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Mark Kettle 110/09/2019 22:36:04
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Mass build F86 Sabre 2019 / 2020

Mark Kettle 110/09/2019 22:52:04
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The above picture is by the artist   :-  HEINZ KREBS

 

JA-111, the nose of Hartmann's F-86 sports a black tulip, his personal emblem throughout World War ll.

 

Erich Hartmann with his JA-111

 

1961, the first fighter wing of the new German Federal Luftwaffe

This is my choice of finish for the November F86 Sabre Mass Build Event. 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Gay11/09/2019 08:35:15
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I like that colour scheme Mark.

Look forward to seeing it on the hill next year.

Mark Kettle 111/09/2019 08:36:59
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Cheers Martin.

Harry Twist11/09/2019 21:24:06
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Great scheme you have picked there Mark, also I really like the image by Heinz Krebs that you posted above. Not picked my Sabre scheme yet!

Edited By Harry Twist on 11/09/2019 21:25:03

Mark Kettle 111/09/2019 23:12:34
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Cheers Harry, I'm trying to get the moderator to alter my over worded thread title, and I'm still need to check-out your Blohm and Voss 215 thread.

Mark Kettle 112/09/2019 08:09:28
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A big thank you Moderator 'Davis Ashby' for the lesser worded title on this thread.

Mark Kettle 112/09/2019 13:05:11
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I would love to engineer a sliding canopy, how would I do that? Is it possible on small model?

Andy Blackburn14/09/2019 08:32:35
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I really like that colour scheme - great choice.

Mark Kettle 114/09/2019 14:08:56
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Thanks Andy, Peter's Camberra and your design had some good sorties last weekend.

Mark Kettle 114/09/2019 19:05:38
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Tailpipe end and air-brakes.

Tail pipe end and air brakes

Mark Kettle 101/11/2019 13:16:34
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1st of November 2019, here I go.

Well like the phase or was it a proverb 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' coined in China I believe. So I begin my F86 Sabre Mass build effort, no come journey! I bet, I pick it up and put in down a thousand times before it is done, lets see.

After looking through the kit of parts supplied by Martin and Gordon, the whole wing left and right panels are built on a 'jig' placed over the plan, the jig controls the dihedral and wash-out from centre mid rib chord to the wing tip rib.

Identifying the parts, the jig is in small parts and it needs assembly.

A little sanding / shaping is needed to put the male plugs to female lugs together, see picture.

Wing jig lug ends

See you in a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 01/11/2019 13:36:48

Mark Kettle 103/11/2019 09:48:56
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Long pieces to the jig glued straight.

wing jig lugs

New Plaster Board on flat bench and a copy of wing part of the plan with clean plastic over the top, reason to protect it from glue spills /drips from drying parts.

Sabre F86 wing plan copied

jig rib bases

Checked parts and marked them up via and aided from the main plan.

McG 696903/11/2019 10:13:28
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Hi Mark,

A very 'didactical' start of your build thread. Very clear & well explained. yes

That's exactly what I need to make some progress with my kit, so I can only hope you will go on the same way when progressing with your construction.

Unfortunately, I might have to ask some questions during your progress. blush

Thanks again & cheers

Chris

Mark Kettle 103/11/2019 16:29:40
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Thanks for the comments McG 6969, the blog / thread method has been asked of me to help any lay-persons or child / youngster looking in and wants to start building.

How's your build start going?

McG 696903/11/2019 17:56:15
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for your reaction.

Despite I'm "looking in", I'm not really in the "child/ youngster" category. blush

But I really need some guidance throughout the build to avoid as many as possible 'gotchas'...

My "build start" is a bit slow as I'm trying to figure out the differences between the F-86 and the 'Dog'.

I'm redrawing some parts, mainly the front keels (F13 & F14) and some formers of the fuse need to be modified.

Regarding the 'wood', I just finished cleaning/filing the bits for the wing jig and hopefully I can start with that one during one of the following days.

Cheers

Chris

Mark Kettle 105/11/2019 21:37:54
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A retired work colleague his having a go at cutting out and making a Sabre, so the detail is useful and handy for him.

Next bit...

Baked Beans Cans

Weighted down jig drying over-night.

Peter Garsden08/11/2019 12:14:53
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Good to see you joining us this time Mark - last time was the year of the Vulcan? I was looking at the speed brakes. My concern is the droop which makes them fall below the bottom of the fuselage. So if we land in heather and do not retract them on landing they will get ripped off. Worth some thought though. Videos are very helpful.

Mark Kettle 108/11/2019 13:01:23
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Thanks Peter, Sabre speed brakes I've been looking at it again this morning, and I'm still not sure.

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As regards being ripped off, yes however at a slower speed wink.

Harry Twist08/11/2019 14:11:36
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Nice start to your Sabre build Mark. The speed brake angle problem creates a little head scratching, the hinge line dynamics need a good coat of looking at. It's almost looks as the base of the hinge line tilts inwards during actuation?

Edited By Harry Twist on 08/11/2019 14:12:35

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