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Thread: Another Shop Going?
16/08/2017 16:04:09

I too wish them all the best.

At least it shows that some people are still willing to invest in our hobby and we know it won't be easy for them.

It might actually do very well. After all, what else is there to do in Morecambe ? devil

Thread: Low wing trainer kit
15/08/2017 14:09:57

Email sent.

15/08/2017 13:51:08

Hi Steve.

Do you have a spare 30 - 40 4 stroke ?

Thread: Looking for a couple of things...
14/08/2017 20:42:14

All 3 plans are available to download on Outerzone.

Thread: Plans anyone ?
14/08/2017 20:25:27

Many thanks to Mowerman.

I picked up his plans collection the other day and am starting to scan them for my collection..

This might take a short while (495 of them !)

They are all free plans taken from British model magazines.

If anyone is looking for an old free plan and article let me know. It might be here. I will not be keeping the originals. I have someone who will take any that are left when I have finished, but I'm offering them on here first. There is only one copy of each plan, so when they are gone, they are gone.

Thread: Is it Windy?
11/08/2017 21:43:59

I have an old electric mixer. It's tired, makes a lot of noise and complains when I ask it to do too much.

There again, I'm single, so who am I to make comparisons ? angel

11/08/2017 18:28:34

For a change it's not windy here this evening in North Yorkshire.

It's foggy and pouring it down. sad

Going to Elvington tomorrow and what's the forecast ?


Thread: Plans anyone ?
09/08/2017 19:43:59

That's right Jim.

The idea was to design an aircraft so easy to fly that anyone who could drive a car would be able to fly it.

A great idea from a sales point of view, but attracted very little interest and disappeared, along with a lot of other novel ideas.

I have a glass fibre and foam wing kit to build at sometime. Bought off ebay a couple of months ago for £26.00 including postage !!!  Approx 60ins  span. It's a bit like a twin rudder Yamamoto.

Edited By kevin b on 09/08/2017 19:47:09

Thread: Web Design Software
09/08/2017 18:10:45

I'm not dismissive of FB, being of a "certain age". However I do consider it as the washing line of the internet.

Personally I use a tumble drier. It's not as cheap, but I get to choose who sees my underwear. cheeky

Thread: Marutaka Ju87B
06/08/2017 18:43:17

Never seen a 6 wheel Stuka before ! devil

05/08/2017 17:15:37

And you will need lots of ventilation.

Using it in the kitchen is NOT a good idea.

Might be an idea to wear plastic / rubber gloves as well.

Edited By kevin b on 05/08/2017 17:18:54

Thread: Support Your Local Club
04/08/2017 15:05:57
Posted by Andy48 on 04/08/2017 13:25:57:
Posted by bouncebounce crunch on 02/08/2017 00:26:07:

ever asked science and technology faculties at high schools if they have a class that could be involved?

Don't need to ask, the answer is very straightforward. Schools are bound by GCSE Exam syllabus and by the National Curriculum that has been in force for nearly 30 years. There is little or nothing in either subject that relates to model flying.

It's not just model flying.

We do not teach young people manual skills any more. Neither as teachers, or as parents. By 17 years of age it is too late.

Thread: Marutaka Ju87B
03/08/2017 22:45:22
Posted by Stevo on 03/08/2017 21:09:55:
Balsa is classified as a hardwood.. 😉

Sorry, I didn't realise it was a balsa dowel.

Probably curve radius tighter than wood thickness.

Wouldn't carving a piece be easier and lighter than trying to shape filler ?

Thread: G-FOUR
03/08/2017 21:27:58

If you consider the time taken to drink the malt and the fuel cost for flying 4 x OS40s, the malt is probably cheaper per hour. devil

Thread: Model Technics at the Nationals
03/08/2017 21:18:38

Sorry. Not going to the Nats, but I would advise anybody who is to pick up some fuel while you're there. You won't get it any cheaper !

Thread: Little Miss Honky Tonk
03/08/2017 21:12:42

As long as Mr Miller is still designing aeroplanes for the rest of us to build, all is well with the world.

Another nice one Peter.

Thread: Marutaka Ju87B
03/08/2017 21:06:13

Hardwoods do seem to steam bend a lot easier than softwoods, though I don't know why.

BEB could probably explain it, but would we be able to understand ? wink 2

Thread: Stripping paint
03/08/2017 20:57:09

Sanding is really the best option. Use wet & dry, wet with a drop of washing up liquid in the water to help prevent clogging. Use a fairly coarse grit. 180 to 240 should be ok.

What type of paint is it ? You could try thinners, but don't soak it.

Most paint strippers will attack the resin, and if they don't, they aren't very good paint strippers !

Thread: Traplet statement
03/08/2017 20:50:31
Posted by trebor on 03/08/2017 19:20:18:

I won't be spending money with this company, I thought the assets should have been sold off to pay what's owed.


They will have been sold for the best figure the liquidators could probably get and the money has to be used to pay creditors.

What is winding people up is that they have been sold to the same people who owned the previous company. Not withstanding that those people have lost any money they had invested in the business and may even be liable as individuals for any outstanding loans to the company. The fact that they are prepared to pick up and try again in a not very lucrative market I for one applaud.

As somebody said in an earlier post. Nobody died.

03/08/2017 20:37:06
Posted by kc on 03/08/2017 18:50:41:

Kevin I think you should have said RCM not RM as you were presumably referrring to RC Modeler ( of USA) We normally use RM to stand for Radio Modeller ( UK magazine and now part of RCME)

You are correct, of course kc. Thanks for that.

Just as a thought, I wonder how many magazines dedicated to r/c model aircraft there are left now in the English speaking part of the world ? I tried Googling, but didn't get very far. There doesn't seem to be a lot out there.

Note to Editor. DO NOT RETIRE ! surprise

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