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Member postings for Ray Wood 4

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Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
27/05/2019 10:13:21

Hi Tony,

Having carried the JP & the Gnat over to the patch for you the other Sunday, and watching Graham put the Hunter through it's paces 😀 I'm completely sold on these little models, thanks for tempting me back from "the dark side" (model boats)

No rush for the plans, I'm on holiday for a couple of weeks 😃

Regards Ray

Thread: Hurricane/ do they need rudder/aileron mix?
23/05/2019 18:04:23

Hi Frank,

The Mick Reeves Hurricane will fly rudder and elevator, as I found out after forgetting to connect the ailerons , managed a complete circuit and putting her down down safe, 35 years ago, On West Mallings main runway, always checked after that 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Poll for who intends to register.
17/05/2019 22:44:30

Here we go again !!!😢

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 17/05/2019 22:45:27

Thread: CAA registration consulation
11/05/2019 08:27:54

Hi All,

As model aeroplane enthusiasts, we all know we will pay the money do the test so we can carry on flying, because that's not we do, did however anybody notice the Menkind shops on most high streets stacking rc flying devices high and selling them cheap, we are an easier identifiable group to target 😕 this is a box ticking exercise.

Regards Ray

Thread: Ben Buckle Mini Super - Build
04/05/2019 21:49:18

Well done, the Mini Super is one of my all time favorites, if your Irvine puts out blackish oily in the exhaust it is over compressed, I had one in a funfighter years ago 😃

Regards Ray

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
03/05/2019 22:22:52

Well done Tony,

They look brilliant, I'd better order some more wood & fans 😀I

I have joined Maidstone MFC 😉

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 4 on 03/05/2019 22:24:51

Thread: CAA registration consulation
01/05/2019 18:59:15

Hi All,

As an old hand, excuse me if I missed reference to it On this thread, but back in the 60's we had to pay and have a Wireless & Telegraph Licence for our radio sets ! So we had the last 50 years free 😊 just an observation.

Regards Ray

Thread: Any idea what these kits are worth?
23/04/2019 20:21:01

The model in your photo is a PJ models Grob 109, kit has been slated on the web in various forum's 😮

Regards Ray

Thread: Engine choice for a Veron Super Robot
22/04/2019 16:33:15

Hi Tim,

The Irvine 36 is a powerful motor, my 60" span Super 60 is fully acrobatic on an Irvine 25 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
18/04/2019 11:38:11

raven 2 150419.jpgHi All,

Here is Raven a glider designed by Jack Headley from way back when! I must have had the drawing 35 years so it was about time I got back to some balsa bashing. I have had a break 10 - 12 years from regular club flying to play with fullsize boats and model boats, having said that I have always kept my eye in flying an Electric Acrowot down my local football field. I have found the Raven build most enjoyable, the plan is available from Sarik if you fancy some retro slope soaring it's only rudder & elevator

Regards Rayraven 1 150419.jpg

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Hunter & Phantom
11/04/2019 21:50:01

Hi Tony

They hit the spot ! Well done 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: With much regret, selling up
09/04/2019 21:12:39

Hi Stearman,

I have PM'd you regarding the Catalina plans

Regards Ray

Thread: Disposing of modelling goods?
06/04/2019 08:39:40

Hi All,

The idea of residual value in our toys is a long shot, looking back on 50 years of earning power, having spent circa £75k on modelling equipment only based on a nominal £25 per week + the expensive bits, radios engines & kits. We almost owe it to the model trade to throw it in the skip, or they won't survive to support our hobby.

I like most of us have a loft & garage full of stuff for a rainy day 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Building Brian Taylors Cessna 120
05/04/2019 20:17:27

Good job Dwain,

I love building B T designs,this one looks especially appealing, I better order the plan & bits 😀I

You could cut holes in most of the internals to lighten her up, without losing the strength.

Regards Ray

Thread: Cyanoacrylate safety
27/03/2019 18:58:44

Hi All

Years ago when aeromodellers discovered cyano glue it used to give off a steam vapour really noticeable reaction, now I only use Poundland superglue, maybe weaker reaction but does the job 😀

Same goes for the 5 minute epoxy from Poundland never use any other now.

Regards Ray

Thread: Big Trouble in Model Britain
13/03/2019 22:21:45

Hi All

Not sure the second episode really did Hornby any favours ?

Great to see the new prototype car 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: BMFA News Feb 2019
12/03/2019 21:48:34

Hi All

On a lighter note, I'm loving the new BMFA stickers 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Mercury Tiger Moth 33
11/03/2019 21:17:56

Hi Phillip,

Sorry if my last post sent you into depression, advice given in good faith I did build one of these 50 years ago and it was tissue covered, I imagine as Peter's was ? I don't think the structure will take heat shrink plastic film, Litespan would do the job better if it's still available ?

Regards Ray

Thread: Big Trouble in Model Britain
10/03/2019 18:36:53

Hi Devcon,

Yes another era, but in the 60's & 70's I was in the minority with interests in modelling of all sorts, still the same now really, Football was always the big interest for the majority still is 😀

When my grandchildren have children it will have moved on again, and they will be nostalgic about the Xbox 1,

Regards Ray

10/03/2019 11:34:27

Hi Cuban

Yes the 2/- kits in plastic bags from Woolworths 😀 imagine that level of availability these days. The 1/24th Airfix Mosquito kit was my first plastic kit costing over £100 it's wonderful . When it's blowing a Gale outside great therapy 😁

Regards Ray

Here is the srn1 from 1959 when I was 4 years old, should I build it ??img_20190310_112122.jpg

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