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jeff2wings15/08/2013 22:43:34
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Had one of these back in the mid 70's with a HP 61 F and Horizon 6E radio

then last year at the Blackbush air show I saw this for sale.........

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should make a quick restoration job ,so off we go then...........

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ummmm......!

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after some light hacksaw and chisel work surprise

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underneath the film the fuz had been painted and this over time has made the ABS plastic brittle , so it looks like I will re-build this as the original Tiger bi-plane kitted buy Wik in the 60's ho-hum......

Bob Cotsford15/08/2013 22:52:58
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That'll keep you out of trouble for a while Jeff!

Percy Verance18/08/2013 08:47:34
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Ah yes, I remember these. At one time everyone wanted small fast bipes such as this model and the Flair Pulsar etc.... All good fun.

jeff2wings19/08/2013 21:42:39
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Not to certain that I’m having that much fun at the moment crook, and if I remember correctly the Pulsar had foam wings /gf fuselage not so easy to repair !

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tailplane's a bit rough

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looking a bit better

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new wood at last !

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new rear decking and F 1

jeff2wings20/08/2013 21:49:50
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Lower wing this time ,still thinking how to do the forward decking dont know

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not to certain what that ply's all about ? T/E a bit moth eaten and oil soaked so needs to be.......

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removed with care !

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jeff2wings06/09/2013 22:36:15
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Made some new c/section struts , then I can do the forward decking smile

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jeff2wings10/09/2015 22:32:22
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Hummmm , this has been on the backburner so long I think the gas has gone outblush! , this got put to one side due to doubts about the material used for the wing struts (to thin ) then other projects pushed it to the ‘round tuett’ shelf .However , after completing my DB barnstormers I had sufficient alloy strip left to remake the struts, so………………….

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new struts glued & screwed , removed hardwood servo bearers , wing retainers and large amount of old epoxy

Andrew Price 210/09/2015 22:46:11
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Yes the old ones did look a mite flimsy, Jeff. Much better now though!!

jeff2wings11/09/2015 22:51:09
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Quite so Andrew, I always think it best to put it to one side if you encounter a problem with no immediate solution and come back to it later with ‘fresh eyes ‘ as it were ,o.k. maybe not as long as this perhaps laugh.

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1/16 sheet added to clean up the radio bay

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lower wing fixing ,1/4 ply drilled & tapped 6M lower sheet removed ( it was a bit batted)

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U/C plate plugged new block added

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I think you know what this is ! winklaugh

jeff2wings12/09/2015 22:51:56
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Well this is going well !!yes the main part of the reconstruction is finished , just the rudder and elevators to remake and sort out a cowling

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jeff2wings03/02/2019 21:53:07
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Well now that the Bi-Fli is finished it's onto the next unfinished project thread,which,funny enough,is another biplane !laugh

I tried the glass cloth and water based varnish,but not over impressed with it,think I will go back too using epoxy

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mostly filling and rubbing,filling and rubbing,filing andfrown......................

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jeff2wings06/02/2019 21:50:55
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Still filling,still rubbing although I've moved on to squirting paint /filler,the fus was in bad shape and so far my efforts have't improved it much ! LOL laugh

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anyway,I need too choose an engine engine again,my original ST had a HP 61 F but I was intending to fit a ST75 but not being a super tigre fan (some are wink) I sold it on some time ago.So it will be one of these three

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jeff2wings11/02/2019 21:58:45
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Made a start on covering the top wing

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Percy Verance11/02/2019 22:15:43
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Nice one Jeff.

This illustrates the point perfectly that very few crashed models are beyond repair. As long as you can build that is.......

Not seen one of these for a long time......

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