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Peter Miller15/10/2020 13:35:23
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Hi KC

At the moment I am looking at a version about 58" span or a fraction smaller.

EarlyBird15/10/2020 16:26:56
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It looks like I could be adding another one to the list. thinking Peter if for some strange reason some one wished to have a say 62" span could they just add an extra bay to each wing? Obviously if that is no problem there must be some limit or we would have infinite span. Ok it's a daft thought.

The sun was out this morning, no rain and a light breeze too nice to stay indoors so I went in the garden and planted garlic.

Now that job is done I can refocus on this build.

Looking at the weather forecast though I will be tempted to go flying tomorrow.smiley

I will make that decision tomorrow.

I really ought to get a SLEC building board now that the build list is getting longer. Has anyone found a cure for this addiction? There again does anyone want a cure?

Cheers beer

Steve

Peter Miller15/10/2020 18:11:38
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I can show you what the model will look like as it is a sc ale up of this one

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EarlyBird15/10/2020 18:31:44
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Ah yes miss camomile I am speechless every time I look at her, so beautiful. Amazing!

kc15/10/2020 18:35:17
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A 58 inch Miss Chamomile ( Miss Camellia ? ) seems a good idea!

Peter Miller15/10/2020 18:51:10
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Posted by kc on 15/10/2020 18:35:17:

A 58 inch Miss Chamomile ( Miss Camellia ? ) seems a good idea!

I think "Lady Camomile"

EarlyBird15/10/2020 19:42:36
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Lady Camomile seems appropriate for a bigger Miss Camomile yes

Trevor15/10/2020 20:21:21
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Steve, back in the days of ferrite ‘can’ motors and NiCd batteries, electric models (particularly conversions of i.c. designs) often turned out a bit heavy and underpowered. It was quite a common practice to add an extra bay onto each wing panel - I did it for my Limbo Dancer and Lazy Bee. Dick Edmunds’s Algebra range of gliders also came in quite a range of wingspans, all using the same fuselage.

So yes, it is a reasonable thing to do, within limits of course!

Trevor

Geoff S15/10/2020 21:25:57
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In the case of the Lazy Bee it was an 'official' mod to add an extra wing bay to each side if the model was to be (Bee?) electrically powered. Mine originally had a belt drive 600 size brushed motor and a 7 cell NiCad and had the extra wing span.

Geoff

Trevor15/10/2020 21:43:01
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Same here Geoff - I had the Olympus belt drive in mine too: **LINK**

Sorry Steve for the nostalgic off-topic diversion!

Trevor

EarlyBird16/10/2020 07:31:40
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It's OK Trevor at my age a bit of nostalgia is good laugh

Peter Miller16/10/2020 09:07:17
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Posted by EarlyBird on 15/10/2020 18:31:44:

Ah yes miss camomile I am speechless every time I look at her, so beautiful. Amazing!

I may be miss judging the comment but I am reminded of an old story.

A Chinese man went to see a Chinese stamp collector.

He said " Oh Sir! You are the greatest stamp collector ever! You have the finest, most complete collection of stamps in the world! You are the envy of every other stamp collector everywhere.!!!

And the stamp collector looked at the man and said,

"Philately will get you no where"

EarlyBird16/10/2020 09:25:24
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Just when I was feeling down, yet again you made me laugh. Thank you Peter.

EarlyBird16/10/2020 09:46:34
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Hm thinking

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This is why I was feeling down. Two days it took me to get it wrong. sad

Peter Miller16/10/2020 10:34:09
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For goodness sake that isn't bad. The faint wave in the spine is covered by the sheet so no one will see it.

The slight angle at the tail post can be cured by slitting down it and twisting it straight.. Sandpaper the bottom flat, a kiss of sandpaper will do that. The top will blend into the rolled decking and not be visible and anyway you can only see one side at a time so it can't be noticed.

Fun Flyer16/10/2020 10:46:09
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That isn't wrong. It just underlines the model's individuality as opposed to a recycled take-away container!
With the top decking on it will be invisible. Keep building.

Peter Miller16/10/2020 10:56:51
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Just put a big notice over your bench

"YOU CAN'T SEE IT AT 50 FEET

EarlyBird16/10/2020 11:34:34
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I am amazed and heartened by the positivity. Thank you but I have already taken a razor saw to it, I did think of ordering another pack from Sarik but I would then have to wait two weeks. Obviously one benefit would be I had a spare wing.

I don't need a notice as everyone knows my new catch phrase. Here is 'I can't see it at 50 feet' when I arrive at the field. laugh Just joking.

Seriously I split down the tail post and then could adjust the angle so that it is near enough not to matter. My only concern was how the angle of the fin would be affected.

Never give up and onwards and backwards sometimes.

Cheers beer

Steve

Fun Flyer16/10/2020 11:41:34
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The fin sits on top of the tailplane so it shouldn't be a problem to keep it perpendicular. Having said that mine has a slight lean but don't tell anyone. It probably helps compensate for all the other twists and warps.

Peter Miller16/10/2020 11:46:21
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Just put the fin at 90 degrees to the tailplane. The vary slight possible difference in angle at the rear of the fuselage will not be noticed.

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