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Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
18/11/2019 18:34:39

You could always set up an e-mail address for anyone without one using your computer and eventually give them the details in case they want to have their own computer or phone. (obviously tell them to change the password to something else at that stage )

Thread: Stampe SR7 building blog
18/11/2019 10:35:44

Skyway Models advertised the Stampe Monitor in their 1995 catalogue - so it is a more recent kit than thought. 55 inch span for a .40 and based on their 'Classic' Hawk series so may not be very scale.

Thread: Svenson Mini Boy
16/11/2019 17:33:14

A Google search reveals a few adverts on e-bay etc and a reference to it being a smaller version of the FlyBoy. There is a Fly Boy plan on Outerzone. I have often wondered why planes are named with Boy at the end - HiBoy, Lowboy etc - must be some connection I suppose.

Thread: Scratch built Wot 4
15/11/2019 18:10:06

That slight dihedral would be only on the tapered wing version surely? Original Wot 4 had straight wings and the instructions say 3/4 inch dihedral under EACH wing tip for aileron trainer only - otherwise no dihedral. The Colin Usher Devil Dancer has both wings shown.

Edited By kc on 15/11/2019 18:10:53

Thread: My RF4
15/11/2019 17:52:09

This seems to be the RF4 from the free plan supposedly in RCME July 2011. I say supposedly because actually that issue contained 2 fuselage plans and no wing plan! The correct plan was actually printed again in RCME August 2011 and the missing former F2 was availble to download from this forum. For anyone interested there is a copy of RCME August 2011 for sale at 1.90 here although it says free plan included it doesnt say BOTH free plans ( AgriTug was that months free plan too) are actually there. Worth a try as it's a cheap way to get the plan....... The construction article was in the July 2011 issue though.

Plan No RC 2085 and canopy are available from Sarik.

I believe that Peter's  O Four 9ER is also a semi scale RF4 and the plan is available here as Mag15.

Edited By kc on 15/11/2019 17:58:47

Thread: Scratch built Wot 4
14/11/2019 17:48:28

There is a very similar ( copy?) called the Devil Dancer from Colin Usher /Hip Pocket aero which you could download from here.

I would suggest you also consider the Rival by Mike Delacole which was /is an RCME plan but it's available on Outerzone together with the original article. Slightly bigger span & slightly simpler build.

Thread: Gangster 63 Lite Build - Parts Left Over
13/11/2019 12:31:01

I would suggest a phoe call to Mick Reeves Models would clarify this especially if you suspect the duplicates may be there instead of something that is missing.. The phone number and an e-mail address are on their website.

Thread: Maricardo build
13/11/2019 08:17:53

You might consider ordering 1/32 birch ply for the doubler instead of 1/16. Most models of this size use 1/32 which is also easier to cut -use a Stanley knife with new blade.

Thread: Non parallel wing ribs - Terminology?
12/11/2019 12:44:11

There must be various ways of plotting the airfoil for diagonal use but whats the best? Or is it easiest to just use 90 degree ribs with plain diagonal pieces ( or sand the oversize plain bits to match the ribs )

12/11/2019 12:33:53

Wikipedia says the R100 used geodetic construction ( R100 was Barnes Wallace and successful while R101 was not )

Thread: Catapult Build for Ducted Fan Models
10/11/2019 20:08:46

Nigel Hawes article in RCME March 2003 gave a plan. The magazine is available here

Thread: Maricardo build
10/11/2019 20:02:00

Piers is right. A couple of drawing pins with the points just projecting enough to grip the balsa will make the ply template easier to use.

Balsa for this size model usually costs about 25 to 40 pounds from Balsa Cabin or SLEC plus 5 to 10 pounds for the ply. Buy some spare balsa because postage is expensive if you need more!

Some people have the plan photo copied so they have a spare copy to cut up to mark the balsa. Fix to the balsa with tiny bits of double sided sellotape. Cut right thro the paper into the balsa. Or use tracing paper or prick the shape through with a pin in the traditional way.

Nowadays people often use plasterboard as building board as it takes pins easily.

Cutting the slots in the main spar could be done by taping 3 standard hacksaw blades together to cut a 3/32 slot. ( 1 blade cuts 1/32 depending on whether it's new or used -trial and error) A simple jig will ensure a cut at 90 degrees and to the right depth.

10/11/2019 17:41:52

The article on modernising this design is here on the forum. The original plan and article can be downloaded from Outerzone. The Sarik cut parts will be from the later plan which is slightly different to the original so not so worthwhile if you have the original plan. Wing ribs from iGull seem to be the 'eggcrate' style which are quite hard to cut accurately with such a large slot for the spar - I am not certain but I think the revised later plan had different spar slots which are easier to cut by hand.   

Edited By kc on 10/11/2019 17:48:20

Thread: Avicraft Panic
09/11/2019 19:27:10

Avicraft advertised the Panic in RCME April 1981 but it wasn't mentioned in their very comprhensive advert in April79 so somewhere between those dates for the kit I reckon. Possibly they were flying it as a prototype a bit earlier.

Thread: RCM&E Dec 1992 - anyone have a copy?
09/11/2019 12:27:56

There is a copy for sale at Magazine Exchange for 2 pounds if you want to buy your own copy

Thread: David Boddington Tygron 50
06/11/2019 19:23:00

The Tygron seems to have another feature which makes construction easier - the elevator is behind the rudder and is one piece which saves the need for an elevator joiner. One thing less to work loose in the balsa! Also allows a simple and direct elevator pushrod.

For reference the Peter Russell  Striker plan is on Outerzone as is the Ghost Rider 38 and 50REM.

Edited By kc on 06/11/2019 19:35:40

06/11/2019 19:10:32


06/11/2019 19:08:20

Browsing through an old RCME from October 1976 I came across an item written by David Boddington describing a low wing version of his Ghost Rider 50. I don't know whether the design ever got published or kitted but it looks like an interesting plane. Uses the Ghost Rider 50 built up balsa wing which has a simple full depth notched spar which does not need extra webbing. Similar to the smaller Ghost Rider 38 recent free plan and also similar to the larger Sky Rider. Ghost Rider 50 and Sky Rider wing ribs and plans are available from DB Sport & Scale. Their laser cut wing ribs seem a bargain and save a bit of work.


Edited By kc on 06/11/2019 19:12:15

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
06/11/2019 12:47:29

Surely the BMFA 'test' is the A or B certificate that you can take any time you find a local examiner to test you?

Anyway my question is do we BMFA A or B certifcate holders get notified of our Operators ID number by 30th Nov in time to put it on our models by the required date?

Isn't the A or B cert  a qualification that overcomes the need to take the CAA test?


Edited By kc on 06/11/2019 12:51:26

Thread: Oodalally - Build Log
06/11/2019 11:25:39

For those who don't want to spend time and money making and sorting their own laser cutter you can of course buy laser cut parts from Sarik!


Edited By kc on 06/11/2019 11:26:17

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