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Djay16/06/2013 13:10:04
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Has anyone built one of Tony's large Wellington Bombers from his plans?

If not does anyone know any build threads on any forums.

I am very interested in building this, and if I can find some reasonably priced retracts that will fit I will order the plans.


Stuart Marsden26/10/2016 18:41:37
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Well I am looking to acquire such a model but see you had no replies at the time. I am hoping you have made progress and can comment on how you have fared.

Manish Chandrayan30/04/2019 12:04:54
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Resurrecting an old thread in the hope that I may see some light

I am planning to get the short kit from SLEC for the 13' Wellington. I believe the undercarriage was done by Unitracts.

I have tried contacting Unitracts multiple times but to no avail. Does any one know of any other source for the retracts for the 13' Wellington by Tony Nijhuis please?

Tomtom3930/04/2019 14:51:09
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Hello Manish.

Just spoken to John Hope at Unitracts . He has a set for the Wellington on his shelf at £350 plus post. I have sent you an email.

Manish Chandrayan30/04/2019 15:13:59
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Thank you. That's great

stu knowles30/04/2019 18:41:42
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There's a build thread for the TN Welly on the LMA forum

Manish Chandrayan30/04/2019 20:45:44
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Thanks Stu. Will check that thread.

Scott Edwards 201/05/2019 09:12:24
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I've just finished one. I got my retracts from Dave Brown at Premier UK Retracts. Beautifully made.

The build isn't complicated, but it's surprisingly big and bulky, especially the fuselage. Make sure you can transport it. Also, keep the back end as light as possible, mine came out at 19.5Kg, just under the LMA limit thankfully. If like me it's your first model nudging 20Kg, you will find it's a money hoover too. It sucks up an awful lot of glue and materials !

Manish Chandrayan01/05/2019 14:17:12
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Thanks Scott. Will drop an email to Dave.

How long is the fuse? I was thinking of splitting the fuse if it would pose a problem in transport.

Scott Edwards 201/05/2019 18:26:33
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I've made the rear turret removable, so the finished fuse is about 2.5 meters long for transport. I can measure more accurately if you wish. I can *just* fit it in a Mondeo Estate, anything smaller, then you would probably have to split the fuselage. That all adds weigh, and if you hit 20Kg it must go through the LMA inspection program of course.

Manish Chandrayan01/05/2019 18:39:51
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Thank you Scott. That helps. I am located in India so don't have to worry about the 20kg limit. But building light and saving weight can't be bad.

Scott Edwards 201/05/2019 23:20:30
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India! How fantastic, I bet you get 365 good flying days a year there, we're lucky to get 3 🤣

The mainwheels were difficult to source, I found some 7 inch Sullivan Skylites in the end. Tailwheel is a problem too, and that was scratch built in the end. Everything else is off the shelf, or easy to make, like machine guns made from Biro pens. The plan is easy to get your head round, and the cut parts are accurate enough.

Manish Chandrayan02/05/2019 04:37:02
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Ha! not exactly 365 Scott. You got to factor that during monsoon it pours and then the peak summers are scorching.

But barring these yes we do have plenty of rates l days to fly. On the downside it cuts into your building time

Manish Chandrayan02/05/2019 05:45:10
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Rates = Days smile p

Manish Chandrayan26/06/2019 17:01:54
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Hello!again Scott

Contemplating on the power plants for the Wellington. What engines did you use?

I was thinking of using 2 x DLE 20's but Mr.TN advised against that plan. Probably will have t get 2 x 30cc DLE's

Scott Edwards 226/06/2019 19:03:42
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Hi Manish,

Over here in the UK the Zenoah 26 seems very popular. I went with glow engines though, and have a pair of Laser 180 singles in mine. The sound is much nicer and for me well worth the extra expense.

Manish Chandrayan26/06/2019 19:23:59
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No doubt 2xLasers are going to sound fantastic. I was looking at the DLE 20 since my local seller had the 20 in stock. For the DLE 30 or the Zenoah 26 I will have to get them from abroad.

Lasers are another option but want to go petrol route. If only Jon could release the 180 petrol

Manish Chandrayan26/06/2019 19:25:17
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Steve from LMA did an article on the Wellington for the LMA Journal. Anyone have a copy they could share?

Manish Chandrayan27/06/2019 09:31:15
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Have got down a pair of retracts from Unitracts. Fantastic service and solidly madethumbs up

Wingman27/06/2019 10:08:46
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Met a gentleman at Weston Park show who is going to put 2 Saito 33R3 engines into the Wellington he is building - reckon that will sound almost scale!

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