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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 Today 18:36
CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike
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Topic started Yesterday 19:56 by THE BLACKBIRD
After a very bad week and an even worse day today im pretty peed off, did a 40 mile round trip this morning to maiden the Bucker, my friend was going to fly it as im not capable at the moment Only to find he and some others had gone to Nicosia to fly jets, and not asked if I wanted to go :evil: I...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls Today 18:35
Oh dear -take care Mike
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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 Today 18:26
Hi David did you understand my last message about side play. Basically there should be none but be free to move up and down.Very slight stiffness allowed but be well greased.
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Topic started Today 17:54 by one tenor
Hi all ! Is there a sloper in the Cockerham area of Lancs who flies at the Orme? If there is would you be prepared to pick up 2 lts of ether kindly donated to me from a chap in that town/village I live in Meliden Prestatyn N Wales On A487 You would need to arrange pick up with the donor though.I...
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Topic started 20 Apr 2017 22:08 by DominicM
Rarely seen IC ducted fan powered jet at a recent Classic Jets event. Flies really well and obviously has more than adequate power to push it along at a good speed. [video]
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD Today 17:32
I think Mr Beard probably means the first one, the retro one Look forward to seeing the new vid
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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 Quorneng Today 14:20
As the weather is going to get colder and windier I flew the Endurance this morning. Its battery is now 5 years old and likely to be able to deliver just half its rated 5000 mah but that still means well over 2 hours continuous. Flew for 33 minutes and only stopped when the wind had increased to...
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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 Eric Today 07:34
[badass]
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Topic started 21 Apr 2017 01:42 by Quorneng
After much flying and repairs the fuselage of the Deprob Super Cub finally "let go" after a particularly hard crash, The reasons for which are not clear but could have been CofG related after the last repair. So a completely new fuselage and at the same time to take the opportunity to check and re...
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Last Post by Quorneng Yesterday 00:00
The fuselage now sits on its 'salvaged' wheels. [attachment] But only just as the fuselage only just counters the weight of the 26g motor! Next job is to make up some bigger (2.5") 'Alaska' wheels for it.
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spoked wheel
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Topic started 15 Apr 2017 20:30 by Tony B
been working on a 3d printed rim and hub for a spoked wheel just lately. [image] need to print the jig next so i can then start lacing them together. Tony B
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Last Post by Tony B Yesterday 22:53
printed out a rim, hub and jig for a smaller wheel today. going to have some fun lacing this one up. [image] This one is 35mm diameter. Tony B
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Topic started 21 Apr 2017 19:24 by Squirrelnet
Is this the longest running April fool ever ? I know some of my landings are bit circular sometimes but seriously - sounds nuts to me [badass] www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine [attachment]
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Last Post by Eric Yesterday 21:01
Those Magnificent Men In their Flying Machines - - - - - - [badass]
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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 Squirrelnet Yesterday 18:11
Looks really good Nigel and at 25g a very good weight. Hope you get some enjoyable flights out of it
emo
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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 The Beard Yesterday 17:26
thanks Boz Ill try and become more consistent
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Topic started 14 Apr 2017 21:07 by THE BLACKBIRD
For the last couple of days Im having problems when I bring up any threads, all I get is the latest post, I used to get the whole page so that if there were more than one post since I last looked I could see them, now I get the last post only, then below that a list of people that have replied to...
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Last Post by boz Yesterday 14:57
My problem still exists, I can't get to any of the page numbers with the 3 dots on any thread for threads of up to 4 pages it's ok and I can click on the number I wish it view, after that the 3 dots appear, I can't read any pages the are included in those dots. Sometimes there are lots of pages in...
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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 Eric Yesterday 10:47
:P :P :P I said, a few days back, that you had built the wing upside down! :P :P :P [badass]
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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 Yesterday 08:49
And to add to my bad week, these moulds are a nightmare, the more I fill in and sand it down the more I expose more faults Been all week working on one mould :( , but I think its ok now and ready to polish [attachment]
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Topic started 08 Apr 2017 10:03 by DominicM
Caught this very nice Su-27 flying at our first flying event of the year. Powered by 2 JetCat 180RX turbine engines. 3.1 metres long and weighing 24 kilogrammes. Built by Steve the owner and painted by Pinnacle Aviation. Filmed in 4K resolution. [video]
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Last Post by boz Yesterday 06:36
I've just taken another look at Dominic, s video. regarding the undercarriage, take a look at the slow motion at the end it really does look like the front leg is not far from folding under, in fact I think the pitot has stopped there rether than taxi back. With a slightly heavier landing there...
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Veron Chiltern DW1
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Topic started 04 Mar 2017 18:52 by Squirrelnet
Ok new project. I have downloaded the OuterZone plan with print wood scan and sized it for the original 18" span. Power will be a Telco CO2 which I had lying around in need of an airframe and it will be finished as G-AESZ which is currently housed at the Shuttleworth Collection. I thought it...
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Last Post by Nigel 21 Apr 2017 22:30
I made the offer in one of Monz' posts but I'll repeat it here. There is an indoor flying session at Alfreton Leisure Centre tomorrow 22nd between 3-6.00pm. Alfreton is about 50 miles from Walsall so if anyone was travelling the day before, they may be able to come early and divert via Alfreton....
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Closed Important Admin Blog - Locked
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Topic started 12 Feb 2011 15:41 by admin
In here i will effectively write a new post every time I've completed something. I like to keep our members informed as to what I am up to. Most recently I have created an SPF record for ModelChat which helps (not stops) our emails going to junk. There are many things I can do to stop our emails...
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Last Post by admin 21 Apr 2017 21:43
So, Admittedly I never got around to doing what I mentioned above. I will be temporarily disabling images uploads (on Sunday 23rd May 2017 - If i remember to :) ) This is to make it easier for me to move stuff around the server. As i explained before... posts are stored in a database, images are...
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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 21 Apr 2017 12:54
How is the kitchen coming along Mr Klippy? Time for some engine testing yet? Del Piero.
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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 Eric 21 Apr 2017 10:23
I noticed! :P I found some the other day, when having a sort-out - best before 2013, but it was Allinsons, and in a 125gm tinlet. (It now resides in the bin!) I tried all kinds to get a reliable mix, straight from the packet, mixed with sugar, even mixed with sugar in warm water, and allowed to...
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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 boz 20 Apr 2017 17:12
Beard, great to see a picture at last, give me a call and I will go over it with you again, boz
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RC Boats
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Topic started 01 Apr 2017 09:51 by The Beard
Anyone into boats,my 3 year old grandson wanted an rc boat for his birthday so I bought him one and now ive bought myself 2 and him a second although Ive only been to the boat lake alone as there always ill.Model aircraft seem to be much better value than boats
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Last Post by The Beard 20 Apr 2017 15:26
woohoo boz one came out
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Topic started 19 Apr 2017 09:52 by DominicM
Steve flying his JetsMunt Merlin 160 powered 1:6 scale JetLegend F-16 'Fighting Falcon'. [video]
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 19 Apr 2017 17:03
Another very nice model, and it fly's well. I do like the JL models, just wish I was thirty years younger so that I could afford them :( But I have one so must be happy :P
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Topic started 18 Apr 2017 15:38 by Quorneng
It appears that I did not include a build blog for this - or if I did it has got lost in an earlier generation of this site! The Cessna O-2 was the military version of the Cessna Skymaster and was used in Vietnam as a forward control observation plane. Mine is a 'special ops' night version all black...
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Last Post by Quorneng 18 Apr 2017 23:02
Klippy I appears I did but under the build topic title of "A tiny plane" which initially had nothing to do with the Cessna! It does rather show the importance of using a relevant title for any blog! ;)
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A tiny scale plane
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Topic started 31 Mar 2013 23:27 by Quorneng
I have two small brushed motors with 2.5" dia props. [attachment] I have been thinking of what to do with them for some time. The 3.5oz Frog Wren at 25" span flies very well so I imagined some sort of 'twin' but I wanted it to be scale. The next problem is they are not very well matched for...
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Last Post by Eric 18 Apr 2017 21:56
Looks like it! :woohoo: - - Not so tiny, though! :evil:
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Topic started 18 Apr 2017 21:16 by DominicM
Built from a DerJet kit and powered by a JetCat P-80. This relatively small jet dealt with the windy conditions really well at the Classic Jets #70 event held at Abingdon in April 2017. [video]
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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 Andy Sephton 18 Apr 2017 21:01
The model has been doped and I've been working on some of the detail. The small bits in the picture (false axels for the main wheels, cylinder heads, tailwheel assembly, tail wheel, tailplane fairings and scale prop) are waiting for the sanding sealer to dry before painting tomorrow: [attachment] ...
emo
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Topic started 21 Mar 2017 00:13 by Quorneng
Having got the new parts for my printer today and with Klippy working on his little Indians I wondered if it would be possible to print the components of a single cylinder that actually moved. So far I have. [attachment] The crankcase, crank shaft, liner, piston and fins. To give an idea of scale the...
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Last Post by Quorneng 17 Apr 2017 23:34
The latest incarnation of the crankshaft of the "Big Twin" air engine. [attachment] Just two main bearings to reduce friction. The crank webs are "open" so that suitably sized lead weights can be inserted once the engine is assembled. [attachment]
emo
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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 Tony B 17 Apr 2017 19:27
Made and fitted the u/c legs today. [image] got all the electrics working as well. started sheeting the underside of the fuselage as well. we are getting there at last....[image] hopefully start covering by the end of the...
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Topic started 13 Apr 2017 22:31 by JohnG
Hopefully I shall be getting this engine this weekend, I've taken it as part payment for a complete model which the chap wanted to power with this engine (acrowot xl) but I didn't want to split as I'm downsizing my aeroflot. They cost upwards of £300 (SMC) or £300 from servo shop, I'm looking for...
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Last Post by JohnG 17 Apr 2017 08:05
Quote: I have the same 15 cc blue top same thing bought never used it Not 15 cc, .15 cubic inches = 2.5 cc. ;)
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