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Member postings for Alan Thorpe

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

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
20/03/2020 12:28:24

Great photo!!! Fantastic looking model and nice flying!

Thread: TN Concorde
16/12/2019 16:01:51

Amazing work Martin, well done, some skills getting it to this stage already!

Great to see it coming together and nearing completion, class stuff.

Watching with interest.......and not a small amount of skills envy!


Thread: Fugly build/kit review
08/12/2019 00:03:37

Hi Dennis,

Thank you very much for that, I'll drop Robbie a mail so.

Delighted with the kit and build, pity my last landing was so rubbish, but all good, just an undercarriage leg!



06/12/2019 23:54:13

You were right Geoff, ordered from Hobbyking 4 pairs....should keep me going for a while!


06/12/2019 22:29:31

Thanks very much Geoff!! Haha, ah dumb thumbs here let it drop from 4 foot during a ballooned landing....

I will check out Hobbyking!

Thanks again,


06/12/2019 21:26:43

Anyone know if SkipModelDesigns are contactable?

I've been trying to order Fugly undercarriage legs but no reply, phone, Email, facebook.....nada.

Anyone know if theres another source of these legs?



Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
01/12/2019 00:47:43
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 30/11/2019 01:01:29:
Posted by Alan Thorpe on 24/11/2019 18:04:39:

Maidened Fugly last week. Needed a bit more nosewight. Flew it today, much better! 2 clicks of up elevator and flies level now hands off sticks.

Lost a wheel mid air, collet must have come loose, landee ok and found the wheel. Will sort it out tonight.20191116_081947.jpg

Looks very nice, Alan. Mine needed a stack of lead, too. IIRC I put it all in the hatch cover but I think the nose is just a bit (a lot!) too short. Be careful it's a small very lively model as I eventually found to my cost


Ah Cheers Geoff!! Thanks a lot for the advice! It flies great, keeping low rates so far and all is good! Managed to do a bit of damage today though, broke an undercarriage leg.....all my fault. Will replace it and get flying again soon!

24/11/2019 18:04:39

Maidened Fugly last week. Needed a bit more nosewight. Flew it today, much better! 2 clicks of up elevator and flies level now hands off sticks.

Lost a wheel mid air, collet must have come loose, landee ok and found the wheel. Will sort it out tonight.20191116_081947.jpg

Thread: Let down by FMS again
17/11/2019 16:49:48
Posted by Stephen Smith 14 on 17/11/2019 14:56:18:

Doing it once is unfortunate but the second you deserve all you get, previous experience but went back for seconds

A bit harsh. We've all been tempted by next new model hoping it will be better than the last surely?!

Anyway happy days hope the reteacts work out for p51 and maybe the p47 too!

Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
17/11/2019 10:30:57

Finally maidened Fugly yesterday. Flights went well, going to move CoG further forward, slightly tail heavy. Will try and fly today again.

Freezing cold at beach yesterday!


Edited By Alan Thorpe on 17/11/2019 10:31:58

Thread: Foam Model Repair
15/11/2019 09:32:29

Hi Phil,

That's great, thanks very much for the helpful reply. I'll try the balsa block and fibre glass it, sounds like a strong repair.

Thanks a million!

15/11/2019 00:40:34

20191115_003725.jpgThanks for the helpful replies everyone.

I've attached a few photos looks worse than reality as the missing retract lives in the wheel well.

I have glued in a new spar and 2 short trailing edge spars/joiners to strenthen the wing.


14/11/2019 11:13:36

Hi everyone,

I am in process of repairing a foam Focke Wolf after an unscheduled meeting with rocks on landing!

The problem I have is that some of the foam at the wing root leading edge is missing, I couldn't find it at the crash site.

What would be the best way to build it back up? I'm guessing with blue foam or balsa block, but not sure.

The area is at the leading edge wing root and is immediately forward of the landing gear bay, as circled in red below.



Thread: Fugly build/kit review
11/11/2019 00:25:57

Finished at last. Now to fly!


Thread: Deagostini Spitfire build and 'leccy conversion.
08/11/2019 16:15:30

Good man David!

Great to hear you're getting the supplies today.

Lovely stuff. Hope the sheeting goes well! Hope you enjoyed the browsing, hard to leave that place empty handed!!

Happy days.



Thread: Fugly build/kit review
03/11/2019 13:22:22

Finally getting close to the maiden.

Just need to make up a motor mount and that last bit of covering to do.Then wait for a nice day to fly!

03/11/2019 13:21:12


Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
31/10/2019 18:47:40

Amazing story with your parents' meeting ovee designing legendary aircraft!

Thread: Fugly build/kit review
31/10/2019 14:42:18

20191031_014854.jpg20191031_015213.jpgNearly completed Fugly at long last...ita not a long build at all.....I've just been very stop/start with it!! Mostly stop!

But anyone have any tips for 1st few flights?

Will definitely use low rates for a while!




Edited By Alan Thorpe on 31/10/2019 14:42:46

Thread: Relaxing Sopwith Camel flight from the Cockpit.
26/10/2019 18:27:22

Great video!! Fantastic!

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