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Member postings for Jim Carss

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Thread: Irvine 61 new bearings
18/09/2019 17:30:01

Try a simultaneous tap to both sides of the prop driver,motor mechanics use this method to release tapered shafts on ball joints.


Thread: New tail wheel required
18/09/2019 17:19:24

these might do the trick


Thread: Skyfarer power...
28/08/2019 10:51:53


Never got a chance to fly it,gave it to a friend of mine,I gave Phil Kent a call and he told me model flies very well his first model was smaller at around 48" span and he built the 55" one and it was sold before he got a chance to fly it.


28/08/2019 10:22:03


This is mine built from the Phillip Kent plan.55" span with OS40 Surpass up front.Plenty room for 4st.


skyfarer 2.jpg

Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
15/08/2019 18:32:11



14/08/2019 18:36:12


Juast finished the Cambrian Hurricane with SC25 up front and it tips the scales bang on 3lbs


Thread: Pilot Kits
24/07/2019 12:50:10


24/07/2019 11:20:27

Just finished these two, Aeronca Champ from a kit and the PT19 from a plan supplied by Derick Scott (flyer21 uk) on ebayimg_0005.jpg


Thread: BFW M23c - Golden Age German Racer.
09/07/2019 09:33:29

Cracker job Jim,well done.

wink 2

Thread: Local Model Shops
02/07/2019 09:57:36


North Shields maybe ?

Ken just had a look at his facebook page and the shop close on June 30th, very sad.



Edited By Jim Carss on 02/07/2019 10:01:56

Thread: Cambrian / Cambria Funfighter-----which to choose!
24/06/2019 13:40:48



24/06/2019 09:57:45

Dark green Solartex and a couple of coats of satin fuel proofer

23/06/2019 19:08:23


Took about 3 weeks to build,not flown yet and it will have to be hand launched.

it will not be me doing the test flight,need someone with fast reactions I think.

The Cambria Spit shows optional u/c but these fun fighters don't look right with u/c dangling.

stay cool


23/06/2019 18:12:26


Just chucked this one together last week,Cambrian Hurricane,got given two kits,the Hurricane from Cambrian and a Spit. from Cambria so the Spit. is next.

Easy build kits,spares are readily available for the Cambrian models, eg. pair of foam wings £25 Decals £10 and canopies at £6.



Thread: Chiltern DW1a plan
12/06/2019 13:11:07

As you say KC, Parky was a very skilled pilot,you had to be to fly the HG,his prototype went home in a bin bag more times than I can remember.

he eventually got it right and as its name implies it was a hairy little model,if I remember correctly he had a Taipan 15 rear exhaust up front.

apologies to John for straying off topic.

12/06/2019 12:18:05


Definitely the 48",got it in the car fully assembled,the Enya 60 fs was never a powerhouse,the model was flown by the late Brian Park ( designer of the Hairy Gnome ) and it flew very well,got snapped up by a club member shortly after the first flight.

11/06/2019 18:11:05

so that's why the engine wont start,it's a slope soarer

wink 2

11/06/2019 10:36:47



07/06/2019 19:07:48

I built this one in 2004,48" span with Enya 61fs up front, great flier.



Edited By Jim Carss on 07/06/2019 19:08:10

Thread: APACHE PT19 from SLEC
10/05/2019 18:25:33

Just finished this one,scratch built from the old Pilot range of kits from the 80s,

52" span with ASP30 fs up front and it comes in bang on 5lbs.


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