Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Hawker Typhoon for PSS - balanced and programmed

I made up the looms for the Tiffie, installed all the servos (8), made the myriad of links and closed loop runs, then programmed the lot into the FRSky Horus.  All told, she's 31 lb AUW which includes about 8lb of lead behind the spinner!  Well, it is a short nose and she used to have a 90cc engine up there, and still needed about 3lb of lead with that, so I've saved around 8lb from the old AUW, which isn't too bad as a percentage.

Wing loading comes out in the region of 39 oz sq ft, and a WCL of 11 - quite respectable compared to the A10.

I'm just painting the servo covers, and printing a mount for the redundancy bus, then she'll be RTF.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Hawker Typhoon for PSS - paint completion

Time to get the Tiff in for some weathering.  This was done with the little cheap "ABest" airbrush and thinned black paint :

And underneath:

When that was all dry, time to shoot the lacquer, and that's it for paint!

She's a big girl!

Time to get on with wiring, controls setup and balancing...great!

Monday, 11 February 2019

Hawker Typhoon in the paint shop

The big Tiffie is at last getting her colours, and she's coming along nicely.  Secondly (didn't get pictures of the first stage - light grey underneath) the top green goes on :

Mask that up :

Then shoot the grey : 

Mask up, shoot the invasion stripes (missed that too!)

Indoors for decals :

Final bit of masking for the tail coloured band :

That leaves me with..
  1. Paint the inner cavities of the flaps grey-green
  2. Paint the spinner
  3. Find and paint the belly pan finisher
  4. Washes and weathering
  5. Lacquer
Then onto radio and linkage installation, then balancing. Phew!