Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

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B Sharp
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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by B Sharp » 09 Jan 2019, 09:29

John, no I have NOT. We Scots are famous for buying the best whiskey and the best covering material that we can afford. We are also famous for being very cautious on the price of everything else! :D :D :D

Stephen, yes, the ailerons were designed to be top hinged. I bottled out of trying to get five small pinned hinges on each aileron to line up correctly and then seal the gap. I used my favourite invisible tape to do the job instead.

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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by Nigel Argall » 09 Jan 2019, 19:49

Great work Brian. Not sure if I missed this earlier but what holds those servo hatch covers shut - shock cord or something??

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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by B Sharp » 09 Jan 2019, 22:03

Nigel, the covers are held in place with good, old fashioned, invisible, Diamond Tape. The fact that you didn't see it proves it's worth. :D
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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by Nigel Argall » 10 Jan 2019, 15:57

Whooa! Impressive! No more ugly screws for me.

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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by B Sharp » 17 Jan 2019, 17:18

I am now at the stage of putting paint on the fuselage. The basic white coats of paint are on and I am now starting to hit it with colour.
Brian. :)
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The fuselage all masked up and the first flood coat of blue.
SL4_63.jpg
The cockpit canopy masked off and the primer sprayed.

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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by VinceC » 17 Jan 2019, 17:29

This is getting exciting

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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by B Sharp » 17 Jan 2019, 19:11

Is getting excited about some blue paint wise at your age Vince? :D :D :D
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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by StephenB » 17 Jan 2019, 19:19

Rattle can paint job Brian?

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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by B Sharp » 17 Jan 2019, 20:19

Yep Stephen. At this scale a £7 can goes quite a long way.
I have just been out to the workshop and it all appears fine. Tomorrow I will take off all the tape and newspaper and see how it looks. (now that IS exciting Vince) If it is not up to scratch I will just have to rub it all down and do it again. (NO - JOKING - that's never going to happen!!!!!!!!!)
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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Post by B Sharp » 18 Jan 2019, 12:04

All of the masking has now been removed and I am fairly satisfied with the results. Your can see I have chosen a colour scheme with a red under surface and blue upper, the aircraft modelled being BGA1117 - BPC. I will now have to set the fuselage aside for 48 hours to allow the paint to harden off before I do any more work on it.
Brian. :)
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Fuselage masked and painted with red under side and blue top side.

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