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#1 Jockadopolus Jan 26, 2012 03:45 AM

Pegasus/Avian
 
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With the weather still bad for flying :(I needed another prodject and It was between the Pegasus/Avian or Groen Brothers Hawk4 trying to find good side views of these models was difficult all the good photos were from an angle but I found on flickr a photo of the Pegasus by Norman Graf http://www.flickr.com/photos/normang...8224/lightbox/ that fitted my building from photos technique and he kindly gave permission:) to use it for my build so I went with trying to build the Pegasus.
If It flys great,if not it will make a nice hanger model.:D
Joe

#2 thechannelmast Jan 26, 2012 11:05 AM

hi joe
 
have you seen this site hope it helps (http://www.sagpa.co.za/wnewsdisp.php?id=6886) at the bottom there some 3 views of gyros

#3 Jockadopolus Jan 26, 2012 11:36 AM

Yes I have seen this site
I prefer line drawings or a good side view to work from
The Hawk is on my list for the future so if you find any line drawings or a good side view photo let me know
I have made a start on the Pegasus and will post photos soon
Joe

#4 Jockadopolus Jan 27, 2012 02:16 PM

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Well after a few glasses of wine:popcorn: I managed to get started I need to visit my friend Ronny and get the use of his band saw.:D
I plan to build a skeleton:eek: from wood to hold all the important bits together then make a mold of the sides and vac form the outer shell:D
This may have to be a prototype to see how I can construct it as it looks like being on the heavy side :eek:
Joe

#5 thechannelmast Jan 27, 2012 03:38 PM

good start:popcorn::popcorn:

#6 jodini Jan 27, 2012 04:29 PM

HERE WE GO!

This should be flying by next week!
Always amazed Joe!

#7 Jockadopolus Jan 27, 2012 04:42 PM

If the weather improves I have a backlog of models to fly:)
These builds are keeping me from going stir crazy:eek::eek:
This one might not be flyable because of the weight I am using it as a test build and will more than likely have to build a second but use lighter materials, wood from DIY stores and salvaged ply from old furniture is a little on the heavy side:censored:
Joe

#8 skydanz Jan 27, 2012 07:12 PM

Joe! You are amazing! Who has time to build "test models"? You build models faster than I can read the plans! Braw!

DC

#9 britinoz Jan 27, 2012 09:07 PM

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Gentleman, looks as if some one has got the drop on Joe. Now this is not my work(unfortunately).I can only wish. This is the work of Dave Muir who does not like to blow his own whistle. I have to tell you Dave that if I was making this model then I would be pretty happy to show off my good work.

#10 britinoz Jan 27, 2012 09:13 PM

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And this picture also

#11 Jockadopolus Jan 27, 2012 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by britinoz (Post 20560696)
Gentleman, looks as if some one has got the drop on Joe. Now this is not my work(unfortunately).I can only wish. This is the work of Dave Muir who does not like to blow his own whistle. I have to tell you Dave that if I was making this model then I would be pretty happy to show off my good work.

Chris thanks for posting the photos of Dave's model very nice
Try and talk him into sharing his build with the rest of us I would love to see more details
I think his is the Avian mark2 the one I am modeling is the Pegasus mark3 with the different shaped body and three seats
I would like to compare finished weights between the two models
If Dave is not willing can you keep us up to date with his progress?
Joe
Edit
Dave may already have seen this old film
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/gy...s-at-road-jams

#12 Jockadopolus Jan 29, 2012 12:41 PM

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Got the ply cut out and started to glue bits together this is when I find flaws in my guesstimated parts;) a little bit of cutting and sanding should get the bits to fit:rolleyes:
Joe

#13 Jockadopolus Jan 30, 2012 04:09 PM

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Put the front assembly and F4 on the Black & Decker diet to see if I could lose some weight it helped
Also made and fitted the steerable nose wheel need to get some piano wire for the main legs next
Joe

#14 britinoz Jan 30, 2012 07:10 PM

Good work Joe......It shows years of modeling experience..........

#15 Jockadopolus Jan 31, 2012 12:43 AM

Thanks Chris I just hope It is not too heavy when finished
Dave has been in touch and says OK to post his progress in this thread
The last photo he sent me looks great and I will post update soon
Joe


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