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Topic started 15 Sep 2017 17:39 by one tenor
guess what ladies and gentlemen. Don't know? Well you recall I had an appointment this morning at 10..30. Well I was ready for collection by *8 as requested and oh yes they rang at 6 30 last night to remind me . At 9.35 I rang to see where transport was .It's on it's way Mr Mantova she says after...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton Today 13:55
Good luck on Friday John, lets hope it goes ahead this time!
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Topic started 10 Sep 2017 13:32 by DominicM
Another awesome show! So many highlights. My videos will be shared here for your viewing pleasure. [video]
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Last Post by DominicM Yesterday 19:49
Momentary lapse in judgement chaps. He's an awesome pilot and files that MB339 better than anyone else I know could. I don't think he'll be doing it again...because I do know that jet is his pride and joy and a lot of effort and money have gone into it.
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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 Quorneng Yesterday 19:39
More rain today so the field is even soggier but between showers only a light wind so I had to fly something! I chose the Endurance as it a simple 'one piece' plane so is ready to go instantly and you don't really have to worry about a full battery charge or how long the flight may be! ;) In any...
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Topic started 10 Aug 2017 22:05 by Squirrelnet
This new model has been buzzing around in my head for a while so I thought it time to start a new thread. [badass] I've been looking for a new FF scale project to follow on from the DH60 Cirrus Moth. Building the Moth and flying it has been the most rewarding modelling experience I've ever had. Watching,...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet Yesterday 18:12
I made up some card jigs today so I can build the bottom wing mount. I will add a carbon reinforced hardwood spar for each dowel tube as the bottom section extends beyond the edge of the fuselage as far as the ends of the dowel tubes. [attachment] The centre tube will take a hook attached to the...
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Topic started 15 Sep 2017 08:43 by Doug
The last major flying event for me this year will be the Festival of Flight at Old Warden. A trip on the motorbike is planned, and the Tom Thumb just about finished, a record for me as I am normally still doping the night before. Unfortunately my normally reliable little diesels decided to sulk...
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Last Post by one tenor Yesterday 13:48
Thanks Doug .Very interesting. I had a rough idea about this but that explanation is very good.Thanks again . John.
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Topic started 07 Sep 2017 12:45 by bond007mas
THIS IS MY SR71 THREADS
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Last Post by boz Yesterday 11:54
Like tony, you have (little shed) problems. Great thread well done.
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Topic started Yesterday 08:12 by Squirrelnet
North Luffenham was the venue for the Selby Trophy a flying only open competition for free flight scale models. The weather was very kind to use with light northerly breeze and the early fog and mist clearing away. There were a range of models flying, 4 diesel powered, two rubber and an electric...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet Yesterday 09:16
The event was very well organised by Bill Dennis to a relaxed and very enjoyable format. Comps were over by 2pm leaving the afternoon for trimming and sport flying in the ideal conditions. Mike flew his now 20 year old Martinside Elephant [attachment] ... and this weird beastie took to the...
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Topic started 10 Sep 2017 19:10 by Quorneng
Earlier this year I crashed my all Depron HP115 EDF lawn dart style so its repair is my next project. The nose looked like this. [attachment] It now looks like this. :ohmy: [attachment] I think the reconstruction will have to be a bit unusual. The front part of the fuselage was built as a half shell...
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Last Post by Quorneng 17 Sep 2017 23:57
Slowly the fuselage is made good with the planks joined to the undamaged areas of the skin. [attachment] Hopefully with a bit of filler and paint you won't even be able to see the join. :P .
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Topic started 29 Aug 2017 21:37 by Tony B
As you may or may not know i inherited Garry's Lancaster model aircraft. i picked it up after the on the monday and brought it back home. It was in a bit of a sorry state with a lot of hanger rash and damage. so today i started with the restoration. i have begun with the nose section as it is small...
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Last Post by Eric 17 Sep 2017 20:51
anyone who might like me - - - OOH Ducky! :evil:
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Topic started 17 Sep 2017 02:15 by one tenor
eu.banggood.com/Wholesale-Warehouse-X-ua...tml?rmmds=collection Interesting I think BTW Bang Good are doing 20% off R/C gear now
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Last Post by one tenor 17 Sep 2017 17:32
I think you are right but there are many overlaps of aircraft names especially in the model world .
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Topic started 04 Jul 2015 17:22 by Andy Sephton
Yes it's yet another new build from the Sephton stable, but this one must be finished and tested by 6th Sep... I needed a new electric FF model for the electric precision event at Peterborough Club's Flying Aces Competition which will take place at Ferry Meadow's Peterborough on the said date. It's...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 16 Sep 2017 11:44
The plan calls for black tissue to be cut to the shape of the glazing and stuck to the side of the cabin. With a bit of time on my hands this morning, I decided to see how my new Silhouette Cameo 3 cutter plotter would cope with the simple job of cutting some windscreen pieces from Solartrim. First...
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Topic started 28 Aug 2017 09:06 by DominicM
Superb event and impossible to capture everything on video but will share my offerings here. Designed; built and flown by Graham Dorschell this big 4 x 70mm electric ducted fan powered not only looks great but sounds fantastic in the air...especially on fly bys at low power....[video]
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 16 Sep 2017 10:29
Really good vid that. From the info and experience at Machrihanish in years past, at the speed of the model on this video the POLE is absolutely essential as the pilot would be taken/pulled off his feet without it.
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Topic started 12 Dec 2016 19:20 by THE BLACKBIRD
Been doing a little on it, fuselage profile nearly sorted [attachment] [attachment] Sorry the pic's are not to good
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 15 Sep 2017 20:55
Actually got round to making something tonight the nose wheel door, or trying to [attachment] [attachment] play around with a thrust pipe [attachment]
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Topic started 29 Mar 2012 00:59 by THE BLACKBIRD
My new build for the winter, might even get started before, the building that is, the planing has already started. Spec. Scratch built Wingspan 2850mm. length 2600MM. weight around 35lb. for EDF. Just like this one, discount price from Skymaster Jets...
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Last Post by Tony B 15 Sep 2017 20:50
Looking great Tony. nice job. Tony B
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Topic started 02 Sep 2015 08:04 by Andy Sephton
I bought the kit for this one from Colin Buckle of Ben Buckle Kits at the Nats. It's destined for the Bowden Trophy Comp at next year's FF Nats at the end of May, so I have the winter to complete and trim it. I'd initially made the decision to build it from the plan, but looking at the number of...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 15 Sep 2017 17:24
Andy - wrong direction grain is always a pain (I'm a poet and didn't know it!) - why not let in a piece of 1'8" square or what is appropriate set vertically? Wrong grain will break, as I am sure you know. Mike
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Topic started 30 Aug 2017 17:36 by one tenor
If anyone is interested I now have a date for pre-op assessment .Sept 15 th . As it happens the date of Battle of Britain Sunday and mum and dad's wedding day 1940
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 15 Sep 2017 17:19
Oh no. I feel for you - different details, etc, but my brother (4 years younger than me, looks 10 years older) has a plethora of health problems and frequently suffers from hospital cancellations MIke
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Topic started 15 Sep 2017 15:18 by one tenor
New on Bang good www.banggood.com/Wholesale-0_1mm-Copper-...mpaign=electronic-GB
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Topic started 23 Jan 2011 02:20 by admin
PG (not the tea, the guidance) If you are of a sensitive nature, then please note, this is the designated area for moderately adult chat.
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 14 Sep 2017 18:06
A lady after my own heart Mike
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Topic started 26 Apr 2017 20:30 by Andy Sephton
It's time for another new one! I've been doing what I call high-pressure modelling for the past few months in the form of designing for magazine deadlines and building for National competitions and it was time for some light relief. What better model to relieve the pressure than the classic Keil...
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Last Post by boz 13 Sep 2017 22:52
Another job very well done andy, you make it look too easy. I like the simplicity of your FF models, reminds me of my school boy days watching the fliers on Beverley racecourse. Boz :)
emo
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Topic started 18 Jul 2017 23:43 by Crashrr
This is my second model, the first being the VMC Messerschmidt BF109 which was given to me as a present, but the first time I have threaded a build. I had such a good experience building and flying the 109 that I have decided to up my game. So, my aims are to get better at building scale models, and...
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Last Post by one tenor 13 Sep 2017 22:44
I don't know if it will work but you could try securing it using lightweight filler .If this proves too brittle add a LITTLE, DILUTE pva. As I always say EXPERIMENT. Try it on some scrap first. Very nice work so far btw [badass]
emo
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Topic started 11 Sep 2017 16:46 by The Beard
i bought one new May last year when I damaged my Futaba FG8,dropping it..Noone had a reasonably priced Futaba cheapest being £500 so had £125 with a receiver the Spectrum was a bargain.It also is very high spec with 250 model memory.In fact the repair of the Futaba was almost as much as the cost...
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Last Post by Eric 13 Sep 2017 18:29
It only takes a moment to unplug it, and put a bit of tape over the plug! :dry: Radio manufacturers used to ask that you returned the set WITH the battery, so they could test it! :huh:
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Topic started 28 Apr 2016 13:12 by boz
good afternoon all. Well I have just embarked out on my new hobby, I'm hoping to restore and run a little old a35, he is of the 1957 vintage making him nearly 60 years old. I know it's not aircraft related but I'm hoping it will generate some interest from the older members of this forum. I will...
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Last Post by one tenor 13 Sep 2017 18:27
A good idea Squirrell. I'd forgotten that method .Yep David and you could plug weld both as you seem to have the hang of that. Then seam weld in short stitches working from either end to avoid distortion then grind back to flush.
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Topic started 11 Jul 2017 19:56 by DominicM
Gregg Hayfield was back at Wings and Wheels Model Spectacular with his Monster Pitts Python. It is 85% size of the real Pitts Python and looks awesome in its new scheme. Weighing in at 138 Kg, just under the maximum limit as defined by the CAA of 150Kg. The Pitts is scratch built, that means plans,...
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Last Post by DominicM 12 Sep 2017 19:06
I don't think Mick uses the web a great deal actually. I post vids of his models on my facebook group and 'tag' him in the posts fairly frequently. He doesn't tend to reply back...BUT when I do see him at a show he'll always thank me and tell me he's watched it. That's all I need. Top bloke in my...
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Topic started 07 Sep 2017 07:22 by THE BLACKBIRD
Wondering if ill need a new building board for this one, I think the hanger will be ok for length, might need a new band saw though, what you think :dry:
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 11 Sep 2017 09:56
Wonder if mine will make a crator like this ;) [attachment] Made by a F104 went straight in nose first
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Topic started 16 Jul 2017 11:08 by The Beard
hi guys On Thursday at work I had a heart attack.The only guy with me was to say the least more than useless.told me i had indegestion and walk off out.So I called an ambulance.the guy on the phone was brilliant and so were the ambulance crew,stabilised me and soon had me falling about in the back...
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Last Post by The Beard 10 Sep 2017 15:25
hi BB i find cereal and milk I can cope with,and have that with all my tablets,in the evening i can have crackers with Philadelphia cream cheese.ive a choice of 4 suops for dinner tomato my favorite
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Topic started 13 Jul 2016 11:57 by Andy Sephton
I've had my eye on this one for some time and as I need something to write about in my SAM Speaks (SAM 35 house mag) scale column, I've decided to give it a go. It'll be eligible for both the Masefield and the new BMFA Outdoor Kit Scale Competitions and also serve as a test model for a future...
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Last Post by one tenor 10 Sep 2017 00:24
Looking good Andy I'll have to learn to tile print .Mind that could be a bit awkward as our only working printer is in the other room and I have to rely on Anthony to turn on and show me the results of my efforts. I can't even download print and enlarge 'cos noone can go anywhere to get enlargement....
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Topic started 08 Sep 2017 12:26 by one tenor
I was answering a post from MISTER Old Fart re painting BB's shed interior white. I wrote that I agreed etc .Pressed the spacebar and it all disappeared. Most annoying.
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Last Post by one tenor 09 Sep 2017 15:41
Mmmm! Green and light earth maybe ?
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Topic started 05 Sep 2017 07:53 by Klipkopwildlife
My sister is coming to visit at the end of the month and I thought she could bring me some Rocking Horse manure (aka Diesel fuel). Where can she buy some?
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Last Post by one tenor 08 Sep 2017 18:00
Klip Can you find a supply in any other towns around J'burg? Just a thought which may possibly help. When I was a lad I asked our local chemist for anaesthetic ether he said no .But he said he could let me have some solvent ether. I've since found out there is no difference.Either he didn't...
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Topic started 03 Aug 2017 13:26 by The Beard
i bought this model off E bay a few years ago and when i arrived to collect iy it still had a Laser 4 stroke in it I think its a 50 but unable to see a marking.I have enjoyed flying this model very much but always had to spend time getting the engine running.Once running its perfect.Last time I took...
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Last Post by The Beard 08 Sep 2017 13:35
what twin whose attic I havent either ??.Im not sure I mentioned but last time I flew the T180 it went right until it cartwheeled but the damage is light and an easy repair.wing mount,horizontal stabilizer re glue rudder re glue,engine mount.On checking it over the right aileron servo had failed...
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Topic started 19 Jun 2017 08:30 by DominicM
Wow! What a show it was. It had everything...and I filmed most of it. This is ace pilot Martin Pickering flying the CARF Ultra Lightning sport jet like he stole it. [video]
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Last Post by boz 07 Sep 2017 07:26
Brilliant D.
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