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Motor Falke ¼ scale - Cliff Charlesworth.

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Max Wright
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Re: Motor Falke ¼ scale - Cliff Charlesworth.

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Still waiting for the wing joiners . . .

The magnet building devices have arrived.

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Now I have to varnish them.

Still, it gives me something to do. :)
Max

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Max Wright
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I have discovered a prototype here at Blanchetown in South Oz.

It's one of three owned and operated by the Scouts Association and it has a very attractive yellow and red livery which should make a striking model.
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http://airactivities.sa.scouts.com.au/

I think it will add to the fun of the build to have something to aim at.

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I received a return 'phone call this morning from Scouts SA. They are going to get their caretaker to call me to arrange for a visit so I can get some photos.

Cheers
Max

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Re: Motor Falke ¼ scale - Cliff Charlesworth.

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Get photos of everything you can especially the logo on the rudder. When you do, could you email them to me as well for the main website.
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Max Wright
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Will do, Cliff. 8-)
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All three of them look to be interesting colour schemes, but I agree the red and yellow should be very visible. Don't forget the cockpit interior when you're doing your photoshoot - including the fuel gauge on the rear bulkhead. This is a very visible feature through that large canopy and I struggled to find a good picture of it.

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OK I think I'll take my DSLR as well as the iPhone.

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I just had notification from Gliders and Racing Models Ltd., that my steel blade and brass box are on their way - for an extra payment of £42.99 for freight. Not bad for bits that cost £17.99 ;) (We don't pay VAT on stuff from the UK). A week to ten days is usual for stuff to arrive from the UK.

I'm warming to the idea of building on to the base on the box spar.

The box spar horizontal taper is easy - copy it from the plan - but how do I get the vertical taper to follow the ribs?

The crank at the wing root is going to require some additional thinking, as well.

Lucky I didn't start off with a complicated model. :lol:
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Re: Motor Falke ¼ scale - Cliff Charlesworth.

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Max Wright wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 00:59
The box spar horizontal taper is easy - copy it from the plan - but how do I get the vertical taper to follow the ribs?
Max, can you not just measure the rib height at the spar location every so many ribs? ;)

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Hi Peter

I'm churning the options in my mind.

I've just been back over your SF-33 build thread and it looks like you've left the ribs intact and cut the vertical sides of the spar and added them afterwards.

I'm going to have another read of Trevor's Falke logs to see if that's what he did.

I just got notification this morning that the wing joiners from Gliders and Racing Models Ltd., has been shipped and is expected to arrive on the 20th, so I'd better get my ducks in a row. :P

Cheers
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Re: Motor Falke ¼ scale - Cliff Charlesworth.

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Just had another read of Trevor's excellent build log.

He's gone for building the spar first and then cutting the ribs.

So many angles . . . :?
Max

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