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Flying Start Models Slingsby T.31B - RAF Air Cadets


Iain
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Placeholder whilst I finish putting a full in-box review together - this will be a fairly quick (hopefully) build in coming weeks.

 

As an ex. Air Cadet myself (who ended up commanding a squadron as an adult) I'm really drawn by this subject, even though my early gliding was in a different type.

 

This is a very high quality 3D printed kit, designed and made by our own Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) and shortly available to order.

 

Will post a link to the review when I put 'live' but, in the mean time, a wee taster:

 

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"All clear above and behind - take up slack - all out!"

 

Iain

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Great stuff Iain, looking forward to seeing this one come together. 

 

I'll have to dig out my log book to see if I have a record of any that I flew in. Our squadron flew from RAF Syerston where a railway ran adjacent to the airfield boundary. One particular instructor liked to "strafe" any unsuspecting trains as they passed. It was a blast peeling into a tight turn with the instructor making "dagga, dagga, dagga" noises from the back seat! :lol:

 

Eager to see more :speak_cool:

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Iain,

Look forward to your build.

Should be good to see it come alive.

:yahoo:

Tim Perry's 3 Dimensional printed kit looks AMAZING. 

He did a brilliant job.

:goodjob:{GREAT job}.

 

:bow:

:bow:

 

Good to see you back on the work bench!

{where  can you buy it once it becomes available,  thank you}

 

 

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8 hours ago, geedubelyer said:

Great stuff Iain, looking forward to seeing this one come together. 

 

I'll have to dig out my log book to see if I have a record of any that I flew in. Our squadron flew from RAF Syerston where a railway ran adjacent to the airfield boundary. One particular instructor liked to "strafe" any unsuspecting trains as they passed. It was a blast peeling into a tight turn with the instructor making "dagga, dagga, dagga" noises from the back seat! :lol:

 

Eager to see more :speak_cool:

I should be able to suggest some appropriate serials, even if you can't locate your log book nowadays!! 

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I now have the first batch of kits available for sale, interested modellers can see more details on the web site, www.flyingstartmodel.com . Ordering is simple, just let me know the items you wish to purchase and your postal details via e-mail, and I can send you a Paypal invoice when the kit is ready to send. 

 

https://flyingstartmodels.com/Flying-Start-Models-T31B-Cadet-Project.html

 

Any questions, ask away!

 

Tim, Bristol, UK

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Some quiet time this evening, so have made a start on the T.31B whilst sat watching an original Star Trek episode...

 

Port wing and the fuselage removed from their support trees (that remind me of a Roller Coaster structure!) and the wing given a quick sanding to remove the slight 'pips' left, after the supports removed using a sharp set of Tamiya side cutters.

 

Going to halt progress there so I can get some photos in daylight tomorrow - and provide notes for anyone who hasn't used 3D Resin Printed parts before.

 

Removing the supports looks daunting at first, but really is straightforward.

 

Support removal and a quick sanding leaves you with really nice parts, ready for assembly.

 

Hopefully an update tomorrow evening with photos and, maybe, some assembly!

 

Iain

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Separating those seat belts from the supports looks like a dicey proposition.

I'm interested to see your notes on working the 3D resin stuff.  Is the resin flexible in any way?

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