andyblackwell wrote: Greetings Chaps,
I thought the B&V was the most macabre looking thing that ever flew off Steve's board. Dive bombed me a few times too. Chris Strachan's machine used to knife edge quite a bit.
Haven't built anything lately but I fear there is still lots of time. In fact I haven't built a fleshed out model since Steve threw himself into the time tunnel and was lost somewhere in the infinite corridors of time. Nice to see you.
Good to hear from you Andy, i hope you and the family are doing good, or as good as is possible in these strange times.
I've still got the original BV215 but it looks like it's took a bit of anti-aircraft fire. A couple of rapier case burn thoughts scorched big holes in the fuselage, but i didnt have the heart to chuck it in the bin.
Note added by Roger
hopefully, case burn thru's are now a thing of the past; I can't remember when I last had had a Rapier 'go' . Having said that, am I testing fate?
The new TSP motors appear to be very sturdy - I'm looking forward to trying them when we are all allowed out to play.
it looks pretty good to me. You'r lucky to have a 'skill set' and not (like me, alas) a 'bodge set'.
I have a fellow flier building Richard Crossley's BV 212 - a comparison of the BV 215 and BV 212 should be interesting. I've spent the day putting together a 'part kit' for the Ts-11 Iskra. This being for 'beta testing' I found not a few little errors (including the wing leading edge not swept back enough by a a whole TWO degrees .
So correcting these to make a proper 'set of parts' took some time. Which is what, I suppose, 'beta' testing is for.
The templates are now corrected so the next one should be easier.