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Member postings for john Bains

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Thread: Balsa USA Bristol M1 plans
28/10/2020 19:49:26

A Kind soul sent me a set a few weeks ago , thanks for all the help!

27/09/2020 12:06:22

Hi stuart .that would be brilliant as i have nothing at the moment.

If you have a paypal address im more than happy to send you whatever it costs for p&p .

Just let me know .at


19/09/2020 15:30:31

Hi all , i have aquired a part built airframe of the above ,anyone have a set of plans laying around they could sell me?


Thread: Covering for a vintage (Dave Platt) SE5A
05/10/2019 16:55:06

Thanks for all the advice gents, have just begun the build got as far as the fuselage crutch ! Am planning on electric power with an ess air sound system ( like the bendini but a fraction of the price) it's my first proper kit build since a db tiger moth in 1991,so I'm taking my time aim to maiden in the summer if it stops raining here in Cornwall!

12/08/2019 15:41:28

Hi , looking for some advice on covering a vintage SE5A, its the old Dave Platt kit ,I have built several ww1bipes in the past mostly topflite kits and have always used solatex iron on covering. The build manual for this kit recommends only using silk and dope as anything else will cause warping of the airframe . Has anyone had experience of this? Was thinking of using a similar iron on fabric s solatex is no more ,or should I just stick to silk and dope? Any advice gratefully received


Thread: advice for a newbie
17/11/2018 10:32:34

thanks for the advice have passed it on



16/11/2018 16:32:52

Hi been asked to recommend a good starter drone/ quadcopter for my friends 9 year old son , as an aging fixed wing flyer i have no idea, any advice is much appreciated , his budget is around £100

many thanks


Edited By john Bains on 16/11/2018 16:33:17

Thread: Buddy box for Aurora 9?
19/08/2018 17:58:01

Thanks Ken, thats a great help , will look for a lead and a 4 channel tx

all the best John

19/08/2018 12:51:32

does anyone know which tx's are compatible and what lead i need , , want to teach my grandson to fly , I have a 4 channel foamy that is perfect but cant seem to find out about tx/lead compatability.

any help greatly appreciated


Thread: help identifying an old plane
14/03/2018 10:34:11

Thanks David , your help is much appreciated, it does belong to an elderly gentleman who bought it second hand over a decade ago but never learned to fly, I am replacing the old rx and servos with a 2.4 ghz system and am sorting the rather rusty control snakes out and will hopefully have it in the air for him to try in a week or two



13/03/2018 14:44:36

yes thats it ! . thanks very much

all the best


13/03/2018 12:50:22


Hi anyone recognise this ? been asked to get it flying again for a friend , looks built from plan or kit , 3 channel large one piece wing with lots of dihedral 55 inch long OS46 engine and date wise it is fitted with a Futaba M series RX . looking for info on CofG and control throws

any help greatly appreciated



Thread: hanger 9 60size razorback Cof G
03/08/2017 10:22:43

Thank everyone for your help, will make a shelf over the engine for balance weight in the next few days and hopefully if the wind drops for more than 10 mins I will get her airborne next week


02/08/2017 16:47:13

hi , I had the same problem with the wings as well ! thought it was because i had glassed them , just need to give the face rib a gentle sanding and make sure your servo cables are routed out via the round holes and a gentle tap seats them in fine, dig it out of the loft and give it a go , cheers


02/08/2017 15:35:44

Thanks Steve , i think i will have to do the same , otherwise it will cost more in lead than the plane is worth!!!



02/08/2017 14:35:38

Hi , looking for some advice , I have almost finished refurbishing a damaged H9P47 Razorback , there was some damage to the fuse tail and i had to rebuild it and have added a tail retract (electric HK special) when I balance it with the Cof G at 100mm from the leading edge at the wing root , i need 630 grams of lead to get it to balance , there is an OS 120 fs in the nose already it seems an awful lot of weight , i know the real a/c has a massive radial up front anyone had to add similar amounts to their's ?



Thread: Dennis Bryant 1:51/3 scale Tiger Moth Advice Needed
18/01/2017 14:41:13

img_0426.jpgthis is my old girl , built in 1999, a bit worse for wear , have just finished re setting the throws , balancing and put a couple of tanks of fuel through the new 91 fs, if the wind backs off she will be back in the air at the weekend based on KT from the shuttleworth collection


17/01/2017 15:49:01

Very Nice! , will put up a piccy of mine when it stops blasted raining!! she is a bit old and battered but still solid but much loved by me.

15/01/2017 15:24:42

thanks Jim picture is just what i needed , should have her balanced and ready for her fist flight in 10 years by the weekend , all i need now is for the weather to be kind!

thanks again John

14/01/2017 15:45:52

Hi , i am dusting off my one of these I built years ago, am changing the engine for a new 91 fs the old 60 2st having seized years ago, have lost the plans and cant for the life of me remember where the c of g was i seem to remember it was about level with the rear cabane strut on the top wing , anyone have a copy of the plan they could check for me ?



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