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Thread: Thank you to everyone who attended.
12/03/2018 11:21:23

fantastic effort, great cause, be very proud of yourselves... super

Thread: Super Star
26/02/2018 19:36:26

Super job buddy yes that will go well

Thread: A Very vintage vintage
18/02/2018 21:06:33

Hi there, he probably did the fus.. but wings haven't been dismantled, they are untouched...I'll ask him

18/02/2018 20:12:05

Thanks for the kind words Cymaz, and thanks for the info on the RC PAW Carb JD8. I could do with some standard issue Keilkraft test medium (long grass!! laugh).. its all a bit bare, damp and soggy ground at the moment and I wouldnt mind giving it a few test glides with not knowing where the CG should be (an educated guess at 33%), plus not having a throttle.. I wouldnt mind getting a feel before she is chucked into the beyond!..

I'm in no rush.. it has been 65yrs since it last flew!!

Thread: Best Plane You Have Owned
17/02/2018 21:34:55

1) Flitton inspire 60 - YS63s. 2) Island hobbies capiche - YS63s 3) sigma signs freestyle-.. err yep YS63s.. have all three of the best 50 size planes ever IMO

Thread: A Very vintage vintage
17/02/2018 21:26:55

Thanks for the kind words chaps..i did toy with a throttle for the PAW, but wanted it to be as light as is still on the cards and would be a relatively easy job.. I hear the enya 09 carbs are slightly better than the factory ones although PAW is just down the road from me..

. haha Kevin, you must be in my club!!, I get constant grief about pilots and my lack of .. if it flys well,I will have a look for one and break my habit!!

Edited By extra slim on 17/02/2018 21:30:35

17/02/2018 15:38:05

Lipstick on the pig

After dads efforts, like most of his projects, when it comes to finishing, he gleans little satisfaction from the finishing touches and so passed it onto me, to cover and complete it… no pressure. .. I felt like I was working on a Rembrandt!... or something … I wanted to stick loosely to its original colours to show some respect, and below are the results. Powered by a PAW 1.49, a tank made by one of my friendly club members, she is 43” and weighs 27 ounces, (she needed 2.5 oz up front to get the balance to 33% which is where the consensus seemed to indicate CG for an elliptical wing form) and we are very pleased with the results. Wing loading appears around 14.5 Oz per Sq ft, which I think should be OK, and the club members of the generation think the PAW 1.49 will be more than enough… hope so..

I really hope it goes well, and that great Uncle Billy would be pleased with our efforts.

Hope you like it..






17/02/2018 15:36:15

Broken nose

The original, had sort of a chin, held on by elastic bands, as a crunch point for its free flight days, and dad didn’t recall a cowl being present, so we regressed him back in time under hypnosis to visualise what he thought it might have looked like and came up with this beauty!.. quite surprising as structurally there is no one better, but design not one of his fortes!

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17/02/2018 15:34:44

Phoenix from the worms

We were both taken by the design and dad thought it a good project to try and get her back in the air, so set about carefully deconstructing the fus and building a new one.. at the same time, strengthening the wings with cross braces and chopping the tail feathers to accommodate a rudder and elevator.. top job by the old fella as usual..



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17/02/2018 15:33:17

Time has taken its toll

On a visit to dads we decided to take a good look at it and stripped it back. The wings and tail feathers seemed fine, but some critters had been busy on the fuselage!!



17/02/2018 15:31:54

So, vintage models of a radio annoyance variety have enjoyed a bit of a renaissance within our club over the last couple of years, and being the youngest member, who flies all manner of aircraft aside from vintage, figured if I can’t beat them, join them.

I was lucky enough to be handed a beautiful plane which appears to be a modified Vic Smeed Soubrette, with an MPJET 040 which I converted to RC, and flies incredibly well, and really relaxing to throw in the air at the end of a days session when the wind drops off.

With this in mind, my dad informed me of a plane in his loft, which he recalls seeing flown as freeflight obviously as a lad by his uncle Billy in 1953!! on the common behind Windermere.

His cousin passed it to dad many years after his unlce had passed and there it sat in dads loft for many years.

He dug it out and put a few pics on this forum, but no one could enlighten us as to what it was..(we still don’t know!)

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Thread: Six Nations 2018
13/02/2018 21:12:43


Edited By extra slim on 13/02/2018 21:14:58

Thread: Best given the right of way
10/02/2018 07:49:44

Only snakes I like are the pitts python and the sig cobra!!cheeky.... taxi !!!

Thread: STOL unbelievable
08/02/2018 09:03:45

And I do like this fella

08/02/2018 09:02:34
07/02/2018 21:18:56


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Edited By extra slim on 07/02/2018 21:20:44

Thread: US Magazines
29/01/2018 09:13:38

I wouldnt bother with fly RC, it used to be superb, but went down hill rapidly about 2 yrs ago.. cancelled my subscription as it was barely a leaflet in the end..

Thread: Hitec anyone else thinking of jumping ship
27/01/2018 17:44:21

Amen Ken.. folk like to treat themselves to a shiny new thing.. but my old mam used to tell me.. "it's not what you have.. but what you do with what you have".. lots of guys have fancy golf clubs and play off 24.. I played off 2.. with a decent set and a little carry bag!!.. folk at the tennis club play with Rogers racket but play like kenny Rogers!!.. I'm with you.. sticking around dept!!. yes


Edited By extra slim on 27/01/2018 17:45:07

Thread: Internal resistance in Nimh and Nicad
27/01/2018 17:39:29

Thanks for the responses chaps. As I suspected, no definitive chart, but I guess the variables affect this. I'm surprised that this subject hasn't been nailed, as many modellers use these packs, cycle their packs, do their best to look after them but not really knowing if their efforts are worth it etc, but no one seems to know how high is too high.. I guess one of the trickiest factors is how the charger measures it.. and the application, but I would imagine someone would be able to give a IR recommendation for something like a 2000mah Nimh, driving a standard 5 servos.. at resting not directly after charge... but this figure even with caveats illudes the World Wide Web. Not an issue really for me as I use life which 'give/deliver' in a different I guess less susceptible way than Nimh.. the quest continues..

26/01/2018 21:42:34

hi chaps, to be honest, I mostly use Life packs for RX, but have some 2600 4cell Nimhs and a 600 nicad. I might need a bit of weight up front. My charger measures IR, and I understand it to a point, but I can't find any guidelines on how much is too much.. does anyone know of a source or rule of thumbs??

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