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Member postings for Ernie

Here is a list of all the postings Ernie has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: A KIT for an electric glider
16/03/2020 09:30:08

yes, ernie did sort himself out       I think I bought an Atrain, and it flew very well until it sort of fell apart in midair. Never did get to the bottom of that


Edited By Ernie on 16/03/2020 09:30:42

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
25/02/2020 10:09:19

Thanks all, I got in touch with Ed on the adress that Martin gave me. His website is a bit clunky because he'se working on it. He is most helpful, Ive ordered 5 feet x 10inches,+ the tools for application.

I'll let you all know how I get on


22/02/2020 09:11:42

Good morning furious guys, and especially Danny

I'm experimenting on the Fury with aluminium finishing systems. Best yet is the mick reeves system, but, I would like to try FliteMetal. I've tried ordering from the website, and I've tried to email them, all with no result.



13/02/2020 12:46:46

Well, I've got a very nearly completed airframe. Some bits are covered, and finished yellow. It's the silver covering thats difficult. I'm using the mick reeves foil, its difficult. The finish underneath needs to be perfect. I've used Glass cloth, and about a zillion coats of primer.


Thread: Merry Christmas
16/12/2019 09:02:28

print me.jpg

Thread: Help Needed for Kids Xmas Bike Modification
13/12/2019 09:12:51

Pat, remember left hand pedal, le'ft hand thread


Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
02/11/2019 12:45:28

Hi Danny and the fury/nimrod builders

My Broken arm seems to be working fine, so its back to the board..Some thoughts and questions

Ive started to make the wheels from the Mick Reeves foam. Of course, I needed hubs. Wow, the dished base of a rattle can is near perfect. and, if I need to save weight, I can mould some from plastic using the metal as a form.

Where do you get your oleos. Hobbyking seem to be out of stock

As ever, Ive been spending far too much time on the cockpit. Ill send some pix


Thread: Protecting a plan
22/10/2019 14:18:55

I get my local printer to make a half , or quarter size copy so that I can have it on the wall fot easy reference


Thread: Litho Plate Wanted
10/09/2019 08:14:08

Art schools still use litho


Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
09/08/2019 12:51:41

Hi Peter, and many thanks for all those great designs.

I wonder, why we don't see WW1 designs? After all, they are just oversized models. What about something simple like a fokker E111 to start with?


Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
17/07/2019 09:56:06

Hi Danny and the lads, What a bummer, the Fury airframe is sulking on my building board, and I'm sulking in my armchair with 2 broken ribs and a broken arm (right one of course)

So, As someone famous once said, I'll be back


Thread: Car indicators
05/07/2019 09:10:11

you've seen nothing, it's a national sport in France, we even have a national roundabout chicken team.

The french look on the highway code as a list of suggestions, some ideas to try out on a sunny day. I once challenged my ami Pierre why he'd made a particularly dangerous turn.

his reply?

because I'm French


Thread: Real metal on aircraft. Is it a problem for radio?...
22/06/2019 10:00:49

Hi Goys, Ive been wondering about this, I gave myself a wee treat and bought a new spectrum AR620 reciever, yes the one with the internal antenna.

The plan is to use it in my half built hawker fury. The problem is that the fuselage is covered in alloy to around half way back.

What do I do?

1 install the RX way back, beyond the tin stuff, I'd have to extend the servo leads a wee bit 2 buy a new RX, and poke the antenna out the fuselage each side 3 any brilliant ideas?


Thread: Is it now time for cyclists to wear an identifier and pay a tax?
21/06/2019 13:47:18

John, I just cannot see how square wheels would fix things. Even the slightest flat on a bike wheel makes life uncomfortable. A wee experiment for you to try John. Trim the wheels square on the pride and joy in your hanger. I think you'll find that even takeoffs are oh so difficult

And Doc of course you should


21/06/2019 13:15:04

I am a ultra keen cyclist, and I do pay tax. I pay road tax for my car, which damages the roads, pollutes the atmosphere, causes huge congestion. and can easily kill if I drve it badly.

When Im on my bike, none of tne above applies, yet, I'm still paying my tax, I think I should get a tax rebate for every hour that I spend rolling along.

Finally, riding a bike is a bit like a low inverted pass. Enormous fun


Thread: Confirmation - The World Really Has Gone Mad......
19/06/2019 23:30:14

heard on the news today that the fine for begging was £1000


Thread: Transmitter / receiver issues, help needed pls
19/06/2019 23:25:09

Hi Daire, A wee bit more information would help. Normally there is one servo in each wing to control the ailerons. The two leads can be joined by Y connector, and connected to the servo output on the reciever. OR one lead goes to the servo output, and the other goes to a spare output, and the whole caboodle is sorted on the menus in the transmitter.

What certainly doesnt sound right is two sticks. ailrons are always controlled by one stick

what setup do you have

whate plane is it

are the batteries well charged


Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
19/06/2019 14:08:19

Hi, the order no is 26144 and I dont have a company name, just ernie

I've emailed them re permission, so it should be OK


19/06/2019 13:50:35

Of course, I'll dig out the file and get back


15/06/2019 09:43:18

Hi David, It's Eric here, Actually Donny, it's ernie.

Yes the etched parts are available from PPD in Lochgilphead, Bonny Scotland. They still have the artwork, and will etch you a set.


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