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Danny Fenton06/11/2019 21:25:54
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Well Phil must have caught me in a moment of weakness, he has been on at me for years to join in with you mad lot, I mean you must be mad to throw your prized position of a ruddy great rock!

Anyway, I am looking forward to this immensely, I will no doubt add my own twist to bits but am hoping to get lots of advice along the way.

I have ummed and ahhhhed over a subject, but think, if nobody else has dibbed it, will go for this one:

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Martin suggested a splash of colour so that I can see it with my failing eyesight, and stand a chance of controlling it with joddery thumbs.

Hopefully some RDS for the wing waggly bits.

Alas I have a rather busy building board at the moment so wont be able to get cracking yet, but it will give plenty of time for you lot to figure out all the gotchas.

Cheers

Danny

Martyn K06/11/2019 21:35:56
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Nice to see you here Danny. Puts a different aspect on flying and you dont have to worry about whether the undercarriage is aligned correctly No wing struts either. As usual, I'll be following along..

Martyn

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Danny Fenton06/11/2019 21:50:59
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Thanks Martyn should be fun

Though I am sure i will find lots to fret about

Cheers

Danny

Phil Cooke06/11/2019 22:39:08
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Honoured to have you taking an active part in our PSSA Mass Build event Danny! Looking forward to seeing your Sabre develop!

McG 696906/11/2019 22:41:37
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Posted by Danny Fenton on 06/11/2019 21:50:59:

Though I am sure i will find lots to fret about

... well, I guess we will be at least two of us then, Danny.

RDS for the wing "wabbly bits"? ... they are originally TE stock, so I guess you might build them up instead? ... here we go then... cool

Anyhow, subscribed already, young man.

Cheers

Chris

Mark Kettle 107/11/2019 06:21:40
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Welcome to the Mass build Danny, I like your scheme.

Andy Meade07/11/2019 09:26:43
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Good grief, the Fentmeister is building one! Nice scheme Danny yes

Andy Blackburn07/11/2019 09:28:39
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Like the colour scheme. smiley

Flyer07/11/2019 10:11:08
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With all these Sabres........... I think we may need a bigger hill !!!

Looking forward to seeing your solutions Danny.

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Ade

Danny Fenton07/11/2019 17:01:10
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Thanks chaps, the scheme was picked from that fab list Martin posted. It will indeed be fun

Haven't seen the plan yet, to be honest don't even know the wingspan!

Cheers

Danny

McG 696907/11/2019 17:10:00
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Hi Danny,

My wing plan is taped to the building board and the wingtips are both 18mm from the edge of the board.

But then, I don't know the exact measures of my board... blush

... doesn't help much really, does it. angel

But a gentle soul with the necessary knowledge will surely jump in.

Cheers

Chris

Chris Barlow07/11/2019 17:12:22
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Drop tank too?

Remember, magnets are your friends! yes

Danny Fenton07/11/2019 18:54:04
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Big help Chris...... NOT!

Drop tank? maybe, as you say magnets is the obvious route, or drop them before landing?

can somebody explain the competition element please?

"The formal competition element will be run on whichever date has the best flying conditions"

Cheers

Danny

Peter Garsden07/11/2019 19:02:18
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Honoured to have you in our company Danny. Will watch with interest. I am doing a fibreglass fuselage lost foam method, but that is a little too philistine for most methinks. Not balsa.

If you do fly it with us, don't forget your flappy paddled hat, thin gloves and thermals. I have seen too many freeze to death first time out - eh Chris?

Phil Cooke07/11/2019 19:40:06
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can somebody explain the competition element please?

"The formal competition element will be run on whichever date has the best flying conditions"

Nothing too serious Danny - just a bit of static judging and demo of any novel scale features or deviations from the plan as drawn as we review the mdoels one by one throughout the morning session. We always arrange the models neatly in their own pit area - so when they're not being flown this allows those tasked with the judging to view all the models together and to compare and contrast throughout the day.

I normally work with those involved in the design of the chosen model to agree winners in a few categories, typically;

Best PSSA Newcomer

Most Innovative Build

Best Finished Model

Prizes are modest of course, its all just a bit of fun! Bring some pictorial evidence of your chosen scheme or variant and you will put yourself in the good books with the judges

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Danny Fenton07/11/2019 19:55:38
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Lost foam sounds interesting

Yes as it June and atop a windy rock I have already been looking into thermal wear.

Maybe full blown ski wear

Thanks Phil, i wasn't aware of the comp angle, adds a nice touch. I will be happy to land on the top rather than the bottom!

Cheers

Danny

Edited By Danny Fenton on 07/11/2019 19:57:24

Edited By Danny Fenton on 07/11/2019 19:57:51

Danny Fenton08/11/2019 16:04:58
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Well very impressed with the turnaround, only ordered the kit a couple of days ago and got a message suggesting it was on its way

Looking forward to that moment you open a kit and see and smell freshly cut balsa. Hurry up postie!

Cheers

Danny

Mark Kettle 108/11/2019 17:35:03
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smiley. ( your making laugh and smile )

Danny Fenton09/11/2019 12:28:39
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Well the postie delivered the goods and everything is very nicely packaged and labelled.

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Cant wait to get started. Looking at the plan, rudder and flaps are optional, are they worth the extra work when you are sloping? Are there real benefits? I can perhaps see the benefit of brakes??

I will replace most of the soft block with blue foam as I will be glassing the model.

Cheers

Danny

Edited By Danny Fenton on 09/11/2019 12:38:29

Peter Garsden09/11/2019 21:17:04
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My view of flaps for a low wing PSS model Danny is that they can get caught on landing as you have no undercarriage (not personally of course ). Also PSS models unlike mouldies which need crow brakes don't usually land fast enough to need them. I often mix in spoilerons which can work well with some down elevator mixed in. Nav lights can look effective

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