FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

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FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby mark houghton » February 14th, 2012, 10:09 pm

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The Ford Flivver was a single-seat aircraft introduced by Henry Ford as the "Model T of the Air" in 1927
I am building to 1/2.6 scale which equates to 100'' span from an old RM plan which i had scaled up
The plan is to use an Zenoah 38 Hopefully something a little different (all be it PIG UGLY)

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby Ken Bones » February 14th, 2012, 11:14 pm

Like it Mark.
Marmite any one?

Bonzey

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby stewart clifford » February 15th, 2012, 12:02 pm

Thats not ugly, it's got bags of character. You've made a great job of the finish, did you make the cars too? :lol:

Serious note, can't wait to see it, you may need to get an extended prop driver so you can push the engine back to keep it in cowl.

I'm willing to bet Dave Tappin's going to like it too

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby mark houghton » February 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm

YEA I AGREE BUT NEED TO KEEP ENGINE FOWARD THOUGH WITH SUCH A SHORT NOSE
THINK COOLING IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM IF I DON'T WANT UNSIGHTLY HOLES
REALY NEEDS A RADIAL BUT THATS ANOTHER STORY

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby mark houghton » February 15th, 2012, 10:27 pm

Progress so far
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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby Mike Booth » February 16th, 2012, 12:08 am

Ken, Stu what! See you in the briefing room 8.30 sharp for a chat.

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby Paul Williams » February 16th, 2012, 9:35 pm

What else are you building lmao

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby mark houghton » February 16th, 2012, 11:28 pm

Think you know all the others However Kirst has promised me a MOKI radial
When I get my B done So looking for something unusual and larger

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby mark houghton » February 27th, 2012, 10:40 pm

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WORK IS GETTING IN THE WAY OF PROGRESS :evil: BUT I HAVE MANAGED TO CAD THE WING RIBS AND CNC THEM LUNCH TIME

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby chris willis » February 28th, 2012, 8:06 am

That must have been a long lunch i bet, Mark ;)

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby mark houghton » March 4th, 2012, 8:32 am

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A FEW MORE LONG LUNCHES HAVE NOW SEEN THE COWL SURFACED MODELED IN CAD AND THE FEMALE MOULD MACHINED READY FOR A GRP

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby chris willis » March 4th, 2012, 10:56 am

Nice one mark enjoy those lunch breaks
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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby mark houghton » March 4th, 2012, 11:20 am

I THINK WE BOTH KNOW THESE ARE NOT LUNCH TIME EFFORTS :D SHHHHH DON'T TELL !
NEXT WEEKS PROJECT IS TO CAD A ANZANI RADIAL TO BE SLS (Selective laser sintering)

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Re: FORD FLIVVER 1/2.6

Postby stewart clifford » March 4th, 2012, 11:37 am

He has those "lunch breaks" which start around 9am run until 1230 when he stops lunch to have something to eat then from 1pm to about 4.30pm lunch break resumes :lol:


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