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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #855 on: September 14, 2017, 12:20:46 am »

Now if we had a readily available Wasp kit that would have been an ideal drone especially painted in Black and Yellow stripes  :wacko:


Isn't Colin's Wasp due out soon?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #856 on: September 14, 2017, 02:44:47 am »

Now if we had a readily available Wasp kit that would have been an ideal drone especially painted in Black and Yellow stripes  :wacko:


Isn't Colin's Wasp due out soon?

I'm trying, and mostly failing to save pennies for Telford Kit so purchasing something new is mostly out of the question. I do love the idea though  :wub:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #857 on: September 14, 2017, 04:41:30 am »

Now if we had a readily available Wasp kit that would have been an ideal drone especially painted in Black and Yellow stripes  :wacko:


Isn't Colin's Wasp due out soon?

Did Colin & Jon confirm that at Sutton last Sunday Kit ?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #858 on: September 14, 2017, 12:01:52 pm »

Now if we had a readily available Wasp kit that would have been an ideal drone especially painted in Black and Yellow stripes  :wacko:


Isn't Colin's Wasp due out soon?

Did Colin & Jon confirm that at Sutton last Sunday Kit ?


Pass, I wasn't there I'm afraid, but he's mentioned it's imminence more than once recently.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #859 on: September 15, 2017, 03:13:03 pm »
Thinking about the Drone helicopter I came up with the idea of using BURP tips for the rotor blades, kind of goes with the F.A.R.T. theme  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #860 on: September 16, 2017, 01:24:56 am »
What does BURP stand for?
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« Reply #861 on: September 16, 2017, 01:59:09 am »
Sorry, that should have been BERP. It also explains why I could not find any rotor blades with that spelling which I now have. Here is a link to an Article on the subject. The latest Westland aircraft use developments of the blade tip as well. The name certainly fits in with the build.  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #862 on: September 16, 2017, 02:07:33 am »
British Experimental Rotor Programme.

Thanks,  I had been unable to find that out and people here can throw acronyms and initialisations about casually leaving me feeling slightly foolish that I don't know them.

I must include BERP tips when I finally build my Rotodyne.
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« Reply #863 on: September 16, 2017, 08:06:33 am »
British Experimental Rotor Programme.

Thanks,  I had been unable to find that out and people here can throw acronyms and initialisations about casually leaving me feeling slightly foolish that I don't know them.

I must include BERP tips when I finally build my Rotodyne.

That sounds like a good idea  :thumbsup:

Now with the BERP blades ordered and an old Airfix Navy Lynx dragged out of the stash I have a couple of months to come up with some terrible story to go with the build full of bodily functions etc to go with the BERP and F.A.R.T..  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #864 on: September 16, 2017, 01:47:52 pm »

I must include BERP tips when I finally build my Rotodyne.


Pinch some from a Merlin kit, they're much broader chord, which would make sense for a modernised 'dyne, and you don't have to carve that weird BERP shape.

I scratchbuilt the ones on my Crossbow Comanche and it was a right PITA!  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #865 on: September 16, 2017, 06:41:34 pm »

I must include BERP tips when I finally build my Rotodyne.


Pinch some from a Merlin kit, they're much broader chord, which would make sense for a modernised 'dyne, and you don't have to carve that weird BERP shape.

I scratchbuilt the ones on my Crossbow Comanche and it was a right PITA!  :banghead:

Maybe use 1/48 scale ones
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #866 on: September 17, 2017, 02:38:51 pm »
The 1/72 scale Merlin ones are HUGE compared to the 'dyne's standard blades.

I never did figure out why the 'dyne had such narrow chord blades, they're about the same as a Sea King and it's a much larger aircraft.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #867 on: October 04, 2017, 06:32:21 am »
Life has been rather busy recently so I have not been able to get as much modelling done as I would have hoped to although the Lightening is at the decalling stage so that will be ready for Glasgow, I hope, and Telford defiantly  :thumbsup:

The F.A.R.T. is on hold while I finish the Lightening though I hope to get that well on the way soon.

Not only has life been busy, I'm feeling rather worn out too which has left me not feeling particularly invigorated to crack on with the projects I want to finish for Telford :(

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #868 on: October 04, 2017, 05:29:14 pm »
Both a blessing and a curse, aye?  I know the "feels" brotha.  Busier than ever this year myself and not near as much time for "fun," but I hate the alternative.. 

I hope you get rested up soon... and I'm confident you will prevail with the Lightning.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #869 on: October 04, 2017, 10:51:10 pm »
Both a blessing and a curse, aye?  I know the "feels" brotha.  Busier than ever this year myself and not near as much time for "fun," but I hate the alternative.. 

I hope you get rested up soon... and I'm confident you will prevail with the Lightning.

The Lightening is a cert to be finished, and in the fairly near future, it's everything else that's likely to slip :(

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