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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 18:12
I made up some card jigs today so I can build the bottom wing mount. I will add a carbon reinforced hardwood spar for each dowel tube as the bottom section extends beyond the edge of the fuselage as far as the ends of the dowel tubes. [attachment] The centre tube will take a hook attached to the...
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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 Yesterday 13:48
Thanks Doug .Very interesting. I had a rough idea about this but that explanation is very good.Thanks again . John.
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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 :)
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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 one tenor 10 Sep 2017 00:24
Looking good Andy I'll have to learn to tile print .Mind that could be a bit awkward as our only working printer is in the other room and I have to rely on Anthony to turn on and show me the results of my efforts. I can't even download print and enlarge 'cos noone can go anywhere to get enlargement....
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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 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 one tenor 05 Sep 2017 22:11
Have you seen this site Andy www.modelrockets.co.uk/shop/ Maplins 3 motor pack £59.99 ridiculous price . Must think we are daft. The rocket shop has a good range of motors by the look of it .
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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 boz 05 Sep 2017 18:09
Well done, and nicely built. :)
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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 Squirrelnet 04 Sep 2017 18:43
I thought it was looking good in the early flights after a bit of trimming work. The conditions were very blustery though. [video]
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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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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 31 Aug 2017 18:15
The DH60 completed its first competition at the Nats last weekend ( and my first Nationals as well actually ) . It managed 3 scoring flights but sadly they weren't as good as the trimming flights a few weeks before... I blame the idiot launching it [badass] Learn't a lot and as I've said elsewhere a very...
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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 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 Nigel 24 Aug 2017 10:06
Hi DH, thanks for that. I managed to get some sewing machine oil (probably a bit thin for sowing machines?) but it's in a small nondescript small bottle, so I have no idea what is in it. As it happens, I've had a need for very thin oil at 'work' recently. We believed the oil we needed to replace...
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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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Topic started 20 Aug 2017 18:48 by Fordman
It's been some time since I have built a free flight model and after seeing the foam models from BMFA comps I wanted to have a go so here they are my first 2 models. Both are 1/20 scale. [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment]
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Last Post by one tenor 21 Aug 2017 00:14
Tasty ! Well done and welcome from me too :) [badass]
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Topic started 05 Aug 2017 21:27 by Squirrelnet
I have been having a bit of clear out in my garage/workshop and to cut a long and not very interesting story, involving various cardboard boxes short, I have unearthed a couple of peanut models I thought had long since been destroyed. The models seem to be in good flyable condition, their tissue...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 19 Aug 2017 02:52
Very much so! Mike
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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 09 Aug 2017 09:49
Hi, thanks for the suggestion but I have now scanned in the plan from one of the kits I have. Now I know it flies OK when I get back from my hollibobs I will finish drawing up the parts sheets on CAD and put them up on the Hip pocket plan gallery and outerzone... Andrew
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Topic started 23 Dec 2016 14:38 by Andy Sephton
Traditionally, I start a model that I'm emotionally attached to on Christmas Day each year. Why? Well..... because I can! This year it's the Performance Kits Inch Worm, a 62" span A2 free flight glider. It's a model I lusted after as a kid, but could never afford. I've had a plan for some time,...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 07 Aug 2017 13:46
It's about time I got this one finished ... although it'll now be for next year's competitions rather than this! The single rib at the dihedral joint is at an angle to the respective wing panels. So, as a CAD exercise, I scanned in a rib, traced it, worked out the angle of the dihedral joint,...
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Topic started 22 Jul 2017 15:14 by Andrew Darby
The latest from the VMC stable... Andrew [attachment] [attachment] [attachment]
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Last Post by Andrew Darby 23 Jul 2017 10:03
Hi Chaps, I understand what you are saying Andy. However the Veron design is flawed in a number of ways, not least the lack of a top spar that leads to banana wings. VMC want my version of the Tripe because of the simpler constructional methods employed and to make it part of the new series......
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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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Topic started 06 Jun 2017 00:47 by Nigel
Bored this evening, thought I'd knock this together [attachment] A few minutes deft fiddling... [attachment]
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Last Post by one tenor 15 Jun 2017 22:52
You can use artists water colour paints to great effect .You know the ones found in the sets made up of little blocks and you add water with the brush. Also some found in pots and tubes.The weight gain is almost nil and will shrink tissue just like plain water. Brush or spray on.Colour intensity can...
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Topic started 01 Jun 2017 23:06 by Nigel
Can anyone help me out with a plan for Aerographic's 30" Desoutter please? I bought a kit off eBay which said it was without instructions - that's no problem but it turned out the seller was a clearance guy who didn't know the difference between instructions and plans - and it doesn't have those...
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Last Post by Nigel 09 Jun 2017 23:05
Give us a chance... :P Anyway, it's your turn next.
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Topic started 18 May 2017 18:44 by Squirrelnet
I've never had much luck with rubber powered models as a kid. I think mainly because I used the rubber that came with the kit. Then I discovered more smelly and oily ways to power a model and rubber power fell out of sight. When I built models as a kid in the 1970's rubber power seemed a dying and...
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Last Post by one tenor 22 May 2017 11:09
Maybe some Dremel tools with long shafts would work
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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 boz 17 May 2017 13:58
Absolutely brilliant, :) what a load of fun, :) the anticipation of the crowd, the pilots tension, then the flight :woohoo: . I had a great time watching the sometimes perilous flights that all too often end in disaster, looks like a great time was had by all. Well done you lot, boz.
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Topic started 28 Jan 2017 18:28 by Squirrelnet
This is a model I built a while ago in 2009 and has been hanging in my workshop for the past few years. I think its probably time I gave it a bit of refit and got it flying again. [attachment] Its sort of scratch built though I think I had scaled plan to base it around. It has lots of carbon...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 15 May 2017 19:57
Quote: neutrally stable in roll wow that good !!! my expectation was pretty unstable in all directions !! The builder has been talking to Ross Milliership? about the full-size so I think he's aware of the insatbility issue , hopefully RC will help make it flyable
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Topic started 06 May 2017 18:20 by Mark Grant
I always seem to forget to take any pics whilst building but here are a couple of recently finished models. [image] Keil Kraft Soarer Baby built with laser cut parts from Ebay....[image] And again with a Thunder Tiger KK Conquest....
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Last Post by one tenor 09 May 2017 10:46
Yup He He that sounds likely . :oops: [badass]
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