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Message started by Fingers on Sep 11th, 2022 at 3:22pm

Title: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Fingers on Sep 11th, 2022 at 3:22pm
As part of my thinking about larger slower planes, I took this down off the shelf. Mikey gifted me this a few year ago. While it looks almost Tiger Moth-ish, a few things look a wee bit off. I went on line and found this Stampe-Vertongen SV.4.

Designed and built in Belgium, there is no reference in any literature of cooperation between DeHaviland and Stampe, yet, except for not having the pointed tail, it sure looks......

Model was covered with fabric and dope, and I didn't spend too much time trying to clean off the sharp edges from the trim colours. Rough paint job will do, and I have the markings on hand.

I 3d printed the 2 fittings on the port side just to add a little detail. Have a Venturi to put on it.

Model needs the cabanes touched up and the gear legs painted black.

DLE 20 is adequate.

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Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Greg Flash G on Sep 11th, 2022 at 6:09pm
It looks huge in that one picture😜
Nothing wrong with big and slow Sandy!

Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Fingers on Sep 11th, 2022 at 7:05pm

Greg Flash G wrote on Sep 11th, 2022 at 6:09pm:
It looks huge in that one picture😜
Nothing wrong with big and slow Sandy!



Yeah. The sessions at the Eye Clinic this summer got me thinking Greg  :violin. Birthday this month  :piggy, getting old, maybe time to slow down a wee bit . 80" wing makes it just about 1/4 scale.

Think it'll be fun. Have to learn to fly with rudder  :planecool :WEEEEE

Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Bill F (retiredVTT) on Sep 12th, 2022 at 7:34pm
..picture 1 the pilot is looking right...picture 2 he is looking left....
Yikes ...could be s-c-a-r-y flying this one..!

Oh crap ...not the same plane..!

Bill

Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Fingers on Sep 12th, 2022 at 10:39pm
Oh good catch Bill!!!

but maybe having a pilot who can move his head would be of some help?   :Anyone


Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Fingers on Sep 5th, 2023 at 3:43pm
Balanced. And the engine has run (after I got the plugs correct - black to black!!) :wallbash

A little work required on the top wing install, but otherwise ok 50/50 scale...
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Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Fingers on Oct 28th, 2023 at 5:51pm
Not windy for "normal" stuff, but a wee tad to maiden an 80" biplane weighing 10 or 12 pounds  :D



Will needs some tweeking, but flew fine, although 1/2 throttle into the wind and the darn thing just stopped and hung there  :( Best landing I've made this year....


It lives to fly again  [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

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Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Greg Flash G on Oct 28th, 2023 at 6:32pm
Dang it! Would have loved to see that Sandy

Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by yorcram on Oct 28th, 2023 at 10:51pm
Yup, left too early . Glad it was a good maiden.  Looks good, and look forward to seeing it fly in person.

Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Fingers on Oct 29th, 2023 at 8:36am

Greg Flash G wrote on Oct 28th, 2023 at 6:32pm:
Dang it! Would have loved to see that Sandy



We did try to call you, but assumed the Deer called as well.... :aviater :egyptian

Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by Fingers on Oct 29th, 2023 at 9:10pm

yorcram wrote on Oct 28th, 2023 at 10:51pm:
Yup, left too early . Glad it was a good maiden. Looks good, and look forward to seeing it fly in person.



Actually Marc, we deliberately waited till you did leave. Guys said, OK, he's gone, off you go..... :excited :Raa Raa :Thank You Loyal Fans :violin

Title: Re: Stampe-Vertongen SV.4
Post by yorcram on Oct 30th, 2023 at 8:20am
;D

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