Here is a list of all the postings Robin Colbourne has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: The pure joy of model flying|
Reading through the responses, its apparent that its the good flights with a free flight model which are most memorable.
As a free flight flying field it does look a bit small now.
Edited By Robin Colbourne on 20/01/2021 00:32:16
|Thread: Precedent T180|
Precedent T180 on Ebay: Unbuilt T180 kit
Edited By Robin Colbourne on 18/01/2021 16:00:24
David, the Mediator cetainly looks a novel design. As Jonathan says it would make a nice change to the usual stuff and we need more VTPR models that don't call for large chunks of EPP or pre moulded parts.
|Thread: It is flying related Flight|
kevin b, that's the thing with flight, it usually is. If its not, there's usually a Buccaneer involved.
|Thread: mercury mentor build|
Could it be that one of the longerons is the first part to touch the ground, thus giving slightly more protection than having a tissue covered panel at the very bottom?
|Thread: Starter for smaller engines|
Matt, This one says .049 to .45 Mini Starter, so could be what you are after:
|Thread: What is the most useless thing you have bought|
|Thread: Flair cub built up wing plans|
There's a cheap Flair Cub with a built up wing here. He infers he built it, so may have the plans.
|Thread: rubber / synthetic fabric runway|
When the UK had a coal industry, the rubber coal conveyor belts would have been used for this sort of thing. Ther must be other sources such as waste handling facilities which use them. A contact with the maintenance people which install the new belts would be the answer. Here is used conveyor belting for sale:
Terram do a variety of geotextiles in the UK, maybe give them a call?
|Thread: Starter for smaller engines|
Hi Matt, I have one as you describe and its an Astroflight 1/2A starter like this one: Astro Flight 1/2A Mini Starter
Picture from Worthpoint:
I think it is based around a Mabuchi RS540/550 motor.
Edited By Robin Colbourne on 04/01/2021 22:35:24
|Thread: Control line section|
Here's the Barton control line site: Barton Model Flying Club
If, like me you've hankered after one of those Wonderwings Aerostars that were flown at the FA Cup Final about 1977, and were a regular feature in the parade ring at the Sandown Park model shows, this is the page you want for plan downloads: Wonderwings Aerostar Plans downloads
This is the model in question (picture by Michael Palm from BMFC webpage):
|Thread: The 'share your photos' thread (not model flying)|
Looking across Chichester Harbour from the Thorney Island sea wall towards Hayling Island.
|Thread: Why is epoxy like mustard?|
Whenever possible I put the epoxy on the job I'm going to use it on and mix it in situ, that way there's no waste. Warming it with a hair drier to wet it out thoroughly reduces the likelihood of trapped air.
|Thread: Flair SE5a kit|
Mike, in the words of the guy on the wall in 'Life of Brian' and without even a smidgeon of envy :
Edited By Robin Colbourne on 24/12/2020 16:35:34
|Thread: Plan recommendation for first Slope Soarer|
John Stones 1, I just re-read your original post and realised I had missed 'aileron wing' in the requirements.
We had what I think is a Dynaflte Piece O'Cake. Although the original design had an 049 engine on the nose, the one we had, bought secondhand from a model shop, was a pure glider. It was very light and ideal for marginal sites. Hankley Common, where we flew, was probably no more than 30ft top to bottom on the usual slope. The 72" span wing was tapered and quite light at the tips so it could turn tightly when the stronger lift was found.
The Carl Goldberg Gentle Lady is an iconic first soarer in the States. It is slightly larger at 78" span and is also on Outerzone:
Edited By Robin Colbourne on 24/12/2020 13:09:26
|Thread: Advent Prize Draw - 24th Dec - last one!|
Merry Christmas to all!
|Thread: Bowman Spatman|
Roy, your Spatman looks very smart, the light blue windows work well. A nice choice of colours and it looks very neatly built.
|Thread: Building board|
Thanks to this thread, I've just bought two packs of these:
Although the title says 'Magicfly' I'm hoping they will be suitable for non-'Model Flight Accessories' models too!
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