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15 Apr 2017 19:50

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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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Oh dear -take care Mike
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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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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 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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Topic started 25 Nov 2016 19:00 by Heliboy31
Hi All, Just starting this thread to solicit help & document my activities to get my new Seagull SparrowHawk (Electric version) to it's maiden flight and (hopefully) beyond. This way we will hopefully supplement Beard's great Xmas build thread without contaminating it. As a start, I hope to...
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Last Post by discus.fly 08 Apr 2017 16:44
Job done Garry introductions made! Did look at the start of this post. Model was marked on purchase at 80mm back at the tips. So have gone with 107mm back from the LE at the root.
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Episode F3a
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Topic started 12 Mar 2017 17:38 by Ralpharr2001
The Gannet and Curare have taken a back seat for a few weeks whilst I build my F3a model. It is a BJ Craft Episode bought from Bondaero in the UK. Bondaero were offering it as a end of line special deal which included the airframe, motor, ESC and prop. So it is not a current state of the art...
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Last Post by Klipkopwildlife 03 Apr 2017 08:30
At a glance I would say you have far too much wing incidence which has been dialled out by changing the tail plane incidence, so the aircraft will seem to fly tail high. This would appear to be born out when comparing with the aircraft next to it. Of course now you have the correct relationship...
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Topic started 29 Nov 2013 06:08 by THE BLACKBIRD
Seeing as the sun went in and it rained the other day i thought winter had come, so i started a new winter build, as there is no point in finnishing the big A10 Thunderbolt for two turbines as i only have one now SO i have blown up by 75%the free plan that was in the RCM&E the TN Spitfire, it comes...
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 28 Mar 2017 13:02
No Simon the A10 is twin turbines ;)
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Topic started 15 Feb 2012 20:06 by THE BLACKBIRD
Here's the engine's i shall be using for the Lanc, 4 ASP 52 fs's with bendy pipes on the exhaust's, i cant see the point in building to scale and having a great silencer sticking out the side. [attachment]
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 21 Mar 2017 10:10
That was posted on the wrong thread, should be on the OD Jet thread
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Building a plane
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Topic started 12 Nov 2015 19:41 by fastmanny21
[attachment] [attachment] I haven't built anything in a long long time but recently found the urge to build a cool thing and signed up on your blog for the hope that I can get help when I need it and share my project !! Here are some first shots of my plans and me with the aircraft I plan to have
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Topic started 07 Feb 2013 03:23 by THE BLACKBIRD
Decided to build the SU first and do the A 10 Thunderbolt outside when its warmer as there will be a lot of dust from the scratch build. So today i brought it up from my hanger and unrapt it, been looking forward to this for months, ever since i boght it. I will start by looking at the kit and a...
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Last Post by Klipkopwildlife 27 Feb 2017 07:56
A massive, 'well done that man' from me. Never aim too low, you might get what you aim for!
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Printed Ribs
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Topic started 01 Feb 2017 18:01 by Quorneng
With the last of the mods to the printer complete a start can be made on the test wing that uses 3D printed ribs. The ribs are composite structures. A 3 mm wide by 0.6 mm thick printed rib outline supported by a 3 mm Depron infill. [attachment] The Depron is cut out using the matching printed...
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Last Post by Quorneng 14 Feb 2017 12:40
Flew it today and it flies. Sorry no video. Not really that surprising as it is a fairly conventional wing added to a well proved air frame. :P It has a pretty thin wing section (9.7%) coupled with a relatively sharp leading edge so exactly what happens at the stall is best described as...
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Topic started 20 Feb 2012 18:08 by Eric
Just to keep everyone happy, I will begin again in a dedicated thread. First up - the one pound glider. (A set of wings and a smashed glass fuz found in a car-boot sale). [attachment] [attachment] [attachment]
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Last Post by boz 10 Feb 2017 19:48
no point posting a picture of that then, :P
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Topic started 22 Apr 2016 23:37 by THE BLACKBIRD
Trying to build another Buck this time to the plans I have for the 50% one, this will be 1/3 scale But not with the stainless steel tube construction, as I priced it up and gulped, things may change as I go along as I am still interested in it The plans follow the original full size construction I...
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 30 Jan 2017 07:46
NO!!! just saying ;) some are, this plane was not, I think it tends to be the yanks that splash the colours around
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64" Curare
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Topic started 10 Jan 2017 23:10 by Ralpharr2001
Here is the build log as mentioned in the wing & tailplane incidence thread on the 64" Curare as designed by Hanno Prettner. Some background. I am mainly interested in warbirds and would like to fly in scale competitions hence the Gannet build. I have noticed that in the scale comps entrants get...
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Last Post by boz 17 Jan 2017 17:40
and in focus well done garry. :woohoo:
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Topic started 24 Oct 2011 21:18 by The Beard
Ive just ordered the Sparrowhawk for my Christmas Day Build.Ive gone for this size because I can carry it OK to the strip,and have a just run inSC 61 with a rear Needle Valve thats spare and an ideal powerplant for me when it comes to take offs because the thrust is handleble for me.Im using the...
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Last Post by Heliboy31 25 Nov 2016 19:24
Hi, Have opened a new thread here:- www.aeromodellers.co.uk/forum/model-buil...-electric-conversion .......to document the progress of my 'SparrowHawk --- electric conversion' and not to contaminate this thread.
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Fairey Gannet AEW3
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Topic started 21 Mar 2015 18:57 by Ralpharr2001
When I introduced myself to the forum last week I said I was about to build a 1/6th scale Fairey Gannet AEW3 from an own design. Wing span is 108.6" I was reluctant to publish the build log but after the encouragement from you all here goes. Don't hold your breath, this is going to take a while....
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Last Post by Ralpharr2001 13 Nov 2016 13:27
Its been a while ;) and now the weather has changed so not much flying to be had so its back to the Gannet build over the winter. Todays job was to sort out the aileron installation to allow the RDS to work and permit the servo to be removed if needed. The picture shows the template for the hatch...
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Topic started 07 Nov 2016 12:22 by THE BLACKBIRD
I have still got this itch with the SR 71, I cannot seem to get it out of my mind for long The first one burning up taxying still bugs me, same size with the two turbines, (if they are still around after Saturday ) Fibre glass construction from a blue foam plug, I keep running it through my mind,...
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 07 Nov 2016 20:14
Got the radio sorted Eric, it is all ready to go, looking for my SR71 plans tonight, can I hell as find them, Should be my originals and a copy set, but I don't have any more so looks like a non starter :sick:
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Topic started 16 Oct 2016 18:28 by Graeme
Original Keil Kraft Firebird being tissued, when finished will be powered by PAW2.49
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Last Post by Bryanair 19 Oct 2016 20:57
FWIW I learnt to fly control line with a Keil Kraft Firefly in about 1963 or thereabouts. The 20" span one with a DC Merlin. I remember that covering the tips is tricky and the fuselage broke a few times as well. No photos I'm afraid.
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Endurance - again!
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Topic started 13 Apr 2015 11:05 by Quorneng
My Endurance in its final form (before I lost it!) demonstrated the potential to be able to fly for about 5 hours in still air. [attachment] It was not really 'designed' as such but developed over quite some period and with many changes. Whilst quite frankly amazed at the final result had I, by...
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Last Post by Quorneng 03 Oct 2016 17:08
It all went back together ok. First the old wires soldered to the new ESC. [attachment] The order of the motor wires in the new ESC is different! Then the wing pylon skin made good. [attachment] And all tested of course. ;)
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Petiterina
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Topic started 09 Sep 2016 17:10 by Quorneng
As I mentioned in my proposed Comet build I had for some time been considering joining the 2016 RCM&E Ballerina mass build. http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product_images/original/169532.jpgWell I can resist no longer! So a Depron little Ballerina - "Petiterina" :P 3/4 the size giving 40" span. The object is to use Depron as much as possible with the minimum of...
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Last Post by Quorneng 22 Sep 2016 10:54
Still calm but rather damp under foot so the Petiterina got another outing this morning. With the gyro 'on' it feels very secure allowing some rather alarming "low slow" manoeuvres as well as a sustained vertical climb. [video] The final glide approach and landing well demonstrates its 'benign'...
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Topic started 26 Jul 2016 21:10 by Quorneng
Despite appearances I do not always build using Depron. :P My small (18") 'Round the pole' scale Fokker Triplane [attachment] and its companion Sopwith Pup [attachment] Did make me wonder if such a plane could be made to fly RC. The Sopwith had a bigger and probably more efficient wing...
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Last Post by Quorneng 01 Sep 2016 19:41
Well the Depron Pup does (did!) fly. Sorry no video. Enough power and surprisingly fast, or at least it seems so being so small, and very twitchy on the controls. Its thin under cambered wing section gives huge changes in lift (and drag!) with very small changes in the angle of attack. All the...
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Topic started 21 Aug 2016 11:00 by DominicM
I met Jon of www.microaces.com at his stand at an electric flying event a few weeks back and was bowled over by the range of small micros he had on display. We had a chat and it didn't take long for me to be persuaded to take one away. The detail is fantastic. Motor/gearbox and receiver can be taken...
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Last Post by DominicM 30 Aug 2016 08:36
Kit parts review, builld and first flight...awesome little model plane...highly recommended! [video]
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Topic started 21 Feb 2016 02:00 by Quorneng
As this will be a new bigger version so it has a new thread. The tail section is first. [attachment] The biggest former is 7" in diameter. [attachment] The problem is as the diameter increases each former has to be made 'deeper' for the fuselage to maintain adequate 'handling' strength. This adds...
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Last Post by Quorneng 23 Aug 2016 15:24
Klippy It was actually the jerky action of the servos when driven by the V tail mixers that was unsatisfactory. It applied to all four servos. The V tail mixers do have a discrete definition (100?) which I suspect is rather less than the rx and this coupled with the significant 'stick' resistance of...
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Radio Queen
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Topic started 04 Feb 2013 19:47 by Klipkopwildlife
Ever since I saw Stephens I wanted one, so here we go. [attachment] First job is to pin the plan to a building board, and then use some plastic sheet to protect the plan. I've seen food wrap recommended but I can't get on with it. I use a thicker plastic, comes in 2M rolls for covering...
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Last Post by The Beard 10 Aug 2016 12:08
i better go and find mine now thw wings I can see hear in the bedroom behind the tv aah yes found it safely in the bedroom cupboard wonder when it went in there must get it sorted ready to fly in September
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Topic started 04 Jan 2013 22:48 by The Beard
I was hoping to do a Christmas build but 2 things happened.1st our met a new young lady ans second for the first time in 16 years 2 of my sons decided to spend Christmas eve and Christmas lunch with me ,which was great.So Ive started the build and its a 2013build instead.Its ARTF has a 61 2 stroke...
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Last Post by The Beard 06 Aug 2016 14:45
wow well here we are at last yes the Ryan STA has at last flown.we carried out a thorough check once at the field and had to make a number of adjustments.the aileron mount on oe side had come unglued that was an easy fix.the battery was duff so was binned,it had been charged overnight.the nipple...
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Christmas Build 2013
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Topic started 24 Dec 2013 13:20 by The Beard
Depending on my boys plans.they spend Christmas day with there mum,I may attempt a Christmas build in the afternoon
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Last Post by The Beard 06 Aug 2016 14:13
i put this together but have never flown it not my sort of model lol
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THE CYPRUS HUNTER
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Topic started 22 May 2013 08:38 by THE BLACKBIRD
Well i lost my turbine powered Boomerang Sprint a few weeks back due to loss of signal and a week later the same thing happened with my big CAP 232 180 also with a total loss of signal both dived straight into the ground and totaled both The Sprint burst into flame on impact and burnt everything...
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 02 Aug 2016 05:37
Simon his dad is the main jet man in the club ( mind there are only three of us now, although a crowed came down from Nicosia at the weekend ) he is also the best pilot in the club, But they do not repair anything here, they buy new artf and the lad lives the other side of town, other wise he would...
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Topic started 11 Jul 2016 04:15 by fastmanny21
[badass] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment]
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Last Post by nit23s 18 Jul 2016 19:05
Awesome.
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Topic started 15 May 2016 23:30 by Quorneng
With the structural work complete on my daughter's house (actually its ours!) extension she elected to have the entire ground floor covered in laminate. This required a considerable amount of underlay to be put down. To give an even level floor throughout one room needed 5 mm foam 'boards' in...
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Last Post by Quorneng 28 Jun 2016 11:41
A short video of the 'Underlay Wing' maiden. [video] Pretty turbulent so nothing very spectacular. More to the point the wing didn't break! :P
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Topic started 17 Jun 2016 10:11 by Quorneng
Over the last couple of months I have been slowly collecting bits that were of interest - and were also extremely cheap! As I have no practical space left to store any more 'normal' planes whatever next has to be small - very small. :P This is what I accumulated so far. [attachment] Five tiny 12V...
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Last Post by Quorneng 20 Jun 2016 10:42
one tenor I am pretty certain that is the type of motor I was looking at and now have on order. ;) I suspect their internal electronics are limited to 1s so the Rx and servos will have to be also.
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