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Thread: Good news thread.
15/06/2019 18:04:07
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 15/06/2019 15:17:52:

Good news is, I am sitting in a nice warm house with my nice warm lady instead of sitting in a cold wet tent at Weston Park.

What's wrong with sitting in a cold wet tent with a warm lady ?

Some might consider that good news. devil

Thread: Hello from Africa
14/06/2019 11:26:05

Hi Rory and welcome from not so sunny Yorkshire.

Thread: Good news thread.
13/06/2019 22:55:39

He's probably getting in some relaxation before starting grandparent duty. teeth 2

13/06/2019 22:35:17
Posted by john stones 1 on 13/06/2019 22:19:39:
Posted by ASH. on 13/06/2019 22:17:03:

David - the guy who's living it up in France!?

David Ashby, no idea where he lives, one of the Admin.

One of the admin !!!!!!!!!

That's like saying David Boddington built a few model aeeroplanes (or Peter Miller likes designing models).

smile o

Thread: Hi All
13/06/2019 22:30:25

Most of these old plans are available from the download sites.

You can have a look at the plan and then decide if you want (need) to buy the kit.


13/06/2019 22:19:44

PM sent.

Thread: Converting rubber power to RC
13/06/2019 22:06:56

Hi Mark.

I just replied to your other thread and then saw this one.

Here is a good place to start. **LINK**

These people are really helpful. **LINK**

If this is a progression in your building, you don't need to go for expensive branded motors, escs and Lipos. There are lots of cheap & cheerful alternatives out there. Just get opinions from the forum before parting with your cash.

Kevin b

Thread: Hi All
13/06/2019 21:57:41

Hi Mark.

I can see your train of thought, re the rubber powered kit build and then convert another that you are familiar with the construction.

If I may suggest, you might be better advised to scale up slightly, even if building space is currently at a premium. Converting small models to electric is an art in itself and requires significant expenditure on miniature equipment. If you were to build slightly larger model, say 600 - 800mm span, then you would find it easier to work on and fly. You could also source cheaper components, that aren't as critical on weight.

Have a look at some of the kits on here. **LINK**

If you want to convert a kit to electric power, then trawl through the build logs on the various websites (and YouTube). There is plenty of information out there to help you, as well as all the advice you can get on here.

At this stage building from a kit is probably your best bet. Once you are familiar with the type of construction it will be a slightly smaller step to building from a plan.

Kevin b

Thread: Good news thread.
12/06/2019 22:41:33

Here's my good news.

I'm actually getting things to grow in my greenhouse.

My £8.00 a month endowment just matured.

The TopFlite P-47 kit I was given (3rd hand, so you can guess the state !) to complete is now starting to look like a model aeroplane kit.

All this has to be tempered with the fact that I got out of bed this morning (early) to see if it was windy, or raining. I couldn't tell because of the fog. crook

Thread: TV Licence petition
12/06/2019 18:44:10

Coo, a double whammy.

Drone registering and TV licences.

This should keep the mods busy. devil

Thread: Chiltern DW1a plan
11/06/2019 10:46:36

Nice model Jim.

I didn't know you were into PSS. devil

Thread: WWI Aircraft
03/06/2019 13:59:32

I have seen similar footage of British aircraft manufacture at that time, which also shows glossy finishes. However, knowing the properties of the materials in use I don't think it would take long for the weather to dull down the finish. It is interesting to see though and at that time, how shiny (or not) it was wasn't an important factor.

03/06/2019 13:33:50

OOps !

Thanks Martin. That was the film that followed it.

I will try again.


03/06/2019 11:07:42

I was doing some research into early aircraft and came across this video.


A very interesting piece of film I thought worth sharing.

Looking closely you can see that these aircraft appear to have a high gloss finish on them.

Thread: 26 degrees in London? Not Here It Isn't.........
02/06/2019 19:01:13
Posted by Gary Manuel on 02/06/2019 11:16:23:
Posted by Percy Verance on 02/06/2019 10:07:07:

I guess it's a trade off we Northeners just have to accept Ken. Mind you, I've visited London several times, and there's no way I could live there. It's frightening.........a different world. For one the traffic is horrendous. In my village, you often see a couple of locals stood in the middle of the road having a natter, because that's where they happened to meet......

Edited By Percy Verance on 02/06/2019 10:10:04

Aye, they even have pavements down South, so that you don't need to walk in the middle of the road wink

I was under the impression that they were for the cyclists. devil

Thread: Want plans for roto duo
01/06/2019 18:53:56

PM sent.

Thread: Need help to identify plants
01/06/2019 11:48:47

Sorry Erfolg, I can't help, but they are definitely not Balsa trees. teeth 2

Thread: 25mm dia nut and bolt
30/05/2019 23:46:48
Posted by Martin Harris on 30/05/2019 23:20:23:

Care to expand on that? I'm intrigued...

He's obviously building it along the lines of the Lidl Glider. smile

Thread: BMFA Update
30/05/2019 20:01:35

Just in case anyone is interested.


Thread: Interesting reply from email to Richard Moriarty, CAA
25/05/2019 14:23:25

Off we go again.

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