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Thread: Nice gesture from Hobbyking
18/08/2019 17:09:35

Wow - that flight control system looks amazing. First time I've ever seen something like that - question though, what do you do for rudder control?

Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
18/08/2019 12:50:16

Here's my Emil - originally Enya 25SS powered, then AXI 28/20-10, now PSS - first flew in 1996.


18/08/2019 11:00:51

On the topic of colour schemes, just like the only proper Spitfire being a late summer 1940 Mk1a, the only proper Bf109 is a late summer 1940 "Yellow Nosed B$%£$% Coming Down!" Emil. All IMHO of course .

18/08/2019 09:45:48

Great to see this build thread. the Cambrian Bf109 is an excellent model and very enjoyable quick build - watching with interest.

Thread: RCM&E September Issue.
04/08/2019 20:49:29
Posted by Nicky Strahan on 29/07/2019 13:33:04:

Also received mine. Has the magazine name changed?

Mine is titled “R/C Model Aeroplane” but all references etc inside are still RCM&E.

My subscription copy is the same. Shame really as I've kept every issue of RCM&E since way before I started buying the magazine.

A very enjoyable read this month and I might even pen a letter on one of the topics when I get a Round Tuit.

Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
28/07/2019 00:21:49

Mine was 16xGP3300 NiMhs, fitted lovely through a battery hatch in the top deck. Never did get around to fitting Lipos and she's gone to her place in the clouds some years ago - cracking flying model, you're sure to enjoy flying one.

Thread: Aldi
26/07/2019 21:40:53

Picked one up today following this thread and it's a robust, decent quality piece of kit.

Thread: Battery
26/07/2019 09:18:51

I consider the leisure batteries that I use to charge all of my flight packs at the field to be a consumable. They are replaced when they begin to fade - as noted above usually a couple of months out of warranty. At the moment I take an 85ah leisure battery and a 110AH leisure battery to the field, each driving one charger. That keeps me going all day and they are recharged immediately on return to the workshop and kept in a fully charged state through the week. The current brand is Numax and I've found those to be fine.

I haven't previously charged Lipos at home, but am currently reviewing that way of working now that I have the space to construct a fire-safe charging station. The leisure batteries and charging at the field works for me, for everything from 2s1p 1800mah packs all the way up to 5s1p 5200mah packs- all charged at 1C.

Thread: Aldi again
26/07/2019 07:57:35

Might they have been withdrawn from sale following the death of a woman who tripped and fell and was killed when the stainless steel straw penetrated her eye socket and entered her brain? That was in the news only a couple of weeks ago.

Thread: Moon landing
20/07/2019 11:48:37
Posted by Don Fry on 20/07/2019 09:44:19:

idiot comment.

Edited By Don Fry on 20/07/2019 09:46:01

What is?

20/07/2019 09:18:12

I had the Revell LEM at the time and it's interesting that they were shown painted in black and white, like the model in the OP, we didn't have the notion at the time that they were covered in gold, orange and silver reflective coating. Some years later I built the Saturn V as well, but don;t know where either of the originals ended up. After my son started building plastic kits we built the Saturn V together and a while later on the 40th anniversary he put together a wee film on You Tube, with the cine footage of me and my family watching the Apollo 11 launch as a youngster. I find Billy Bragg's take on it to be very poignant, especially today.



It was a magnificent, epochal, achievement but the political will and public interest couldn't be sustained. A bit sad to think that fifty years on we still haven't set foot on another planet.

Edited By leccyflyer on 20/07/2019 09:18:56

Thread: Funfighter thread, Cambria & Cambrian only, discussion & pics
07/07/2019 23:09:18
Posted by daniel handley on 07/07/2019 21:10:21:

nice models! i have always wanted to build one of these. how much experience in building would one need to be able to put one of these together?


The Cambrian Bf109E was my third RC model this time round (I'd built s few others as a teenager 20+ years earlier). They are a very straightforward, simple build and they are brilliant to fly.

Thread: Where to fly?
07/07/2019 20:29:13


Thread: Funfighter thread, Cambria & Cambrian only, discussion & pics
07/07/2019 20:04:37

They're all tissue, dope and Humbrol enamels. The Bf109E is airbrushed, the two Spitfires are brushed on.

07/07/2019 20:02:53

In converting the glow-powered funfighters to electric I found that filling the big hole up at the pointy end was achievable with minimal hassle by carving a foam plug to fill and then slathering a couple of layers of glasscloth, epoxy and microballoons to make a hatch, fitted with tiny screws to the airframe.

07/07/2019 19:57:40

I've got the Spitfire (2 examples) and the Bf109E.

The Bf109E originally flew with an Enya 25SS and went like stink. I converted her to electric in the early 2000's with the first AXI 2820/10 brushless outrunners and 10x1250SCRC cells and was very happy with the performance. Since then she's been tried, rather less successfully as a slope soarer and that is how she's set up - following a few repairs the Emil is a little weighty and so needs a decent blow.


My first Spitfire originally flew with an OS 25FP, but was also converted with AXI 2820/10 and 10x1250SRRC cells as my first funfighter conversion(I've since done the Westfield F86 Sabre as well). That Spifire is now a PSS model as well, rather more successfully than the Bf109E.brimmond 7th june-1.jpg


My second Spitfire was donated by my clubmate Derek and is significantly lighter than the other two, having been built originally as a PSS model and that flies brilliantly off the slope.

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Thread: Nigel Hawes Tucano power train
30/06/2019 21:47:51

That link is for the 30 inch Tucano. For the 45" Tucano I used an AXI2820/10, 3s1p 4500mah Lipo and 10x7 prop, which gives good performance. Mine is fitted with the tricycle undercarriage. Cheaper motors are available than the AXI, but that's a straight drop in for the motor mounting plate that was fitted.

Thread: Poll for who intends to register.
18/05/2019 09:58:05
Posted by Andy Symons - BMFA on 18/05/2019 09:33:57:
Posted by Martin Harris on 17/05/2019 23:50:20:

Threatening to flout the law could be interpreted as being much the same as the irresponsible faction that have brought about the excuse for this legislation. The commercial interests driving the process would love to see us painted in the same light.

Nail hit firmly on the head there.

Agreed - that's exactly the sort of ammunition that those much more powerful interests than aeromodellers can muster would be delighted with.

18/05/2019 09:55:53

I'll be flying, registering, staying within the law and not worrying too much about whether it costs the same as a mid range servo or at the high end a mod range receiver, per annum, to maintain that registration. I doubt it will make the slightest difference to illegal operation of drones/UAVs or whatever, but it was inevitable given the sort of incidents that have been picked up by the media.

Thread: What's your rate limiting step?
22/03/2019 12:19:37

Painting. Got lots of airframes finished to the point of getting the paint on there - tissue and doped, ready to go - but just aren't set up for painting models at the moment. Some have been at that point for several years.

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