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Jamie Cuff05/09/2019 15:01:28
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Hi Martyn,

 

Was researching a subject and found this thread, full of good stuff. Your not wrong about the Racketeer! had a part built kit, which I sold and regretted it, then i was offered this by a friend a few months ago. I changed the engine from the ASP 53 to a OS 55 AX, changed a few things that I was not to keen on, 20 plus flights on it now. Sett up an album on my Facebook page for my models past and present, plenty more types in there.

Funny you should post pictures of the Touche, I have the moulds in my workshop. Met John for a drink last night as well.

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ASH.05/09/2019 19:14:49
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All beautiful models. I love the classic/retros, they look sleek.. like proper aeroplanes!

I really like the Racketeer, the design and colour scheme are superb as with the Mama Mia. What green is that Jamie? And the Dusty Pink film Martyn?

I have a semi-scale Seagull Piper Comanche with heavy oleos which I would like to replace with electric retracts. My main concern is with the nose retract. The front wheel obviously has to fit into a section of the wing.

So I take it a cut out is made in the leading edge of wing? How then is the front of the wing held on to fuselage without dowels? And does this not weaken the structure to aerobatic stresses?

How did you do it on your Flea Fli Martin?

Edited By ASH. on 05/09/2019 19:26:14

Martyn K05/09/2019 19:22:37
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Ash first.. The pink is solar film pink. I have a mild vision problem and sometimes need all the help I can get. laugh​​​​​​

Jamie (and anyone else lurking), please come along to a UKCAA event. You don't need to be a member. We have great fun, very relaxed and the comps are getting much better support. All stress free.

I bought the Touché fus last year and JP and Andy Green kindly provided me with enough info to complete the model. It's a lovely smooth flier and not stupidly fast.

Martyn

ASH.05/09/2019 19:32:15
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Thanks Martyn, I'm the same with my eyesight. Struggle with orientation at a distance so prefer larger wingspan models nowadays. The pink is nice, suits a pattern model.

Martin McIntosh05/09/2019 19:35:41
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Hi Ash, as you can see I had the same problem with the nose wheel. During the wing construction I reinforced the rear of the cut out with some light ply and fitted a carbon fibre dowel on each side. The whole lot was a very tight fit.

Beware of HK steerable nose legs since I have yet to find one of theirs with the correct geometry, i.e. they twist to one side during retraction.

ASH.05/09/2019 20:01:21
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Cheers Martin, using carbon fibre dowels and strenghtening the whole area seems the way to do it.

So, A Space must be found either side of the section removed. I had thought of 'twist & turns' on the front but it might get complicated. Anyhoo, it's a future project - model's still in it's box..face 1

Nigel R05/09/2019 22:55:19
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Like the meteor. Is it the 40 or 60 size?

Jamie Cuff06/09/2019 06:59:42
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It is the 60 Size meteor, but it is fitted with a Super Tigre 75k.

Jamie Cuff06/09/2019 16:15:49
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One aerobatic model I have not seen anywhere since I had one around 1992, was the Mick Reeves G-MAN. Bought it at the Nat's swap meet, needs a bot of work, especially the canopy! 05252bd9-3f16-4a2c-a28d-01513416da9f.jpeg

Martyn K06/09/2019 16:42:03
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Never even heard of it. It looks very "right" though

Jamie Cuff07/09/2019 01:19:02
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I don't think it was in production very long, I had mine for quite some time, it did fly very well. I did not think that I would ever come across another. Keen to find out more, will contact MRM.

Chili Pants19/09/2019 23:45:13
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Here are a couple of models my father built many moons ago that I have just refurbished, I have re painted the Curare from top to bottom the other model I just clear coated and tried to fix some of the hanger rash.

Neither have flown yet but are ready to go, the red, green and gold model is of unknown origin, so if anyone has any ideas as to what it is please let me know, even my father does not know what it is called, he got the glass fuzz sometime in the late 70s early 80s all he can remember is a friend of his called "Bill" brought it back from Ellesmere Port, the wings and tailplane are made from Curare foam cores and the slight curved tail fin fillet was added by my father, originally the tail/fuzz junction was much more angular.imag010611.jpgimag011715.jpgimag01131.jpg

Martin McIntosh20/09/2019 09:22:16
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The fus. looks very much like a `Bulldog` by Kieth Jones. They were from grp, also the slightly larger Super Bulldog which actually used the wing cores from my `Reaction` design.

Chili Pants20/09/2019 12:19:14
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Thanks for the suggestion Martin, we used to have a Bulldog and its not quite the same, there is a slight flare up in the fuselage just behind the canopy on this and the canopy is located further forward on the Bulldog but it is similar.

I should have mentioned that I noticed that what ever the mold was made from originally had a separate cowl but it looks like they must have joined it to the fuzz to make the mold, on this one piece fuzz you can see a faint join line where the cowl and fuzz were mated. Also the canopy is just made up from an old one that dad had laying around, so that profile could be different as well.

Again thanks for taking the time to reply, this has been bugging the heck out of my father for at least 30yrs.

JOHN ADAMS29/09/2019 21:35:34
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Posted by ron evans on 11/10/2016 18:12:02:
Posted by Martyn K on 11/10/2016 16:40:35:

A cheeky reply - perhaps it was a McCoy once but now has an Outrunner as a prop shaft...

I cant see a silencer

Edited By Martyn K on 11/10/2016 16:40:54

Maybe not the real McCoy wink

The Taurus referred to in the above quote had a dummy engine sat above the outrunner. Does anyone know where I can source one of these or the 3D pattern to pattern to make one?

Martyn K30/09/2019 09:50:52
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The dummy engine is actually a modified real motor with the crank/piston/liner etc removed and a simple extension shaft manufactured and passed through to the outrunner located immediately behind the dummy IC engine

Very effective deception

Martyn

JOHN ADAMS01/10/2019 20:10:28
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Posted by Martyn K on 30/09/2019 09:50:52:

The dummy engine is actually a modified real motor with the crank/piston/liner etc removed and a simple extension shaft manufactured and passed through to the outrunner located immediately behind the dummy IC engine.

Very effective deception

Thanks Martyn,

Done some research and found a dummy engine on this website below. Just need to put the 3D printer to work now! It may need scaling up somewhat.

**LINK**

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