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Topic started 07 Feb 2013 03:23 by THE BLACKBIRD
Decided to build the SU first and do the A 10 Thunderbolt outside when its warmer as there will be a lot of dust from the scratch build. So today i brought it up from my hanger and unrapt it, been looking forward to this for months, ever since i boght it. I will start by looking at the kit and a...
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Last Post by boz Today 15:29
Very sad news BB,both with the crash, and more so "your last post" First one first, could it have been someone who objects to the jets flying around? Jamming the signals? Secondly as I said in my PM,s think again before leaving, we will miss your "little posts" from your "little shed" Boz :( :(...
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Topic started Today 15:14 by Andrew Darby
The latest from the VMC stable... Andrew [attachment] [attachment] [attachment]
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Topic started 29 May 2017 19:26 by Andrew Darby
Hi all, I am after a kit either to buy or borrow for the above to trace the parts. It is a sweet little rubber powered free flight model with sheet fuselage and a built up wing, ideal to build with my lad... Ta Andrew
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Last Post by Andrew Darby Today 15:11
Finally traced the parts and built this rough prototype. There was lots of errors on the die cut sheets including the two main formers with the grain in the wrong direction! I'm going to see how this flies soon... Andrew [attachment]
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Topic started 02 Jul 2017 15:38 by Quorneng
Now I have most of the hardware (EDFs, ESCs & servos) I will start an actual build thread. The two EDFs, with their exhaust tubes, will mounted pretty close together like this. [attachment] And positioned quite far back in the air frame. [attachment] It will have a span of 34" (863 mm). My target...
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Last Post by Quorneng Today 14:41
The booms are proving to be very slow going. They will be made in two sections. The boom and a fin section. Rather too long and thin to plank, let alone in 2 mm, with an awful lot of bits but I have more or less completed one boom. Light enough at 7.2 g although I am not completely happy with it.... [attachment] ...
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Topic started Yesterday 12:46 by one tenor
This little cutie appeared in my in box. I'd love to build one . double or half as big again maybe. aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=79600
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Last Post by Andy Sephton Today 10:27
For info, the plan was drawn by Walt Mooney, a very prolific designer of Peanut models. The model as drawn would be competitive in the USA as their rules are different to those in the UK. Squirrelnet quite rightly points out the scale differences that would make it a non-starter in UK competition.
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Topic started 20 Jun 2017 14:18 by THE BLACKBIRD
I will be starting on a new build of this great aeroplane after two ill fated attempts The first one a EDF caught fire taxiing out for its maiden flight and was totally destroyed The second was being built with depron,which I soon found out I was no good with it, so it went out the first floor...
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Last Post by nit23s Today 08:54
Hi BB, Which post did u find the SR71 1/72 scale plan ?
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Topic started 18 Jul 2017 15:14 by DominicM
Sharing some of my videos from RIAT 2017 (RAF Fairford) for jet lovers. Major Dan "ROCK" Dickinson throttles up, hits afterburners, and propels the F-22 Raptor into a performance, high G, take off at RIAT 2017. Watch his stunning aerobatic routine that includes close formation with a P-51 Mustang....
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Last Post by DominicM Yesterday 13:22
I corrected it almost as soon as I posted it. Copy and paste failure. Apologies. Italian Air Force demonstrate the 'swing wing' Tornado with in-flight variable wing geometry at RIAT 2017. Flown very...flamboyantly.
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Topic started Yesterday 11:16 by DominicM
Stunning 1/6 scale Fokker 70 airliner powered by two PST130 turbine engines at the LMA Cosford Show. Filmed in UltraHD/4K! [video]
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Topic started 13 Jul 2017 18:25 by Tony B
Decided as i have finished two old projects this month i would treat myself to a new one today. Dug out my old design from 2016 and printed out the fuselage plan and formers. so later this evening i will be cutting out formers for it. Tony B
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Last Post by Mike Rolls Yesterday 03:42
Looking good!! Mike
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DH 60 build thread
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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 Mike Rolls Yesterday 03:40
Maddening! A guy I used to know (a GB C/L scale team member, but do you think that I can remember his name?) once had a really bad day. He specialised in WW1 biplanes and intending to go flying, picked up one model, exited his shed door - and damaged the tail in the process. Cursed mightily, went...
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Topic started 20 Jul 2017 22:23 by one tenor
Just read on a boats forum about a guy whose board tipped and the items thereon went all over the floor. As he said he should have picked up the knives first. In the event he didn't and while picking up other stuff a knife entered his foot sideways through the leather of his shoe. I have suggested...
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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 Mike Rolls 20 Jul 2017 12:28
Like you, Andy, I store wire in tubes - amazing how heavy a 4" diameter tube almost full of wire is! Mike
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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 Quorneng 20 Jul 2017 11:34
Radial acceleration is VxV/r 514 mph is 735 ft/sec. Difficult to judge exactly but lets say it was flying in a circle with a radius of 1000 ft. 735x735/1000 = 540ft/sec/sec g is 32 ft/sec/sec So unless I have the sums wrong the glider would be pulling 16g. :ohmy: This raises an interesting issue....
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Topic started 14 Jul 2017 06:40 by Andy Sephton
Garry Pollard organised some very successful Forum Fly-In's a few years ago. I've been pondering whether to do the same and came up with the idea of using the new BMFA site at Buckminster. Manny has recently put a post on Facebook describing the flying area, but there's also camping and limited...
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 20 Jul 2017 09:50
I wish it was feasible for me, just a bit far from Fort William. :( :(
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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 19 Jul 2017 22:44
Hear Hear Tony
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Topic started 18 Jul 2017 16:09 by one tenor
Hi Guys ! I came across this P.U. . I thought it may interest some of you. I think it 's neat. John
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Last Post by one tenor 19 Jul 2017 22:23
So Do I Boz as I said yesterday and I agree .Firefox a good one too.
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Topic started 18 Jul 2017 09:51 by Polyphilla
I'm not sure if there's a list already started somewhere, but could you please put your name down here if you're going to the Nat's this year? I'm don't know if my health will allow me to go, but if there's a whole gang of us going I might just hire a nurse to escort me.... and I'm SERIOUS !!!!!...
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Last Post by Firewood 19 Jul 2017 00:18
To far for me :(
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Topic started 18 Jul 2017 12:34 by Klipkopwildlife
Let me start this with a question, when you want to cut some vegetables, do you:- 1/ go out into the garden, find a piece of flint, nap it, and then use one of the flakes to cut the vegetables. 2/ open the kitchen drawer, find a nice sharp knife and then use it to cut the vegetables. Number 2...
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Last Post by one tenor 18 Jul 2017 23:50
I still have my old " flints " Klip . Apart from the gear supplied with my two little foamies and choppers I am unlikely to afford much else apart from a DSM2/ DSMX Tx to go with my little Rx . Servos I will have to replace one at a time as the old ones fail. The price of missing N.I. payments when...
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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 one tenor 18 Jul 2017 23:03
I would if I could but I can't as the old saying goes. I can only work on engines on my lap tray.but need some flame /heat protection for it so I can braze/ silver solder/ alloy solder. I'll' get round to it . I have some that looks like scourers but it is in my kit in the shed but it will be dirty...
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Topic started 17 Jul 2017 20:19 by one tenor
Just found this and a load of others. Should be banned from sale here . Bad enough already without giving them a helping hand. www.banggood.com/Detacher-Hook-Key-Detac...tail-top-buytogether
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Last Post by Eric 18 Jul 2017 19:37
They sell sets of lock-picks, too!
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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 17 Jul 2017 08:34
thanks Eric
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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 boz 16 Jul 2017 23:38
Well I am thinking of doing the lower panel again, as I overlapped the joint!. On the smaller section I butt jointed it, and as John says it's pretty near impossible to grind it flush. I should have used a butt joint, so for the sake of £35 I will just put a new panel in, one size larger to cover...
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Topic started 05 Apr 2017 19:38 by THE BLACKBIRD
Two things in life I do NOT like doing is painting and gardening :angry: And this is one of the reasons I don't like gardening Remember the jungle we got with the house [attachment] And how I slaved to get it cleared [attachment] [attachment] Well since my accident crimbo eve this is...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 15 Jul 2017 10:19
Elephant Garlic in bloom. [attachment] the small white blooms are normal garlic. The Elephant Garlic flowers can be eaten raw or lightly fried, they're a lot stronger than the Elephant Garlic bulbs, which are, in fact, quite mild. I'll take and post a picture of the bulbs when we pull them from...
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Topic started 15 Jul 2017 05:20 by one tenor
One for Tony B
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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 Eric 14 Jul 2017 19:14
I know it is probably telephoto lens compression, but all those parked cars looked awfully close to the runway! :evil:
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Topic started 07 Jun 2017 08:35 by Andy Sephton
I'm working on a paper on the above subject that I'll present at the BMFA Free Flight Forum in November, but as there are several Forum members thinking of designing/building models for scale competition, I felt it worth presenting the bare bones here. So lets start with.... Step 1: Read the Rules...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 14 Jul 2017 07:21
That would be very useful B)
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Topic started 28 Jun 2017 12:37 by vintageracer
As a keen aero modeller myself, for over 60 years, I have been asked by the family of a deceased aero modeller to assist in selling on his very varied collection of engines, kits, complete models and associated spares. Here is the first batch - more to come! Built Models De Bolt Bipe (C/L) Blue...
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Last Post by one tenor 13 Jul 2017 22:18
ta !
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Topic started 11 Jul 2017 19:17 by Septic
Some of you loiter on the RCM&E forum as well as this one, and may have seen a build-along I started with a colleague a few years ago. We built a Dennis Bryant Chipmunk. The build has been great fun and the idea was to push your own limits beyound your comfort zone. For some just building from a...
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Last Post by Tony B 13 Jul 2017 21:51
[image] Tony B
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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 13 Jul 2017 12:26
I for one do not agree, nothing wrong with the posts I put up, the truth, no names, and praise for this forum If this is how it is going to be run now then I change my mind it will not be the best
emo
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Topic started 02 Jul 2017 08:09 by Andy Sephton
Started another new one yesterday, a 25.5" span rubber powered Hawker Fury. I was going to build a small one, but then decided to go bigger....and when I saw the kit for sale, it was too good to miss. VMC laser cutting is normally good and the balsa selection excellent. So, here's the kit:... [attachment] And...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 13 Jul 2017 07:26
Looking good Andy. I like your neat solution to the elevator line
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