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Gary Clark 119/06/2020 10:01:42
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Posted by Graham Davies 3 on 19/06/2020 09:43:16:

Extra wood is all ordered. I have a day off today so I'm going to clear the workbench and start the dry fit.

Does anyone else get stupidly excited starting a new build?

Graham

Starting a new project is brilliant Graham. The hard part is trying to spread it out and not spend all awake hours in the garage for the first few days!

63" Tempest thumbs up

Ron Gray19/06/2020 10:48:37
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Oh Richard, I think you may have started something (again).

Jesus Cardin19/06/2020 11:04:50
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63" Tempest thumbs up

In fact I have been considering for some time to go for a "simplified" Brian Taylor Tempest as Sarik Hobbies have available cowl, canopy and spinner!

I will follow this post with great interest.

gillyg119/06/2020 12:57:28
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Richard, count me in , 63" preferably, laser80/100.

Cheers Graham (cornwall)

Ron Gray19/06/2020 13:11:41
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Whilst I am a total Laser fan and love all things IC I believe that it should be designed around leccy but wouldn't be beyond the skills of us mere mortals to re-jig for IC. At least with leccy you can move the great lump of batteries around to get the C o G.

Flyer19/06/2020 13:14:10
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must resist, must res........ 63" inch sounds very interesting! And would be worth the investment in a sound system.

cheers

Ade

Graham Davies 319/06/2020 17:02:17
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Ade, I am experimenting with a sound system also. I will keep you updated...

andrew exton19/06/2020 18:03:29
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oh c**p the bank manger will have something to say for sure

andy

SR 7119/06/2020 18:09:48
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I think i will try one of these models, so many good comments about them, 63" for me, i usually like to cut all my own stuff, so a kit will be a nice change

Ace19/06/2020 19:23:13
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63" Tempest thumbs up

Like Ron I would convert to IC.

Big fan of Richards kits (109, LA7, BF110) Will groveling get me a discount wink

Ron Gray19/06/2020 19:39:38
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@SR - you wont regret one of Richard's kits and the after sales service is second to none, a bit like Jon at Laser, ask a question and get an answer. now you don't get that from Hangar 9, Seagull etc and they are British!!!!

Edited By Ron Gray on 19/06/2020 19:40:32

Eric Robson19/06/2020 20:35:21
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I would be tempted with a 63" Tempest. I wrote my B.T. one off years ago avoiding a sheep which had wandered onto the strip. I wonder if Richard has any M.E.110 components left to make up a part kit?

Trevor Crook19/06/2020 22:45:49
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Richard makes a very good point about orientation issues with camoflaged models. However, with the Tempest you can pull the same trick that I did with a 56" Typhoon - model an aircraft used in the D-Day operation, those stripes are a massive help, as shown in the picture earlier in the thread.

Robert Hay 420/06/2020 11:25:11
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I thought the whole WR Tempest thing was dead in the water! Great to see that is potentially not the case - count me in Richard if this becomes a reality...

Graham Davies 321/06/2020 21:00:14
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Gentle progress today.

(forgive the terrible pictures, my phone camera is broken!)

Fitted up the fuselage formers and fitted laminated leading and trailing edge to the foam wing panels.

Nice simple stuff. Tomorrow I will work on the wings:

  • Fit the wing tips
  • shape the leading edge
  • Cut the wing panels and rejoin all the panels to get the polyhedral
  • Set the undercarriage blocks
  • Prefit the servo and retract extensions (I'm preparing for the eventual fitment of retracts, once I've got used to the fixed undercarriage)

Graham

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Graham Davies 323/06/2020 11:37:24
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Morning all,

A bit of gentle progress:

Leading edges and trailing edges laminated. tips fitted and carved to shape. Wings cut and joined for polyhedral and undercarriage blocks added. Fuselage built, with battery box/ motor mount.

Next job is to make the aileron servo boxes, separate the ailerons and join the wings...

Graham

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Bob Cotsford23/06/2020 11:58:59
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What puzzles me is how do you cut an elliptical wing out of foam?

Are you going with a fixed U/C Graham?

Graham Davies 323/06/2020 12:28:19
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Bob, Richard did tell me, but made me sign a very punitive NDA... I think I have to leave a deposit of bodily organs...

Yes, fixed undercarriage as a 'training step' to be replaced with retracts once I can get it out and back without incident. I have pre fitted cable runs for retracts and the block will come out to be replaced with the retract plates and wheel recesses if we ever get that far.

The whole purpose of this exercise is to get a semi-scale 'warbird trainer' before venturing onto more full-fat offerings.

Graham

Jesus Cardin23/06/2020 12:35:17
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Graham, what are those dark shades on the wing sheeting?

I am following your thread with great interest!

Graham Davies 323/06/2020 12:38:38
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Jesus, I'm afraid the dark shades are accumulated pocket fluff on what is left of my phone camera! The lens cover shattered, and despite careful attention with a cotton bud, that's as good as I can get it!

Graham

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