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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 09:01:09 AM »
Ok, work is getting on the way big time, but last week end, I managed to add a bit more colours to the Fouga.
Not sure if it will be finished / ready for first flight over the week end, but I'll try to push more build time on it tonight!

So far, very pleased with the results. Far from perfect, but once in the air, that should look the part nicely :)
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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2016, 17:24:32 PM »
A bit more done today.
Waiting for the canopy to dry now.
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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2016, 21:05:31 PM »
looks good fred
who said you cant paint ??

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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2016, 21:05:31 PM »

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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2016, 14:36:21 PM »
Hey Mick,

Thanks :)
Looks actually better in photos than is real life I have to say.

But, by far my best paint job so far! :)

More photos tonight!

(PS: parts sent! at last!)
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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2016, 08:24:05 AM »
Canopy painted and very closed to be finished.
Clear coat applied. Not a bad result!  :)
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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2016, 00:51:57 AM »
Sweet!   8)
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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2016, 15:26:20 PM »
Et hop!
CofG done. Final weight with ballast is 2.3Kgs  8) I think I'll glue it down. This is a jet, not a thermal glider!  ::)

Ready to fly!

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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2016, 18:54:20 PM »
Looks great Fred  8)

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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2016, 23:39:56 PM »
Sympa.
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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2016, 17:24:48 PM »
Great Work Fred  :)

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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2016, 21:52:20 PM »
Some Photos of Fred's Magister Flying at Mt Leinster during last months event.
Lovely model Fred it is very convincing in the air.

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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2016, 10:23:00 AM »
Fantastic photos Joe!  :-* :-*
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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2018, 23:43:03 PM »
Hi Fred, I have only just joined this forum and did so on the strength of seeing both your thread and the one  on the Granau Baby. Both quite old now. So please forgive me for being so late.

I too have a Magister, but mine was bought as the complete kit and has the foam wings. You have done a fantastic job on yours and it looks the total biz! Mine was got after I saw a mate of mine in the SCSA with his. That was about 20 years ago. It needs a 'little' bit of TLC now, but on seeing yours I would love to see mine back in the air.

From the photos yours seems to have an all moving tail? That is what I have on mine and it certainly stops me getting bored! I also did mine with the rudder too and almost smacked it in when I tried too much stick on it! I found that when a lot of rudder was used it went into a sudden dive. On a left rudder command a hell of a lot of up was needed on the left control surface compared with the down on the right surface. Obviously the opposite on the right command!

One of the problems I had when landing was slowing the thing down. I finally fell on the idea that if I put both ailerons up to land it became a real pussy cat and so much easier to get down safely and a lot more slowly.

Here's a few photos of mine. Not as detailed as yours and I didn't fit the tip tanks on a couple of flying sited as they would almost certainly have been lost on landing. The tip tanks on yours are smaller and as you can see from the last photo they are the type used for normal flying tasks. The larger type, as on mine, were used for longer distance ferry flights. I learned that from the pilot who was at the 2004 Kenble Air Day. He was flying the last military flying Magister. He let us come over the barrier and have a close look around. He sat it on its tail to show us just where the empty G of G was! It juts sat there on the tail drag wheel!

Your work in progress is really good and thank you for taking the time to do

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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2018, 22:01:31 PM »
Hi John

You have an example of Ray's ( rest in peace old friend)  Fouga from dragon models range designed in the late 80's. Island models have both the Fouga and MB 339A in their range of kits, and product limited number of kits every year.

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Re: Fouga Magister PSS - Build up wings
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2018, 23:51:50 PM »
John, I had no idea that Ray had died? He came out with a few very good kits of which the Magister was one.

Fred, how did you make the tip tanks? Mine are well past their use by date and I really need to make some more. Also, how did you attach them? I used velcro, but if I was flying on certain slopes with long rough grass landing areas they weren't used as they came off and I didn't want to loose them!

Yours looks fantastic both on the deck and in the air!

Mine being launched off Frocester Hill.
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