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Lindsay Todd21/03/2011 23:30:05
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Tim,
 
Absolutely, we should have a 1930's model park at the RCM&E event!
 
Linds
 
David Ashby - RCME22/03/2011 07:34:52
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Only if you both dress the part
 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 22/03/2011 07:35:31

Tim Hooper22/03/2011 07:46:18
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Posted by David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 22/03/2011 07:34:52:
Only if you both dress the part
 
I was thinking of dressing as Amy Johnson.....
 
tim
Danny Fenton22/03/2011 08:25:55
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Lindsay Todd22/03/2011 08:34:40
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Aah come as you are then? refering to the picture Tim!

Edited By Lindsay Todd on 22/03/2011 08:35:52

Lindsay Todd25/03/2011 23:00:21
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Time to fit the u/c and then see what she looks like assembled for the first time.
Well I'm pretty chuffed actually all up weight less radio, engine and ailerons at a tad over 2.5lb so target weight of 5lb is looking good. Not long now, engine goes in this weekend. New I kept those old u/c legs for a reason, will change or clean up the wheels though.
Linds



Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator25/03/2011 23:15:17
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Looking good Linds.
 
Will we see her down at the strip soon then?
 
BEB
Lindsay Todd25/03/2011 23:18:53
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About 2-3 weeks I hope BEB, busy weekend next week and a few things on this weekend, so I'm down to evenings really, but hoping to get her into the air by Easter so the board is clear for the WEBbit.
 
Lins
Ton van Munsteren27/03/2011 16:53:58
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Lindsay,
Looks great and brings back the airplane Golden Age days with so many nice planes.
Look forward seeing this model in the air.
Will it have some massive legs covering like they use to do for streamline.
 
Ton
Lindsay Todd27/03/2011 17:35:53
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Hi Ton, yes I think it should have some form of u/c fairings, as you say it was typical of the period, might leave it till after the first flights though.
Tim Hooper27/03/2011 23:19:00
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Spats and trousers? Very evocative indeed!
 
tim
Lindsay Todd22/04/2011 18:01:46
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Well not finished yet due to a few flying events but quite a bit done
OS 52 FS now installed she may be a little old now but still a cracking reliable motor.
Fuel tank installed and pipe work fitted, always like to keep things as neat as possible for reliability and ease of maintenance if needed.
Loads of space inside for the servos, snakes for throttle and elevator with rudder on a closed loop system, the wire running through tubes exiting at the rear.

Hitec HS81 used for ailerons

Now for the ricky bit - windows, for these i have used 1mm acetate sheet and rc modellers glue.
The side windows are pretty straight forward
The front widows have a slight double curve so I chose to glue these in two stages, rear section and then the front as per picture. I'll use a little meths later to clean the glue joint and might add someedge trim tapebut the glue dries clear so should be ok.
I'll fit a pilot before doing the other side.
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Lindsay Todd23/04/2011 21:39:18
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Well it needed a pilot so a bit of filer and modelling I came up with this. I was trying to keep in the 30's theme of the model but think I hit 1830's by mistake - oh well.
Linds
Lindsay Todd29/04/2011 23:12:34
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Nearly there now, finally got round to the rear door, made this just for the sake of really but all adds to the fun. I mad a template to cut 1.5mm sheet and a couple of 3mm formers to hold the shape. The hinge is at the base so it folds down to become steps for entry.
I cut slots to help flex the form into shape applied some pva and taped and pinned into position.
When dry fix a pin hinge to the base, I'll glue rails between the formers to make steps, and use magnets to hold in position in flight. All I need to do now is fix the cowl, a little paintwork and we are ready for the maiden.


Linds

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator29/04/2011 23:52:41
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Looks brilliant Linds! An absolute stunner
 
BEB
Tim Hooper01/05/2011 21:48:06
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That door is such a neat touch! Brilliant!
 
tim
Lindsay Todd11/05/2011 13:02:11
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Just waiting for the weather now!
Lindsay Todd11/05/2011 19:49:54
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Last couple of build pics before the airborne stuff - hopefully
Linds

Ton van Munsteren11/05/2011 20:17:50
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Wooooo very nice looking forward seeing this one in the air.
 
Ton
Tim Hooper11/05/2011 20:23:32
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Looks so very unusual! That stringered fuselage really sets it off nicely.

tim

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