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by Timothy Huff
January 15th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons

Hi Manish That's to be expected really, my project was not optimised for simplicity or to a price, or come to that with the notion of making further ones in mind! That said, much of the hard work was involved in establishing the dimensions, movement arcs and discovering what was - and wasn't - pract...
by Timothy Huff
January 11th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 66
Views: 10157

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

The last few weeks have been spent on the thorny problem of making moulds for the cupola windows. After a great deal of thought and endless costings, I've decided to only produce the mould for the front area of the turret, as this is the area with the most pronounced compound-curvatures. The "w...
by Timothy Huff
December 31st, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Bucker Student
Replies: 35
Views: 2135

Re: Bucker Student

Just a thought really, seeing the foam got me "what iffing" about 'fuel spillage' and that led inexorably to 'drain-holes'. Not the sort of detail people dwell on when documenting builds, but it seems a sensible precaution perhaps?
by Timothy Huff
December 28th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons

Hi Manish,

I have replied via email to you, having only seen your post above last night. let me know if you havn't received it?

Tim
by Timothy Huff
December 28th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Bucker Student
Replies: 35
Views: 2135

Re: Bucker Student

Those pilot figures are really coming on, and the "leatherwork" is particularly good! A thought - you used high-density foam under the fuel tank. Is this fuel-proof? If not, how does it behave in contact with petrol? Would it be a fire-risk in your vehicle, or to the model in flight, were ...
by Timothy Huff
December 11th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons

Thankyou, that would have been a costly error had you not told me as I'd have taken 1/5th to be just that! Assuming the wing design is correct, perhaps a measurement of the SLEC wingspan might be most useful to establish scale?
by Timothy Huff
December 7th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons

Many thanks indeed, that's the one!
by Timothy Huff
December 7th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Most typical scales of currently flying LMA Wellingtons

Could anyone venture an opinion, (preferably educated!) as to the scale of Wellington, circa 1/4 to 1/6th scale, of the models most often seen flying? It seems to me they're mostly of very similar size, and probably built to a single scale, if so, what is it please? The reason I'm asking is that I h...
by Timothy Huff
November 29th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster
Replies: 249
Views: 46981

Re: Tony Nijhuis 1/6 Scale Lancaster

My God, that's going to look epic. Has anyone ever produced adhesive rivets sized and spaced for scales on a sort of sellotape reel so one can stick on a row a 50 or so at a time? Or is every rivet individually hand-applied? If the latter, I tip my hat to you sir, I really do. I hope for your sake t...
by Timothy Huff
November 27th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Thank you all drone owners
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Thank you all drone owners

The LMA paying the first year, whilst no doubt kindly meant by the LMA, is also a process of " normalising " this payment in future. If the entire hobby refuses to comply with the charge, and made nuisances of themselves by protesting at airports, I daresay the requirement for' model aircr...
by Timothy Huff
November 24th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Museums with dismounted turrets?

Many thanks to all who replied, that'll be a great start for research!
by Timothy Huff
November 22nd, 2019, 1:38 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 66
Views: 10157

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Many thanks for your kind words. I think if it had been scratch-built, rather than 3dprinted, I'd probably have readily agreed with you, but really all the hard work was on the CAD side, and so in theory I could build a further pair turrets in 8 months or so, whereas these two, in effect prototypes,...
by Timothy Huff
November 22nd, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 66
Views: 10157

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

I took some photos of the inside of the Wellington turret in the conservation hanger at Cosford, I will upload them when I have time to resize them, basically everything inside is mat black. You're quite correct that matt-black is by far the predominant scheme, however at least two others existed. ...
by Timothy Huff
November 20th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: FN5 turrets for Wellington
Replies: 66
Views: 10157

Re: FN5 turrets for Wellington

Progress on the turrets has slowed recently, as the workshop is disagreeably cold. However, I conspired with a Airfix type kit master-modelling mate, to do the "weathering and dirtying". We sat down first and examined the internal turret structures and pipe-work, and determined which area ...
by Timothy Huff
November 16th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 226
Views: 38583

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Alex, will you be able to post videos of the initial trials once it's "finished? It's an extraordinary achievement.
by Timothy Huff
November 10th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: 2.4 Ghz and Large Models
Topic: FPV Interference on 2.4Ghz
Replies: 48
Views: 28218

Re: FPV Interference on 2.4Ghz

Given the difficulties if establishing the situation, post event, would it not be worthwhile to routinely monitor and record the radio environment at these larger events so that flying can be stopped if there's evidence of unwise, inappropriate, illegal or malicious signals, and that having been est...
by Timothy Huff
November 6th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Museums with dismounted turrets?

Many thanks Kevin. I usually write to the curators and visit according to their schedules on a "quiet" day. To date they've all been incredibly helpful, especially at Brooklands and Cosford's restoration hangar. Once I've discovered who has what turrets, from the curators I can set about o...
by Timothy Huff
November 6th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Museums with dismounted turrets?

Hi Timothy, It was great seeing your amazing work at Gaydon a few weeks ago,, I mentioned you should go up to Elvington they have a display of turrets in the Air Gunners Display room,, one of a kind display. https://mechtraveller.com/2016/12/review-yorkshire-air-museum/ turrets-768x433.jpg Cheers G...
by Timothy Huff
November 5th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Museums with dismounted turrets?

Many thanks, that's an interesting one and something of a rarity. Do you know of others there, or is it just that?
by Timothy Huff
November 5th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Museums with dismounted turrets?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Museums with dismounted turrets?

If you've been to any air-museum in the UK, and have spotted dismounted gun-turrets (ie not on an aircraft) I'd be hugely grateful if you let me know the name of the museum, and if known, the type of the turret. I'm thinking about revising my FN5 model design to be optimised for building in any scal...

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