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Member postings for Roo Hawkins

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Thread: Whatever Happened To....
10/02/2019 15:35:54 I built this veron tomtit from plans I found in pdf

Thread: Film covering to repair "alumium" Mustang wing
06/02/2019 17:10:42

f9 (1).jpgHi I cover all my large scale gliders in sign vinyl I know that you can get aluminum look vinyl. I did my Slingsby t53 in it. You can stick it on in panels you can not use it on open frame work only on sheeted. I will see if I can find photos

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 06/02/2019 17:13:47

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
20/12/2018 16:19:06
I bet it was a ? 40 one from lidi. That they had in 3 weeks ago. To easily got by idiots

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 20/12/2018 16:19:48

Thread: cutting foam
19/12/2018 11:09:31

20180627_134836.jpg20180627_124201.jpg20180627_123724.jpg20180626_164409.jpg20181219_110304.jpg20181219_110125.jpgmy foam cutter 20181219_110115.jpg

19/12/2018 10:58:04
Hi I cut a lot of wings from 3 meters up to 7 meter span. I use a bow of 48in in length powered by one of them donut transforms can not remember what it is called but it has 2 25v out puts that can be made in to 50v. I only use 25v and go straight to the bow.I can control the temp by moving the wires closer together along the bow.the wire is from a old 1950s heater.

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 19/12/2018 10:58:36

Thread: Reichard Models GROB G 103C TWIN III
12/12/2018 14:36:24

no it was by robans models in the 1990s. but it was the same size. have a look at scalesoaring uk fourm their is a bit on there about fes

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 12/12/2018 14:38:41

12/12/2018 11:20:38
The grob acro is a great model I had one myself a few years ago but I would not go for edf I would use again f.e.s instead a lot easier to do and cheaper. Plus you get more power and flight times per battery. A lot of full size gliders are using fes now including the grob so it will be still scale. A folding propeller and a 1000 watt motor .

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 12/12/2018 11:22:51

Thread: 1/3 grob 109
12/12/2018 11:08:04
Yes it did look like winter wonderland in the workshop after it was carved. The fuz is that big you can get in easy and pick it out. My ash 31 fuz in another thread on this forum will have petrol tipped in to it to melt it out. I have not decided on the power plant yet but it will be a petrol engine I think it maybe a 35cc? ??????.Edited By Roo Hawkins on 12/12/2018 11:08:37

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Edited By Roo Hawkins on 12/12/2018 11:10:56

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12/12/2018 09:23:10

20181125_144138.jpgI have started a grob 109 moter glider it will be nearly 1/3 scale at just over 5metes span . i am doing it when I have a gap in building other gliders. the fuz is lost foam and is 2 meters long. it is carved out of foam and glassed with epoxy and twill glass. if I need carbon it will be added later.20181114_192246.jpg

Thread: FlyFly Models
06/12/2018 08:56:51
Hi have you thought about a pat teakle glider they are about ?370 and they fly great but you do have to build them yourself has they are only a basic kit. Glass fuselage and foam wings tail and canopy. I have a vega .dart and asw 20.

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 06/12/2018 08:57:26

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 06/12/2018 08:57:54

05/12/2018 08:28:11
Hi I would keep well away from them. They have very weak wings the wings joiner tubes in the wings are only fixed to the ribs and not the spars and the fuselages can sometimes be weak. It is a shame if they spent a few more ? they could have built a nice glider.
Thread: face masks/respirators recommendations
03/12/2018 16:38:51
A WORD OF WARNING. The smell test is not a good idea as some chemicals have no smell I use a lot of epoxy resin and this as little smell but still has dangerous fumes.
Thread: Wing bag material
03/12/2018 08:39:17
As l fly large scale gliders Wing bags can be expensive. So I make mine from picnic blankets that you can get from lidi. They are 2x2 meters and silver one one side and cloth on the other. I also use sleeping bags for fuselages and decathlon do light weight one. I do not use silver radiator foil now has there is a problem with it in that it will mark glass models with gray marks.

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 03/12/2018 08:40:44

Thread: NEW POLL - Which part of building a new traditional balsa model plane do you enjoy the most?
22/11/2018 16:06:59
The best bit of building a balsa model. The fiber glass .carbon and epoxy oops and the bit of balsa that may be used for a fin post .
Thread: No space left for new models?
15/11/2018 13:07:06
You lot think you have problems try living with 9 large scale gliders from 4 meter to 7 meter in span plus 3 more in build and all the small stuff hidden away.
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