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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #120 on: September 05, 2007, 21:46:46 PM »
A quick update, once the serial numbers were applied, I started to dirty the model down using my usual wash method then after a break for a holiday and the Nationals I made up all the lettering for the airframe, once these were applied I fuel proofed the airframe and finished off the radio and engine installations. This went smoothly until it was all done, then I pressurised the air systems only to find a leak and managed to blow off the end cap off a door cylinder.

Oh well, the leak would be in an inaccessible place, sods law, gear out and a y-connector found to be the culprit. I would'nt mind but having experienced this before I test each individual component before fitting, this one obviously stuck two fingers up at me  :nananana:

Door ram replaced, gear back in and all is well, system pressure at 100 psi held for a 24 hour test, I'm happy !

Spent this afternoon programming the Weatronic reciever with my laptop and getting the servo senses the right way round and the throws to where I want them.



Also did a fuel system leak test, no leaks  :af

The engine compartment is "cosy".



 

Test flights in the next week I think.


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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #121 on: September 06, 2007, 08:36:03 AM »
Looking good Ian, keep us up to speed on the test flights  :af

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #122 on: September 06, 2007, 09:13:22 AM »
Amazing work Ian.

Please accept this as a compliment and understand the implications behind it - It looks like a British jet.

I don't say that lightly. It doesn't look like a model of a British jet - your detailing, painting and weathering looks absolutely outstanding. I hope I can achieve that quality myself one day!
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2007, 14:18:26 PM »
Not looking forward to the Management getting home from work, I think I'm going to be in for a wigging, witness the burnt grass.......................................... :'' :'' :''



Engine runs all OK and systems run, just need range check, fine weather and permission to go out and play.

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #124 on: September 13, 2007, 22:23:56 PM »
i got grass just like that

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #125 on: September 13, 2007, 22:30:17 PM »
Same here  ;D

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #126 on: September 14, 2007, 00:09:27 AM »
I only did it 'once'  :'' :''
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #127 on: September 14, 2007, 00:10:55 AM »
I hope I'll get a grass like this soon  ;D
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #128 on: September 14, 2007, 10:33:32 AM »
Looks really great Ian, well done.

I now do my jet test runs on the patio having done the grass bit and been suitably bxx??@@ed :uk: Just afraid that next time I might set the fence on fire  :study:
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #129 on: September 14, 2007, 14:29:42 PM »
Not looking forward to the Management getting home from work, I think I'm going to be in for a wigging, witness the burnt grass.......................................... :'' :'' :''

Whilst the uneducated eye might jump to the comclusion that this was caused by a model jet, the experienced incident investigator will be able to confirm there is no doubt whatsoever that the damage shows the obvious signature characteristics of a cat which has been booted at speed by a selfless and hardworking husband who had spotted it just as it was about to cr*p on the patio.

Signed and certified copies of the above statement on official headed paper are available from the author at very reasonable rates.

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #130 on: September 17, 2007, 09:25:35 AM »
Pete,

How much as I am in deep Do-do's.

Went away for the weekend only to come back to find the situation worse !



My life is over.........................

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2007, 09:30:37 AM »
That is a quality mark.

Top Job  :af

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #132 on: September 17, 2007, 09:33:33 AM »
Have you tried astroturf, although I have heard it does melt....
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #133 on: September 17, 2007, 09:36:49 AM »
Well the basic certified copy runs to one Wren Supersport. The "Silver Service" provides a certified copy plus a telephone support line offering authoritative-sounding confirmations after announciing itself a "Home Office - Lawn Cat Incursion Investigations Department". The full "Gold Service" provides a team of forensic investigators in SoCO Suits to quarantine the affected area, take samples into a mobile lab and then announce a Moggie Movement Order authorising teams of marksmen to shoot all cats seen within 1000m of the property.

Prices for Silver and Gold depend on the location and nature of the particular incursion, so they are subject to specific quotation. Of course for the less profligate customer there's the "Popular Plus" service, which comprises a man with 2 square metres of turf and some gardening equipment in his van. This costs about 250+VAT.

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #134 on: September 17, 2007, 10:54:59 AM »
Just dig it up, turn it over and tell the wife you thought it would be a good place for a flowerbed  :''
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #135 on: September 17, 2007, 11:00:24 AM »
Had an idea !

I'll dig it over, with the effing cat buried underneath, then tell her that she has to pay Pete (PDR) the cost of a new Wren XL................................after all it was a jetCAT that did this !

Me ? I was "just" an observer  :cig

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #136 on: November 17, 2007, 20:11:45 PM »
Today I test flew the Venom  :af

I actually finished it ready to fly mid September but I went off on holiday for a month and since returning, today was the first day where I wasn't working and had half decent weather !

A very grey day at my club strip  at Wroughton, but flyable ,with the wind straight down the runway, the model was assembled and two range checks were done, one without the engine running to establish performance of the Weatronic Receiver and then one with the engine running to see if I got the same range and no glitches.

A refuel then with Geoff White as my lookout/spotter and Dick Spreadbury lurking with a camera I taxied out and opened up.
Certainly the most relaxing test flight of any model I have built, it flew straight off the board needing one click of up trim which I took off on the second flight. I had 30% expo on the ailerons and whilst it was very stable around the neutral point the aileron roll was a tad quicker than scale so I shall increase expo to 50% and also reduce the throw. A few circuits, rolls and a couple of loops and then at 5 mins the timer reminded me it was time to set up for a landing. A gear pass was done then downwind I progressively lowered the flaps to 75%, no pitch up or down, great, so turning onto short finals I increased to 100% and let her just settle onto a very credible three point and no bounce landing.  ::cc

Chuffed or what ! So a little later I had a second flight, this time a little longer having though forgot to increase the timer, so a manual count after 5 mins and I think I managed 8 mins or thereabouts. Another smooth flight this time exploring aerobatics. Rolls, loops, reversals, Derry Turns and some low passes.

The light had gone and the rain was starting so I packed up and will have some more flights when the weather is better, but in the meantime here is two shots taken by Dick in very trying poor light condidtions.





Off for some Lunatic Soup down the Pub now  :af


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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #137 on: November 17, 2007, 20:52:34 PM »
Well what a strange thing, here i am at work tonight, thinking about this and that and i remembered your Venom thread and thought don't recall seeing anything of late on this, so i'll post Ian a thread and ask whats the latest.

So sat in Station office, fire up computer and what do i find you flew it today, thats spooky.

Anyway Ian all i can say is congratulations  :af  :af  :af  :af, stunning model and pictures look superb. Hopefuly catch up with you one day at Wroughton.

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #138 on: November 17, 2007, 22:37:03 PM »
Excellent job Ian. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Can't wait to see her fly and meet you in person.

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #139 on: November 18, 2007, 10:06:03 AM »
Nice one Ian, looks great in the photo's  :af

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #140 on: November 18, 2007, 10:26:37 AM »
Morning Chaps

Thanks for the kind comments, got a sore head this morning..................wonder why ?

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #141 on: November 18, 2007, 13:19:21 PM »
Looks fantastic, I thought when there was no posts for a while that it had met it's demise in the grass burning incident  :''

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #142 on: November 18, 2007, 14:40:47 PM »
Beautiful  :af :af.....
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #143 on: November 19, 2007, 18:17:46 PM »
I think the miserable looking day compliments it perfectly. It's a fantastic looking model and the painting and weathering is, in my opinion, pretty much perfect (which isn't something I'd say about many models - especially my own  :''). Against a typical crappy British day as a backdrop I think you have made a hugely convincing model of a DH Venom  :uk: :uk:

Had that hangar been further in the distance to make the model look bigger I could easily have believed that was a real Venom  :D
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #144 on: November 20, 2007, 12:46:51 PM »
Nice to see it flying Ian. Hope to see it at the next CJ meeting.

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #145 on: November 21, 2007, 15:41:10 PM »
Do you mind if I borrow one of those pictures to put on my screensaver?  I think it looks great!


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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #146 on: November 21, 2007, 16:46:37 PM »
Help yourself Andy, hopefully, on its next outing, the light will be better and some more pictures and even some video will be taken
and thank you all for the kind comments

Just starting the Hunter now  :af

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #147 on: November 21, 2007, 18:12:58 PM »
Just starting the Hunter now  :af

Now were talking  ::cc ::cc


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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #148 on: November 23, 2007, 20:02:56 PM »
Don't forget Hunter pics  :af
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #149 on: November 24, 2007, 17:54:58 PM »
Well done Ian!!
You have now built two Venoms in the time it's taken me to order the wheels from MR and loads of balsa for building + skinning mine!!
P.s Question,
 For the new reprofiled wing root rib did you use the same flap cutout dimensions as Mick did on his root rib?
The tip rib is that the one from the kit minus 3/32" top and bottom?

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #150 on: November 25, 2007, 10:53:26 AM »
Hi Dave

The tip rib I mention is the ones supplied in the MR semi kit and is standard ply, not lite ply. Make one more and remove 3/32 inch off this top and bottom and you have the tip rib template. Using the root section off the fuselage, do the same.

The flaps as shown on the plans are correct, almost, but refer to scale drawings and you need a servo for each flap (4 ) and don't use the method as shown on the plan to operate the flaps or you will  experience blowback and twist as the aluminium flap joiner has to distort slightly as the flaps are lowered, use litho sheet that has not been annealed so it is still springy and reverts back to its original bend as the flaps are raised. You'll note the difference in hinge line between the inner and outer flap ! On the full size the hinges are aligned vertically and offset to make the hinge line parallel. A little complex to achieve on a model and not necessary to achieve the scale flaps.

PM me if you've any questions and get cracking !

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #151 on: November 25, 2007, 17:22:39 PM »
Thanks Ian,
Your the best

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #152 on: December 15, 2007, 12:14:24 PM »
OK, after reading this build thread from the master, I have taken the plunge and ordered a Venom kit from MR.
I hope I have done the right thing, and Ian, I hope you are a very patient man, as I sure there will be loads of questions that you will be able to answer.
Building experience so far on jets, Avonds F15, Avonds F16 and Boomerang XL, so the Venom is going to be one hell of a challenge ( but hopefully worth it ).
Fantastic Venom you have built there Ian ( if mine turns out half as good, I will be one happy man )
Sould be with me after Christmas
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #153 on: December 16, 2007, 14:19:08 PM »
Hi Simon,

The Venom is not difficult to build at all, at least not now I've sorted out the issues that existed though its not a "quick" build by any means but it is a superb model once completed and it has no vices in the air.

I managed another two flights last friday at Abingdon at the Winter Jet Meet, it was effing cold and very gloomy, on the first flight I disappeared into cloud/mist on the first circuit so I had to keep it close. Pete Tindal took some photos which he very kindley let me have, I reworked the airbourne shots into a semi presentable state. One day it will be nice and sunny, says so in the Scriptures so it must be true !







Happy Christmas to you all, I'm off to hibernate till the sun comes out !


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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #154 on: December 16, 2007, 17:05:27 PM »
Ian, I would like to congratulate you on your really superb Venom FB4, it looks stunning. I worked on the F4B for two years with 6Sqdn in Iraq, and Cyprus, so your model really brings back some happy memories. I would love to see it flying one day when you emerge from hibernation.
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #155 on: December 17, 2007, 08:56:08 AM »
Hi Ray

What a coincidence, I met a gentleman last Friday at Abingdon who flew the FB1 and FB4, I spent some time chatting with him about the Venom and its flight characteristics, seems mine is very much like the full size inasmuch as it will pitch up if the flaps are lowered when the airspeed is high. I did'nt experience this on the first two flights as the airspeed must have been correct but on its third flight because I was flying it very close in due to the poor visibility it pitched up as the airspeed was high when the flaps were lowered, not a problem though as a power reduction and a gentle push on the stick stopped any further pitch up.

Must get on with the Hunter, just waiting for the retracts to be made and then we'll be off !  :af

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #156 on: January 10, 2008, 18:19:01 PM »
Hi Ian
The Venom looks superb.
Mine is about ready to fly, but without a lot of detail - will put in on later if she flies well.
Could you let me know how you fitted the nose door please.
Many thanks
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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2008, 19:20:06 PM »
seems mine is very much like the full size inasmuch as it will pitch up if the flaps are lowered when the airspeed is high.

Must get on with the Hunter, just waiting for the retracts to be made and then we'll be off ! 

The full size Hunter does the opposite to the Venom then when the flaps are lowered at high speed.  Especially to 'inadvertant' flap selection, in fact the RAF lost several Hunters to this problem before it happened to a T-bird and the IP realised what had happened.

Anyway Ian, get that Hunter started :af  what mark are you doing?


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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #158 on: January 11, 2008, 21:48:01 PM »
Hello Brian,

I'll dig out some photos of the nosedoor attachment system, however, its done as per the full size which is shown on the plan. The top part of the door has two metal strips which are allowed to swivel and these in turn are attached to the u/c mounting plate and these too are allowed to swivel at the fixing point.. So far so good, the bottom of the door has two rods attached which pivot in the vertical plane, these in turn are fixed to the nose leg on a sleeve around the nose strut. These rods attach to the sleeve via a ball and socket fitting which allows the rods to swivel. As the leg retracts backwards the rods pull the door back and the two metal strips allow the door to swing down and backwards and fit securely to the fuselage when the leg is fully retracted. The length of the strips and rods are fairly critical but fine adjustments are made in the rod length as these are threaded 2mm push rods. The reason for the use of a sleeve over the strut is so the door stays in position as the strut rotates for steering purposes otherwise unwanted strain occurs on the door fixing points and also the sleeve can slide up and down the strut which ensures a good closure fit.
Clear as mud but all will be revealed in the photos.

Mark,

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Re: DH Venom
« Reply #159 on: January 12, 2008, 17:21:41 PM »
Brian

Piccys of nose leg door attachment method, this was on my first Venom and the lower rods are now on ball joints.





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