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Member postings for Martin Gay

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Thread: An Introduction to the PSSA 2020 Mass Build Project
14/07/2019 19:38:38


Shame on you for not knowing there were two wing versions of the Sabre - you are in "good" company as neither Gordon, or I, knew there was a difference! embarrassed

If we had known then this model would have been designed with the 6-3 wing and a slightly lower wind loading.


14/07/2019 19:35:45

Hi Andy,

Gordon drew up the plans from a number of sources. The main one was for a F86E with the early, slatted wing and not the later 6-3 version with it's larger chord.

So modifying to an F86A should not be too difficult.


Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
01/07/2019 08:50:32

I enjoyed the flying on the Lleyn over the weekend, and am very grateful to Phil Cooke and the local club for all their organisation. It was a lot of driving for me but worth it as the conditions, especially on Sunday, were fantastic.

My Sabre had a couple of flights yesterday and received many favourable comments. It looked great thanks to Gordon Studley for all his hard work with the panel lines, markings and weathering. It made the model come alive!

The buddy box got a lot of use with eight people having a stir of the sticks - some of them even had a couple of flights with the Sabre. I am looking forward to seeing the photos from the event.


26/06/2019 09:40:07


The Sabre plan offers a choice of control options. The wing plan is drawn with the option of a two servo wing (ailerons) and a four servo wing (ailerons/flaps). If you really wanted to save weight you could also modify it to use a single aileron servo. The choice is up to the builder.

The prototype model had bottom driven ailerons and flaps as this was the quickest option to try and get the model into the air. I'm not sure what the setup will be for the Beta build, but I am planning to try a hidden (ish) setup (similar to the oneflap.jpg shown here - copyright: Vladimir's Models) on the Gamma build which will commence next month - with build blog.

A CNC cut kit will be available. More details to follow next week.


Edited By Martin Gay on 26/06/2019 09:41:18

Edited By Martin Gay on 26/06/2019 09:41:47

25/06/2019 08:50:40

I plan on bringing the F86 Sabre (2020 Mass Build prototype) to the Lleyn.

I will also have a buddy box system set up for mode 2 (and possibly a mode 1 version as well) for anyone that wants to have a fly of the model - weather permitting of course.

More info on the model will be available soon from Phil Cooke.sabre prototype.jpg

Thread: lipos not fully charging?
31/05/2019 18:38:25

Are you balance charging them?

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
12/05/2019 11:50:55

I enjoyed the gathering on Saturday, despite my Alpha Jet being involved in a mid-air collision.

Andy's Sea Hawk looked great in the air, as did the DH108 belonging to Jez.

I am also very happy to report that my 1:10 Sabre had a successful second flight after correcting the forward CG position. A few more tweaks of the control throws are needed and then I will really hope to put it through it's paces. With luck it will be fully finished with markings and panel lines etc for the next meeting at the end of June.

Many thanks to Steve and Phil for organising the event.

08/05/2019 16:09:04

I've flown the Meio and Hiwaun and Garth many times. Nice slopes, but didn't like the parking risk at the Garth!

08/05/2019 13:23:59

Thanks Steve.

So hopefully the roads will be open. I would hate to drive for a couple of hours to get there and then find out I can't get to the slopes!

08/05/2019 12:44:21

Just seen this:

Thread: Build your own telemetry sensors.
30/04/2019 13:51:52

I have no idea if mine have arrived yet as I am 8000km away from home!

Thread: Real Model Pilots
22/04/2019 12:45:45

I ordered through their website and paid via Paypal if I remember correctly.

Thread: Unusual full size aircraft that would make something different to build!
21/04/2019 22:15:35

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Thread: One Eighteenth of a Canberra B.2
11/04/2019 11:55:08


I was also impressed with Peter's Canberra. It flew in a realistic manner.

Andy Blackburn,

PM sent.

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
08/04/2019 09:25:32

A very successful weekend. A big thank you to Phil for organising it.

Thread: Real Model Pilots
06/03/2019 10:20:37


I ordered a couple of pilot busts two weeks ago, they arrived by the end of the week!


Thread: Keeping Warm In Winter Weather
04/01/2019 19:20:19
Have a search online for a "freezer suit"
They are designed to be worn inside industrial freezers.
Thread: Banana shaped fuselage
28/12/2018 21:14:07
Had a Fox glider fuselage where the fin leaned to one side by an inch.
I cut through the join on the front of the fin and re-fixed it with the fin vertical. Simples!
Thread: Redshift F3F
16/11/2018 12:20:33
I wouldn't call it remedial work. It's more a case of customising the model to suit your personal preferences.
Thread: PSS A-10 Thunderbolt II - build blog
07/11/2018 13:11:30

Didn't hear any excuses here!

It all sounds like something I might be able to say when discussing the cleaning up of my workshop. embarrassed

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