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Member postings for Stephen Jones

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Thread: Fouga magister 1/4.5 moulded from scratch
18/03/2019 23:38:26

Sorry it`s all Double Dutch to me.

Thread: Red5 MEGA glider 1.5M
15/03/2019 21:26:11

The Plane.

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Ok so i will have to glass the parts to help stop further dents.

But here is what i am thinking ...........

Two pusher motors behind the two mid wing fins , they should be able to provide yaw as well as thrust.

Cut away the control surface and make new .

I will also have to add carbon tube for support in the wings .

Hmmm.... some more thinking i will do.

Steve.

15/03/2019 21:19:56

I do like the shape of the Body.

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Should be plenty of room for battery and radio gear.

15/03/2019 21:17:34

So what do you get in the Box.

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Excuse the poor pictures.

15/03/2019 19:03:28

Yes, I have bought a big foam Glider.

After watching the video and seeing how cheep i could get one for i thought i might as well get one to see if i could convert it to Rc.

So i received a box from MenKind measuring 15" x 6" x 30" .
Oh goody i thought inside this box was a smaller box 10" x 6" x 21".
Oh and a free bag of Haribo Starmix.
With discount code i paid £8 + £3 p+p.
So opening the box the model i got is Similar to that in the video.
But with different shaped fins and wing but looking more space age.
Sadly it is made out of styrofoam and already has dints in it.
So the challenge will be to see if i can convert it to Radio Control.
Steve
Thread: Foam Bambino
10/03/2019 20:05:02

Hi,

Here is a updated video of the Bambino,

Enjoy.
Steve smiley
06/03/2019 20:37:05

Hi Paul,

The Prop is 5x3 i think as it is one of the thin props that came with a RTF jobby.

Measuring it is a little longer than 5 inch more like 130mm and no markings on it .

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I have found what works for me is a 1504 2200Kv motor, a 300Ma 2s lipo, Frsky Vd5m Rx and Nano servos 1.9g.

I use this set-up for most of my indoor models.

Hope that helps.

Steve

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Sabre & MiG15 RCM&E 2018 Special
26/02/2019 23:42:58
Posted by Tony Nijhuis on 26/02/2019 13:50:27:

Just in case there was ever a question about the power produced from these little 50mm FMS 'gem of a fan', here's a video form Sunday and the new Hunter..The model size is identical to the MiG/Sabre and the cheat holes for this model is a 40mm x 70mm hole in the underside. On board was the FMS 50mm 3s version, a 2200mah 35C 3S cheap lipo and a cheapo 40amp ESC....the AUW at the moment is 20oz......excuse the rubbish hand launch

https://youtu.be/fsw_oj0dvDY

Edited By Tony Nijhuis on 26/02/2019 13:54:45

That does fly well.thumbs up

Steve

Thread: The Bolt chuck Glider
26/02/2019 19:21:00
Posted by SR 71 on 26/02/2019 03:28:15:

The video would be better if you could see it

Yes it would of been a lot better if their was no cloud cover to mess up the camera focus and with a hat cam i can not see if i have it positioned correctly .

And it would be best viewed on a pc rather than a phone or tablet .

But 4 minutes in i have done a digital zoom in and 5 and a half minutes in i fly closer.

I hope to get out again soon and hopefully the sky will be clearer .

One thing i can say from the moment it was in the sky i flew far better than i could of imagened .

And i did not have to alter any trims or make any adjustments a big difference to the Lidl glider i was flying just before it.

I am well pleased with it.

Steve smiley

25/02/2019 22:43:43

Well, this Saturday i managed to sneak out despite being on call i wanted to test fly this glider and i am glad i did.

I hope to get out again soon with this soon
Steve
Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
24/02/2019 23:41:33
Posted by Peter Miller on 24/02/2019 18:43:05:

dsc01127.jpgToday was perfect.

I was able to test fly my Li'l Cub Stol aircraft. It flew perfectly, completely viceless. Never tried to bite once while I was throwing it round at low level to get the flying shots.

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Well Doesn't that look a cutie .

Nice one Peter thumbs up

Thread: Foam Bambino
24/02/2019 15:16:11

Hi Paul,

I can not find my plan at the moment to check things,

But as far as i can remember the body, Tail-plane, and fin are made to the plan only difference i used Aero Depron for the body and normal Depron for the Tail-plane and fin.

The Wing is also to plan only mine does not use ribs. In mine i used 5mm Depron for spars i think i used 3 of different heights in order to form the wing shape.

I still have my Bambino and have added 15mm of 2mm Depron sheet to the trailing edge of the wing to act like Ailerons although not functional at the moment as i felt the wings need a little more wing area to fly slower.

Of coarse none of this is of any use to you if you do not have the plan.

I am considering making my own cabin cruiser for in door flying as my free flight piper cub flew well .

Steve.

Thread: Antonov AN2
17/02/2019 12:00:12

Congrats on the Maiden, as for the undercarriage you was already prepaired for that so no disappointment their.

Steve thumbs up

Edited By Stephen Jones on 17/02/2019 12:03:33

Thread: Snap Dragon
17/02/2019 11:55:28

It looks awesome now,

And i think it will still be a floater.

Steve

Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Hunter & Phantom
10/02/2019 21:10:53

I do like them Tony especially the Phantom i may have to do one of them in Depron.

Steve thumbs up

Thread: Antonov AN2
08/02/2019 19:54:37

Looks great Simon, thumbs up.

I know what you mean about the weather i have been waiting since Christmas to maiden 3 of my models.

Weather is terrible at the moment. sad

Steve.

Thread: Snap Dragon
27/01/2019 20:03:33

Looks well so far Richard thumbs up

Steve.

Thread: The Bolt chuck Glider
26/01/2019 23:55:44

I was hoping to test fly this today but the weather prediction could not be more wrong sad

When i got to Pule Hill the wind was so strong i could hardly catch my breath 10/15 mph more like 20/30 .

No chance this weekend.

Steve

Thread: What does your wife or significant other half think of your hobby?
26/01/2019 19:20:31
Posted by Stearman65 on 26/01/2019 14:19:58:

Iv'e had many hobbies over the 70 years since I started model aircraft, from scuba diving to ocean sailing, my current wife (24 years), knew what to expect when we married, so I have no complaints.yes

Now are you telling us you`re wife is 24 years old or that you have been married for 24 years dont know

Steve

Thread: Hinging with Solatex
26/01/2019 19:08:50

One of many methods i use is to use scraps of SolarTex stitched together 1"x3" .

Cut a 6 inch long by 1 inch wide fold it in half with the backing still on and in the middle stitch across the middle and back again tie of the thread.

Now cut the loop at the end of the solartex so you end up with a X . now all you need to do is peel of the backing from the middle and iron into place on your control surface use as many hing tape as you think you will need .

Line up you're control surface and iron on.

Easier to show than explain i think.

You may also need to add some balsaloc to be sure it sticks well.

Steve.

Edited By Stephen Jones on 26/01/2019 19:11:38

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