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Member postings for Cliff 1959

Here is a list of all the postings Cliff 1959 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Having Fun Flying The Taube (with sound effect!)
27/09/2019 20:12:24

My latest video, I thought I would have some fun and put on an engine sound effect, tell me what you think?

Thread: How to Fly on a Windy Day
21/09/2019 23:46:17

Had the urge to fly today, it's warm, dry but a tad windy ... two out of three is good enough. Nearly lost it though when a gust took my head gear off.

Thread: KK Pixie with my landing tips
21/09/2019 22:03:24
Posted by fly boy3 on 21/09/2019 16:04:51:

Hi Cliff, landing tips yes we always need them. I too use the correct height idea on the downwind leg and make it a long one to enable the correct stick movements on the decending into wind turn. I was taught the secret of a good landing is a good approach. Cheers

Wise words Fly Boy3 wink

Thread: HobbyKing Navy Cub Breaking?
21/09/2019 15:35:31

I've broken the plastic undercarriage (port side),on my HK Navy Cub and HK are waiting for spares to arrive so is anyone breaking one up for spares?

It's easier just to replace than repair!

Thread: KK Pixie with my landing tips
21/09/2019 15:26:08
Posted by Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 21/09/2019 09:29:41:
Hi Cliff , It can be seen that you are really enjoying yourself lately....i follow you on YT and i enjoy it tooface 1

Hi Josip,

I do see your comments and they're always complimentary, thanks for subscribing as well.

This great hobby is all about enjoying yourself isn't it? party party on ...

21/09/2019 15:23:14
Posted by Foxfan on 20/09/2019 23:03:38:

What motor have you used?

Hi Martin, here's a picture of the motor, it's very small as you can see, it swings a 9x4.7 APC slow fly prop.

pixie motor.jpg

20/09/2019 21:34:09

Hi Foxfan, it's twice size at about 42in span, the hardware was removed from an Ultrafly Outrage biplane and the auw is just a shade under 1lb, the receiver is a standard Graupner model, these are pretty small and light and it flies for about 25 minutes on a 1300 3s lipo.

Here's a link to the build of a couple of years ago on this site:


20/09/2019 09:46:36

Hi JD8, it's not my usual club field just passing through really but either way scytheing it would be interesting, I'd pay to watch someone else do it!

19/09/2019 23:45:34

Thought I would share how I like to land at the end of the video, obviously there are lots of local-site variables but as a rule of thumb ...

Thread: Sopwith Camel with Mobius under the top wing.
15/09/2019 23:57:49

An interesting angle for your amusement. Please comment if you like it (or not lol) and subscribe for more club videos.

Thread: Helping Mel get into the air
15/09/2019 17:20:28

Also banding on the Mobius.

Thread: Flying my J3 Cub in Sunny Breezy South Devon (plus aerial footage)
10/09/2019 23:33:51
Thread: Sopwith Camel Electric Conversion
08/09/2019 21:29:03

Hi Geoff, sorry slow response, the motor is the Tornado Thumper 4260/06, with a 4s 5000mah battery, not sure about the rest but 13in prop sounds about right.

27/08/2019 22:17:42

Enjoying my newly acquired Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel converted to Electric.

Thread: Microaces DH.2 Evening Flying
24/08/2019 23:20:19

Glad you enjoyed it Josip, I'm currently building the Microace's Sopwith Triplane to add to my collection. They're working on a Nieuport 17 which is one of my favourite planes as well so I'll be pre-ordering that one as soon as it becomes available.

24/08/2019 09:13:57

It was nearly too dark but I filmed it anyway!

Thread: 2.5oz spinner on motor?
28/07/2019 14:49:10

Does anybody know if a 2.5oz brass spinner would adversely wear the bearings on a 42mm dia. Thumper motor? Or would I be better off putting it in the cowl?

Thread: Getting New Members
27/07/2019 17:45:48

Our Club gained some new members today in a most enjoyable way, here's my report from today's display at Newton Abbot, S. Devon.

clock tower display 27.7.19.jpg

We had 21 planes on display and we all had really interesting conversations with the general public. Personally I spoke with a pilot of a Liberator and Dakota, an observer of a Liberator both in Egypt, a chap who's Dad flew observer in a Swordfish over the North Atlantic and a GWR retired worker who remember Spitfires at Little Haldon. He also spoke about De Havilland's landing at Little Haldon to be picked up by the GWR bus and ferried to a GWR hotel in Torquay!

Another chap told me of his 250ft O-gauge railway in his back garden and another chap whose hobby was building and repairing trailers of every sort.

All in all a really varied day full of interesting people.

Oh, and Steve Pope photographer turned up from the Mid Devon Advertiser (just over the road) and took quite a few pictures which will appear in the next edition so make sure to pick one up. In fact quite a few people said they saw our display advertised in the MDA and came down especially.

As a final bonus I think Cliff will confirm we had three new members sign up to the club and two may-be's. We also distributed loads of old magazines to interested youngsters and their parents ... great PR for the hobby.

The picture shows our display early in the day, the sun probably helped a lot as well.

If you're looking to find new members I have to recommend this as a pretty good method.

Thread: A typical fun flying session
19/07/2019 23:34:56

These sorts of mornings is what memories are made of, not much happens but just a load of members enjoying each other's company.

Thread: Se5a on a Summer's Day
15/07/2019 22:30:33

It's not too breezy Terry honest ...

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