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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:30 PM
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90" Handley page Halifax

Well having built several Chris gold Lancasters in the past

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1677693

I was asked to build a Halifax while i was visiting Breighton in Yorkshire to fly my 90" Lanc
A bit of research and 78 sqn flew from Breighton with the Halifax when 460 moved to Binbrook with the Lancaster's
A search of the inter web and i found a plan (all built up !) n scaled it to the size i wanted and changed it to suite my prefered method of construction Foam & balsa veneered.
the starting point is the Biggest bit The 3 section wing Here we go Enjoy

She has to fly at the first Breighton show on the 10th of March about 10 weeks time
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:41 PM
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We start of with the foam blanks to make the cutting templates i spot glue 2 pieces of balsa together and band saw around them sand them smooth and stick aluminium tape to the edge this gives a smooth heat resistant surface for the hot wire here's a few photo's of the centre wing section
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:50 PM
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The outer panels
once the blanks are cut and before sectioning i cut the diheadral angle to the root so when the panels are cut to section they will match the centre section
more photo's
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:52 PM
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beautifull work on those wing cores and a great plane to model im thinking myself of doing a wimpy wellington say six foot span electric.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:47 AM
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beautifull work on those wing cores and a great plane to model im thinking myself of doing a wimpy wellington say six foot span electric.
Funnily enough that is the next aircraft i'm doing i have the plans cowls and canopies as my lanc is done in 460 sqn codes and they flew wellingtons from breighton before the convertion to lancs and the plans i have are 72"

free plan dowload
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=2851
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:43 AM
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the wings are now balsa covered and the holes for the cables cut through the coarse ailerons cut from the panels and balsa added to them and the aileron servo holes cut for the mount plates just teh nacelles to make and fit to the wings and they'll be ready for covering

Three days and i have a wing
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Looks intresting

Looks like a nice project. Signing in. rgds mv
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Had a bit of rest from the wing for an hour and made the 2 tail fins i first cross laminate 3 layers of 3/32 balsa light and strong and we end up with
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Nice work
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Nice work
Not to mention bloody quick as well. The wings look terrific, I admire your skills.

Regards,
Jeff
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Not to mention bloody quick as well. The wings look terrific, I admire your skills.

Regards,
Jeff
Once i get started i like to get on with it The Lanc took me 5 weeks of evenings to complete then 2 months waiting for the weather to fly it !!!
Any hoo i've cut some of the fuzelage parts today
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Wow!
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Wow!
Luvin the quote Cheers
Any hoo a little further on with the fuz (had an emergency call out to fix a boiler bright side it does fund this thing of mine )
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 05:53 PM
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Ordered the 4x motors 4x esc's and 6x props exellent All for 80 Bargain
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