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: 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.
|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!
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