solentlife
I started this model build more than a year  ago and only have the fuselage shell constructed ..

Instead of his foam block and carving ..... I laser'd ply formers and then pine longerons to construct a skeleton frame for 6mm depron sheet to be used. The top deck being foam block then hot wire cut.

The horizontal tail is foam ribs / pine spar and 3mm depron sheeting.

I did cut all the wing ribs / fins / rudders etc. but it all stopped due to the sheer size of it and needing my workshop completed. I have ply /  6mm depron motor pods half made... retracts (huge !) ..... sound systems ... 3D printed cowls etc. ...... box full of parts waiting.

Having built the FRC Mosquito with that foam spar and folded wing .... I am wondering if similar construction could be used for this 93in Lanc ? I could even divide the ribs to give the wing its foil form... 

Just to give idea of size ...

Horiz tail is 900mm span, fuselage shell without extras is 1460mm long ......

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Collecting up parts ...

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Constructing ...

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3D parts..

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Building ...

Here's tailplane sitting on top of my F3A aerobatics model !!

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Yes ..... its one hell of a project with the final result to be my 'Tribute' to the Bomber Command Boys and Girls who kept them flying, flew them. My late Mother headed up an R&I team at 619 Sqdn Lancs .... and I want to complete in colours / details of one of 'hers' .... 

My Father suffered badly from his experiences flying Wellingtons ...here he is salvaging gear of crashed Wimpy in Malta..

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My Mother ringed in the Sqdn photo ...

[Mum-Strubby-1]

'Mums boys' wishing my Mother best at end of War ...

[Mum-book12]
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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DualDesertEagle
This is the kind of model that I wouldn't wanna fly for the simple reason that the weather can always be a sh!thead and make ur models crash no matter the size of them.

I have no doubt I could fly this thing just fine and bring it back in one piece without the dreaded wind gusts happening, but looking at what happened to my MiG-29 I just wouldn't take the risk.
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solentlife
OK ... understood ....... labour of love and all that can be destroyed in a moment. But flying large models can in fact be easier in that they tend to take wind and turbulence better.

This Lanc is more for display flying than daily sport .... our Club has various shows each year and we are always looking for interesting models to show off. My HK Lancaster always gets asked for photos with kids ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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DualDesertEagle
solentlife wrote:
But flying large models can in fact be easier in that they tend to take wind and turbulence better. 


I'm very well aware of that, but unlike simple depron planes like the 2 I've recently built who are sometimes even tough enough to survive a nose dive into the ground big planes are much harder to repair and often more expensive in that aswell. With the simple planes I'd easily go ahead and have someone fly them while I shoot them up with an airsoft gun coz all it takes to rebuild them is a sheet of depron and a few hours worth of time, while it already feels like I've run against a wall even when someone just has their big and highly detailed scale plane they've put thousands of hours into bounce on touchdown coz I've already experienced "bounce-stall-crashes" myself and become extremely cautious about landing a plane on its wheels.

That's why I also built my X-31's removable landing gear with simple knee-joint suspension, hoping it's gonna absorb anything slightly harder than ideal on touchdown and not have the plane bounce.
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solentlife
Agreed ..... one of our shows we actually had the local paintball guys come shoot at our models. Being EPP and Depron jobs - of course any damage was easy to sort - many of us even patched and flew same models later in same show.

I reserve judgement on large models though .... having enjoyed about 45 of the 55yrs with traditional models and repairs ...

The model in my Avatar to the left is ~40yrs old ..... still flying today after some awful crashes ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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bogusbandit56
solentlife wrote:
I started this model build more than a year  ago and only have the fuselage shell constructed ..

Instead of his foam block and carving ..... I laser'd ply formers and then pine longerons to construct a skeleton frame for 6mm depron sheet to be used. The top deck being foam block then hot wire cut.

The horizontal tail is foam ribs / pine spar and 3mm depron sheeting.

I did cut all the wing ribs / fins / rudders etc. but it all stopped due to the sheer size of it and needing my workshop completed. I have ply /  6mm depron motor pods half made... retracts (huge !) ..... sound systems ... 3D printed cowls etc. ...... box full of parts waiting.

Having built the FRC Mosquito with that foam spar and folded wing .... I am wondering if similar construction could be used for this 93in Lanc ? I could even divide the ribs to give the wing its foil form... 

Just to give idea of size ...

Horiz tail is 900mm span, fuselage shell without extras is 1460mm long ......

[CG%20Lanc%20mag%20photo_zpsqfllcrug]

Collecting up parts ...

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[CG%20Lanc%20parts%207_zpskcans2s5]

[CG%20Lanc%20parts%206_zps8qilpeuz]

[CG%20Lanc%20parts%205_zpsnyanuhsu]

[CG%20Lanc%20parts%204_zpsrap8obkc]

[CG%20Lanc%20parts%203_zpsjfhbnce7]

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Constructing ...

[CG%20Lanc%20dry%20run%20formers_zpskaynstie]

[First%20parts_zpsbi4yg5un]

3D parts..

[Merlin%20parts%201_zpsd4ehykk2]

[3D%20parts%204_zpsouyqd82x]

[3D%20parts%203_zps23a2o8qg]

Building ...

Here's tailplane sitting on top of my F3A aerobatics model !!

[DSCF49641_zpszd7r8jfu]

[CG%20Lanc%20parts%203_zpsvxgqwypp]

[CG%20Lanc%20parts%202_zpswgb6kbpg]

[CG%20Lanc%20parts%201_zpskgoeoucr]

[DSCF49621_zpsvvlwinqo]

Yes ..... its one hell of a project with the final result to be my 'Tribute' to the Bomber Command Boys and Girls who kept them flying, flew them. My late Mother headed up an R&I team at 619 Sqdn Lancs .... and I want to complete in colours / details of one of 'hers' .... 

My Father suffered badly from his experiences flying Wellingtons ...here he is salvaging gear of crashed Wimpy in Malta..

[Dad%20Malta%20Wimpy_zpsaetjfrfa]

My Mother ringed in the Sqdn photo ...

[Mum-Strubby-1]

'Mums boys' wishing my Mother best at end of War ...

[Mum-book12]

Interesting build and family history Nigel🙂
Wot, no Depron?
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aritchie712
I love big models, as has already been stated they can handle the weather a lot better than our small, light foamies. 
I have come back into the hobby after quite a few years and I'm just starting back up again but I used to have a hangar full of larger models which, unfortunately, I have none of now.
I don't have the space now to build, store or transport any large models but I keep looking at my shed and wondering just how much bigger I can make it without the landlord or my partner realising Lol!!
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