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Feb 13, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Blackburn Buccaneer for twin 76mm EDF

This is my latest build it's just about ready for its maiden so I think what I'll do is post all the pictures up to where it is now and then reply to any comments if there are any, I know there's some Bucc builders out there because I got ticked off for not posting this build.
1350mm span
10.5lb AUW
2 x 76mm Lander fans (9.5lbs thrust)
Dolly take off
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Feb 13, 2011, 10:45 AM
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Stunning !
Feb 13, 2011, 10:56 AM
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Here's the rest of the build, hope you like.
Feb 13, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Don't suppose you live anywhere near Peterborough....? LOL
Feb 13, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Lol, get building, you've still got time to get one together by the summer!
Feb 13, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I wanna get the parts cut and build yours, thats better than I could ever hope to come up with.

We need to discuss those colours thought Mark !! LOL

(ex RAF Rigger)
Feb 13, 2011, 11:31 AM
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I could probably make you a set of parts if you're really interested Dave, its a fair bit of Liteply and balsa.
As for colours, I nearly did RAF but maybe I'll leave that to you
Feb 13, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Mark I think I sent you a PM
Feb 13, 2011, 12:59 PM
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yeah you did but it says you cant receive my replies, wrote a big long answer then the computer says no!
Feb 13, 2011, 01:35 PM
I want to fly everything!
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Classic model construction, beautifully executed. Lovely. Well done!

All wood intake ducting. Right on.

Any plans for retracts? I can't image having to belly flop that beauty.

Do you know how much weight the glassing added?
Feb 13, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Would have loved retracts and a scale air brake but left them both off because i was concerned about the weight, this one uses a dolly for take off and lands on its belly, our flying patch is grass so a few strips of duct tape as a skid should be fine, when it wears through I just stick another bit on.
I used 3oz glass cloth on the fus and 1oz on the wings, I don't think it added more than a few ounces, maybe 6-8 or so at the most, I didn't think to measure as I was looking at the airframe weight as a whole, but now you mention it I wish I had.
A friend of mine had a Schreiner models F86 with a schubeler fan that used to collapse the intake duct completely shut on 2/3 throttle so I always try to build mine strong, hence the ply construction and all the reinforcing.
Feb 13, 2011, 02:17 PM
Build'em and Crash'em
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Thats an outstanding accomplishment, fantastic plane
Feb 13, 2011, 02:57 PM
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Can't get it to work so I've sent you my email addy.

I'm a fan of winter camo

Feb 13, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Simply stunning.

All wood, strip planking, glass & paint finish. kind of build.

Feb 13, 2011, 05:33 PM
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nice plane dude.

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