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Dave Cunnington30/03/2020 17:31:50
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Hey, JS, if it was good enough for Lindbergh to cross the Atlantic with no front screen, I don't see you with a problem.

I bet that's going to be a fun machine

Rgds DC

Caveman30/03/2020 17:36:39
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Yesterday I finished my Vultee Vanguard P66 from the Nick Ziroli plan available on Outerzone, increased in size by 7.5% to 65" wingspan.

It's powered by an ASP91FS and fitted with HobbyKing retracts and oleo legs. The receiver is powered by two LiFe batteries through a HobbyKing electronic switch/regulator which automatically switches between the two batteries should one fail.

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It's taken me since January 2019 to build (my longest previous build was just 5 weeks!) but in my defence it is the first time I've used planking and Poly-C+glass cloth. Also, plan leaves a lot to the builder to decide how to implement the various features smiley

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It weighs in at about 9lb. which seems a bit porky to me, but we'll find out if/how it flies whenever we finally get back to the field!

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The cowl is split horizontally, and is removable in seconds, to save having to remove the spinner and prop to gain access to the motor, fuel-line etc.

Neither the colour scheme nor the spinner are meant to be scale-like, they are there to aid visibility and engine starting - all in all I'm pleased with the result.

Cheers GDB

john stones 130/03/2020 17:40:29
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Posted by Dave Cunnington on 30/03/2020 17:31:50:

Hey, JS, if it was good enough for Lindbergh to cross the Atlantic with no front screen, I don't see you with a problem.

I bet that's going to be a fun machine

Rgds DC

Myself and the pilot are remotely linked Dave, he'll be fine. smiley

john stones 130/03/2020 17:42:25
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Very nice GDB. yes

Bob Cotsford30/03/2020 18:48:54
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That's a nice looking and unique model GDB

Stuphedd30/03/2020 19:18:25
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Genet moth 008After seeing Peterf's Stearman and its superbe wasp engine ,it spurred me to finish covering my "adaption"of a well known aircraft.winkGenet Moth 009

so here are a couple of photos of the first assy of most of the bits , A bit more work required to finish it off .!

Tim Ballinger30/03/2020 19:40:34
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Nice model and even more luxurious modelling bench !

Tim

Caveman30/03/2020 20:19:54
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Hi Bob, thanks for your comments.

The Vanguard appealed to me because, it's a warbird and I haven't flown one, it's not a Spitfire, Corsair, Hurricane, i.e. not popular and I quite liked the look of it!

GDB

Stuphedd30/03/2020 22:10:24
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Hi Tim that luxurious work bench takes me hours to iron flat so as the wings are built without warps, but it does mean I dont have to go far to bed ,

as there is no smell to these electric things I can use the spare room and nobody notices !

cheers

kevin b30/03/2020 22:25:45
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Posted by Stuphedd on 30/03/2020 22:10:24:

Hi Tim that luxurious work bench takes me hours to iron flat so as the wings are built without warps, but it does mean I dont have to go far to bed ,

as there is no smell to these electric things I can use the spare room and nobody notices !

cheers

Just make sure you account for all the pins, or you could be in BIG trouble. wink

martin collins 131/03/2020 14:44:55
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Twisted Hobbies Lil Fokker, EPP fun fly / 3D (not by me!) This is my Covid flyer as i can fly it on my property, maiden this afternoon.......img_20200331_143501_resized_20200331_023550643.jpg

Andy Stephenson02/04/2020 11:43:50
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Posted by Sheepish on 27/03/2020 21:12:42:

Hi Andy

I’m not surprised it was a beast, the original had a Super Tigre x15 and a very natty paisley nylon finish judging by the RM cover it featured on. I should think the OS 32 had twice the power. Definitely bicycle clips time.

Shaun

I originally asked in my local model shop for an OS25FSR for it but the owner said you don't want one of those have an OS32 instead they are the latest thing. I took one look at the original on the front cover of RM and thought that style of fabric was a bit 1970s so I covered it in Glosstex instead. Over-weight over-powered, what could possible go wrong.

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flight102/04/2020 18:20:20
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well got this mustang profile nearly done thans to this lock down, might have not got done otherwiseblush .

Don't know what kit it is 52.5 inch wing span the instructions were not complete and very faided and moldy as been hanging aroung in a loft for about 20 years before given to me to do, i hope it flys

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martin collins 102/04/2020 19:03:39
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Aerotech?

flight102/04/2020 19:27:07
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don't think so . i have some how uploaded a very small picture thats for my TX here is a better picture

I haven't had a t/stroke for a while what's size fuel tank for a os 46LA? 90ml?

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Sheepish02/04/2020 20:16:14
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Posted by Andy Stephenson on 02/04/2020 11:43:50:
Posted by Sheepish on 27/03/2020 21:12:42:

Hi Andy

I’m not surprised it was a beast, the original had a Super Tigre x15 and a very natty paisley nylon finish judging by the RM cover it featured on. I should think the OS 32 had twice the power. Definitely bicycle clips time.

Shaun

I originally asked in my local model shop for an OS25FSR for it but the owner said you don't want one of those have an OS32 instead they are the latest thing. I took one look at the original on the front cover of RM and thought that style of fabric was a bit 1970s so I covered it in Glosstex instead. Over-weight over-powered, what could possible go wrong.

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Hi Andy, that’s the cover!

My eyes where did Sean find that nylon👍

I have also recently built again from my 1980’s plan the 2m Algebra. Another good looking and great build. I can remember this one being flown by Sean at Sandown demonstrating the original F3b type routines.

Sheepish02/04/2020 21:01:51
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Crescent BulletAnother recent completion, Crescent Bullet from an old kit plan. Super Tigre 51 power foam wing & canopy courtesy of Cloud Models.

martin collins 102/04/2020 21:17:01
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Nice, classic design.........

Sheepish02/04/2020 21:29:59
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Cold DuckOne from a while ago, a Cold Duck built from an Outerzone plan download. OS61 FX from eBay and mechanical Hanno retracts from the 90’s

Andy Stephenson02/04/2020 23:18:58
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Here's the Bullet I put together last season from the PB kit from Cloud Models. OS 46FX powered...

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Edited By Andy Stephenson on 02/04/2020 23:21:16

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