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 Posted: 25 January 2012 05:32 pm
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Hi guys

I just received my penny for the next indoor meet.

I reckon its nots going to be ready in time tho :(

well done the Post Office

Bob

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 Posted: 25 January 2012 08:16 pm
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Bob . Its a load of sticks :( and they look broken ;) . Good luck with the build and dont forget the pics;)



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 Posted: 25 January 2012 10:42 pm
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My wife took delivery from the posty.

Apparently he just handed it to and turned ans walked away.

When I saw it the box looked like it had be folded in half :(, and it had Fragile plastered right across it!

Hope fully Sams will send me another but if not it won't be the end of the world. I'm sure I can replace the balsa from stock.

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 Posted: 26 January 2012 01:52 am
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Are you going to claim for it? It should be insured to £36 I believe for regular post. It's very dissapionting to get something like that in the post when you've been looking forward to it :X

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 Posted: 26 January 2012 02:12 am
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The lady I spoke to at Sam's today said they could claim, but she thought that George may not bother. I'm waiting for him to get back to me at the moment.

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 Posted: 26 January 2012 05:01 am
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Fingers crossed for you Bob.

Is the Penny plane your buying on this page? http://www.samsmodels.com/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2esamsmodels%2ecom%2f&WD=penny&PN=Section_G%2e_Model_Kits%2ehtml%23a2441#a2441

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 Posted: 26 January 2012 12:20 pm
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Its Sam's ref "G8. Novice Class Penny Plane"

I found a very good build article about it at

http://indooraero.homeunix.net/torstensson1.shtml

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 Posted: 26 January 2012 01:41 pm
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oops hiccups:(

Dunno how that happend?

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 Posted: 26 January 2012 07:47 pm
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Hiccups sorted :D its probably not worth claiming as the post office is verypoor at compensation for damage. If its lost then as you say £36 is covered for standard post . i spoke to a guy who hjad som goods damaged and the PO offered him a few stamps , final offer !! arrogant or what . :X The PO has a terrible attitude to customers . I posted a plane to Ireland a few years ago and put FRAGILE all over the box . The Manager who served me at Sittingbourne PO Threw the parcel into a skip arrangement . When I pointed out that the item was FRAGILE as per the labels he just laughed and shrugged his shoulders:X:X But it got ther ok .

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 Posted: 26 January 2012 10:22 pm
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Your right Phil.

George at Sam's has already sent me a new kit, he obviously thinks its not worth the effort to claim for £14.

Full marks to his company. I will certainly do business with him again.

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 Posted: 27 January 2012 05:24 am
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BobH wrote:
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Its Sam's ref "G8. Novice Class Penny Plane"

I found a very good build article about it at

http://indooraero.homeunix.net/torstensson1.shtml

Bob


That's a real work of art that plane, it clearly takes an incredible amount of effort and patience to build :shock:
Fingers crossed you'll have yours delivered and done for the next fly in now they have sent another. :dude:

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 Posted: 27 January 2012 11:21 pm
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Dont forget the build and fly evening at SADMAC on the 12th Feb .details on the club web site.

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 Posted: 27 January 2012 11:57 pm
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Yep :)

Already got it in my diary.

I'm not too sure on directions. I had a look at their forum and there not on it. Sadly their web site is not as active as ours :(

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 Posted: 28 January 2012 03:20 pm
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Hi Bob The hall is The UK paper Social club in Avenue of Remembrance ,Sittingbourne.Its next door to Borden Grammar School , adjacent to the traffic lights and has a car park at the rear.Map on link .

http://www.ikent.co.uk/profile/102255/Sittingbourne/UK-Paper-Leisure-Club/#mapDirections



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 Posted: 30 January 2012 11:16 pm
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Well I finally got the new kit.

Building this has been a totally new experience for me :P

I wanted to cover the wing in one piece then cut the dihedral after. Sadly the width of the Condenser paper in the kit won't allow me to do that, so I will have to add the dihedral 1st then cover in 3 sections.

I sincerely hope this thing fly's, but what ever its been a fun build.

Roll on the next indoor meet :)

Bob

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 Posted: 31 January 2012 12:37 am
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Its looking good Bob, is the condenser paper basically cling film or something lighter?

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 Posted: 31 January 2012 02:07 am
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I'm not really an expert. I think it comes in a tad lighter than Jap tissue.

From what I have read you need to pre shrink it still like tissue before covering.

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 Posted: 2 February 2012 05:22 pm
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I've finished the Penny Plane.

Sadly its come out a bit heavy at 7.7grams :(

I had a look on the web and it seems that condenser covered Penny Planes come it at around 6.1 grams. Ultrafilm covered ones should be 3 grams. This guy here: http://indooraero.homeunix.net/torstensson.shtml had to add 0.07grams because it came in under weight! God knows how these guys get them down to 3 grams. Still I'm pretty pleased for a 1st attempt. I think I should have sanded a bit more off.

I just stuck 200 turns on and gave it a very short flight around the living room (Catching it before it bumped into any walls of course). Anyway it looks like it may fly OK with a few more turns on it.

All I need now it to make a box and a winding stooge.

Bob

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 Posted: 2 February 2012 08:09 pm
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Seeing your blog got me interested and I ordered an EZB from Sam's (seems like you ran him out of stock of Penny Planes) The kit's just arrived and it's somewhat more delicate than I'm used to, still out with the magnifier and let's have a go.

Your's looks great!!

Incedentally you won't regret spending on Permagrit tools. I've got a selection of different ones and they are so useful although you still need very fine sand paper for finishing. Phil introduced me to them when I started back at modeling several years ago and I've gradually expanded my collection over the years ending up with a 24" version of the one you've got there. If you want a square edge on something, turn the permagrit on it's side on your work surface, put the job on a scrap of 1/8 sheet and sand the edge by sliding the permagrit back and forth. Great tools!!

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 Posted: 10 February 2012 04:00 am
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Hey Bob, good job with the Penny plane, it looks great. Will it be at the indoor fly-in on the 19th?

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 Posted: 10 February 2012 03:04 pm
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I'm certainly hoping so.

I still need to make a winding stooge at the moment, but that can't be too difficult.

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