Jun 20, 2006, 02:56 AM
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Terry, totally cool!!
now i see what the four microfan setup's for!!

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Jun 20, 2006, 04:00 AM
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WOW! You're definitely the depron-meister Terry and your Vulcan looks just about totally scale. With 50% T/W and that miniscule wing loading it must get up there like a real one too!

Look forward to seeing you demonstrating your LABS loft-bombing technique

Bob told me that you'd been busy. Make sure you give us a blow-by-blow account on how you mould the depron.


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Jun 20, 2006, 04:17 AM
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Fantastic Terry, that is so

Cant wait to see it in the flesh and like Gordon I would be interested in your depron moulding techniques.

Great job, brilliant mate.

Jun 20, 2006, 04:26 AM
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excellent !!
(Handley Page Victor next ??? )
Jun 20, 2006, 04:39 AM
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Realy cool!
Jun 20, 2006, 05:25 AM
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Thanks guys, here is the link to the Video, the only dissapointment is the scale sound.

I dont know if it will Labs but a Blue Steel is a possibility.
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Jun 20, 2006, 05:34 AM
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After sheeting the fin I covered the shoulders, I prebend the Depron by covering the outer skin with packing tape to stop cracking & rolled the bend using a cardboard tube. It will be clearer when I make the wing skins.
I found that using the UHUPore as contact adhesive worked best.
Yes A Victor would be great as my next project.I was Stationed with them at R.A.F. Wittering during the cold war.We often stood on the A1 with our then young children to watch them land close overhead after a mission.
Bigger challenge, a lot more curves.
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Jun 20, 2006, 07:00 AM
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I then sheeted the fuselage, again with pre-bent sections between bulkheads.
I then had a fairly stiff standalone structure,
Jun 20, 2006, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by pontious
I dont know if it will Labs but a Blue Steel is a possibility.
With another Microfan or rocket motor and Bob on the guidance system? Yeah-h-h!!

Jun 20, 2006, 08:16 AM
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Gordon, you make me weak at the knees!!!!!!
Next the ducting. I already wanted the fans/motors in the shoulders with short intakes & long exhausts.This to get the C, of G. right with the heavy Lipo pack in the fuz & not in the nose.
I initially bought one fan to make up four thick drawing paper thrust tubes.
The taper from fan to 1.5" was achieved by rolling the card on a broom handle & using the fan & A honey pot cap of the right size to form the correct taper then tape up.
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Jun 20, 2006, 10:53 AM
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Next step was to carefully cut tapered slots in the base depron to accomodate the thrust tubes so that they were positioned centrally at the fan & below the wing at the outlets as for scale.
Jun 20, 2006, 06:04 PM
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With the thrust tubes installed it was then possible to start building the lower half.
Jun 20, 2006, 08:23 PM
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I was wondering where the ducts were going to fit. I could see in the pics that the area was not cut out for them yet. You must have done it this way to get it rigid with the skin on. Dave
Jun 21, 2006, 05:39 AM
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Thats right Dave most of the strength is in the skin.
For a break I then built the nose for later attatchment.Easier to complete the fuz.
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Jun 21, 2006, 05:44 AM
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Complete nose again all 5mm with preformed sectional skins.Being so thick it was easy to sand the joints after.

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