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Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
25/06/2018 02:52:37

Very nice work Greg - really starting to look Vulcanish now.

I have been enjoying a very detailed account of the development of the Vulcan in this book by Tony Blackman. So much (like powered control surfaces etc) was new to them at the time and seeing how they overcame problems is very engaging. For example, the cranked wing l/e was introduced to combat buffeting at high mach numbers which threatened to scupper the whole programme.

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Thread: Tx modes
24/06/2018 12:22:37

I have been meaning to give that Mode 3 thing a try, but it looks a bit awkward.

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And Mode 4 is nuts.

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Thread: FastLad
22/06/2018 15:58:27

Indeed Erflog, a lot of people can be affected by these closures and the financial losses can be quite significant.

This extract from the filing shows the major creditors - Messrs Walton and Renwick are the owners.

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Edited By KiwiKid on 22/06/2018 15:59:49

Thread: Website Not Secure
13/06/2018 15:22:17

Noticed we have just been elevated from http to https, so presume that was part of the "sorting".

Thread: Dynam Models?
11/06/2018 14:45:05

Yip that water based floor varnish is a must for any of Dynam's matt finished models. My Waco (below) is one of my favourite parkies. I did change out the ESC for a 60amp HK Plush as there were reported problems caused by the stock ESC and motor not being compatible on a number of the Dynam models. The ESC does seem to work OK on other motors - weird stuff.

EDIT: By the way, the paint job and overall presentation of the model were very good, but I guess the odd Monday morning product slips thru QC.  

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Edited By KiwiKid on 11/06/2018 14:47:35

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/05/2018 00:47:31

Very nice and speedy work - with a bit of camo she could pass for an Albemarle laugh

Thread: An introduction to the 2016 PSSA Mass Build - A4 Skyhawk
27/05/2018 15:44:13

Just noticed the banner on the BMFA FB page - well done chaps. Thought we should record it here for posterity.

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Thread: Blohm & Voss BV215 for PSS
26/05/2018 08:04:35

Getting a bit more back on track, this is an inspiring vid of the maiden flight of a well presented EDF 215. Some initial teething problems are overcome and lead to a great flight.

26/05/2018 07:53:59

The fuse, booms and canopy are hand made one offs.

24/05/2018 03:08:26

No plans sorry, it's a scratchy built off three views and info on websites like this one: **LINK**

23/05/2018 11:03:53
Posted by Erfolg on 23/05/2018 09:48:25:

As with many of the often called secret German aircraft of the latter part of WW2, the majority did not exist at all.

Most are described as Brochure Tender documents, mainly for specifications issued by the RLM (Reich Luft Ministrium).

In a sense there is no absolute right, as even those that made it to mock-up, such as the Fw Flitter would have been modified in the light of requests primarily of the the RLM.

Great models though.

Interesting stuff Erflog. Yes a lot of modelling potential from the Luft '46 proposals and many RC models have flown successfully. I have been picking away at a PSS Flitzer glider which should be a good flyer I think with a layout similar to the Vampire.

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23/05/2018 10:48:59
Posted by Rich Bailey on 23/05/2018 05:35:16:

Hello Harry. I have plans for the 215, for depron. Don’t want to mess them up though! How do I make the templete for bulkheads, ribs?

You could take them down to your local copy shop and make a copy and expand them in size.

I did this with my Sorcerer plan which I copied to a stick and then had enlarged and printed - making this

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from this.

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Thread: Electricity Pylon Interference?
22/05/2018 14:40:54
Posted by J D 8 on 22/05/2018 14:09:19:

That it was carbon fiber,nice and conductive ?

Oh yes, electricity can be conducted as the electrons are able to pick up the charge, move along the layers and conduct the charge to the rest of the circuit. ​The electrons in carbon are loosely bonded and, when energized, tend to repel each other, with sometimes explosive results!

22/05/2018 12:58:47
Posted by FlyinBrian on 22/05/2018 08:33:14:

Probably the most dangerous of the OH cables are those carried on wooden poles, these are 11 or 33KV and the cables are close enough together for a model to touch two wires at once - could be interesting!

Interesting indeed - that's a 750 quid competition DLG going poof!

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Not much left.

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Thread: RC1528 - Avro Vulcan C o G
22/05/2018 06:05:46
Posted by William Macleod on 20/05/2018 17:09:51:

Do you want me to try and get you the magazine and plan and post it to NZ. there is also a video on you tube of graham folding the depron wings.

bill

Thanks Bill, but if I build another I had been planning on getting one of the larger balsa kits designed by Graham.

22/05/2018 06:02:53

Sure Ray, you can never have too many Vulcans.

Rather a unique colour scheme - is that scale for desert operations?

Reminds me of a model built by a lovely young lady in her London flat a few years back smiley

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20/05/2018 16:52:58

Hi William, is this you and Graham strutting your stuff? Awsum flying and spectacle.

Thread: PSS Models FOR SALE or WANTED
17/05/2018 01:31:42
Posted by Andy Meade on 15/05/2018 11:33:06:

If it was getting pushed back or flying slowly, I'd say yes intakes might get opened out. I can't see how that would affect the up-trim though.

Hi Andy, could it be an incidence issue with the canards?

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Thread: Blohm & Voss
16/05/2018 10:04:14

I just remembered that Harry Twist made a PSS model a while back of what I think was a 215. You could PM him for details as it could probably be adapted for EDF or pusher configuration.

Some build pics are here: **LINK**

Edited By KiwiKid on 16/05/2018 10:14:22

Thread: PSSA Chat
14/05/2018 11:53:56

I had seen most these before, but this BWB is a new one and quite a stunner.

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The model is not strictly speaking PSS as it is based on a concept drawing, but is a great achievement. This pic of it before the detailing shows that the layout is fairly straight forward, but the devil is in the detail with flying wings.

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