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02/10/2016 16:44:51

Cheers KC, wildo

02/10/2016 16:11:45

The tomboys I have are actually 11oz and 8.5oz, sorry for the confusion

02/10/2016 15:58:12

KC, I've just checked out the brc site and it's brilliant for a dullard like myself, found it to fit my needs, spot on and thank you agin everyone.

02/10/2016 15:51:48

Many thanks for you help guys, the Tomboy weight was a typo, I'm going to spend the rest of this afternoon deciding and buying online, but not sure on manufacturer now, I know are meant to be poor and I only like the best, but what are the best.

Thank you fun flyer, KC, John, DCW, Geoff and PatMc, your help is very much appreciated.

01/10/2016 18:46:02

Hi everyone, I've been flying 32 years and finally moving over to electric. I am trying to convert a vic smeed tomboy at around 75oz and a keilkraft scorpion at around 1lb1oz. I've seen formulars etc on line but fine them conflicting and confusing, one thing I do know is that I need a 100w for the scorpion that will use a 9" prop and the tomboy needing an 70w with an 7"/8" prop, that's as far as I've got and don't the kv needed speed controller and battery, any help is very welcome.


Thread: middle phase
24/01/2016 19:14:48

There's one on eBay for sale at a bargain price, it was mine that I sold to a geezer down south, I bought it off eBay but it transpires it originally belonged to a club mate who knows how to build models, this one is no exception, it flew superbly.

Thread: 2016 RCM&E Autumn Special- Free Plan Modellers Choice
24/01/2016 19:11:56

60" PSS WW 2 Fighter

Thread: Matador etc
23/01/2016 21:14:55

Many thanks lads, it's at 17oz without covering but the wing is in solartex but it's original from the 70's and the wing is so straight I thought I would leave and solar film over it the fuselage has been stripped due to a soggy deisel front end, rebuilt and will be solar filmed, I've got a 30mm elevator and a 30mm rudder and was hoping that should be sufficient. Chosen film over tissue or lite span as I want silver wings/tail plane and sky blue fuselage, I used to have on a Galahad back in the 80's and it looked great.

I will be using you generous information guys to my best achievements.

23/01/2016 20:50:28

Hey PatMc that's great news, I've been looking for suppliers and don't know which will give me best value for money as the matador won't be used often, so don't want to spend loads on it.

23/01/2016 19:37:28

I've just weighed it, it's 17oz without lipo, I dont have lips yet., many thanks For the info, I'll be busy looking for deals this evening

23/01/2016 19:05:05

Thankyou Dave, I'll look into the weight of it, but does that inlcude the radio etc as part if the weight or just the airframe.

Thread: Cocklebarrow Farm
23/01/2016 18:28:54

Hello, you can find all the info on Sam 35 website, it's a great day out and you'll find normally three dates. If you like the old stuff, four strokes, diesels and San electric section all pre 1964 you'll love it.

Thread: Matador etc
23/01/2016 18:25:31

Hi all, I need help with electric set up, I've jot a clue as I used to be an IC bloke for 30 years.

I'm refurbing an original Mercury matador and a scaled down version of a Mercury Galahad of 40",

I want go electric with them but not a clue on motors or speed controllers and batteries, agh! Can you help?

Thread: No room at the Inn
29/12/2015 20:22:22


Kevin the chap I know of and the friend he flys with are not of the same moral fibre as us, they blatantly disregard rules and regs etc it's those I'm against as the rest of us should be as they are the ones that give us bad press, I've said nothing wrong here it's observations that annoy me as it effects our hobby, and I'm one for long live RC, I understand you can fly in other places other than clubs, I'm not stupid it's just the fact that some do it in places that are built up, small parks etc, I'm fully aware that some quad operators are CAA approved for flying in built up areas but a lot aren't it's the later that will cause problems and tighten the rules on the ones that do operate within the rules as they are the easiest target, those that comply always end up paying for those that don't.

29/12/2015 09:41:54

Just for the record the club I originally talked about being full is not Worcester Model Aero Club, they are my next port of call, they have two fields I recently was informed of, and one of the fields about 1.5 miles from and I didn't even know, must be all electric, but there's a lot of trees around here blanking out sound, I hope the Inn keeper can find space for a despairing flyer.

Thread: Wiggo
29/12/2015 09:31:05

Nice design, reminds me of the larger longer Manxman, I like strange designs, and the construction looks simple too, by the way it was nice to be reminded of the Hotts model I've not seen o e since Sandown symposium in 1989

Thread: No room at the Inn
29/12/2015 09:25:51

I'm new to this forum and it's fabulous to have such varied responses, I didn't think I would have any, I started off wrong I suppose and it came out as a rant rather than what I really wanted to discuss and I apologise for this, I'm not attacking all flyers, it's the minority, I love the hobby as you all do and I would hate to be disliked due my little rant, I didn't come across as I wanted to as I've put people's backs up, which wasn't my intentions, sorry again. I won't apologise for the fact that people who fly out of the control of BMFA or other such bodies in inappropriate places are putting a strain on our hobby and think it's ok and they don't care, I know someone who does this and won't pay for insurance (BMFA who's that?), club fees etc because he says he safe enough with out it and can't afford it. Again it's not a global rant it's just an observation!

28/12/2015 21:57:50

I'm going to try again as absolutely love my hobby, the only reason for leaving pier originally was that it's a lot less effort going slope soaring as I have a young family and no time on my hands and malvern is on the door step but my real love is power.

I really appreciate all of your veiws and suggestions, I'll keep chiselling away

28/12/2015 21:22:37

For the record I'm not talking about Worcester Model Aero Club, they are my next port of call, I just wanted to fly in the other club as that's where a mate of mine flys.

28/12/2015 21:17:04

All valid points, I do t want to go in shouting I'm the best because I know I'm no where near the best, I've been a club flyer since 1988 in Worcester and helped set up speechless model aero club when Worcester model aero club got kicked off the site we occupied since 1908 ish, the oldest club in the world I believe, they turned it into a 18hole golf club! And for that reason I hate golf. I understand there has to be limits but as some of you say when the club in question, when I have flown there in the past there's only about 5 on a good day, I just don't understand how they are full with 70 members when o lay around 15 go to the meetings and only 5 turn up each week if the wether is perfect, the only time I saw a lot there was when they had a bbq a few years ago and then only three of us flew as the rest could barely walk let alone kneel down to start one up. I tried saying in a previous meeting that surely one flying members shouldn't have an effect on numbers but they still do so it ends up as an meeting place to talk rather than fly, it's a poor state of affairs, I might just stay a member of Malvern hills soaring association and sell up my power.

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