Jul 09, 2012, 06:36 AM
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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
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Jul 09, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Thanks for the tip on getting the holes set up -hadn't thought about that till you mentioned it.

Ian
Jul 28, 2012, 05:48 AM
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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?
Jul 28, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Nice work oltimer! Beautiful result
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Jul 29, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Super result - I especially like the cowl around the engine - one of the best I have seen.

Cheers

Tim
Jul 29, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Hi,
I watch this post with great interest.Good and solid work.Falcon is beautiful.
regards
John
Jul 30, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Ray that is one beautiful Falcon, I hope to see it about on my travels, can wait to see it covered

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Jul 31, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Just remember to keep all rodents out of the fuselage----excellent build!

MJE
Jul 31, 2012, 01:41 PM
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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
Aug 02, 2012, 04:54 AM
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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
Aug 02, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Love one, but not at 87 quid!
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Aug 08, 2012, 08:34 AM
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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
Aug 21, 2012, 10:46 PM
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A bit more progress. Everything is covered now and the first coat of dope went on tonight. Haven't quite decided on colours yet.
Aug 24, 2012, 03:42 PM
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[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.
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Aug 27, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Doping is completed - now it's time for paint!


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