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Would people like a more complicated model

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Peter Miller28/03/2020 13:45:53
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Posted by Erfolg on 28/03/2020 13:03:41:

Another similar Werewulf look alike

CL632 334G - Sarik Hobbies - for the Model Builder

It was made by a Peter Russell in the 1950s, perhaps 60s, I know, was there such a time, photography was still done with plates of glass, sex had not been discovered.

Yes It probably inspired Werewulf. I did build a 334G back in the 70s.

Er...Glass plates??? I bet you think that we uses flakes of flint to out the parts for modelsdisgust

Erfolg28/03/2020 14:10:01
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Peter

At that time my models were made using a double bladed Gillete Blue razor blade, a flint could have been a luxury.

My mother worked as a book keeper at the time (later an accountant, with a maths degree) in a shirt maker. So I had pins available, also some very glossy tissue paper, that did not shrink.

You ask, how did your models fly? It depended on how far I could throw them.

Peter Miller28/03/2020 15:37:49
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I still use Blue Gillette blades in my razor planes. Best blade that there is!!!

Erfolg29/03/2020 14:16:00
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Trusting a child with a double edged razor blade, could only happen in the distant past. By the 70s one edge would have had masking tape wrapped over it to protect from little, careless fingers. As it was in the late 50s my models had a splattering of dark red, randomly splatted over the balsa.

Perhaps, not being able to get a good square cut, is the reason even today, with Swan Morton Scalpel and other equipment, my accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. I just accept, that it is good enough, not that things can and should be better.

I am now thinking, can I draw up a QED body? We will see, I should have the time, have I the ability, that is the question?

Peter Miller29/03/2020 14:34:43
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In those days we often snapped them in half lengthwise and then snapped one end at an angle to get a sharp point.

If you have 3 views it isn't too hard to do the drawing.

Or you could always go to Outerzone, down load the TEquila Sunrise plan and use that as a guide to doing your own plan with a bit of stretching and fattening

Piers Bowlan30/03/2020 15:29:53
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Or alternatively just get the Miss Lizzy plan (a scaled up Tequila Sunrise) and build that, which you know will fly nicely.smiley

Peter Miller01/04/2020 12:12:29
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Having spent a week desinging the wings , drawing them and tracing the drawing and then strted on the fuselage I realise that even at 1/8th scale this is a boig model with very littel wing afreas. Not my stay at all,

Ah well. Back to the research

Peter Miller01/04/2020 12:12:30
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Having spent a week desinging the wings , drawing them and tracing the drawing and then strted on the fuselage I realise that even at 1/8th scale this is a boig model with very littel wing afreas. Not my stay at all,

Ah well. Back to the research

Peter Miller01/04/2020 12:12:33
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This forum is very slow at the moment!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 01/04/2020 12:13:13

Ron Gray01/04/2020 12:54:09
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That's because there is a 2m space between posts!

Peter Miller28/05/2020 11:44:37
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Well, after weeks of searching I have found inspiration. an almost perfect subject that fits all my criteria.

Easy to build with structure that matches a model. Fabric covered wings.A big canopy made out of flat sheets. Taildragger. Big strip ailerons

Very, very aerobatic.

A little known aircraft but a lot of them built with good colour schemes.

This is a fully aerobatic microlight stressed to +9 and -6 G

**LINK**

THis is the Rans S-9 Chaos. and boy do I love it!!

Some thoughts on the design of a model: That big window under the wing will be done as a panel of covering, black or silver. The struts will be cosmetic only. For my own versionI will choose one with unspatted wheels. Not sre about which versipn of the turtle deck I will use but probably the taller one.

OK Folks Now tell me what you all think!!

Gary Clark 128/05/2020 12:09:36
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Looks like an excellent subject Peter. Keep us updated!

Gary

Chris Walby28/05/2020 12:35:08
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Nice choice there Peter, keep us all posted on developments as you never know there might be a mass build brewing wink

Ron Gray28/05/2020 12:51:30
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Oh yeah!

Doc Marten28/05/2020 13:00:32
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Spat please Pete, spats!

And that panel looks cool glazed.

I'm looking forward to this.

Gary Clark 128/05/2020 13:30:20
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Spats could be 3d printed as well Peter. From the cowl on my Ballerina, the results can be pretty impressive and I'd be happy to print some if people are interested

Gary

Russ P28/05/2020 13:45:24
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That looks different, wow. Get to it Peter my enthusiasm has been tired. Cant wait to start building

Bob Bertram28/05/2020 13:54:53
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Oh dear! Another one on my to do list.

Paul C.28/05/2020 15:36:19
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What a great choice, not seen this aircraft before can't resist something different and aerobatic. Now how am I going to fit a 52 FS into it 😆,

Trevor28/05/2020 16:44:26
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Looks like a very interesting subject. From the opening shot on that video, I can’t see any trace of a main spar through the cockpit so the struts must be really earning their keep on the full-size! For the model, with a slight fudge, it looks like a wing joiner tube could be fitted immediately behind the instrument panel to avoid reliance on the struts.

I look forward to seeing this one take shape.

Trevor

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