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Blackburn B2 - a 30's bipe with a whole lot of shiny bits!

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Tim Mackey02/01/2012 10:39:25
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The AR600 is a "carbon friendly" receiver if you mount it as I suggest. All the so called carbon friendly receivers have over there cheaper cousins is slightly longer aerial extensions, allowing for easier positioning of the live "whiskers" in long slim moulded gliders etc.
 
I still dont see how Spektrum justify the rather large price differential for what is basically a slightly longer piece of super slim co-ax cable !
ken anderson.02/01/2012 10:50:05
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cant wait to see this model in the flesh...tim you are a talented lad....
 
 
ken anderson ne..1 ..... talent dept..

Edited By ken anderson. on 02/01/2012 10:50:22

Stefan Hafner02/01/2012 11:10:36
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Posted by Tim Hooper on 01/01/2012 21:03:35:
Danny, I'm hoping my modelling can get back to some sort of sanity when this is all over and done. No more rivets, stiches or paint. Give me a big roll of Solarfim and I'll be a happy man
I know the feeling, but once you start doing all the detailing you always seem to spot where you could do a bit more on every model you build tho, or al least thats what I find
 
Looking superb though, will all be worth it once its done
Tim Hooper02/01/2012 11:26:37
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Tim,
 
I've been browsing the Spekky website and, as you suggest, it seems the only difference is in the length of the aerial wires themselves!
 
I have a brand new 6210 sort of earmarked for the job, but I think I'll invest in one of the carbon-friendly satellite receivers to replace the supplied one. (SPMAR9546) for 20 quid.
 
The other option of spending £120 on a 9-channel sailplane rx is on the back burner......
 
Thanks Ken! Let's see if it flies first....
 
Stefan, this project is starting to drag on a bit, to be honest. I'm getting desperate for an ARTF foamie.....
 
 
Tim Hooper03/01/2012 13:28:36
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The fin is dowelled through the tailplane and into the fuselage itself. Epoxy is the adhesive of choice here.
 
tim
 
Danny Fenton03/01/2012 13:41:54
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Looks great Tim, how did you get on with the silver "tex" ?
 
Cheers
Danny
Tim Hooper04/01/2012 09:00:09
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No probs Danny!
 
I do recall that you found it 'rubbery' to use, and I can see what you mean when compared to the other colours, but nothing out of the ordinary. I'd have no hestation in using it again. In fact, I don't have much choice; the wings still have to be covered yet.
 
Don't forget that I graduated from the School of the Devil's Own Covering - silver Litespan. And if you can master that stuff, then other coverings hold no terror!
 
tim
Tim Hooper10/01/2012 20:20:59
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It's all starting to make sense now!
 
Aileron servos. Now I need to cover the wings..
 
Exhausts and oil tank.
 
Tailplane struts.
 
Undercarriage.
 
Over the pilots shoulder.
 

 

 

 

 


Danny Fenton10/01/2012 20:38:12
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you are teasing us... stick the wings on Tim. really looks great lots of lovely detail.
Cheers
Danny
 
Tim Hooper10/01/2012 21:13:33
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Hold yer horses, Danny!
 
What I really must do is to add a shameless plug for the graphics supplier......
 
Modelmarkings is a new venture started by one of our own forum members - 35mhz. He's done his homework here and supplied, not only the stick-on lettering in suitable sizes and fonts, but also done a superb job on that tail logo. It's a water-slide decal taken from one of my photos, and is far in excess of anything I could have achieved!
 
It's a new firm, so the site is still being honed to perfection;
 
 
tim
Vecchio Austriaco10/01/2012 23:14:54
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The logo somehow disappeared to the bit bucket - or minimum I cannot see it.
But what I have to say is that looks like the best Mr Hooper has built so far.
So: more, we want more....
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator11/01/2012 09:24:16
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Fantastic work Tim.......absolutely top drawer.....
 
"For even though he walketh amongst us we are not worthy.....for his is The Way, The Truth & The Light & he shall cast out all unbelievers & force them to cover their models in silver Litespan.......yea & verily"
Myron Beaumont11/01/2012 09:59:14
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Tim
To say I'm impressed is the biggest under statement ever .Fantastic !
Tim C11/01/2012 17:10:32
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Another go at the BB Rudder logo, It seems like that the image would not render in some browsers, Firefox, Chrome and WebOs were OK, Android and some IE seems to have problems.
 

Tim Hooper11/01/2012 18:05:54
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Thanks 35!
 
I'll take a better photo of it later, and post it so the clarity can be appreciated.
 
tim
Richard Harris11/01/2012 18:30:34
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Ken,
I think talented is an understatement! pure brilliance, if that is a word.
 
Its faultless and you should be proud of what you have done so far Tim.
 
One of the best models I have seen in a long time and very inspiring for all of us.
 
 
Rich
 
 
Wingman11/01/2012 18:34:59
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Noticed that the windscreen doesn't quite fit properly.
Oooops! Oh Dear! I'll get me coat
Tim Hooper11/01/2012 22:21:46
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Thank you all, but it's far from faultless! The fuselage is covered in a myriad tiny dents and dings - the tissue substrate is actually quite soft and the Alucled collects marks very readily indeed.
 
Yup, I'm aware of the windscreen frame not lying perfectly on the fuselage yet. There's still some fettling to do be done there.....
 
Ok, here's a pic of the fin logo. The actual item is 35mm in diameter, and is affixed to the Solartex on the rudder. Thesharpness is amazing!
 
 
Just to finish off with a shot of this evenings work!

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator13/01/2012 09:53:12
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Posted by Tim Hooper on 11/01/2012 22:21:46:
Thank you all, but it's far from faultless! The fuselage is covered in a myriad tiny dents and dings - the tissue substrate is actually quite soft and the Alucled collects marks very readily indeed.
 
 

Ah!! the Master is even adding scale patina as he goes along.......

Ian Easton14/01/2012 07:27:59
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My goodness -these builds just get better and better - great stuff Tim. What a beauty.

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