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Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

Fin and rudder are as per shape on plan but have been "beefed up" considerably in wood sizes so that the rudder assist r/c will ...   11 November 2018 06:31 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The rear top decking of the fuselage has been faired in on top of the tailplane. Tailplane and fin will be held in place using ...   11 November 2018 10:18 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The tailplane was very fragile with no spar and so I doubled the number of ribs. I will have to be carefull when I cover it. ...   7 November 2018 04:29 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

On the back of the nose block there is a screw that acts as a stop for the propshaft when the rubber motor is spent. ...   7 November 2018 04:14 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

I purchased a commercial propshft assembly from Sams Models. 14swg shaft with bush, bearing and return spring. All the "works are inside the nose block and ...   7 November 2018 04:05 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The nose block, between fus' and prop, was fashioned out of several layers of 1/8th balsa with ply facings. Both the nose block and the prop ...   3 November 2018 04:25 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

Bill 00psSorry, I did not take any photos during the process. Mike ...   3 November 2018 04:09 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

Now I come to one of the main features of the model. The propeller. The plans do not specify the shape of the prop', only the ...   2 November 2018 11:34 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The U/C is now fitted. 18swg piano wire. The main legs on the original were of bamboo but I have sheathed the wire in 1/16th lime ...   2 November 2018 11:10 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

I have now added the wing box with re-enforcments. In the centre is the box for the mini servo and the hatch for the RX ...   23 October 2018 03:04 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The fuselage was removed from the jig. The foam inner formers and the centre rod removed. The blank fuselage weighs just 32grms (1 1/4ozs) but is ...   8 October 2018 10:24 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The 3/32nd Stringers have been applied. A bit tricky at first, they are a yard long, but soon found a technique to get them as ...   8 October 2018 10:12 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The jig is now complete with its formers. I can now build the fuselage by adding the stringers and incorporating the U/C, wing box and tailplane ...   26 September 2018 06:40 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The wound former sequence. Inner former foam board is pinned to thick foam. 1/32 balsa by 5mm wide strip is soaked in water for a few minutes, ...   24 September 2018 11:51 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

Should look like this. ...   23 September 2018 01:12 am

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > GB3 Vintage Wakefield (28 replies - 203 views)

The next model has been started. I like to alternate scale models with something else. This time it is yet another model that inspired me in ...   22 September 2018 10:15 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Saunders Roe A1 flying boat (15 replies - 85 views)

The wet side. ...   14 September 2018 03:17 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Saunders Roe A1 flying boat (15 replies - 85 views)

All finished. Decals were taken from internet images, of a sheet from a plastic kit @72nd scale. Enlarged on the computer and printed on white waterslide ...   14 September 2018 03:17 pm

Own Design Builds > Sopwith Snipe (56 replies - 641 views)

http://www.youtube.com/v//L9JkTSzG-SA Here is a video of some of the free flight scale rounds at the 2018 Nats. My Sopwith Snipes winning flight is at the end. ...   27 August 2018 08:38 pm

Builds of Other Designers/Makes (Not listed above) > Saunders Roe A1 flying boat (15 replies - 85 views)

Bill Try   http://www.samsmodels.com/electric-flight-ducted-fan?search=ducted%20fanOr go direct to http://www.kpaero.com. Mike ...   21 August 2018 05:36 pm


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