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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 09:29
by B Sharp
John, no I have NOT. We Scots are famous for buying the best whiskey and the best covering material that we can afford. We are also famous for being very cautious on the price of everything else! :D :D :D

Stephen, yes, the ailerons were designed to be top hinged. I bottled out of trying to get five small pinned hinges on each aileron to line up correctly and then seal the gap. I used my favourite invisible tape to do the job instead.

Brian. :)

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 19:49
by Nigel Argall
Great work Brian. Not sure if I missed this earlier but what holds those servo hatch covers shut - shock cord or something??

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 22:03
by B Sharp
Nigel, the covers are held in place with good, old fashioned, invisible, Diamond Tape. The fact that you didn't see it proves it's worth. :D
Brian :)

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 15:57
by Nigel Argall
Whooa! Impressive! No more ugly screws for me.

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 17:18
by B Sharp
I am now at the stage of putting paint on the fuselage. The basic white coats of paint are on and I am now starting to hit it with colour.
Brian. :)

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 17:29
by VinceC
This is getting exciting

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 19:11
by B Sharp
Is getting excited about some blue paint wise at your age Vince? :D :D :D
Brian. :)

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 19:19
by StephenB
Rattle can paint job Brian?

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 17 Jan 2019, 20:19
by B Sharp
Yep Stephen. At this scale a £7 can goes quite a long way.
I have just been out to the workshop and it all appears fine. Tomorrow I will take off all the tape and newspaper and see how it looks. (now that IS exciting Vince) If it is not up to scratch I will just have to rub it all down and do it again. (NO - JOKING - that's never going to happen!!!!!!!!!)
Brian. :D

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 18 Jan 2019, 12:04
by B Sharp
All of the masking has now been removed and I am fairly satisfied with the results. Your can see I have chosen a colour scheme with a red under surface and blue upper, the aircraft modelled being BGA1117 - BPC. I will now have to set the fuselage aside for 48 hours to allow the paint to harden off before I do any more work on it.
Brian. :)