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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.


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.

flitzer poppy.jpg

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


from this.

sorcerer plan 808.jpg

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!

dlg power2.jpg

Not much left.

dlg power.jpg

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.


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

vulcan 3.jpg

vulcan 2.jpg


vulcan 4.jpg

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?


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.

nurf bwb.jpg nurf2.jpg

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.


13/05/2018 05:17:38

Some neat PSSers (and their models) here on FB: **LINK**

Thread: RC1528 - Avro Vulcan C o G
12/05/2018 08:08:29

They look great William. I went for the camo/white colour scheme to assist with orientation and it really worked well. Also saved time leaving the underside in Solartex white - I just gave it a coat of clear sealer to help with keeping it clean.

That bmfa electric do sounds like fun - would really love to go to something like that. Do you know if there are some pics posted anywhere?

11/05/2018 15:11:01

Thanks Mark, it was a fun build. Quite keen to build a larger one, but it's quite a big time commitment.

Thread: Blohm & Voss
11/05/2018 05:49:53

Hi Rich, thanks, the X-8 is one of my favourite models and gets a lot of stick time as it's a fun parkflier and sloper.

The basic airframe can be sourced from a lot of FPV model shops, also EBay, AliExpress etc. Not sure where you are from, but if you are interested it would advisable to see if you have any outlets in your region as it's a big model and freight cost can be an issue. Product price is around USD170, but it is often on sale. I just grafted on some HobbyKing parkjet wings to the verts - added a cockpit and paint job and let her rip.

jess b&v (3).jpg

Thread: RC1528 - Avro Vulcan C o G
10/05/2018 13:09:16

I was quite intrigued to follow this thread a couple of years ago as I had recently picked up a plan for the same slope scale Vulcan. The project arrived at the top of the build queue six months back and after around four months of toil off and on the build was completed.

It is, of course, semi scale with a 50% thinned wing, slope arifoil and thinned vetical stab to make it slippery for slopin'. I flew it nekkid for a couple of months and got a fair bit of stick time on her as I had set it up for parkflying (ie not too rowdy) with the motor positioned outside the fuse to move the prop away from the flight surfaces a bit. Experimenting with this on other models, I have found that it results in around a 60% reduction in noise levels from the pusher prop set up. The model is powered by a 3S system which gives it a good flight envelope allowing for more than scale flight. Wings are covered in Solartex, the fuse is balsa covered in brown paper with a plastic nose cone. folding prop is fitted to help with slopin' and belly landings.


She has just emerged from the paint shop and completed a couple of successful remaiden flights.





Rather pleased with how the model came out. No-one makes an ARF balsa or foam scale kit (there are some builders kits about) and it would be a bit of a risky venture, but Dynam might take it on as they are already pretty close with their recently released EDF Gloster Meteor and could probably get away with a similar power train in the Vulcan (or maybe some 80's) as it has a very lifty wing. I am thinking of starting a petition – LOL.

Had some fun in the sun today and shot some vid. Last job is to take her slopin'.

Thread: New 78" Vulcan for twin 90mm DF
10/05/2018 07:02:40

Really been enjoying your build Greg. I have just finished a slap together semi scale powered sloper as a bit of a practice for building a bigger Vulcan when I can fit it in the build queue.

You have probably seen this presentation, but it has some really nice pics included: **LINK**

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