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dirk tinck22/02/2020 00:22:21
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The third one is situated more backwards all the way against the fuse former.I tested it with a pin punshing trough the skin. Close call here !!surprise

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Next slot for the third port is not different from the rest.It's going better and better now !

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Again no filler needed here,just a small dot on the 2nd exit,a smal piece of balsa went A.W.O.L dont know

dirk tinck22/02/2020 00:31:11
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Something went wrong at the end of page 10. This photo is missing therewink20200221_214803.jpg

dirk tinck22/02/2020 23:23:36
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Hello all ! Another item cleared from the ''to do list'' as i finished the left side gun ports. All went well and very little filler was needed.

They seem a little to big for this scale but once you have chosen the diameter,there is no way you can alter the lenght. Once all is painted they will look smaller because the paint will cover the black of the carbon tube sections

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In close-up :

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That's all for today folks ! The canope and cockpit is next...

Phil Cooke22/02/2020 23:28:08
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They look superb - well done Dirk, great stuff! thumbs up

Phil Cooke22/02/2020 23:30:57
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dirk tinck22/02/2020 23:33:26
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Stop giving me idea's Phil !!You want lights in the tubes now ????angry 2

Stephen Jones23/02/2020 00:13:56
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Posted by dirk tinck on 22/02/2020 23:33:26:

Stop giving me idea's Phil !!You want lights in the tubes now ????angry 2

Lol they do look good though.

Steve.

Harry Twist23/02/2020 00:56:48
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Hi Dirk, they look superb, very clever idea and a great scale item!

McG 696923/02/2020 11:38:41
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Hi Dirk,

They look indeed absolutely superb.

Am I lucky that my Dog Q-259 was 'demilitarized' just before being trucked to Chièvres, BE... cool

Cheers

Chris

dirk tinck02/03/2020 23:15:59
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Hi all,

Yes ,THE virus is only streets away now but that didn't stop me from working on the sabre!

I did slow down a bit to catch some lost sleep , last week ,and sinds i'm well on shedule i'm planning a well detailed cockpit...

Can anyone figure this out ?Only thing missing is the seat and some other bits....idea

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Stephen Jones02/03/2020 23:42:52
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I am guessing by the spring under the pilots Bum it`s a ejector seat.

That should be Fun

Steve.

McG 696903/03/2020 07:18:02
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... it seems that THE virus isn't only in the street yet... but also in THE house already, Dirk... surprise

Is your intention to have that very expensive pilot of yours kicked into the air... ??? ...

Cheers

Chris

Martin Gay03/03/2020 08:30:53
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Dirk,

Let me know when you plan to eject the pilot. I will make sure the Mig is behind your Sabre! wink 2

Martin.

Andy Meade03/03/2020 10:21:01
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I've impregnated the seat with some lead for you Dirk - should make the change in balance point interesting when you pop him out laugh

McG 696903/03/2020 20:38:24
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... you're not going to fool Dirk, Andy. surprise

He will very probably using a BRS - ie Ballistic Recovery System - for his machine.

Just watch him...

Cheers

Chris

Martin Gay03/03/2020 21:29:20
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The Mig 15 pilot, Ivan, will be watching - hopefully from behind his Sabre and not in front.

Edited By Martin Gay on 03/03/2020 21:29:31

Phil Cooke03/03/2020 22:33:36
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great work Dirk, hope it doesn't 'go off' uncommanded embarrassed

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dirk tinck03/03/2020 23:10:33
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Hi Phil,in that case , i hope he can swim !phone911

Working on this made me realize how a real pilot must feel taking place on his seatembarrassed.

My biggest concern is the balance when the canope and seat are missing.....still chewing on a solution

Martin Gay04/03/2020 08:32:17
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Dirk,

the CG on the plan is at about 165mm back from F4. It flies well at that setting but felt somewhat nose heavy to me.

The prototype now has the CG set to 172mm back from F4 and it "feels" much better for my flying style at that position.

That gives you a bit of a safety margin with the seat/canopy on or off!

Martin.

Edited By Martin Gay on 04/03/2020 08:33:02

Andy Meade04/03/2020 08:58:48
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I think he might want to try ejecting around the back of the slope somewhere for starters. I foresee some very clenched cheeks!

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