I’ve made a brief index into the INAV issues from102 to 123 here, its not 100% just a list of items I thought might be of interest to UK Indoor Durationistas.
There is also an index within the 1990’s INAV archive, its almost at the end under issue Nov ’98, it covers plans, articles written and results for that period.
Storage and Transport.
Before you start building you are going to need a home for your new model(s). Bernie Hunt described his transport box many years ago and variations on this theme are used by everyone. Of course you can use a stout cardboard box as Bernie describes or make one out of Foam Board or Plywood, depending on your skills. With a little forethought your box can contain trays for many different classes of model and of course several of each.
This is Bernie’s original article for his Transport Box.
The best all round bible for building is Larry Coslick’s Hobby Shopper article click here. You can find it in INAV issues 90 and 107.
Here’s an article from Bob Bailey on how to make sure you build light and strong.
Bob Bailey’s article on Indoor Propellers is also an excellent treatise on solid and built up propeller blades. This is contained in the BMFA Indoor Forum Report, £10 + P&P from myself:- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still totally valid are Steve Brown’s articles in INAV covering rolled balsa Motor Sticks and Tailbooms here. Issue 84 covers Motorsticks and 87 Tailbooms, excellent.
A VP prop hub sir? Certainly – click here source – Nick Aikman. Current trend is to use 4 turn .008 spring. See the update in INAV 121. Or simply buy one from Ivan Treger at 80 EUR each, better than you’ll ever make! See under Suppliers section in Information.
Here’s an article on making well matched prop spars by Bob Bailey.
How about the latest partial spar F1D propeller? here’s how its done by Tony Hebb.
There are several INAV articles on how to cover flying surfaces and propellers. Try here. Issues 96 and 97 cover general covering and Prop Blades. Most film will come with basic covering instructions.
There is some interesting information on the weights of various covering films here.
Keep a record of your model’s component weights using this spreadsheet.