Posted by Pat Lynch |
Aug 14, 2007 @ 09:55 PM | 14,599 Views
It has been a while since I posted anything here - I tried to cut two fingers off and moved house so that slowed me down a bit
But with a bit of prodding, I built another Peter Rake prototype - a 48" Farman Moustique light aircraft. Quite a simple build but with a lot of character - wing cables, that undercarriage etc. A product of the 1930s, it make an ideal simple scale model and flies well.
Build log for the Moustique: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688633
Since I missed the 2006 build-off due to the above circumstances, I thought I'd do a design myself of an aircraft I have always liked the look of - the Henschel 129 Tank-buster. A quick and dirty build was decided on using Depron for skins and balsa where dictated by structural needs. The almost-end result is OK but would be better rebuilt in balsa and ply and maybe slightly bigger than the 48" span.
After a few teething problems mostly related to excessive control surface throws, the model flies great. A lot faster than Rake models but exciting!
The current model just completed is another Rake prototype - the AVRO Arrowscout. An AV Roe racing plane from 1914 - no doubt a derviative or pre-decessor of things to come! 36" span, fairly easy to build and flies well. Build log at:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=720548