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Member postings for kevin b

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Thread: How many do you have in stock?
13/07/2018 12:11:09
Posted by David Davis on 13/07/2018 10:01:19:
Posted by SR 71 on 13/07/2018 08:17:24:

The OP seems to have money to burn...

Yes I do! wink

Me too.

The only time to burn it is when they crash beyond repair.

What's a SWMBO ? I never (quite) joined, being a bachelor (that's a man who never made the same mistake once). Though you have to keep trying them out to be reminded. wink 2

Thread: Another one to identify
29/06/2018 19:43:53
Posted by trebor on 29/06/2018 18:55:46:

Have you a picture of the fuselage inside ?

Afraid not at the moment and it is a pain to take apart !

The other unusual thing is that it has a treble wire undercarriage. It was obviously built to be heavy. I think originally it was powered by a .60 glow 2 stroke. A lot of engine for a 4 foot wingspan !

It is either going to Spain with one of the other club members, or up for sale to anyone interested.

29/06/2018 18:34:23

Thanks everyone for all your help.

We extended the cowl to fit the electric motor a short while ago..

It could be a precedent copy (it's heavy enough !) that has a hog type cabane.

The construction is mainly balsa. Here are some more photos

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28/06/2018 23:47:30

I am helping one of our club members to dispose of some of his models, which he will never fly.

This one could do with identifying. It appears to be kit built and is probably quite old. The nose has been altered (lengthened) to accommodate a large brushless motor and 2 x 3S lipos (6s). It flies very well if a little over powered according to our club chairman, who maidened it last week. Quite a heavy model as well. so it doesn't mind a breeze !

Can anyone help, please ? Wingspan 1230 mm


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Edited By kevin b on 28/06/2018 23:49:09

Thread: Copying plans
11/06/2018 19:32:48

What plan is it ?

Thread: RCM&E The Inside Story
09/06/2018 23:01:38
Posted by Graham Ashby (Editor) on 06/06/2018 21:55:39:
Posted by Danny Fenton on 06/06/2018 20:54:31:

Can you remember where you put it all?

Unfortunately Danny I have a history of this sort of thing so I know exactly where it all is - safe and sound wink

Just remember Graham, to put the right engine in it. Not the round one that makes the whoosh noise and drinks Kerosene. devil

Oh, and welcome back too.

Regards. Kevin.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
26/05/2018 19:07:28

Here's an interesting one.


Thread: All change at RCM&E
25/05/2018 15:04:35

Best wishes David.

Time to concentrate on doing what you enjoy and enjoy what you are doing.

I doubt very much that you will give up the hobby, but you wont miss the stress !

Also Graham's "sabbatical" will have altered his perspective an he will be able to continue moving the magazine in the direction you have decided it needs to go. I'm sure you spend considerable time discussing it and no doubt will continue to do so !

Thread: This forum...
24/05/2018 20:28:13
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 24/05/2018 19:49:54:

Yeah I'd second that from Pete. For the vast majority of the time and people it is an easy and pleasant job to moderate this forum. So thank you to all of you!

I too am often amazed at what people on here know! Someone will ask a question, straight out of left field, not even about model aeroplanes, and there will be folks on here able to give knowledgable advice. Amazing! The only thing I think we haven't done so far is marrage guidance - but it wouldn't surprise me if we did that one day!


Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 24/05/2018 19:50:28

Speaking as a long time confirmed bachelor, my advice is "don't do it". devil

Thread: Spektrum receiver advice please.
24/05/2018 10:29:29
Posted by Cuban8 on 24/05/2018 08:28:32:

Not too clear about what's happened. Are we saying that the longer aerial with the integral 'amplifier' covered in heatshrink has been replaced with a simple short aerial?


Thanks for the help folks. Had it been mine it would have gone straight in the bin. The other alternative is to put it in a boat or car (with small electric motor).

23/05/2018 23:24:18

I don't use Spektrum, so am requesting a little assistance.

One of the club members damaged his Spektrum receiver and lost the long aerial that comes out of the side. The short aerial at the front was ok.

He took it into a model shop, who "repaired" it for him and said it was fine.

It now has 2 short aerials, both coming out of the front parallel to each other. It is not fitted with a satellite receiver.

The club instructor is not happy with it, but the member insists that the shop said it was ok to fly using it. I am not convinced, but there again, I would have binned the receiver, particularly knowing the number of "arrivals" it has had.

Can somebody with knowledge of Spektrum please advise.

Many thanks.

Thread: Club Facilities
22/05/2018 21:47:36



Thread: Solarfilm
10/05/2018 19:10:26

Have just put an order in, but there isn't much Solartex left.

Even less now. smiley

Thread: Ripmax Trainer 40 wanted
20/04/2018 21:10:40

I'm looking for a Ripmax Trainer 40. This is for a club project. I don't need a full model, just an airframe in any sort of state. It is not for flying ! It doesn't matter if it is damaged as long as it is not matchsticks. I don't need anything else, just the wood frame. Willing to pay a small fee and any shipping costs.

We use one of these as our club trainer, so it would be sensible to use a model that the members are familiar with.

This is the model I am looking for..

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Thread: AirSail Piper Tomahawk restoration
14/04/2018 19:33:15

Well done Jon.

Any photos?

If anyone is interested, I have a couple of old stock Piper Tomahawk kits left (I haven't built mine yet).

Thread: There went another one.
12/04/2018 16:54:32

Don't know if anyone has mentioned about this. I couldn't find any reference on the forum.


Thread: Model identification help
29/03/2018 18:15:20

First, or second ? devil

Thread: Free Plans
28/03/2018 18:47:36

Peter Rake appears to be downloading his plans onto Hip Pocket Aeronautics free sharing site.


Thanks Peter.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
22/03/2018 23:02:40

In keeping with the very first post in the thread.

We had a witch hovering over the flying field on her broomstick the other day.

We told her to clear off because we don't allow crones. crook

Ok. I know where my coat is.

Edited By kevin b on 22/03/2018 23:13:45

22/03/2018 22:57:47

You can get it here.


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