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Member postings for KiwiKid

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
27/04/2017 06:55:37

Here's a balsa bashing project I have been working on – the Sorcerer thermal glider built from Charlie Parker plans (produced in the early eighties).


The model is designed to fly on the dual rudders only, but performance was pretty sluggish, so I added ailerons. These work really well and make it agile enough for general park flying whilst still retaining good thermal performance.

Here's a vid of the maiden flight following the addition of ailerons.


25/04/2017 12:47:46

Good stuff Chris. You should be OK with the hand launches as long as you follow through with your hand on the launch. Thing is, you have to get it right every time. Here's a little check list I go through mentally as I launch a pusher: **LINK**

25/04/2017 00:10:05

Lovely looking Vulcan model Chris - always been a favourite of mine. I have been picking away at building a 1.5m version from some slope plans I had, redesigning the ugly slope nose to something more scale like. I want to fly it as a park flyer and like the way your dad mounted the outrunner on the tail. Having the motor mounted internally would look a bit more scale, but as with all pushers, results in a heck of a rowdy prop. Having it an inch or so clear of any wing or fuse structure results in an up to 60% reduction in noise volume which is important for park flying.

Just wondering what the model was covered with?

Thread: Chris Foss Fly-in
23/04/2017 16:21:16

Thanks cymaz - good to see wots wot.

22/04/2017 16:49:33

Any pics?

Would have loved to join you guys with my HiPhase, but the travel costs are killer - LOL.


Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2017
11/04/2017 22:29:00

Great pics Paul - really enjoyed them. Those last two were a crack up - captions anyone?


Thread: Jonathon Livingston Seagull
11/04/2017 07:31:50

This is the RC model used in the filming back in '73 - presumably the full size gulls didn't take direction well.

rcm 197311 j l seagull cover.jpg

Thread: The Sorcerer
09/04/2017 22:34:09

Here's a balsa bashing project I have been working on for a couple of years – The Sorcerer built from Charlie Parker plans (produced in the early eighties).

Well, after doing a bit every now and then, we finally got the beggar finished.








The model is designed to fly on the dual rudders only, but performance was pretty sluggish, so I added ailerons. These work really well and make it agile enough for general flying, particularly when you let loose with the twirly bit on the front. Also should make a good light wind sloper - I hope.



Had a successful re-maiden flight recently after fitting the ailerons - here's a vid.





Edited By KiwiKid on 09/04/2017 22:36:14

Thread: Jonathon Livingston Seagull
09/04/2017 12:12:02

It's quite amazing how people seem to identify with JLS and how long lasting the effect has been. I took the liberty of borrowing one of the songs to go on the vid of one of my slopers smiley



Edited By KiwiKid on 09/04/2017 12:14:16

Thread: It's a bit sad.
05/04/2017 03:22:39
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 04/04/2017 23:17:21:

.......but in the Russian theatre where its weaknesses (high alt performance) were not exposed it gave fritz a really hard time.

Yip! It's relative simplicity and ruggedness where also ideal for the Russian conditions.

p39 ruskie.jpg

601 Squadron at Duxford 1941/2

p39 601 squadron.jpg

They even had room to squeeze an extra bod in the nose for training.

p39 trainer.jpg

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
03/04/2017 22:31:35

This model (Dynam Waco) has been around for a few years now, but I just picked one up from Banggood for around 140 quid delivered PNP. Just changed out the ESC for my old favourite HK Plush 60. She's got a 3000 4S Graphene lipo in the tank which hits the cg sweat spot nicely.



Here's a short hat cam vid of the maiden a few days ago - just cruisin' around getting a feel for her - landings are a work in progress LOL.



Edited By KiwiKid on 03/04/2017 22:45:12

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
03/04/2017 22:19:33
Posted by The Wright Stuff on 03/04/2017 16:21:51:
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 03/04/2017 14:12:10:

Oh dear,....that one almost hurt!


Are injuries caused by bad jokes on an aeromodelling forum claimable under BMFA insurance?

I think you will find that you are only covered for cracked ribs.

Thread: Caption competition!
29/03/2017 20:54:22

You can pick up some bad habits hangin' out with slopers.

pss t-33 inverted launch.jpg

Edited By KiwiKid on 29/03/2017 20:55:13

29/03/2017 05:06:03
Posted by john stones 1 on 28/03/2017 18:34:48:

BMFA launch new "A" test.....

.... and no cheating.

taranis upside down.jpg

28/03/2017 12:58:18

That Merlin really needs fuel injection.

Thread: Greatest aeromodeller poem of all
26/03/2017 13:57:57
Posted by Pete B - Moderator on 26/03/2017 13:48:19:
Posted by Donald Fry on 26/03/2017 13:46:14:
Posted by cymaz on 26/03/2017 13:38:44:
Posted by Denis Watkins on 26/03/2017 12:36:55:
Posted by bouncebounce crunch on 26/03/2017 12:27:36:

I am an Aeromodeller no crashing is too hard.

But when it does happen, I pick up each shard.

The engine, tail and fuselage too,

And nothing too expensive to rue

Unless, of course, it's your pride and joy

But, remember, it's really only a toy

Thread: Spring is Here....
25/03/2017 21:42:54

Hope you guys get some good stick time in after flinging off your winter garments wink

"Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly -- and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing."

bot & hawk.jpg

Thread: I love the experimental, especially when they work
24/03/2017 01:48:54

Yes, it's quite amazing the things that can be made to fly. I have been flying a couple of hydros for years and they never cease to entertain me. They do not so much fly as surf on the air and are kept aloft by a touch of up elevator and their air speed.



Some of you will be aware of the Inter-Ex meets in Europe where like minded tinkerers meet up to exchange ideas and show off their latest inventions - great stuff.



ring thing.jpg


Edited By KiwiKid on 24/03/2017 02:02:17

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
13/03/2017 13:12:40

Ben was in the dog box good and proper this time. Forgot the wedding anniversary again. His wife was livid and demanded "There had better be something in the driveway tomorrow morning that does 0 to 200 in less than six seconds or your life won't be worth living!" Ben got up early the next morning and left for work. His wife got up later and looked out at the driveway. There was a smallish package sitting there in the middle of the driveway so she went and retrieved it and brought it into the house. Once all the packaging was removed Ben's wife found a brand new set of bathroom scales. Ben has been missing for some time.

Thread: Flyer's RNZAF 50th Anniversary A4
10/03/2017 16:11:29

Your Scooter is coming along nicely. Interesting to note that the anniversary of the build start date is just around the corner - no pressure LOL. Here is perhaps a little bit of inspiration for the 50th Anniversary scheme: **LINK**

Being 2017, it is now the 80th Anniversary of the formation of the RNZAF and we recently had a very well presented celebratory airshow. It was great to see the RAF A400 making the huge effort to get here to join in the celebrations: **LINK**

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