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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 Klipkopwildlife Today 17:09
First, let me say, I know nothing about jets, that said, don't jets require air pressure from forward motion in order to improve their thrust to weight ratio. It seems to me that there will be no positive airflow into the jet in this instance, will you get enough thrust to fly this beasty?
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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 Andy Sephton Today 15:23
Nice bit of moulding there Crashrr, thanks for sharing. A few quick questions, though. How did you prepared the plastic, how did you heat it, what temperature did you heat it to and for how long? I'm amazed that more modellers don't indulge in the technique. It produces a really smooth finish and...
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Topic started Yesterday 12:47 by Paul H
Hi I am hoping a forum member will be able to point me in the right direction please. I am currently building a Sopwith Pup and have a paint sample of PC10 as used by the Shuttleworth Collection. Does anyone know of a supplier who can match the sample I have in an acrylic suitable for airbrushing....
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Last Post by Andy Sephton Today 15:10
Hi Paul, The short answer to your question is: 'Mix it yourself'. Here's the longer one. I believe the only mix and match outlets available to us will produce paint that is too heavy for effective use on an indoor model. As you already say, lightness is the key, and in this case, it'll get you a...
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Topic started Today 06:57 by Andy Sephton
The title says it all, Tony, I hope you have a good one :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: PS: Any chance of a banner, Pol?? ;) ;)
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Last Post by bond007mas Today 15:08
[badass] Happy Birthday Tony, and may there be many more
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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 08:30
Looks about a couple of miles from the old field eric, closer to the motorway though, :)
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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 boz Today 08:16
Bought the bullie a new bed for the caravan, however getting him to use it is something else. [attachment]
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Topic started Yesterday 16:22 by Tony B
Has a trip out today to the museum of army flying. www.armyflying.com/ was quite interesting seeing the ww2 glider reproductions and all the Auster aircraft on display. Photo's to follow when i have sorted them all out. Tony B
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Last Post by Quorneng Today 01:53
I think you will find it is a Slingsby Kirby Kite All those made pre-war were pressed into service by the Army for glider pilot training.
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Topic started 06 Sep 2017 16:11 by z1b
After 45 years of building and collecting Keil Kraft models ( still building with my youngest son ) I have / had a full collection of both the KK flying scale and Veron thru- flite models. A squirrel has gnawed through an 18mm ply box and used some prize balsa as bedding - arghhhh I've replaced most...
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Last Post by Nigel Today 00:49
Might have a chevron stuka, hold tight. Bump if I forget. N
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Topic started 13 Nov 2017 17:34 by one tenor
I read recently about advice given to someone about cleaning the ducts and ports etc in an engine after a lay up. The usual culprit castor oil was mentioned for gumming up but in the same breath they mentioned 3in1 oil as a co culprit. I have used 3in1 as an after run always and had no problems....
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Last Post by Nigel Today 00:37
Maybe in the past 3in1 referred to three types of oil blended into one, including castor, but now the logo has changed to penetration/ lubrication/ protection? Only speculating. Agree don't use WD40 on engines - sticks better than old castor very quickly. Has wax in it AFAIK, which at least gives...
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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 21:19
Google is your friend! - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pave_Penny
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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 18:26
With the outlines done I thought I'd better draw out the structure of the tail. Its flat plate and 3/16" thick. I thought the easiest way to build it would be to make it as a 3/16" thick structure and then sand it to shape once its all built. The only difficult bit being that the basswood outline...
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Topic started 21 Jul 2017 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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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD Yesterday 16:06
I have seen it before and it is still WOW what a stunning build
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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 Tony B 18 Nov 2017 19:08
Well it has been a quiet few days, but i have got some little bits done. underside spars fitted, top skin on the centre section added. fuselage glued to the centre section. i also designed some new formers to open up the central core of the fuselage, this will allow me to add internal cockpit and...
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Topic started 18 Nov 2017 12:57 by Klipkopwildlife
I got side tracked just lately, 2 years ago when the river was empty (for the first time in living memory) I built the framework of a jetty in the bed. A week ago Mary put her foot down with a heavy hand and insisted we complete the project or use the decking for something else. [attachment] Just 3...
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Topic started 01 Nov 2017 00:49 by Quorneng
A new thread as it is definitely not going to use 50 mm fans, indeed it is not really going to use 'fans' at all but ducted props! Although a small diameter ducted prop is inefficient it is significantly more efficient than a true EDF so it can use lighter motors and batteries. the down side it need...
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Last Post by Quorneng 17 Nov 2017 22:59
The 4 blade installed as a 'tractor' in the structurally complete 77 mm nacelle and pylon. [attachment] With some filling and a first thin coat of white acrylic paint on the Depron outer surface. It currently weighs 69.9 g.
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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 Andy Sephton 17 Nov 2017 20:41
Quote: Oh, and when I think of the fun that I had applying a checkerboard scheme using squares of Solartrim.................. Mike Hmmmmm....you're gonna get seriously grumpy then when I cut the wing squares form Solartrim and apply them with application tape... [badass] [badass] Watch this space in about 2 months...
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Topic started 05 Nov 2017 04:53 by one tenor
Anyone know where I can get capillary tubing from ?
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Last Post by one tenor 17 Nov 2017 02:55
OK I got it
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Topic started 15 Nov 2017 13:25 by DominicM
Doesn't get much easier than this. No glue. Just push the wings onto the fuselage and the elevons, plug in your receiver and go. Dropped in a 3S1300 pack and put a RunCam2 on the nose to balance. Fortunately it was blowing a gale outside so really did test out the included gyro flight stabilisation...
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Topic started 29 Sep 2017 07:48 by ColibriGuitars
Hi guys! this is my first thread here! After seeing some videos from Chris on youtube, I decide to do my first scale. and for sure will be ANOTHER Cirrus Moth. want to say THANKs to Chris for support, as the plan is not very clear, and bipes are always a challenge! after being out of...
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Last Post by A Free Flighter From Oz 15 Nov 2017 09:58
Nice model Rodrigo. A brass compression screw would soon wear into a mushroom shape where it contacts the contra-piston which would make it very difficult to remove. Could you not knock the pin out from the original compression screw and file a slot for a screwdriver or if you do not wish to...
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Topic started 13 Nov 2017 12:59 by THE BLACKBIRD
This is how i do my outer tubes, i buy the ally tube from my diy shop, better than paying £26 plus a lot of postage to get them here, First i spiral wrap brown parcel tape sticky side up along the tube, just a little longer the you need, i hold it in position with a small bit of tape... [attachment] When i reach...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 14 Nov 2017 07:49
Thanks for posting that BB, it's a great example of modelling technique. It's posts like that that make this Forum what it is, and also make it stand apart from other mass media. There's nothing more to say! ;) ;)
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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 DominicM 13 Nov 2017 17:44
Not a break from filming RC but nice to be driving something a little different. Now I just want to go faster. Just tried out the Feilun FT-011 and thought it was awesome for a first time single hull boat. Fairly quick, good run time and the fact that it will self right if it flips is a big bonus....
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Topic started 30 Sep 2017 08:41 by Klipkopwildlife
I've delayed starting this thread since I was less than pleased with the outcome of the Indian thread, anyway, here goes. John, (One Tenor) has sent me 2 JB Atoms for repair. Since I failed miserably to strip the complete one my first task was to clean them to my satisfaction. I tried heated...
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Last Post by one tenor 13 Nov 2017 13:26
So he did Sorry Tony I'll have to get better specs :ohmy:
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Topic started 07 Nov 2017 18:22 by FlyingTomato
Hi folks As a kid back in the early 1970s I used to fly control line and free flight on the local common or recreation area. 45 years later I've retired from work and I'm amazed to discover many of the Keil Kraft and Veron kits are still available. I quite fancy building a Veron Deacon. I built...
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Last Post by one tenor 12 Nov 2017 16:15
Good
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Topic started 10 Nov 2017 12:18 by Big A
As the autumn swapmeet clashed with a few other nearby similar events it was decided to postpone it until 10th December and make it a Christmas Swapmeet! The response has been amazing and all indoor space has been reserved (over 60 tables), however as we have plenty of outdoor space we will also be...
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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 Andy Sephton 10 Nov 2017 07:51
That brings back memories Dom, thanks for posting. I remember watching G-ARUL display and compete in the Kings Cup Air Races in the 60s at Baginton Aerodrome (now Coventry Airport). Sadly the aircraft was written off, but the good news it has since been rebuilt. It's currently owned by Fighter...
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Topic started 09 Nov 2017 02:11 by ColibriGuitars
Hi Guys!! looking some planes on outerzone, found an tiger moth, 32" wingspan, and noticed a pendulum... i can imagine how it works.... always trying to keep the plane horizontal, and that sounds good.... BUT how effective is?? Cheers!
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 10 Nov 2017 07:44
Quote: Thank all - and Andy - bear with me I am slow but so was the tortoise! No probs Neddy - if you read way back in the threads, you'll see that most of us have failed to insert our pictures on our first few posts. ;) ;)
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Topic started 09 Nov 2017 20:41 by one tenor
Is this inflation or profiteering :evil: :evil: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000NGMVRQ/_encoding...&colid=1N3QF62FBJHIH
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Last Post by one tenor 10 Nov 2017 04:00
I guess you're right Mike :cheer: :evil:
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Topic started 10 Nov 2017 03:25 by one tenor
No eBay APP ID défined in Kunena configurationThey'll save binding with wire. Just slip 'em on and soft solder them.Job jobbed. Very neat These are Handy Clips...
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Topic started 08 Nov 2017 18:54 by one tenor
Well here we go again .Have a provisional date for 11 th DEC. Subject to a validation. If you recall I had 3 appp'ts cancelled last December. Fingers crossed for this one
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 09 Nov 2017 15:02
Fingers crossed for you, John MIke
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Topic started 13 Nov 2011 23:47 by Eric
By invitation, I post a teaser from the first full-length book I had published. The Title is Rick and Rosie. Chapter one. The radio room. Silence, except for the background hiss of the air conditioning, the muted roar of static from the bank of radio sets, all of which were tuned to different...
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Last Post by boz 09 Nov 2017 11:27
Managed to fix my wobbly table, :) so if anyone on here has a similar problem, or would like to balance this book on thier head to assist in balance, :whistle: The first person to pm me with a postal address and postcode, will receive said aid. If there is a mad rush for said item I will put...
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