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: 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.
|Thread: Please answer the following two questions if you can.|
I'm with you, Peter.
I'm a single-task bloke, so it's strictly one project at a time.
|Thread: RCM&E May 2019 issue chat|
I've had it printed out to yield a span of 39" - so a 50% enlargement.
There's no real call for a new plan. Other than fitting an outrunner up front, the only real mods I made were the undercarriage and a 50mm extention to the rear fuselage. Oh, and the fin's a bit bigger too!
This thread could run, couldn't it?
I must confess that I'd never really considered the older generation of CL classics as suitable material for new RC technology before, so you guys have beat me to it!
I'm enjoying the ride.
Brad, my Outerzone-sourced plan makes no mention Bill Dean - I wonder why his name has been removed?
Jim, it was your photos that I found, that encouraged me to pursue the build.
FWIW, I did increase the tail moment, as well as reducing the size of the elevator.
Perhaps I shouldn't mention this, but the model had its maiden flight quite recently. It's quick!
|Thread: Big Trouble in Model Britain|
We enjoyed the programme immensely.
I suspect that markets and culture are changing, so it might be a wise idea to stock up on kits for the future.
|Thread: Civilian Coupe (1932)|
Thank you, Stuart!
I know of a couple of Coupes under construction - one very local to me, and another in the USA!
My own Coupe is still pristine, and gets a little airtime on suitably calm Sundays.
|Thread: Blackburn B2 - a 30's bipe with a whole lot of shiny bits!|
The front lower part of the cowl (with air intake) is a separate item, which is attached by a screw to the front of the fuselage.
The flying surfaces are covered in silver Solartex, with more strips of the same pretending to be rib tapes
The dials in mine are from from scale - just stick-on items that came from Multiplex years ago.
The cowl is retained by a short dowel that locates into a hole on the top of F1. Magnets at the rear stop the cowl from sliding free.
My pleasure, Jim!
There's a host of ways that my model could be improved - folding wings might be an option -and if the photos help a bit, then that's all good!
I was lucky enough to have a walk around of the B2 whilst researching the upcoming build. There are a couple of shots of the seats in my album;
It's a long time ago, Jim, but thanks for the interest!
The rigging wire was, I think, 30lb coated fishing trace - my 'standard' rigging gauge.
As for the shade of blue, a quick look through the paint stocks, reveals an opened pot of Humbrol #47 Sea Blue, so that's probably what I used.
My B2 is still flight worthy, you'll be pleased to hear, and gets an airing several times a year as a matter of course. The OW B2 was there when I last visited a few months ago too - as was another B2 built from my plan!
Good look with the project, Jim. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
|Thread: Greenacres MAC Fly In Events 2019|
Duly noted, Jimbo!
|Thread: Reach for the sky|
I've not seen this film in decades - since I was a kid.
I'll give it a shot!
|Thread: carbon fibre push rods|
I chanced across a small stock of carbon arrow shafts some years ago. They work brilliantly.
|Thread: AstroFlight geared motors|
I still have the Astro, and it resides in a 66" Ben Buckle Super Scorpion. Very nice too!
FWIW I sold another Astro on Ebay a few years ago. It raised all of a tenner.
Sorry I missed last Sunday - life gets in the way sometimes. All's good though.
I bought an Astro 15G when they were the way to go. £150 I paid....
|Thread: Peter Rake|
I've just read on RC Groups that noted designer Peter Rake is no longer with us, following a protracted fight against cancer.
One of the early adopters of electric power, Peter was prolific in his output of traditionally-built small, scale designs from the early years of the 20th century - particularly WW1.
I built several of his designs, and he was always very encouraging in the build threads, despite all the changes I insisted on making to his creations.
He made friends around the globe, and will be sadly missed.
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