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Member postings for Mark Kettle 1

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Thread: show us your scale glider
19/11/2018 09:58:08


Wolf ll


Link to magazine preview:


The video mentions the scale as 1:5,  however the scale of 1:7 stated in the magazine preview. 



Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 19/11/2018 10:10:24

19/11/2018 09:56:00

Ouch Frank.

Thread: epp eagle clone
15/11/2018 09:11:17

This one is not a clone its from DW Hobby - the mini eagle powered glider.

Keep watching the video from time 7:35 onwards because you'll see and hear wonderful set of shots and piece of music and video put together from the 'RC Model Geeks' of Hayling Island UK.


Very enjoyable and relaxing to watch.


The Build of the above model.


Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 15/11/2018 09:11:55

Thread: Pop bottle canopies and cowls
03/11/2018 11:05:31


I've made a mould for a Hurricane canopy.

First I made the outside canopy box with 3mm balsa using the fuselage as reference, then filled it with plaster. Once dry I sanded it to shape, the canopy frame work is with 1.5mm ply from paper patterns layed over the mould. Can you see the adjustment I had to make on the front of the mould to improve the canopy and fit to fuselage? This was filled with plaster and sanded back. I glued a base of ply on the bottom of the mould to firm and support the mould edges.




Vitrex foam board used for model aeroplane fuselage,  "a la" David Mellor intro / fame. 

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 03/11/2018 11:11:54

03/11/2018 10:27:03
Here you go Pete. I like the backdrop behind you Pete, it makes it look like your on stage at Vegas !!!




Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 03/11/2018 10:43:00

Thread: show us your scale glider
25/10/2018 23:37:07

Like a child would say only 30 sleeps.

24/10/2018 06:32:27


Show us your Scale glider, - all I can do is show everyone is a video of a similar gift coming to myself prior to Christmas this year, as some would say "a early Christmas present", in fact I think a lot of subscribers and magazine purchasers will get the plan before the end of the year, that's all I'm saying.

It's a : Goppingen GOl 1/7th scale 2000mm span 38 oz AUW using HG35 / 12 wing section with no washout.

- ' my prospective build ' -


RIDING WITH THE WOLF - filmed on a gusty day


Music intro :-                           'Outro' and 'More than I Should'
Composed and recorded by :-                           Chris Williams
The evocative 1930's style Glider designer :-   Chris Williams




Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 24/10/2018 06:35:30

Thread: Tornado GR4 (150%)
04/10/2018 21:33:42

Hi Dave, Tornado cockpit mould, I've done one at 100% size - model size that is -, if you have a go there easy to make, I made it from 15mm MDF board stuck together, frame work from thick card

tornado cockpit mould.jpg

By chance a local school, a couple of hundred yards away from the house, has one hiding behind a shed, its full size though !!!


Thread: fouga magister 1/4.5 moulded from scratch
22/09/2018 09:06:24
Sorry I could't make it, did you save me a piece of cake Dirk?
21/09/2018 23:25:17


21/09/2018 23:06:19

Its looking good Dirk, I've signed up not to miss this build. Dirk is the wing section like a - NACA 64-215 ?


Thread: Lidl XL glider conversions - Having fun with a 7.99 Lidl Glider converted to Radio Control
19/09/2018 09:13:16

Yes I thought that Trebor.

19/09/2018 07:45:21
A brilliant conversion, well executed, by Erwin.


Some great views while Erwin is flying his Lidl glider, then to round off a great day out a walk and cycle ride back home.




Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 19/09/2018 08:01:03

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2018
16/09/2018 17:43:49

In A past life working in insurance, that involved a plan that gave coverage of one off 'fete insurance' that included aerial displays if needed, I'd love the see the schedule and premium coverage it seems high at 10 pounds for a person, when it costs few pence per hour per person.

A lot of BMFA member glider flyers have Country Cover. **LINK**

I wish things could be kept simple with real cost benefits to access to land and its use.

Thread: Lidl XL glider conversions - Having fun with a 7.99 Lidl Glider converted to Radio Control
13/09/2018 11:30:56

What you can do with 3 Lidl gliders.

Thread: Video footage of Hawker Hurricanes around the world
10/09/2018 23:45:16

An air attack on Tiddim Road by No. 42 Sqn RAF Hurricane IIs, October-November 1944. Ground scenes are possibly filmed at Palel, and could include Hurricanes of No. 34 Sqn. Hurricane "Q" shown taxiing is possibly 100+ mission veteran LB710 of No. 42 Sqn. This is how looked fighter-bomber operations from airfields around Imphal: Imphal Main, Kongla, Tulihal, further to the south Wangjing, and even further to the southeast Sapam and Palel.

10/09/2018 23:16:59


RAF Hendon Museum UK - Hurricane P 2617




Hurricane Mk I P2617 formerly operated by 607 and 615 Squadron on display in 607 Sqn markings at the RAF Museum Hendon, London.



RAF Hendon 

Tuesday the 4th September 2018 hosted the press interviews for the new blockbuster Hurricane. A true story that tells the dramatic happenings with No 303 Polish Squadron during the Battle of Britain.

The squadron was formed of Polish airman who had escaped from the occupied homeland and wanted to fight the enemy. Poles proved to be superb pilots. No. 303 Squadron became the most successful Fighter Command unit in the Battle, shooting down 126 German machines in only 42 days.

The actors Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini and Krystof Hádek and the Director David Blair came to the Museum to answer the press questions and take a picture in front of the real Battle of Britain Hurricane from the museums collection.

The Hurricane film is released on screens and digital platforms from the 7 September . The RAF Museum's Hurricane is on display in their historic period hangars, and are open daily from 10am. Admission is free.

Postcode to Hendon is - Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL



Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 10/09/2018 23:29:11

10/09/2018 23:09:09

Published today 10th September 2018 - Filmed in RAF Hendon

AP - Associated Press

10 Sep 2018 Speaking at the RAF Museum in Hendon, Greater London,

"Hurricane" stars Milo Gibson and Stefanie Martini

Chat about their love of museums and galleries, Sept. 10.

10/09/2018 22:59:36

The later mk's of Hurricane.

Archive footage of the later marks of the Hawker Hurricane: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d and the Mark 4.

Thread: Death Warmed Up
10/09/2018 22:29:29

Congratulations Chris with your 'best flown' win / award yesterday, what a good Hurricane to choose, one that was used in the Mediterranean theatre.

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