Here is a list of all the postings Tim Hooper has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Tim Hoopers Cygnet|
Just checked my photos (it's too cold to go out to the garage) and I used a pair of heavy-duty pin hinges.
I'm assuming you've found my original build thread?
Nice to see a Cygnet on the boards!
Did you soak the balsa strips for a few minutes before you bent them into shape?
Incidentally, I still have the original model safe and sound. It doesn't get much airtime but it had a couple of flights last autumn.
|Thread: DH Tiger Moth 1400mm|
This looks great, Bob!
Thanks for the mention. I really enjoyed building my Tiggie, and I appreciate the way you've refined it even further - especially in the use of 3D printing for the riblets and dash board.
I'll be following this thread with interest.
|Thread: 4 Pop Bottles Later...|
Nice work Tim!
It should be noted that I didn't use a pop bottle as the basis for my canopy, but started with a flat sheet of acetate instead.
Tim (the other one)
|Thread: Building an electric Super Scorpion|
I also have an electric Super Scorpion!
In its latest guise it has an EFlite15 outrunner, spinning an 11x7 prop, powered by a 4S 4000mAh battery as far forwards as it can go under the motor. There's also 3oz of ballast there too.
It's grossly over-powered, but flies and glides beautifully.
|Thread: Andy Symons PR on Countryfile|
Good for you for making such a good effort! It was pretty obvious that it was cold and rainy, but you went ahead and turned up and flew/filmed anyway.
Showed us a very good light. Cheers!
|Thread: advice wanted for hinges on Siebel SI 201 build|
Can you post a photo? I've only ever seen bell motors where the shaft emerges from the closed end of the bell.
Thanks for your reply, and your intention to follow a planned progression. The Wot4 is an excellent trainer (if you have an instructor to hand), and I'm sure you'll succeed.
Let me know if I can help further!
Welcome back to this ridiculous hobby!
A couple of points about the Siebel, if I may;
1. It's an interesting build, but NOT a suitable model for a beginner to fly. I'd aim for something more conventional on which to take flight for the first time in 60 years.
2. The full, multi-page, build thread dates back to 2009, and can be found on the RC Groups forum here;
I no longer have the model but, from imperfect memory, I can vaguely recall hinging the tail surfaces with the 'hairy CA' type of hinge, whilst the ailerons were top-hinged with silver Solartrim.
I really wouldn't bother with installing the flaps at all - just added complication.
The high, pusher thrustline wanted to make the model nose over whenever the throttle was advanced for take off, so I'd move the undercarriage forwards a tad, and perhaps add bigger wheels.
Sorry to sound so negative about the model, Richard, but it's more of a builders model than a fliers model (if you see what I mean!)
|Thread: silver solarfilm|
There was a bad batch of silver Solarfilm produced some years ago. Wouldn't stick down for love nor money.
Is this new stock?
|Thread: The component shop|
They're now on my employers list of 'approved suppliers'.
|Thread: Lipo advice please|
I have a couple of 10 cell models, and use 2x5S packs in them.
Besides being able to use 'standard' chargers, I can also use the individual 5S packs in other, smaller models.
|Thread: Ashbourne 2019|
Gimme my oatcake, dammit!
|Thread: The Repair Shop|
It's compulsory viewing in our house.
I really enjoy watching or being in the company of enthusiasts who can make/repair items that would otherwise collect dust in a forgotten corner - whether or not it's a skill that I'm particularly interested in.
There's another series (Salvage Hunters - The Restorers) which is also well worth seeking out.
As an aside, I accompanied my wife, Netty, to a major quilting exhibition at the NEC recently. I've no interest in making a quilt, it has to be said, but the creativity and skill of these people borders on the unreal.
PS. KIrsten is hot......
|Thread: DH60 FOLDING WING|
I was about to link to the thread myself!
Wandering around various aircraft collections, I've always been amazed just how tiny the wing locking mechanisms are. Mind you, a biplane's rigging wires take all the flight loads, so I guess all the locking latches have to cope with is the drag caused by the airspeed.
|Thread: Tim's Next Project|
I have to confess that the last project that I drew up was the Civilian Coupe from a couple of years ago.
The models that I cover in my column tend to start as the work of somebody else, so that don't qualify as my own designs, if you see what I mean!
|Thread: Citabria Pro (1/8 scale)|
I don't blame you for making up your own scheme - as there was only one prototype ever made, the scale purists choices are a bit limited!
Any photos of your efforts?
|Thread: Retired, Returned, Looking for a club near Telford|
Dunkelmann, check your messages...….
|Thread: CAA registration consulation|
I've responded to the consultation document as I feel appropriate.
We should all do the same.
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