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Mar 27, 2005, 05:16 PM
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I didn't make it to Church Fenton - long story but that was the result. Tomorrow is another day there, but it's forecast for heavy rain so it looks as if that's off too.

Things are starting up and I'm not part of it - very frustrating, so I'm using the time to get models sorted and repaired for when I can get going again.
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Mar 27, 2005, 05:41 PM
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How do / did / you guys stick on the windshields?

Mar 27, 2005, 05:49 PM
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I sent Earl a copy of the plan we have. I haven't gotten around to redawing it yet - too busy with other projects.

I was thinking the doculam might me good for the side windows.
Mar 27, 2005, 06:51 PM
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Ok on the plan. Yes - so much to do, so few hours in a day - and then there is still work as well....

Re the doculam on the side windows, - on the inside or out ? Outside I guess. might be a good option. Hmm - then ontop or underneath the tissue ?

Soo many options and ideas.
Mar 27, 2005, 08:30 PM
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>Found more inconsistencies on the plan - F4 is about 1/8 wider than it should be.

Odd, I had no problem; checked the APS and the Australian plans, both accurate at 2" fuselage width.
Mar 27, 2005, 09:02 PM
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Applehoney - I think the problem is with my copy.
Or rather, the original I used. It was a 1950 original and "very" well used. I can only think that over the years of use and folding etc it has picked up a few "variances"

Strange however that it is only in certain spots....

Mar 28, 2005, 03:28 AM
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windshields - I use a very thin layer of contact glue. (Evostik in the UK)
Mar 28, 2005, 02:54 PM
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F4 is good on my plan.
Mar 30, 2005, 01:32 AM
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Another Tomboy

Originally Posted by Ian Easton
What are you going to cover it with - I'm thinking about Doculam - that's a hot item of discussion in the Scale forum. 24" wide 500' long for $26. Light and strong (and probably fuel proof).

Hello Ian, this is Tom. I'm starting to cut out parts for my Tomboy. I like making a kit first. What's this Doculam? How's your comming?

CYA Sunday at the SCAMPS contest. Maybe the Powerhouse will fly?
Mar 30, 2005, 11:58 AM
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Nice to see you here in e-zone (rc groups).

All I have to do to the Tomboy is the fin, then sand and cover. I'll post photos of the skeleton this week sometime

The doculam is document laminating film - I think there is a link near the start of this thread about the stuff.

I'll be there on the Sunday - my Tomboy should be done by then.
Mar 31, 2005, 12:41 AM
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Been working on the tailplane / DT & Timer
Thinking about Doculam/tissue on the fuselage.

Tailplane already has a big tear in the tissue from a sanding block falling over onto it!!!!!

Anybody on this list ever participate in the Tomboy Postal comps? 2005 one ends midnight July 31st, your local time, wherever you are.
Mar 31, 2005, 12:55 AM
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Mark - looking great. If you use 'doculam' clear cover, try colouring the framework before covering. Looks great. I use a product called 'ravens oil' sold by bootmakers for colouring shoes. Yellow works particularly well.

Did I mention I flew my 'nightboy' version a couple of weeks ago at a ff weekend in Yeppoon with the Rockhampton guys. It is fitted with LED's - red in port wing, green in stbd, and white in fuselage. Clear covering makes them stand out. Tell me more about that postal comp - I had heard of it but no details.

Great camera work - what type camera? I only have old Kodak type and not good for detail. Alan
Mar 31, 2005, 02:03 AM
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Altur - you flatter me. I should have used a stand for the photo's as without a flash and the macro on the "shakes" all show up. However too much hassle for a few quick shots.

I saw a model "Cub" that was covered in tissue with the led's built inside the wings and fuse - looked pretty cool at night as the whole model seemed to "glow"

Here is a link and writeup of last years (2004) results with some mention of rules.

Postal is run every year, Std 36" or 44"Tomboy build only, no scaling up or down.
Any engine type, size may be used (rubber/electric/glo/CO2 etc)
Basically, as many flights as you want throughout the year, as you go you post your best/longest flight (no radio, all free flight)
Hand launch
Unlimited engine run
Timkeeper has to stay at point of launch and may use binoculars up to 8x mag.
(and stops when he loses sight of model?)
Model has to be retrieved back to launch place for flight to count. A lost model invalidates the time
No radio trackers allowed to find model.
Mar 31, 2005, 02:44 AM
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Thanks - will stay in touch alan
Mar 31, 2005, 01:21 PM
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I'll be taking part in the postal event.

Nice job of the DT hinge, Mark - I like that idea. I guess all trim adjustments are made on the wing then - but that shouldn't be much anyway.

Are you going to use a timer or fuse or have you figured out the RC DT yet?

I'll "unpin" my fin from the board tonight and assemble it all for photos.

Aaah I just noticed your timer!
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