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New Models for 2020 5 months 3 weeks ago #1012

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I presume you mean my F4 Phantom? If so, I'm afraid the model is all Depron (with a some balsa) in semi profile mode, I made it up as I went along having traced the outlines off the screen, the wing and t/p are enlarged a bit and I moved the wing forward as much as I could get away with. It flies well but needs full welly from an L2HP. Here is a typical shot of the interior, 3mm Depron formers and skin over a light 3/8th balsa nose core. There may be some drawings locked away in my Autocad dwg drawings which I cannot access at the moment having progressed onto Windows 10, I can't be sure, memory being what it is at my age!!!!
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New Models for 2020 5 months 3 weeks ago #1020

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Yes Howard that's the one, a real beauty, any mileage in a scaled down L2 Phantom?

Okay so maybe I can squeeze one more out...thanks again to all involved in the plan, I give you the Douglas Skyrocket...



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New Models for 2020 5 months 3 weeks ago #1022

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Thanks Daniel, mine was only 12"span but was 19.25" long and weighed 35g, a smaller one for L2 is a good idea, it has been done already but have a go at it. Here is the smaller one that looks like all foam, Roger may remember more about it, I seem to recall that it flew well. I have checked my Autocad drawings list and the F4 is not amongst them so it was all done on scrappy bits of cut up paper, ooops. The lower three pics show a few more details, the motor mount as a centre line gun is a handy launch grip, there was also a wide short down thrust tab at the end of the the trough. You might also be able to see that all the foam flying surfaces were edged with balsa. Happy Phantoming!




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New Models for 2020 5 months 3 weeks ago #1025

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Not a few of my senior 'Jetex' colleagues are taking the opportunity to finish/restore/mend/ refurbish their aged Jetex models.

Some of these have been stuck away in cupboards, forgotten, unloved and abandoned for many years (the models, not my colleagues). :cheer:

Here, from the venerable Chris Richards, are his Swift, Panther and Sea Vixen:







Chris hasn't told me if these are for L-2 or 'genuine Jetex' power.

All we need now is permission to go out and play with our toys! :S
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New Models for 2020 5 months 2 weeks ago #1030

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Daniel has been busy again; here is his finished Douglas Skyrocket:





I'm not sure where Daniel got the decals from, but the certainly add colour and interest to the authentic all-white finish.
Not clear on the photos, but I think Daniel has kept the anhedral of the original aeroplane. Mine flew just fine built this way. :)

I wonder what he'll build next!
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New Models for 2020 5 months 2 weeks ago #1031

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And now, as they say, for something completely different, the estimable Rob Smith's Focke Wulfe 'Triebflugel':



Rob has been refining (even more than me) his 'printed paper over balsa' techniques for many years, and this is an outstanding example of what he can do.

The choice of subject, too, is typically bold and idiosyncratic.

Bob hopes to power it with Rapier motors (the original had jets on the end of its rotors): this means he will need three experienced helpers with igniters. :unsure:

It will be quite a sight when it takes off and ascends heavenwards. I wonder what sort of noise it will make. I hope the Digby's will be on hand to record this for posterity! :cheer:
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