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11 Sep 2017 09:56

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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 boz Yesterday 11:54
Like tony, you have (little shed) problems. Great thread well done.
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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 Quorneng 17 Sep 2017 23:57
Slowly the fuselage is made good with the planks joined to the undamaged areas of the skin. [attachment] Hopefully with a bit of filler and paint you won't even be able to see the join. :P .
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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 15 Sep 2017 20:55
Actually got round to making something tonight the nose wheel door, or trying to [attachment] [attachment] play around with a thrust pipe [attachment]
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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 one tenor 13 Sep 2017 22:44
I don't know if it will work but you could try securing it using lightweight filler .If this proves too brittle add a LITTLE, DILUTE pva. As I always say EXPERIMENT. Try it on some scrap first. Very nice work so far btw [badass]
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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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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 30 Aug 2017 12:24
CO2 motors are great little devices, but they are now very expensive and require a lot of maintenance to maintain them in running order. Accordingly, spares are also difficult (and expensive) to come by. Their power output is also unpredictable. A far better alternative is electric power. There are...
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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 19 Aug 2017 18:44
Assembled the wing this afternoon, fitted the spar cap strips and set the alignments. Laser cut parts really are a bonus and time saving as the wing can be assembled without glue, aligned then apply glue when you are ready. [attachment] [attachment] This evening I will glue to top wing sheet on...
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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 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 05 Aug 2017 18:29
Postman has been again :cheer: :cheer: . The retracts have arrived. These are 95o retracts that open forwards, i.e away from the motor actuator. I can now have scale oles, 19mm diameter, without them jamming onto the actuator motor. Also means the wheel well will be clean and allow some detailing....
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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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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 mikerieder 03 Jul 2017 22:37
[attachment] Now got the bearing to fit the back for the rear steady, also found a motor shaft to fit.
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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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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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