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Member postings for Steve Colman

Here is a list of all the postings Steve Colman has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: How far do you travel to fly at your club?
20/10/2019 17:44:50

I have a round trip of 25km (15m) to my club and back, 90% of which is dual carriageway. 10 to 15 mins max and if I forget something it's no big deal to return home if necessary.

Thread: Greetings from Spain
17/10/2019 19:12:14

Bienvenido Jesus,

I'm British but I live in Spain, in Huesca, Aragon. My local club is Club Aeromodelismo Osca and your are welcome to drop by if you live in the area.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
14/09/2019 08:05:38

I just got this second hand complete with servos for a very reasonable price.

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14/09/2019 08:03:35
Posted by Ron Gray on 13/09/2019 21:04:09:

My new DLG from LD Models, 230g all up flying weight.


Very nice looking model Ron.

Thread: DSMX Receiver recommendation
23/07/2019 20:30:02

Thanks for the suggestions gents. AR6270T seems to be favourite but at 80 Euros it equals 40% of the cost of the model. Would this be suitable? Similar to speedster's suggestion but without telemetry.


23/07/2019 14:47:47

I am about to buy a second hand 1.5m all carbon DLG for an excellent price. As Can anyone recommend a suitable DSMX 6 channel Rx for this application? Is the hype re "Carbon Fuse" RX's true or is it just a case of having antennas long enough to exit the fuselage?



Thread: Birthday discount from HK?...
22/07/2019 13:40:43

I received one too back in May. Like John Lee, mine didn't work either!

Thread: Moon landing
20/07/2019 21:27:59

I've just watched the film "The First Man" on the tele and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thread: Car indicators
05/07/2019 21:16:47

Levanter, I echo your observations completely.

05/07/2019 06:11:29

This isn't just confined to the UK.

 It's the same here in the small provincial town in Northern Spain in which I live. Many times I have remarked to friends and workmates that the cars must be specially imported without working indicators. And yes, the main protaganists do seem to be BMW drivers and drivers of other German cars in general, but not solely so. I say this as a VW driver.

In general, I find the overall standard of driving over here abysmal.

Edited By Steve Colman on 05/07/2019 06:14:07

Edited By Steve Colman on 05/07/2019 06:14:45

Thread: Local club attendance
01/07/2019 17:38:51

I echo the comments of those posted here. In my club here in Spain, which is one of the best appointed in the country, has about 60 members. Of those, at least half I've never seen and perhaps 20 more turn up just a few times a year. In general there are about 6 to 10 of us that turn up regularly most weekends.

This has it's pros and cons of course. For us regulars there's more time to fly. Me. I'm very lucky: Started my long summer hols last week and have the opportunity to go flying every day if I want. Early morning solo glider guiding is very good for the soul I find.

Thread: glorious weather.
29/06/2019 17:04:58

Glorious yes, but at 40C in the shade I'm not going to be standing out under the sun to fly. I did go to the club field at 07:00 this morning though, but by 09:30 it was getting too hot so I returned home. I'll be doing the same tomorrow too.

Edited By Steve Colman on 29/06/2019 17:05:23

Thread: hobbyking web site
27/06/2019 05:51:40

I'm finding HK atrocious at the moment. Payments for orders have not processed properly and I've lost discount offers as a result. Very frustrating to say the least.

Thread: Good news thread.
19/06/2019 06:33:08

Today is the first day of my 10 week summer holiday.


Thread: Punkair Wilco 1.8m
18/06/2019 10:15:56

Thank you gents. The Spanish weather hasn't been that good so far this year and 3 events at local clubs have been either postponed or cancelled. However, things are starting to improve and I'll be able to make the most of my 10 weeks summer holiday.


16/06/2019 06:49:31
A simple video of the Punkair Wilco 1.8m flying at the club field.

Edited By Steve Colman on 16/06/2019 06:50:40

Thread: Reichard Models
04/05/2019 17:42:16

Thank you gents, all sorted now.

04/05/2019 07:51:45

This may seem like a daft question but does anyone know if Reichard Models are still trading?

Looking for a cheap F5J style glider between 2.5m and 3.5m and the Cumulus/Cirrus fit the bill nicely albeit a bit dated. But, out of stock everywhere I look.


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/04/2019 19:45:04

Maidened today. Very smooth and easy to fly with my highly trained pilot Symphony.

Looks quite realistic in flight and was a hit at the club.

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Thread: A brief change of discipline
17/03/2019 10:39:54
Posted by Doc Marten on 17/03/2019 09:49:07:

Where do the parts like tyres, windows and decals come from? Do you use the original paint or a modern equivalent?


Restoring these old Corgi, Dinky and Matchbox vehicles is a very popular hobby with many proponents of the art posting videos online. There are many sources for tyres, windows and decals online. I bought the replacements for those two models plus more from a chap in Holland.

I think the original paint used was enamel. For the models in the video I used a white enamel in a spray can for the police patrol car. The land rover was painted using Vallejo acrylic and an airbrush. In fact, it was the first time I'd used an airbrush in over 35 years.

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