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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:03 AM
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Veronite No. 5

Hi All
as a rest cure i'm making the Veronite No. 5, the plan arrived from Colin Smith yesterday, a 20.5 inch rubber sport job from the early 1940s.

I used the plan to prick out and cut all the sheet parts before I taped it down and covered it with kitchen grease proof paper, shiny side up.

I selected the longerons from the hardest 3/32 suare I had left, cut them roughly to shape and imersed them with household ammonia for a couple of house, rinsed them off in very hot water, dried the surfaces and got them pinned down as quickly as I could.



When they are dried I will take the top pair off, rearange the pins and get on with the uprights with some medium soft except for the nose and tail ones which I will do with the same hard stuff I did the longerons with. While thats drying i will bash on with the wings!

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Its gone pretty quickly, constructions pretty bog standard, I'll need some micro bubble and glue filler on the nose but not much.



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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:20 AM
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Hi Tom!
looks to be a great performer! Watching with interest!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:36 PM
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Cheers!

did a bit more today,



Should have a decent session tomorrow and start covering at the weekend.

ATB

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:27 AM
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Love your dihedral rulers!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 04:03 AM
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Well they work! I think thats the fourth pair, I added so many slots on the first ones (no two planes have needed the same it seams) that the writing blurred into one and they had a tendency to snap!

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Well they work! I think thats the fourth pair, I added so many slots on the first ones (no two planes have needed the same it seams) that the writing blurred into one and they had a tendency to snap!

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Serves you right Tom for building so many models!!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Just wish we got the weather to fly them! About 5 inch of snow has just fallen and I jokingly suggested I fit skis to a couple of the old Westwings jobs! If the Met hadnt said it would melt soon I'd probably go for it!

'Did a bit more,



since put on a coat of sanding sealer and given it all a final rub down, drilled the holes for the rear peg and under carriage tubes, drilled out and lined the nose and prop with ally tube and glued them into place.

Now to catch up on my kip, I aint going no where tomorrow!

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:55 AM
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Tom,
What a charming model. Not one I'm familiar with, but very pleasing on the eye. Looking forward to seeing it finished!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Thanks! i do like the simplicity of these 30s and 40s models.

Ive got to the shrinking the tissue phase, Will do the other wing and dope the parts tomorrow.

My wire bending and soldering still leaves a lot to be desired, Only practice will change that. the printers still playing up but not so bad i cant live with the results. The track of the wheels on the plan is 8 inches but it just did not look right so I reduced it. I'm waiting on some 1 inch wheels so it may be a few days before its finished and ready to fly.



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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:05 AM
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That's an okay job Frog........how about making your own 1 inch wheels?

3 laminations or 1/32 cross grained should do the job and look very traditional on that sort of and year model.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:12 AM
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I take it were not talking 1/32 balsa here as my attempts to use that pretty much crumbled and the little bearings I tried to fit always fell out despite copious amounts of ( the wrong ) glue

I'm already thinking about the next plane, I am trying to decide which will be the easier, the lovely looking veronite no. 1 or the the Kestral which is the 6 th and last design in the series. I can't start on the Veron Skylark until I've made some copies of the plans as now two of the lads want modelling lessons. So off to the library to use the A3 copies next week.

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 02:35 PM
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Every things done now except the wheels and balancing. a bit rough in places but it should fly.



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That's a cute little model Tom, looks like it should be a certain flyer.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Tom
That is nice! - at that size, its almost an indoor model!
And that has got me thinking!
Good luck with the maiden, Pics and video!!
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