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HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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chris williams
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Thank you, Jus... Final stage now: The fuselage will be covered with my diminishing stock of Solartex, primed & painted with 2K paint. (All the 'tex edges are sealed with thin cyano) The flying surfaces will be covered with HK's new translucent clear film, with the appropriate trim...
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chris williams
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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The Flamingo maiden was a few days ago...the light wing loading makes for a model with a very realistic flying speed, so all in all, definitely a keeper!
(I now have the full Flamingo set!)



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Jus Gordon
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Well done Chris,

What a fantastic collection and love the ‘Topaze ‘blue colour scheme 8-)
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Excellent model there Chris,well done.
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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:shock: to be fair, without colour photos is almost impossible as long as it is painted "in the style of". For the colour scheme I showed in my drawing, I chose the later colour and then converted to B&W and the grey scale colours were almost an exact match, giving reasonable purity on the colours chosen
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B Sharp
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Very Nice indeed Chris. Now would you like to slow down for a while as I just cant keep up with your production rate.
Brian. :D
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Beautiful scale sailplane, I love the scheme.
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Scale Police wrote: 03 Dec 2019, 14:55 The SPC have been informed and they too are reviewing the situation.
Ha..Ha..Move along now sir, nothing to see here!
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chris williams
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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I have donated the plan for the 1/4 scale Flamingo to the SSUK website...I believe I have in this model, the Steinadler and hopefully the 1/4 Petrel, hit a 'sweet spot' in design terms: reasonably large sizes, coupled with light wing loadings result in models that are super-safe at low speed, slow & realistic in flight, and capable of feather-light landings even with me at the controls...! ;)
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Thanks very much Chris. I will be putting the plans and link up later today.
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