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Member postings for Colin Leighfield

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
03/04/2020 21:43:08

No John. It’s an ordinary GWS 8x4.3 Slow Fly. It was an awful orange colour so I painted it brown, it doesn’t look too bad. I notice I said the motor was a 2208 by the way, it’s not, it’s a 2203.

03/04/2020 21:17:46

Thank you Martin. To make it a bit more realistic I scaled a photo of a Le Rhône 9C, glued it to a 1/64” ply disc and glued that to the periphery of the 2208 outrunner so that it rotates with the prop, adds a touch of realism.da28b0ca-0614-4928-ad25-687942e56696.jpeg

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 03/04/2020 21:21:14

03/04/2020 14:46:58

Thanks John. Surprisingly quick and easy to build as well as being a pretty accurate scale model. Strictly for light breezes or indoors though.

03/04/2020 10:47:18

I’ve run this on the Indoor Scale R/C models page on FB, but it’s come out quite well so I’ve put it here for anyone that’s interested. Bristol Scout “C” all Depron 29” span built from the Flying Scale Models plan originally featured in 2005 and given as a free plan in the December 2019 edition. Designed by Mike Roach. It weighs 180 gms all in with a 2S 320 mah Lipo. First check flights very good, takes off on 1/3 throttle, flies slowly and turns well on rudder. The unusual markings are correct, 1915 RNAS.349faca8-3282-497c-bb4b-e45454e7dc61.jpeg

03/04/2020 10:35:19

I reckon we should be seeing the Giant Zlin 86”.

Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
26/03/2020 09:55:53

There used to be a good free-flight plan of the EP9 in the APS plans service, it was published alongside an excellent scale feature in Aeromodeller as I remember. That would provide a good basis for r/c conversion and enlargement.

Thread: Folland Gnat
24/03/2020 19:16:15

Your builds and flight reports are always among the most interesting things on the forum for me. I think that the hours that you must put in on the way aren’t always apparent, you don’t plan and construct projects like these in five minutes.

Thread: Lightweight hinge for a small depron model?
16/02/2020 20:53:27

I am finding very thin slivers (2mm?) cut from normal “furry” hinges and inserted in a knife cut make excellent hinges for light indoor models, secured with a touch of cyano. Blenderm tape works well, but this alternative is invisible and strong, also allows easy free movement.

Thread: 1/3 scale Bristol Scout
16/02/2020 20:46:44

dc579ac7-a30e-4c86-9c70-4d2dcfddeb2f.jpegAs a bit of a consolation, here is my nearly finished Bristol Scout “C”, 1/10 scale all from 3mm Depron, 29” span weighing 170gms with a 2S 240mah Lipo, for indoors. From the free plan in December 2019 Flying Scale Models. For those still interested in a larger outdoor scale version but a bit more handy than the 1/3 scale version previously featured in this thread, there is also in the FSM December issue an excellent feature on a 1/4 scale Scout, which will be about 72” span. Excellent build article and also a full write-up and three-view scale drawings of the whole Scout series. Put these alongside the brilliant book “Bristol Scout 1264” by David Bremner and you have everything you need to build an excellent scale model of this really great subject. The 29” version I have built in three weeks is designed by Mike Roach, the quarter scale model by Gary Sunderland. Either design could be easily scaled to a different size. I am sure the larger would easily scale down to 1/5, making it about 58” span. 090b5bb8-587b-4fae-aad1-2678df8fb44b.jpeg

Thread: Sopwith Camel, Tony Ray Models.
04/02/2020 16:58:29

Steve, you had a really rough time. It is a huge relief that you got through it, but what a rotten experience. It is great to see renewed interest in building, particularly big some of the younger ones come on board! I know that Hobbycraft have been stocking the Vintage Model kits, although I was in the Tamworth stores a couple of days ago and I didn’t see any then.

04/02/2020 13:47:03

No problem Nigel. It’s all very interesting stuff. A combination of traditional aeromodelling and modern high-technology producing parts way beyond my ability with a modelling knife! It will be great to see how you get on with the Humming Bird and Eindecker. I have recently built the somewhat larger Stevens Aero DH53, another very nicely prepared kit.

04/02/2020 11:05:38

Hi again Steve, sorry to hear about your elbow, vary nasty and I hope that it is getting sorted out for you. If the Camel will turn ok on rudder it will definitely be an advantage. The Bleriot sounds interesting, I haven’t seen the Aeromodeller review on that. I’ll send the s.a.e. and large letter stamp shortly.

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
04/02/2020 10:59:57

If mine looks anywhere near that good I will be very pleased. Good one Graham. I need to work this indoor stuff out of my system and get back to the Fury.

Thread: Sopwith Camel, Tony Ray Models.
03/02/2020 23:25:03

Hi Steve. Great to hear from you and I am fine thank you, hope you are too. Thank you also for the offer on the tailplane, I will take you up on that. These are fascinating little models, excellent design and material quality. I don’t think I did the best possible job on mine but I learned from it and would do better next time around. For those craftsmen who appreciate detail they really are very good. I haven’t tried to fly mine yet and need to work out how to get the Lipo inside without fouling the servos, but it just needs a bit of patience. If you go on FB and have a look at the Scale Indoor R/C -UK page you will see my Camel on there. Also you will see that Rob Wardale is doing a better job than me with Tony’s Avro 504.
I don’t know if the mods have seen your post yet to answer your question?

Thread: MF's Hawker Fury Mk1
01/02/2020 11:34:27

It looks wonderful Martin. Mine is static because of devoting limited available time to the indoor project, will I never learn?!

Thread: Antonov AN124 Ruslan
21/01/2020 11:45:45

This is beyond words Simon! I could say that you will never surpass this one, but I know you will!

12/01/2020 16:50:17

“It’s going to be interesting” hardly describes this one!

Thread: RBC Dornier 335
12/12/2019 21:57:40

You can’t be slower than me. On a project like this though you need time to think it through. I’ve always thought that the general dimensions and design of the Pfeil combined with the torque reaction cancelling effects of the contra rotating motors make it a perfect subject for a scale model. Could be your “piece de resistance”! (Stuck Widerstand?) I’m happy to wait. The Seafang is still sitting in the shed ready to go again when I get around to it. I kicked that off in 2015!

12/12/2019 16:11:15

That’s a great choice Erfolg, I share your interest. I’m sure your careful approach will pay dividends in the result.

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
26/11/2019 22:16:49

Care and patience appear to be the key ingredients, don’t they? Can there be any issues with radio interference?
Thanks for the advice on the linear micro servos by the way, I’m drawing the same conclusion.

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