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Steve Roberts 403/05/2012 07:44:24
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I've just finished a Vic Smeed Tomboy and decided to film it with my GoPro movie camera using it's time lapse facility.
I plan to fly it at Middle Wallop on the 6th of May.


Edited By Steve Roberts 4 on 03/05/2012 07:46:57

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 03/05/2012 17:13:44

Andrew76703/05/2012 07:58:22
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Fantastic Steve...Just two things..What covering did you use?...and could you just show me again in real time so i can copy LOL!!smile p


Andy Green03/05/2012 08:20:01
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Love it. Absolutely fantastic.


Bucksboy03/05/2012 08:47:56
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Brilliant, I loved watching that, thanks.

ken anderson.03/05/2012 09:40:22
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well done steve-that was a nice change to watch...

ken anderson ne..1 ... well done dept..

Martyn K03/05/2012 15:46:24
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Fantastic, I would also like to know what the covering is...


Danny Fenton03/05/2012 16:57:13
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Excellent Steve, well done, really enjoyed watching that thumbs up



Big Bandit03/05/2012 20:59:34
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Brilliant Steve, I enjoyed that. I was going to ask about the covering, but I've been beaten to it again.



moorer03/05/2012 21:27:35
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Well done Steve,makes me feel like starting that Junior 60 kit i bought five years ago, disgust doesn't time fly!

Andy Muckley09/05/2012 23:19:12
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I was recomended to watch this, glad i have brilliant job, can i ask what your build board is made from or is it a bought one? cheer's

DH Flyer30/08/2012 11:25:08
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Wow! You build very fast. It took me 6 months to build my Tomboy.

It was my first plane and I did a 3channel electric rc version. The original V Smeed design is so good. It is so stable and just flies itself. I would recommend an electric rc conversion of a Tomboy to anyone wanting to learn to fly.

Nice video

P Smith 127/09/2012 21:46:28
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exellent video thanks for that smiley

Steve Roberts 420/11/2012 11:26:51
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Covering is litespan!

BikerDon23/03/2013 13:08:54
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Steve - what are the details of that building board you are using in the video?
It looks very good indeed.
I could see the name CraftSpace at the top but I can find it despite lots of Googling so far.

Dai Fledermaus28/10/2013 11:09:55
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Not sure if I should mention another magazine on this forum because it's linked to RCM&E but I picked up the October copy of a certain R/C Model magazine recently because there was an interesting feature in it by Dave Bishop about a larger version of Vic Smeed's classic Tomboy. Called Big Boy, this 60" 3 - channel enlarged version is designed for .25 to .40 IC power or EP equivalent. Full size copies of the plan are available from the publisher if anyone is interested..

David Tweddle28/10/2013 11:32:17
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Wow, I was waiting for Bill Brunskill to start singing on the sound track.


David Davis28/10/2013 11:50:50
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My Uncle Geoff was a draftsman who drew up a double sized Tomboy before he died in the early Sixties. It had a 72" wingspan and he'd managed to build the fuselage before cancer took him from us.

He gave me all of his models just before he died and I finished the Tomboy over twenty-five years later. Unfortunately the old 1950s balsa, which he'd used in the fuselage, was not up to the job so I built another fuselage using cyano. I was only a novice in those days and somehow managed to get the model into a spiral dive. When it hit the ground the wing and tail were hardly damaged but the fuselage had changed into a big yellow nylon bag of balsa. I've never used cyano for fuselages since! I built a third fuselage and managed to fly that one into a tree! A mountaineer rescued it for me.

The wing and tail are up in the loft and await their fourth fuselage. embarrassed

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