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May 21, 2009, 11:35 AM
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Veron Wagtail build

Hello, I thought I'd post some pictures of a project I've been working on on and off for about a year now.

An idle day at work browsing the web led to a retro ebay purchase of a Veron Wagtail glider. I had one of these as a kid many years ago which I dont ever recall finishing, my building skills not being up to much at the time! Having just finished a A&DB models kit of the Frog Red Wing I figured I would try building the Wagtail again.

I finished her this afternoon and she weighs in at 44g, I've no idea if that is ok or not there doesnt seem to be any mention of the target weight on the plans. She seems to test glide quite well in the garden so fingers cross this weekend will bring some calm weather to try a proper flight!

The first photos are of her uncovered state, taken a few months back.
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May 21, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Finally finished her!

I'm still not very good at covering, still learning with each one!
May 21, 2009, 04:18 PM
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That looks okay. And rather cute.
May 21, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Excellent covering job....looks great. I hope you scanned the die-scrunched wood in before you cut it all up?
What span is it? <thinks..... would it scale up a little to take micro r/c?>

May 21, 2009, 04:32 PM
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Very nice...!!

...and I like the colours too....
May 21, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Thats rather lovely. I agree with GeeW, scaled up to around 36" span, would make a joyful slope floater.

Also, it looks like a rapier would fit nicely into the rear of that fuselage pod
May 21, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Thanks for the nice comments guys!

GeeW I never even thought to scan the wood before starting I'll make sure I do with any other projects.

I just checked and its 30" span. I can scan the plans if anybody fancies a go. I seem to remember spotting it on the replikit site a while back too.
May 21, 2009, 05:04 PM
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No worries....I just saw this at Derick Scott's plans site:
Veron Wagtail with parts sheet 30 span pod and boom glider

LINK to Derick

I also understand that Phil Smith is still selling the Veron plans..

Last edited by Gluehand; May 21, 2009 at 05:12 PM.
May 21, 2009, 05:12 PM
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On Dereck's website, how does one actually GET the plans he has listed????
May 21, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Just drop him a mail and ask for price...(which usually is very modest)

May 21, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Ahh right, excellent, thankyou
May 21, 2009, 09:00 PM
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"I'm still not very good at covering, still learning with each one!"

Looks pretty good enough to me. Can you tow it up also?
May 21, 2009, 11:33 PM
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As others have said, I think it looks great.
You seem to have picked up the art of covering pretty well so far.
You have an eye for a great colour scheme too.
A very appealing model and great pictures.
Cheers John
May 22, 2009, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by rk295
I'm still not very good at covering, .....
Yeah, riiight...... That looks lovely!

May 22, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Very nice build...another thumbs up
Good colour choices, good contruction and it has that quirkiness of look to it that still says it will fly nicely.

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