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Thread: Christmas Advent Competition updates!
02/01/2019 23:16:36

Well, that's a very good start to 2019.

I very much look forward to receiving my new airbrush, thank you RCM&E.

I hope you all have a good new year and a super flying season.

Thread: Solicitorís Fees
20/12/2018 12:02:21

Tell him to ring his solicitor's office immediately and discuss this and get an explanation.

This sounds suspiciously like a scam.

Thread: Charlatan Plan problems
01/05/2016 21:47:40

I transferred direct from the magazine plan to the balsa/ply sheet.

No problems, everything went together well and the finished article flies well.

See 'Pilot's Pictorial' in the May issue.

Thread: Mystic
23/02/2016 10:22:33

Yes, if you bump 10 lbs of plane fairly hard on the ground, but it is hard to straighten again, it's pretty strong.

I soldered some brackets to the wire u/c and attached the bracing wires. Definitely helps a lot.

22/02/2016 19:27:05

I built my Mystic about 3 years ago, purchased from Pegasus Models, Norwich.

From my fairly extensive hanger it's my go to plane if the weather conditions are far from ideal.

A really forgiving design that seems impossible to stall.

AUW of 10 lbs., with an ASP 90 two stroke up front, it has adequate power for verticals and general aerobatics ( I'm not talking prop hanging here).

I used it to pass my 'B' last year and it's as tough as they come.

Used the supplied U/C but braced it with strong fishing trace wire and ferrules from each wheel to the fire wall and between each wheel. Def. stops bending the main wire if the landing is a bit heavy!

Fitted a servo in each wing (channel 1 and 6) as this allows individual adjustments for trim and differential.

Tow it back to the pits using string so I don't have to carry it (old age).

It's a classic.

Thread: What to do with unwanted aircraft
15/01/2016 10:21:44

Be honest folks, who would turn down the chance to have a go if offered?

Thread: BMI Cortina 2200 glider, instructions
18/05/2015 11:37:07

Hi Martin,

Not much detail in the instructions. For what it's worth, Max weight - 1375 gm

Motor 550 type 6 cells, this was for brushed and ni-cads.

Folding prop 8x4

C of G 1/3 rd wing root cord behind L.E.

No recommended throws.

I also bought an old one with the original brushed motor and battery but fitted an E Max BL 2815/09, 11x7.5 folding prop, 1600 3s lipo (166gm.) as far forward as poss. and 25 gms in the nose. This must have saved 600gms. in weight.

CofG 60mm from L.E., which is 1/3 rd cord.

Rudder 20mm each way, tail plane 3mm up and down.

Yours should fly ok if you use this as a starting point, you can always tweak it afterwards.

Hope this helps.


Thread: Hobby king fly in
07/09/2014 21:41:35

Congratulations to the Hobbyking Team.

A very good day.A super flying sight,great hospitality(Free food and drinks for everyone!!!!!)

Great full size flying display.

Two areas where I think could be improved-

1.Pilots registration.Very slow due to only one guy(who was constantly distracted by other things)doing the job when it could easily have a team working together.

2.Flight line organisation in the afternoon.In the morning a full complement of models flying,pm someone decides things need organising,resulting in long periods when nothing is flying resulting in pilots becoming frustrated at the delays and leaving early.

Was it a coincidence that the same guy was responsible for both.

Thanks to all at HobbyKing for all their hard work,looking forward to next year already.

Thread: The Mode Survey - what do you fly?
10/01/2010 14:45:51
1 Mode 2
2 Suffolk
3 Suffolk
Thread: Browne Monoplane
25/11/2009 20:29:03
I've just completed the build.Fitted a 46 two stroke as far forward on the bearers as possible and she's definitely very tail heavy,even with the rx battery tight behind the firewall.With ballast all up weight is 5lb 8oz.
Now waiting for a window in the weather to maiden her.Could be some time!
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