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Member postings for Cliff 1959

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Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
21/04/2017 22:54:12

Well I for one am truly enjoying my second scratch build this year, it poses construction problems and challenges which I eventually overcome with some head scratching, it's great fun and something I would thoroughly recommend for some serious relaxation and satisfaction.

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Edited By Cliff 1959 on 21/04/2017 22:59:14

Thread: Keil Kraft Pixie
05/04/2017 12:14:57
Joseph the dihedral was a little more than it was supposed to be but hay hoo! Video has a tendency to capture silly facial expressions but I was pleased with the flight.
Jim the Gipsy sounds nice I'll look forward to a video?
05/04/2017 09:12:25

I've posted this on my KeilKraft Pixie thread (**LINK**) but here it is again on The Video Channel.

Thread: KeilKraft Pixie
04/04/2017 22:02:53
Posted by john stones 1 on 04/04/2017 21:57:00:

Lovely Cliff, like the blue sky and clouds as well yes

Funny how the sky always looks so much better that what you remember. You watch other people's videos in foreign climes and marvel at the sky and scenery but, upon reflection, one's own is just as good!

04/04/2017 20:07:41

Well, here she is, test flew last Sunday in near perfect conditions, couple of clicks of right rudder and cruises nicely on half throttle, she flew for 17 minutes with 50 per cent left in the 1300 3s lipo.

31/03/2017 22:32:42

Well, she's all done, all I need now is a calmish day, the auw is 15.75oz ready to go, so not too bad. I'll post up the flying results soon.

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30/03/2017 22:41:51

Thanks Dwain, here's tonight's efforts.

wings decorated.jpg

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29/03/2017 22:24:37

Pictures from today, a plane simply cannot fly without a pilot!


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29/03/2017 22:10:07

Coming along nicely, this was a week ago.

fuz with wings.jpg

Thread: Wonderful Words of the past
19/03/2017 13:36:05
Upon seeing a bit of blue sky in an otherwise grey cloud cover an old lady I was travelling with said 'there wasn't enough sky to make a dutchman a pair of trousers'. I think you can transpose the lack of blue sky for anything you're short of. Not enough balsa etc would be fitting here!

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 19/03/2017 13:38:47

Thread: KeilKraft Pixie
18/03/2017 21:05:46

Hi Tim,

One month today and she's on her way, I'm using all the hardware from a scrapped Ultrafly Outrage Biplane park-flyer of a similar weight including the undercarriage mounting plate which allows the undercarriage to simply spring into place inside the moulding.

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Thread: Durafly Spitfire
17/03/2017 21:56:40

I've just got one as well Peter ... happy Summer days to come smiley

16/03/2017 21:35:38

I must admit seeing pictures of trophies being presented is scraping the barrel in my opinion but if you want to read something of real interest to your discipline then send something in and start the ball rolling.

Thread: Large electric glider
12/03/2017 21:01:33

Hi Peter

As folk haven't been rushing to offer advice, here's mine for what it's worth.

Incidentally do you have a manual, you can download one here: **LINK**

At least it is offset the right way for side thrust!, if you find it does affect the performance you could always dial in a bit of opposite aileron to correspond to your throttle setting if you have a computer radio. Maybe not ideal but you won't really know till you give it a go.

Thread: Durafly Spitfire
12/03/2017 10:37:21

Here's a short video of Peter Christy flying his Durafly Spitfire yesterday, he was lucky not to have a mid-air with the only other aircraft in the sky at the time though. His first landing was a creamer by the way but I didn't film it ... typical.

Thread: Winters Here Who's Been Flying ?
20/02/2017 19:52:02

Anyone can upload a picture of Stanstead and pretend it's their club field, good try though laugh

Thread: KeilKraft Pixie
19/02/2017 01:17:06

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the info, she's a lovely model.

18/02/2017 22:05:57

I'm going to build a little summer evening cruiser and have decided to scale up a KeilKraft rubber-powered Pixie, it's a delightful little plane and will come out at 46in, very light built-up construction and lite-span covered. It'll just be three channel and weigh about 1lb.

Any ideas on motor size, speed controller and battery. I have a few 2.2 three-cell lipos but will these be a bit heavy for a model of this construction? Anyway any advice gratefully received.


Edited By Cliff 1959 on 18/02/2017 22:07:06

Thread: Soaring when it's dark and cold outside.
15/02/2017 09:08:39

Apart from learning new 'tricks' on a simulator just being able to fly when the weather outside is less than hospitable is worth its weight in gold. smiley

Thread: Should you invite drone pilots to your field?
07/02/2017 20:57:41

Wow, thanks for all the ideas and comments guys, it seems everyone has a view ... which is how it should be. The experience of other clubs is exactly what I was hoping for, thanks again.

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