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Peter Garsden04/07/2020 10:31:47
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The only good thing I can say about my identical version of this Sabre is that I built it quicker. In every other respect, Dirk's is outstanding, detailed, and perfect in every way. You will be able to spot me hiding in the Gorse bushes in an every so 'umble pose trying to avoid my fingers getting pricked by the thorns, but holding my model aloft, far enough away to allow a direct comparison.

What weight do you have Dirk. Mine is 4.5lbs - a bit heavy but hopefully will have real momentum in a good blow. I am hoping to bring it along next week if we have any decent wind (here's hoping).

I will be able to put it in the pits without fear of a Belgian comparison, hopefully due to lock down?

Hope to see all you lovely chaps in a week's time.

David Sack04/07/2020 23:19:45
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39 photos

So many fantastic builds, so many different solutions. Well done to you all, and Pete and Dirk - you have been our 'Pathfinders'.

(This is where I should insert a piccy of a Lanc or Mossie !) What the hell - have a link instead:

My effort still lacks ....... well quite a lot actually (Captain Grey remains concerned) . But as I do not expect to leave our small locked down Welsh hamlet for some months yet I remain optimistic she will not be a 'Hangar Queen' when we do get to fly.

dirk tinck04/07/2020 23:49:34
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893 photos

Hi Pete ,i have no idea of the weight at this point but it won't be long now before i can mesure it.

I will post it as soon as i canwink

Hi david ,i'm glad i could be of any help or guidance trough the build !

dirk tinck05/07/2020 22:38:36
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893 photos

I worked on a solution to keep the hinge pins for the speed brakes removable for service(occupational habbits )

I gave the pins a 90 deg. bend where they exit the fuse and covered them with a wooden half teardrop being carefull the epoxy doesn't touch the fuse !.Not scale but necessary...

they just need a little paint now and they're good to go!




McG 696906/07/2020 18:12:58
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1257 photos

... you're really unbelievable, Dirk. surprise

... and I'm still fighting with my wing & fuselage... blush

Cheers and stay safe in St Niklaas, hé.


dirk tinck07/07/2020 22:35:47
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893 photos

This is the painted version:


SR 7108/07/2020 00:51:07
462 forum posts
140 photos

The best modeller i have ever seen

dirk tinck12/07/2020 23:31:55
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Thanks SR71 ! That's a bit overdone ...

I was planning to paint the markings with paintmasks but i realised too late that it's not a good idea to paint light colors over a dark background. Change of plans !!

To be on the safe side i ordered vinyl decals in the beginning of this build. So i will put my pride aside and put the cherry on the pie.cake


It was a bit tricky on the speed brakes !


McG 696913/07/2020 09:13:16
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1257 photos

SR 71's comment is very close anyhow, Dirk.

Splendid achievement, young man.

Will you be giving your model a coat of clear varnish when all the details are applied?

Cheers & keep safe


alan p13/07/2020 09:14:16
272 forum posts
7 photos

Definitely a QAULITY build yes

dirk tinck13/07/2020 22:51:17
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893 photos

Not using varnish on thisone Chris ,it's all weight to carry .

Thanks Alan,for the mass build we push a little harderwink.

With the decals all applied she's finished ,exept for the CG , Battery and switch and some last minute ''things''.


I'm going for the emcotec magnet switch , controlable from outside the fuse ,fed by a 2 cell lipo and voltage reg.

It will be a tight fit in the battery box !


pilots view :20200713_224200.jpg

Tomorrow i'll try to make some pics of her all made up ! stay safe all !

SR 7113/07/2020 23:31:31
462 forum posts
140 photos

Still the best

Dallas Crisp17/07/2020 01:35:09
13 forum posts

Hi Dirk

Fantastic that you have put Norfolk Island on your bucket list, would be a pleasure to show you around Norfolk Is.

There are only two of us who regularly slope soar on the Island and we mainly fly foam wings as landings on the Island can be fun.

For the past few years a group of model flyers for Brisbane Australia have come to Norfolk for a very low key fly-in, it is called the Allen Danvers Challenge. If you search Tingalpa Model Aero Club then click on Photo Galleries then click on Allen Danvers Challenge 26 Oct 2019 it will show the modelers from Australia.

Your F-86 looks work will keep working on mine it is really my first serious attempt at PSS.

Keep in touch Dallas Crisp

dirk tinck20/07/2020 21:22:45
644 forum posts
893 photos

Here she is in all her glory! More pics on the finished model thread




Phil Cooke20/07/2020 21:43:16
2619 forum posts
1836 photos

An amazing finish Dirk, it looks superb! So sharp! thumbs up

Stephen Jones20/07/2020 23:21:47
2855 forum posts
1618 photos

Looks Stunning Dirk thumbs up


john stones 120/07/2020 23:43:52
11597 forum posts
1517 photos

A work of art Dirk, great blog as well. star

Torsten Spitzner21/07/2020 02:52:54
36 forum posts
25 photos

Wow! That looks great.

McG 696921/07/2020 06:16:39
3307 forum posts
1257 photos

... a true masterpiece...

Well done, Dirk.

Cheers & stay safe


Steve McLaren26/07/2020 21:03:39
253 forum posts
261 photos

That's a beautiful model Dirk. I look forward to seeing it close up. Hopefully soon!

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