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Thread: Wanted: MFA Yamamoto 1600
16/04/2020 15:15:43

As said, probably not the best first model but fine as a Cessna lookalike for a reasonably experienced flier.

Thread: Crescent Bullet Owners
16/04/2020 09:15:16

Chris if you're using a SLEC round mount the tapered beams will make the captive nut
arrangement difficult. Self tappers into this type of mount is generally very secure on a 40.

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
31/10/2019 00:25:53
Posted by Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 27/10/2019 21:40:31:

As a Scotsman, this is really hard to say.....but best of luck to England next weekend.

However, if you do win, PLEASE don't bang on about it for the next 12 years.

'A game for thugs played by gentlemen' - and watched by gentlemen for the most part.
As an Englishmen who's lived north of the border for many years I read your post
with a wry smile Michael. wink 2
Lets see if SA can play on Saturday & are more than Faf & physicality.


Edited By Richard Wood on 31/10/2019 00:27:11

Thread: Sealing foam cored wings
25/10/2019 09:48:33
Posted by Don Fry on 25/10/2019 09:42:16:

Why can't you use Poly C, or Eazy Kote. Aren't they basically the same stuff as Ronseal.

They're water based & if applied straight to the veneer will ripple it.
The Ronseal used was not the water based type.

Edited By Richard Wood on 25/10/2019 09:50:07

25/10/2019 09:24:40

I've used Ronseal type varnish before with success as an alternative to sanding sealer
when the sanding sealer had run out.
I've not yet had a problem with sanding sealer on foam wings as long as it isn't thinned...
Try it on a small area or scrap experimental piece


Edited By Richard Wood on 25/10/2019 09:35:04

Thread: 19G Servo?
24/10/2019 16:40:44

Another vote for the HS82MG, or the '85MG.thumbs up

Thread: Looking for a trainer kit
24/10/2019 08:17:04

Uno-Wot kit with ailerons & reduced dihedral is a nice elegant flyer.
It's a good quality kit with veneered foam wings & a fair bit of ply.

Edited By Richard Wood on 24/10/2019 08:22:00

Thread: SIG Kougar Refurb and Electric Conversion
23/10/2019 07:45:09

Hi Gary,
It's a few years since I built it but I used a 5S 4000 Lipo based 900W power system in my Kougar.
Scorpion S2 3026-710kV motor (not sure if these excellent motors are are still available).
11x7 prop & 60A ESC.
Loads of power with this.
There are numerous other options but watch out for ground clearance with a big prop...

Thread: What are your three favourite war movies?
20/10/2019 15:11:59

Only three..

Das Boot.
Saving Pvt Ryan - Still very upsetting to watch & not just because of its faults...
Fury - excellent in places but flawed.

Thread: SIG Kougar Refurb and Electric Conversion
15/10/2019 15:12:18

Cheers Gary. The Kougar was an interesting model to build - the DIY foam wing balsa
veneering was quite an enjoyable task after joining up the sheets to make the skins.

It ​​​​​looks like you've put in some graft to strip it all back.
A turtle deck fully covering the top would be interesting & would probably change the character
of the model. The original plastic top was a quick way of making a boxy fuse look quite
shapely & me being a tad lazy I'd stick with


Edited By Richard Wood on 15/10/2019 15:12:46

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
11/10/2019 09:39:41

Apparently typhoons are not unusual at this time of year in Japan & let's hope this
'Super' one doesn't cause loss of life or major damage.
The WC organisers don't seem to have put in place any contingencies at all to reschedule matches.
The England v France match could have been one of the best games of the tournament but now we'll
never know..
The way they are dealing with the Scotland v Japan game is a farce.

Thread: Scratch built Wot 4
10/10/2019 15:28:36

This is the superbly drawn Foss plan that used to be available from YAMPS


Thread: Suggestions for sport planes for an OS 25 FX engine
10/10/2019 10:34:47

The SIG Kobra kit is another to look at.
This is electric but it will suit a .25 well.
Hours of building fun with SIG kits...

Thread: SIG Kougar Refurb and Electric Conversion
10/10/2019 08:59:14

Good looking Kougars there Gary.
The one I built a few years ago for electric is a very smooth flyer - as is the Bullet.
The Kougar is a bit bulkier & heavier than the bullet - the balsa in my SIG kit was hard stuff...
This one is on 5S Lipo power with a Scorpion motor.

Thread: Pegasus Models
19/09/2019 10:45:52

Ordered a former Galaxy Firebird kit from Pegasus on Monday afternoon & it arrived
Wednesday morning.thumbs up
The Firebird is similar to the Magician but with a tricycle u/c & the canopy further forward.
The 50" wing looks the same.
Looking forward to building this one, just need to find a .40 or .46 to put in it....

Thread: interest renewed
29/08/2019 15:51:00

Another to consider Peter is the DB Old Bill. Plan & ribs available from DB Sport & Scale.

Thread: Cambrian ME109 Funfighter electric build
23/08/2019 10:46:27

Going together really well.
Thoroughly enjoyed building & flying a Cambrian 109 back in the 80s.
The quality of this latest version of the kit looks very good.thumbs up

Thread: The Crescent Bullet is back!
18/04/2019 15:32:59

Nice job.
From your photo the wing bolt location still runs straight through the aileron torque rod position.
The manufacturer should have sorted that out by now.

18/04/2019 13:08:07
Posted by Keith Billinge on 16/04/2019 16:46:13:

Currently building an electric Crescent Bullet from the Cloud Models kit. My building skills are a bit rusty, so it's taking me a while, but I am really enjoying the build. I just made the carved balsa nose cone. and the fuselage is nearing completion.


Hi Keith,
The bullet flies superbly on electric & is enjoyable to build. Just be aware that the
wing fixing bolt T-nut holes need moving back from the aileron torque rod position.
This issue may have been sorted by now but check first.
Also try & keep the tail light .

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
17/01/2019 08:59:36

Apologies for late post, been away & just seen this thread.
Very sad news, Dave B's contribution to this forum & RCME was immense.

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