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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2019, 01:51:53 pm »

" ... it's not surprising the air used to be so bad."


Indeed, as this example demonstrates.

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And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2019, 06:02:00 am »
Having followed Rickshaw's suggestion I can confirm it's Fulham
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #62 on: May 03, 2019, 03:09:55 am »
Paint on the fuselage today .  The white on the top side.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #63 on: May 03, 2019, 04:47:04 am »
Yes, four rotor blades.  Each one of which I will colloquially refer to as a rotor.  Therefore four rotors. :mellow:

It's Fulham.  Battersea has the chimneys on the corners.
If you look up how many coal fired power stations there used to be in London it's not surprising the air used to be so bad.
Fulham Borough had it's own fleet of colliers running on the Thames bringing coal to the place.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2019, 01:33:28 am »
Disaster!

My paint has crazed.  It will need to be left alone for a while to fully gas out before being sanded.  I will then re-do it with acrylic rather than enamel.]
I have no idea why this has happened as I used the same combination of paints I have used many times before.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2019, 02:12:11 am »
Maybe it couldn’t handle the awesomeness of a rotodyne underneath?
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #66 on: May 04, 2019, 02:13:23 am »
I absolutely hate it when that happens, and as you say quite often there is no rhyme or reason behind it  :banghead:

I've almost given up using Humbrol spray varnish because it seems to happen quite often with it and it always seems worse because you are "nearly there" when it happens  :-\
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2019, 02:44:27 am »
It's not as bad as it could be.  It'll be fairly easy to sand because that's how I achieved its final shape and so there is no surface detail left anyway.
I think I put the paint on too heavily in my enthusiasm.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2019, 11:01:19 pm »
Having been left overnight the crazing has settled down as the paint gases out and it a lot less disastrous looking.
It still has a very weird texture and unless I modify it's specs to include zimmerit I will still be sanding it and then recoating with acrylic white.
I've started work on the rotors.  I'm in two minds over whether to use the standard tip jets or replace them with something bigger.  Whatever happens they will incorporate parts from the Gundam thruster nozzles I ordered last night.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2019, 02:42:55 am »
... unless I modify it's specs to include zimmerit ...

That was a laugh out loud moment. Thanks, Fred! :thumbsup: :laugh:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2019, 04:37:22 am »
I've started work on the rotors.  I'm in two minds over whether to use the standard tip jets or replace them with something bigger.

Maybe use something like a BERP tip? With a tip jet in it, it could be called a Forced Air Reaction Tip?  :mellow:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2019, 05:46:04 am »
 :rolleyes: ;D ;D ;D :rolleyes:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2019, 08:42:27 am »
I've started work on the rotors.  I'm in two minds over whether to use the standard tip jets or replace them with something bigger.

Maybe use something like a BERP tip? With a tip jet in it, it could be called a Forced Air Reaction Tip?  :mellow:

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2019, 11:32:10 am »
I've started work on the rotors.  I'm in two minds over whether to use the standard tip jets or replace them with something bigger. 

The ""rotodyne"" project I was going to start will be much bigger. Planning on using either a Transall or C-130 fuselage. For the rotor tips, I was thinking of doing something like a BERP shaped tip, but then have three or four very small jets sandwiched in between the top an bottom of the shape. Something like that proposed hypersonic aircraft's wing that the Brits came up with.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne 2.0
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2019, 01:53:38 pm »
Something like that proposed hypersonic aircraft's wing that the Brits came up with.

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