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by Colin
Mon May 03, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Long time since I have done any updates so here goes - no photos this time. OK - so motor now installed. Looks as though it has upthrust even though the mount has been checked at being 90 deg to the original bearers. Will have to check again to reassure myself! The main problem has been in the wing ...
by Colin
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Well no updates for a while for various reasons, but there has been progress, focussing on getting the control surfaces fitted and the linkages put in place. The original kit called for pushrods using 1/4" sq balsa, but I decided I wanted to emulate the full size with closed loop external cables... ...
by Colin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Haven't posted for a bit but the model has been progressing. The cabane structure as per the kit was not too successful. The instructions suggest epoxying a piece of balsa to the rear of the wires and then wrapping with gummed paper. Not having gummed paper I tried using self adhesive label stock, w...
by Colin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

So with the main structure done and only the undercarriage and minor fettling remaining before covering I'm now at the stage where the law says you have to put the bits together to see how it looks!
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by Colin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

With the planking complete, it's now time to turn my attention to the cabane structure - a wire frame that eventually gets disguised as wooden struts. One thing I had not realised is that the wires actually come up through the top longerons and so impinge on the hatch sides. Cabane wires.jpg Not onl...
by Colin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Here is the progress to date ... Planking so far.jpg If you have not tried planking before and it puts you off, it is quite straightforward although can be tedious. I tend to do maybe half a dozen strips at a time then have a break. Here is how I do it. First of all prepare your planking strips. You...
by Colin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Well it's been a while since I last updated, so here's an update. In the previous post I reported that I had sorted out the rudder cable control bar, and since then I have worked on the elevator cabling. In the full size each elevator is cabled with the cables coming out 2/3 of the way down the fuse...
by Colin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Now have the control sorted out. I'm emulating the full size by having a rudder bar going across the fuselage. Initially I was going to use a strip of fibreglass board but decided to go with ply for now. Servo Installation.jpg The ply is doubled inside the fuselage for strength and will be brass bus...
by Colin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

OK - bottom wing now completed...
Both wings.jpg
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So now on to the fuselage and planning for cable control rather than the original pushrods.
by Colin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Kits
Topic: Veron Tiger Moth
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Veron Tiger Moth

Well the top wing is now finished ready for covering at last...
Top Wing Uncovered.jpg
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So now onto the bottom wing and the first challenge is the bottom rear spar which is doing a good impression of a banana! Hopefully the warp will steam out, otherwise I'll raid my stock and cut a new one.