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Mark Elen08/09/2019 16:20:11
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After loosing my modelling mojo just lately, I have decided to go back to what I enjoy most... building.

I have dabbled a bit just lately with EDFs and have come to the conclusion that it’s not for me.

So, having enjoyed the Ballerina build so much, I started looking for another Peter Miller design to have a bash at. Peggy Sue 2 jumped out at me. (It helped that I had the free plan)

My first taste of aeromodelling was a Kiel Kraft glider with built up fuselage and I have not built up anything like it since, so mind made up, I made a start.

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Cheers

Mark

Mark Elen09/09/2019 22:32:11
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Bit more done today.

Got the second fuselage side built over the first and made a start on formers.

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Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller10/09/2019 08:18:37
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Hi Mark,

Like you I just love building. I have to have something on the boar.

I think that you will love Peggy Sue 2. She just asks to be thrown around the sky non stop. Mine only flies straight and level when inverted.

Geoff Sleath10/09/2019 10:17:29
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Posted by Peter Miller on 10/09/2019 08:18:37:

Hi Mark,

Like you I just love building. I have to have something on the boar.

I think that you will love Peggy Sue 2. She just asks to be thrown around the sky non stop. Mine only flies straight and level when inverted.

I know. But it's a bit of a pig when things don't go right cheeky

Geoff

Peter Miller10/09/2019 10:31:25
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Posted by Geoff Sleath on 10/09/2019 10:17:29:
Posted by Peter Miller on 10/09/2019 08:18:37:

Hi Mark,

Like you I just love building. I have to have something on the boar.

I think that you will love Peggy Sue 2. She just asks to be thrown around the sky non stop. Mine only flies straight and level when inverted.

I know. But it's a bit of a pig when things don't go right cheeky

Geoff

THat is called "Character Building"

(I hate this keyboard!!!)

Mark Elen10/09/2019 19:20:08
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Tonight’s update.

Cut out the doublers and got them glued in, formers are coming along.

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Cheers

Mark

Mark Elen14/09/2019 12:20:27
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A little more done:

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Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller14/09/2019 14:57:19
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Looking good!

Mark Elen15/09/2019 11:12:41
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Thanks Peter.

I went flying the Ballerina on Saturday afternoon. Went really well, but our field has a short hedge on finals if the wind is from the west. Apparently, it’s a bit taller than I thought. Just clipped it with the wheels, but it dragged her in. It’s broken the wing sheeting on one side.

A bit more done on PS2:

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Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller15/09/2019 11:26:49
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Sorry about the Ballerina but it should be pretty easy to repair.

Peggy Sue is coming along well.

Mark Elen15/09/2019 18:04:10
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Hi Peter,

Yes, it shouldn’t be too hard to repair. I’m toying with the idea at the moment of stripping off the white covering, repairing the damage and recovering, rather than having patches. The hedge had a load of thorns in it and it’s done more damage than I thought.

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I did a bit more on PS2 today. Starting with F2a. I had to relieve the bottom a little to get the tank to fit.

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Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller15/09/2019 18:14:02
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That lookspretty easy to repair. A small square hole with chamfered sides and a matching patch put in.

Whexn I am fitting the tank I put silicone sealnt round the neck. It stops the tank moving and prevents fuel sexepage but is easily removexd.

kc15/09/2019 18:50:53
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You could disguise the repaired patch with some clever coloured trim on both wings to look as though it was built that way!

Mark Elen15/09/2019 19:21:51
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Hi Gents,

Many thanks for your comments

I followed your recommendations on the Ballerina Peter, and did just that with the silicone for the tank. It works great and, like you say, it’s no great hassle to get the tank back out if you need to. I had need to do this just recently.

The Saito 40 that I have in the Ballerina has been the sweetest thing, never any problem starting, normally first flick, but recently, it has been giving me problems. I first thought I had tank problems, so it all came out and it still wouldn’t start on the bench. I finally found the problem - a small slit in the fuel feed line.

Feed line sorted, and it back to normal. Starts a treat, it now just needs a decent pilot😂 (I’ve always said, ‘I’m more of a builder than a flier&rsquo

KC, I’m still weighing up options. Knowing me, I’ll take the hard route, strip and sort. We’ll see

Cheers

Mark

McG 696915/09/2019 20:36:29
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Hi Mark,

Fine to have you back at the building board. yes

Enjoy as much as you can, young man.

Cheers

Chris

Mark Elen15/09/2019 20:42:01
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Hi Chris,

Hope you are well mate.👍

Have you got anything on the board at the moment?

Cheers

Mark

McG 696915/09/2019 21:06:49
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Everything OK here, Mark.

I'm still in progress with my unfinished Vicomte 1916 build since the end of last year... blush

A lot of stuff came in between since, but projected planning is to resume the progress next winter.

I am about to start the restoration of a crashed vintage Graupner glider which is intended to give me some iron covering practice for the Vicomte.

I might consider a resto blog as soon as we get back from our post-summer holiday early October...

Keep up the mojo, Mark.

Cheers

Chris

Mark Elen21/09/2019 15:41:24
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I have been away on holiday this week, so nothing done. Got home today, fully recharged and did a little bit on the undercarriage mounts.

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Still got to make the slots. As far as I can see, the plan isn’t quite correct, as the 2 slots need to be offset so that the piano wire legs can sit next to each other on the bottom. No big deal.

Something like this:

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Cheers

Mark

Edited By Mark Elen on 21/09/2019 15:46:44

Peter Miller21/09/2019 18:37:59
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Yes, they should be staggered. I just checked my original plan and the side view only shows the one but the plan view shows the staggered position of the holes.

kc22/09/2019 08:11:55
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When making this type of u/c mounting I always saw the slot slightly undersize and then run a drill of the exact size through afterwards.

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