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 Post subject: 1 / 8,5 Hurricaine
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 08:32 
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A little side project I am working on.
1 / 8,5 scale Hurricaine Mk1 flown by SAAF'er "Dutch" Hugo during BoB , 1940
Will be in standard RAF "temperate land sceeme"

Hoping to powere it wit a 550watt electric setup, this means I must have a MAUW of 5,5 lb.
Ligthness is key here.

Basic "box truss"
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Top stringes added to starbord side
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Side formers
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1.5mm sheeting to simulate forward allu skins on fuse, behind it all will be fabric
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It will not be the quickest of builds, sofar everything came out of the scraps box, have to wait till it fill up again :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1 / 8,5 Hurricaine
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 08:58 
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Nice!!!! Looking forward to seeing the progress steps :smt023


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 Post subject: Re: 1 / 8,5 Hurricaine
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 22:43 
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He came from my hometown, the Hugo family are still prominent in the community. Around here he was known not as "Dutch", but as "Khaki". The local museum has a small display about him.


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 Post subject: Re: 1 / 8,5 Hurricaine
PostPosted: 17 Dec 2012, 08:01 
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Hou can they call any "stoere Boer" Kakhi? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1 / 8,5 Hurricaine
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Because he flew in the khaki air force!


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Die verdomde Kakhi's en rooinekke! I can just see it now! His family most likely had some involvement with the Boer War (like My great Grand Father who because of his fighting spent some time on St. Helena) must have had quite a bit to say about him and other "boer seuns" fighting on the side of the "enimy"

Interestingly the Saffers were in general very well liked and in some of the "aces" well respected at Sqn Level by the UK lads

I know folks who still blame the Kakhi's for all the troubles in SA :roll:

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