HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 27 Nov 2019, 09:03

Thanks John, I am now getting to the point where I will just hand the forum over to someone else! In the space of a week, I have gone from caring about this forum to I must say getting close to "not" caring.

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by StephenB » 27 Nov 2019, 09:46

Don't go Cliff!

Decisions made in the heat of the moment are rarely the best ones, maybe take a step back and let things settle down, from my perspective this really looks like a storm in a teacup.

This forum is a great resource thanks to the input of many members. In my short time on here, and as a returnee to modelling, the information and advice I have received has given me the confidence and encouragement to tackle a scale build, brush up on my modelling skills and derive an immense amount of enjoyment from the project. I perhaps couldn't have done it without this place, certainly not as easily and it definitely wouldn't have been as much fun.

As the saying goes, keep calm and carry on!

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by VinceC » 28 Nov 2019, 09:00

Back to the Flamingo and I have put together some documentation from the VGC plus a load of photos, colour scheme and a decal set for this fifth scale model which Cliff will make a page for shortly
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 28 Nov 2019, 17:45

Page is up: https://scalesoaring.co.uk/hans-wideman-flamingo/

Lettering produced by Vince for the 1 /5 scale model:
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 28 Nov 2019, 19:38

Meanwhile... time to make up the ailerons. These are top-hinged and bottom-sealed with Mylar for max efficiency, and built flat to the plan. At first glance, it might seem that the ribs are too short, bit it's an optical illusion due to my inability to draw a three-dimensional view of the LE on the plan...
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Post by chris williams » 29 Nov 2019, 22:25

A quick look at the wing servo arrangements...The spoiler servo cost the princely sum of £1.90 ;)
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by SedB » 30 Nov 2019, 08:51

Hello Chris,

Lovely progress so far!
Just out of curiosity; I'm about to build your 1/4 T-21 and for this I ordered 2meter longhorns and mainspars, just to have them out of one piece.
Image Here, on the left, is seems you have extended the mainspar of the aileron? I'm not an experienced builder, so that's why I wonder if this is a standard trick which functions as good as a 'one-piece'?

Kind regards,
Daniel

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 30 Nov 2019, 10:23

Now that's a long time ago, Daniel...! In this instance, a join in an aileron LE (I probably didn't have a piece long enough) is perfectly acceptable, because due to the aileron being hinged to the much stronger wing, it's never going to experience and serious lateral force...

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 30 Nov 2019, 10:53

chris williams wrote:
30 Nov 2019, 10:23
Now that's a long time ago, Daniel...! In this instance, a join in an aileron LE (I probably didn't have a piece long enough) is perfectly acceptable, because due to the aileron being hinged to the much stronger wing, it's never going to experience and serious lateral force...

Mr Williams is very very old Seb!

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Barry_Cole » 30 Nov 2019, 11:30

Mr Williams is very very old Seb!

And is even older this very day............

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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