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6th SCALE TYPE 43 SKYLARK 3

Let us all watch your new project progress.
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chris williams
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Re: 6th SCALE TYPE 43 SKYLARK 3

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The canopy interior will be sealed off when completed, so the interior needs to be painted and the bits and pieces inside well secured to avoid them coming loose after one of my landings...
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Now to make the fairing on the wing...
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Motley's version is coming along nicely...
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That's about it, then, for the airframe...
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Jolly Roger
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Re: 6th SCALE TYPE 43 SKYLARK 3

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It’s a joy to see it all come together. Thanks for sharing.
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No problem, Roger, let's hope she flies...! (Motley's wondering that, too)
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Re: 6th SCALE TYPE 43 SKYLARK 3

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The Skylark is completely covered with HK film, the only paint involved is brushed on inside the canopy.

Here are the stats:

Scale: 6th
Span: 3.05m
Wing section: HQ 35/12
A.U.W. 4.7lbs

Four Functions: Rudder, Elevator, Ailerons & Release

As a matter of historical interest, this is my 50th glider since I retired, less than 11 years ago...
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Cliff Evans
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Wow, 50 since retirement! Well done that man.

Chris has written an excellent new article on covering.

You can read it here: https://scalesoaring.co.uk/fun-with-film/
https://lasercutsailplanes.co.uk
https://patteaklegliders.co.uk
AdamChambers
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50 models over 11 years is 4.5 models a year.. Ye gads!

At least you didnt waste the time playing golf...
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Re: 6th SCALE TYPE 43 SKYLARK 3

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And I think we all appreciate the effort you go to in documenting many of your builds.

Watching your progress is always motivational and a learning experience.

Mike
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