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McG 696911/11/2019 19:54:22
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Hi Peter,

You're indeed very close to covering now. smiley

Will it become the Belgian one?

Looking forward to your decision.

Cheers

Chris

Peter Miller11/11/2019 20:55:16
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Yes, the one in the museum. All orange

McG 696911/11/2019 21:04:50
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... ooh, the one in the Brussels Air Museum... yes

Thank Goodness... and you of course, Peter.

Cheers

Chris

Peter Miller11/11/2019 21:19:52
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There have been some corrections around the underside of the nose on the plan

John Bisset16/11/2019 22:08:33
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Posted by Peter Miller on 01/11/2019 08:28:58:

It is interesting that the great Brian Lecomber favoured the Stampe SV-4 for aerobatics...before he went on the Dunlop Pitts.

And anyone who watched Brian flying the Pitts will never forget it!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 01/11/2019 08:30:15

Indeed, Peter. Greatly missed, Mr Lecomber. I think he kept his Stampe even when he had moved his team on to ?Extra 300s? I think. The start of his book 'Talk Down; showed how much he liked the Stampe for gentle aerobatics. I still recall a lovely conversation I had with him when I was debating doing a Lycoming conversion. He had a 200HP Lycoming with VP prop and turbo for sale; he tried to persuade me to fit that to my Stampe - "Just think how much vertical you could get with that!" I felt it was the down vertical maneouvres that might be the limit, unless I could fit airbrakes(!) - the Stampe had quite a low flick roll limit speed. He was a terrific character and a superbly thoughtful, careful pilot.

Peter Miller17/11/2019 08:22:04
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Hi John.

I liked his forst two books. "Talk Down" was very good but I did not enjoy it as much.

I saw hin flying his PItts at the Dunlop Pitts competion at Old Warden. Where the only models in all classes where of his aircraft.

I think he must have been inspired by the fact that so many modellers had build models of his aircraft.

I will NEVER forget his knife edge flight down the strip with the wing tip about 10 feet or less above the ground.

I came fourth in static with a model that was built as per the full size.i.e a frame of brass tube and all built up to 1/12th scale

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Probably one of the best and most detailed models that I have ever built.

A judge later told me that the judges results had been changed because another model was being featured in a magazine article so....

Edited By Peter Miller on 17/11/2019 08:25:44

David Davis18/11/2019 05:44:11
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I have the old Skyways Models kit. I'll build it one day if I live long enough!

Peter Miller18/11/2019 08:30:58
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That must have been a along time ago. I can't even remember it, must have been before I started serious R/C in the 70s.

The only one that I know was the control line stunter which was very semi scaleor more "based loosely on"

David Davis18/11/2019 09:03:53
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Posted by Peter Miller on 18/11/2019 08:30:58:

That must have been a along time ago. I can't even remember it, must have been before I started serious R/C in the 70s.

The only one that I know was the control line stunter which was very semi scaleor more "based loosely on"

I didn't start flying r/c until 1988 and I bought the kit at Weston Park probably in 2002 but it could have been earlier.

I bought it because I'd admired Frank Warburton's control line model as a youth but I've never got round to buildng it! I've never started the Skyways Model either!

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Peter Miller18/11/2019 09:09:33
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It should be a nice model to fly. I hope mine is.

I never built the controline model but saw one flying in the club.

David Davis18/11/2019 09:25:44
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Anybody know the colour scheme of the French registered aircraft?

McG 696918/11/2019 09:43:20
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Here you go, David.

The Farman Monitor, to be presented to the Armée de l'Air for evaluation purposes.

Watch the absence of dorsal fairing in front of the vertical tail and the different cowl as it was equipped with a Renault engine and not the Gipsy.

Cheers

Chris

Peter Miller18/11/2019 10:31:20
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Note also the different location for the tail wheel. I can't fin any colour pictures of this one.

kc18/11/2019 10:35:44
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Skyway Models advertised the Stampe Monitor in their 1995 catalogue - so it is a more recent kit than thought. 55 inch span for a .40 and based on their 'Classic' Hawk series so may not be very scale.

David Davis18/11/2019 10:38:42
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Posted by McG 6969 on 18/11/2019 09:43:20:

Here you go, David.

The Farman Monitor, to be presented to the Armée de l'Air for evaluation purposes.

Watch the absence of dorsal fairing in front of the vertical tail and the different cowl as it was equipped with a Renault engine and not the Gipsy.

Cheers

Chris

Oh I won't be entering mine in the National Championships Chris!

Has the French version been left in the natural aluminium overall with lettering in red and black?

McG 696918/11/2019 11:00:10
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I doubt it could be "natural aluminium overall", David.

The SR7 & Farman Monitor 1 have the wooden frame and tailplanes of the SV4 which are fabric covered.

Following what I found it was 'silver' painted w/ black/red markings.

Cheers

Chris

Peter Miller18/11/2019 12:10:58
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I have found some pictures of the Belgian one with black chequerboard on the rudder. I may do that is I have enough Solartrim left.

Peter Miller21/11/2019 11:29:35
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Well I just finished my Stampe SR-7 and nipped out and photographed it sitting in the road.

I am very please with it. About430 Sq in. of winger area. All up ready to fly weight 3lbs 11 ounces with a 3000Mah 3S battery. And the best bit. the CG came out smack on the main spar which is where it was designed to be. Wing loading is 19 ounces per sq. ft..

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I may add the chequers to the rudder as seen on some older photos.

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Motor is a 4-Max 3541 1070 Prop is 11 X 5.5

Edited By Peter Miller on 21/11/2019 11:30:54

McG 696921/11/2019 11:51:38
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... just splendid, Peter.

... and yes, please. Some checkers on the rudder. smiley

Cheers

Chris

John Bisset21/11/2019 12:45:57
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That is superb Peter. Just needs the chequerboard markings on the rudder! , as Chris said.

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