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Member postings for KiwiKid

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Thread: Modellers terms/phrases ?
09/11/2017 23:14:33
Posted by Peter Miller on 09/11/2017 18:19:19:

It will look OK at 50 feet

Similarly: : "You won't see it when it's flying"

Thread: Oracover Chrome
31/10/2017 00:35:23

Hehe - you really have to be something of a masochist to attempt covering with that stuff. I had a go once and quickly decided dark blue was a better bet. You really have to spend extra special time on surface prep as the Chrome will mercilessly show up every ridge and indention in your hadiwork for all the world to see.

Done well, however, it is a thing of beauty laugh

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Edited By KiwiKid on 31/10/2017 00:58:01

Thread: Youtube, Vimeo and Photobucket videos
28/10/2017 04:33:19

Yes you have it right on the vid loading John.

Regarding Albums, you can add pics to existing albums.

Firstly, there are two Album tabs.

The first one is in the black bar on the forum header - this one just shows you the albums that have had recent additions to them. Quite entertaining to have a squiz at if you have some time to kill.

The second one is on the maroon coloured bar. This tab takes you to your album. Once there you can create a new album or add to an existing one. Most folks keep individual albums for each model and a "dump" album to put pics in for general forum use. To add pics to an existing album, go to that album and click on "Edit Photos", this takes you to the album's contents, then click on "Add More Photos". From there just select from your comp. Once completed, scroll down to the bottom of the pics and select "Save Changes" - job done.

Thread: JP Albatross Glider
27/10/2017 08:08:38

Hi Mike, assume this is the model you have?


I have a couple of similar models and, yes, they balance nicely with the cg around one third of the w/s. Just do some unpowered glide tests to see how it feels.

It would appear to have an all flying horizontal stab? If so, yes, you will not need much deflection for general flying.

Thread: Guinness.....
27/10/2017 03:40:44

Certainly looks like it - LOL. Well spotted. With the prevalence of smart phones and vid capable cameras about, you really have to assume that you are under constant surveillance these days.


26/10/2017 12:37:12

Haha, yes you do not get to those speeds without a good deal of preparation.

I like the vertical fin bases enclosing the elevon pushrods. Gotta try that sometime.


Thread: Can you identify this slope soarer?
25/10/2017 12:47:27

It certainly looks like a home brewed Phase 6 when you see the two together.

phase 6.jpg

Love Chris' colour schemes - I borrowed this one for my Hi Phase.


Thread: PSS Models FOR SALE or WANTED
24/10/2017 14:02:28
Posted by Andy Meade on 24/10/2017 09:02:12:

I have drilled the fuselage for the addition of snakes to control the tails, with the intention of using asymmetric movement on the rudder stick - as per my F15 and Su27.

Haha, that's a turn up. I have one of those Mig 29's and plan to do a PSS conversion on it. Regarding your above comment, could you (in small words) just explain how this works in practice - ta.

Thread: A lovely heather lined hillside and the menacing sound track
20/10/2017 14:22:08

Wow - really enjoyed that Mark. Great vid and flying - the only way we are going to see a Vulcan cliff top fly by now laugh

Thread: Phone Volume
19/10/2017 07:19:35

An elderly flying buddie of mine has a set up straight out of Star Trek. He keeps his phone in his shirt pocket and has it on vibrate with a link to his hearing aid via Bluetooth and activates it by touching any button through his clothing. It can be a bit un-nerving as he sometimes gets a call while flying, just touches his chest and starts talking.

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
18/10/2017 01:56:09
Posted by Andy Meade on 16/10/2017 15:04:01:

Everything I had that was worthwhile processing is here on my blog yes

Thanks Andy - great stuff. Couple of extra pics of your A-4 there Ade.

Thread: Good movie to watch on BBC TWO 13.00 and later on on BBC i-player.
17/10/2017 13:57:51

Kiwi commercial airline pilot Graeme Frew and his team recently competed with their Mig3 "Full Noise" at the Reno Championship Air Races in Nevada and had a little tribute to Burt on the Mig.



17/10/2017 11:00:20

It was quite a neat piece of kit for it's day.


Thread: Facebook Cover Competition
17/10/2017 10:30:58
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 16/10/2017 19:41:09:

one will have to be a good flyer/photographer to take a snap of ones own model in flight, unless it is permitted for some one else to fly your plane for you

Yes, I think what the OP (Old Pilot) has said indicates that the pic should be of your model or a pic that you took and yes, it needs to be in "skinny" landscape format to a ratio of about 1:2.5, like so.

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Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
16/10/2017 14:40:10

Any chance of some more pics from the last session smile p

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
10/10/2017 10:03:27

Very impressive build Andy - that JASDF camo is very striking. Lot of work and quids to biff off a cliff - respect!smile d

Thread: Harrier Jump Jet- The aeromodelling Holy Grail !!!!
09/10/2017 04:49:08
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 09/10/2017 02:42:16:

and now for my next trick

Antigravity? It's just about as hard to achieve. laugh

Well done Tony - people have been trying to crack this nut for over 30 years with varying levels of success.

Skymasters jets have recently put a phenomenal amount of R&D work into a turbine version and are currently doing airframe flight tests with another motor before fitting the 40KG thrust variable thrust engine they have developed in conjunction with JetCat.



Thread: What's flying over your house
05/10/2017 10:50:04

Greetings from up the road Nigelcheeky

Those Galaxies are a pretty impressive sight and an amazing piece of hardware.


Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
01/10/2017 10:09:30

The inboard exhausts on the starboard engine are placed underneath the wing to provide uninterrupted airflow to the supercharger intake. This arrangement was not repeated on the port nacelle, where both exhausts were positioned above the wing.


Thread: Hobby King Venom
26/09/2017 13:51:57
Posted by Piers Bowlan on 26/09/2017 06:22:59:

This is a great flying model which also doubles as a PSS slope soarer.Enjoy.

Yip yip, the Vamp makes a neat sloper. You can fly it as is with some EDF back up. Or, if you want a bit better performance, or your slope is a bit iffie about liops, you can make a dedicated sloper by blocking off the intakes - like so (maybe paint the intake covers black though):

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