By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by CML

Pink and Purple Super Sixty

I didn't chose the colours.

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
David Davis07/04/2020 15:24:45
avatar
3683 forum posts
688 photos

My partner, already very proficient on the simulator wants us to build a Super Sixty so that she can learn to fly on it. She insists that it must be finished in pink and purple! Well at least we'll be able to see it!

To make the job easier I thought I'd order a ribset from a firm which advertises on eBay. The firm makes quite a range of ribsets for lots of traditional models but can I find it?

No I can't!

I'm sure that one of more tech savvy gentlemen will be able to find it for me.

Thanks in anticipation.

Nigel R07/04/2020 15:28:33
avatar
3744 forum posts
586 photos

Not on ebay, but a "most parts" kit...

Belair Kits

Alan Gorham_07/04/2020 15:29:08
avatar
1247 forum posts
145 photos

I think you are looking for igull run by Neil Gillies. Unfortunately on his ebay shop he has posted the following message:

"Hi All,Sadly, due to the current Covid restrictions here in Scotland and the UK, I have decided to close down the Igull Laser store for the forseeable future. Hopefully, we will open as soon as these restrictions have been lifted.Please, please stay safe and as always, 'Happy Flying' !!! Best regards Neil"

David Davis07/04/2020 15:31:55
avatar
3683 forum posts
688 photos

Thank you gentlemen.

kevin b07/04/2020 15:34:05
avatar
1823 forum posts
145 photos

There are plenty of rib cutters out there and many recommended on the forum. Look in the adds column in the magazine as well.

I think most of the ribs are the same, so why not make a (thick) plywood template and let her cut her own ribs ? It will be good practice for her (and keep her busy for a while wink 2).

You have got a first aid kit, haven't you ? teeth 2

I might be able to help with the pink solar film. Not sure about purple though.

kevinb (likely to get lynched department).

Edited By kevin b on 07/04/2020 15:36:19

fly boy307/04/2020 15:49:02
avatar
3672 forum posts
22 photos

Slec uk can also cut ribs, just send them a copy of whatever part of plan you want done. They will give you a price before starting the job. Cheers

David Davis07/04/2020 17:21:36
avatar
3683 forum posts
688 photos

I'll probably just cut a couple of plywood templates as Kevin has sugested and make up a set of ribs. £60 was a bit more than I was thinking of spending on the project and I've got plenty of balsa.

As for the pink and purple finish, does anyone make a transluscent film in those colours?

Mike T07/04/2020 17:22:17
489 forum posts
37 photos

Shame about Ian Gillies. To rub salt in the wound, his product - laser cutting, wood choice and packaging - is excellent quality!

Peter Christy07/04/2020 17:25:21
1781 forum posts

I would hesitate to cover a Super 60 in film! Nylon or Solartex (if you can find any) would be much more suitable. I had a nylon covered one for many years. It was only a high-speed argument with a barbed-wire fence that finally destroyed it! blush

--

Pete

David Davis07/04/2020 17:39:36
avatar
3683 forum posts
688 photos

Nylon is a bit time consuming and they don't make Solartex or Oratex in pink or purple. I intend to power it by a Twister electric motor. That's pink too.

Mark Elen07/04/2020 18:16:08
513 forum posts
1013 photos

Hi David,

Oracover do a transparent purple. I have some for my Peggy Sue build, I got it from RC World in Wales, they were still open last week.

I have no connection, just a satisfied customer.

Cheers

Mark

 

Edit. They also do a Flourescent Neon Pink...... you won’t miss that. Sacrilege...

Edited By Mark Elen on 07/04/2020 18:19:41

Tim C07/04/2020 18:24:04
avatar
507 forum posts
266 photos

David,

this is what you need https://youtu.be/oS758KRCXII

this was covered in Habtoi silk pre coloured in shocking pink and water based varnish from memory

kevin b07/04/2020 19:00:33
avatar
1823 forum posts
145 photos
Posted by Peter Christy on 07/04/2020 17:25:21:

I would hesitate to cover a Super 60 in film! Nylon or Solartex (if you can find any) would be much more suitable. I had a nylon covered one for many years. It was only a high-speed argument with a barbed-wire fence that finally destroyed it! blush

--

Pete

Super 60 - High speed ?

Isn't that a contradiction ?

Did the wing come off and it plummeted to the ground (followed by the wing, several minutes later).

Piers Bowlan07/04/2020 19:43:51
avatar
2120 forum posts
53 photos
Posted by David Davis on 07/04/2020 17:21:36:

I'll probably just cut a couple of plywood templates as Kevin has sugested and make up a set of ribs. £60 was a bit more than I was thinking of spending on the project and I've got plenty of balsa.

As for the pink and purple finish, does anyone make a transluscent film in those colours?

I am not too sure why you need a couple of ply templates David? With a pin, I usually just prick the rib profile from the plan onto a 1/64 piece of ply and then cut it out as a template. Also cut out the notches in the appropriate places on the template to take the spars. I then just carefully hold the template in position on a sheet of balsa with my fingers, whilst I cut round it with a swan morton knife. Some people glue a balsa stiffener on one side of the ply template to make it easier to hold, others use a couple of drawing pins (thumb tacks, to our American cousins) to stop it moving. I don't bother but you should be able to knock out a set of usable Super Sixty ribs in an hour, - or two, if you are a perfectionist. I agree, £60 for a CNC rib set seems a little daft in my humble opinion.

Paul C.07/04/2020 20:20:03
avatar
644 forum posts
159 photos

This is the template method I copied from Peter Miller, 1/16 ply and a piece of balsa to hold on too and two pins with a balsa spacer so they protrude just enough to prevent slipping when cutting the ribs. These are the most accurate ribs I have ever cut and it takes no time at all.

Paul. 20191031_160040.jpg

Nigel R07/04/2020 21:16:50
avatar
3744 forum posts
586 photos

For those that didn't visit the belair page, cheeky £60 was for a kit.

Piers Bowlan08/04/2020 08:26:26
avatar
2120 forum posts
53 photos

Ah sorry Nigel, that will teach me to read the thread properly blush. £60 sounds pretty good value!

Peter Christy08/04/2020 08:37:15
1781 forum posts
Posted by kevin b on 07/04/2020 19:00:33:
Posted by Peter Christy on 07/04/2020 17:25:21:

I would hesitate to cover a Super 60 in film! Nylon or Solartex (if you can find any) would be much more suitable. I had a nylon covered one for many years. It was only a high-speed argument with a barbed-wire fence that finally destroyed it! blush

--

Pete

Super 60 - High speed ?

Isn't that a contradiction ?

Did the wing come off and it plummeted to the ground (followed by the wing, several minutes later).

This was back in the days of reed equipment (pre-proportional control). Unbeknownst to me, I had an iffy DEAC pack powering the receiver. I lost contact with the model and it started to fly away. When it was a LONG way away, I regained control and managed to shut the throttle. I also applied full rudder and put it in a tight and fast spiral dive. When I guessed it was about 50ft or so up, I applied opposite rudder and full up elevator. It actually pulled out about two or three feet of the ground, doing some considerable speed, and went straight through a barbed wire fence! Not a lot left, though the Merco 35, receiver and servos were completely undamaged!

After replacing all the battery packs (one for the receiver and one for the servos), the radio never gave any further trouble, but it was too late for my poor old Super 60!

Its amazing how fast they can go in a spiral dive! surprise

--

Pete

McG 696908/04/2020 08:54:58
avatar
3171 forum posts
1198 photos

I did visit the Belair page, Nigel.

And indeed you get a lot of bits - fuse sides, tail, fin, tailplanes, ribs of course and a bunch of smaller bits - for the quoted £60...

But then I guess David doesn't want to spend that kind of fortune for his recent 'fiancée'... surprise

Besides, when a lady wants something, she wants it NOW. Don't ask how ... ...

You'd better get started that Super Sixty right away, young man... wink

Cheers

Chris

Ray Wood 408/04/2020 10:30:07
avatar
207 forum posts
44 photos

Hi All,

Most of a Super 60 is 1/4"X1/4" square strip, well mine is

Regards Ray

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Slec
CML
electricwingman 2017
Sussex Model Centre
Sarik
Advertise With Us
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Has home isolation prompted you to start trad' building?
Q: The effects of Coronavirus

 Yes - for the first time
 Yes - but Ive bashed balsa before
 No - Ive existing projects on the bench
 No - Im strictly an ARTF person

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E!