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Member postings for Derek H

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Thread: Classic Aerobatic Model Photo Thread
31/01/2015 19:10:00

Having just read the recent posts on the Capricorn and International this is my latest restoration project. dsc02455.jpg

16/03/2013 19:24:42

Two pictures of the Jupiter as it looked in the late eighties after the green and purple scheme


12/03/2013 20:07:25

Hi Terry great picture of the Jupiter it has to be my model with that colour scheme.

I bought the model at the Chichester club auction from someone who was flying it in competitions, not sure at what level and from what I can remember he sold it to fund newer model.

His friend also had a similar model for sale at the same auction possibly another Jupiter, I do remember that they used to fly these models at our site occasionally when practising for competitions.

There seems to be a great deal of interest in this design hopefully I can get to one of the meetings this year and fly it

27/02/2013 22:56:18

The extra weight doesn't seem to bother it and I will let you know if i am taking the Jupiter to any events this year, or if you are ever down near Chichester let me know.

The Irvine 72 has standard silencer and I have never found the Capricorn lacking power but sure it would perform better on a pipe. I have always liked this type of model since I started flying in the seventies and hopefully I can keep the Jupiter and Capricorn flying condition.

I remember the Moonglow but not heard if anybody has one I agree it did look nice.

I would love to find out more about the Jupiter and did you have any wins with it in the premier class?

26/02/2013 21:56:55

Terry the Jupiter has put on a little weight over the years and weighs about nine & half pounds.

How many Jupiter's were made and what number do you think mine is ?

The Capricorn I bought in 1978/9 as an un started part kit consisting foam cores ,fibreglass fuz and a couple of formers. Not sure of is origin possibly an early Mick Reeves Kit, this stayed in the loft until 2000 when I decided to build it .

It has fixed undercarriage and powered by Irvine 72 again the weight is about nine & half pounds.

25/02/2013 22:08:28

Hi Terry I am the proud owner of the Jupiter its all balsa the retracts are indeed red i was never sure of the make although they are air up air down.

When I bought the Jupiter it had a purple and lime green scheme, I changed this to a black red and yellow scheme in the eighties followed by the colours its in today. I think the original purple/ green scheme was sprayed on as there is evidence of over spray in radio compartment subsequent schemes were hand painted with spectrum and solartrim

The model came to me with an OPS 61 with tuned pipe and with the red retracts and it still has this combination fitted today although the retracts have recently had new tubes and O rings

It is my favourite model along with the Capricorn, the Jupiter is still flown and apart from ensuring the retracts are functioning and not sticking up in the wheel wells still performs nicely.

29/01/2013 23:10:41

With regard to details of the Jupiter I bought the model second hand around mid eighties and flew it until 1992. It then sat in my garage roof until 2008 when I repainted it and restored the retracts to working condition. As you can imagine it flies very nicely although i am only a sports flyer and i am sure it can do much more.

I cant tell you much more about the history of the model, I don't think it was produced as a kit and I feel it may of been built specially for competitions in the late seventies early eighties. I have never seen or heard of another and would love to find out more about it.

I did take the model to Sleap but didn't fly it although I did fly my Capricorn (See Pic)


26/01/2013 23:36:20

I agree they did look great, I cheated with the colour scheme on the Jupiter by using solartrim easy to patch as i have found out when the retracts stuck up.

26/01/2013 18:55:36

Picture of my Jupiter OPS 61 with pipe and air retracts dsc01385.jpg

Thread: Register Enthusiasm for the UKCAA Here
24/01/2013 22:11:43

I would like to register my interest in classic pattern models although my flying skills probably don't do them justice i enjoy flying them.

Thread: Hello from the south
24/01/2013 21:47:00

Thanks for the welcome yes with CADMAC are you with PADMAC?

24/01/2013 17:32:54

Thanks for the welcome I live near Chichester West Sussex, I tend to fly power more nowadays but still enjoy slope soaring.

I recently restored a Seychelle,and still fly a Centi Phase, Graupner Cirrus and occasionally Dragon Models Fouga Magister .

My first power model was a Kiel Kraft Outlaw then moving on to a Tyro Major using Skyleader SLX radio, but i do remember the Micron radio.

23/01/2013 21:09:47

Hi all

New to forum, have been modelling for quite a long time and my main interest is retro models from seventies and eighties. I like these models as could not afford to buy them when i was an apprentice. Looking forward to talking to modellers with similar interests .

I learnt to fly on slope soarers in the seventies, my first model being a Graupner Filou and my latest model, just finished but not yet flown, a retro LMC Hawk.

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