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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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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.
Thread: 7 meter ash 31 build
13/11/2018 08:16:26
I will usemail a old chisel and pick the foam out front and melt the rest out with petrol. Not sure how I am doing the wings yet I have a number of ways to do them. Maybe full carbon or a carbon and veneer mix. I do not vac bag but will press them.
10/11/2018 20:33:50
No David it was about 6.6kg. The 5 meter one was OK but there was a bit to much wing flex for my liking. I like the glider but wished I made it bigger so I started this one.
10/11/2018 12:55:03
I think it will be around 15 or 16 kg
10/11/2018 09:18:43

20181031_112203.jpg20181108_111424.jpgBuild as been restarted. Fuz is now glassed. carbon ud tape on the tail boom and 5 layers of 200gm glass on the rest . I will add more glass and carbon on the inside where needed

Edited By Roo Hawkins on 10/11/2018 09:21:30

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Edited By Roo Hawkins on 10/11/2018 09:25:33

Thread: MFA High Sierra
11/10/2018 12:38:10
The worst model I have ever had. Sorry to be negative but good luck with it.
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