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bert baker25/10/2019 18:37:36
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Looks nice, a couple of hours work and you could be in for some fun.

Paint them all blue,

I bet you don't know how many brown hand bags they have.

Nick Somerville31/10/2019 23:45:13
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So I finished fitting out my new workshop, the Slec Stampe kit has been distributed in the under build board drawers.and work has commenced. Given the need to purchase a myriad of accessories/ancillary parts, I took a trip to a barely surviving model shop an hours drive away. Having spent an eye watering amount on just a small bag of items I enquired about Solartex on my way out. So now I know it’s not readily available these days so what’s the alternative? Also if anyone can tell me the total coverage area it would be a great help.

BTW the Slec kit so far has impressed me by the quality of supplied wood and the cnc router cut/laser cutting. A far cry from the original kit.

cymaz01/11/2019 05:38:54
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THIS is by far the cheapest. It’s a shiny plastic covering.

Oracover does a fabric covering but the cost is high.

Are you any good at covering with nylon and dope. If so that might be the cheapest method and then spray paint.

As for amounts it’s a case of knowing the width of the roll and then doing some rough maths after measuring over the plan. I covered the wings and fuselage first and then ailerons, elevators, rudder etc with the off-cuts.

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SR 7101/11/2019 09:37:06
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I four and a half rolls of solartex left, i think it should just about be enough to cover mine when im ready to build it, is the plan available without the cnc pack as i like to cut my own parts

Tony

Nick Somerville01/11/2019 16:24:05
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So I measured up the plans and reckon a little over 4 sq metres will do the job. I have discovered that Solarfilm.co.uk are still selling solartex, despite the model shop yesterday saying it was no longer available. so have ordered some.

I did wonder about nylon/silk though, as I have a recently replaced a reserve parachute that I had in my paragliding harness. I had had it for over 14 years so had been advised to replace it. It's a lovely fine weave so I thought it would be worth some trials with dope on a trial frame.

funflyerColin04/11/2019 21:20:27
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Hello guys, yes i still follow the thread i bought 2-3 yrs ago 10m of Antique solortex for mine, that is when i get time to carry on refurbishing it. Wish i had more time to get her ready, haven,t flown at all this year .

Nick Somerville07/11/2019 18:16:12
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So I have read and re read all the posts on sprung UC and have a question for those who have utilised gas struts of some form or another. Looking online there are lots available and in a variety of compression strengths along with some that have adjustable strength..... all measured in Newtons. Given that I can expect my Stampe to be around the 7kg mark how does one assess the overall required compression force required from a pair of struts?

Meanwhile progress is good on the new model. Tail feathers all complete. Fuselage sides done and currently assembling the front end, with a few modifications to hang the wonderful looking Laser 180 that arrived today.. Thanks Jon. I will Get around to uploading some pictures once I have learnt how to do it on the this forum; though they look just like all the others already posted.

bert baker08/11/2019 18:00:57
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You may find gas struts will need to be restricted

I would favor the flair sprung Tiger Moth type

cymaz08/11/2019 18:16:50
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The Flair UC is on my Stampe. It took several tries to get the correct spring rate and damping. I buy my springs from Flexo Springs, Bristol

Martin McIntosh08/11/2019 18:20:39
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Why bother with a sprung u/c on a Stampe?

cymaz08/11/2019 18:36:57
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Posted by Martin McIntosh on 08/11/2019 18:20:39:

Why bother with a sprung u/c on a Stampe?

You must have seen my landings Martin !

Nick Somerville08/11/2019 18:42:30
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TBH if Flair was still selling their 1/4 scale Tiggie UC I would opt for it in a flash. Since they don't and I decided that for this build I would try one..... And I am committed now as I have cut an access through the front uc former for my tank to poke through, as the Laser 180 meant shortening the upper bay to less than suitable for a 14oz tank.

Also this thread has some enviable looking scale like UC constructions from you guys, so that in trying to emulate them I should be able to learn some new skills. Martin has a point though as I don't recall ever damaging the UC in my first stamp, since it really wasn't a problem to grease the landings. The very reason for building one again is the happy memories of an afternoon spent flying touch and go's down the strip!

Pegasus08/11/2019 18:47:03
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I use the tiggy UC on my Stampe. got it from Mick Reeves. Its virtually identicle to the Stamps. Mine has done many many to/landings. never had a problem with it. Very robust bit of kit.

Tony

Cambridge

Jon - Laser Engines08/11/2019 18:50:59
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Its pretty easy to make an undercarriage. I made mine from a pair of cheap hobbyking oleos and a few lengths of strip steel. A bit of brass tube, a few bolts and some silver solder later and it was all done.

While a spung u/c might not be 100% required i have found it really makes a difference to the model as takeoff and landing look so much better with the wheels bouncing around and the model rock solid

bert baker08/11/2019 19:22:34
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Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 08/11/2019 18:50:59:

Its pretty easy to make an undercarriage. I made mine from a pair of cheap hobbyking oleos and a few lengths of strip steel. A bit of brass tube, a few bolts and some silver solder later and it was all done.

While a spung u/c might not be 100% required i have found it really makes a difference to the model as takeoff and landing look so much better with the wheels bouncing around and the model rock solid

And a pair of Valerie singletons

bert baker08/11/2019 19:25:03
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I suppose you could fit the supplied undercart and trim off to form a stub for the oleos

cymaz08/11/2019 19:40:03
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Picture is of the Mick Reeves Kit. Don’t forget the Stampe UC as a bracing stay from the crucifix to the tail, just below the rear cockpit.

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Nick Somerville08/11/2019 20:02:25
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Thanks for the replies all. So much helpful advice, looking forward to putting it into practise now.

Michael Denest08/11/2019 20:12:25
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Posted by bert baker on 08/11/2019 19:22:34:
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 08/11/2019 18:50:59:

And a pair of Valerie singletons

Please explain for those of us on the west side of the ditch.laugh

bert baker08/11/2019 20:40:01
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Knickers ,, did you not have blue peter

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