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Member postings for Eric Robson

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Thread: Curtis Condor biplane twin
02/11/2020 10:44:08
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 02/11/2020 10:15:35:

No 70's at the moment but i would build a matched pair for a twin anyway so it makes no difference really.

If you look on the laser site there is a dimension drawing for the 70. See if it will fit with say an 6-8oz tank. Should be plenty.

Hi Jon, why would it be necessary to build a matched pair if they are all built to the same high standard?

Thread: The Peoples Mosquito
01/11/2020 09:54:05

So that's where all the balsa has gone and everybody's blaming the Chinese! wink Looking forward to seeing this one in the sky, if I live long enough. It was unfortunate when there two airworthy Mosquito's in this country the 2nd one did not get enough show time so I was sold to Kermit Weekes in America just before the other one was destroyed in a crash at an air show.

Thread: Laser Engines development.
01/11/2020 08:57:04
Posted by cymaz on 31/10/2020 22:56:05:
Posted by Eric Robson on 31/10/2020 22:44:16:
Posted by John Stainforth on 31/10/2020 21:59:02:


You whetted my appetite there, for a second or two, with all your talk of V1 and V2 prototypes. I was momentarily confused, not with the Nazi weapons of war, but with other V's in your stable... (I hope)!.

They should go like a bomb

Let’s hope they don’t sound rough, go quiet then crash, like the Doodle Bug

From my experience with Laser engines there is little chance of that happening. Though recently a fellow club member had that happen with a Mick Reeves Spitfire just after take off. I must add not the fault of the engine.

Thread: Flying through covid !
01/11/2020 07:40:27

The way the weather is at the moment I think we will be unable to fly for sometime here in the North East. At least I have enough projects to see me through the winter and lock down.

Thread: Laser Engines development.
31/10/2020 22:44:16
Posted by John Stainforth on 31/10/2020 21:59:02:


You whetted my appetite there, for a second or two, with all your talk of V1 and V2 prototypes. I was momentarily confused, not with the Nazi weapons of war, but with other V's in your stable... (I hope)!.

They should go like a bomb

Thread: K5682 - Martyn's Fury
31/10/2020 22:37:56
Posted by Martin McIntosh on 31/10/2020 21:54:51:

What the hell is doculam and why would you wish to double cover a model? I have never been able to get my head round this.

Covering once is enough for me Martin. I would imagine doculam is a trade name for document laminating film.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
31/10/2020 18:37:31

Ju88 built from a Warbirds Replicas Kit 75" span electric power ,just waiting for the weather for the maiden.dsc_0689[1092].jpgdsc_0688[1093].jpg

Thread: Banggood UK.
31/10/2020 10:49:42

I had the same motor from Banggood I countersank the outer holes on the mount opposite side to the inner holes I then put csk. screws in the outer hoes and fitted the mount to the motor I then offered it up to the ply former which I had pre drilled and fitted with tee nuts using a long Allen key I tightened the screws. Should have complained and got a refund. I think 4 Max sell mounts but not sure if they would fit and the mounts cost half the price of the Banggood motors.

Thread: Dom Smith F7F-3 Tigercat
30/10/2020 16:18:09

Hi Martian, we were called The Trebletone's played around the west Midlands and Wales, the we took on a bass player and became the Trebletone 4. We used to carry a full size Lowrie Holiday organ and Leslie speaker around with us getting up the stairs at Wem town hall was quite a challenge . The best gigs were at the sergeants mess at Donnington cheap booze duty free fags and a good meal . The first time at Sleap air show we were just getting out of the car as a Lightning came past just under the speed of sound nothing to hear till it passed and then went vertical, I thought we would have to get my father in law some clean underwear, the noise was deafening.

Just bought another twin kit today now that the Ju88 is almost ready to fly, it is an Aerotech Mosquito bran new in box 71" span, so plenty to go at for the winter. 

Edited By Eric Robson on 30/10/2020 16:23:00

29/10/2020 21:50:21

Really taking shape now Martian, lovely sleek lines. I see what you mean about Hobby Craft £5 for a sheet of 3/32x4x36 . I used to live in what is now Telford and I was in a group , we used to play at RAF Shawbury, Do they still have a Vampire gate guardian there?. I also went to an air show at Sleap that was back in the 1960's

Thread: Warbird Replicas Ju88 Night Fighter build
29/10/2020 17:26:01

I think does Maurice, a few more brown leaves and it would be invisible.wink

29/10/2020 14:15:41

Hi Paul, the motors are Race Star 42/50 800 kv . I have one in my Warbird Replica Spitfire lots of power on 4s.

29/10/2020 10:56:12

Went out to do some motor testing with different size props ,it started raining .dsc_0689[1092].jpgdsc_0688[1093].jpg

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
29/10/2020 10:39:24

Never seen Chinese Monopoly , Do they go to Wuhan instead of jail?

29/10/2020 09:03:29
Posted by Paul Johnson 4 on 29/10/2020 08:06:17:

Sitting here contemplating my navel, removing the toast crumbs, what with the main uk suppliers not currently able to source balsa.

I think we need to enjoy the kits we have. It may be a long time before we see many more.

Covid-19, balsa shortage, the Chinese aren't my favourites at the moment......

Paul, I think it is a plot by the Chinese to boost their flagging foamie sales after they recreated the building bug with their Corona virus wink

Edited By Eric Robson on 29/10/2020 09:04:22

Thread: Future balsa supplies in UK
28/10/2020 23:31:56
Posted by Geoff S on 28/10/2020 23:21:26:

One of the reasons I went for both the CNC cut parts and additional wood pack for Peter Miller's Rans Chaos was because it looked like buying the wood for myself would be difficult and using wood I already had would deplete my stock (realtively modest as it is) and make repairs or mods more difficult.

I haven't tried recently, but are 'proper' (ie balsa/ply) kits in short supply too?


Looking at the Tony Nijhuis balsa packs to complete the plan packs are no longer available.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
28/10/2020 23:16:04

Get those muppets back on the drawing board to finish that 110 and put my name on it. Ju 88 nearly ready for test, it may be a while looking at the weather forecast. Will send plenty of Haribo's if that's what it takes.

Thread: Colin’s Spanish Fury
28/10/2020 15:55:53

Looking good Colin, my mother always said after all that good work it's a pity you have to hide it . And that was just my Keil Kraft rubber powered jobs.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
28/10/2020 09:05:07

Going together well Paul, making wings is the one part of modelling I don't like but Richard's system makes it pretty much fool proof even for an old fool like me.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Ju88 Night Fighter build
27/10/2020 08:48:58

I wish Paul, I was referring to the full size . I hope you are back to good health now, looking forward to seeing the Mustang finished.

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