HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 30 Nov 2019, 11:54

Briefly dipping my toes into the subject of scale... I have now re-discovered the latest pics I have of the Flamingo, hanging in a museum in Brazil.

Three things worthy of note:

1: There is now a deeply unattractive 'flat' 2-dimensional canopy fitted

2: The skid and wheel fairing is now a whoppper, partially covering the wheel

3: Do my eyes deceive me? Are those top & bottom airbrakes rather than spoilers that I spy...?
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 30 Nov 2019, 16:07

Definitely air brakes and not spoilers.
Try not to get too wet!!

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by SedB » 01 Dec 2019, 09:38

chris williams wrote:
30 Nov 2019, 10:23
due to the aileron being hinged to the much stronger wing, it's never going to experience and serious lateral force...
Now you say it, it makes perfect sense! Thanks!

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Post by chris williams » 01 Dec 2019, 11:33

Airframe nearly complete... time to move on to covering & finish.
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Jus Gordon » 01 Dec 2019, 14:22

Nice work Chris

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 02 Dec 2019, 09:55

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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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 02 Dec 2019, 17:14

Flamingo page on website has been updated. https://scalesoaring.co.uk/hans-wideman-flamingo/

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 03 Dec 2019, 09:36

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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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 03 Dec 2019, 09:57

Will the 1/4 scale plans for both petrel and Flamingo be published?

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Jus Gordon » 03 Dec 2019, 11:14

Well done Chris,

What a fantastic collection and love the ‘Topaze ‘blue colour scheme 8-)

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