1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by Geoff Pearce » 06 Apr 2015, 22:22

Peter , quality finish, look forward to see it in the air.

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by VinceC » 07 Apr 2015, 08:33

An excellent reproduction of the original. Hope Cliff Charlesworth gets a photo of this one

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by Cliff Evans » 07 Apr 2015, 09:35

He will!

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by Peter Balcombe » 07 Apr 2015, 10:04

Vince,
I will be making arrangements to take some shots of the model alongside the full size in due course.
We will make sure that Cliff Charlesworth gets a copy of the results.

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by VinceC » 07 Apr 2015, 10:51

Did you know that Elliots of Newbury (EoN), the builders of most of the British Olympias, also built power planes, the EoN 1 and Eon 2. Here is a picture of one with an Olympia
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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by Peter Balcombe » 07 Apr 2015, 11:31

Very interesting Vince.
It looks as if only a single example of the Gypsy powered EoN2 was completed, being used as a glider tug until it met it's unfortunate (unpiloted) end in an airfield boundary hedge, complete with glider it was hitched up to!
This would make an interesting tug at 1/4 scale.

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by Peter Balcombe » 09 Apr 2015, 18:33

Olympia build is now complete apart from installing the pitot tube arrangement just forward of the canopy.
So here is another photo of the assembled, virtually complete, model - this time with all of the decals on.
Radio gear all fitted, balanced & waiting for a suitable opportunity & weather to do the maiden flight.
Overall weight has come out at 10.5lbs.
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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by B Sharp » 09 Apr 2015, 19:07

That looks the business Peter, very nice! I must add it to my "build list".
Brian. :)

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by Cliff Evans » 09 Apr 2015, 19:19

Well done Peter, you should be proud of this one!

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Re: 1/4 Scale Cliff Charlesworth Olympia 2

Post by Shane » 10 Apr 2015, 01:50

Fantastic Peter!

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