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Posted by steve wenban | Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:08 AM | 4,006 Views
To be able to use my choosen colour scheme I needed to add the tropical air filter to the Hurricane, I had some kevlar and glass tube which I cut down the centre line and used some balsa stock to reshape and carve the air filter. I think it came out pretty close.
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 15, 2011 @ 01:56 AM | 4,289 Views
The wings of the Hurricane a really taking shape now with the flap bays cut ,port wing need some rib work, starboard wing needs the aileron cut out but it will all be getting glass soon once I hit that stage I know I'm close to painting
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 12, 2011 @ 03:55 AM | 3,881 Views
Its getting close to glassing and then paint now also finally have a new power source for the Hot wire so the old batteries can now leave the bench
they served me well.
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 31, 2011 @ 02:50 AM | 4,415 Views
I been scratching my head trying to work out what to do about the giant air scoop and its simple I'll fit the drop tanks which hang lower than the scoop so it will be like landing on skis .
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 30, 2011 @ 02:52 AM | 3,975 Views
The photo that give some perspective to this bird I took today ,still along way to go but today saw lots of the fiddly stuffs out of the way
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 29, 2011 @ 03:15 PM | 3,687 Views
Once again the projects reached the fiddly bits that take hours and you see nothing for it still,The tail group is attached and hinged ,both wings are fitted with the incident pin alignment done the port wing tip bottom surface is sheeted and the fillet fairings begun will get a fair bit more done today and will posts ssome better photo than these ones which I took last night after I packed it all away
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 17, 2011 @ 03:24 PM | 3,800 Views
Well not a lot has happened over the break but slowly getting back to the work shop,Iv'e sheeted both wings now with the starboard wing being 90% complete with the Port wing still at 70% so some catching up to do . No photos as of yet as its not that interesting and everyones seen a sheeted wing before . I' m looking forward to the painting of this aircraft with the only Australian Hurricane that saw service down under .
Posted by steve wenban | Dec 20, 2010 @ 02:13 AM | 4,272 Views
Well Christmas craziness has put a hold on the Hurricane build at the moment ,but its not forgotten I'll be continuing on in the new year and hopefully get some time over the Christmas break as well . Merry Christmas everyone.
I hope its a time Of peace and joy for you all
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 22, 2010 @ 02:38 AM | 4,581 Views
More work today saw me get the Starboard wing nearly done.
Lots more work than you'd think on those simple blade flaps the Hurricane uses
couldn't help but do some bench flying this afternoon and got some photo's
to put into the build thread and a few for my blog. Actually got the the L/edge
shaped as well now
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 20, 2010 @ 01:51 AM | 4,509 Views
got some more done to the Hurricane today in between Skype conference calls with the guys in the US (thats awesome put face to name via video links .
so here a couple of shots with the back end covered . Pay no attention to the colour of the covering its will all be painted anyway
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 18, 2010 @ 05:11 PM | 4,638 Views
Now that the centre section is part of the airframe I just had to mock it up with the belly fairing and air scoop looks pretty Hurricany now I think.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 14, 2010 @ 03:32 AM | 4,290 Views
This afternoon saw me get some sheeting of 1 wing started .So I thought I'd just add it to the blog .
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 13, 2010 @ 03:45 PM | 4,097 Views
It looks like for 2 steps forward you get one step back , but really its not the case . Building these models you find that there is a point you reach where most of the upfront visible stuff is done ,but then theres all the fiddly bits that need to make the whole shooting match work as an aeroplane . so Ive been busy doing the fiddly stuff and here some shots just to keep my blog up to date.
I hope these entries are helpful to some who may try scratch building.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Nov 01, 2010 @ 12:55 PM | 4,374 Views
Got the results of my operation back yesterday ,and it looks like I'm going to be around for awhile yet the word benign has never meant as much as it does now.The weight has been lifted ,now back to building and flying.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Oct 27, 2010 @ 04:47 AM | 4,480 Views
reduced it down to a 5% increase and now I'm happy with it
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Oct 25, 2010 @ 02:53 AM | 4,637 Views
Shaped the tips which takes the strange look of the square tips. I may still reduce the span a little more yet just to get closer to the scale wing size but still maintain a better glide ratio dealing with a 10% increase rather than a 15 to 18% increase.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Oct 24, 2010 @ 09:38 PM | 4,641 Views
Actually pulled my finger out today and cut the wings ,I'll end up reducing the span down to 93" the wing I've cut are at nearly 100" without the tips and it just looks wrong ,so i plotted the wingtip shape onto the foam and it looks very good sitting at 93"
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Oct 21, 2010 @ 04:36 PM | 4,489 Views
thought I just put some photo's of the construction to keep up the theme of my blog (memory lane)
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Oct 20, 2010 @ 01:03 PM | 5,102 Views
Starting to feel human again now so its back to building ,first cab off the rank is the Hurricane been working on the centre section and will be attaching it to the fuse soon . A lot of thinking about radio installation to come will throw some photos up soon. The build log in the slope forum
will start to be filled with my rambling regarding the building of this model.
I've found by doing these Build logs that not only can you share some of what I know but also learn from idea's that are often put forward by others
its amazing that even a total newbie can see something and say couldn't you do it like this ,and I sit back and go hell yeah what a great idea ,why didnt I think of that. They say to many cooks spoilt the broth, but many eyes certainly make light work of model building
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Sep 30, 2010 @ 03:58 AM | 4,596 Views
Thats another event done and dusted,I'm pretty sure it went over very well and that everyone enjoyed themselves.
In fact the cabin accommodation is already booked out for next year. The 2011 event planning begun before the 2010 event ended,and the international interests in the event continues to grow .I'm really happy the event has been supported by so many of the Australian slope flyers,well if they were not slope flyers before the event they certainly are now .Its an event that is growing year to year and with the support of Godfrey it can only become a must attend event. If your thinking about coming next year think no more just make sure your there you wont regret it.
SteveW