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Peter Miller07/11/2011 18:09:38
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Why fit a folding prop? The model has an undercarriage and I have no trouble with the prop hitting the ground.
 
On this model a folding prop will not make a significant difference to the glide.
Adam Reay08/11/2011 14:59:44
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Good. I'm going to start building right away. I have been flying ready made foamies for the last two years but I started to feel an urge to get glue on my fingers once again.
Adam Reay08/11/2011 15:05:43
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Thanks for the welcome. You'll find me chipping in quite often in the days to come.
I have one gripe to get off my chest, speaking as an Aberdonian. I have just paid more than £12 for a set of plans for my Fournier but if I had bought a back issue of the magazine it would cost less than half. Also, by buying the plans without the mag I can't follow the comment "See text" on the drawing. I seem to have missed a trick somewhere!
Peter Miller08/11/2011 18:34:55
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Just as a matter of interest. Are the plans that you paid £12 for the same as the magazine plans, i.e. on two sides of a singla A1 sheet? Or are they on spread out on bigger sheets.
Adam Reay09/11/2011 12:31:18
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There are 2 sheets with the model shown full size. I hadn't realised that the magazine plan is a single sheet. I have an image of the right wing only and I intend to trace the image onto the back of the sheet to build the left wing. I couldn't do that easily with a double sided plan, so you have answered my question.

Fun Flyer05/02/2019 16:43:47
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While on a trip to the attic a few weeks ago I was almost buried by a sudden avalanche of past issues of the mag.
When I surfaced the issue on top was July 2011 containing this plan and build article. Although I like Fourniers almost as much as Druine Turbulents, it must be a French thing, I had completly forgotten about it and I took its reappearance as a message from the Aeromodelling Gods. I now have such an urge to build this one that it may push Peggy Sue 2, on which progress is slow anyway due to essential repairs on other models, onto to back burner. I may even run the two builds in parallel. If I do decide to go ahead with the build I think I'll go for the SLEC CNC pack as a quicker option than cutting out all those wing ribs. Before anyone asks, yes I've also got the August issue with the corrected plan.

Peter Miller05/02/2019 18:19:13
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Have fun Fun FLyer. IT is a nice model. I found that my earlier RF-7 in Model World was better for aerobatics butthe RF-4 will do them quite nicely in a scale manner

Fun Flyer17/07/2019 14:53:02
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Peter, can you clear my confusion please. The 1/8" Tailplane Platform shown on the plan looks more like 1/4".
I can appreciate the importance of getting the tailplane incidence right but am I missing something?

Peter Miller17/07/2019 15:14:54
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This was before they used to send me plans to proof.

The shade area are pieces of 1/8 sheet added to the sides. They are NOT the plat form.

If you look closely at the shaded areas you will see a dotted line. This is the 1/8" sheet plarform which is gluerd betwwen the sides onto which the tailplane is glued. You can just make this out in a photo on page one of the blog.

I hope this helps

Fun Flyer17/07/2019 15:27:53
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Thanks Peter. I did see the dotted line but didn't realise its significance.

Peter Miller17/07/2019 18:06:31
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That shading was not on my original drawing.That was what made it confusing

Fun Flyer19/07/2019 11:39:49
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All I need now is a, large, tube of Britfix.smiley

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Peter Miller19/07/2019 13:22:05
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Try a big bottle of Aliphatic resin!!

Percy Verance19/07/2019 13:33:34
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+ 1 for Aliphatic. I wouldn't use anything else for wood......

Fun Flyer19/07/2019 15:49:15
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I've always found good quality white wood glue works very well with balsa.
It must be indicative of the age profile on the forum that no one asked, "what's Britfix?"

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