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Member postings for Scott Edwards 2

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Thread: Powered by Laser, a gallery thread
22/09/2018 10:59:32

Thought I'd bump this one with a pic of my newly finished BF109G !

Just over 1/5 scale at 2010mm span from a German plan (that was interesting!) Laser 180 single and Lado electric retracts. Canopy from Vortex Vacforms and cowling from JPWarbirds in the Czech Republic. Huge 6 inch spinner was scratch built by a fellow club member with far far superior skills than me !


Thread: Government Consultation on Drone Flying in the UK.
25/08/2018 09:47:27

Just completed it, and thought most of it was subversive. They don't define what "certain circumstances" are, and then force you to commit to legislation of some sort based on these unknown circumstances.

My favourite question...

Q106. How do you rate the assumptions that growth in commercial drone users will continue according to the quadratic trend that best fits historical data?

Really? 😂😂

Thread: Austerity BF109G
21/08/2018 14:24:44

Well, one of the first rules of aeromodelling applies: What the wife never finds out about, you can get away with 😁

21/08/2018 10:17:15

I've always fancied a 1/5 BF109G so looked at the price of cut plans like the Dave Platt one. I was astonished ! About £470 for the cut parts, plan and a couple of plastic mouldings ! Yikes !! I'm not that rich, and being a natural cheapskate decided to see how little I could do it for by picking up bits and pieces here and there.

Plan from Ebay was £13, Cowling was £35 from a chap in Poland, Canopy was a tenner from Vortex Vacforms plus a bundle of balsa from SLEC. I reckon I got all of the airframe and bits in for well under £100, that's about 20% of a cut kit price.

It's not going to win any scale competitions, and it's a bit wonky here and there, but goes to show that by using the small cottage industries that still exist, you can spend 6 months knee deep in balsa dust for a tiny fraction of the flashy moulded stuff you can pay thousands for and have delivered the next day.

It's now ready to prime and paint, AUW is looking like 17lb with a Laser 180 and Lado electric retracts. Going for the evil looking sand brown Tropical scheme. kulou



Thread: Laser 180 Petrol
02/08/2018 20:21:20

Ooooh Tom, that's a bit mean 😃 Jon works his butt off to build us beautifully engineered engines at VERY reasonable prices. We've got too used to the 'must have now' mentality. Quality is still worth waiting for 👍

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
24/06/2018 22:36:36

You're definitely on the home straight now ! I will measure mine tomorrow and see if it's grown 😃
It's not an easy build is it !

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
24/05/2018 09:55:37

My 180 is going into a plan built Bf109G, about 1/5 scale. It's a glorious engine for large warbirds, solid as a rock, pulls like a train, simple to operate and no cooling issues !
24/05/2018 09:12:26

Not a technical question, but I picked up my new 180 from Jon yesterday. The quality of engineering, attention to detail and finish is just astonishing, never ceases to amaze me. They're a masterpiece of high-end British engineering. Cheers Jon!

Thread: P51 forced landing Duxford 2017
19/05/2018 08:31:45

Cheers Jon, very interesting. Nice quote in there, "Fly the aircraft as far as possible into the crash". I know that feeling well 😱
Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
10/05/2018 20:41:58
Watching very closely Greg! I've built one for PSS. I would have loved to have built a full EDF one, but expense and lack of a decent runway killed that. Very interesed in watching yours grow 👍
Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
24/04/2018 07:41:57

Love how this has turned into a naming competition like a new Blue Peter kitten 🤣

G stands for Glow as well as Gasoline (could be onfusing) whereas P for Petrol has a lovely British feel.

Very pleased Glow engine production is starting up again, I will keep up my daily prayers for a 180 to appear 😁
17/04/2018 19:48:38
12,690 RPM from a Laser on an 18inch prop 😂 Are you sure you haven't got the tacho set to 3 Blade?
17/04/2018 14:36:16

I ran my 180 in last year on an 18x8 Master Aircrew Classic, and am still using the same prop in a big Spit. The 180 is such a beautiful engine, an absolute joy to install and operate. It took a couple of hours flying (largely flat out) for it to really come on song.

Thread: HS 2
22/02/2018 07:32:51

I'm in Aylesbury, our flying site is OK, but HS2 is going through several local facilities including a rifle club and golf club I belong to. It appears that the compensation scheme is based on the previous few years rent. Therefore, landowners are asking for huge rent increases from clubs before the diggers move in.

I'm in favour of infrastructure investment, but this is a 250mph train line, 100 meters wide, with no footpaths across it or level crossings.

Through Aylesbury it's basically going to be like the Berlin Wall, dividing the whole area into two. It's going to be a decade plus of disruption, and doesn't even stop, so is of no benefit to anyone here.

I'm willing to be persuaded this is a good idea, and want to listen, particularly to the voices of people who want to travel on this new line, but where are they? Anyone?

Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 22/02/2018 07:33:38

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
16/02/2018 20:25:48

Greg - 550g of lead shot mixed with slow epoxy, pushed through a small hole in the nose and allowed to settle with the fuselage pointing downwards.
16/02/2018 10:14:00

My PSS version is now ready to hit the air ! I thought it would be like building a simple flying wing, but it aint ! It was surprisingly complex, and a 78" Vulcan is much bigger than you might think ! I reckon it was around 400 hours work over 6 months. It's very satisfying to build though All Up Weight is 6Kg, including 550g of lead up it's snitch to balance.



16/02/2018 10:06:44

Looking good ! Some of those great long Lite Ply ribs in my kit were very twisted, and made life 'fun', looks like your's is a peach though. Coming along nicely !

11/02/2018 10:32:58

Looking good! I've nearly finished my PSS version. It's a great build, but surprisingly complicated in places. I made a few cockups! Be careful of where the trailing edge of the wings mate with the fuselage in particular.

The bit I found really difficult was sawing between the ribs to separate the wings. I made a right old mess of it, but easily remedied by facing them with thin balsa and lots of filler 😁

Edited By Scott Edwards 2 on 11/02/2018 10:33:33

Thread: One Eighteenth of a Canberra B.2
08/02/2018 09:38:49

Great news the cut kits are available at last ! I'm torn between the Canberra and Hurricane too... I want to take part in the Mass Build, but having seen the Canberra fly she's an absolute pocket-rocket and as aerobatic as you like. Hmmmmm.....
Thread: Paint masking Advice
02/02/2018 08:06:46

I played about with soft edges using foam tape and even rolled blu-tac! The results were OK, but then I worked out how much it would cost to do a large model in camo. Holy crap! You need miles of the stuff. I only do hard edges now, and use 3M Vinyl tape. Lovely and bendy, and a tiny fraction of the price of soft edged stuff.

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