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Ron Gray

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  1. That should have read, Ron’s Relish!
  2. I think that the WRA was a great vehicle to promote the sport, we had a lot of youngsters turn up to throw a chucky up in the air and following on from that I did 9 separate 'buddy box' sessions for those who wanted to have a go. Now even if only 1 decides that they want to pursue it then it was a worthwhile exercise, as that is 1 more than before the event!
  3. Ports in place and blended in with some Ron's Sauce (as opposed to Freddy's sauce!!). I couldn't resist blowing them in with the air brush just to see what they look like, I will be rubbing them down a bit more before final painting.
  4. I have designed and used 3D printed spinners but only for smaller models, I wouldn't like to try one greater than 30mm diameter! But one could certainly be used as a mould for a glass / carbon final product. Despite what I said above, I did print one for my Extra Wot powered by a G160 leccy motor. That did not explode but I was always wary of it so swapped it for a plastic one.
  5. One of my club members, Gary, recently bought some and sold me a couple of gallons, it is pink (red?).
  6. I do tend to get a bit carried away with printing things, I like the challenge of designing and printing bits!
  7. That made me look at my ‘stats’ for my printer which I bought mid 2020 Used circa 2200m of filament Circa 190 days of printer time! Number of objects printed, haven’t a clue
  8. Here you go: https://www.ipms.nl/walkarounds/walkaround-vliegtuigen-props/2013-walkaround-p39-cobra https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2021/08/15/bell-p-39-airacobra-walk-around/ https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/bell-p-39n-airacobra/ http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/scott_dimmick/p-39q/ https://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/p-39/p-39_walk.shtml
  9. These shots may (or may not!) help. Full size tail, shot from beneath From above (different 'plane)
  10. According to the Beeb, it’s going to be an annual event!
  11. Having designed and printed the exhaust shrouds and stub stacks It was time to move back on the airframe so next up were the gun ports I'm hoping that the inner ones (the larger opening) will produce the distinctive whistle produced by the full size ones!
  12. Interesting high proportion of EDfs there, hand launching, en masse, must have been quite a site!
  13. Well I know that they do a lot of sanding as in their shop you can buy rather large belts of the stuff (when they’ve broken or torn in use) for very little money!
  14. That was an important part of our planning, it helped hiring 2 Portaloos (one specifically for ladies) for the occasion.
  15. Excellent photos @Kevin Fairgrieve- up to your usual high standard and thanks for the credit but there were at lot of others involved too, there was a lot of organisation! But that bloke with the red and white jumper really does need to eat more!
  16. A nice day out for puppies too Always watch out for flying models! 6eafb48a-f901-46f2-97e7-82854a506330.mp4
  17. Absolutely brilliant family day out! Not sure of the numbers yet but 14 R/C and goodness knows how many chuckles. No damage which was a result. I carried out 9 'have a try' sessions with the Rascal 110 all extremely well received.
  18. Well we were at the field today getting things ready for tomorrow, portaloos in place, final strimming, temporary pits safety netting / fencing, flags and signs. Just leaves BBQs, tables and pop up gazebo to be done first thing, so, unless there is a deluge (current forecast is showing risk of rain at 20%) we’re are still going ahead. Mind you it was rather warm today!
  19. What criteria are others using to determine the choice of EV? The reason I ask is because one of mine used to be range, it had to be 300 miles, but then I asked myself why, I don’t do long journeys on a regular basis so is that really important. I know that 2 or 3 times a year we may travel distances of say 150 miles but we can always plug in when we get there (family) but as my wife says, if we were concerned about charging then we could always hire a (IC) car for such trips. On a similar note, the general infrastructure for charging points across the country, or lack of them, was the thing holding me back, but as I’ve just said we no longer do country traversing trips so would I really use public charging points that much?
  20. Not bad, a basic design defect that has to be rectified with a third party bolt on that costs another £275?
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