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Scratch build TSR2

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Ady Hayward05/01/2011 17:31:48
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Hi Folks,

I've started build of another project, the TSR2. Its been a favourite of mine since it first took shape inthe sixties, now finally I've got around to building one. The structure is similar to the F4 I did earlier last year, and using the new generation of edf with the outrunners producing near/ over twice the thrust. It has opened the door to a load of aircraft types that previously were not viable. A picture speaks a thousand words so the build will be shown in pictures.



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Ady Hayward05/01/2011 17:37:42
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Ady Hayward05/01/2011 17:40:30
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Terry Walters05/01/2011 18:13:24
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Am I looking forward to seing how this goes?  Yep I can't wait!  Love this plane.
Brilliant subject - nearly cried when they (Labour!) cancelled the project overnight..
Beautiful a/c - well ahead of it's time and would still look the part today (40 yrs later!).
Hope you've got slick fingers for flying it!
Good on you Ady!  Best of luck!
Ady Hayward06/01/2011 00:21:55
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Hi Terry,

I hope to do it justice. I'm hoping it will be as pleasant to fly at this
scale as Roland Beaumont reported for the real one.

The inlet ducts are now closed and work started on the tailerons. These will
be operated via carbon torque rods in Carbon tube bushes. The operating arms
are servo arms firmly glued to the torque rods. They will have a couple of
nylon washers each side as spacers to ensure correct alignment.


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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator06/01/2011 00:36:00
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Lovely prototype - as has been said well ahead of its time. Looking forward to seeing the finished model Ady, certainly coming along nicely.
Wolfie06/01/2011 12:32:28
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One of my favourites, so shall be watching with interest Ady.
Good on you for doing the all flying tail.
From experience I can predict that it may just be a little sensitive in the roll axis...... 
Steve Houghton 106/01/2011 12:39:20
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I'm certainly bookmarking this build, the TSR2 is a favourite of mine also and I'd certainly love to fly an EDF version. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.
David perry 106/01/2011 13:06:27
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Well it wont work will it?  No foam, no elapor, no Made in China stickers. And whats all that wood stuff?  
Seriously, excellent challenge and I also am looking forwards to this delightful model progressing well. 
One day Im going to do a ditto with a Lightning.
Keith Simmons06/01/2011 16:33:49
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Love the plane.   What's the Span and length with any idea of the weight?
Good luck with the build.
Kevin Fairgrieve06/01/2011 16:37:30
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Love the TSR2.
Watching with interest (and I don`t fly e*ect*ic).
Lee Wilson06/01/2011 19:27:52
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Ady hope this one turns out as well as the Phantom and Lightning, will be watching.
Ady Hayward06/01/2011 19:42:27
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Ady Hayward06/01/2011 19:58:46
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Hmm. Three times now i've put text in and it has disappeared.  Fourth time lucky.
Many thanks for the interest in this model. The TSR2 is one of those iconic aircraft that has to be built in ones lifetime (In my case anyway). This one is 20.25" span, 42" long, 9" high and weight...??.. I'l be happy if it finishes around 20oz with a 2200 3s LiPo.
Current thinking is to have the rear fuselage section that houses the fan units detachable. It will be held in place by a keeper on the fin that locates in a slot on top of the rear fuselage section. The assembly will be secured by a single long M3 bolt from the jet nozzles forwards to the taileron bulkhead.
Formers are two laminations of 1/16" balsa crossgrain, The fuselage will be skinned in 3/32" balsa. The wing profile will be a Clark Y (Ish) section again skinned in 3/32" balsa.

Craig Carr06/01/2011 20:05:15
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HI Ady,
That is looking lovely, well done
One of my club mates started a TSR2, he still has the plans for this one if your interested

David perry 106/01/2011 20:27:42
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Ady Hayward06/01/2011 21:20:06
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Simon Chaddock06/01/2011 22:05:28
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Hi Ady
Nice lightweight build but you will have to go some to keep to 20oz and with just 20" span - wow!
Will keep watching with interest.
Dave Towell06/01/2011 23:04:33
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Looks good will watch with intrest!!!
Maybe a free plan or one for Mr Nijhuis to do this yaer.
PLEASE keep us posted.
Stephen Grigg07/01/2011 00:16:32
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