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by Keith Mitchell
July 5th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: MIG 15
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Re: MIG 15

Progress on the MiG. Doesn't look much, but a lot of time expended masking/spraying the insignia.
Flightline Graphics masks help a little, of course!!
by Keith Mitchell
June 20th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: MIG 15
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Re: MIG 15

Think I’ll pass on that one, thanks...
by Keith Mitchell
June 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: MIG 15
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Re: MIG 15

Finally, progress and I've completed spraying of the finished colours.
Using the Scotchbrite pad, I've 'burnished' the finish to give a flatter texture which, to my eye, is more realistic than a high gloss one.
Now for the insignia using masks from Flightline Graphics...
by Keith Mitchell
April 5th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Jets
Topic: NEXT sport jet by Mirce
Replies: 19
Views: 5426

Re: NEXT sport jet by Mirce

John is right, OTT...

Another option which I’ve used on several models is 0.8mm Finnish Birch Ply, e.g. my 1/4 Vampire. Not cheap, but it makes an immensely strong wing and acceptable weight, as it just needs to be covered with lightweight glasscloth and a minimum of resin.
by Keith Mitchell
April 1st, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: DH Vampire
Replies: 60
Views: 26300

Re: DH Vampire

Thanks, Gents.

Engine run and all systems checked-out yesterday.

Next project on the bench - more on this shortly.

Keith

PS Stick with it, Tony, if we give up, we’re doomed...
by Keith Mitchell
March 29th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: DH Vampire
Replies: 60
Views: 26300

Re: DH Vampire

Thankyou.
by Keith Mitchell
March 27th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: DH Vampire
Replies: 60
Views: 26300

Re: DH Vampire

Repairs and reinstallation completed. The 'sit' with the shortened nose-leg & mountings moved upwards in the nose, looks much better now. Decided to check with DJ as to the CG position on his Sterner Vampire after he'd had a near thing and added nose-weight subsequently. My CG turned-out to be 3...
by Keith Mitchell
March 18th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: LMA events 2020
Topic: Longhorsley Spring BH Fly-In 22nd - 25th May
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: Longhorsley Spring BH Fly-In 22nd - 25th May

Please note that this event, too, has now been CANCELLED.
by Keith Mitchell
January 13th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: LMA events 2020
Topic: Longhorsley Spring BH Fly-In 22nd - 25th May
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Longhorsley Spring BH Fly-In 22nd - 25th May

LMA/SAA members/affiliates are invited to join us at our annual Bank Holiday Fly-In. Details: Site open Thur 21st - Tues 26th. Camping free to members; £5 per night/£20 weekend for all others. Toilets and effluent disposal provided; refuse sacks also provided but please note ALL rubbish to be remove...
by Keith Mitchell
December 11th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: DH Vampire
Replies: 60
Views: 26300

Re: DH Vampire

Thanks, Dougie.
Keith
by Keith Mitchell
December 10th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: DH Vampire
Replies: 60
Views: 26300

Re: DH Vampire

Sadly, a mishap with my beautiful Vampire earlier in the summer. First take-off from our grass strip it lifted off before it had flying speed, flicked one way, then the other and you know the rest. Cause: Noseleg too long. Solution: Peter's shortened the leg and I've lifted the mounting points in th...
by Keith Mitchell
November 25th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: Sad News

So sorry to hear this news. Peter was a good friend, great modeller and a nicer chap you could not wish to meet. He was largely responsible for forging the links between the LMA and the SAA, a task he addressed with great enthusiasm and not a little humility. In the last few years, despite the ravag...
by Keith Mitchell
April 22nd, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Jet Central Falcon Turbine
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Re: Jet Central Falcon Turbine

Sold.
by Keith Mitchell
April 19th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Jet Central Falcon Turbine
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Re: Jet Central Falcon Turbine

by Keith Mitchell
April 18th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Jet Central Falcon Turbine
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Re: Jet Central Falcon Turbine

Bob: 1) Turbine 9 yrs old. 2) Excellent runner as specified in ad’. 3) Full spares back-up from JC (see below NB: all JC turbines covered by lifetime parts warranty). 4) Serviced by UK Agent, Paul Hardman of Turbine Solutions. 5) Instruction booklet inc.. 6) 98mm O.D., 280mm overall length (don’t kn...
by Keith Mitchell
April 17th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Jet Central Falcon Turbine
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Re: Jet Central Falcon Turbine

Yes, Bob - can you PM me?
Keith
by Keith Mitchell
April 11th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Jet Central Falcon Turbine
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Jet Central Falcon Turbine

Jet Central Falcon Turbine, 22lbs thrust, 4.5 logged hours since major overhaul inc. new compressor, bearings etc..
Excellent runner. New version ECU & onboard program/display unit.
£600 ono plus carriage. PM me. No time wasters, please...
by Keith Mitchell
March 3rd, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: DH Vampire
Replies: 60
Views: 26300

Re: DH Vampire

Well, it's finished. Final adornments, Wilson Li's wonderful 1950's RAF style pilots.

Ran the Merlin 160 today and it fired-up first time. Now for some decent weather...
by Keith Mitchell
February 25th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 6
Views: 1849

Re: Sad News

Sad news indeed, Neil. Gordon was a really smashing person, very able scratch builder and always very approachable if you needed help. For his very significant contribution to the LMA - maintained well into his 80's - he was conferred honorary membership, his enthusiastic participation only being cu...
by Keith Mitchell
December 24th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Season's Greetings

From all at NMAS Longhorsley, can we wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 Fly-Ins:

Late Spring Bank Holiday, May 24th - 27th.

Harry Harland Memorial Fly-In, Sept. 14th - 15th.

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