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Old Mar 22, 2004, 06:03 AM
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Tim,
Oh ye of little faith, I always knew there had to be a reason for the two part fuselage.
Both you, and Brian appear to be doing great work - just straighten up those cylinder fins though. How could you possibly consider using anything but 9 cells on the firewall. That will look great through the cowl opening. Now if you could just get it to spin with the prop.........
How were you planning to use the carbon rod wing alignment aid?
It would need to be part way out from the fuselage to clear that nice side area you've created.

Brian,
The Bristol Scout has always been one of my favourite types, I've only designed 4 of them so far, including a 'wet and smelly' version. One more still to go, I think, 1/6 scale electric job. Although, given that I have an AXI 4120/14, maybe a little bigger version might be on the cards.

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Old Mar 24, 2004, 12:33 AM
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Another Peter Rake Scout

This is my third PR Scout. Love them!
I need to strip the tips and "nibble" down the "nobby" tip ribs and recover.

This one was framed up by Brian and finished by me.
It runs with AXI 2212/26 on 1400 2 Cell Li-Po HE.

Different props like 10x7 @ 8.5 amps, 11x 4.7 @ 4.3.

Flys like a dream. Just had to add ailerons.

Sorry,........again Peter.

I have a Peter Rake Tripe all framed up.

(I know I declined the 1-1/2 Strutter,.....but was wondering if you ever did design it or tender it out?).

Cheers

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Old Mar 24, 2004, 01:38 AM
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Nice plane Warren:


Tim the vertical formers you show there I don't have on my plan, is it a add on from your own design?

Here's a pic of mine as per drawing.

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Old Mar 24, 2004, 05:48 PM
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Peter,

There's been speculation that surrounding the motor with those nine cells, may create some kind of induction-based anomaly where the ring of cells acts as a kind of 'Stargate', and sends the unsuspecting AXI to an entirely new location in the time/space continuum.

Have you any previous experience of this happening?

Brian,

I gather that you haven't got a copy of the relevant Flying Scale Models with the feature on the Tripe? It appears that those formers were quite prominant under the fabric. In any case, one of the prototypes built for Peter featured them and I thought they looked distinctive;

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...453#post850453

Next on the agenda will be the cowl and wheels I think..............

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Old Mar 24, 2004, 11:05 PM
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Tim
I think I have the same mag??here's a pic.
I meant the vertical formers I don't see them on my plan. this is my fourth scatch build so please bare with me.
If you say the real thing has them who am I to argue??

I"m not to good with covering these planes so I sell them "bare bones" to people like Warren Jones and he finishes them. He's also is a master builder like your self.


OK keep the pics coming
Cheers Brian
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Old Mar 25, 2004, 06:52 AM
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....I don't see them on my plan.
Brian,

Sorry mate - I wasn't being too clear. If you look at pages 18 & 19 (the 3-views of the full size), you can see the formers as dotted lines in the side view of the fuselage. They aren't essential obviously!

I didn't realise that you and Warren worked together and combined your respective skills. Neat!

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Old Mar 25, 2004, 10:09 AM
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It`s a pleasure to meet you.....

......Tim.

Nice work by the way!

I don`t want to interfere with your thread so I`ll post just one more of Brian and Warrens Scout with ailerons,

Cheers

Warren
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 05:16 PM
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Nice looking Scout!

I managed to get a little building done today, and got the wheels rolling (if you see what I mean....)

The easy option would be to buy a pair of 4" Williams vintage wheels, but I thought I'd have a bash at making my own. If these won't stand the weight of the model (guessing at around 3 lb), then I'll go shopping!

The cores are from 2 laminations of 2mm liteply, with another layer in the centre to help support the bearing tube.
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The 'tyres' are cut from a specially-saved piece of very hard "weapons grade" " sheet, and are glued to the cores front and and back.

These assemblies are drying overnight.......
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 05:21 PM
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........which gave me time to cut the upper hatch free from the fuselage..........
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 05:24 PM
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........prior to starting on the cowl.

Two liteply formers will carry the thin ply skin. The rear former has the extentions that will carry the magnetic fixings.
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Old Mar 27, 2004, 08:24 AM
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Very Nice

I`m following your thread with enthusiasm.

Nice to see you are building up the wheels.

Cheers

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Old Mar 27, 2004, 10:59 AM
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Good one Tim..............I have just started on the wheel production
for my DH1 build.
I will be looking at your build closely...........

Ian
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Old Mar 27, 2004, 04:37 PM
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Thanks lads!

No progress on the wheels today, but I did a bit to the cowl instead.

I spaced the two formers apart with pieces of scrap balsa, and then wrapped 1/64 ply around them.

After the CA had dried it was easy to break out the balsa bits with a pair of pliers.

I would have done more but the flying field was beckoning!

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Old Mar 27, 2004, 06:36 PM
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I got on some spongy rubber today in 3mm, 5mm and 8mm diameter sizes if anyone needs a bit for their scale projects.

Should have been 12mm as well, but they cocked up the order. I had to order 3meters of each to get to minimum quantity...

See IPS camel thread for wheel building details http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hreadid=211574
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