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Oct 23, 2002, 10:38 AM
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24" Bristol Scout - Peter Rake Design

Hi All,

I have been lurking as a viewer for some time now and have decided to post my first thread to show you all my current project.
I have recently re-entered the RC field after leaving the IC version about 13 years ago. I have built a Muliplex Pico Cub and have about 40 flights on it so far with no damage (touch wood ) so I am having a go at something a bit more interesting. This model, designed by Peter Rake is called the 'In-Out-Scout-About' and was a free plan with the October issue of Radio Control Model World. I was attracted to this design after monitoring the 400 based threads here but this smaller version, I am hoping, will suit a small flying area that I have in front of my house. The following pictures will show where I'm up to so far.
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Oct 23, 2002, 10:51 AM
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Lets try again!
Oct 23, 2002, 10:59 AM
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That picture was a bit big wasn't it!
We will see if this one is better!
The cowling is cut from the bottom of a plastic baby wet wipes container!
The power will be a GWS DXA with 9x7 GWS prop with 300maH Nimh batt. It will have Hitec HS55 servos, GWS 4 channel pico RX and Kontronic micro10 ESC.
Oct 23, 2002, 11:06 AM
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This one shows a bit more of the fuse and the lower wings. You get the idea of how the cowl look too.
Oct 23, 2002, 11:09 AM
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Here's the sheeted fuse with the cowl on.
Oct 23, 2002, 12:51 PM
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She looks to be coming on really well. Not having too many problems I hope.

Despite the similarity, this is not a scaled down version of the AerodromeRC kit. It is a scaled down version of a much earlier design. This was my fourth Bristol Scout design, one of them even being IC powered - an OS FS40 Surpass.

For those interested, there will be a 30" span Fokker E111 design appearing soon. Using a similar set up to the little Scout, it should make a good partner for dog fighting.

Oct 25, 2002, 04:21 AM
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Here's a bit of an update and a few more pics. The top wing is now built and these pictures show how it all sits together but note that it is all only 'sitting there' at this point just to get the feel of what it looks like (you just can't resist doing this at the end of each build session, can you?). I would love to hear what you all think of it so far and any comments, recommendations etc are welcomed.
Oct 25, 2002, 04:27 AM
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...and another....
Oct 25, 2002, 04:34 AM
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...and the last one for now.

By the way, what do you guys use as a lightweight filler when the covering is going to be semi-transparent?

Oct 25, 2002, 08:53 AM
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You're doing a great job, keep the pics coming.

Red Devil filler is pretty good, not that it looks as if you'll need much. It's very white, but can be toned down with a little water colour paint mixed in to make it match the colour of the wood. If you're covering her with Litespan, it won't show much anyway.

Oct 25, 2002, 12:28 PM
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Bristol Scout

Not electric, but thought it might be interesting. built in 1943 powered with a Baby Spitfire.
Oct 25, 2002, 03:14 PM
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Goodychrischild - It's looking really good. Now is a good time to check that the interplane struts line up correctly, before you cover it.
As for filler, I use a lightweight wall spackle. The amount I use is pretty minimal so weight isn't really an issue with it. As Peter says, if your using Litespan (or Coverlite in my case) it doesn't really show through.

What colour scheme do you have planned for it?
Oct 25, 2002, 10:23 PM
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Looks great!
What issue is this plan in? Make a nice addition to my already large collection of Peter's plans.

BTW Peter I will eventually get that Tigershark done!
Oct 26, 2002, 04:35 AM
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You will find the plan and build instructions,in the October 2002 issue,of R/C Model World,

Oct 26, 2002, 06:37 AM
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From Mark's user name, it shouldn't take a genius to work out who built the prototype E111 for me. Thanks Mark - how long is the 60" version likely to take?


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