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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


Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
17/10/2019 20:57:42
Posted by Greg Minden on 17/10/2019 20:08:26:

# Me too!

I ended up having to recut most of my ply ribs and those for the nose and tail sections myself - grrrr.

BTW Craig - have you finished your painting? Test flight?

nope embarrassed Painting is all it needs now


17/10/2019 17:52:54

Yes the ribs in my kit were shocking once released..... they were all over the place.

fair play to Slec they changed mine free of charge because they were so bad. I also asked if they would do the 2 wing ribs which are the face ribs on the fuz and wing out of birch rather than light ply. They were much better

17/10/2019 16:26:23

Hello peter

youve been sent that part in error. Same thing happened to me, it relates to the smaller 49 inch Vulcan and is the underneath cover for the thrust tubes etc

so your safe to forget about it

you may see it fitted here in this picture of mine



Thread: Thank You SLEC great service!
20/09/2019 20:50:14

Fully agree. They can’t be more helpful and have similarly had corrected kits parts FOC without quibble

spot on traditional company with second to none customer service


Thread: Airbus A400 - Anyone else built one
10/09/2019 22:01:28

Hello Bill,

i personally used 4 x 250watt turnigy outrunners. And 2 x 4000mah 3s batteries. 1 pack for the 2 inner motors and 1 pack for the 2 outboard motors.

that gives a comfortable 5 to 6 minute flight time for me


10/09/2019 21:54:10

Hello Bill,

Agree with Nik, it can be flown really slowly without any nasty vices .

I had the model out out at my club on just last Sunday gone and I confirm nice slow fly pasts are the order of the day yes


Thread: Incidence Meter/Gauge Measurement
30/08/2019 18:24:34

I’ve been using the QUS smart meter recently and it’s superb

click here and scroll down to model aircraft

it was mentioned in RCME a few year back and it’s proved its weight in gold

The great thing with it is because it links to your smartphone you can take a picture of your set up with the incidences recorded yes See these examples (I’ve just laid on wing for demo, you need to use the full set up with leading and trailing edge brackets in the final pic for accurate readings)








Edited By Craig Carr on 30/08/2019 18:28:29

Thread: Balsa skin on wing
16/08/2019 19:57:11

Hello Joe

i do roughly the same as Andy, except I run medium cyano along the trailing edge and aliphatic everywhere else

then line up your sheet (build it oversize) and carefully press down on the cyano line and work it back over as per Andys post above

When you’ve pulled it to the leading edge i wick thin cyano along the joint of the overhang/leading edge

works for me, the top wing sheet on this model was done that way



Thread: Futaba 9CAP.
04/08/2019 18:47:19

Steve, probably the pots as Frank suggests

why not ask Mike Ridley (click here I’ve used him recently to repair my FF9... top bloke and great service (fast turnaround)


Edited By Craig Carr on 04/08/2019 18:47:40

Thread: Moon landing
23/07/2019 09:36:26
Posted by Doc Marten on 22/07/2019 22:34:55:

I wonder how long it will be before those iconic words from Armstrong will be amended from, "One small step for man, one giant step for mankind" to something less male dominated to reflect modern times? wink


Maybe a sign of the times,...  I understand though Neil always maintained he said “one small step for ( a ) man” but the word was clipped/missed. The additional “a” makes the statement more meaningful from the individuals (Neil’s) perspective

Neil Armstrong wiki quote


Edited By Craig Carr on 23/07/2019 09:39:34

Thread: Paint bleed issues
09/07/2019 18:31:31

Hello Alan.

The toothpaste and Dremel soft brush is probably the best way to go

As Denis says prevention going forward. I’ve personally found Tamiya tape to be spot on and for jobs like canopy window I would use Tamiya’s masking sheet”. I did my Vulcan cowl this way... great stuffyes.





Edited By Craig Carr on 09/07/2019 18:39:13

Thread: Anyone for a Tiffie?
19/05/2019 07:51:04

Hi Trevor,

this website gives a technical reason click here


18/05/2019 10:39:30

Hello Trevor,

I have had that happen to me on occasion when uploading from iPhone or iPad. What I did was got into the iPad, select photos and then edit.

you can then rotate the photo 180 degrees and save. Then load into your rcme album as usual.  It should then appear correct way up


Edited By Craig Carr on 18/05/2019 10:41:16

Thread: Tony Nijhus Vulcan.
26/01/2019 07:52:01

Hello Cliff,

I haven’t made the pusher version but did build the edf one, a few pics attached. Not the best quality pics as just done on a moby.

Fly’s lovely, very precise and scale like

Build is straight forward, kept some pictures - click here




Edited By Craig Carr on 26/01/2019 07:56:05

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
02/01/2019 17:59:10

What terrible news.

I never met Dave but he certainly made a fantastic and positive contribution to the hobby and this forum.

My deepest condolences.

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