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Member postings for Martyn K

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Thread: Civilian Coupe (1932)
23/05/2017 09:54:03

Stunning model and photos Tim..

Can you share some photos of your Studio as well please?


Thread: Classic Aerobatic Model Photo Thread
22/05/2017 11:44:08

That looks great Steve. Very tidy indeed

Thread: Trent 20 event 21 May 2017
22/05/2017 11:17:38

Delighted that it was a great day for you...

Thread: UKCAA Watford - 14th May 2017
12/05/2017 10:02:13

Hi all.

Unfortunately due to a poor weather forecast we have decided to postpone this event and will reschedule for later in the year

Thread: elevator unresponsive
09/05/2017 15:56:22

That suggests the CG is correct for the wing incidence. Moving the CG back will make it over elevated. I suspect the problem is the elevator is too flexible or problems with the linkage. Can you post some photos?

Thread: Martyn's Chippie - G-APYG
09/05/2017 13:45:35

Thanks Tim

Not much craftsmanship here, more like bodgmanship

By the way

I found this photo guide for the Chippie on the Britmodeller website

Edited By Martyn K on 09/05/2017 13:46:05

Thread: elevator unresponsive
09/05/2017 13:25:41

That would indicate a CG slightly too far forward but would also suggest that it should recover naturally from a dive.

Do you have to hold up elevator for straight and level or will it fly hands off?

09/05/2017 12:07:46

It could be that the elevator is being blown flat - dont underestimate the load on the elevator.

Is the aircraft responsive in normal flight?

Thread: Martyn's Chippie - G-APYG
09/05/2017 12:02:44

It was all going so well then I went on holiday for a week and since then its been a case of "errrrrr what do I do"? Mojo well and truly misplaced.

Still working on the cockpit detail but I realised I needed a couple of pilots. My seats are too high - as is the floor so scale things with depth just were not looking as right as they should

So I needed some pilots. Eventually at a local Antiques and Bric a Brac emporiums on one of the last stalls I found 2 Action Men and one Ken (Barbies other half). Poor Ken, looks such a wimp compared with the muscular AM but then I realised he has a better physique than me so I'll shut up.

Clearly - with the reduced height seat and floor they don't fit so they have had their lower torsos removed by the bandsaw. I didn't hear any screaming but my daughters will never speak to me again.






Blood and guts have been washed away.

They look about the right size.Ken is definitely a hippy and I'd better get some clothes on the front one in case Ken gets the wrong idea.

More to come - but slowly.


Thread: Classic Aerobatic Model Photo Thread
03/05/2017 09:31:02
Posted by steve 1 on 02/05/2017 22:05:01:

This is my Slik Fli I have nearly finished I have sprayed it in the same colour scheme my dad did his in years ago I just have the gold strip between the white and red left to do then the painting is finished. I am struggling a little with the canopy I have e mailed vortex vacforms to see if they have anything that may be suitable any body have any other ideas please.



I have more photos in my album with dimensions of the canopy on.


That's very nice Steve

We had two Slik Flis at the last Loughborough UKCAA Fly-in.. Very nice aeroplanes indeed


Thread: UKCAA - Loughborough - 22 April 2017
02/05/2017 17:48:25

This was a superb event as the photos below will testify. Over 20 pilots and 45 classic airframes on display and flown during the day. This is the largest number of classic airframes ever assembled in one place as far as I am aware - anywhere...

Loughborough MFC were superb hosts - many thanks to them once again.








Unusually, more Dalotels than Curares - thanks to Martin Macintosh but a really eclectic mix of airframes from the 1960's through to the 1990's.

Thread: UKCAA Watford - 14th May 2017
02/05/2017 17:34:43

The next UKCAA event will be on the 14th May kindly hosted by Watford Wayfarers MFC

This event is primarily a Fly-in (at a superb location) with a 1 round Novice and Intermediate contest to be held over the lunch break.

Please note that the Trent 20 event has been slipped until Sunday the 21st May, not the 13th May as originally published. The revised events calendar is on-line on the UKCAA website.

The Watford Wayfarers flying field can be found here:


For SatNav Users, the nearest postcode is the White Hart Public House which is located at postcode HP5 3RL

with Lat Long

51°43'29.4"N 0°33'14.3"W or 51.72482,-0.5561557

Note the access path is immediately alongside the White Hart Pub. Please drive VERY SLOWLY due to horses and pedestrians.

A BBQ will be laid on, but please bring your own food to burn/cook

Don't forget to bring your own liquid refreshment.

This is a noise sensitive site and models may be subject to a noise check before they are allowed to fly.

Please PM me if you would like to attend and you are not a UKCAA member

For those who would like to take part in the very low key contest, Schedules etc are available for download from the ukcaa website.

Best wishes


Thread: Classic Aerobatic Model Photo Thread
02/05/2017 11:05:28

The Gangster 63 was the 'Control' model in the 'Flying Radio Control Aerobatics' book in the RC Handbooks series.

Although it was described as a 'sports aerobat', the model proportions were very similar to the 'professional' aerobatic aircraft of the era. A Highly under-rated design IMHO.

Thread: John O'Donnel
28/04/2017 09:28:37

I was notified last week. I first met John in 1970 when he visited our club - Syke Juniors - to report in aeromodeller for a contest against Whitefield (his club) juniors. I was rather chuffed that I got my photo in aeromodeller (at the periphery) at the time.

Memorial page here:


Thread: Tuned pipes
27/04/2017 17:26:18

I have a few pipes that I may not use. They are not pristine by any stretch of the imagination.

Have you measured the exhaust timing on the engine? A pipe may not actually bring any real benefit if it has a 'sport' timing which is typical on the AX range.

PM me if you want to try one but I suspect it may not bring any benefit but ad a lot of grief


Thread: SCEN Puma 3
27/04/2017 10:31:04

That is looking lovely Nigel

beautiful woodwork


Thread: **NEW POLL** How many plan-built models have you made or started in the last year?
25/04/2017 13:49:33

Most of models are now own design or scaled from other proven designs and then redrawn into CAD and I then build from my own plans.

In the past 12 months I have built from my own or others plans:

1 Electric Glider 100" span

1 Bungee Hi Start F3-RES Glider 2m span

2 Kwik Fliis 88% scale of full size

1 DH Hornet Moth 1:13.5 scale

1 O/D FF Glider in progress 36" span

1 Mystic 40 85% scale of standard Mystic

1 O/D Fun Flier

1 Slope Soarer from a kit (Does that count - just spotted that it doesnt)

1 Peanut sized Fred (Still under construction)

1 Peanut Andreasson BA4

If you add the plans that I am working on but construction not yet started

25% scale Foka4

22.5% scale Spinks Acromaster

F5J Electric Glider

F3-RES Glider



I need a spare life..



Edited By Martyn K on 25/04/2017 13:56:40

Thread: Summer's almost here: Preparing your models....
20/04/2017 17:04:41

Of the models that I fly, they are all serviceable and ready to go. I have a few models in mothball that may need receivers adding etc, but apart from that they are ready to go as well.

I have one model that needs the trim reapplying but that's purely cosmetic - I need to buy the trim and its a couple of hours to fix it. Cleaning any oil residue will be the tricky bit

The only model that needs really work is my mothballed puppeteer which needs a new engine and converting to 2.4GHz

Maintenance always takes priority before a build


Thread: acro wot colour schemes
19/04/2017 12:15:42
Posted by Dave Bran on 14/04/2017 10:23:08:

Why don't you do it up as a Zlin cos that's what it REALLY is.............................. cheeky

Well I never clicked that

Now tempted to build another with suitable mods to bring it back as a Zlin.. Thanks for that...


Thread: UKCAA - Loughborough - 22 April 2017
18/04/2017 13:22:31

The UKCAA are holding a fly-in (no contest) kindly hosted by Loughborough MFC on SATURDAY 22nd April.

Members have already been notified by email. If any non members would like to attend, please PM or email me at

Best wishes



Edited By Martyn K on 18/04/2017 13:23:06

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