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

1/5.5 scale, 65

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Tim Hooper15/01/2012 21:05:19
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Thank you, Mr Easton. It's good to have you here!

Much progress in that the wings are covered and the model is just about ready to fly.

I've knocked up a pair of 'travelling cradles' for the wing roots from ply strip and foam, to hold them in alignment for easy attachment to the fuselage at the field. It's a method I've used before and it works well.

The wings are plugged into the fuselage, the cradles removed, then the rigging wires can be clipped on.

The 5S 4000Mak cell pack is exactly weight to give the correct CG. The model weighs in at 8lb 3oz.

So here we are then........


 
 
 
Danny Fenton15/01/2012 21:25:06
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wow Tim! that is a cracker, well done, i really look forward to seeing it
 
Cheers
Danny
GeeW15/01/2012 22:30:07
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Great looking model. I hope you've set some aileron differential?
I am looking forwards to the flying shots .
Gordon
Ton van Munsteren15/01/2012 23:31:00
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Tim, again pure model magic what a lovely model you have there.
 
And some great pickies as usual.
 
What a nice combination makes the blue with the aluminum, it sure comes alive.
 
Ton
 
Ton van Munsteren15/01/2012 23:32:07
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Danny,
 
Your a lucky man seeing Tim's model in real live every now and then.
 
Ton
Richard Harris15/01/2012 23:36:34
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Excellent model Tim,
 
Looking forward to the legendary top notch flying shots
 
Rich
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator16/01/2012 09:26:06
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Superb Tim.....can't wait to see her in the air......
Tim Hooper16/01/2012 13:42:21
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'Pussycat' is an appropriate word.....
 





Just had time to post these before I go to work! Pics courtesy of Netty, BTW.

tim
Danny Fenton16/01/2012 13:53:11
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Really fantastic news Tim, well done. How was the power? get that plan drawn up I think I need one of these.
 
Cheers
Danny
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator16/01/2012 13:56:41
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Wow, wow & WOW again......every inch of that smile is well deserved Mr Hooper!!!!
Tim Mackey16/01/2012 14:11:38
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Looks superb Tim - nice one ....again
Pete B - Moderator16/01/2012 14:43:39
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Bravo, Tim! Superb model, superb result!

Pete
David Ashby - Moderator16/01/2012 15:33:38
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She's a beauty Tim, no wonder you look pleased.
Anthony Billings16/01/2012 16:23:26
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Looks stunning, and what a great build thread, awsome, just awsome.
Tim C16/01/2012 16:32:49
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First Class, absolutely stunning!!
Ton van Munsteren16/01/2012 19:41:06
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Tim,
 
You did it again looks great in the air, when can we expect a video
 
Ton
GeeW16/01/2012 22:50:55
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Superb model and images.
Tim Hooper16/01/2012 23:49:17
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Many, many thanks for all your support, gents! It's very gratifying to know that the B2 has generated such interest.

I have to admit that my sole 5S cell pack is feeling its age, so power was down to around 700 watts (measured), so the first and only flight was confined to slow, low flypasts to enable Netty to grab a few pics. 7 minutes of flights only used up 1700mah, which bodes very well indeed!

The B2 is certainly very stable. I didn't try any aerobatics at all, but the ailerons are as gentle as their size suggests, the rudder is quite powerful as are the elevators. Not a problem with my usual 40% expo dialled in.

The CG looks to be spot on, and will remain as is.

I grabbed a few static shots as well .....

tim





Ian Easton17/01/2012 06:25:14
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What a fantastic model Tim. Congratulations on the maiden flight. I'm sure you a few nerves when it started to trundle off down the runway. Inspirational, truly inspirational.
Ian
Turbycat17/01/2012 07:06:59
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That looks absolutely stunning! Wish I could build and finish models to a fraction of your ability.
 
Andy

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