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Mike Bell29/04/2020 16:21:33
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So here it is covered and trim applied. Needs the engine bay painting and the fitting out done, but getting near the end now. Not sure about the dark canopy frame colour, I might replace it with something lighter.

I don't know whether the decoration will aid the visibility issue that Martin raised but I think it looks pretty anyway.

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Dean Hunter29/04/2020 16:37:39
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Hi Mike - looks good. I am a little behind with my build, partly due to waiting for balsa wood, being on lockdown and having an excess of time, and more importantly having two models on the go - the second model is the SLEC Fun fly ( which goes together much quicker than the Taurus)

I have just added top TE sheeting on both P&S wings - progress.

Cheers

Dean

Martin McIntosh29/04/2020 19:00:54
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Brighter than I thought it would be. I am not even going to ask how you made those trim pieces.

Mike Bell30/04/2020 10:26:11
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Trim was all done with a Silhouette vinyl cutter Martin. Useful toy, still plenty of work to do to draw up the designs though.

Martin McIntosh30/04/2020 16:52:51
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Had one for quite a while but only normally used for roundels and lettering. I must be more adventurous with it some time. One reason that I have not done this yet is because it refuses to talk to my printer since I would like a copy of designs before committing to vinyl.

Alan Gorham_30/04/2020 16:57:28
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I can fit a ballpoint pen instead of the cutting blade in my vinyl cutter so a paper copy could be generated that way?

Nicely done model Martin. I like the scheme.

Peter Christy30/04/2020 17:32:36
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Love it! That's a beautiful job! Should give you many hours of enjoyment!

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David Ashby - Moderator30/04/2020 19:03:22
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Looks great Mike thumbs up

The Editor shouldn't get the same type of complaints I did wink 2

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 30/04/2020 19:04:13

Alan Gorham_30/04/2020 19:33:35
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Too late to edit my earlier post....

I meant to say nice model Mike...Mixed up my Mikes and Martins. Apologies!

Edited By Alan Gorham_ on 30/04/2020 19:33:56

Mike Bell01/05/2020 13:27:38
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No problem Alan, my son is called Martin so I'm used to people getting the names crossed.

David, I assume you are referring to the "Monkey" business? Well, here's another load of bull smiley. More scope for horror (Taurus - horoscope, geddit?). I think this lock down is starting to get to me.

Paul C.01/05/2020 13:44:53
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Glad i'm ok

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Mike Bell31/05/2020 16:26:31
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Here it is at last fully finished and flown for the first time today. Was a bit blustery for trimming and sorting but it looks like it will perform as expected and the motor is running in nicely. I'm looking forward to getting more time on it in better conditions.

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Peter Jenkins31/05/2020 16:58:10
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Very nice Mike. Can't wait to start on mine.

Peter Christy31/05/2020 17:39:05
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Excellent! Congratulations on a successful maiden flight!

My KingPin (very similar design) was also maidened in blustery conditions, but handled it extremely well.

I'm sure you'll get a lot of enjoyment from this model!

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Dean Hunter01/06/2020 08:12:06
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Mike - looks fabulous

Dean

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