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Thread: Electricity Pylon Interference?
22/05/2018 14:40:54
Posted by J D 8 on 22/05/2018 14:09:19:

That it was carbon fiber,nice and conductive ?

Oh yes, electricity can be conducted as the electrons are able to pick up the charge, move along the layers and conduct the charge to the rest of the circuit. ​The electrons in carbon are loosely bonded and, when energized, tend to repel each other, with sometimes explosive results!

22/05/2018 12:58:47
Posted by FlyinBrian on 22/05/2018 08:33:14:

Probably the most dangerous of the OH cables are those carried on wooden poles, these are 11 or 33KV and the cables are close enough together for a model to touch two wires at once - could be interesting!

Interesting indeed - that's a 750 quid competition DLG going poof!

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Not much left.

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Thread: RC1528 - Avro Vulcan C o G
22/05/2018 06:05:46
Posted by William Macleod on 20/05/2018 17:09:51:

Do you want me to try and get you the magazine and plan and post it to NZ. there is also a video on you tube of graham folding the depron wings.

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Thanks Bill, but if I build another I had been planning on getting one of the larger balsa kits designed by Graham.

22/05/2018 06:02:53

Sure Ray, you can never have too many Vulcans.

Rather a unique colour scheme - is that scale for desert operations?

Reminds me of a model built by a lovely young lady in her London flat a few years back smiley

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20/05/2018 16:52:58

Hi William, is this you and Graham strutting your stuff? Awsum flying and spectacle.

Thread: PSS Models FOR SALE or WANTED
17/05/2018 01:31:42
Posted by Andy Meade on 15/05/2018 11:33:06:

If it was getting pushed back or flying slowly, I'd say yes intakes might get opened out. I can't see how that would affect the up-trim though.

Hi Andy, could it be an incidence issue with the canards?

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Thread: Blohm & Voss
16/05/2018 10:04:14

I just remembered that Harry Twist made a PSS model a while back of what I think was a 215. You could PM him for details as it could probably be adapted for EDF or pusher configuration.

Some build pics are here: **LINK**

Edited By KiwiKid on 16/05/2018 10:14:22

Thread: PSSA Chat
14/05/2018 11:53:56

I had seen most these before, but this BWB is a new one and quite a stunner.

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The model is not strictly speaking PSS as it is based on a concept drawing, but is a great achievement. This pic of it before the detailing shows that the layout is fairly straight forward, but the devil is in the detail with flying wings.

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13/05/2018 05:17:38

Some neat PSSers (and their models) here on FB: **LINK**

Thread: RC1528 - Avro Vulcan C o G
12/05/2018 08:08:29

They look great William. I went for the camo/white colour scheme to assist with orientation and it really worked well. Also saved time leaving the underside in Solartex white - I just gave it a coat of clear sealer to help with keeping it clean.

That bmfa electric do sounds like fun - would really love to go to something like that. Do you know if there are some pics posted anywhere?

11/05/2018 15:11:01

Thanks Mark, it was a fun build. Quite keen to build a larger one, but it's quite a big time commitment.

Thread: Blohm & Voss
11/05/2018 05:49:53

Hi Rich, thanks, the X-8 is one of my favourite models and gets a lot of stick time as it's a fun parkflier and sloper.

The basic airframe can be sourced from a lot of FPV model shops, also EBay, AliExpress etc. Not sure where you are from, but if you are interested it would advisable to see if you have any outlets in your region as it's a big model and freight cost can be an issue. Product price is around USD170, but it is often on sale. I just grafted on some HobbyKing parkjet wings to the verts - added a cockpit and paint job and let her rip.

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Thread: RC1528 - Avro Vulcan C o G
10/05/2018 13:09:16

I was quite intrigued to follow this thread a couple of years ago as I had recently picked up a plan for the same slope scale Vulcan. The project arrived at the top of the build queue six months back and after around four months of toil off and on the build was completed.

It is, of course, semi scale with a 50% thinned wing, slope arifoil and thinned vetical stab to make it slippery for slopin'. I flew it nekkid for a couple of months and got a fair bit of stick time on her as I had set it up for parkflying (ie not too rowdy) with the motor positioned outside the fuse to move the prop away from the flight surfaces a bit. Experimenting with this on other models, I have found that it results in around a 60% reduction in noise levels from the pusher prop set up. The model is powered by a 3S system which gives it a good flight envelope allowing for more than scale flight. Wings are covered in Solartex, the fuse is balsa covered in brown paper with a plastic nose cone. folding prop is fitted to help with slopin' and belly landings.

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She has just emerged from the paint shop and completed a couple of successful remaiden flights.

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Rather pleased with how the model came out. No-one makes an ARF balsa or foam scale kit (there are some builders kits about) and it would be a bit of a risky venture, but Dynam might take it on as they are already pretty close with their recently released EDF Gloster Meteor and could probably get away with a similar power train in the Vulcan (or maybe some 80's) as it has a very lifty wing. I am thinking of starting a petition – LOL.

Had some fun in the sun today and shot some vid. Last job is to take her slopin'.

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
10/05/2018 07:02:40

Really been enjoying your build Greg. I have just finished a slap together semi scale powered sloper as a bit of a practice for building a bigger Vulcan when I can fit it in the build queue.

You have probably seen this presentation, but it has some really nice pics included: **LINK**

Thread: SWIMBO of the month
09/05/2018 11:19:56

I just came across this one the other day - kinda funny and sad at the same time.

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
08/05/2018 06:56:48

Some details here: **LINK**

Thread: PSS Models FOR SALE or WANTED
07/05/2018 23:08:24

Indeed - I think the red Reno racer is my favourite laugh

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Thread: Blohm & Voss
07/05/2018 22:34:45

Hi Rich, as far as I know there is no short kit for the 215 available.

There are free plans available however from this posting: **LINK**

I have always had a thing for the 215 and would like to build a good sized one when I can fit it in the build queue - meantime I bashed an FPV X-8 into a 2.8m w/s 215ish sort of thing and have been having a lot of fun with it as a park flyer and slope soarer.

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Thread: PSS Models FOR SALE or WANTED
07/05/2018 11:44:58

This Zero is actually a very good flier, the kit being "inspired" from a model designed by a renowned US enthusiast. His model was the subject of a group build a few years ago.

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
05/05/2018 10:09:35

Yip, I just made the front section a little more scale.

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