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Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?
06/04/2020 20:54:07

Hello peter

really pleased your back on your feet in these difficult and trying times.

Got some of those great DM08 micro digital servos from you a couple of months ago

super business to deal with. Prompt and efficient. Similar feedback for all the other great business on this thread as well


Edited By Craig Carr on 06/04/2020 20:54:40

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
29/03/2020 06:23:04

Hi peter,

your ducts look great, very neat.

How did you make them, I found pre-making a balsa tube as shown on the plan then inserting nigh on impossible and gave up after a couple of attempts. In the end the only way I could do it was to carefully build the duct”in situ”





Thread: TN Concorde
25/03/2020 12:36:19

Hi Martin. Thanks for the reply. Yes of course, the wing shapeblush

Just made the port set but still need to add the torque rod



23/03/2020 18:50:02

Hi Martin,

Got the fans and nacelles fettled. Thank you.

I have started the control surfaces today. On the plan he has split the eleven (as below). I did this on his small vulcan and it works but I’m just wondering is it absolutely necessary ? Could the control surface just be made as one piece?





Thread: Sample Pots
23/02/2020 17:10:26


i use cleaned yoghurt pots after enjoying the contents (ideally put them through the dishwasher if you have one to make sure they are super clean)

if your mixing resin by weight the muller corner yoghurt pots are ideally as you can weigh both parts of the resin in the separate parts of the yoghurt pot and tip them together once happy (acknowledgement to Danny Fenton for that tip)

For “stick stirrers” the ones in garages/supermarket coffee areas are just the job.

Craig... do it on the cheap/recycle dept


Edited By Craig Carr on 23/02/2020 17:13:24

Thread: TN Concorde
16/02/2020 17:16:02

Hello Martin.

ive started on my nacelles today. The FMS units are a loose fit. I need to order some acetate.

not sure if that will take up the slack but some 64th ply does do the job nicely of taking up the excess width in the ply formers. I just wondered if there would be any reason not to go down the route of using 64th to make the thrust tubes  (other than a weight penalty)   The tubes aren’t that long on the plan

also does anyone know the best way to keep the inlet ring on the fan unit?. Picture below. It just keeps dropping off. I was wondering about a drop of zap goo ?




Edited By Craig Carr on 16/02/2020 17:17:56

Thread: Balsa or Obechi
13/02/2020 15:10:23
Posted by fly boy3 on 13/02/2020 14:58:56:

Thanks both. The curves are similar to a turtle deck on fus of model, no compound curves at all. Daft question 2, can I buy ammonia solution easily ? Cheers

I got my ammonia from eBay. Works a treat as don say. Use it all the time for bending. I don’t dilute it though.

light brushing on and clamped over night on the model. Next day it held its shape to within a few Mm



Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
13/02/2020 13:08:30

My operator ID has just arrived by email from the CAA in the last hour. Time to break out my label maker teeth 2

Thread: Tony Nijhuis' new Vulcan
12/02/2020 15:22:39

My Vulcans innards. A bit of a telephone exchange. The escs are along the middle of the fuz and one side.  I braced them away (so not touching) the tubes as they were made from A3 laminating pouches and I was worried any heat from the escs may deform them



Edited By Craig Carr on 12/02/2020 15:23:44

Edited By Craig Carr on 12/02/2020 15:25:32

12/02/2020 14:50:05

Hello Allan.

I would agree with Martin. I made mine with dr mad thrust 11 blade units (on 3s) but you can’t get them anymore

it takes off from tarmac which my club has so I’ve never tried grass. I would agree that the newer fms types will probably be the answer as the model is probably comparable in spec (size/weight wise)to the Vulcan which has been evidenced by people to take off from grass

I did manage to shoe horn in 4 x turnigy 40amp escs but it does take some planning as Martin says

If it helps the model is a peach of a flyer and with the fms units should be fine


Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
05/02/2020 17:00:04

hello Peter

all looking spot on I did the same but used some commercial slec ones



Thread: airtek hobbies good service
28/01/2020 17:59:00

Hello Geoff,

totally agree. Used them for the first time the other month and also got top notch service from Peter

highly recommended


Thread: TN Concorde
12/01/2020 07:47:33

Re the graphics, I got in touch with Callie graphics and they sent across some scaled graphics in the final 98-2003 scheme that I particularly wanted.

I would highly recommend them, yes




12/01/2020 07:35:55

Hello Martin,

ive progressed one of these kits over the xmas break. It’s quite challenging in places Keeping everything true and straight but I’m almost there. Just the nacelles to make next then the control surfaces, fin and rudder.




Thread: Andy Symons PR on Countryfile
15/12/2019 19:29:48
Posted by Engine Doctor on 15/12/2019 19:06:30:

Well done Andy with the PR you gave model flying on BBC Countryfile this evening .

Absolutely yes

well presented Andy

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
29/11/2019 14:32:36

Well done Peter. Nice one thumbs up

its all progressing really nicely. Are you glassing the model ?

27/11/2019 22:48:42

Hello Peter,

I did all my top sheeting as separate pieces, your theory may well be the cause.

im wondering, if you used a straight edge and scalpeld through the sheeting along the centre line/spine would that help a little bit to “relax” the frame back into true?

I do fully understand the desire to have it “just so”. However, I think martins right if you just proceed as it is?



Edited By Craig Carr on 27/11/2019 22:49:17

Thread: Building Board Cover
19/11/2019 06:36:29
Posted by Martin_K on 18/11/2019 10:59:32:

Be warned, kitchen cling film can be glued.

I have started gluing a wing this morning, my first use of Deluxe Rocket Hot super thin cyano. Working direct from the bottle a bigger drop than I anticipated came out. Penetration of the joint was excellent, right through to the film, from which a patch tore when I tried to lift the part.

There is no way the cling film is coming off. It has crinkled where the glue made contact. Best I could do was sand down the peaks of the crinkles.

I have some applicator nozzles and tube which I will try in future, to limit glue flow.

Yes ive given up on cling film now for same reason. It used to work but I did read on here somewhere it’s only a specific make that won’t allow glue to penetrate..... and I don’t know which one that is.

florists wrap for me all day long yes

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
27/10/2019 07:57:35

Hello peter,

All looking spot on. Yep I did the same with temporary pieces to help keep parts straight and cut them out again once the structure was rigid.

it was a nightmare keeping it all trueangry 2..... must have checked them a hundred times...

Thread: Protecting a plan
22/10/2019 11:30:44

Hello Peter

my local florists sells me a roll of the clear cellophane they wrap the flowers in for next to nowt

its wrinkle free and glues don’t stick to it laugh

plus get the wife a bouquet at the same time for extra brownie points love


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