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Re: 1/8 Scale Bristol Scout
Reply #54 - Dec 9th, 2016, 12:33am
 
Hi all
I am a long time 'lurker' and am now building the 1/8 Bristol.  I am at the point where I need to install the controls.  I need some help understanding how to setup and install the pull-pull system.  Specifically, I can't work out the geometry for the split elevator setup (four control horns).  Does anyone have some photos of how and where the servos should be setup?  I understand where on the fuse the cables exit for the elevator.  However, I don't understand where the servos should be mounted forward relative to a straight line from the horns, through the fuse. I assume it should be on a center point somewhere around the cockpit hole.  Also, should the servo be mounted vertically as opposed to horizontally?  
I would appreciate any insight into this - thank you!
If my description is not clear I could take some photos..

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Reply #53 - May 30th, 2015, 3:32am
 
Yeh . . . much tougher to make'em look hacked up in the field.
So what have you chosen for your next project?
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Reply #52 - May 30th, 2015, 12:15am
 
Just thought i'd remind you bert, it's those slight imperfections that those planes had from in field modifications and repairs that made them so awesome. If there are flaws in your work (which I don't see) they just add to the realism of the model.
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Re: 1/8 Scale Bristol Scout
Reply #51 - May 21st, 2015, 5:51pm
 
Symbiosis. Thank you good friend.
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Reply #50 - May 21st, 2015, 4:17pm
 
Bert,
I just updated the web page to include the new photos and data as well as your listing as the prototype builder. Many thanks for doing this. AerodromeRC would not be what it is today without your effort and support through the years.  There were times when I thought about why I am doing this business and your work often inspired me to keep going. It still does.

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Reply #49 - May 18th, 2015, 10:07pm
 
Me too!!!  I know it will fly really good.
100 designs - WOW!  Who else in our hobby can say that (maybe PR) and think of how many kits have been built. Somebody give this lady an award. I know your not fishing for compliments. But, I for one applaud your artistry.  I retired in 2002  and have built several of your designs each year, keeping me sane for the last 14 years. Thanks.
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Reply #48 - May 18th, 2015, 8:12pm
 
I am completely "Over the Moon" about this build.  The Bristol Scout was the first model I offered for AerodromeRC in 2002 and now Bert has done the redesigned model up even better than I hoped.  I began planning the design in 2004 as I wanted a more scale representation of the aircraft than our first collaboration with Peter Rake. I dabbled in the design for the next 10 years until finally it came to fruition. It is sort of a bookend to my designing career. I counted the designs, some not for sale now,  and this one was around the 100th.  I will do more but none will be so meaningful.

Bert, I can't thank you enough for the build thread and the excellence of this build.  I am fully confident that your model will be a delight to fly.

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Reply #47 - May 18th, 2015, 6:59pm
 
Philip and Blake: Thanks. Been at it for 65 years, if I can't show some progress, better throw in the towel! When you guys are retired you will have some time each day to play, but you gotta make the wifie think your doing chores.
Blake: Yesterday looked great - this morning looked like heavy fog - not water vapor but sand! So far this year its been really windy. Lot of the ole folks have taken to wearing masks.
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Reply #46 - May 18th, 2015, 3:15am
 
Beautiful work!  I wish I could work at your pace!
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Reply #45 - May 17th, 2015, 10:56pm
 
such a looker.
love your builds Bert.
And your finish photos always are impressive.  always remind me of when I was a kid growing up.  Beautiful place you fly and live in.
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Re: 1/8 Scale Bristol Scout
Reply #44 - May 17th, 2015, 9:22pm
 
Senior moment!  . . . . . . .it's nice to be able to use age an  excuse for dumb thumbs..
------Bert

ps also forgot some pertinent info - as you see it: 23.6 ozs. - 669 grams
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Re: 1/8 Scale Bristol Scout
Reply #43 - May 17th, 2015, 9:20pm
 
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Re: 1/8 Scale Bristol Scout
Reply #42 - May 17th, 2015, 9:16pm
 
The first flight won't be for a while. The receiver is in another model that I'm having to much fun flying at the present. I like to look at my finished model for awhile before the first flight.
Kay's rudder/elevator Bristol Scout model was my first electric model way back when. I loved it - it flew so great. It got me started again in WWI models and electric only. I was really happy when she announced an 1/8 scale Scout. This one is a beauty!
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Re: 1/8 Scale Bristol Scout
Reply #41 - May 17th, 2015, 9:01pm
 
This model is pretty much finished. Kay has produced another terrific model. Nicely engineered and goes together really easy. And as with all her other designs, I know this one will fly as well as it looks.
The first photo shows the underside of the model - a large hatch to get to all the radio systems. I chose to slide the battery in from the back and make the ESC connection thru the open panel against the firewall. I have an older ESC that has an on-off switch - so I can plug in the battery before securing the hatch.I tend to always put the rudder and elevator servos just under the cockpit. They could have gone forward a lot with the receiver behind. I chose to have all the pull-pull lines out of the way in the back. As you can see, the receiver is not in yet. It will go in the open space, attached with Velcro.
The hatch is a simple frame covered with LiteSpan - secured with tabs in the front and a 4/40 screw in the back.

I did a simple finger check to see how the balance was - surprise - pretty close. I dug out my balancing fixture to get a better idea of the balance. After I add the receiver, I'm also going to put an 1 oz. weight on the firewall to get a nose down balance for the first flight.
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Re: 1/8 Scale Bristol Scout
Reply #40 - May 14th, 2015, 1:24am
 
That second photo is deceiving - top aileron looks up and bottom looks down. Honestly - their even!
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