HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jul 09, 2012, 06:36 AM
Registered User
Oxford, UK
Joined Mar 2009
65 Posts
Quote: Ray . . . I'm going to use your method of putting the brass tubing to the fuel tank through the firewall . . . Ian

This was another job Ian I found tricky and time consuming.
In order to get three neat holes close together and horizontal at each of two different sloping surfaces, I made a pair of drilling guide jigs.
Tip: drill holes through the blocks before angle cutting. I did it twice the other way round! Your mileage may vary.
Ray
ol Timer is offline Find More Posts by ol Timer
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jul 09, 2012, 08:28 PM
Registered User
Ian Easton's Avatar
United Kingdom, Scotland, Fife
Joined May 1999
2,843 Posts
Thanks for the tip on getting the holes set up -hadn't thought about that till you mentioned it.

Ian
Ian Easton is offline Find More Posts by Ian Easton
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 28, 2012, 05:48 AM
Registered User
Oxford, UK
Joined Mar 2009
65 Posts
Model mostly finished. Still some tidying up to do.
Flying surfaces temp. hinged for photos.
Temp. wing bands are 7 inch joined. What size do others use?
Plan to cover with Solartex Natural. OK, see warts and all!
Will be spraying with Profilm clear gloss (polyurathane).
Hope to be through by September.
Ray
PS. had difficulty uploading these pics. Does it depend on the time of day or something else?
ol Timer is offline Find More Posts by ol Timer
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 28, 2012, 02:47 PM
Sic itur ad Astra
sparks59's Avatar
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Joined Aug 2009
1,603 Posts
Nice work oltimer! Beautiful result
sparks
sparks59 is offline Find More Posts by sparks59
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 29, 2012, 10:49 AM
Registered User
Tim Trick's Avatar
The Netherlands
Joined Apr 2004
578 Posts
Super result - I especially like the cowl around the engine - one of the best I have seen.

Cheers

Tim
Tim Trick is offline Find More Posts by Tim Trick
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 29, 2012, 02:48 PM
Superbobik
SUPERBOBIK's Avatar
Joined Jun 2012
43 Posts
Hi,
I watch this post with great interest.Good and solid work.Falcon is beautiful.
regards
John
SUPERBOBIK is offline Find More Posts by SUPERBOBIK
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2012, 03:26 PM
Registered User
Jiffy's Avatar
Joined Nov 2005
496 Posts
Ray that is one beautiful Falcon, I hope to see it about on my travels, can wait to see it covered

Jiffy
Jiffy is offline Find More Posts by Jiffy
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2012, 05:53 AM
Registered User
Joined Jun 2011
10 Posts
Just remember to keep all rodents out of the fuselage----excellent build!

MJE
michael j etheri is offline Find More Posts by michael j etheri
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2012, 01:41 PM
Registered User
Oxford, UK
Joined Mar 2009
65 Posts
Thanks for the compliments.
Thanks also to all on this thread whose contributions and comments along the way have given me ideas and know-how and guidance, (if only you knew how green I am!)
Ian’s idea of securing the tail unit with a nylon bolt, reminds me, tail unit – aerofoil section – LIFT, which my two little press-studs may not cope with. So I am now working on a lock-in method.
Ray
ol Timer is offline Find More Posts by ol Timer
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 02, 2012, 04:54 AM
Registered User
Joined Jun 2011
10 Posts
I have just noticed that there is a Ben Buckle KK Falcon kit available on E-bay with only 22 hours to go and currently priced at £87.00. Anyone need another Falcon?

MJE
michael j etheri is offline Find More Posts by michael j etheri
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 02, 2012, 05:22 AM
Sic itur ad Astra
sparks59's Avatar
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Joined Aug 2009
1,603 Posts
Love one, but not at 87 quid!
sparks
sparks59 is offline Find More Posts by sparks59
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 08, 2012, 08:34 AM
Registered User
Ian Easton's Avatar
United Kingdom, Scotland, Fife
Joined May 1999
2,843 Posts
Just returned from vacation last night so jet lag has me up unusually bright and early this morning. Back to work now- should be finished covering mine this weekend.

Ray, I'm glad you've decided to lock down the tail a bit more securely - I was wondering how that was going to work out or if I had done my usual over-engineering.

Ian
Ian Easton is offline Find More Posts by Ian Easton
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:46 PM
Registered User
Ian Easton's Avatar
United Kingdom, Scotland, Fife
Joined May 1999
2,843 Posts
A bit more progress. Everything is covered now and the first coat of dope went on tonight. Haven't quite decided on colours yet.
Ian Easton is offline Find More Posts by Ian Easton
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 2012, 03:42 PM
Registered User
United Kingdom, England, East Horsley
Joined Dec 2004
21 Posts
[QUOTE=ol Timer;22317131]Thanks for the compliments.
Thanks also to all on this thread whose contributions and comments along the way have given me ideas and know-how and guidance, (if only you knew how green I am!)
Ian’s idea of securing the tail unit with a nylon bolt, reminds me, tail unit – aerofoil section – LIFT, which my two little press-studs may not cope with. So I am now working on a lock-in method.
Ray[/QUhttp://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attahttp://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attachmentid=5106450&d=1345840774chmen tid=5106449&d=1345840774OTE]
BalsaBasher is offline Find More Posts by BalsaBasher
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2012, 11:46 PM
Registered User
Ian Easton's Avatar
United Kingdom, Scotland, Fife
Joined May 1999
2,843 Posts
Doping is completed - now it's time for paint!
Ian Easton is offline Find More Posts by Ian Easton
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repost: Keil Kraft Outlaw Plan required. Steve_Bennington Sport Planes 22 Jul 21, 2010 09:26 AM
Looking fo Keil Kraft plans Ian Easton Free Flight 12 Dec 30, 2009 01:57 PM
EP and R/C Keil Kraft Chief? Ragnar Electric Sailplanes 10 Oct 07, 2009 05:36 AM
Keil Kraft Senator Tony Oliver Free Flight 12 Nov 14, 2004 10:40 PM