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Offline Albert Rowe

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Clipper 111
« on: 01, December 2014, 09:48:30 PM »
Parts back from cutting a few mods required but quite a good job, the canopy mould requires some further filling and smoothing but the first off trial was not to bad as this was my first attempt at vacuum forming.

Hopefully a few pictures should appear below.

Offline Stuart Mellor

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Re: Clipper 111
« Reply #1 on: 02, December 2014, 07:10:37 PM »
Hi Albert,
nice - seeing the plan - brought it all back! (thought so - Radio Modeller)- the sharp le wing & the CG was 'controversial' at the time - @ 50-60%. I wouldn't worry if your cg is a little further forward!
If there's a date on the plan - might be able to find the mag.
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Offline Albert Rowe

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Re: Clipper 111
« Reply #2 on: 02, December 2014, 07:29:03 PM »
Hi Stuart, Thanks for the information, I assume you had one of these at sometime, Joe Wooten has been in touch about it he had a plan for one many years ago so he may know when it was knocking about, I can not see anything on the plan, it would be great if you did have the mag that covered it as information is very sparse, I can not find anything at all or any reference to the model, it was just one I remember Brian having which he bought at the time. Regards Albert

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Re: Clipper 111
« Reply #3 on: 02, December 2014, 09:40:18 PM »
Hi Albert,
it was Jan '71 (according to my R.M. plans book) - but so far , seem to have every mag but that one.
The mag is available as a back issue from magazineexchange.com @£2.40!!  or as a digital issue.
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Re: Clipper 111
« Reply #4 on: 02, December 2014, 09:57:30 PM »
Thanks Stuart, I've just been on e bay looking at thousands and thought I had found it or what looks a lot like it, November 89 not sure if that is a bit late though but at least I now have an idea of the one I want, Many thanks again, Albert

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Re: Clipper 111
« Reply #5 on: 06, December 2014, 04:46:04 PM »
From the Magazine, Thanks Stuart.

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Re: Clipper 111
« Reply #6 on: 06, December 2014, 06:52:13 PM »
Hi Albert, have got the plan now,and am tempted to do an electric version as the long canopy would make an exellent battery hatch.
I think I will cut my own parts rather than get a kit cut,and also use a foam wing,and possibly retracts as the model looks slippery and would look good in the air with no wheels hanging down but I will ponder on that.
Thanks for posting the pics and the article.
Regards Joe