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An Introduction to the PSSA 2020 Mass Build Project

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Toshiro Saruwatari28/07/2019 10:50:37
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Count me in! This time, I really want to build and fly. F86, THE plane that made the Olympic symbol over Tokyo in 1964 during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic games. We will be hosting another Olympic in 2020, so what more fitting plane is there for me to build.

Toshiro in Tokyo.

Phil Cooke28/07/2019 11:41:19
2254 forum posts
1539 photos

Great to see you involved in another PSSA mass build project Toshiro - brilliant! thumbs up

Phil Beard28/07/2019 23:32:02
40 forum posts
55 photos

Martin & Gordon,

Can you please confirm what extra materials are required if you buy the CNC parts kit as I'm about to place an order for wood very shortly and would like to include the extra that I will require.

All the Best

Phil Beard

Peter Garsden29/07/2019 08:10:10
1573 forum posts
1159 photos

Sounds exciting. Lots more balsa bashing on its way. I second Philip's comment - a wood list and other parts needed saves a lot of time and effort.

Bob Jennings 130/07/2019 15:28:32
145 forum posts
221 photos

You'll find some inspiration here:

Piers Bowlan01/08/2019 09:19:29
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45 photos

From the plan it looks like the Fuselage structure is produced in two halves, planked and then the two sides mated together. Or do you plank them after mating the half shells together? Just trying to figuring out what is involved, not jump the 1st August gun!

I'm in anyway. yes

Martin Gay01/08/2019 11:55:08
158 forum posts
53 photos

The fuselage is built, and planked in two halves. The optional closed loop rudder snakes are then fitted into each half along with wing bolt plate and battery box before the fuselage halves are joined.

The photo below shows the internal structure.


Piers Bowlan01/08/2019 12:45:55
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Very helpful, Martin.

dirk tinck13/08/2019 23:40:32
235 forum posts
399 photos

I'm in too guy's and the order mail has been sent.Not sure how i'm going to combign the sabre and fouga edf build. Another deadlinesurprise!

Martin Gay14/08/2019 09:03:59
158 forum posts
53 photos

Hi Dirk,

Phil is away from internet access this week - lucky man!

Do you plan on picking the Sabre kit up from the Great Orme next month?


dirk tinck14/08/2019 18:04:12
235 forum posts
399 photos

Hi Martin,that's ok for me.

If i can't make it ,i have no problem paying for shipment. Maybe i'm coming over to the BMFA nats.Any chance you're there ? Any way we'll keep intouch...

greetz , Dirk

dirk tinck14/08/2019 18:08:56
235 forum posts
399 photos

Forgot to tell you Martin,i need 3 sabre kits,hope that's not a problem.embarrassed?

Martin Gay15/08/2019 09:17:38
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THREE KITS! surprise

Not a problem Dirk! Are they all for you?

PM me with your email address.


Martyn K15/08/2019 09:41:25
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My kit arrived yesterday. Nice quality wood and nicely cut and a beautiful plan.

Thanks Martin & Gordon

Martin Gay15/08/2019 12:43:02
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Thanks for the compliments Martyn.

We aim to please and are already working on the next model!

Josh Lawrenson21/08/2019 18:22:41
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So my build of it has started, i dont profess to be an expert builder but these plans are quite simple to follow. My biggest issue so far has been trying to get the materials as every model shop i went to did not have any 3/16 balsa strip so had to make my own. Ive started with the fuselage whish is built in two halves. I waould say just check your grain direction on the f14 cut out as mine was running verticle so flexes alot when trying to slide it through the f6 piece and may snap if not careful.

robk22/08/2019 01:48:16
60 forum posts
90 photos

This will be my first mass-build. Martin I have been in touch by e-mail - hope to see you at the Great Orme in September, which will also be my first PSSA event, but I have seen some of the previous models flying there. I thought I would post this picture of the F86 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle (Im on holiday there and saw it yesterday!) - actually a Canadian built Canadair CL-13B. This one flew coast to coast in 1956 breaking the speed record for that 1400 mile flight.Canadair F86.jpg

Martin Gay22/08/2019 10:26:37
158 forum posts
53 photos

I look forward to meeting you.

The photo looks to me to be of a camera recon aircraft with those lumps on the fuselage sides.

Martin Gay05/09/2019 08:54:16
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I will be attending the Great Orme event this weekend. If you have requested to pick up a kit at this meeting, it will be there.

There should also be a couple of extra kits, as well as a few plans, available as well.


Edited By Martin Gay on 05/09/2019 08:54:42

Flyer05/09/2019 09:47:50
535 forum posts
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Looking forward to picking mine up Martin, see you on the 'Orme. laugh



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