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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.

Thread: power for remote container.
28/02/2020 19:00:26

We’ve got a similar container without mains power. We have to haul a solar panel in and out to charge the leisure batteries. Leaving anything outside will eventually get destroyed. Not necessarily in the first week or month, but eventually.
We've installed LED lights in the hut and these are movement activated, members kept on leaving the lights on by mistake. These came from Screwfix or somewhere similar.

Thread: Web Cam?
08/02/2020 15:09:37

We've had one for years, its main use is to allow others to see who is at the field. It does take snaps of the occasional yob who finds our field but you'd have to know the individual to recognise someone though.

We have seen people up there and the nearest member has scrambled out there to scare them off, they've normally gone by the time he gets there.

We did run off ours from a small solar panel glued to the roof, this worked fine until the yobs climbed on the roof and smashed it. We now rely on a bigger panel that is carried out and back in each time a member is at the field. Admittedly we lose all the sunlight from windy days but we're not prepared to give the yobs another chance.

The panel is linked to a regulator and then two large leisure batteries. This runs the mobile phone web cam and the hut lights. These are LED and movement activated as members kept leaving lights on and running the batteries flat.

The old mobile phone looks out through a very small hole in the corner of the hut looking out over the pits and car park, it's linked to our club web site so anyone can view it (suspicious wives, everyone! ) It updates every few minutes during the day.

All in all I think it's seen as a positive addition and well worth the initial teething problems.

Thread: Making oracover Matt ?
21/09/2019 16:55:22

I built the same model (twice but that's another story) and covered it in Solarfilm. I then used a Scotchbrite pad to take the gloss off and then drew panel lines on with pencil, exactly as your suggesting. It worked a treat. The dirt and rust on here is pastel sticks, then a matt varnish over the top to seal it.

In the air

Thread: Airbus A400 - Anyone else built one
11/09/2019 07:10:58

Excellent build photos, the parachute drop system looks great. I built his Sunderland model, I never added any extra features but it certainly has a great presence in the air.

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