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Thread: Jemima Again
29/05/2017 08:26:56


There is already a kit available for a sort of re-imaged Mini-Super/DB Tyro clone. It's the Phoenix Model Products Shindig, and I have the kit! Superb quality, with lazer cutting throughout and a good accessory pack too. Excellent value (as are all Stan Yeo's kits) at £75.

Link here...

Edited By Percy Verance on 29/05/2017 08:29:50

Thread: Telemaster
29/05/2017 08:20:46

And more often than not it's the little finishing off jobs which seem to take as long as the build itself did.......... or at least that's what I find.

Thread: Lindsay Todd's Fred - RCM&E April 2017
29/05/2017 07:15:29

Pardon? surprise

Thread: Are we sitting targets??
28/05/2017 12:06:50

Certainly innovative Pete, but I imagine there could be difficulties repairing after a crash?

I've seen expanding foam used before among the model boat brigade, but not so far for model aircraft use. Novel indeed. Joints would need to be well adhered though, otherwise the foam could pop them loose I imagine?

28/05/2017 09:43:36

And OS themselves began marketing electric motors a few years back. Perhaps they're looking to the future? I don't think they actually produce the motors themselves though. I have spotted a range of electric motors of German origin which do bear quite a close resemblance to the OS jobs. Same designer perhaps?

28/05/2017 09:11:52

Quite Some time ago I'm certain I read somwhere that the US takes over 60% of the production output of OS engines, with the rest going to other markets. It's just a guess, but the UK probably takes less than 5% I'd have thought.

Incidentally, has anyone noticed how the OS range has shrunk in the last 3 or 4 years? A good number of the once popular/accepted sizes are now discontinued.........

Edited By Percy Verance on 28/05/2017 09:12:33

28/05/2017 08:54:50


I think I'd be tempted to call in at any nearby lettering/graphics supply outfit. They will probably have offcuts etc which are too small to use on vehicles and the like. Worth a go........ but be aware it's a bit thicker than Solartrim Phil.

If it'll stay stuck on a vehicle at 70+mph, a model plane shouldn't be a problem. In fact that's where I got the letters for my heading photo Moth done, and they stayed on for 20+ years.


Edited By Percy Verance on 28/05/2017 09:06:53

28/05/2017 07:15:18

I don't use spruce Andrew. I've mentioned why not quite a few times on here so I shan't repeat myself.......... Cyparis is a far superior alternative to spruce, assuming you can source it of course.

Oh, and if I have a bit of wood that's a bit too big for the Proxon, I switch this on instead.........can cut up to 600mm wide and 2  3/4 inch thick. A fair bit beefier than the Proxxon though at 23kg.





Edited By Percy Verance on 28/05/2017 07:34:03

27/05/2017 20:53:14

Absolutely Andrew. I go for the rock hard sheets of balsa you always find at model shops. It's too heavy for most people's tastes, but it's superb for wing spars and longerons after a few minutes with the Proxxon.......

27/05/2017 14:55:38

I've mentioned this before I know, but with an ever decreasing supply base, it will be those whom have the skills to improvise and build models who will be able to carry on flying. I see a time at some point in the future, when the likes of Perkins, Ripmax etc will no longer consider it a viable proposition to bring in artf's from afar.

Of course the option to buy from the likes of Hobbyking etc still ought to be there, but I can see the postage costs escalating considerably, so that market too could well diminish a bit.

A good case in point with the tile cutter Pete. Another I could think of would be the Poly C clone. The stuff used for sealing floors. I'm given to understand it's virtually the same stuff.......

27/05/2017 13:53:13

Some of the *specialist* glues and adhesives are a case in point, as is balsa and plywood. I almost always buy larger sizes/sections than I actually require, with the intention of cutting them down to my own requirements as and when. Undoubtedly there is a mark-up on smaller sections of balsa, because the importer has had to cut them down himself from larger sections......

I reckon one of these could well pay for itself over a few years......


Edited By Percy Verance on 27/05/2017 13:58:26

Thread: Range check and signal loss
26/05/2017 21:32:12

And what of the newer breed of transmitters ie: Jeti, Multiplex etc, with an electronic switch? Hardly likely to be a problem with those.......

So not quite all transmitters.

Thread: R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore
24/05/2017 20:43:33

Goodbye Mr. Bond......... sad R.I.P.

Thread: What is it? Glass Fibre fus
23/05/2017 22:13:12

I did hint at that back in my first post Alistair. wink There were indeed dozens of 'em

Thread: deAgostini Spitfire
23/05/2017 22:10:11

Welome to the forum Peter. As has already been mentioned, set aside any notion you have of possibly learning to fly with this model - if indeed that was what you intended.

I'm given to understand they are not the finest example of a model Spitfire.

Thread: What is it? Glass Fibre fus
22/05/2017 22:12:42

It was the tail I noticed first Alistair.

I spelled your name correctly this time too........ yes

Thread: Telemaster
22/05/2017 22:04:21

Try and find some 5/16 dowel if 6mm looks a bit light Phil. Slec or Balsa Cabin could well have it....

It's 30 odd years since I built mine and I've slept a few times since then, so I can't recall what size they were in mine.

Thread: What is it? Glass Fibre fus
22/05/2017 21:08:55

Could be any number of models Alister. There were a fair number of glass fuselaged soarers around in the late 70's/80's.

It's difficult to be specific, but as complete shot in the dark I'll go for the Chris Foss Centi-Phase.........

Thread: Telemaster
22/05/2017 21:01:44

I'd say it would be strong enough Phil....

20/05/2017 13:04:22


Once the clevis pin is through the control horn, you then click the bracket into the groove in the pin. Take a close look at the pin Phil and you'll spot the groove. It works a bit like a Circlip.

It's meant to (and does) prevent the clevis from coming undone accidentally. The bent right angle bit is to make it easier to handle.

Another issue to be slightly wary of with Sulivan Snakes Phil, and that's thermal expansion. You'll find you need to re-trim the model on days when the temperature changes a lot. It isn't really a problem once you've trimmed for the day, but it's just a little oddity of Sullivan Snakes. Of course if you go for the (more costly) carbon versions, then thermal expansion/contraction doesn't occur.




Edited By Percy Verance on 20/05/2017 13:20:11

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