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Danny Fenton20/10/2013 23:06:32
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Looks great Martin, well done thumbs up

Cheers

Danny

Martin McIntosh20/10/2013 23:17:10
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Thanks Danny.

Could be getting a bit stuck soon whilst awaiting those oleos from HK since I cannot join and sheet the rest of the wing, make the air scoop, do anything with the tailwheel doors etc (appart from minor things like finishing the fus top, the nose and GF cowl, the cockpit interior -------!).

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator20/10/2013 23:49:59
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Cracking along Martin - nice work!

BEB

WolstonFlyer21/10/2013 00:34:58
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Wow, this build looks great Martin, I have just read through the whole thing - subscribed!

Andre_Nobre22/10/2013 21:30:16
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Excellent and fast work.... keep on going.

Martin McIntosh22/10/2013 21:55:23
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The rear decking was ca`d to the sides as before then wetted, taped, and left to dry. It was then thin Zapped to the formers and longerons.

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The top pieces were added. It is unclear as to wether these should be 1/2" or 3/8" at the rear (depends on version I think) so I used 1/2". The front is 3/8". The fus sides were easily blended to the decking and the top planed and sanded to shape. This whole operation took less than an hour, but the mess afterwards!

The oleos are back in stock at HK and should be winging there way to me soon but if you want some then be quick. Stock No. VMS-E18 and I hope that they fit.

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Tony Bennett22/10/2013 21:58:28
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very nice.

looking like an aircraft now.

Colin Leighfield22/10/2013 22:07:06
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Coming along nicely Martin. Can't see you going wrong with it.

Through being away for about four of the last six or seven weeks I've made no progress with anything. However I've got going with the Seafang again this week and it's coming together now. Looking very good, although how well it flies might be another matter. I'll put some pictures up soon. Do you have a target finishing date in mind for the Mustang, allowing for the oleos of course?

Martin McIntosh22/10/2013 22:46:46
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Hi Colin, the only target date is the local club class 1 scale day next July and I intend to claim the trophy for the third year running either with this or something else but there is much competition which is why I am trying to add a few extra features. I think I have worked out the tailwheel doors (in my mind) but the rest will have to wait. Useless at cockpit detail so will have to make up for it in some other way.

I do retro aerobatics normally so this scale stuff is a little alien to me (but I am getting better at it).

Good luck with the Seafang. Was it you who was thinking of a flat wing Spiteful as I have a few pics of my old i/c one?

Colin Leighfield23/10/2013 17:58:30
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Martin, it occurs to me that I've cluttered up your build thread with my pictures, do you want me to see if I can shift them? I'd like to see the pictures of your Spiteful if that's possible.

Martin McIntosh23/10/2013 19:52:40
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Probably a good idea. It looks great. Will try with the pics.

Colin Leighfield23/10/2013 19:58:31
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Thanks Martin, I've asked for it to be moved and sent you a MS.

Pete B - Moderator23/10/2013 21:04:00
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New thread on the Spiteful/Seafang here, gents - hope it's in the correct section!smile

Pete

Colin Leighfield23/10/2013 21:31:10
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Thank you Pete, you're a gent.

Martin McIntosh25/10/2013 20:06:34
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Got the other retract set and the gear door sequencers today in a package marked `From Tim`s Boatyard, Stains`. Wot? These were ordered from HK international so I don`t know what is going on here.

The retracts have metal centres but it looks like monkey metal to me. I can make them fit.

The sequencer destructions have to be seen to be believed. I thought I had seen Chinglese but these have to take the biscuit. Perhaps I will give the doors a miss.

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The nose is now basically sorted but was quite difficult since the lower half is to be a plug for a GF mold and aligning all those bits of wood took ages. Just the rounded front of the chin to complete.

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Even though the servos, switch and tailwheel parts are installed this is a large and heavy fus. I can see where the AUW of 9lbs comes from.

Colin Leighfield25/10/2013 22:24:33
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It's actually a big build isn't it, like BEB's Typhoon.

Martin McIntosh25/10/2013 22:26:56
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With a lot of persuasion using the Dremel on the mount the motor fits reasonably well (phew!). I just put a little too much angle on the firewall and nose ring for the mount centreline offset (it was 3 degrees, 2 would have been better). I shall probably continue this by making the glass cowl which is a long job.

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Sorry again about the lousy pic.

Martin McIntosh29/10/2013 19:32:48
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Not a lot to show for my efforts lately because most of the work is being channelled into the cowl.

I have made the exhaust stacks which are now partially painted. Note that the tubing should read 8mm, not 6 as on the plan. Mine are alloy from an old tank antenna, actually from an E.D. carrier wave ground based Tx. so they could well be from nearly the right period!

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Some of the interior has been fitted and painted.

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The elevators and rudder covered with Solartex.

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The canopy has been partly cut to size to check if it fits. It is a Topflite pattern from Vortex and is slightly larger than the MHS one but it seems fine.

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Elevator and rudder horns from 1/16" GRP.

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Question. Anyone know where I can get an appropriate 1:7 full body pilot since the whole `office` is in view? I have searched all of the likely sites I know but nothing turned up. I am not trying to go overboard with detail on this but a head and shoulders one would look a bit silly.

The oleos have not turned up yet and am reluctant to go ahead with much more until they do. No doubt from `Tims Boatyard` again.

Tony Bennett29/10/2013 19:37:57
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you could carve your own from blue foam.

nice work by the way

Martin McIntosh29/10/2013 19:40:37
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Thanks Tony but, er, not me

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