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Thread: 1/6 Westland Whirlwind
18/01/2021 06:42:17

For the P.9, I just find a few drawings. And there's a 3-view and a recent model in 'British Secret Projects Volume 3: Fighters 1935-1950'.



west p9 sides.jpg


Thread: Depron Availability
18/01/2021 05:58:46
Posted by Zflyer on 17/01/2021 18:44:45:

Have you tried Gliders in Newark.

The hobbycraft foam board isnt too bad and there is always the graupner vector board which comes in a number of thicknesses which makes it bendable. The one thing i would recommend is a good scalpel and a whetstone. Its cheaper and easier to sharpen your blades, foamboard is one of the best materials for blunting steel!!

I thought Vector Board was gone.

... and the same or similar thing was available as Flexi Foam **LINK**

The 3mm stuff is pretty bendy. For flat structures it certainly needs something to make it rigid. A tubular shape can be pretty rigid on its own.

Thread: 1/6 Westland Whirlwind
15/01/2021 10:35:39

I've been looking at Whirlwind pictures lately, and it is a graceful shape. Except the cockpit canopy looks a bit chunky

The original Westland P.9 proposal looked quite attrractive too, with the twin fins. I didn't find very good drawings for it online.

Thread: Scale 3 view source
11/01/2021 18:06:14

Not sure if this is proper ... but there is a somewhat different collection on another forum. Certainly not in alphabetical order but the variety is great, there are usually many drwings for each type, and the strengths and weaknesses of the drawings are commented on.


Thread: Messerschmitt P.1091
11/01/2021 05:20:14

I think you are right. That one might only exist in Polish???

10/01/2021 17:28:35
Posted by Timo Starkloff on 10/01/2021 16:27:21:


Do you know from which book these drawings come from, Pert? The high quality 3view of the P.1091 Stufe II must be from the same source. Would be interesting to find that book.


Not exactly...

The person who posted them referred to an "AJ-Press" book. A search finds a few Bf 109 books.

A thread on WW2aircraft .net connects that to a publication called "Monografie Lotnicze Messerschmitt Me 109 CZ.3" **LINK**

That might, or might not, be the same as "Messerschmitt Me 109 Pt. 3 Aircraft Monograph" by Robert Michulec**LINK**

10/01/2021 06:36:37

I was browsing the Secret Projects Forum, and came across some Bf 209 designs or proposals. Not the small speed record 209 but what mainly look like enlarged Bf 109 with various engines: **LINK**

For example:



Thread: would you volunteer ?
03/01/2021 04:02:15

Pilots incapacitated and you are the only one with ANY clue?

What are your chances of survival if you get in the seat and try to figure out how to get an instructor on the radio?

What are your chances of survival if you don't?

Thread: Electric control line with R/C ESC
22/12/2020 07:43:22
Posted by Phil Green on 21/12/2020 16:28:59:

I prefer the controls on the handle, that way I've a free hand to save myself when I fall over... wink

Edited By Phil Green on 21/12/2020 16:38:10

Lots of people break their wrists by breaking a fall with the hand.

There are safer ways to fall over.

Thread: Mobile phone myth ?
13/12/2020 05:31:37

Yahya Ayyash - Assassination (on Wikipedia):


Edited By perttime on 13/12/2020 05:32:03

Thread: Deciding how far to seperate aerofoil sections.
12/12/2020 04:35:34
Posted by Peter Miller on 11/12/2020 09:02:32:

The advice to look at existing designs is excellent. ...

For a First Model, you might also consider something that doesn't make you cry too much when you break it.

Something with a minimum of blood, sweat, tears, time, and money in it - before First Flight.

Thread: 1/12 Messerschmitt Bf 109
07/12/2020 09:16:42

AG03 has been mentioned as an easy to build glider airfoil because most of its bottom is flat. It is pretty thin.

06/12/2020 14:36:42

There were some cool UK designs from the end of the age of piston powered fighters, too. There's an old thread with Supermarine Spiteful/Seafang and some Hawker P1030 stuff **LINK**

06/12/2020 06:53:49

The P1091 certainly looks like it would work for PSS.

I don't know enough about Combat, to estimate its possibilities there.

Now that you mentioned Luft46, there's a couple of favorites there:

- Blohm& Voss P.208 which is a bit unorthodox **LINK**

- Focke-Wulf Fighter Project with BMW 802 engine **LINK**


Thread: Storing LiPos'
06/12/2020 06:11:00

Your pack is almost exactly 3.8V per cell. That is just right for storage.

Thread: 1/12 Messerschmitt Bf 109
02/12/2020 07:14:36

I like the slow passes and flying up close.

Looks like has had some update, and the link from youtube isn't quite right.

Thread: How did that happen
21/11/2020 04:52:34
Posted by Steve J on 20/11/2020 17:09:51:
Posted by Allan Bennett on 19/11/2020 20:18:08:

Even if your failsafe is set for zero throttle, you should always disconnect the model's battery before turning off the transmitter.

Why? If you have a decent radio and take a bit of time to understand how to use it and setup your models correctly (both of which the OP appears not to have done) then it shouldn't matter if you power up the model before turning on the transmitter and turn off the transmitter before powering down the model. In fact, there is a pretty good case for saying that it is safer to do so.

Because all kinds of accídents tend to result from multiple failures of safety features and safe procedures.

It is better to have multiple layers of safety. WHEN one feature or procedure fails, a second or third one can keep you away from ER.

20/11/2020 15:40:38
Posted by iflylilplanes on 19/11/2020 23:37:13:


"Transmitter on first and off last", all the time, failsafe set or not. It's like handling a gun, always handle as if its loaded, that way accidents don't happen.


Even better, add more layers of safety: Don't point the loaded model at anything that you don't want chewed up.

Thread: Help!
19/11/2020 17:14:30

You seem to have some photos in your Album.

Click the 'Insert Image From Album' button above the message text.

A popup with your Albums and Images should appear.

Select an image and click OK. The picture should appear in your message.

Let's see if it works for one of my images.....

Thread: Wing accuracy
16/11/2020 17:03:36
Posted by John Stainforth on 16/11/2020 00:33:40:

I find that stacks of old model aircraft magazines (such as RCM&E) work very well for holding down curved wing sheeting.

Do you think FlyPast, Guitarist, Classic Bikes and Guns&Ammo might work too?

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