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Topic started 18 Apr 2018 12:23 by Klipkopwildlife
The Tiger Moth is stalled (sic) at the moment due to my lack of mobility in the afternoon and evening so I rummaged through my stock and came up with this. An RC 2 channel laser cut model.
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One trick is to clean the crust off the bread so to speak is to sand it (WE do you say ) but use damp wet &dry. Rinsing it from time to time, This gathers the dust which interferes with the Aliphatic bonding. To obtain a curvature in balsa roll a pencil/dowel or similar along it with firm to hard...
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Topic started 20 Mar 2018 09:55 by Septic
A few years ago I dipped my toes in Free Flight Rubber. I chose the Se5a designed by Andrew Darby and marketted by VMC. The model was a joy to build and flew really well. I did a build blog on here somewhere :) Well I thought the Se would be a great design for Flying Only at the Indoor R/C Nats, so...
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Last Post by Septic Yesterday 12:26
Nonsense Tony, the Shack is looking great! Thanks for asking. I had been racking my brain throughout the build as to how I could simulate the bandage. The exhausts are made from 4 lengths of drinking straw, 2 per side. The forward slightly fatter section is balsa. The lagging is done using a 6mm...
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Topic started 07 Sep 2017 07:22 by THE BLACKBIRD
Wondering if ill need a new building board for this one, I think the hanger will be ok for length, might need a new band saw though, what you think :dry:
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 20 Apr 2018 10:19
:( :( I ordered the retracts for the A10 and other gear 250$ worth last November from HK Apparently it came around crimbo time last year, the post office did not notify us, so they kept it a couple of weeks then sent it back to HK, :angry: After waiting until they got it, i ordered it again from...
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Topic started 18 Mar 2018 18:19 by Tony B
Well here we go. afer the failed previose atemp i have decided to try again. cut the cabin floor from 6mm ply and 3d printed a few cabin formers. [image] then i designed and printed out thee main flight...
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Last Post by Tony B 13 Apr 2018 19:57
[image] started the rear section of the fuselage. this is removable to aid transport and storage, just hope it works....[image] Tony B
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Build-along-a Fury
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Topic started 11 Jul 2017 19:17 by Septic
Some of you loiter on the RCM&E forum as well as this one, and may have seen a build-along I started with a colleague a few years ago. We built a Dennis Bryant Chipmunk. The build has been great fun and the idea was to push your own limits beyound your comfort zone. For some just building from a...
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Last Post by Klipkopwildlife 13 Apr 2018 16:27
Quote: Quote: Well it seems that Michael J. Woodhouse at Free Flight Supplies is not interested in my order, still no reply to my emailed order sent last Sunday, it's now Thursday! If it was South Africa I wouldn't expect a reply before next week! I've become used to immediate response when dealing ex UK! ...
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Topic started 05 Jul 2016 13:03 by Septic
Well I am probably being a might ambitous trying to design and build a model for this years Nats, but what the heck lets see if a. I can and b. in time...... The subject is to be my Dad's Lovely PA18 Super Cub that we spent many a happy hour flying about the UK. [attachment] ... [attachment] Cheers Danny
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 24 Mar 2018 05:38
Well done! Mike
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Topic started 29 Mar 2012 00:59 by THE BLACKBIRD
My new build for the winter, might even get started before, the building that is, the planing has already started. Spec. Scratch built Wingspan 2850mm. length 2600MM. weight around 35lb. for EDF. Just like this one, discount price from Skymaster Jets...
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 17 Mar 2018 08:30
i have got some panel line tape come through from Fighter Aces so ill be working on this in my spare time :) And im still no further on with getting the canopy done, Slec cannot do it I will now have to make a new plug for it as the first one is in the uk and has some damage on it from Slec :S
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Topic started 20 Oct 2017 05:10 by ColibriGuitars
Hi Guys! as my Gipsy moth is on cover/paint stage (long time consuming) i decided to cut some balsa and take some glue. really love parasol and biplanes, and pietempol was a good option since i found that model but never decided a good size for it. I get an nice and new PAW 150 and decided to...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 03 Mar 2018 05:51
Just listened to the video as opposed to just watching it and I agree that the PAW doesn't sound on song, although I would have thought it was under-compressed. In my experience an over-compressed diesel will sound 'hard' and slow down, an under-compressed one will fluctuate, which is what I seemed...
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Vickers Wellesley
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Topic started 26 Oct 2017 23:15 by Tony B
well the Lancaster refurb is coming on, so it is time to start a dew design. [attachment] 9th scale the same as the Lancaster. 100" wingspan Depron and electric usual. Tony B
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Last Post by one tenor 25 Feb 2018 00:03
Blimey Tony ! If this is plodding I'd hate to see you running [badass]
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Topic started 16 Jan 2018 20:04 by Andy Sephton
I've joined a Facebook group that is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hawker Harrier by sponsoring a group build of any variant of the type. www.facebook.com/groups/1771683553140306...nk/1790743301234331/ I've always had the intention of building a static model of all the aircraft I've...
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Last Post by one tenor 18 Jan 2018 21:17
Hi Andy ! I joined the group and ordered the book. I look forward to the build. From a former Pilot and T/P for the aircraft we should see great things. Go man Go as they used to say :evil: [badass]
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Topic started 30 Jan 2016 11:27 by Andy Sephton
Good friends and relatives took notice of my Amazon Wishlist and produced some super gifts for Christmas and my recent Birthday, included in which were several Metal Earth models. This is the first of several threads over the next 12 months or so as I work my way through the set. The package is...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 01 Dec 2017 19:48
looks great Andy. At that size it reminds of a steam punk pocket watch [badass] [attachment]
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Topic started 06 Oct 2017 16:37 by Tony B
Hello, Lets start this build off with a few thoughts. i did fancy a 1/4 scale to go along with my 1/4 scale trent meteor, but storage and transporting will be the issue with a model that size. so i settled for 1/5th scale, which will give me a wing span of 96", a bit easier to store and transport....
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Last Post by one tenor 08 Oct 2017 01:43
Quote: Hello, Lets start this build off with a few thoughts. i did fancy a 1/4 scale to go along with my 1/4 scale trent meteor, but storage and transporting will be the issue with a model that size. so i settled for 1/5th scale, which will give me a wing span of 96", a bit easier to store and transport....
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Topic started 13 Jul 2017 18:25 by Tony B
Decided as i have finished two old projects this month i would treat myself to a new one today. Dug out my old design from 2016 and printed out the fuselage plan and formers. so later this evening i will be cutting out formers for it. Tony B
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Last Post by Eric 25 Aug 2017 17:19
Have fun swatting gnats at the Nats. :evil:
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Topic started 22 Aug 2017 19:39 by Tony B
I picked this up on Saturday and have spent the last couple of days bringing it back up to scratch. [image] [image]...[image] It is ready to be re maidened....
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Last Post by The Beard 23 Aug 2017 16:03
well done Tony
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Topic started 22 Aug 2017 14:23 by Tony B
Had a message asking me if i wanted Garry's Lancaster. silly question really. so she will be coming home after the Nats. The plan is to restore her back to glory and get her flown for Garry. Then we shall see what will happen later. [attachment] Tony B
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Topic started 01 Aug 2017 17:13 by Andy Sephton
I've been playing with my CAD programme and Craft Robo (now sold as Silhouette Cameo) cutter/plotter to make a framed windscreen for my Veron Tiger Moth. First job was to trace the pattern from the plan (I used the VMC Tiger Moth for this as it's about the same size as the Veron Model). I then...
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Last Post by one tenor 02 Aug 2017 04:58
I might hold you to that Andy when I get round to finishing my Practical Scale 60" Tiggie. He He
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Topic started 23 Jun 2017 09:25 by The Beard
i picked this up last night having purchased it on E Bay from a guy in Andover.I thought it was a foamy but its not.Its ply and balsa with plastic moulded acceories,Its electric but has ic props.it looks like batteries fit in trap doors under the nacelles.I can see an aeriel to the receiver in the...
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Last Post by The Beard 30 Jul 2017 11:14
im still trying to figure what batteres will be needed for this model but circumstamces have prevented me from advancing
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Topic started 07 Jun 2017 08:35 by Andy Sephton
I'm working on a paper on the above subject that I'll present at the BMFA Free Flight Forum in November, but as there are several Forum members thinking of designing/building models for scale competition, I felt it worth presenting the bare bones here. So lets start with.... Step 1: Read the Rules...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 14 Jul 2017 07:21
That would be very useful B)
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Topic started 05 Jul 2017 21:54 by Tony B
time to start the new project, well the design stage anyway. import a three view into cad and draw round the outline. [attachment] then separate the drawing into sections and start to clean them up. then you can add the construction details. [attachment] ribs and spars will be draw up...
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Topic started 01 Dec 2016 12:34 by Mowerman
I have just watched a video of Monz's Robber powered Shackleton flying at the Oxford MFC scale fest. Although it is only about 40 seconds the flight is really good to watch, very stable and smooth. Fantastic job Monz well done.
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 28 Jun 2017 04:43
Chris - the exceptions are in the Rules and Judges guides (I've posted links to those in other threads). I believe the only exceptions are, as you rightly say, the static prop and the pilot, who, if fitted, is not judged in static. Good thinking Gregj, getting it to fly in front of the judges can...
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Topic started 13 Jan 2017 16:57 by Andy Sephton
The next one is on the board! I've done a lot of research on the Lacey, so why waste it......it's a rubber powered FF Lacey M-10, designed to be kitted by SAMS Models later this year. The model will be suitable for rubber, electric, CO2, free flight, RC, indoors or outside, but the prototype will...
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Last Post by boz 21 Jun 2017 05:08
Ditto, boz. :) :) :)
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Topic started 24 May 2017 20:10 by Tony B
As i have a few 65mm edf's kicking round, i thought i might plan a new project for later this year. [attachment] 70" span works out to be the right wingspan for the edf's i have. so the designing has begun. Tony B
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Last Post by Quorneng 26 May 2017 11:15
Very nice. Retracts would be a real nightmare! :P :P
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A tiny scale plane
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Topic started 31 Mar 2013 23:27 by Quorneng
I have two small brushed motors with 2.5" dia props. [attachment] I have been thinking of what to do with them for some time. The 3.5oz Frog Wren at 25" span flies very well so I imagined some sort of 'twin' but I wanted it to be scale. The next problem is they are not very well matched for...
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Last Post by Eric 18 Apr 2017 21:56
Looks like it! :woohoo: - - Not so tiny, though! :evil:
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Topic started 18 Mar 2017 17:06 by Tony B
I thought i would revisit this model after the awful large balsa one went soo wrong. starting small this time with a baby 72" span version. if this one works ok i will build a bigger one to match Garry's Lancaster. first part of the drawings done, i need to draw up all the formers for the fuselage...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 31 Mar 2017 21:24
Those elves have been very busy Tony, nice work
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A W Ensign
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Topic started 15 Aug 2016 10:32 by Tony B
Started a new drawing this morning. [image]
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Last Post by Tony B 22 Jan 2017 20:52
Filled the hole in the top of the fuselage today. just needs covering and paint. still wondering about some braces on the u/c legs. hmmmmmmmmmmmm Tony B
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Topic started 09 Mar 2016 09:16 by The Beard
Mine arrived yesterday and incredible value for money from Kings Lynn Models .Ive bought the Siver Red Tail model already has decals and not a lot to do .Instructions as with any chinese model are vague but did come with receiver and controller which I wont use.One question ive never thought...
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Last Post by The Beard 20 Jan 2017 23:05
the new motor mount arrived theyve brought the motor mount on the fuselage forward and its more securelyu glued in much better design hoping to bring the model in from the cold shed over the weekend and rebuild it onto the new fuselage
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Topic started 02 Apr 2014 09:12 by The Beard
After a round trip of 145 miles last night this is what I picked up and its gorgeous.Im hoping an SC 52 4 stroke will fit.It had a Laser 50 in it ,would have liked to have bought that also [image]
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Last Post by The Beard 17 Dec 2016 01:24
another day with little wind and aftyer sorting the throttle servo out I took off.Had a very good long flight really brings a smile to my face as I fly around with it.This time no dead stick and decided better land before I ran out .dropped the revs and did a long turn with plenty of room and it...
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Vickers Varsity
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Topic started 19 Jun 2016 11:38 by Tony B
just doing some doodles for this future project. [attachment]
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Last Post by Septic 22 Oct 2016 22:53
Looks stunning Tony well done :)
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Topic started 15 May 2013 00:16 by a4kskyhawk
well i have had a change at flying eg no time, so I'm doing plastic kits and collecting dicast models. the scale i am doing is 1/48 and maybe some 1/72 scale. the dicast collection is scale 1/72 and 1/100 some corgi and book collection. also my post will include building projects.dc3,uh1...
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Last Post by a4kskyhawk 09 Sep 2016 22:55
just been mucking around on a corsair using the air brush, i have done a dark blue and then lighter post shade to give a warn look. [attachment]
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Topic started 04 Jul 2016 13:35 by martynk
Its a while since I started a thread here.. However, thanks to Andy Sephton and Danny Fenton who jointly have reignited my interest in indoor scale models. The last indoor scale comp I flew in was at Rochdale in 1974(ish), so its been a while. I bought this Peck kit a couple of years ago as a...
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Last Post by martynk 04 Aug 2016 09:23
Good grief, its nearly a month since I last posted on this. A good excuse though, my daughter got married last weekend - a fantastic day - but in the run up I have been making things for the wedding like signs. The Peanuts were carefully packed away (in reality dumped in a box and pushed in a...
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