|Steve Roberts 4||03/05/2012 07:44:24|
6 forum posts
I've just finished a Vic Smeed Tomboy and decided to film it with my GoPro movie camera using it's time lapse facility.
Edited By Steve Roberts 4 on 03/05/2012 07:46:57
Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 03/05/2012 17:13:44
696 forum posts
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!!
|Andy Green||03/05/2012 08:20:01|
2258 forum posts
Love it. Absolutely fantastic.
477 forum posts
Brilliant, I loved watching that, thanks.
|ken anderson.||03/05/2012 09:40:22|
7726 forum posts
well done steve-that was a nice change to watch...
ken anderson ne..1 ... well done dept..
|Martyn K||03/05/2012 15:46:24|
4212 forum posts
Fantastic, I would also like to know what the covering is...
|Danny Fenton||03/05/2012 16:57:13|
8307 forum posts
Excellent Steve, well done, really enjoyed watching that
|Big Bandit||03/05/2012 20:59:34|
2436 forum posts
Brilliant Steve, I enjoyed that. I was going to ask about the covering, but I've been beaten to it again.
206 forum posts
Well done Steve,makes me feel like starting that Junior 60 kit i bought five years ago, doesn't time fly!
|Andy Muckley||09/05/2012 23:19:12|
360 forum posts
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 Flyer||30/08/2012 11:25:08|
65 forum posts
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.
|P Smith 1||27/09/2012 21:46:28|
26 forum posts
exellent video thanks for that
|Steve Roberts 4||20/11/2012 11:26:51|
6 forum posts
Covering is litespan!
17 forum posts
Steve - what are the details of that building board you are using in the video?
|Dai Fledermaus||28/10/2013 11:09:55|
890 forum posts
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 Tweddle||28/10/2013 11:32:17|
|290 forum posts|
Wow, I was waiting for Bill Brunskill to start singing on the sound track.
|David Davis||28/10/2013 11:50:50|
2526 forum posts
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.
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