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Member postings for Bucksboy

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Thread: rubber / synthetic fabric runway
05/01/2021 18:31:19

We laid at Astroturf runway because of the rabbit hole problem. We were given a used hockey pitch that was being replaced. Used Astroturf is expensive to recycle so they were pleased to give it away. It was expensive to lay, brand new or second hand it’s expensive to lay. However, the Astroturf is indestructible, nothing damages it. Model cars are raced on it, planes nose over and crash into it, it’s as good as it ever was.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
30/10/2020 14:00:21

Marvellous news!

Thread: Is/could this be an expansion of the surveillance state
15/09/2020 15:01:06

Its a Schiebel, we use them at work, very capable and safe. They've got a huge range, we use them out to 150km. I'm sure they can be fitted with different payloads too.

Thread: Wanted. Hitec Aurora9
01/09/2020 12:43:30

I can help but only after a huge delay. I have three, one in use, one with a fault and a good spare, I think it’s an excellent, easy to use radio. But, and it’s a big but, I work abroad and I’m unlikely to be home before New Year. So, keep me in mind but it will be a long time before I can really help. PM me if it’s of any help.

Thread: GooseV2, new lasercut kit build video series.
06/06/2020 10:45:14

Excellent as always. It's very informative and a very well designed model, well done!

Thread: The State of Play
24/05/2020 07:10:26

I don't need a new model whichever way you look at it, I've got several ready to fly and a few ready to build, one of those is a WR Bf110. So, the real choice is a WR 55" electric Mustang or nothing. I totally understand that a few people requesting a certain model is not enough for all the work to produce a totally new model.

I'll be happy with a Mustang, if I need another bigger kit, I'll buy another one from the Brian Taylor range.

23/05/2020 07:54:14

1. Tempest 100/120

2. Tempest 70/80

3. Tempest 155/180

I'd love something else but we'll just go around the houses again.

Thread: Who Else Wants a 63" Lavochkin La7 kit?
19/05/2020 16:46:42

If anyone wants something translated accurately into Russian, let me know. I work with many native Russian speakers. Mine’s off with a friend being painted at the moment, he’s doing in exchange for an old engine.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
13/05/2020 20:07:36

As I said on the other thread, I can’t resist a good kit, so I’ll have one please.

Thread: The State of Play
13/05/2020 19:13:11

I've kept out of this even though the Defiant was mentioned. I've already got a small La-7 which is electric. My larger La-7 with a Laser in it is about to be painted. I've got the 110 kit in a box untouched too, all Richards. I've also got the Chris Golds short kit of the Defiant waiting a build. So, to be honest I wouldn't be buying anything so I've not contributed. But, if it needs show of hands for a P51B to hit the streets, I'm in. Not because I'm a huge fan of the plane, but because I'm a fan of well made, fun to build kits. I've really enjoyed building the La-7's, they look great. I nearly put my hand up for one of the latest batch of Spitfires but managed to resist. But, I can't. So, I'll have a P51B please.

Thread: 1/9th Halifax U/C
13/05/2020 09:22:55

Marvellous, thanks for the really clear explanation too, it all takes time.

Thread: FW-190 builders thread......
15/04/2020 07:52:13

My entry from August 2012 above shows that it can be built into a good looking plane. It flew very well and it was my sons inexperience that caused the final crash. One thing has changed though, he's now flying airliners!

I'm even contemplating building another one in the lockdown, the part count is low, it's a great looking plane and it flew very well. I can't remember about any lead in the nose. I made sure that my chosen battery would fit through the ply engine bulkhead.

Thread: Hitec Aurora 9 / 9x LCD screen
13/04/2020 18:29:12


ive got an Aurora 9 that developed a fault so I don’t use it, I bought another to use as I love it too. I’ll happily let you have the first one at the cost of the postage. But, I can’t send it until the current lockdown is over.
Ive got no idea how easy it is to swap the screens though.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
02/04/2020 20:17:52

It looks like the saw is coming out tomorrow then. Thanks for the advice gents, I’ll just have to summon up the courage and set to. Of course the answer I wanted was ‘not a problem, don’t worry about it’. Still, there are bigger problems than this so I’ll crack on with it.

Thank you, I’ll post some more pictures when surgery is complete. 😄

02/04/2020 17:19:28


I started this Brian Taylor Bf109 about 5 years ago but then work got in the way. Its 3/4 built but I'm afraid to say I totally ignored your advice about tank height. I've followed his instructions and placed the tank where he suggested. Underneath the tank is the flight battery and the throttle servo. So now I've got time to advance the plane but I've looked again at the tank position.

Moving the tank would be very hard.

I could try turning the engine upright but fear it would poke out the top of the cowl.

Or, I could leave it as. The height difference is about 4", what would happen if I left it like it is?

The picture shows the approx. tank feed and the carb inlet with the two short red lines.

The curved lines top and bottom is the approx. cowl position.


What to do? Thanks


Thread: 1/9th Halifax U/C
31/03/2020 07:14:55

It makes it so much more interesting too. My modelling efforts are nowhere near this skilful but I still go through the same process. The idea, the realisation that the first plan won’t or cannot work, finishing with a successful result. But surely this whole process is what we all do, if you had just presented the fully finished legs and left it at that, we may have imagined that it was the first effort.
so thanks for this, the easy explanation and the pictures, I will never be soldering aluminium like this, but the same principles apply for balsa and glue. And filler, lots of filler! 😂

Thread: Malta
30/03/2020 10:00:50

Ryanair are flying their planes every 5-7 days, just a short hop up and down to keep it airworthy. If it stays on the ground for longer it’s needs a service before being allowed back.

Thread: Sunderland plans wanted
29/03/2020 06:03:03


I can’t help immediately, I’m out of the UK but return soon but I might be going into quarantine when I return.

I won’t be able to post it, we’re not allowed out even when I do return home. But I’m sure I can let you see it electronically.

I’ve built two and still have one, maybe I’ll overhaul this one whilst I’m home.

Sorry it will be some time off you getting to review it.


Thread: GooseV2, new lasercut kit build video series.
27/03/2020 05:37:16

A fantastic project! At every stage, your CAD design, the videos and then the build, they are all excellent. I’ve watched them all, it’s a very well thought out design and this shows when you come to the build section. Marvellous work from start to finish!

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
09/03/2020 14:50:03

There was a Doctor/Government spokesman on the news last week, last year 18,000 people died of flu in the UK last year. People need to look at this with a bit of perspective.

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