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Posted by rcozstyle | Feb 19, 2010 @ 02:18 AM | 2,892 Views
First week is nearly over and still no work on Hurricane, this seems bad but it isnt that bad, I have been working in my garden and getting my shed put up, plus running repairs to various models and finishing some out standing project as well.

Still waiting for retracts although this is proving to be a little harder than it should be. Once my bench is clearer i can then get back into the fuz and tail feathers, wing will need to wait for retracts.
Posted by rcozstyle | Jan 13, 2010 @ 05:25 PM | 2,787 Views
Hi Well what can I say, where did those 6 months go, a months holidays again in 4 weeks, while I have got lots to do around the house still, the weather should be too hot to work all day in the sun, so I am going to order the retracts for the hurricane and make a start on the wing and complete the fuz.

Well thats my goal anyway.

Gary
Posted by rcozstyle | Sep 12, 2009 @ 04:39 PM | 2,590 Views
Hey

If you have seen this build in my blog then you might like to look at the thread. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030944 I will be getting back into gear soon.
Posted by rcozstyle | Aug 17, 2009 @ 06:08 PM | 2,927 Views
Hi

I start my holidays in less than two weeks time and will get stuck into the Hurricane again, anytime I thought I had made some spare time to get into the Model room something came up and stopped me.
Posted by rcozstyle | May 05, 2009 @ 06:22 PM | 3,105 Views
Slowerly getting closer, I have been working on the tail plane.
Posted by rcozstyle | Apr 17, 2009 @ 03:28 AM | 3,250 Views
Hi me again

I have done both tail control surfaces, the plan called for them to be cut from two peices of 3/8 sheet and glued together and sanded to shape.

Sounds heavy so I made these ones.
Posted by rcozstyle | Apr 13, 2009 @ 02:44 AM | 3,342 Views
I have got more formers on and the weight is creeping up, now its a 146grams.
Posted by rcozstyle | Apr 10, 2009 @ 05:12 PM | 3,473 Views
Some further progress to report, building has slowed due to cutting of fuselage formers and I have started to place some on.
Posted by rcozstyle | Apr 07, 2009 @ 05:13 PM | 3,326 Views
Hi Guys

I just lifted and weighed my substructure, both sides only came to 95 grams lol.

I will doing some more later on today.

Gary
Posted by rcozstyle | Apr 06, 2009 @ 02:09 AM | 3,491 Views
Hi

Went out this morning and got my old hurricane copied before it fell apart for good, not even sure how to get another one. I was lucky enough to find a shop that not only was able to copy the plan but they saved it on to a flash stick as a pdf file, so cool.

I might get it enlarged by 30% for a 80 1/2" hurricane once this one is finished, so after spending a little time with the kids, I was able to do the side frames to mount the fuselage formers on.
Posted by rcozstyle | Apr 05, 2009 @ 03:24 AM | 3,455 Views
Hi Guys

I finally after a lot of thought, decided to start a conversion of the Brian Taylor 60 size Hurricane to brushless, I built a glow one before which I never finished due to switching to electric( I sold it for $50 to a friend).

I made some templates of parts of the fuz so that where I am going to start, so, I started to construct the side plates to make the load bearing structure for the fuz eg pics.

The side plates are made from 1/4 balsa and weigh 101 grams, So I wanted to improve on that and made 2 news ones from 1/8 balsa with 1/8 crossmembers/doublers which weigh 62 grams.

Saves 39 grams already.

Gary
Posted by rcozstyle | Apr 01, 2009 @ 06:57 PM | 3,541 Views
Well my holidays are nearly over and I havent done as much building as I wanted too but I have been putting up shelving in my model room as well as going my front garden.

Here are a few pics of my den.
Posted by rcozstyle | Mar 17, 2009 @ 03:08 AM | 3,925 Views
Hi Guys

I have nearly finished my Multiplex gemini and will maiden it this weekend, I had intended to use the original spinner but found a ty1 that looks good on the gemini.

I am also working on a ripmax alienator and am making 2 of my own fins to replace the 3 foam ones.
Posted by rcozstyle | Mar 13, 2009 @ 05:32 PM | 4,192 Views
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Posted by rcozstyle | Mar 13, 2009 @ 05:28 PM | 4,069 Views
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Posted by rcozstyle | Mar 07, 2007 @ 12:29 AM | 4,762 Views
Hi Guys
Thought i would finally do my blog, I made 50 yo this year but I really dont feel it to bad, sure I am not as fit as I once was but I feel it has been a good life. Sure I have had my ups and downs but that is part of living. The best part is that I can still fly and build, although fine detail is getting harder.

I cant remember ever not being interested in aircraft, I started building plastic kits with my father at a young age and then at about 11 yo started building rubber powered models. I was lucky enough to have had a model club flying from a paddock down the road near my home. Fine Adelaide modellers like the late Max Starrick and Stan Brown would flying from that venue, along with Brian Gibbs and many other great model pilots. That encouraged me to be just like those great men, so I start mowing lawns and saving money to buy kits and motors. I only wish I still had some of those engines now. I was lucky enough to have had a range of davis charlton diesel engines, i had a dc dart .5cc, 2 dc merlins .75cc and a dc spitfire 1cc.

When I got married my model slowed down to almost nothing, but the urge was still alive and kicking, I got back in racing off road electric buggies in the mid 80's, but that wasnt enough, I need to fly again. I had already got myself a 4ch set of radio in the early 80's so all i needed was a plane.

Even that I have always lived in Adelaide, I started flying slopesoarers in Geelong. I used to go to Geelong regularly on business...Continue Reading