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Member postings for KiwiKid

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Thread: Aviation Funnies
16/10/2018 02:42:57



Thread: Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot
16/10/2018 02:29:07

Interesting stuff. Jimmy has caught our attention before:

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Edited By KiwiKid on 16/10/2018 02:30:40

Thread: Aviation Funnies
14/10/2018 02:30:30


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14/10/2018 02:21:56

When you can't rely on airport security.

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Thread: Windrider Scout Bee (somewhat modified)
10/10/2018 15:34:09

I have always been intrigued by the variety of flying wing and canard experimental aircraft ventures that were prevalent during and after WW2 in Britain. Some details of these are recorded in these two postings:



I am rather fond of "wing things" **LINK** and thought it would be fun to knock up a flying wing in the form of the experimental ventures.

I chose the EPP moulded Windrider Scout Bee as a base, so at least I knew the aerodynamics should work. The winglets were made from 2mm corflute sandwiched between two bits of balsa with the flutes and the grain at 90 degreees to each other. A Windrider pod and motor mount was used with a P-39 cockpit grafted on to the pod. Power is supplied by a 2200 3S battery. Covering is Solartex. The lower surface scheme was used on prototypes and experimental a/c to identify them to other pilots and to (hopefully) stop wartime gunners from taking pot shots at the strange shape in the sky.

The model has just been finished and is ready for the maiden. I usually try and get the maiden in before doing all the finishing work, but am pretty confident that the airframe will fly well, so she's RTF.

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Thread: Model flying photos you're proud of
06/10/2018 00:13:10

Couple of pics taken by my friend of my Vulcan, off on another mission.



Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
05/10/2018 14:00:18

Careful what you wish for.

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04/10/2018 22:46:35

One for Trekkies


… and Terry Pratchett fans.

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Thread: Aussie Slope Fest
25/09/2018 11:22:39

 Not sure If you are referring to the pics above or the album. In the album it would be the lime green coloured one, here's another pic - it's front and center.


Very nice build by one of the USA visitors. He sold it to a local to save having to cart it home - it's name starts with a T. The other brute is also hiding in the background.


Edited By KiwiKid on 25/09/2018 11:26:56

25/09/2018 03:21:26

Each year in September a group of slope fanatics get together at a place called Manilla in the Australian wilderness for a week of flying, drinking, line spinning and general slopey stuff. It's such a great site with such a good group of people that participants travel from NZ and the States to be there.

The site has been developed by hang glider and parapente enthusiasts with astro turf laid and accommodation near by.


The site has a splendid view and fairly unobstructed approaches which makes for a smooth airflow although landing out can involve a bit of a walk.


As well a general slopers the strong lift also attracts a lot of PSS giders.


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I thought you guys might be interested to see some of the "down under" PSS builds at the slope fest that are recorded in this album: **LINK**

Edited By KiwiKid on 25/09/2018 03:22:35

Thread: Battle of Britain Day 2018 - the Gallery Thread
16/09/2018 02:47:49

Brilliant BoB weather so a mate and I headed out to the coast for a bit of PSS re-enactment with my Spit and his 109.


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Thread: Handley Page Manx H.P. 75
08/09/2018 12:44:50

This is quite an interesting posting of some of the early and postwar prototype/research aircraft: **LINK**

08/09/2018 12:36:27

Indeed - our own Mr tbobborap1 produced this awesome vid of Steve Rickett's M39 a couple of years ago.

08/09/2018 11:11:20

I thought some of you may be interested in this recently posted vid of an RC H.P. 75 - nicely resurrected bit of British aviation history. Wiki: **LINK**

Thread: Stickers and Soapy Water
06/09/2018 02:01:56

The weight gain is negligible as the water content of the WBPU (water based polyurethane) evaporates. It also gives you a nice shinny model that is scuff resistant.


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
05/09/2018 16:27:53

Really an awesome sailplane Roo with a great history. Very photogenic model, although I had to spin one pic around to save my poor neck cheeky


Thread: Much Marcle LMA Show
04/09/2018 02:00:37

Very nice pics and vid cymaz - really enjoyed them.

I came across this album recently posted by a chap on FB: **LINK**

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
30/08/2018 10:12:43

You are making a splendid job of my favourite plane Greg - really looking great.

Thread: Design & Build Dornier Do 24
21/08/2018 06:41:49

We did discuss this in another thread somewhere, but I can't remember where. What actually happened was that the Do was doing a touch and go and hit a submerged object at high speed on the starboard side which caused the a/c to momentarily swing to the right. The pilot instinctively feed in a heap of left rudder which, due to the twin rudders and the relatively high water speed, caused the violent swing to the left. Took on some water, but was able to limp in to shore.





Thread: Anyone Speak Russian?
11/08/2018 05:58:25

To bring up the YT translation the path is:



Russian (auto-generated)

Sub-titles (again)



Edited By KiwiKid on 11/08/2018 06:02:34

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