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New Models for 2020 4 months 21 hours ago #1119

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Looks fine to me.
On Jet-Ex- Press I got the tip to mould a second canopy over the first, no need to fine finish the mould then! I never tried it as my low tech no vacuum method works good enough even if it takes several goes. I once finished the balsa mould with many layers of balsa cement rubbed on with a finger then wet and dried to a polish, that worked well too but took a few days - I was fifteen!

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New Models for 2020 4 months 4 hours ago #1120

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Wow, two great looking models.
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New Models for 2020 3 months 4 weeks ago #1121

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My supply of L-2X type Rapier motors is now all but exhausted, and if modellers want a motor more powerful than a Rapier L-2 LT (these are just great for profile models) then from now on it will have to be a Tender L-2L, which Terry Kidd is measuring as more powerful than my experiments indicate.

These motors will be great for those models which require a bit of 'OOMPH', like, say, Howard's Viggen or F-4 Phantom, or the Aerographics P.1B Lightning.

I sent practically my last batch of Rapier L-2X motors to Allan Patrick for just this model, as Alan is building one; in return, Alan is sending me some nice photos of his build. :)

As it is an interesting and unusual structure, these will be of great interest to perusers of this thread.

It's a Pete Smart design:


Note it was originally for 'Jet-X' which shows how early it is., so fitting a Tender L-2 should be, as they say, 'no problem' :unsure:

Here is Alan's progress so far:



Alan tells me it will actually be his second Lightning, as he built one way back in (gulp!) 2007:



which he remembers, "Flew very successfully".


You will of course remember Daniel also built one:



As did master-modeller Ivan Taylor:



Ivan managed some lovely hand-painted detail on his model - something us guys must try and emulate!
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I hope to post more of Alan's build in due course - it should be inspirational!

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New Models for 2020 3 months 4 weeks ago #1124

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One day I'll get mine back in the air!

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Promises, promises! :woohoo:

But, with the Tender L-2L, we do seem now to have the 'right' motor for this large model, so there are no excuses!:)

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New Models for 2020 3 months 3 weeks ago #1134

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Hi Guys,

some progress with the Grumman F-11 Tiger:



The flying surfaces were built following my usual practice: composite leading edge (hard balsa outermost) with webbed main spar and an extra spar at the front. The diagonal ribs add stiffness and 1/16" washout is built in. The tail feathers are essentially 3/32" sanded to a symmetrical aerofoil.
It's nice when things begin to 'take shape':



The interesting shape of the tail end is mimicked with a 1/64" ply former.

Next: doping the structure and covering with pre-printed tissue. :unsure:
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New Models for 2020 3 months 3 weeks ago #1135

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Does this photo deceive or is this actually similar to the Talon with small wing area compared to fus size? If so it could be another great performer. Looking good.

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