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Member postings for Timo Starkloff

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Thread: de Havilland Aeronatical Technical School T.K. 4 from 1937
07/09/2019 17:39:24

Contact with ex employees from De Havilland is still fine (including personal meetings and many good stories to hear) and the model TK4 still flying. Now with a new motor since the old one destroyed himself. Something went loose inside and I think it's because of some vibrations I had two years ago.

Some flights were needed to get the correct centre of gravity again. The new motor is a bit more powerful but also heavier. And the TK4 is still very responsive concerning any changes. But the flights have been very satisfying. In August we've had our week of model flying on a glider airfield again. 600 metres for starts and landing is really something. Especially nice for the TK4 because I can fly a wide circuit, flatten out for a long time and reduce power very slowly after touchdown, still keeping the tail up for some time.




Thread: Aircombat Eurocup in Caen/Normandy on 8th June 2019
11/08/2019 11:34:42

Video is finally finished, it has been great to see the Dakotas, paratroopers and a Spitfire at Sannerville 


Edited By Timo Starkloff on 11/08/2019 11:40:08

Thread: 1/12 Messerschmitt Bf 109
16/06/2019 20:28:16

Both 109s are still fine after two rounds each at the small aircombat contest in Caen/Normandy. I was at Sannerville, too, for watching the paratroopers and Dakota flyover. What a great and unique event!

But back to the 109, I finally managed to complete a short video with flying scenes:



Thread: Aircombat Eurocup in Caen/Normandy on 8th June 2019
21/05/2019 18:12:36

There’s a nice article at the Smithsonian Air&Space Magazine about the planned DC3/C47 flight across The Channel:


Another one with actual information about the gathering of the American planes can be found here. They started their journey across the Atlantic and made a visit to New York before.


Last preparations for my contest models will be this week. June is coming near


Thread: 1/12 Messerschmitt Bf 109
12/05/2019 18:34:45

Thanks Dwain, I’m also satisfied with the look. Especially with spinner and pilots on board

A 109 must have that aggressive look. Although it doesn’t help winning contests, there is this small wing which is why I try to be as light as possible this time.



Edited By Timo Starkloff on 12/05/2019 18:37:55

10/05/2019 16:39:26

Weight reduction was successful, actual weight without rc equipment is 239 grams. Normally it’s up to 270 for that size.

Edited By Timo Starkloff on 10/05/2019 16:40:06

10/05/2019 16:38:18

The new G12 will be white, which should be appropriate to the black V48

Interestingly there really was a G12 with G canopy but K rudder in white colours. So many versions of the 109, you always find the combination you prefer (same for the Spitfire).




24/04/2019 21:52:52

Quick to build and easy to fly in every kind of weather. Beneath aircombat contests, those 1/12 fighters are perfect for everyday flying.

Better price than what I have to pay for my pins, David.

No time for the work shop during Easter, but now there’s progress again.




Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
20/04/2019 09:03:29


Thread: Aircombat Eurocup in Caen/Normandy on 8th June 2019
19/04/2019 22:58:45

Thanks, it seems I have to try again. I remember to have seen just the French version.

Another interesting link concerning the American half of Douglas planes for the Channel flight. The will travel the same route from America to England as during WWII, with stops in Greenland and Iceland. A card and explanation can be found here:



19/04/2019 12:13:29

Thanks, the new regulations are something I still have to get used to. Interesting case for Germany but now you have to do it again for France... More paperwork seems to be a modern thing.

But anyway, cidre and calvados are two famous products from this region (which is called Calvados). The same as for Somerset, another good place for apples. Nice thing to compare both tastes with some friends  


Edited By Timo Starkloff on 19/04/2019 12:14:02

Edited By Timo Starkloff on 19/04/2019 12:17:07

Thread: 1/12 Messerschmitt Bf 109
19/04/2019 12:11:08


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19/04/2019 12:05:53

One year gone by, the next Eurocup in Normandy is near and last weekend we’ve had a quiet chilly weather. So it was a quick decision to build another 109. This time a bit easier for contest flying, a different airfoil and with the twin-seat G-12 another rare version.


Edited By Timo Starkloff on 19/04/2019 12:08:18

Thread: Aircombat Eurocup in Caen/Normandy on 8th June 2019
19/04/2019 11:55:35


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19/04/2019 11:50:59


19/04/2019 11:50:24

Like the years before there will be an aircombat contest in Normandy. Not far away from Britain, maybe also interesting for British modelers living in France. This years special is the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6th June. For me from Germany with a long travel distance it’s perfect to combine both events. A unique event will be on the 5th, the flight of three dozen DC-3/C-47 from Duxford over the Channel to Caen to drop around 250 paratroopers, the flight will be joined by some fighter planes.


And here’s the invitation from Pascal from Caen model club:

You will be welcome on 08,09th of june for the eurocup contest in Caen Normandy.
This year is special year in Normandy as it is the 75th dday celebrations.
I will organize a dinner in the club house on saturday night.
Please note that due to a new french regulation about drones, all modelers -including foreign country modelers- need to take a course online (sorry ) and put an id number on his model (once the model is registered and for weight model above 800g ONLY).
For any question, feel free to contact me :">
So I look forward to see you under "le soleil normand" !

Please let me know if you intend to come (and which category)

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