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Old Aug 14, 2007, 09:55 PM
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It has been a while since I posted anything here - I tried to cut two fingers off and moved house so that slowed me down a bit
But with a bit of prodding, I built another Peter Rake prototype - a 48" Farman Moustique light aircraft. Quite a simple build but with a lot of character - wing cables, that undercarriage etc. A product of the 1930s, it make an ideal simple scale model and flies well.
Build log for the Moustique:

Since I missed the 2006 build-off due to the above circumstances, I thought I'd do a design myself of an aircraft I have always liked the look of - the Henschel 129 Tank-buster. A quick and dirty build was decided on using Depron for skins and balsa where dictated by structural needs. The almost-end result is OK but would be better rebuilt in balsa and ply and maybe slightly bigger than the 48" span.
After a few teething problems mostly related to excessive control surface throws, the model flies great. A lot faster than Rake models but exciting!

HS129b Build Log: and Youtube at:
HS-129 Electric RC Model Aircraft (1 min 12 sec)

The current model just completed is another Rake prototype - the AVRO Arrowscout. An AV Roe racing plane from 1914 - no doubt a derviative or pre-decessor of things to come! 36" span, fairly easy to build and flies well. Build log at:
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