100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby Adam » Mon May 13, 2013 9:24 am

Oops chose the wrong Photo !

It looks like the real one now.


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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby ash » Mon May 13, 2013 6:19 pm

Fantastic result, Adam. Well done. I love that realistic "Airfield" shot.
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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby DH100 » Mon May 13, 2013 8:07 pm

A great result ... well done and may there be many more. :D

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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby spitty » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:21 pm

Yes Adam, a fantastic result, an amazing airplane, and I'm very happy about Your

succesfil maidenflight.

Do You have the CG set as shown in the plan?

And You remember my request ;)

Please ad some more pictures of the inner sections, and if there is

somebody who makes a movie for Youtube, I think a lot

of other members would like that. So we have 2 great Mosquitos flying in New Zealand.

Best regards and many many flights.

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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby Chris Brew » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:24 pm

Nice work Adam well done
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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby Adam » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:22 pm

As some of you know i had a little accident with this model while flying at the Nationals.
Partly caused by windy conditions , but mostly caused by my inexperience flying a warbird. ( they land a lot faster than a scale aerobatic model )

I got too slow on approach and it dropped a wing, its a credit to the design that i was able to recover from that at very low altitude , but rate of decent was way too high & i fell short of the runway in the rough & wrecked both undercarriage legs.
Damage to the airframe was minor , just cosmetic damage to the cowls , 2 broken props and the root ribs & joining tubes pulled out of the left wing panel.
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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby Adam » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:25 pm

The wing was repaired and covered with light weight oracover.

It was a good day to paint today so i got the white on before lunch.
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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby Adam » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:34 pm

And the black masked with post it notes ( even my favourite tamiya masking tape will pull the paint off when removed )

I am not happy with the way the paint worked out on this model , I choose to use light weight oracover over the balsa to remove the need for filling , sanding & undercoating , it was a good idea at the time BUT I am suffering from paint chipping and flaking off. I tried undercoating the covering first but I Beleive that actually made it worse as the paint in now thicker.

Next time - Famous words - I am going back to my OLD TRIED & TESTED 2 POT system. I know the automotive Lacquers are really nice to use , but after this model I really think i can get a better result with the 2 pot.

So looking forward , the next model is a MK9 spitfire ( see my next build post ) I am thinking that a skin of light fibreglass on the wings & maybe tissue & dope for the stab & fin with a 2 pot finish will be the best result.
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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby Dale » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:41 pm

Adam, cheers for the update, it's good that you've provided this info, and that she will fly again.
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Re: 100" Mosquito Bomber for Electric Power

Postby DH100 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:28 pm

I would have to agree with your ideas of finishing the Spitfire.
However, don't be afraid of single pot paints. It's the substrate/prep that's the problem with paint not holding. The enemy of any paint system is either a greasy surface, a dusty one, a paint film that was put on too dry or an incompatible surface.
I know some have good results painting covering films however I can't help but believe that they need some sort of etch primer to hold onto the undercoat or paint. Don't forget, a primer is to prepare the surface for the paint system, which includes a filling undercoat.

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