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Member postings for Ray Wood 4

Here is a list of all the postings Ray Wood 4 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: What are your three favourite war movies?
20/10/2019 18:18:03

1. Behind Enemy Lines - excellent F18 ejection sequence

2. Fury - Tiger v Sherman's - terrifying

3. Bomber - Len Deighton BBC radio dramatization Lancaster O oranges last mission

Regards Ray

Thread: Twin glow motors for warbirds?
10/10/2019 16:16:50

Brian Taylor flew his 81" Mossie on a pair of Laser 70's I recall.

Regards Ray

Thread: 80 Mick Reeves Hurricane
06/10/2019 21:53:01

Hi Martin maybe worth balancing the model longitudinally spinner to tail to see if one wing heavier than the other ??

Regards Ray

Thread: DB 60" Sopwith Pup
04/10/2019 21:59:09

Hi Geoff,

Will be watching with interest, your right I had the 80" one just to big, sold it !

regards Ray

Thread: 2019 Special Issue
02/10/2019 10:55:09

Hi All,

The point about Depron is well made by John D, I must have started using it for airframes 15 years ago along with blue Styrofoam, but some people on this forum have taken it to the next level which is good to see, still find UHU Por not easy glue to use what do other people use ??

Regards Ray

01/10/2019 18:12:13

All good points, maybe we need to remember all magazines are published to make a profit simple as that ! Continued circulation is the publishers goal, RCM&E is really the only one left, i,m sure KC will continue the good work 😀

Regards Ray

30/09/2019 21:19:48

Hi All,

I thought the special issue was very good, it must focus on the basic skills to spread the word, as the old hands know most of that stuff, but the free plans are good food for thought even if not built and they fill the magazine. Tony Nijhuis has carried the special issue with his warbirds for years, and Peter is regular contributor with his plans, keep up the good work chaps 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: 80 Mick Reeves Hurricane
29/09/2019 17:41:11

Hi All,

The MR Hurricane can be flown with just rudder and elevator if your lucky ! I did a complete circuit of West Malling airfield and landed back on the runway, I forgot to plug in the Aileron lead, did pre-flight checks after that 😮

Regards Ray

Thread: 2019 Special Issue
27/09/2019 21:22:55

Hi All,

I'm looking forward to picking my copy up at W H Smith's tomorrow 😀 aero modelling is a broad church, I'm entertained by people looking down on the old classic and basically simple designs as not worthy in some way ??

Having built many of Vic Smeed's designs I'm looking forward to seeing his last one in this special😄

Regards Ray

26/09/2019 21:56:49

Hi All,

Pete Lowe was a good friend of mine, we both loved the Bristol Frightener as their pilots referred to them with no cargo onboard ! I know Graham Ashby keeps in touch with Janet and had planned to fly Peter's freighter. Great loss of a great enthusiast and musician .

Kind Regards Ray

Thread: TN Concorde
26/09/2019 19:37:39

Hi All,

I also saw Tony fly his Concorde in its bare wood state at Maidstone MFC's field at Headcorn aerodrome, massive achievement it flys so well with the FMS 50mm fans, I've bought the fans for the JP 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Collapse of Thomas Cook
24/09/2019 22:14:20

Only if you listen/watch the media who make a living winding everybody up !!

Regards Ray

23/09/2019 19:11:29

Hi All

This is a problem with any business that didn't take the internet as a sales platform seriously and thought 900 shops on the High Street would get them through, I'm sorry for the employees & travellers affected.

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 23/09/2019 19:13:44

Thread: 80 Mick Reeves Hurricane
18/09/2019 20:47:01

Hi all,

I had the MR Hurricane in 1982, it does fly with an Enya .60 two stroke just !! With 2 lbs of lead screwed to the firewall 😀 're-engined with an OS 91 fsr it flew safer but still the same speed.

Regards Ray

Thread: Southern Model Show 2019
09/09/2019 11:24:19

Hi guys,

Yes went on the Saturday thought it was very well run and enjoyed the show, the TJD boys with the big fighters I would say carry the show to a degree, many other star turns also featured, even saw some normal sport models flying which is a bit more down to earth aero modelling 😀

Really wish SLEC were there for the wood !

Regards Ray

Thread: interest renewed
29/08/2019 21:32:39

Yes I'd agree but I reduced the dihedral by 50% ,I did the same with Boddo's Tyro Major in 1980 with no problems 😀I

I've built 100 rc aeroplanes in the last 40 years

Worth a mention I thought

Regards Ray

29/08/2019 20:05:07

Hi Peter,

I have a DB Old Bill with a 52fs with ailerons added, I found it a bit of a handful !! and I've flown most types, would not recommend as easy to fly. I think the fin/rudder maybe to small.

Regards Ray

Thread: Latest CAA Update
28/08/2019 13:27:39

Hi All

This is great discription of what happens all over the country I guess, with relatively cheap flying devices from High Street retailers, as an aeromodeller for the last 50 years, I fly electric on my local football field and slope soarers off the downs (With BMFA insurance) how can this regulation ever be enforced ??

Regards Ray (Looking forward to paying & taking the test )

Thread: DH 60
26/08/2019 20:39:22

Hi Dougie,

My DB 58" Cirrus Moth flew just about on an old Enya 35 2 stroke, a lot of drag but interesting and scale like even using the rudder input for turning, often wish I hadn't sold it !

The 52fs sounds fine to me 😀

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 26/08/2019 20:40:10

Thread: Latest CAA Update
23/08/2019 22:08:31

Yep 😀

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