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dirk tinck29/12/2019 22:53:13
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Will be following Ade,my brakes are as good as ready !Took me 2 weeks tough... Good luck !

McG 696930/12/2019 17:55:55
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... "building properly in February", Ade?

I do realize it's not a F1 GP, but my best guess is you will be painting the 'conservatory' in Gold again... devil

Cheers

Chris

Flyer30/12/2019 19:12:51
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Posted by McG 6969 on 30/12/2019 17:55:55:

... "building properly in February", Ade?

I do realize it's not a F1 GP, but my best guess is you will be painting the 'conservatory' in Gold again... devil

Cheers

Chris

Busy couple of weeks ahead Chris, so I thought I can sort out the 3d printed air brakes, so that when I'm building they should just slot in. I've also 'negotiated a two week period in Feb that I need to be home from work...…….' Building will commence at a rapid rate then, helped I must say, by the efforts of the lads. Will be making a 'special' canopy plug in the next few weeks, in between work.

Cheers

Ade

McG 696930/12/2019 19:44:55
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Enjoy your spare time then,Ade. yes

... and don't forget to show us that 'special' canopy plug then...

Cheers

Chris

Flyer08/02/2020 20:41:23
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why 3?FINALLY !

Laid down plans this afternoon and have made a start. Have also been trying out new 3D printer to fill the cockpits !

Hope to join fuselage of number one next weekend. Started with the fuselage as I have been dreading the planking, and have never built a model like this before. Thanks to the other bloggs, and by studying the plans, it's actually quite straightforward.

Few pics to date.

Cheers

Adelaying out

Flyer15/02/2020 14:17:51
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sabre airbrake deployed.jpgOk, now trying to work out the deployment of the airbrake. I made a mock up to prove that I've got the general idea. Not sure why the picture does not show correctly, but blames new iPhone!

 

The prototype is way out is shape over the shape shown on the plan, but this exercise was to establish the angles of the hinging. The opening mechanism should be a type of lever, from central, carbon push rod, transferred thro bell crank to 3mm pushrod and clevis.

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Edited By Flyer on 15/02/2020 14:18:28

Flyer25/02/2020 21:03:04
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If I wanted to plank...…..... I'd have taken up boat building !!!! angry

But almost progress

Pics soon

After I've found a few kg of filler ...…...

cheers

Ade

Martin Gay25/02/2020 21:35:43
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It will get easier on the second Sabre.

"Practice makes perfect!"

Flyer25/02/2020 21:43:24
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Posted by Martin Gay on 25/02/2020 21:35:43:

It will get easier on the second Sabre.

"Practice makes perfect!"

Thanks Martin, hoping to lay the second ( and longer) one down on Sunday. Hope to debut working airbrakes in situ too. Am I correct in noting that if I use a rudder, that the mechanism could be inline with the tail controls?

Is it a case of clever bending of control rods around said elevator?

Cheers

Ade

Martin Gay25/02/2020 23:11:17
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Chris Barlow, and others, has made a hidden rudder linkage. Check out his build blog.

The prototype used a snake whilst the Gamma used a closed loop system.

Flyer02/03/2020 07:32:21
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A little more done on fuselage one. Finally bought myself a cheap Balsa Stripper. Why had I not bought one years ago I do not know. This has made planking a lot lot easier, and has made it almost bearable!

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So, I now have two halves; tonight I will remove the second half off the building board to see if they line up. Hopefully I've built matching halves blush. Learning new skills all the time; I had thought that you cant teach old dogs new tricks............ I just perfect the ones I know!.

planking !!.jpg

Cheers

Ade

McG 696902/03/2020 18:38:59
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... oooh, Ade. surprise

I can't imagine you building all those years without a Master Airscrew balsa stripper.

By the way, it's not a "cheap" tool, but 'elementary', my Dear Flyer.

A bit like playing Fantasy GP without proper 'octopi'... wink

Cheers

Chris

Flyer23/03/2020 07:54:54
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Yesterday I managed to finally cut out the additional formers and lay down the keel of the second airframe.

Used my new scroll saw for the first time; does that make me a 'real' modeler now? Or do I have to design and build first?

Anyway, stay safe lads, and see you all on the hill when conditions allow.

cheers

Ade2 seater laydown 002.jpg

2 seater laydown 001.jpg

Edited By Flyer on 23/03/2020 07:55:25

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