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Topic started 17 Apr 2018 18:24 by DominicM
I was quite amazed by this. I had never seen or even heard of a Magnus Effect plane until Finley showed up with what looked like an upside down lawn mower. He's a very articulate kid and talked me through the physics of how this thing works. It doesn't just work...it flies really well...and he built...
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I found this ---https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=REVOJET+TOY&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=sb10rhdnb9S8oM%253A%252CbfiWVdTPrEaCJM%252C_&usg=__PZNOjVKK83vCpKbkvRt_wpaRCOc%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKqMPJxM_aAhWKDMAKHYEjAqsQ9QEINzAD#imgrc=sb10rhdnb9S8oM:---- Mine was the one in the YELLOW box. Cheers John
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Topic started 11 Apr 2018 11:51 by FlyingTomato
To get back into model aircraft after many years away I've been flying a couple of electric foamies up in the moors around where I live, hand launching and landing back on the heather. Managed to get a fair bit of stick time without the hassle of having to have someone buddy me as I would at a club...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 13 Apr 2018 06:54
Quote: p.s. DON'T try using a folding prop on an i/c engine! Certainly not normal commercial folders - although custom made folders are de riguer for may top line F1C models, with powerful 15s turning around 30,000 rpm. Mike (another nylon boiler from the good old days!)
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Topic started 27 Feb 2018 17:30 by DominicM
Durafly D.H.100 Vampire from HobbyKing. Has sold really well since it first came out. Second improved version now available. If it flies like this on a rough day, roll on Summer for more fun with it.
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Last Post by Eric 27 Feb 2018 17:40
One of the guys in my club has a mk 1, it's getting very battered, now. It flies ok, but the tiny wheels make for poor take-off and landing on grass, and it needs a good chuck to get it to flying speed. It's only real fault, if it can be classified as such, is the ducted fan is quite power hungry,...
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Topic started 12 Feb 2018 14:09 by Andy Sephton
I alluded to a new toy in the Cafe a few days ago and offered to produce a thread, so here it is: [attachment] There were two issues getting it assembled, the firsts solved by The Blackbird and Eric, who advised me of the correct polarity of the coloured wires from servo to servo lead - brown to...
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Last Post by Eric 13 Feb 2018 09:25
Durafly Excalibur in flight - via 'head-cam'. The wire thing is my 'gunsight' - if the target is somewhere near the loop on the end, it is on camera!
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Multiplex Fun Cub
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Topic started 26 Jan 2011 04:41 by The Beard
I bought a Fun Cub in May its the most used model I have.I recently maidened aGWS Texan,took a bit of time to sort out.Im bidding on an electric model on E bay,its 3 days to go ,Il let you know how it works out
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Last Post by Eric 02 Jan 2018 08:45
Interesting. On the Durafly Tundra, which is virtually the same aircraft, I've got the 3S2200 lipo shoved right hard up against the motor firewall, to get the CG something near where the destructions say. And as I put in an earlier post on this thing, on one occasion, the battery escaped the...
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Topic started 11 Jul 2017 20:50 by Tony B
Started this one a couple of years ago. it is a sister ship to the Duster and Diamond models. uses the same basic wing design with different fuselages. this is the biplane version. [image] got a multi engined version still to...
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Last Post by Tony B 12 Jul 2017 19:55
well the rain stopped. [image] stuck now till i get the servos. :( this is worrying. ;) [image] an empty work table spells trouble. :P Tony...
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Topic started 21 Jun 2017 21:22 by Tony B
Well as i found this lurking in the back of the shed whilst i was clearing it out, i thought it would be a good idea to finish it off. going to have a single pusher prop and dummy jets, no u/c and just elevator and ailerons. so i am hoping it will be nice and light....[image] At the moment it glides very...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 04 Jul 2017 20:49
Looking very smart Tony... looking forward to a flying shot too ?? [badass]
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Topic started 03 Apr 2017 20:04 by Tony B
I need a bigger more aerobatic model to practice with. now i could buy one, but where is the fun in that. so i need some help deciding which design to progress to the building stage. A [attachment] B [attachment] C [attachment] lets have a vote. :) Tony (Pondering) B
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Last Post by boz 30 May 2017 16:47
nice job tony, glad it all went well. :) :woohoo:
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Topic started 11 Apr 2017 09:03 by DominicM
Took some courage to do this but after having flown the model a few times to trim it out and check the range of the video transmission with anyone else who would wear the goggles...it was time to try it myself [video]
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Last Post by Eric 11 Apr 2017 19:13
It's a consequence of doing FPV low passes! :evil:
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Thrust J3 Cub
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Topic started 06 Sep 2015 07:51 by The Beard
ive just bought one of these in yellow the instructions are total rubbish photos 1 inch square cannot see a thing.But as lots of others have had the same problem found a guy who has posted on tinernet and its much clearer and easy build.Its very well made and very scale and going together well now...
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Last Post by The Beard 01 Apr 2017 14:15
all back together again just 2 screws that hold the wing supports and rear of my design under carriage in place and its ready.Need to find replacement receivers for my other controller.Ive heard nothing back about the controller I sent away
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Topic started 19 Feb 2017 20:07 by DominicM
And it was going so well :unsure: [video]
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Topic started 23 Jan 2017 19:39 by DominicM
I know it's a foamie...but, oh my, this guy can fly...loved filming this...SIMPLE AWESOME SMOOTH flying ! Rare you get a pilot who shows off a small model like it's a 35% gasser. :cool: [video]
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Last Post by Garry Pollard 24 Jan 2017 17:50
Quote: Hmm Garry I have always referred to ladies as tasty I wonder :) Dont knock till you have tried it UGH!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :evil: :evil: [badass] [badass] Garry
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Topic started 16 Jan 2017 07:40 by DominicM
Been to several shows the last couple years and if there was one model that was purchased in volume and flown it was the RareBear. I think I helped start the craze when I filmed Azza Stephens flying the first RareBear with a 6S pack dropped into it. For those that don't know, this is a stock 4S...
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Last Post by DominicM 16 Jan 2017 14:49
This was 2 years back when a load of us met up and raced these RareBears. Sitting as a judge on a pylon checking for pilots cutting corners was one of the scariest things I've ever done! You need the sound on for full effect. [video]
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Topic started 11 May 2015 22:53 by ealvarado
First, thanks to all you friends who gave me advise on my first electric power conversion. You were right. The model was underpowered (www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3030) with an Electrifly 200 (35-40watts). I purchased a digital balance in order to not be guessing (Txs Garry) an...
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Last Post by one tenor 27 Oct 2016 17:35
Hiya ! would you be buying the beers En Masse or individually as we are all over Britain or indeed the globe.?Lol Nice idea if we could get it to work though. The idea of an electrified Wakefield is ... interesting .....but should work fine.Good luck John
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Topic started 19 Oct 2016 16:48 by Tony B
I have bought, yes bought a small indoor model kit. Just out of interest to see what you actually get for your money these days. It was cheap and on special offer. [image] you dont get much for your hard earned...
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Last Post by Tony B 21 Oct 2016 18:25
Remembered why i dont build small models any more. I can't see the bloody bits or even pick them up :angry: still i have nearly finished it. [image]
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Topic started 16 Oct 2016 16:23 by Tony B
[attachment] well i thought i would sit down and design a nice basic indoor model. i have some small rc gear so lets have a bash shall we.
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Last Post by Quorneng 17 Oct 2016 18:47
Tony From the drawing it looks like you are proposing an internal 'structure' for the fuselage? I am not sure you need it as it will be a Depron 'box'. Just needs the odd Depron former to keep its shape. :P Only Depron (2 mm!) for the entire fuselage of my 40" span 'outdoor' Super Cub. ;)... [attachment]
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Topic started 13 Oct 2016 11:11 by Tony B
Whilst on my holidays last week, i started thinking. I shall expand my basic depron line with twin and trimotor models. so i give you the start of my idea. [attachment] using the basic wing design with two nacelles added to the construction and a nose mounted motor. we have the trimotor...
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Last Post by Monz 16 Oct 2016 11:28
Looks good Tony. Your CAD work has really come along great. I really need to learn it.
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Topic started 14 Dec 2014 14:57 by The Beard
On Friday decided I needed 2 models at the field and purchased one of these .easiest thing to put together and itll take longer to fit the decals so it comes with motor ESC and servos installed so will soon be ready for maiden
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Last Post by The Beard 08 Sep 2016 23:22
well it was windy so the inevitable happened ,the wind caught it on landing and it cartwheeled taking the front end off and chucking the motor and mount out as well.The evening was spent playing with a jigsaw of bits finally completing the rebuilding task ready to rock and roll once more
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Topic started 15 Aug 2016 07:48 by DominicM
Met Jon of MicroAces for an early morning demo of his new range of models. These aren't just your standard indoor depron models. An immense amount of design effort has gone into these to make them, not only stunning in the air, but durable due to the clever additional flexible parts to make them...
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Topic started 13 Jan 2016 21:03 by The Beard
ordered this from Nitrotek and had to wait for it at depot first appearence was looking good com,es complete with receiver and controller Made In China.you have to figure most of it out for yourself but there are vague instructions on assembly but you have to find where the top comes off for access...
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Last Post by The Beard 26 Jul 2016 21:52
a replacement comes with a new wire
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Topic started 28 Jan 2016 13:52 by The Beard
Purchased this time from Sussex Models and arrived this morning so will open the box when I get home from work.First impressions are good.Comes with all the electrics installed so will use Futabe receiver for a reasonable £139
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Last Post by The Beard 24 Jul 2016 15:25
the rudder hinge disconnected and I purchased a new one .Its held in by 2 screws.I removed them and fitted the new rudder vertical stabiliser assembly You swop the captive screws over but the screws I removed dont fit totally confusing,but Ill glue it
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Topic started 23 Jun 2016 08:34 by DominicM
Hacker Motor GmbH of Germany have always been at the forefront of electric flight and this is an example of that. A very clever twin electric motor setup powers each of these P51s. The sound is awesome. Filmed at Weston Park International Model Show... [video]
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Topic started 21 May 2016 23:48 by The Beard
I bought a new one of these from a clubmate tonite Its never flown and he bought it from someone else its as new and half price
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Last Post by The Beard 11 Jun 2016 12:47
at the field had to rebind which was ok Flew superbly amazing model very pleased with it.Then changed the battery and it needed rebinding dimantled it to check and i had left the bind plug in durh.Needs a bit of resecuring of the under carriage so didnt fly it again but very impressed
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Topic started 09 May 2016 17:54 by DominicM
I saw the restrained maiden flight of this model a few weeks back...this time Paul "OPENS THE TAPS" for some awesome action... [video]
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Last Post by one tenor 20 May 2016 21:29
Now that one looks nose up :oops: [badass]
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Topic started 18 Feb 2016 20:37 by Tony B
This is the low wing monoplane design using the same basic fuselage as the Duo Biplane. [attachment]
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Last Post by one tenor 19 Apr 2016 15:08
Of course I wasn't pushing but it struck me the proportions were right . :)
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Topic started 27 Sep 2014 01:48 by Quorneng
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...... Enough of the the Sci-fi miss quotes! ;) Over 55 years ago I got tired of waiting for the few days a year when my light weight rubber power planes stood a chance of flying so I decided to fly indoors. As I did not, and still don't, live in a baronial...
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Last Post by one tenor 11 Apr 2016 03:19
Indeed you are right about just a kit of parts on it's own and that not many of us could even make a start..It would need to have written instructions and diagrams to go with it. What I was getting at is the outlines of some models are hard to reproduce and the bamboo can be a solution to to this...
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Depron Duo
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Topic started 18 Feb 2016 20:34 by Tony B
Right i have been playing with the CAD program and have come up with this. it will use the same basic wing as the trainer project, but doubled up to make a Biplane. first draft. [attachment]
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Last Post by Tony B 04 Apr 2016 20:25
Glad some one does. :P
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Topic started 25 Mar 2016 21:36 by Garry Pollard
www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35890486 Just spotted this on another forum. Is this the future of electric flight? Sounds good to me if it is comparable in price Garry
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Last Post by Quorneng 26 Mar 2016 17:41
The current tanks carry the hydrogen at either 5000 or 10000 psi and are made of high strength polymers that are claimed to resist any likely crash scenario and even bullets but they do seem to ignore the issue of fire resistance. I wonder what the 'cook off' time is for a polymer high pressure...
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Topic started 05 Feb 2016 20:36 by The Beard
does anyone have knowledge of these scale foamy electric models .Im interested in a Mustang te produce ,choice of three
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Last Post by The Beard 17 Mar 2016 15:38
the delivery of the latest FMS models has gone back again to 17 May 2016
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Topic started 25 Feb 2016 11:32 by Tony B
was thinking in bed last night and came up with this. the third variation on the Diamond design. [attachment] has the trainer tail, slightly stretched. the diamond fuselage with minor mods. will have swept wings when i get round to designing them. could have a whole range of models built round the...
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Last Post by one tenor 27 Feb 2016 02:55
Mmmmmmmmmmm! And bomb dropping??
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