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Fritag last won the day on December 24 2019

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  1. Thanks for the kind comments Hobo. It took a while to find such ancient history - and dust it down - but I found it - It's the old Airfix kit.
  2. You too Tony. You're a good man with sound judgment. Looking forward to this being in the past.
  3. T’would be an honour to have even a teensy tangential involvement in this captivating Crisp construction (would even promise to fit it in between ski trips....)
  4. I think that's right John. As I recall, with combat slats in automatic the slats deployed as the AOA increased. I've checked and think the slats came out (to 9 degrees compared with 23 degrees for full slats) when the AOA increased above 5 alpha and retracted when below 4 alpha, subject to being automatically retracted at higher indicated speeds (580 kts plus, but it depends on the Mod state). I don't remember ever operating the combat slats in anything but the automatic mode. In particular I don't remember ever manually selecting combat slats in or out - but I'm not sure now whether that reflects the SOPs/Mod state in the late 80's/early 90's or if it's a failure of memory.......indeed I can't really remember ever worrying (or even thinking) about the position of the slats at all....... Steve
  5. I missed the build Ced. As my old school reports said - ‘must concentrate more in class...’ But I can at least add my approbation of the result
  6. Beautiful. Your finishing skills and results just get better and better Johnny. Work of art.
  7. Ditto. I almost feel an existential crisis coming over me How much shape/dimensional accuracy is reasonable/necessary/practicable? and how much of it survives the trauma of construction/finishing? I’m gonna go and lay down in a darkened room and contemplate new benchmarks being set........
  8. Navy Bird and a CMR resin kit. Feels like we’re putting the band back together. All is well.
  9. Nice to have a reason to dredge the memory banks and see how much space is still clogged up with such stuff....... As John says, the slats are fully out for take off. Nominally 23 degrees FWIW. But I’ve no idea how that is measured and it was interesting to hear that the engineers adjusted the flaps by reference to a linear measurement rather than an angle. Makers sense. I wonder if I knew that once? The slats were automatically fully out when any flap was deployed, and from the pilots perspective one simply selected the flaps down and the slats did their own thing.
  10. Further thought has reminded me that I should also have added that it could also be the Auto Stab system working without pilot input. As @stringbag says; that configuration would be for a roll to the left. If your want to depict an aircraft starting a turn to the right, then you want the right spoiler slightly raised (max was c.45 degrees) and the right tailplane leading edge lower than the left tailplane leading edge. But don’t over do it. The tailplane leading edge moves only a max of 6 degrees (had to look that up - I don’t have that sort of memory!) above or below the neutral position at max deflection. Photo’s will be your friends as to how much deflection to show on the spoiler/tail plane but it won’t be anywhere near full deflection. Just for interest; roll control by differential tailplane was gradually phased out at increasing air speed and at low level cruise speed of 450kts roll control was by spoiler only.
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