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Thread: Newbie plane choice
25/02/2017 21:00:47

Hi Rich.

AXN Floater-jet (HobbyKing Clouds Fly).

I have one and they are easy to fly. Needs to be fairly calm though.

Helpful if you can get a mate to launch it for you as they tend to dip on launch if you don't get it quite right (pusher prop pointing downhill).

Not difficult to put together, but have a look here **LINK**

I would also follow the advice to use a rubber band as an additional canopy retainer !

Edited By kevin b on 25/02/2017 21:02:05

Thread: Plans exchange
22/02/2017 13:53:00


I have a 3 view drawing if that is of any use to you.

pm me your e-mail address and I will send it.


Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
10/02/2017 18:20:35

A friend of mine would appreciate your last post BEB.

She's a senior lecturer in medical ethics. teeth 2

Thread: Painting gone wrong
01/02/2017 21:42:56

The only models you can dry in an oven at anything above room temperature are metal ones.

Plastic models melt and wood "breathes", so that as the paint dries, so does the wood and air trapped in it has to go somewhere. Usually out through the freshly applied paint !

Also you would be very lucky if it came out of the oven anywhere near straight. Heat and wood do not mix, unless you are using it for reshaping.


Note :     80 degrees  is the temperature we bake motor vehicles at when we repair them. Anything higher and you      start to melt things, such as tyres !!!

Edited By kevin b on 01/02/2017 21:46:43

Thread: New Laser engines. What do you want?
27/01/2017 18:37:06

Yes please !!!

Thread: Opinions please
21/01/2017 15:31:49

Have a look at the Etronix range.


I have had one for a couple of years now and am very happy with it.

It depends what you mean by reasonable. If I assume you mean price, then cheap is not always cheerful, particularly with chargers. You are probably better advised to go for a lower spec quality manufacturer, rather than a high spec copy, or unknown brand.

Asking on here is a good start. yes

Edited By kevin b on 21/01/2017 15:32:30

Thread: 2A0 Plan Copying and parts cutting
21/01/2017 15:24:49

PM sent.

Thread: Confessions of a Bodger
20/01/2017 22:10:45

Interesting thread BEB.

My take is that model kits are designed for people who like to build them and construct them in their own way.

Whereas the bike rack is designed for people with lots of spare cash, who like dress up in Lycra for no logical reason, put illegal white flashing lights on the front of their machines and have to wear cameras on their heads (Unlike other well adjusted cycle riders). devil

It's just a pity that most of this high quality technology isn't made in Britain (apart from Laser engines).

Thread: Why does this happen?
18/01/2017 20:34:17

Short answer to the original question.

Because its British.............and not a Laser. teeth 2

Thread: Duplicate of SC (ASP) FS400AR 5 Cylinder Radial
15/01/2017 22:23:32

I saw it.

It's not me, but if someone has one and doesn't want it...............


Thread: Flair Puppeteer Plans Help please
12/01/2017 18:49:22

PM sent.

Thread: Scale rescale
11/01/2017 20:20:45

Thanks for the information guys.

I think I will go with the plan as is. If I build light and it is ok, fine. If not I could always put a bigger engine in it. I have a spare Irvine 60 2 stroke !!!

10/01/2017 20:20:56

I wonder if anyone can offer advice please.

I have been looking for a nice scale biplane to put my OS 40FS in. Something a bit "different", but vintage.

I have found a nice plan ate 41ins span (1/9th scale), but it is for a 45-60 four stroke.

I wondered if I reduced the scale down to 37.5ins (1/10th scale) and build light, would that be about right for my engine ? Scaling down plans is not a problem to me.

I did consider trying to build the original very light, but of course there is the drag factor as well.

It's curious that when I look at the old free flight plans the engines are all under half the size of the modern RC equivalents, but I suppose they weren't intended to perform aerobatics (intentionally) !

Thread: Ebay sellers...
10/01/2017 18:22:56

Here's some New Year Stats for you.

I have just perused e-bay in the Rc department. I searched for "Kit".

19290 items

192 auction only

125 of those in the UK

That wasn't just aeroplanes either and most of those have start prices over 70% of retail !

Glad I did my buying and stocked up several years ago. teeth 2

03/01/2017 19:41:07

Fair condition maybe.

Fair price. NO

03/01/2017 18:56:40


"Vintage isn't the word I would use to describe it !!!

Thread: JR closing down?
01/01/2017 22:15:13
Time will tell - "Futaba will never go" eh - well they probably said the same about JR!

And Graupner, And Flair. Oh, and what happened to Airfix and Keilkraft ?

However, with the financial clout that Futaba have behind them it would be a very worrying time for the rest of the industry if they closed !

Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
01/01/2017 13:11:50

Would need to be a big tranny and piloted by an octopus ! cheeky

Thread: JR closing down?
01/01/2017 11:11:05

I don't think the hobby has declined as much, but I think that we are probably spending less money. How many of us now own at least 4 transmitters and probably 3 times as many receivers ? There comes a time when you reach saturation point, partly due to the reliability of modern technology. How many covering manufacturers are there, and how many non-specialist engine manufacturers ? Our hobby has gone in leaps and bounds over the last few years, mainly due to the toy industry and also mobile phone technology. I think we are now entering a period of change. This is not necessarily a negative thing, although I can see the hobby becoming more expensive on new purchases. I'm afraid that the cheap and cheerful days are over and we are going back to how it was in the 50's and 60's when hobby items were relatively more expensive (as was decent food). Those of us who can remember those days know that we can use our resourcefulness to enjoy our hobby without great expense and should encourage newcomers that they also can.

Thread: Five Years Of Outerzone
28/12/2016 22:00:27

Steve is a really nice, helpful guy and I know for a fact that it does NOT make a profit. The advertising doesn't cover the costs of overheads. The purpose of Outerzone is to provide the great resource it is and this in turn is helpful to Steve, so it is a win-win situation. If plans are commercially available Steve usually pulls them from the list. The grey area is regarding plans that were originally given away "free". As Outerzone distributes plans freely, then there should be no problem over copyright as no profit is made and the original designers are always acknowledged. As are the people who donate the plans.

It's the free plan providers who offer to print them for you (at a price) who are breaking the law.

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