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Don Fry14/02/2020 19:02:15
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Erf, it's medicine. It's got to be horrible. The important bit ( politician speaking), is you save the alcohol so rendering the patient oblivious to suffering.

SR 71 is suffering from terminal man flu.

Gordon Whitehead 114/02/2020 19:35:20
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SR71 said he has flue. In which case, would a chimney sweep be able to help?

SR 7115/02/2020 18:37:48
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I sanded filled and sanded got spot on then found a couple of places i had gone through the cloth, so had to lay more cloth on, while that went off i started thinking about the wing, going to do a 3 piece wing, a centre section that can be removed, but ill leave it on this will have the two inboard engines, the retracts and the two iner flaps, outer panels will each have two engines, two flaps and the aileron, going to opperate all six flaps from one central servo

With all that in mind iv made the outer tubes for the carbon wing joiners from glass. Ill load the pics later, as i have flu ???

David Holland 215/02/2020 19:33:48
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Anybody know if SR71 has flu? He hasn't posted a picture for ages.......

Doc Marten15/02/2020 20:40:35
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Posted by David Holland 2 on 15/02/2020 19:33:48:

Anybody know if SR71 has flu? He hasn't posted a picture for ages.......

He is still suffering from flu.

SR 7125/02/2020 19:55:05
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Now the playground humor has ended

Got the fuselage plug ready to finish painting and made a star on the wings, doing the in 3 parts centre section will have two motors, finboard flaps and undercarriage the outer panels 2 motors and ailerons each, centre section will be removable from the fuselage20200125_124042.jpg

SR 7125/02/2020 19:56:48
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I give up with this, cannot get the photos on, to much buggering about

Denis Watkins25/02/2020 20:07:43
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The hard part is done now, the photos are in your albumn, clear to see

Just click on the black camera above and browse your album for the relevant pics and they will land on here

Many are following this thread with interest

5108 views to be precise

Edited By Denis Watkins on 25/02/2020 20:08:44

Gary Manuel25/02/2020 21:19:28
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I'm definitely following. I'm intrigued as to what you are going to do with the plug.

P.S. I've found that the hard part about posting photos on here is getting them in the right order and where you want them with respect to your text. The key is to press the Enter key a few times after your typing, then make sure you position your curser at the point you want the picture inserting - usually BELOW the last picture or text. If you have no space below the last picture, you need to click in the white space just to the right of the last picture and hit Enter. Then your new picture will be added below it. Far easier to do than to explain.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 25/02/2020 21:25:47

SR 7126/02/2020 10:22:32
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Gary Manuel26/02/2020 10:39:27
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Plug is looking very nice now. It's what you do next that is intriguing me.

2 part female plug, split lengthwise down the vertical axis - followed by a 2 part fuselage?

Or do you go straight to the finished fuselage then cut it into 2 parts to release it from the plug and worry about the external finish later?

Edited By Gary Manuel on 26/02/2020 10:44:19

Erfolg26/02/2020 11:19:20
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You and me to Gary.

I was thinking about where this was headed,

I then thought back to the group I worked with making canoes and then when I moulded fuz.wp_20200124_09_36_30_pro.jpg

My bits and pieces as a hoarder.

When we made a plug for canoes, made the plug with a separation line built in, which was along the hull to deck. Although I seem to remember that the Trylon booklet, wrote about building a flange on the intended separation line, which was to be sealed with plasterzine, The knowledgeable members knew it was a lot easier to separate the top of the plug from the bottom and construct the flange on the two bits.

You can see that I also did the same later where I started moulding my own glider bodies.

It is some 40 years ago since I last did anything, A lot has changed in how people do things. I still suspect it is a two part mould that will be made. The alternative approach would have been simpler using the lost mandrel construction.

Either way, it is a lot of work for a one, lost mandrel being the least.

What ever, I watch and learn.

maurice northcott26/02/2020 11:32:16
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Great work thus far SR71. Been watching, silently. Loved the fullsize since I was a sprog. Fascinated in how you are going to make the model and how it performs when finished.

SR 7128/02/2020 22:13:26
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P0Bought some carbon tubes for wing joiners then made some fibre glass outer tubes for them

SR 7101/03/2020 15:05:41
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Barry W02/03/2020 00:25:23
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Here is something that may be of interest if I can get the link to work

It is a 1/9 model of a B36 built in the US during theearly 1950s

www.rchalloffame.org/Exhibits/Exhibit41/index.html

Barry

Erfolg02/03/2020 14:11:17
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I seem to remember that that the video was from a Jimmy Stewart. Again if I remember correctly, it was really a propaganda film in support of the Strategic Air Command.

In one of the mags, probably 20 years back, some one built a B36 with a stringered fuz. I ma guessing that the motors were 400/480 with Nickel Cadmium batteries. That is why I guessing 20 years back.

SR 7104/03/2020 21:02:45
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Slowly progressing with the wing

Wing 2

Denis Watkins04/03/2020 21:53:42
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Now that is a wing

Wow

Edited By Denis Watkins on 04/03/2020 21:54:02

SR 7105/03/2020 21:44:05
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