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Nov 29, 2018, 08:35 AM
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Beautiful!

I love the foam radial
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Nov 29, 2018, 09:01 AM
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What an insightful way to simulate the engine.
Good job.

OK OK OK I gotta know - Is Heineken bottled locally in AU or imported ?

Premium quality Roaches ,eh ?
I knew some bugs had made it on the menu in the Down Under regions but
I had no idea they were pickling them in Beer as well.
Nov 29, 2018, 09:24 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Hey Adam,. where you been mate .. hows things ? what have you been up to ?

Only the best roaches here Bob, will sane some for you .. I think its imported Bob

Lockey
Nov 29, 2018, 01:57 PM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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Back in my days of loads of cutting balsa ---

55" span from a Radio Modeller plan, brushed motor, Olympus belt drive, Nicads, 1990 ish.

They look great, but fly them slow for best effect, they were not fighters.

Nice work Tony.

Ray.
Nov 29, 2018, 03:59 PM
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It's been said before but the fact that you modeled a radial engine just blows me away!

Well done!
Nov 29, 2018, 04:20 PM
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It's threads like this that make me realize that creativity and craftsmanship in this hobby is far from dying out. It's just shifted from wood and tissue or wood and fabric to foam in a lot of cases. What a great job you're doing on this design and build!
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Nov 29, 2018, 05:31 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Thanks for the nice comments guys .. Nice Blackburn's Jerry, whats the funny stuff you're building with

Hey Ray, love the leather jacket

Lockey
Nov 29, 2018, 08:12 PM
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It's called wood, same material they built the original with....
I was going for a scale appearance on the 1/12th. The 1/6th was for a 'build & fly Challenge', specified to be balsa, not flown until the day of the contest, maidened after static judging. First flight judged as well!!
Fun!!

Jerry
Nov 29, 2018, 08:25 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lockey
Hey Adam,. where you been mate .. hows things ? what have you been up to ?

Only the best roaches here Bob, will sane some for you .. I think its imported Bob

Lockey
All is well I'm not building or flying at the moment but I still lurk to see what all you talented people are up to.

You import cockroaches?
Nov 30, 2018, 06:38 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Getting there .. I forgot about the undercarriage and had to cut the bottom of the fuselage open to fit it

Not sure that the undercarriage was a good idea to build this way, wanted it to be a bit scale looking though, it was all felolopy (thats a Aussie word for floppy ) so I has to add some wires .. not sure if there would be a better (easier) way

.. anyone got a better idea for the undercarriage ?

Lockey
Last edited by Lockey; Nov 30, 2018 at 07:04 AM.
Nov 30, 2018, 06:40 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Quote:
Originally Posted by justj
It's called wood, same material they built the original with....
I was going for a scale appearance on the 1/12th. The 1/6th was for a 'build & fly Challenge', specified to be balsa, not flown until the day of the contest, maidened after static judging. First flight judged as well!!
Fun!!

Jerry
I used to build with balsa and ply many moons ago mate .. back in the late 70s early 80s .. WHEN

Lockey
Nov 30, 2018, 08:12 AM
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Question: Did the Blackburn have a radial engine, or a rotary one?

CD
Nov 30, 2018, 08:26 AM
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Question: Did the Blackburn have a radial engine, or a rotary one?

CD
They used a 7 cylinder, 80 HP Le Rhone rotary. There was also a U.S. manufacturer that built 'Le Rhone' engines under license that managed to get 100 HP from the engine.

Jerry
Nov 30, 2018, 09:25 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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When I was researching this, I came up with 7 and 8 cylinder versions

Think this would work and save using the wires (see pic)

Lockey


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