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Thread: GS covering
16/03/2013 10:45:57
Posted by Russ P on 16/03/2013 10:38:57:
Only problem is, you end up with so much covering that you are forever building models to use it up!

What a shame! I just hate it when that happens!! laugh

16/03/2013 03:32:01

What Kiwi said! Sounds a lot like HK covering. Excellent stuff.Just got to watch out for the 'white line' thing.

Thread: When does your building 'stall'?
16/03/2013 03:16:34

For those of you crying about the cost of covering, take a look at Hobby King (hope these are not dirty words on this forum).

For the cost of a 2 meter roll from my LHS, I can buy a 5 metre roll (including shipping) for the same price. I can vouch for the quality too. Takes very high temps and excellent shrinkage for compound curves. A good range, but could be wider.

No light weight or tissue imitation (eg. solar tex) options, but enough variety otherwise for decent selection.

My garage where I store my planes gets up to 60 degrees celcius (140 degrees fahrenheit) in summer and non of models have sagged. My Boomerang (ARTF) on the other hand looks like a bag of saggy washing.



Edited By Down Under on 16/03/2013 03:18:26

Thread: what do you all look like?
03/03/2013 10:29:17
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 02/03/2013 22:56:42:

Well there are many "me's".....

And finally - here me doing the thing I do best! In the hangar at the Nats....



Santa? Is that really you? I knew you were real!

Thread: Are Aussies welcome?
25/02/2013 08:59:25
Posted by Panther on 25/02/2013 08:35:11:

...sorry to see you are from Melbourne, poor sod....

Wadda ya talkin about!! Aren't you under water at the moment? Wouldn't you be better off building boats or float planes?

Would rather take my chance with the bush fires!



Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 25/02/2013 09:26:33

25/02/2013 07:56:49

Gidday Panther

Which state of the giant, hot bbq plate do you come from.

I'm in Melbourne.

Down Under

Thread: Citabria Pro (1/8 scale)
16/02/2013 22:18:30

Like watching a work of art in progress. No doubt a master piece when complete! yes

Thread: RCM&E March 2013 feedback
13/02/2013 08:17:52

Any Ozzies received their March copy yet? I'm still waiting!!!

Thread: What do you reckon to this video then?
06/02/2013 08:21:05

Would the anchor point at the back of the chair not interefere with a rocked propelled ejection?

Looks alot like fiberglass to me! Pssh!

Thread: Citabria Pro (1/8 scale)
29/01/2013 11:05:01

Stop it! STOP IT!! So many wonderful plans, and so little time....! smile p

If anybody is looking for a family and a mortgage, please, please take mine. Then I might actually get some building done.

Thread: Best ever purchase?
22/01/2013 08:08:50

Not so much something I bought, but obtained somewhere along the way,..

....a green plastic milk crate!

Never knew a milk crate could have so many uses, table / bench, foot stool, seat, step stool, painting stand, just to name a few...

I would be lost without it.

Thread: Extra Slim Twin
18/01/2013 20:54:50
Posted by Martin Harris on 07/06/2012 23:36:56:

It's a bit early in the build but I did think the wings looked a little boxy so my colour scheme tried to give it a little more Extra-ish shape

Slim Twin

Your colour scheme certaily is very effective in taking away from the 'boxy' shape!

Must add this to my list of tips & tricks!

Thread: February 2013 issue feedback
18/01/2013 08:01:08
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 17/01/2013 20:29:42:

"mixing his toasties" = "Myxomatosis" embarrassed


Right! NOW I get it! Some days I can be a little slow on the uptake! blush Well, Duh!

17/01/2013 20:15:13

"Oh, he's OK" says the owner "he's just been mixing his toasties"! Boom boom!


I don't get it!!

I have been looking forward to this issue for Jim's plan, but have to say, think she looks better in her revised colour scheme...


Would bring a bit of colour to the flying field. Think I might go down this road!!

Still waiting for my copy to arrive here in Melbourne, OZ.

17/01/2013 10:49:50
Posted by bouncebouncecrunch on 16/01/2013 08:19:42:

Should get a copy on newsagency shelves in May (Australia)

we still have your rabbits, foxes and mosquitos if you want them back.

Very funny BBC! laugh

Thread: Pix - E Major
08/01/2013 19:57:30

Thanks to both of you Steve & Adrian

I have always been a nitro man myself. Easier to determine power requirements and no where near the multitude of choices as with electrickery! If I needed a smaller powerplant, it was always an 0.49

Granted there is much more flexability, and ever more affordable with electric motors, but trying to bring it altogether in my head is almost to much for me....frown

08/01/2013 12:14:29

Hi Steve

The smaller motors around 30gms in weight and 200 / 150Watts are suggested for 6 x 3 props. Given the Pix E Major swings a 9 inch slow fly prop, I didn't know if this would over exert these smaller motors.

Will it shorten the life of these motors swinging a 9 inch prop?


07/01/2013 11:02:01

What? No prop hanging, Tim?!

Have no intent of using the motor full song on this model, but didn't know what else to get. As I know very little about electric motors, I was just trying to get one around the same dimensions as yours, Tim.

Thread: The Person Behind the Words
06/01/2013 10:36:54
Posted by Mondeoman on 06/01/2013 09:41:59:

No one.

Is a post like this really necessary? Why post a response at all.

Did your mother never teach you, if you have nothing nice to say, then best say nothing at all!

Edited By Down Under on 06/01/2013 10:44:48

06/01/2013 00:38:36

Does it have to be just one? Peter Miller, Tim Hooper and Nigel Hawes, to thank them for all the plans they have submitted to RCM&E, and then to curse them with the realisation that I will probably only get to build a fraction of them! thumbs up

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