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Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
07/11/2019 16:10:40

Just been out the back door to my farm field with new Parkzone F4F Wildcat . What a delightful little flyer, no AS3X stability on mine as I am Futaba. Can see this one being a regular for ten min snatched slots to keep the fingers in practice.

Thread: Fuel Agitation
07/11/2019 09:16:16

I recon just packing some foam around the tank as it is may fix it. After vibrations arrive through the wood work the tank sides themselves vibrate foaming the fuel. [ seagull tanks are nothing special ]

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
06/11/2019 16:52:23

And once you have the idle right you may have to readjust high end again, more so if low was well out to start.

Thread: I know what it is but do you ?
06/11/2019 16:18:49

We share our club strip with the woollies as well, so quite used to the do dahs.laugh

06/11/2019 13:58:44

Update, Just ran the old Enya up on some modern 10% synthetic fuel and it seemed to be pulling well, better than I remember it going on the old castor stuff.

So I plan to give it a go as is. Neighbour has well grazed sheep field that should do when we get a decent day.

Thread: Covering a sheeted surface in tissue and dope.
06/11/2019 08:33:29

I made my Matador's fuzz the Andrew Calcutt way nearly fifty years ago and it is still going strong. Very much doubt it would still be around with just tissue for covering.

Using neat dope on the 1/32 would result in a lot of extra weight and a chance of some warping of the structure.Mercury matador

Thread: How many flyable aircraft do you have ?
05/11/2019 13:55:07

sam_0837.jpgAs per title and by " flyable" just fuel and fit battery or just battery for electric and glider types.

Going to need a print off labels for the new registration system.wink

I Have fifteen regular flyer ranging from Major Mannock to Micro Bee and another seven that can be taken out now and then by the criteria above.flight line

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
05/11/2019 12:30:15

Used to put my phone number on anything that was likely to make a getaway.

05/11/2019 11:06:46

Just like the new rubbish/recycling starting this week in my area, total, and utter confusion. [ Not so much for those on this forum ]

Christmas adverts for "drone's" about now, no mention licence needed and not all look to be under 250 gram.

Thread: I know what it is but do you ?
03/11/2019 17:40:22

Hi Bert, Got the best out of the Enya [ in the Siros ] using a Master Airscrew 10 x 4 . John.

Thread: A thing of desire
03/11/2019 16:59:27

Yes, tell us more.

Thread: I know what it is but do you ?
03/11/2019 09:39:15

I am also thinking something vintage for the Enya.

02/11/2019 22:18:55

Yes Bert, early Enya 40 -4c open rocker. yes Will pull the skin from a rice pudding. winkJust.

Yes Martin, was last run on castor at least a dozen years ago [ given up that habit ] However it was filled with power steering fluid as after run and turns over fine and freely.

PatMc, The RTF weight just under ten pounds but there is a lot of wing 110 inch span by an average cord of nine inches so the loading is low.

Off tarmac or smooth grass take off's are looong, I paced one out once on tracks left in dew coated grass, it was nearly 100 paces. Once in the air it has a positive climb out.

Thinking of putting in a Irvine 60 so I can fly her again on our less than perfect club strip.

02/11/2019 17:43:21


02/11/2019 17:38:01

Gary has it, a Robbe SF-36 near scale model of the Scheibe called "Siros" Fuzz/fin is car bumper material with wing and tail obechi skinned foam covered in solartex.

Purchased as a nearly finished project in the 90's radio is original Fleet gear and it has only one centre servo for ailerons and no airbrakes so landings can be interesting, has the ability to float on and on and on even with a low approach.

While it fly's well enough.[ if you don't mind the wings that flap with any gee that has club members sucking in air at times ] getting it off the ground is another matter given the power of the yet unidentified engine.

You now also know where Elvis finished up.wink

02/11/2019 13:50:45

sam_1732.jpgsam_1731.jpgJust because it's a challenge.

I have had this 110 inch span aircraft for many years. Can you identify it and it's motor.

Edited By J D 8 on 02/11/2019 13:51:28

Thread: Whotsit
02/11/2019 08:53:08

Anyone know what the angled slot [ angled for back ] is for ?

Thread: power panel
01/11/2019 15:22:50

Sent to Ripmax for replacement power panel last year, the one I wanted was not available and the one sent was rubbish.   Gone down the route above.

Edited By J D 8 on 01/11/2019 15:26:10

Thread: Whotsit
01/11/2019 12:36:45

I was not expecting a quick answer on this one but you are spot on there Patmac, a Saracen it is, thanks for the Outerzone  link.  John.

Edited By J D 8 on 01/11/2019 12:38:44

Thread: Need new Dehumidifier
01/11/2019 10:56:14

Have had a Delonghi D E S 12 some years, works well.

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