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Closed Solarfilm
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Topic started Yesterday 23:45 by one tenor
Hi all ! have you seen this? solarfilm.co.uk/password?customer_posted=true#contact_form Who me ? What? Sorry that keeps happening and no one knows exactly why. Microsoft et al say just watch out for it and re enter it.
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Last Post by Andy Sephton Today 22:37
I've locked this thread as it's duplicated here: www.aeromodellers.co.uk/forum/thecafe/33179-solarfilm#89273 I'll be moving the relevant posts to the other Solarfilm thread in about a week and I'll delete this one. Andy Sephton
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Topic started 12 Feb 2018 21:10 by Jimbob
I rather thought I had posted this topic/thread earlier today, but there is no record of my posting, so I’ve done it wrong obviously! Never mind - perseverance and all that! I thought I’d better post something on here of my latest modelling whim! I have been building a KK Robin - as a...
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Last Post by Jimbob Today 22:30
Here we have a ‘finished’ KK Robin, bar perhaps a little trim. [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] ... [attachment] It came...
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Topic started 20 Oct 2017 05:10 by ColibriGuitars
Hi Guys! as my Gipsy moth is on cover/paint stage (long time consuming) i decided to cut some balsa and take some glue. really love parasol and biplanes, and pietempol was a good option since i found that model but never decided a good size for it. I get an nice and new PAW 150 and decided to...
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Last Post by Reach Today 21:23
Would love to see more pics. Beautiful ship and tremendously nice wheels. Your a lucky chap to have such a good friend. So.....how do you blow the tire up? LOL
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Big Dragon 2
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Topic started 11 Feb 2018 13:23 by Quorneng
The original Big Dragon was a Depron 150% version (60" span) of the itself a highly modified, part Depron, 'pod and boom' pusher Wing Dragon. The Big Dragon went through several rebuilds and ultimately looked like this but unfortunately it is no more. [attachment] Or rather just the boom and...
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Last Post by Eric Today 21:13
Vee tails generally are made to a higher aspect ratio - for more efficiency. They have to combine both the horizontal area of the tailplane AND the vertical area of the fin, and therefore tend to look a bit too big for the model. (Or of course - have a longer boom!) As you put, though, they are...
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Topic started Today 16:44 by THE BLACKBIRD
Friday night was another one of my nights without any sleep, so there I was in the little shed working on the F104, and as I was going flying Saturday morning I thought I would top up the lipos in the revolver, could not need much as it had not flown since the last charge So there I was sat in the...
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Last Post by Eric Today 20:59
deliver their claimed C ratings but not so many times before seriously weakening. Hmm! I thought it was because they were being used in the very cold weather! I've also got a Zippy 4 x 2200 that failed today. If was fully charged last night, but when in my Excalibur, it delivered power for about a...
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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 Eric Today 20:44
I've been out, too. When I got to the field, Ian had just beaten me to it, and was getting the mower out. He had decided that while the ground was frozen, he could chop the tops off most of the tussocks and lumps of earth - thus making the field that bit more acceptable, without the mower sinking...
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Topic started 25 Jan 2018 05:30 by Mike Rolls
Was Tuesday, the 23rd January when my dear wife Veronica died unexpectedly after appearing to be making good progress from her latest health problem. Mike
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Last Post by Eric Today 20:30
When you've got yourself 'back together' - perhaps you could search on the internet for a group of similarly disabled people somewhere near you - where your problem will be understood, and they find a work-around to cope. Do you know sign-language? If not, that is something you could put your mind...
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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 Quorneng Today 20:11
Amazing! You will need a small army of helpers to put the thing together. :P
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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 Mike Rolls Today 19:16
Lovely workmanship - love it! mIKE
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Tiger Moth
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Topic started 02 Jan 2018 18:07 by Klipkopwildlife
When I retired I had visions of spending long hours hunched over a building board and going to fly as, and when I liked. HA! Dream on! My New Years resolution was to do more building. [attachment] Those of us who cruise the net will have seen this kit on offer on many sites, I like biplanes and...
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Last Post by Klipkopwildlife Today 17:23
Now the glue is dry I can test fit the cabane struts. [attachment] I had to take about .5mm off the inside of the decking. [attachment] With the tank secure I was able to put on the centre section decking. [attachment] I've had to do very little trimming to get things to fit, no trimming here at all!...
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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 THE BLACKBIRD Today 09:56
Eric the worst problem is they are in the wrong thread :silly: should be in the F104 thread :S Modds can you move please Mods comment: which posts would you like moved BB? Andy
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Topic started Today 00:34 by one tenor
Just watching ALIENS ON THE MOON on Ch37 Very interesting.
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Last Post by Eric Today 08:37
As Carl Sagan wrote - - "If there's only us - what a waste of space". [badass]
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Topic started 24 Dec 2017 22:38 by The Beard
my son JJ lives with me ,he is 29 and has never worked.I strive to help him get going in life but he is usually deeply into some war game or other and often dont communicate for days.I love him to bits but he often complains of this ailment or that.He cares for himself boxes works out goes to the...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls Today 07:43
My thoughts and prayers are with you Mike
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Vickers Wellesley
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Topic started 26 Oct 2017 23:15 by Tony B
well the Lancaster refurb is coming on, so it is time to start a dew design. [attachment] 9th scale the same as the Lancaster. 100" wingspan Depron and electric usual. Tony B
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Last Post by one tenor Today 00:03
Blimey Tony ! If this is plodding I'd hate to see you running [badass]
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Topic started 23 Feb 2018 16:57 by DominicM
Some the amazing flightline passes from 2017...some of them quite low ! [video]
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Last Post by DominicM Yesterday 18:39
Another slice of low pass awesomeness...
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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 bond007mas Yesterday 17:37
[badass] Well spotted, it was when it took me a week to get the turbine working. Had to find the problem, it’s mainly cosmetic Well spotted though
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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 The Beard Yesterday 17:31
well done boz
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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 one tenor 22 Feb 2018 16:40
Is this actually a happy ending to a lousy situation? I hope so. Good old Bang Good. I'm glad I put people onto them. I love them.For example they stock a vast range of of Mini drills, Dremel types, and abrasives Also don't forget Gear Best. A bit dearer than Bang Good on average but still cheaper...
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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 one tenor 22 Feb 2018 16:13
Quote: Humbrol factory burnt down, rebuilt, it's now a shipping company. Thanks David I didn't know that. Have they not re sited and resumed trading as I still see ads for their products?
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Topic started 24 Aug 2017 15:12 by Crashrr
Well, after a great deal of thought, I have finally chosen my next project, which will slow-burn alongside the Hurricane as time permits. I've plumped for the FSI Plans, Mick Davis, 20" span, rubber-powered Sopwith Pup. [attachment] Three reasons guided my choice: 1. 2 August 2017 was the...
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Last Post by boz 20 Feb 2018 17:02
What a superb build, your great attention to detail makes your builds very interesting. :)
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Important The Café (There is no Topic)
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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 one tenor 20 Feb 2018 02:41
Quote: I've just come across this site for free RC books etc .Some good offers Outerzone for books so to speak rclibrary.co.uk/ Also this on bang good in 2 sizes 2" and I think 3.4" ----- I've ordered the Smaller ones for myself and I think my son Peter could use the 2" size I'll check with him first...
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Important 2018 so far...rant alert.
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Topic started 10 Feb 2018 08:40 by Ausmodeller
So far 2018 hasn't impressed me in the slightest. Mid January my oldest friend (known him almost 40 years) died in hospital after a short illness. A family friend chose to end his life in the garage with the door down and this morning I had the task of taking my best little mate, our 18 year old...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 17 Feb 2018 04:43
Nearly a month now since Veronica died and I still can't really believe it. I do talk to her, and I guess I probably always will - if only she could answer Mike
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KK Ajax
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Topic started 02 Feb 2018 17:48 by Andy Sephton
I had intended to start this one on Christmas Day and declare it as my 2017 Christmas build......however, waking up with a dose of 'flu on the day put paid to that idea!!! SAM 35 are holding a competition for the KK Ajax and Achilles during their 'Vintage and Retro Sports Nationals' at Buckminster...
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Last Post by one tenor 15 Feb 2018 12:12
I'm like you Mike. If I got a spiral climb it was an accident [badass] :cheer:
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Topic started 04 Jan 2018 23:43 by A Free Flighter From Oz
G'day all. Just a heads up that I posted the plan of the Veron Vespa to Outerzone. It's a brilliant little flyer and it also qualifies as an Ebenezer. Build it it a day, it is one of my favourite little models and with the little APC prop and lots of nitro in the fuel it goes up very quickly [badass]... [attachment] ...
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Last Post by coleighf 14 Feb 2018 14:26
I’m very taken by the Vespa. It gave me the idea for a 22” practical indoor flyer, I’ve called it “BipeOne”. Parkzone P51/Su26 geared motor, weight 65 gms. First tests in the cul de sac look promising, proper try out at Shawbury this weekend.
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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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Topic started 11 Feb 2018 12:45 by Robin Colbourne
Model building tends to be a fairly solitary occupation, and with today's lack of model shops to gather in and natter, its often only the flying field at which fliers meet. Seeing what our local model railway club do, got me thinking. Model Railway Club Workshop As many of us are retired or...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 13 Feb 2018 04:27
I went to the Old Ford meetings a couple of times, I found that all they wanted to talk about was the motor bikes they used to own in their youth, so I didn’t go again. Bert[/quote] That's a shame - you must have been unlucky - there was some great craic over the years MIke
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Topic started 06 Feb 2018 17:12 by jeffwill6
Just seen on the RCM&E forum that Solarfilm are closing down due to lack of sales.
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 10 Feb 2018 19:28
There are a number of alternative shrink film Manufacturers, Most work quite well. The type I will miss most is Solartex which appears to have had no competition. I hope that one of the other manufacturers will "pick-up" the rights to this material. As to Panic Buying,, join the queue as it appears...
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Topic started 06 Feb 2018 09:00 by Klipkopwildlife
There's a bewildering amount of glue types around today, 50 years ago we had Balsa glue or Cascamite (remember that? A white powder that you mixed with water) What I want to know (honesty is required please) how much of your glue gets wasted and how much ends in the model? I reckon at least 25% of...
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 10 Feb 2018 19:11
Epoxy, UHU Por, PVA, Cyano. Likely at least 50% in bin. Mix residue and gone off in container are the main reasons for waste.
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Topic started 01 Jan 2018 20:08 by Squirrelnet
I thought for 2018 I'd have another go at indoor flying, After my first attempt at the indoor Nat's with an untested model that seemed determined to batter itself to death on the floor I thought I'd start early this year I will the even try the unconventional method of trimming it first B) This...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 10 Feb 2018 16:23
I had a trimming session with the Super Cruiser today at PMFC event at Bushfields. It was a surprisingly busy event with plenty of flying for the entire event and some nice models to be seen to. [attachment] I didn't get a chance to take many videos other than an early trimming flight of the...
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Topic started 09 Feb 2018 09:46 by Eric
EASA Publish their Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Chief Executive posted on 08/02/2018 11:52:00 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now published the Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft. All of the documents can be found on the...
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Last Post by boz 10 Feb 2018 06:30
FARTS, don't they contribute a large part of global warming. TAX FARTS NOW. :woohoo:
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