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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 21 Jan 2018 18:23
Just easier to position stuff with the floor of the aircraft open, it's much harder when the floor stringers are in. Particularly getting the instrument panels in the right place ;) Its quite small, so access is limited with the stringers there
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Pendulum??
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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 one tenor 19 Jan 2018 00:58
Yes magnet steering does work but I would not call it useful if the model flies further and further away..Very likely O.O.S. [badass]
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Topic started 13 Jan 2018 21:47 by Andrew Darby
I like the Bird Dog. I have built the FROG one, and kept looking at the Guillows one I have with a note of disappointment at the bad/ heavy wood, weak wing attachment and poor die cutting. So I decided to do my own. It's a 21" span, and weighs 25g with rubber but no nose weight. I will be...
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Last Post by Andrew Darby 14 Jan 2018 21:23
Hi Andy, Yes things went well. I got a video of a trimming flight on my phone courtesy of John Churchill. It has more to give, but I didn't press things today as I was happy, and wanted to leave happy knowing that I can "improve" (break) it later... I'm not sure...
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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 13 Jan 2018 22:00
It's a 6"
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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 Robin Colbourne 06 Jan 2018 15:34
Good idea Bert! You could also have the tank on its side, with the cylinder upright, to reduce the risk of flooding the plug.
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Topic started 23 Dec 2017 05:02 by ColibriGuitars
Hi Guys! 2 years ago decided to build my first and only kit plane, an arrow from Guillows, decided to go with Stock wood, and just replace the rubber and prop.... just to see if can fly... as to many people said that guillows use very heavy wood making planes impossible to fly. mine came...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 23 Dec 2017 20:28
Beautiful looking build Rodrigo way too good to loose to another brick lifting thermal . Are you going to fit a De-thermaliser looks like it might need one B)
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Topic started 16 Dec 2017 13:15 by Andy Sephton
I had a lucky win at my Club's Christmas Competition and Quiz Night yesterday eve and came home with this one. It's a 16" Ebenezer model which should go together very quickly...which is just as well as the Model Air Ebenezer Competition is held at Old Warden in May. It'll also make a good airframe...
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Last Post by one tenor 17 Dec 2017 13:05
The scheme on the box lid looks good to me Andy
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Topic started 03 Dec 2017 17:59 by ColibriGuitars
Hi Guys! well, i been learning and building planes for 6 years, my first RC plane was a Tomboy RC reduced to 30" and electric... was very good to learn by myself to handle the sticks and get oriented. i been thinking to try to build all models made by Vic, but that is a hard work! what are your...
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Last Post by one tenor 06 Dec 2017 16:25
I totally agree Q That's something I hope to do soon.
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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 28 Nov 2017 19:04
I've been working on the fuselage, adding gussets and other bits and pieces. This is the underside of the front end, built as per plan: [attachment] It'd look pretty awful when tissue covered, so I've shaved the bottom longeron into a curve and added a stringer or two to support the tissue:... [attachment] ...
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Topic started 01 May 2017 18:15 by Squirrelnet
With summer approaching and the thought of warm calm days B) I thought I would build a nice easy flyer. I have a couple of Gasparin GM300's that need airframes so I thought why not use one of them and have a go at a larger outdoor scale model. If I can trim it for a reliable tight circuit them...
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Last Post by Jimbob 24 Nov 2017 08:47
Quick update RE: GM120 - It runs & holds gas well! (better than my Telcos anyway!) So it does appear that the shape of the valve is not critical...good news :) @ Squirrelnet - I was pretty taken by an article I read about the CO2 scaled 'Bantam' that Dave Deadman had reduced from a Ron Warring...
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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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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 Squirrelnet 09 Nov 2017 07:07
It is indeed B) It was a lovely evenings flying, worth waiting all day for The forum's own Andy Sephton is at 10' with his Lacey and it was filmed by Dom another forum member
emo
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Topic started 05 Nov 2017 23:42 by Crashrr
I got a bit bored today, so decided to make a compilation of the first flights of my BF109. I wasn't happy with the first couple of attempts to make a video and you can't just dump on some copyrighted music anymore, so decided to try something a little different... Enjoy! :silly:...
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Last Post by Eric 07 Nov 2017 11:11
Good vid - and it ended as all ME's should, on it's nose in a field! :evil:
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Topic started 29 Sep 2017 20:19 by Andrew Darby
The latest from the VMC skunkworks... The span is 18" and this prototype weighs 38g and test glides have indicated around 8g of noseweight. So we at are talking 46g sans rubber, but with plenty of wing area to hold it all up. The tail plane is the later type, thus the same as the one at Old...
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Last Post by boz 31 Oct 2017 05:33
Congratulations on a great maiden, looks good in the air, well done.
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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 Mike Rolls 24 Oct 2017 13:13
Success! Mike
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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 one tenor 10 Oct 2017 23:10
Have you tried Model Fixing or Wheelspin Models or any steam model suppliers.Specifying the size needed. Re turning one down I would use an abrasive such as wet or dry and a soapy solution as a lubricant .Straight or tapered side I'm not sure but however if I was tapering I would taper in slightly...
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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 05 Oct 2017 21:26
It was just a thought .I found these slow long strokes like a relatively heavy prop. Seems to help the flywheel effect.........
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Topic started 08 Jun 2017 09:48 by Andy Sephton
The Peterborough Flying Aces meeting in December and Charlie Newman's Oxford Scale Meeting in October both include events for DF powered FF models both 3D and profile (no-cal). I've wanted to build a flying model of this one ever since I flew the beast while working as a TP at Farnborough in the...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 26 Sep 2017 20:56
Thanks that makes a lot of sense to many other models of mine too. ;)
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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 Andy Sephton 21 Sep 2017 14:44
I didn't weigh the model before painting Crashrr, but as pictured above and ballasted ready for flight but without rubber, the model weighs 75gm. As far as airbrushes go, a good quality single action external mix model such as the Badger 250-2 is perfectly adequate for model spray purposes....
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Topic started 08 Jun 2017 12:00 by Andy Sephton
In concert with the Mk2 Victor and Sea Vixen that I'm building in other threads, I've made a start on the prototype Victor this morning - I couldn't decide which one to build, so I'm doing both! They all look a bit 'samey' at the mo, but that should change as the build develop: [attachment] ... [attachment]
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 20 Sep 2017 20:27
This one is now repaired in preparation for Old Warden this weekend. I've also made up a serviceable igniter from two unserviceable items....so there's no further excuses! [attachment] [attachment]
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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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KK Bandit
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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 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 20 Sep 2015 20:35 by Andy Sephton
I've decided to modify my FF rubber Wildcat to electric power for next year's open scale competitions. The model was originally built in 2012 for the USA's Flying Aces Club Nationals at Geneseo. It flew, getting into the second round of a three round competition, but wasn't particularly successful....
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 06 Sep 2017 16:55
Thanks for the kind words chaps, but if you look at the date, the above posts were made some 2 years ago. The model flew successfully at Barkston in the 2016 BMFA Scale FF Nats fun event when it looked like this: [attachment] Unfortunately, it met it's demise at this years BMFA Scale FF Nats,...
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Topic started 14 Oct 2014 14:18 by Andy Sephton
Well Garry, you wanted a build thread, so here it! AeroModeller editor, Andrew Boddington, has kindly allowed me to post a build thread on the model, but you'll have to buy the mag for the full story as this will be a brief taster. Andrew approached me about two months ago and asked if I would...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 04 Sep 2017 14:20
I'm delighted to report that this, now rather old, model flew into second place in the Peterborough Club's Flying Aces event held at Ferry Meadow's yesterday. The model coped well with the 10 -15 knot blustery wind, although it was let down by a poor climb and equally poor glide. I'm delighted also...
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Topic started 19 Mar 2016 20:11 by Andy Sephton
This one has beaten my embargo on new models...but it is for a good reason. I've acquired the kit from my good friend Bernie Nichols' estate following his sad demise earlier this year. Bernie was Chairman of the Peterborough Club, so what better way to celebrate his modelling life than to build the...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 02 Sep 2017 12:40
Apols Ricky, I got my dates completely wrong there. The pictures I took of the 2 Tiger Moths was during a ULAS Open Day in 1984. I was looking at the pictures with a view to posting some, when I spotted the Boscombe Harvard in the background of one of them. I'd flown it in for the Open Day as the...
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Topic started 31 Jul 2017 21:02 by Andy Sephton
Last months AeroModeller had a very good article on maintaining and reconditioning CO2 Motors. I have rather large collection, but following the use of some special lubricant, advertised as a 'low temperature oil ideal for model CO2 motors' most of them are non-runners due to seal failure caused by...
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Last Post by Nigel 27 Aug 2017 23:07
My genuine (as in came with the motor) modela props have SW moulded into them, so yours are correct Chris. It may be MS though... N
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Topic started 15 Dec 2013 19:14 by Andy Sephton
In another thread (www.modelflying.org.uk/forum/model-build...-frog?start=30#48810) I posed the idea that a slow flying model such as the BMFA's Frog, flew better with a thin single covered wing rather than a fatter double covered one. Alan Cantwell posted the following:...
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Last Post by Andrew Darby 24 Aug 2017 09:54
Quote: By missing out a single word, it seems I may have given you the wrong impression Andrew. Aerodynamically, the only difference between a full-size aircraft and a model is the size. The laws of aerodynamics apply equally to both, whether they be designed to be controlled or not, or to be unstable or...
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Topic started 20 Aug 2017 22:16 by Fordman
I am no expert by any stretch but I will share how I build with blue foam with my new Oeffag 50.14 in 1/20 scale. Most of what I do has been pilfered from others but I do have moments when I come up with something good. I start by drawing out the top and side views on a block of blue foam. I like to...
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Last Post by Fordman 22 Aug 2017 13:56
Thanks guys. Today is wing day the pictures show the hot wire cut wing blanks. [attachment] [attachment]
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Topic started 04 Mar 2015 17:32 by Andy Sephton
This is another new one for this year's comp season. It's a profile Rapier model of the Victor B1 for the Peterborough Club's Flying Aces and Charlie Newman's Oxford Club Scale meetings in September. 20 mins on the printer produced a three view with a span of about 14 inches and a half hour of wood...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 21 Aug 2017 18:39
Fourth project on the spray painting day was the Victor B2. She's now been given a full coat of anti-flash white. Markings next! [attachment]
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