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Member postings for Matt Jones

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Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
10/05/2017 11:14:44
Thread: Greenacres 2017
09/05/2017 22:19:56
I can see that some traders have been invited, is there a list of those confirmed to attend?
Thread: 65% pitts challenger has flown
08/05/2017 08:36:02

Robbie, I rarely buy ARTF's as I prefer to build but the last one, yes I actually did strip off all the covering and checked every joint. The one prior to that was fully sheeted so I boroscoped it.

08/05/2017 08:03:37
Posted by Robbie Skipton - Skip Model Designs on 08/05/2017 07:54:32:
Lets get one thing 100% clear. If i was not happy with a model after take off or thought that it was unsafe to do something, it wouldnt be done.

And you can make that assessment in the three seconds from wheels up to initiating the manoeuvre? What is with the trend these days of pilots of large models putting showboating ahead of safety? Ego?

08/05/2017 07:53:13

Thanks Chris, not sure there's a record that needs setting straight, this is just one of those difference of opinion things. You can be sure that everyone from Cessna to Boeing will undertake every maiden flight with a structured approach to ensure that it's fit for purpose regardless of how many times that variant has flown before, models this size should be no different. What would have happened if there was a significant but invisible defect in a piece of wood at a critical load bearing point?

08/05/2017 06:03:15
Chris, private site or not that wasn't safe. Clearly there will be those who are awed watching a model like that being thrown about and then there are those like me who think it was a stupid thing to do. Models that size need treating with respect and used to give an example of best practice if you're going to put stuff on a public forum.
07/05/2017 22:16:59
A big and complex model, maiden flight and straight into low level rolls within the first few seconds. Real bright.
Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
02/05/2017 22:03:11
Chris, take a dustpan and brush so Phil can clear up properly...
Thread: Centennial 100 help
02/05/2017 06:26:03
Ray, with the larger plan work out where the C.G. is as a % of the chord then apply that same % to your model.
01/05/2017 22:36:58
Raymond, there's a file here with the cg marked from a 1989 Aero Modeller, could it be the same plan?
Thread: Steve Carr's 65% scale Fokker DR.I Triplane
30/04/2017 22:49:39
Based on his previous models I'll be sure to hide if he displays it at any shows I go to. It's unlikely to end well.
Thread: FMS Alpha Jet 2ch R/C conversion for PSS
19/04/2017 17:54:08
Thanks Pete, always good to see a non FMS foam Alpha Jet in the FMS foam Alpha Jet thread
Thread: Cambrian Hunter.
18/04/2017 06:29:49
Rob, I had the Lander one off the slope successfully and have seen several others of assorted versions. They go well just block off the intakes.
Thread: Carl Goldberg Ultimate 10-300
15/04/2017 22:23:27
You won't be disappointed, I built mine electric and it was rock solid, knife edge loops all day. Have often regretted selling it.
Thread: One Eighteenth of a Canberra B.2
13/04/2017 16:50:38

Piers, no secret, this is the prototype flying last year thumbs up

pss mass build hurricane.jpg

13/04/2017 11:50:10

Andy, that looks stunning, pleased the maiden went as hoped thumbs up

Piers, we run the mass builds alternate years so the next one will be 2018 and we already have the subject. Agree with Andy about the complexity for a mass build but I wouldn't rule out having one myself heart

Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
13/04/2017 09:10:01
Yes. Next question?
Thread: PSSA Gliding Events
11/04/2017 18:06:59
Likewise I'd be interested to know how fire would affect the trim.
11/04/2017 16:45:42
Posted by Mark Kettle 1 on 11/04/2017 16:41:54:

On it's way ? ....Do you mean Andy throw it away or burn it?

He means burn it. Thoroughly.

Thread: FMS Alpha Jet 2ch R/C conversion for PSS
06/04/2017 23:08:00
Looks good to me!
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