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Cuban822/10/2019 15:31:08
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The Depron tip is a good one. I only 'discovered' Depron after it was called for in my Revolver II build, never used it before and am very impressed with the stuff. Will certainly find appropriate use for it in other builds where weight needs to be saved - particularly at the back end. Don's also right about the extra strength given to Depron formers by adding thin balsa or perhaps 1/64 ply for larger parts. Made up some test pieces as a 'composite sandwich' and the results were very encouraging.

Edited By Cuban8 on 22/10/2019 15:32:55

David perry 106/04/2020 20:04:56
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How is this amazing model progressing?

Jason-I02/06/2020 19:49:07
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Posted by David perry 1 on 06/04/2020 20:04:56:

How is this amazing model progressing?

Slowly! It took me a while to recover from a spinal injury last year (which is why my wife purchased this kit for me), and this year I have not had a single day off work (not even bank holidays) due to the coronavirus pandemic. surprise

Progress so far: Tailplane & fin - awaiting sanding & shaping, one wing panel - awaiting sanding and shaping. Just started on second wing panel.

I have however decided on the all important colour scheme......

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Denis Watkins02/06/2020 20:27:14
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Cover that magnificent structure with " see-through " covering

Absolutely inspirational

Jason-I02/06/2020 20:43:05
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Posted by Denis Watkins on 02/06/2020 20:27:14:

Cover that magnificent structure with " see-through " covering

Indeed! I want to be able to see the intricate structure when its done. The scheme will be transparent gold and white.

Thanks!

Robert Welford02/06/2020 21:53:42
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Lovely build Jason - well done.

I'm disappointed it's not going to be powered by a Laser 4-stroke

Mike Etheridge 102/06/2020 21:56:54
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Best of luck with your Falcon. Mine has been gathering dust in my loft and needs another airing perhaps with a 4 stroke motor rather than the Merco 49 . You can see through the nylon covering just about but really the plane could do with a refurbishment. When I got it from E-bay it was structurally unsound due to mouse damage at the rear of the fuselage, so I just did sufficient with key hole surgery , balsa cement and balsa wood so it could fly,which it did very well.

KK Falcon

Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 02/06/2020 21:58:04

Jason-I02/06/2020 22:10:55
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Posted by Robert Welford on 02/06/2020 21:53:42:

Lovely build Jason - well done.

I'm disappointed it's not going to be powered by a Laser 4-stroke

You've no idea how much I would love to stick a laser engine upfront, but the noise would likely cause the loss of my public flying site.

sad

Jason-I02/06/2020 22:12:22
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Posted by Mike Etheridge 1 on 02/06/2020 21:56:54:

Best of luck with your Falcon. Mine has been gathering dust in my loft and needs another airing perhaps with a 4 stroke motor rather than the Merco 49 . You can see through the nylon covering just about but really the plane could do with a refurbishment. When I got it from E-bay it was structurally unsound due to mouse damage at the rear of the fuselage, so I just did sufficient with key hole surgery , balsa cement and balsa wood so it could fly,which it did very well.

Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 02/06/2020 21:58:04

yes

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