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Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:25 pm
by TheKentishFledgling
The patience of the bloke is incredible - the names layered into the paintwork is a classy touch but must have taken soooo long. Paint scheme looks lovely.

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:59 pm
by shortwing
I enjoyed watching it over breakfast this morning. There is no doubt about it, if we all had as much enthusiasm and positivity as him, the world of GA would be an amazing place!

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:16 pm
by PeteSpencer
He is clearly loaded:

How else can he spare infinite time, money and expense, get custom shocks made and a whole host of other indicators.
What a great place to be in.

Peter :wink:

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:05 pm
by Charliesixtysix
Yes, he is loaded - but that didn’t happen by accident....

Good luck to him and his kind, the world would be a dull place without them.

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:08 pm
by shortwing
PeteSpencer wrote:He is clearly loaded:

How else can he spare infinite time, money and expense, get custom shocks made and a whole host of other indicators.
What a great place to be in.

Peter :wink:


I think thats obvious but you don't need to be loaded to have enthusiasm and energy for aviation

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:46 pm
by proteus
I don't think he has infinite time, I understand he also works his day job full time. I suspect he just doesn't need a lot of sleep and always has to be doing something. I always enjoy seeing his creative solutions and ability to make stuff remarkably quickly

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:37 am
by PeteSpencer
Just watched the latest episode - preparing for paint job.

What amazes me is the lengths he goes to to secure a perfect carbon fibre surface in areas where he will not be painting.
I.e. where he plans to retain the native carbon fibre appearance.

Filler won't do so he applies a 'sacrificial' extra layer of carbon fibre and resin which he can then sand down without compromising the integrity of the structural carbon fibre.

I guess he has a mahoosive power/weight ratio on his engine to make up for the weight of all these extra layers.
Most impressive.

Peter
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Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:39 am
by Nige321
He doesn't seem to have mentions fuel tanks yet? Or small things like the wings...?!

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:41 am
by TheKentishFledgling
The wings are the things intriguing me most. I expect a big reveal any day.

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:37 am
by shortwing
I'm waiting for the ballistic parachute test, we've seen a teaser

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:05 am
by Maxthelion
Regarding the carbon finish areas: Given he's probably using 200 grams/m2 carbon, which hand laid would result in a 50/50 resin to carbon ratio, giving roughly 400grams/m2, and probably 1/3 of that is being sanded off, that results in 266 grams/m2 to get that finish rather than microballoons for areas that are being painted, which probably comes to about 25 g/m2. So, assuming he's got roughly 6m2 of shiny carbon finish, you're looking at a weight penalty of about 1.5KG over the whole aeroplane. Given the size of it, I think it's weight well spent. Even if it's 12 square metres of carbon finish, that's still only 3kg on an aeroplane that looks like it will easily lift 2 tons.

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:40 pm
by townleyc
Well he only has 500 horses - at the moment :?

KE

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:41 pm
by Nige321
As if he isn't busy enough, he's now talking about going rotary...


Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:05 am
by Hooligan

Re: Mike Patey Scrappy installment 18

PostPosted:Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:50 am
by G-BLEW
Safe bet that there are a few surprises to come…

Ian