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by THE BLACKBIRD
24 Oct 2017 17:02

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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 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 01 Aug 2017 13:24 by Ralpharr2001
Started my next project an 81" wingspan Fairey Firefly by Vance Mosher of Vanguard Plans (www.vanvan.us). Yes I know the Gannet is still under construction, as is the Curare!! :dry: But one cannot have too many projects on the go!! :P Besides the Firefly has been fully designed and I don't need...
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Last Post by Ralpharr2001 07 Nov 2017 18:16
Motor arrived today. According to Ecalc should be able to throw a 19 x 12 4 blade on 10S. If not then i'll fit a 22 x 12 two blade. The plan is to fit a Ramoser 4 blade unit that is statically adjustable so that I can tune the pitch to run on the efficiency curve of the motor assuming pitch speed is...
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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 04 Nov 2017 17:57
I have the same concerns Q. The front prop adaptor will stiffen up the shaft quite a bit. Also the front prop has to come back a bit, about 15mm. I left the shaft long to allow for setting the gap between the props as the prop hubs (adaptor) hasn't been designed yet.
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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 02 Nov 2017 19:55
They have not gone bust, but i have been playing with the retract and got it working :) a bad wire inside the unit, looked fine felt ok but i changed it soldered another lead into it and all is well, only when i tested the magnetic brakes only one works :evil: :evil: but how efficient they are...
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Topic started 18 Jul 2017 23:43 by Crashrr
This is my second model, the first being the VMC Messerschmidt BF109 which was given to me as a present, but the first time I have threaded a build. I had such a good experience building and flying the 109 that I have decided to up my game. So, my aims are to get better at building scale models, and...
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Last Post by boz 31 Oct 2017 05:43
Well done works a treat, :) boz.
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Topic started 23 Nov 2012 00:58 by THE BLACKBIRD
It was a wet afternoon here and turned chilly so i move my modelling inside and dug out the second kit i bought last September when i got back from my Turkish holiday camp, when i bought this kit i could not even fly i had a Wat 4 and struggled to keep it in the air :blink: :blink: Another of my...
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Last Post by Fly-Navy 27 Oct 2017 07:42
As I read it though the nut didn't fit the crankshaft thread.
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Topic started 09 Oct 2017 22:42 by Quorneng
This may not proceed very far as a build thread as I can see some good reasons why not to proceed! :woohoo: 1. A conventional low wing plane with its EDFs slung under the wing does not make for a good rough field belly lander and an airliner with single 'Alsaka' wheels does not look right. 2....
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Last Post by boz 26 Oct 2017 06:54
Great job Q, moving to the next level a (possibility) :woohoo: boz.
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Topic started 14 Oct 2017 19:18 by Tony B
Well i thought i would have a go at printing the figures needed for the Lancaster. But first they need to be designed in a 3D program. I use Blender, which is a complicated program to master but it dose produce top quality figures suitable for pc games and film work. of course mine will never be...
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Last Post by Quorneng 23 Oct 2017 00:19
Tony That looks like the product of a lot of hours. I hope your computer doesn't crash at the wrong moment! :woohoo:
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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 Ralpharr2001 01 Oct 2017 18:24
Thank you Boz, very kind.
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Topic started 23 Sep 2017 23:46 by GrahamKennedy
About 3 1/2 years ago I started an RC Indoor project for which my aim was to compete in the first Scale RC Indoor Nats. As Andy shall recall, that didn't quite happen and I ended up apprehending Dad's (Flyzone) Albatros. I flew it for the first time in practice in the morning - it is probably the...
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Last Post by GrahamKennedy 27 Sep 2017 21:47
I won't have time to finish a model for the 'static' class. Dad and I always have enjoyed the events - right from when they started at RAF Digby
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Topic started 10 Sep 2017 19:10 by Quorneng
Earlier this year I crashed my all Depron HP115 EDF lawn dart style so its repair is my next project. The nose looked like this. [attachment] It now looks like this. :ohmy: [attachment] I think the reconstruction will have to be a bit unusual. The front part of the fuselage was built as a half shell...
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Last Post by Eric 26 Sep 2017 22:27
Sand a bit off the lipo's! :evil:
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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 04 Sep 2017 16:14
Its not glued Eric, just laid there, :whistle:
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Topic started 02 Jul 2017 15:38 by Quorneng
Now I have most of the hardware (EDFs, ESCs & servos) I will start an actual build thread. The two EDFs, with their exhaust tubes, will mounted pretty close together like this. [attachment] And positioned quite far back in the air frame. [attachment] It will have a span of 34" (863 mm). My target...
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Last Post by boz 04 Sep 2017 16:10
Ditto from me too, :) well done.
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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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Last Post by nit23s 13 Aug 2017 07:06
Thanks manny. :) Ohhh k so you a bike racer by profession ? For which team do you race for ?
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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 boz 05 Aug 2017 17:59
Good afternoon BB, just wondering if you have had time to get over your last big disaster?, I hope you have got another project to start. Us poor old lads and lasses here in uk miss the sunshine exploits from your "little shed". Have you traced the power loss, as you were a little unsure on your...
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Topic started 25 Jul 2017 22:54 by GrahamKennedy
Well, here we go - here is my attempt to maintain the drive and impetus gained over the last couple of weeks. I have spent the afternoon sorting through various boxes and have gathered the collection of partially completed and damaged projects which I have some interest in to complete. As Andy...
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Last Post by GrahamKennedy 01 Aug 2017 07:29
After a 7 day stretch working, here are the details of the projects.... RC Indoor Profile EDF BAE Hawk (from the Eric Strefford design) Avro Baby - the a/c in the centre and practically ready for covering DH60 fuselage FF Fuselage for an Al Backstrom 'Big Cat' Scale FF Wings for an Aeronca...
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Topic started 26 Jul 2017 14:18 by Quorneng
It is a 'current' plan but it appears I never did a build thread for it. I followed on from my DH Vampire built from a Keil Kraft 'stick and tissue' plans intended for Jetex but converted to RC and a 40 mm EDF. Whilst it flew the result was not very satisfactory. I felt building the air frame ...
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Last Post by Quorneng 26 Jul 2017 21:50
If the bigger battery is a good as I hope even with the small increase in weight the Venom's maximum endurance should get close to 15 minutes. No pressing reason to do this change other than my own curiosity and to maybe raise a few eyebrows at the next club fly-in I get to. ;) .
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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 The Beard 02 Jul 2017 16:33
well done mine doesnt have flaps
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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 Ralpharr2001 28 Jun 2017 14:00
Had some time last night to start on the wing. I'm going to try a new method of jigging the wing. This involves two rods supported at each end with the ribs mounted on the rods. By putting holes in the ribs and threading them onto the rods alignment is assured. Well thats the theory!! :whistle:...
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Topic started 22 Apr 2017 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 boz 08 May 2017 17:46
Can you post some then? [badass]
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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 04 May 2017 21:32
Finish off the planking then filling, sanding (both the nose and the wing repairs) and painting. [attachment] This is what it looked like before the crash. [attachment] You have to look pretty close to spot anything different but as the wing spar has been repaired I will "tone down" its most...
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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 04 May 2017 12:37
Eric My Super Cub already has considerable mechanical differential. The aileron servo horns are set forward by 45 degrees. [attachment] There is no electronic differential available on my humble Futaba 35 meg Skysport 6 Tx! :P Apparently the full size Cub also needs a boot full of rudder with...
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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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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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Eric's build blog
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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 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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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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