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Thread: A Very vintage vintage
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
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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??

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
25/01/2018 23:09:03

Wowzers, it really is a rare beast. I merely glanced and thought it was a crack pot, but it does make sense, and I agree with your view that something is worth what someone is prepared to pay.. good luck to him then, to some the holy grail.

25/01/2018 21:36:01

John, did you ever gold plate laser 80's??.. there is a bloke advertising one on fleabay with buy it now £895!!, bidding starts at £695!!

Thread: Telly tonight - slope soaring at Ivinghoe.
25/01/2018 21:33:41

Very funny post Dave, made me laugh out loud. My old fella whilst not having a track record in inflicting injury has got the title of 'Dangerous grandad' with my kids!!.. which he is very proud of!!. ''Twas that generation I guess!!

Thread: Flying towards youself
16/01/2018 10:17:16

agree with Jos.. if you are thinking, then already you are on "high brain alert" and it is then when mistakes happen. Practice, and at HEIGHT... not enough people play with a plane controls....too scared.. want to read about it all.. ask all questions... doh!!.... when people ask me to show them how to do some aeros, they comment on how I know where the sticks go at what point.... I kinda of do... but practiced high up initially and banged about and watched what the plane did..and alter the input timings and movements to refine..... same with rudder inputs... with enough height, you can bang sticks all over the place and see what happens..... the old man used to get his pupils to put the stick in one of the top corners from level flight (mode 2)... and hold it... YES a barrel roll back to level.... overcame fear of putting down in pretty quick.... only way to learn IMHO.. dont be scared.. or get a buddy system and a friendly helper.. oh and also, one of my bug bears is where in the sky people practice, overhead, downwind.. cross wind etc.. if you are going to practice, there is a "safer" imaginable box in the sky where you should do it, which makes the whole experience less stressful, more likely to succeed and above all safer!!..

fly high wink ...........until you can fly low, then fly low cheeky

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
15/01/2018 21:14:54

Sounds like rich low runner. Worth trying the old blow down a piece of fuel tube, wind in until no hiss, then open up until you hear a hiss, carb 99% closed.. usually not a bad starting point. Can't remember if the carb has an O ring on slow runner, occasionally these aren't seated and distorted or just perished.. you'll get there

Thread: Considering going electric - advice rplease
11/01/2018 16:49:56

As Broken English says, variety is part of the pleasure. I have all manner of power setups, petrol through to electric (no rubber bands ATM!).. It is funny how over the years I have swung from one to tuther.. few years ago, loads of electrics, last year mainly glow, and this year, I've got a lot of pleasure with playing with diesels!!.. its just a little of what you fancy...

Thread: Help identyfying old glow engine
10/01/2018 11:13:33

Try this


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Thread: Christmas Caption Competition!
22/12/2017 16:42:27

Come on, don't hide, we know you fly F3A!!.. it's not that boring

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