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Check out the building and covering videos! - 27/4/11

Vecchio Austriaco19/04/2011 08:47:58
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Danny,
the fine pins with glass head are rather common at the continent. So if needed send me a PA and I purchase them on the weekend in a supermarket in Italy.
You can get them also on the island - Al's Hobbys Wolverton have them either in a small clear plastic box or pinned in a cardboard disc .
Will have a look at the Video at the weekend. (No adsl in my temporary flat and stupid filters in the office...)
Danny Fenton19/04/2011 09:04:10
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Hi VA I must confess I didn't look at Als. Until you have used the fine pins you wont know why I am fussy, you clearly understand exactly why they make such a difference.
 

Thanks VA Al in the UK stocks them too I have always had too few and wished I had more. now I can get some. Thanks for the kind offer to pick some up it is much appreciated. But hopefully I should be okay now.

Hope you enjoy the vid And yes I notch the rear spar in case you wonder what I am doing

Cheers
Danny
Tim Mackey19/04/2011 10:05:35
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Super stuff Danny - and BTW my comments on U tube page have been duplicated - I think I pressed twice - please kneck one of them
Sorry couldn't watch the "live event" I have been away for a few days on wedding duties.
Truly brilliant effort mate
Danny Fenton19/04/2011 10:54:49
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Thanks Tim, It was good fun. And thanks for the comments on Youtube it is much appreciated.
 
If anybody is interested in the software for doing both the web cam and the stop motion it was done using the freely downloadable package WeCamXP. My thanks to Chris Bott for testing the software and giving me technical support throughout the project. Couldn't have done it without you mate The tech specs are that it took a pic every 5 secs, all those pics (11,413 of them) were pasted into Windows Movie maker, and the frame duration set to 0.1 sec. It was then a three hour process going through and deleting any frame that I was not in.

PS I didn't start til 8Am so IT IS DOABLE....... anybody else going to have a crack at a Webbit in a day?

Cheers
Danny
 
Steven Webb (Steve Webb Models)20/04/2011 00:23:41
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Posted by Danny Fenton on 19/04/2011 08:39:28:
Thanks chaps, your comments have made me feel it was all worthwhile.Thank you
 
Steve you are more than welcome to a copy on DVD just PM me the address you want it sending to.
I was toying with making another time lapse showing the covering stage and tagging it on but that will make the video a bit too long. If you want a seperate video let me know.

Martin, to me, encouraging others to have a go at building was at the heart of the Webbit mass build. If you are enjoying the build, just wait until your creation is at the end of the runway, the test flight will mean a lot more than any artf flight you will make, trust me its different when you have made it all. And when you land at the end of a succesful maiden you can measure the size of your grin in feet.


Cheers
Danny
 
Hi Danny,
 
BIG THANKS in anticipation
 
Can you send it to Steve Webb C/o Steve Webb Models, 80 Church Street, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA66QU - is it O.K if I post it to SWM's You tube, witht he appropriate credit to you and links to here to encourage even more people to have a go at building.
 
I can also get it on a loop to play on the shop videos - it makes a change from ready to go video promo's!
 
Please put your return address so I can send you some decals etc.
 
It's an excellent effort and I'm sure it will encourage people to have a go, maybe if not with a webBit, with something else.
 
I've mentioned that SWM has decided to keep donating £5 per kit until at least 4 weeks after the fly in, just in case we catch any more sales from the Fly In. I was going to see if we could carry it on another 6 to 8 weeks as I'm sure we can get past £500 for charity.
 
Seprate video re the covering is fine, but dont bother if its a problem. The time lapse build is fine! More than I could expect!
 
The whole thing is getting quite emotional. The little WebBit back out there, retro fun!
 
Big Thanks
 
Steve
 
 
 
 

Steven Webb (Steve Webb Models)20/04/2011 21:49:41
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Hi Danny
 
PM sent. Many Thanks
 
Steve
David Ashby - Moderator21/04/2011 15:02:56
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Love the video Danny .
 
 
 
John Payne21/04/2011 23:07:03
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I have to say that is an excellent piece of work. Very well done.
 
Cheers, John.
Danny Fenton21/04/2011 23:10:51
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Thanks David and John

Cheers
Danny
Vecchio Austriaco22/04/2011 08:55:50
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Impressive video. Now we are all waiting for part 2 - covering the bird.
By the way - I made the wings in one day and was quite happy with my speed. Was - now that I saw the speed of the master...
Chris Bott - Moderator23/04/2011 20:41:44
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Anyone around?
Danny's at it again, this time covering his WebBit
If someone posts here now and again, it will keep the thread at the top while he's working.
Click here
for a direct link with a bigger pic.
 
 

Edited By Chris Bott on 23/04/2011 20:59:50

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator23/04/2011 21:18:28
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If you want to watch Danny covering his WebBit live on Webcam here's the link. Takes a few mins to become active.
 
BEB
Pete B - Moderator23/04/2011 21:25:43
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Ha, sounds like me in the morning, BEB! I hope Danny doesn't iron his T-shirt to the fus - the colours are very similar
 
Pete
Danny Fenton23/04/2011 21:32:57
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Sorry guys I thought I would try Toughlon and I am having real problems. It doesn't stick like my Solarfilm does so I am not able to tack and run. I am close to binning the covering and starting again with solarfilm......The tail piece I have stuck down several times to see it just leap up again with very little provocation.
 
 
Anybody have an hints?
 
Cheers
Danny
Pete B - Moderator23/04/2011 21:36:23
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No experience of Toughlon but Oracover takes a lot more heat than Solarfilm. Try an offcut on the sole of the iron?
 
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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator23/04/2011 21:39:18
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You'll need Balsaloc to get it to stick down Danny! And more heat!
 
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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator23/04/2011 21:46:27
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Looks like Danny's given up on the toughlon - he's removed it!
 
BEB
Pete B - Moderator23/04/2011 21:46:30
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My, that's coming off too cleanly, Danny - silly question but I read the backing on Toughlon can be a bit of nightmare to remove - I take it you removed it?
 
Looks like Solarfilm's the better alternative right now!
 
Pete
Danny Fenton23/04/2011 21:50:01
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Well, I am not a fan of Toughlon. It was behgaving as though I was trying to stick solarfilm on ply. My fueslage is balsa.
 
The heat suggested is 121 degrees C. I started at that and ended up at 146 degs C the max the film is supposed to take is 132...... Toughlon is supposed to be low temp.... it just doesn't want to stick, the adhesive goes very tacky but nothing like other films.
 
Must be doing something wrong
 
Cheers
Danny

 

Chris Bott - Moderator23/04/2011 22:06:18
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For anyone reading this after the event, heres a few pics.



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