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Member postings for kevin b

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Thread: AirSail Piper Tomahawk restoration
14/04/2018 19:33:15

Well done Jon.

Any photos?

If anyone is interested, I have a couple of old stock Piper Tomahawk kits left (I haven't built mine yet).

Thread: There went another one.
12/04/2018 16:54:32

Don't know if anyone has mentioned about this. I couldn't find any reference on the forum.


Thread: Model identification help
29/03/2018 18:15:20

First, or second ? devil

Thread: Free Plans
28/03/2018 18:47:36

Peter Rake appears to be downloading his plans onto Hip Pocket Aeronautics free sharing site.


Thanks Peter.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
22/03/2018 23:02:40

In keeping with the very first post in the thread.

We had a witch hovering over the flying field on her broomstick the other day.

We told her to clear off because we don't allow crones. crook

Ok. I know where my coat is.

Edited By kevin b on 22/03/2018 23:13:45

22/03/2018 22:57:47

You can get it here.


Thread: Complaint to mods
22/03/2018 19:34:23

I have just created a thread which was immediately (probably automatically) removed.

I think the reason was because it was titled with a fictional character from a world famous author's novels. Part of the name was the same as a well known public figure whose actions regularly cause hilarity and concern at the same time. The name in this context had no connection whatsoever with that person and in my opinion, as it is a common surname in this country, the action of removing the thread amounts to unnecessary censorship and may possibly considered in breach of my rights as a contributor to this forum.

The thread only contained information regarding our hobby and was an attempt to assist the original thread writer's attempt to create interest in a hobby related item.

The mods could have altered the title of the original writer's thread, or advised him to do so. Considering some of the content I have seen in threads on the forum. I feel the need to comment.

The moderators job is not an easy one and I generally feel they do a great (unpaid) job, but none of us are perfect and these comments are intended to be constructive. The possible use (in this case) of AI censoring thread content is a very worrying thought for the future.

22/03/2018 18:43:46

Steve's site is an excellent resource for aero modellers and aircraft enthusiasts.

I use it a lot and contribute as much as I can.

If anyone has any books, or magazines they want to share, but can't or don't want to spend hours scanning them, let me know. I am quite happy to scan and return them (at no cost), so that they be made available on the Outerzone website. The same applies to plans.

You can pm me with details first to avoid any duplication.

Please note that all material must no longer be readily available to purchase elsewhere from legitimate suppliers.

Kevinb Free plans, peace and love (Congratulations Ringo).

Thread: AirSail Piper Tomahawk restoration
20/03/2018 22:32:38

Hi Jon.

The kits will probably be going into full production the early part of next year. Some of them need new build manuals as the old ones are just fold out sheets (just like KeilKraft), which won't do for the modern builder. So guess who is doing the building ?

How are you going with the petrol Laser ? Haven't heard much for a while and what about the Laser induction electric motor I have heard about ? A little bird tells me we are due for some information soon.

20/03/2018 14:53:19

Things have moved on a bit, but only very slowly !

Unfortunately Dylan is now unable to continue with the laser cutting and kit manufacturing.

I am currently working my way through the (still) large pile of bits and have been able to produce a few kits from them. Spare canopies and cowls are not a problem.

Unfortunately no Chipmunks yet (lack of wood), but I can supply a few Gas Buggies, Voltimers, Volksplanes, Beavers, Austers (1900mm span) and Tomahawks.

If anyone is interested please pm me. I am not intending to market them retail.

I have also been in touch with a manufacturer, who wants to produce and sell the kits. My part will then be to help with R&D, to which there is another model at the prototype stage, with more to come.

I promised Brian Borland I would find a home for the kits in the U.K. It is just a shame that I was unable to do so before he passed away. However the new potential owners are keen to see the Airsail brand remain and grow and I, hopefully will be able to assist them

Kevin b Airsail news dept.

Edited By kevin b on 20/03/2018 14:55:37


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Edited By kevin b on 20/03/2018 15:00:13

Thread: Soaked In Fuel Removal
18/03/2018 19:12:25

The best way to get rid of fuel soaked balsa is with a match. face 1

If you are recovering, then replace the affected wood with fresh.

You could try, as others have advised, to seal it, but you will never get rid of it.

This is due to the cellular structure of the wood (see Biggles elder brother for details)..

Thread: Bushwhacker Digital Article
18/03/2018 18:55:01

Pm sent.

Thread: Newbie Builder
15/03/2018 23:07:30

P.m sent.

15/03/2018 21:47:31

How about one of these ?


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Fairly straight forward kit and very reasonably priced. wink 2

Kevin b Airsail Volksplane dept.

Thread: HK's "Sale now on".....or not
08/03/2018 14:21:09

It's no different to the ebay sellers who list items on auction, only to remove them the day before the auction finishes, because the price isn't within £1.00 of the price the same seller is selling as buy-it-now.

There is nothing new in marketing.

If it looks too good to be true it probably isn't

Ain't no such thing as a free lunch. wink 2

Thread: Airsail Auster AOP9
26/02/2018 22:16:53

Hi Kev.

PM me with your email address and I will send you a copy of the plan

There will shortly be a few kits available, made up from the old stock (there was more than we thought !)

Kevin b

Thread: Pedantic
26/02/2018 12:33:29
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 26/02/2018 00:21:05:

Bored are we gents?

Yes, the weather is terrible isn't it. Even worse is the effect no flying has on the psyche of the average aeromodeller, most distressing.

Never mind chaps, Matron will be round with the happy pills soon! wink 2


Picked mine up from the doctors last week.

Only managed 2 hours flying so far this year and thought we haven't had a wind up for a while, though I do honestly get cross some times at the abuse of the English language. There again maths and physics is more important in education these days. It's just a shame that "Johnny Foreigner" seems to do a better job at it than indigenous Brits.

Oh well. Back to the padded cell. devil

25/02/2018 23:21:20

Sarik Hobbies are up and running, and I wish them every success.

However their advert on the site (look to your right and down) has me a little concerned.

It refers to them being the largest UK store for model plans.

The word "store" in this context is an American word, not English (UK).

In English a store is somewhere where items are kept, unless the word is prefixed with another such as "Department" or "Village".

I think it could be argued that Outerzone and Aerofred both store far more plans, even though they do not sell them (Aerofred do offer to print them for you - at a price and will also supply laser cut parts, I am given to understand). They are also both UK based.

So an English company is using American terminology to promote its English heritage ?

It would be interesting to see what the Advertising Standards Agency think.


Edited By kevin b on 25/02/2018 23:22:16

Thread: RCM&E March 2018 issue
24/02/2018 00:46:19

Outerzone have 2 plans.


and here


Thread: A Very vintage vintage
17/02/2018 20:39:30

Can you put a pilot in it please.

Nothing looks worse than a cockpit that is empty.

Better to have no cockpit !

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