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Member postings for Bob Bertram

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Thread: Wots with chris foss?
07/05/2019 07:45:09

I have had a fuselage for a foamie Acrowot on order since October, not best pleased!!

Thread: Mustang i.d.
21/03/2019 22:49:39

Thanks Bill and Alan. Searching the net, I'm leaning towards the funfighters.co.uk version of the Cambria Mustang. It has the inset ailerons but the cowlings do seem to be built up with balsa on their models although the fibreglass one on this model could be home made.

Cheers, Bob

20/03/2019 18:02:17

p3200004.jpgp3200003.jpgRescued this Mustang from being thrown in the bin yesterday. It is 43" span and 37" long. The wings are foam veneered. It was electric prior to a slight accident but I have to remove the engine/tank etc and return it. Anyone have an idea as to which kit and possibly the CoG?   Can't seem to get the photos below the writing!!!

Cheers

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Edited By Bob Bertram on 20/03/2019 18:04:58

Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
31/01/2019 11:54:24

Hi Avionette,

Email sent.

Regards

Bob

Thread: Little Miss Honky Tonk
21/01/2019 20:21:24
LMHT looks very appealing. If the rear decking was lowered plus a bubble canopy added it would look like a Spinks Akromaster. May have to put LMHT near the top of my list.
Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
09/01/2019 13:42:38
Hi Danny, in the latest issue of Aeroplane (February), the Database section is on the Nimrod. Will have 3 views etc.
Thread: Mystery E-glider
24/12/2018 22:43:38

Thanks Pete and JD, I was thinking of using a straight piece of bar. A friend did the same on another e-glider with a polyhedral wing and it works a treat. However as I mentioned previously, once I raised the l.e. of the wing it flew really well. A lot of fun to be had trying different things.

Cheers

Bob

24/12/2018 20:58:24
Many thanks Gordon, much appreciated.
Regards
Bob
24/12/2018 17:51:30

Thanks Gordon and Rich, looks like you have hit the nail on the head. Have had a look on the 'net at the pictures. Flew it this afternoon a few times, great fun but it had the habit of putting its nose down almost terminally. After messing about with changing the CoG which didn't seem to make any difference, ended up packing the leading edge of the wing up a couple of millimetres or so and then she behaved herself and flew very sedately. Anyone have the correct position for the CoG?

Cheers

Bob

23/12/2018 16:25:54

Peter and Percy,

Many thanks for your thoughts but it is not an Electric Breeze unfortunately, have had a look at the plan copy but it is very similar. Tailplane does sit on top of the fuselage and does have an elevator. It is a two-piece wing with a single metal bar joiner and there are chord-wise ribs as well as diagonal. Overall though it does look extremely like one.

Richard,

It is because you have such good taste.

Cheers

Bob

23/12/2018 14:46:21

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dscf1011.jpg Hi Folks,

Bought this glider off a clubmate who didn't know the name. 83 1/2 inch span and has what looks like a speed 600 motor. Anyone have an idea of what it could be?

Cheers

Bob

Edited By Bob Bertram on 23/12/2018 14:49:12

Thread: Cambria Funfighters charity Xmas draw 2018.
19/12/2018 20:09:45

PP sent. Cheers Bob

Thread: Panther Trainer Autogyro
16/07/2018 21:59:39

Bob, I may have a spare plan somewhere. I have just moved and am going up to Lancashire tomorrow for a few days. If you can wait till I get back I will have a look through the mayhem the move has caused!!!

Bob

Thread: How many do you have in stock?
13/07/2018 18:28:09
 

"""@ David > regarding the Stampe Monitor, I suppose that is the French Farman version?

May I ask you where your kit comes from? I would like to build an SR.7 myself.

Thanks in advance

Cheers

Chris"""

Hi Chris,

Laurent Buissyne did a free plan of the SR7 in the French RCPilot magazine in April 2011 (no.89) back copies of which are still available on their website. He also has his own website (bulconcept) and you can buy a disc with lots of photos and dxf files I think.

Regards

Bob

Thread: Britain's biggest warship
29/04/2018 18:54:46

Last of the series tonight on BBC2 at 8 pm covering the pilots training in the US.

Thread: Building board help
23/02/2018 09:29:38

I used the angle iron from an old metal bed base that came from the local tip under the ply and two layers of cork tiles glued on top.

Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
08/11/2017 10:32:59

I ordered a model late on Tuesday night from KLMS as the price was very good and they phoned Wednesday to say it wasn't in stock and I would have it by Monday. It actually came on the Friday which was pretty quick for an out of stock item. Full marks. May have to pay them a visit. BB

Thread: Gardan GY 20 MINICAB
22/08/2017 08:51:21

I started one of M. Buissyne's Minicabs a while back and it is on the backburner at the moment. The cd is very useful. There is a build blog on a French site:

http://www.modelisme.com/forum/aero-construction/145982-construction-gardan-gy20-minicab.html

I did manage to have a fly of a full size Swiss registered one many years ago.

 

 

Edited By Bob Bertram on 22/08/2017 08:51:52

Thread: Dynam Smart Trainer
18/08/2017 09:11:46

Hi Tony, yes my horns were exactly the same and used a pin drill to make new holes. I didn't straddle the joiner just butted up to it although it does overhang the elevator a tiny bit. Either way should work. I checked the CoG and am using the 75-80 mm as per the manual not the 85-90mm as the sheet suggests. Perhaps with more experience you could move it back but it will be much more lively! Annette Douglas wrote a good article about the Smart in the December 2013 issue of RCM&E.

17/08/2017 08:38:41

Tony, I would be careful of using the extra information sheet regarding the CoG as this makes the aircraft very tail heavy and it could make the plane fly only once in unexperienced hands. Ask me how I know (and it was an instructor flying it)! I think after the repairs, I used the measurements in the book. Will check later. It now flies quite sweetly although looks a bit battle scarred

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