, having checked the hole is clear

Look at the tank and plumbing otherwise, for pressure, not tank height

Small TT motors run well, but don't age well, if it is well used, they do suffer piston wear

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