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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 08 Nov 2019, 10:04
by chris williams
Having filled in the spaces with balsa, the first applications of filler are commenced...

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 08 Nov 2019, 17:13
by mick a
watching the build, could you set the incidence just using the wing roots .?
i was thinking of doing that with the minimoa instead of wrestling with the wings .

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 11:44
by chris williams
Unfortunately Mick, the wing roots don't really give you enough to work with, considering the importance of the task...

A final skim of filler with the wings on will ensure a near perfect fit. Obviously, it's important to run a blade through the filler just at that stage when it not too hard to cut, but not too soft to tear... (Dependant on ambient temperature & the amount of hardener added)

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 13:20
by mick a
thanks chris
you make it look so easy

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 13:22
by Trevor
I’m in awe at your prowess with the filler Chris! Access to those servos looks a little awkward though?

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 17:03
by chris williams
Not really, Trev, the big hole in the former gives reasonable access...

Meanwhile, the Flamingo's sister project, Motley's 1/4 scale Petrel, is just about mission capable... Fuselage Solartexed & painted, flying surfaces covered with film...

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 17:58
by VinceC
That is absolutely disgraceful. After all the research I did to get the exact profile, which Chris used to create the plan, why bother building it when it turns out looking like an ice cream wrapper

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 18:00
by Cliff Evans
What flavour is that?

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 18:29
by VinceC
Vanilla with Blueberry sprinkles

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 26 Nov 2019, 12:01
by chris williams
It would seem that I am in possession of a non-compliant ethos...

Therefore, to quote Douglas Adams: 'Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish'