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Important The Café (There is no Topic)
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Last Post by Quorneng Today 12:07
Quite right Mike - I was going just from memory! ;)
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Been flying
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Topic started 19 Nov 2011 20:55 by Tony B
[image] Took my own design low wing blue foam thing. used to have a hell of a job with tip stalling on take off, so much that i broke the wing in half and threw it in the corner. i finally got round to fixing it. second time out now and we have...
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Last Post by boz Today 07:57
Thanks eric, that blue one really goes, and very quiet. Very nice club site . Boz
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Topic started 13 Jan 2017 16:57 by Andy Sephton
The next one is on the board! I've done a lot of research on the Lacey, so why waste it......it's a rubber powered FF Lacey M-10, designed to be kitted by SAMS Models later this year. The model will be suitable for rubber, electric, CO2, free flight, RC, indoors or outside, but the prototype will...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet Yesterday 22:37
Hope to see you sunday then... I'll be the one throwing things into the long grass trying to trim models out :S
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2 little Indians
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Topic started 21 Feb 2017 12:18 by Klipkopwildlife
1 of our members sent me 2 Indian Mills (.75) for checking and repair. Sent during the December rush they took a week to arrive in the country and then our Customs sat on them for a month! They had been sent 'to be signed for' so I wasn't worried about them. The value on the box had been put at...
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Last Post by Del Piero Yesterday 21:44
I am very, very sorry. I had no idea and have only just seen the message. I would never have sent message had I known. Sincerest apologies and get well soon. Del Piero.
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Topic started 25 May 2017 18:01 by Big A
Come along to your National Centre for the inaugural BMFA Buckminster swapmeet. This swapmeet is being held as part of the Early Summer fly-in so don’t forget to bring something to fly too! £5 a pitch, indoor and outdoor pitches available on a first come first served basis, bring your own tables...
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Last Post by boz Yesterday 20:10
I can't go, am off to the austin a35 national rally at Hibaldstow this weekend, but wish you all well and hope you have a sunny flying day, boz :)
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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 Mike Rolls Yesterday 20:05
Looking good! Mike
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Topic started 07 May 2017 09:53 by DominicM
...any ideas appreciated on different fast action based subject matter I could film. I contacted a local water skiing place and offered to do some filming for them FOC just to film something with a different challenge to it. Standing on the back of a fast boat, holding on with one hand and holding...
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Last Post by boz Yesterday 20:05
Great video D, your correct the nitro are more authentic, would be nice to see the internals. They really do get up to some scale speeds, thanks. Boz. :)
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Topic started 25 Nov 2016 13:10 by Tony B
[image] thinking of doing a scale biplane in depron and tissue. [image] 1/4 scale would only make it a wingspan of 84", so not huge but big enough to add some good scale detail. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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Last Post by Tony B Yesterday 19:56
cockpit coming done. started the rigging today as well. [image] Tony (bit uneasy) B
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Topic started 24 May 2017 20:10 by Tony B
As i have a few 65mm edf's kicking round, i thought i might plan a new project for later this year. [attachment] 70" span works out to be the right wingspan for the edf's i have. so the designing has begun. Tony B
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Last Post by Quorneng Yesterday 11:15
Very nice. Retracts would be a real nightmare! :P :P
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Topic started 25 May 2017 16:56 by phil claridge
just fettling two plane sbought for£25 each, an unflown limbo dancer with new irvine 36 and all servo;s and a well used wot four with a tidy looking irvine 46. both planes had been in a storage locker for some time and were very dusty, but have cleaned up nicely. hoping to get both flying over the...
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Last Post by one tenor Yesterday 06:55
Well done son Enjoy`!
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Topic started 23 May 2017 17:55 by Garry Pollard
R I P Roger www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40018422 Garry
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Last Post by Firewood 25 May 2017 23:03
But that was how bond was played,never meant to be to serious or to violent.
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Building a plane
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Topic started 12 Nov 2015 19:41 by fastmanny21
[attachment] [attachment] I haven't built anything in a long long time but recently found the urge to build a cool thing and signed up on your blog for the hope that I can get help when I need it and share my project !! Here are some first shots of my plans and me with the aircraft I plan to have
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 25 May 2017 22:41
Quote: A bit of trivia I've stumbled across regarding the SR71 - And - the metal is so delicate that the ink from a Pentel pen can eat a hole through it in a few hours! If they need to wash the metal, while they are machining it, they cannot use tap-water, as the chlorine would destroy it - only...
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Topic started 25 May 2017 17:58 by Big A
Come along and support your National Centre for Model Flying at a weekend of relaxed flying open to all members. Now added a Sunday Morning Swapmeet!! From 9am onwards! Flying from 4pm Friday 9th June until 7pm Sunday 11th. Camping/caravanning available. Download the camping booking form below. ...
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Topic started 25 May 2017 12:21 by one tenor
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: [badass] Lovely flying day and I'm stuck in doors Grrrrrrrrrr
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Last Post by Firewood 25 May 2017 17:54
Then go build yourself one go man go :) :) :) a change from the Austin
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Harmon Rocket
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Topic started 16 May 2016 17:59 by The Beard
always been my favorite and so when I saw one on E bay I bid and bought so early Wednesday morning Im off to Bristol to collect my latest Rocket only £56 complete
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Last Post by one tenor 25 May 2017 13:41
Got two little rtf's to start me off again .One is the one I won in Dom's draw. The other is little Cessna 128. Foamies Once I get my hips sorted .
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Topic started 20 May 2017 22:11 by Garry Pollard
Hi Garry, Tonys' not at all well at the moment, caught a cold from our visitors, then came down with another one right after. Now it looks like he's got Billery (Tick bite fever) it's a parasite that attacks the red blood cells. Mary Just had the PM above from Tony s wife Mary, Seems Tony is...
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Last Post by one tenor 23 May 2017 12:50
I think this Billery is actually Biliary .
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Topic started 21 Mar 2015 18:57 by Ralpharr2001
When I introduced myself to the forum last week I said I was about to build a 1/6th scale Fairey Gannet AEW3 from an own design. Wing span is 108.6" I was reluctant to publish the build log but after the encouragement from you all here goes. Don't hold your breath, this is going to take a while....
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Last Post by Tony B 22 May 2017 17:51
what a big model and a fantastic build so far sir. keep it up. Tony B
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hanger 9 Pulse XT 40
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Topic started 07 Feb 2017 15:30 by The Beard
i picked this upto day as new fitted with ASP 61 4 stroke and only needing areceiver flown just once [attachment]
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Last Post by The Beard 22 May 2017 11:58
at the field [attachment]
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Topic started 18 May 2017 18:44 by Squirrelnet
I've never had much luck with rubber powered models as a kid. I think mainly because I used the rubber that came with the kit. Then I discovered more smelly and oily ways to power a model and rubber power fell out of sight. When I built models as a kid in the 1970's rubber power seemed a dying and...
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Last Post by one tenor 22 May 2017 11:09
Maybe some Dremel tools with long shafts would work
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Topic started 19 May 2017 13:48 by one tenor
Anyone know how Phil is?
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 21 May 2017 09:34
I do hope he get's the help he needs as planned, and not have any delays.
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Topic started 17 May 2017 14:27 by Garry Pollard
Well folks What we lack in numbers on this forum we certainly make up for in content !!! I refer to this months BMFA News that landed on my mat today TWO very well written and informative articles which are to be congratulated on from Simon Chadwick and Andy Sephton Well done lads Garry
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Last Post by The Beard 20 May 2017 15:07
thats the most of the magazine ive ever read thoroughly enjoyable guys thanks
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Topic started 14 May 2017 14:58 by one tenor
Tried to copy this Url but message was No E bay id on Kuenga or something like that . It looks a nice kit Supposedly original and must admit it looks it from what I can see. Current bid £47
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Last Post by one tenor 20 May 2017 01:34
Sorry S I remembered but my attempt to delete the second part of message didn't work
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Topic started 19 Mar 2016 20:11 by Andy Sephton
This one has beaten my embargo on new models...but it is for a good reason. I've acquired the kit from my good friend Bernie Nichols' estate following his sad demise earlier this year. Bernie was Chairman of the Peterborough Club, so what better way to celebrate his modelling life than to build the...
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Last Post by one tenor 19 May 2017 23:22
Very nice Sir Well done
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Topic started 01 May 2017 18:15 by Squirrelnet
With summer approaching and the thought of warm calm days B) I thought I would build a nice easy flyer. I have a couple of Gasparin GM300's that need airframes so I thought why not use one of them and have a go at a larger outdoor scale model. If I can trim it for a reliable tight circuit them...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 19 May 2017 17:49
Thanks Bryan. It really does doesn't it particularly around the cabin and the number of windows. If I'd had spotted that sooner I'd have finished it as a Piper Pacer. And welcome to the forum Chris
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Topic started 14 Feb 2017 17:48 by boz
As you guys and galls know, an off work until end of month so!! Remembering my mam today (she is 86) bit older than you garry :) I thought I would cook up an old favourite of us poor people, Veg stew, with lentils, pulses, etc turnip, carrots, onion, sweet potatoes etc etc, but more importantly,...
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 17 May 2017 23:37
Basic but yummy, Gluten free. [attachment]
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Topic started 23 Jun 2011 15:04 by Eric
The only way for a couple to enjoy an afternoon 'quickie' away from their 8-year-old son in the flat was to send him out on the balcony with a Mars bar and tell him to report on the street activities. He began: "There's a car being towed away", "Jason is on his skateboard", "The Wilsons are...
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Last Post by one tenor 17 May 2017 22:26
Will you tell us the answer now ?
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Topic started 15 Mar 2017 23:38 by Nigel
You guys have inspired me so I thought I'd build this for kit scale - well, its a scale kit model, at least I think that's what the rules say... :P Anyway, main question is G-24 or G-63 CO2 motor? The 63 is nib so I'm reluctant to try it if its not necessary because of thee loss of value, whereas...
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Last Post by one tenor 17 May 2017 21:33
Would it be possible to make some "O" rings from suitable tubing? /Silicone or surgical rubber maybe .Cut with a sharp blade while sitting on a rod or tube. The Rubber /silicone not you LOL
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Topic started 22 Jan 2017 19:14 by Squirrelnet
Hi guys New to the forum but as way of introducing myself here's my latest project. It's actually nearing completion but has been bubbling along for a few years . Its based on the John Watters AM Plan and is powered by a Redfin 030 .5cc. It began back in 2014 [attachment] [attachment] ... [attachment]
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 17 May 2017 18:12
With better weather approaching I thought it time to get things moving with the Moth. First step, while it's chucking it down outside, is to check the engine runs ok in the model and I'm happy starting it and the cowlings are ok with the engine running etc. [video] Pretty happy with that. The...
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Ebenezer..
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Topic started 11 May 2016 16:10 by Andy Sephton
As a bit of light relief, I'm building three Ebenezer class models for the Ebenezer event at Old Warden on Sunday. Hopefully, at least one will be finished on time..... Ebenezer models are based on flat plate construction, there are no built up surfaces. It started in the 50s with a plan in...
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Last Post by boz 17 May 2017 13:58
Absolutely brilliant, :) what a load of fun, :) the anticipation of the crowd, the pilots tension, then the flight :woohoo: . I had a great time watching the sometimes perilous flights that all too often end in disaster, looks like a great time was had by all. Well done you lot, boz.
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Topic started 15 May 2017 22:23 by Mike Rolls
Sad news. John, for decades rather than just years the doyen of F/F in the UK, died last month on the 18th. Born 1932, 84 He started modelling in the early 1940s and finally retired from competitive flying in 2012 at the age of 80, winning yet another National event in his last appearance. Not for...
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Last Post by Nigel 16 May 2017 20:17
Yes, sad news. Never met the chap but very much enjoyed his erudite 'Better' series in AM. He has a good write-up in this month's edition (AM961, June 2017).
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