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Member postings for Colin Leighfield

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Thread: Indoor Scale R/C entry Piper Super Cub PA-18
22/05/2019 20:29:31

I just watched the videos, thank you Brian. The light isn’t good there and I know it isn’t easy. Brilliant, the standard of the scratch built models is amazing. Graham Smith was an awesome scale modeller when I knew him nearly forty years ago and he clearly still his.

22/05/2019 07:03:18

ea770c68-8286-4ba1-b107-275c6f1e7f9a.jpegI thought I would add a bit more detail to my Ebenezer variation of BipeOne and have rechristened it “BipeFree’nEzer. After the excellent experience with flying the Javelin outdoors with “indoor” radio based on a Deltang rx, I think I might add that here, because with the poke in this motor and a two minute engine run, I have no doubt that the first flight will be the last time I ever see it. Anyway, now that the silly season is coming to an end, I will get back to the Fury, particularly as Danny has got going again!7d3eff22-58d5-4bc9-ad77-d1a17df2b4eb.jpeg

Thread: VQ Models
18/05/2019 16:21:54

I’ve got the Macchi C205 Veltro. Although not dead scale, it looks the part and flies very well with an ASP 70FS.

15/05/2019 23:20:48

The BipeToonezer flew straight out of my hand at the MayFly and needed no adjustments to c of g or trim. The mini-Mills 0.4 ran just like a Mills should. Even running with a drop of fuel in the thimble tank I was having to chase it a long way. By the end of the day my Fitbit Versa was showing over 26,000 steps! On the fourth flight I mistakenly tweaked the compression and the result was a spiral climb to around 200 ft before the engine stopped bd09f1ec-f59f-42d2-8075-d960815fcfd8.jpegand it finished up in a tree! I had to shake the tree to get it down and that damaged it enough to end its flying for the day. (I’ve fixed it now). I also made a BipeThreenezer variant which although aerodynamically the same looks more vintage. I fitted it with a “new in box” Cox TeeDee .020. I didn’t have the time to run it up before the weekend trip to Old Warden so elected not to try and fly it. However as the other one flies so well I am sure that this will too. However I ran the engine for the first time yesterday and found that thrust is more than the weight, it will go vertical! Also a full tank runs the engine for about two minutes, so I have to think about the best way to operate it.

Thread: Now That Is Proper Modelling...
15/05/2019 23:01:00

That Bleriot is incredible. The performance of some of the vintage rubber powered models flying at the Shuttleworth “MayFly” over the weekend was amazing, the sort of thing I don’t remember seeing since the sixties!

Thread: Indoor Scale R/C entry Piper Super Cub PA-18
14/05/2019 13:12:49

Thank you Danny. The top guys in this game set the bar very high indeed!

Thread: Indoors Today!
11/05/2019 20:58:18

Quite right Don, it changed very quickly. Passed over though and it’s all calm again.

11/05/2019 20:22:25

38d0a8dd-644e-47e6-bb89-0d38fc82668f.jpegf1944adf-bc86-4995-ae57-0bbe0786c498.jpege33e9d5c-8a13-455d-b622-8580bb13f410.jpegWonderful evening at Old Warden. My profile Depron Javelin with two mini edfs is intended for indoors, but in the still air it flew really well and looks very good in the air. Shortly after I had flattened two batteries and put them on charge, I had two more with BipeOne, during the second of which it suddenly clouded over, the wind blew up and it started to rain heavily.! I managed to get it down fortunately,67a4adcb-0727-47a2-9f83-e2410503f78c.jpeg

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 11/05/2019 20:25:10

Thread: David Vaughan P-51B
08/05/2019 12:40:45

I remember this, I had the mag lying around for years until I had a clear-out. Great to see it still exists, if anything the patina of age makes it look even more realistic.

03/05/2019 12:49:54

Hi again Wilco. It is drawn up. No problem in copying it to you, send me a PM?

03/05/2019 10:05:57

You could be right Wilco. We’d need some very brief engine runs to stay within our field boundary though!

03/05/2019 06:44:07

Richard, thank you. I just hope it survives more than a few seconds! I like the Gyroneezer, looking forward to seeing that fly. I’ve never done an autogyro.

02/05/2019 23:00:25

e10d0d44-4e04-41ab-8ee4-d646c82e5d90.jpeg98b7e800-b7e7-4146-8bd4-930aad3c3773.jpeg510181ec-91ea-4567-9389-64416c52fb85.jpegThank you Robin, excellent. You can indulge yourself very easily with these things! BipeToonezer is nearly finished now. 168ed74a-9560-4ef9-8656-feee6810dc58.jpeg

Thread: Indoors Today!
02/05/2019 19:56:17

When I can’t get them to fly no.1 son invariably does and makes me look silly. (Not difficult)! I have glide tested it outside though and it does glide very well, long and flat. It only weighs 58 gms. complete with a 3.7v 300mah 70C Lipo, so it is promising. Because it is profile, the “sabrina” actually reflects a pair (appropriate!) of external fuel tanks that were made a permanent feature of the plane to cure a limited duration problem. The “sabrinas” on the Hunter were designed to catch cartridge cases from the 30 mm Aden guns if I remember rightly, to prevent them damaging the fuselage?

02/05/2019 18:58:36

I know I’ll need it. All good fun though.

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
02/05/2019 18:57:27

I think this is a great idea, I just wish I had the engineering craft skills and the kit e.g. a lathe, to be able to do things like this. So many things that it would be possible to have a go at. I will watch this with great interest!

Thread: Indoors Today!
02/05/2019 16:33:42

e4c90258-0b92-4ade-9838-c415b1449e56.jpegAs mentioned in my other posting about “Ebenezer” time has been tight but I have managed to scratch together another quick Depron build, a Gloster Javelin FAW8/9 profile job using two of Eric Strefford’s excellent little edfs, as used in the P59 Airacomet, also as a pair in that one and a single one in each of the profile Hawk and F35, also created by Eric. Looking forward to some test flying at Shawbury on Sunday, fingers crossed!7fb170b0-18e1-4a13-ba4f-e876be16172a.jpeg

02/05/2019 16:16:41

79fed379-776f-416c-834c-a23f4aa3e4cf.jpeg57c4ffab-9c7b-4a26-be38-f974522c7feb.jpegWith so much going on and being away from home a lot in the last two months my serious building has been on the back-burner. However I will fulfil my long held ambition to attend the Shuttleworth Trust May ModelAir event and booked in to camp there on 11 and 12 May! Can’t do that without an Ebenezer so looked for a thread and found this one, dormant since 2009! It will serve the purpose. Time being of the essence I used the design for my indoor electric Depron BipeOne and modified it to 1/8”” and 1/16” balsa, increased the upper wing span by 2” to 24”, increased the angle of incidence from 1 to 3 degrees to suit free flight and enlarged the fin slightly. A perfect opportunity to finally use my beautiful miniature Mills 0.4 diesel for the first time. Here it is, I will do some paint detail and fit the motor tonight. If I can get the trim right before I wreck it, it ought to fly ok. BipeOne shown for comparison, this one will be BipeToonezer!02e6a218-0764-4242-b63e-099205e8a491.jpeg

Thread: RC Mercury Marauder?
02/05/2019 15:43:59

Fascinating stuff. Years ago I ordered a kit for the Marauder from Replikit and for some reason I can't remember finished up with two! These are in my build queue (lengthening) with a Contest Kits Inchworm kit to replace the one that I had sixty odd years ago. I always liked Mercury Models.

Thread: Don't just stand there, get one up!
21/04/2019 21:35:29

It looks great Martin, worth all of the hard work.

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