Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by eric friend » 29 Oct 2016, 11:33

I'm feeling a bit left out.
I've got three pilots sitting in a row in an armchair in our spare room but they sit there day after day in entirely innocent positions, just like the three monkeys.
I'll have to get Simon's wife to have a chat with my wife to make their lives, and maybe mine, a bit more interesting!
Hopefully when I go to Simon's house tomorrow, I'll get a private viewing of his wife's handiwork. :o :lol:

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by terry white » 29 Oct 2016, 12:47

Eric you are suppose to be going to look at the DG800 !!! Ter.

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by ditonics » 30 Oct 2016, 20:02

Barry_Cole wrote:Talking of pilots, my ex-ASG 40% keeps being arranged in compromising positions by my wife so when I get home from work I have a new surprise each day! I would post photographs but I suspect the forum would get taken down if I did!

Oh, go on, give it a try....

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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I second this :lol: :lol:
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by terry white » 30 Oct 2016, 21:10

Not sure if this is true, I could have dreamed it after falling asleep in the chair thinking about Simon's pilots. But the story is:-

While Eric was talking planes with Simon earlier today Eric's wife Connie was seen to be looking longingly at the compromised pilots. She was twisting her head from side to side like a bewildered cockatoo when Simon's wife said "Oh" I know wouldn't it be good to get the boys back in those positions". Still shaking her head Connie said:-
"I don't think Eric ever got in those positions" Could be true. ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Regards Terry.

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by ditonics » 30 Oct 2016, 21:28

Gets popcorn, sits back in comfy chair and awaits replies.......
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 31 Oct 2016, 03:51

Settle down chaps, it is supposed to be a build thread!....

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Barry_Cole » 31 Oct 2016, 07:39

This is far more fun than a build thread.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by eric friend » 02 Nov 2016, 22:52

terry white wrote:Eric you are suppose to be going to look at the DG800 !!! Ter.
I did and I was so disappointed . . . that Simon wouldn't let me see his pilot in its compromising situations, well he knows that I have led a sheltered life!

The DG800 is great with its huge canopy and lovely dead straight wings, I'm not into kinky wings - my wife always says I'm a sraight lines person.
I've looked at the photos of the CARF version and it's excellent - you've got a cracker there Simon!

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by Simon WS » 05 Nov 2016, 16:45

I've started to make the tub for the pilot using depron to make the mould and then I will apply glass over it and (hopefully) release. I plan to make the tub and pilot come out as one unit like the high end manufacturers do (even though it won't look as good as theirs)

I started by tracing off the full size side view "spine" and sticking it in the fuselage.


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Front section stuck in with UHU.


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Covered in packing tape (could only find red) and waxed


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Finally glassed with 4 layers and fingers crossed it will release!

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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

Post by ditonics » 05 Nov 2016, 16:51

Awesome Simon. Looks comfy.
Simon

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