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Tail Sitters

Postby Creative Models Australia » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:32 pm

Righteo, so how do we get a model, thats sitting tail heavy, to be back on it's nose, after ts been built and finished???
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby wally » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:47 pm

flatten the main wheel bottoms sometimes works if the balance / weight distribution is ok

or stuff some lead in the nose gear bay
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby TonyP » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:00 pm

Glue it to a base.
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby Creative Models Australia » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:56 pm

Thought about the base, might look into that tomorrow, though it will be bloody big and heavy, it's for the B1.

Flattening wheels sounds good.

Thought about the nose bay, but, I'd like to be able to see th enose bay, not lead.

I did think about drilling a hole on the bottom of the fuse and dropping in lead shot, and then patching up????
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby Calum » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:34 pm

I'd go for the drilling hole option.
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby Creative Models Australia » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:58 am

Yeah I might just do that Calum.
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby Calum » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:20 am

Glen you'll have to bring in February as I'd love to see this beast built. (I'm not there January)
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby Creative Models Australia » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:06 am

Well thats just not good enough! I think I can do that
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby RAAFBrat » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:39 pm

If you don't mind the look, you can always cut a piece of clear sprue as a "prop" & glue it under the rear fueselage. Done that with a couple of my younger boy's planes after we forgot a nose-weight.
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Re: Tail Sitters

Postby billb » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:48 pm

Some sort of maintenance ladder set up on the rear fuselage has the same effect as the clear sprue prop but you can say you meant it :)
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