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Andrew Edmead16/04/2020 20:44:52
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Andrew Edmead16/04/2020 20:47:35
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I’m nearly finished glassing, my first time. Have to say it’s gone really well. All done

with the deluxe materials stuff. I think it probably takes 2.5m of glass.


Phil Cooke16/04/2020 20:54:50
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great stuff Andy, glad the first time glassing has gone well! thumbs up

Andrew Edmead19/04/2020 19:41:51
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I primed the fuz today. It’s obvious by the time I did the planking on the second

side I was getting the hang of it. A bit more sanding to do I think.

I would like to get some red paint from Halfords but I can’t decide on which red.

Ive Googled the fire balls scheme but I can’t find a paint code.

Any ideas?

Andrew Edmead06/05/2020 13:23:15
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I've been busy sanding and painting, I wasn't happy with the the finish I was getting.

It's now been sanded within an inch of it's life and is super smooth, however such attention to detail

is showing up more imperfections but I will have to live with them.

I have been looking at the canopy, and I fixed it on loosely. If you look at my model further up this blog the canopy to me looks too far back?

Going back to the drawing, the canopy looks a bit different, I've looked at all the blogs and looks to me that there are some differences in position. I just cant work out the right position.

Looking at some pics of the real thing it looks like the canopy should be a lot further forward than on some of the blogs.

Any thought on this I really want to get it right.


dirk tinck06/05/2020 16:17:06
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Hi Andrew , my canope mesures 60mm in front of former F3(without canope fairing , just the plastic ) , and 200mm after F3.

The sliding part starts at F3 , if you want to paint-on a frame.

Hope this helps ,

Dirk .

Andrew Edmead06/05/2020 16:50:20
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Thanks Dirk, that’s a great help.
can I ask the measurement from f3 to the beginning of the front fairing please.



dirk tinck06/05/2020 17:50:28
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In my case that 's 96mm Andrew.

Andrew Edmead07/05/2020 00:13:49
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Thanks Dirk. I’ve moved my canopy forward nearly 30mm.

I’ve had to rework my cockpit but I’m much happier with it now.

it just didn’t looks right.


McG 696907/05/2020 09:33:04
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Hi Andrew,

Glad you managed to sort out your canopy position.

That surely is a tricky part of the build. Don't ask about my Dog's subtle canopy variations... indecision



Andrew Edmead07/05/2020 20:34:42
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cc11a70e-9c7b-4c3a-8d47-8f96e17d60f5.jpegNearly done, not perfect by any means but I’ve learnt

a lot from doing it.


Andrew Edmead28/05/2020 22:30:19
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I’m more or less done now, just servo covers

and balancing. The model come in at 4.3 pounds without the ballast.

I will take better photos for the finished model thread.

can anybody explain how they balanced the model please?


dirk tinck29/05/2020 00:13:33
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Hi Andrew ,mark L and R the balancing point on your top wing side , 172 mm (check on Martin's gamma build blog ) behind the leading edge , just beside the fuselage

Turn the plane upside down and support it on the balancing points :It should be level when balanced right.

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