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  1. If you contact the supplier directly, many will be happy to cut any length you require.
  2. Making a start... As I wanted to use a proper all flying tailplane I started here. This is the tailplane plan. The tailplane will be in 2 halves joined with a pair of CF joiners. The V on the drawing is the correct angle to align with the fuselage and the horizontal line is the correct width of the tailplane. This make the tailplane a little smaller, so I have made it a little wider to compensate for the loss of area. 20mm wider to be precise so wont be noticeable for Stand Off scale. The full size also has two large trim tabs that will be added later. Perhaps a better view. First irritation is that there are no tailplane ribs in the kit. Just an instruction to cut 11 ribs and a sheet of balsa - after cutting your own template I assume. As it happens, it wasn't a big deal. With no elevator, I don't need all that wood at the TE so I cut a 25mm TE from some 6mm balsa I had in stock and I made the ribs longer to suit. The second irritation is that the plan refers to part numbers (in circles) but there is no correlation with the instructions or the parts inventory.. With lots of packing, the tailplane was dry assembled. ... and then glued into place. As you can see I didn't save a huge amount of wood but it all helps. When happy, all glued into place except for the top spar which will get glued after the joiner tubes are installed. The angled centre ribs are (at the moment) strips of 22mm by 5mm balsa slotted for the spar, LE and TE. Just noticed a couple of glue blobs that need removing. When trimmed, the end ribs will be sanded to shape and then capped with 1/32 ply.. More to come but may be a few days..
  3. Its a while since I did a build blog here.. Retired two years ago and moved house 12 months ago (still ongoing would you believe although I can see the end of the 80 storage/transit boxes I bought). Add in to this a brush with Cancer and for some reason writing blogs wasn't anywhere near the top of my priority tree. One of the benefits of a house move is a new shed, my new one is 12x10 and has an island bench which is 3 feet wide x 2m long (sorry about the mixed units). Always wanted an island bench and have so far built a replacement to my Mystic 64 and also a new F5J glider (from a kit) plus the usual maintenance stuff that this hobby entails. My Fury is also progressing slowly.. Model storage is up in the loft... This kit appeared on Facebook about 3 months ago at a reasonable price. The plan is try and build a reasonable replica of this: Hope that Glyn doesn't mind that I used his lovely photo. Being an MFA kit it obviously quite old, in face the box had solarbo balsa enclosed. The kit is quite complete but with caveats - more of that later. Its a big box.. its been cluttering up my shed since it arrived so I felt compelled to empty the box, sort the contents into something more manageable and throw the box away.. I have a feeling that I may regret that later. The model has a nice polyester GRP fus and cowl and spats and was designed for a Schneurle ported 60 2 stroke. I *think* I can squeeze an OS FS70 in without having to make and horrible holes in the cowl, we shall see. If I cant then I may go el*ctr*c. Its a reasonable size, 1/5 scale and about 1.8m span and the box says that its 'almost' scale, the almost exception being the use of elevators instead of an all moving tailplane. Well, I'll put a fix to that.. hopefully. Lots of ABS bits for the cockpit interior, I suspect most wont be used.. Kit contents are very complete. Surprised that for an an early kit, it has laser cut ply parts, however, no laser cut balsa parts.. The bits were decanted into two boxes, wood and hardware with sheet and strip standing in the corner. and So, with that intro, its time to make a start.. More to come... as I used to say.
  4. Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/52°44'34.5"N+2°51'06.3"W/@52.747056,-2.8495237,1708m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x8173d501d217e479!8m2!3d52.7429192!4d-2.8517609 (Missed off the last post - sorry)
  5. Hi all Final reminder and a couple of points that have been asked. The Fly-in is is open to ANY BMFA member, not just those located in the North West Area. The field location is just West of Shrewsbury: SatNav users: Lat 52.74291922604198, Lon-2.8517608708386883 What3Words location : ///cackling.distilled.fears Full details of the event are here: https://northwest.bmfa.uk/north-west-area-scale-fly-in-22nd-may Hope to see you there. Martyn
  6. Hi all This event is just over a week away. We still have quite a few places left. The BBQ and toilets are laid on. Its a great location with the character of an old RAF airfield. Please can you reply here or email me at [email protected] if you would like to come along. Best wishes Martyn
  7. Thanks John I'll sort out what needs to be done, not a huge change.. Martyn
  8. I know how to create events but cant see how to edit (to add more information). Is this possible? Thanks Martyn
  9. I have used foam board as a (lighter and much cheaper) alternative for 3/16 sheet balsa. I don't take the paper off as it adds a great deal of stiffness. I buy mine from Hobbycraft
  10. The full program of events for 2022 is as follows: Guests are very welcome - please bring something to fly and let me know that you are coming. UKCAA @ West Midlands MFC Shifnal, Shropshire/Staffs Border 24 Apr 202210:0024 Apr 2022 Our first visit to this superb location, just off the M54. Our usual format, Fly-in with Pick5/7 over the Lunch period. UKCAA @ Watford Wayfarers Watford Wayfarers MAC 15 May 202210:0015 May 2022 Fly-in with 1 round contest during the lunch break to Pick5 and Pick7 rules Visitors welcome but pre-registration is required UKCAA @ Worcester (Provisional) Worcester MFC 12 Jun 202210:0012 Jun 2022 Our fourth visit to Worcester MFC. A beautiful location in Worcestershire countryside Event will be a Fly-in with Pick5/7 contest over the lunch break. A BBQ will be laid on. Guests are welcome but MUST preregister UKCAA @ Huddersfield Huddersfield DMAC - WHAMS 26 Jun 202210:0026 Jun 2022 Our fifth visit to Huddersfield DMAC. This will be primarily a contest day to Pick5/Pick7 rules UKCAA @ Retford Retford MFC 17 Jul 202210:0017 Jul 2022 Steve Dunning Memorial Day UKCAA Fly-in only. No contest but awards (for Members) for Pilot's Pilot and Concours d'Elegance Visitors welcome but must pre-register UKCAA @ BMFA Buckminster (Friday) Buckminster 12 Aug 202210:0012 Aug 2022 BMFA @ Buckminster Classic and Retro R/C event Fly-in and Pick5/Pick7 contest UKCAA @ Heart of England Aeromodellers HOEA MFC, Meriden, nr Birmingham 11 Sep 202210:0011 Sep 2022 Our second visit to the Heart of England Aeromodellers Format is Fly in and Pick5/7 contest over the lunch break Guest welcome but must pre register Contact [email protected]
  11. The current list of eligible Boddington Club 20 Scale models are as follows: Bellanca Skyrocket http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4149 Blackburn monoplane http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7659 Bleriot xi http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11501 Chance Vought Cutlass http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7548 Chilton Dw1 http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7506 Christen Husky http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5936 DH60 Cirrus Moth http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11723 DH82a Tiger Moth http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11864 Fokker Eindecker http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7516 Jodel D112/117 http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11339 Luscombe Silvaire http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7833 Nieuport 24 http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11139 Sopwith Dove http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7558 Sopwith Dove http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11392 Sorrell Hyperbipe http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=8083 Stampe SV4 http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=7818 Plus any of the DB Sport and Scale '20' sized models. Note that some of the plans offer two versions, the spirit is that its the smaller 20-25 powered model that counts although there is no restriction on power plants electric conversions are welcome.
  12. Hi all The BMFA NW Area in conjunction with Shropshire MFC will be holding a Scale Fly-in on the 22nd May at the Shropshire MFC flying site at Montford Bridge, just off the A5, west of Shrewsbury. This will be a BMFA Centenary Event. This will be a fun event. Spot prizes for 'Pilot's Pilot', Best in Show, Best Foamie plus others. We are also planning on a special prize for the best (flown) David Boddington Club 20 Scale Model as a tester to see if there is interest in this type of Scale Model. Numbers will be restricted to about 50 so you MUST pre-register either by email to me ([email protected]) or append your name below and I will maintain a published list. £5 Admission fee. NO Turbine powered aircraft (EDF is O.K). Well maintained grass strip. BBQ laid on. More information here : If this is successful, we are planning on making this an annual event. Hope to see you there.
  13. This is a BMFA Centenary Event. This event will be kindly hosted by Shropshire MFC and located at their field just West of Shrewsbury. This is a scale fly-in open to all kinds of Scale models from simple foamies through to F4C class aircraft There will be spot prizes for the "Pilots Pilot", best in show etc. There will also be a prize for the best David Boddington Club 20 Scale model. Numbers are limited so you MUST pre-register. £5 admission fee No Turbine powered aircraft (EDF okay) Well maintained grass strip BBQ will be laid on More information can be found at:
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    UKCAA @ Heart of England

    UK Classic Aerobatics Association Fly-in and lunchtime contest to UKCAA Pick5 and Pick7 rules. See www.ukcaa.org.uk for more details Guests welcome but must pre-register Contact Martyn Kinder [email protected]
  15. Martyn K

    UKCAA @ Buckminster

    UK Classic Aerobatics Association This is a Friday event. Fly-in and lunchtime contest to UKCAA Pick5 and Pick7 rules. See www.ukcaa.org.uk for more details Guests welcome but must pre-register Contact Martyn Kinder [email protected]
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