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Member postings for Tomtom39

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Thread: WOT4-E Mk2 Refitting to 4S, what motor?
20/04/2016 19:54:36

I'm using the Scorpion SII 3020 -890KV V2 . Expensive but brilliant. Climb Out distribution sell them. I can prop hang with this if needed! (12X6 APC E). If you really want to get carried away then go for the 3026-890KV

Thread: New Saito FA-40 to replace 1975 OS 40 FSR?
11/04/2016 14:00:21

Bit off field but I've bought the Enya 41 4c its a cracking little motor - bit more expensive than the suggested Saito. If my memory serves me than I seem to recollect that the Saito 50 has been replaced by the 56? I got mine from Steve Webb models

Thread: What have I done ?
04/04/2016 16:15:29

What can I say. I bought one of the 1/5th FG's (new , unused on a retail therapy spree on fleabay) for those horrible windy days (now 5 others from the club have joined in with 1/10,1/8th and two 1/5's). Great fun!

Thread: Ronnie Corbett....RIP
31/03/2016 14:10:55

What a lovely man. I had the pleasure of playing Golf with him some many years ago at a charity event and it was quite a memorable experience. A real gentleman and so very funny!

Thread: Martyn's Ballerina @ 115%
30/03/2016 13:23:23

Martyn , I have sent you a PM

Thread: Engine projects
29/03/2016 21:49:21

What a pleasure to troll through this post. I'm a big fan of the HP's too and still use both my .40 and 61 Gold cups.

Many thanks for rekindling my interest in 2 stroke IC (now where did I put my box of MVVS's!)

Thread: Craig's first build Ballerina
19/02/2016 15:18:27


Oh dear. I have never , never , never ever done anything as daft as that apart from the time I made two left hand wings oh and I forgot another occasion same as you . Sorry I forgot !! Best of luck. The acetone does work (I nicked a bit of nail polish remover from the wife and it sort of did the job ) Put it behind you . You can always build another side and keep this as a spare one in the event of a mishap! Look forward to seeing yours finished.

Thread: Nuremburg 2016 Toy Fair
19/02/2016 14:11:41

First reports of the show were in the March edition of RCMW which arrived last week - didn't seem to be a great deal of new RC products (none "drone-multi-copter related" . Look forward to the RCME's report in the April edition as somewhat disappointed at lack of potential retail therapy!

Thread: Chris's Bella Ballerina HD
11/02/2016 12:23:33

I'm using the same Savox's SV 0320 for the rudder and elevator and some HS65MG's on the wings

Thread: Nuremburg 2016 Toy Fair
05/02/2016 13:27:06

Did any one attend and if so where there any worthwhile goodies to look forward to?.

The only thing I've seen on this forum was the launch of the Spektrum DX20 at the fair.

Thread: Warning to all trad builders
03/02/2016 13:00:33

I've gone into hoarding mode.

Thread: Falcon Aviation 1/3 Scale Fournier.
27/01/2016 15:37:38

From experience of using all three engines (and from club members who are using similar brands) I would strongly recommend the Zenoah. It may be old hat and heavier up front but it is however very reliable.

Look forward to watching the rest of your build with anticipation. All the best Dave.

Thread: We're Off!
04/01/2016 12:33:15

Not sure if this is the right place to post. I don't have access to a "Staples" or printing company close by to "flip and copy" the drawing for the wing . I did it the old fashioned way of creeping into my wife's drawers (kitchen!) and purloining some baking parchment (Its perfect size and it comes in a roll from Lakeland plastics) . I traced the lines from the plan (I didn't have any Xerox copying paper , flipped the tracing paper over, marked up the ribs , taped it ( taut) onto my building board and had the left wing pretty much done in a couple of hours.

04/01/2016 12:13:41

I will as soon as I can work out how to get the photos from the SD card downloaded onto the forum site. I'll give it a go when I get somewhere with decent broadband.

04/01/2016 11:23:23

Hello BEB. I started mine a week early as I'll be away most of January on business and holiday travel. I have so far managed to nearly complete both wings (awaiting to join them, top sheeting on the left one and wing tips) The only deviation to Peters plan is that I have fitted two lightweight wing servos - approx on 4.8v each and a few minor personal alterations - which on hindsight were not really needed).

I have cut out and fitted formers F1,2,4 and 6 on one of the fuselage sides so far (minor hiccup when the dog decided to tread all over the first fuselage sheets , so had to recut). I will upload pics on my return . Regretfully no more on this until late Jan. Tailplane done as per the plan (must remember to buy some 14swg wire)

There are five others beside myself building the Ballerina at my club (at least four are not members of the forum; although I have passed details of the thread over to them.) The remaining one has purchased the CNC pack and he will be making a start on his return from holiday next week.(its his first plan build)

I will keep checking the forum to see how the others are progressing and wish them all the best!

Edited By Tomtom39 on 04/01/2016 11:25:26

Thread: Craig's first build Ballerina
03/01/2016 12:29:58

Once the wings are built up. Release the aileron from the build. I used a David plane to shave off some of the excess wood (having roughly drawn on the profile I wanted) and then finished this with a sanding block .


Sorry forgot to mention I had slotted the hinge holes first.

Edited By Tomtom39 on 03/01/2016 12:36:31

Thread: New Laser engines. What do you want?
29/12/2015 11:49:43

I'm reliably informed by a club member that duct tape and copious amounts of Cyno would be a perfect remedy for any repair required . Have you given this a try?

Thread: Preparing for the 2016 Mass Build
21/12/2015 16:09:51

I'm having one of those days with my computer so here again (apologies if it is repeated!)

I have a spare (Unrun) OS 40 Surpass . I've not put new as the box is tatty! Its for sale at £120 plus post (no offers please) . If interested then please PM me.

Thread: Which kind of models can be flown at your site?
14/12/2015 12:07:14

Sorry Beth your questions are somewhat too narrowly focused . My main club allows allows models up to 20 Kg's (no turbines) , however the limiting factor is noise .

Thread: Preparing for the 2016 Mass Build
09/12/2015 16:47:22

My mag and plan has arrived at last . All raring to go (now CNC pack or unleash blades no 11 and 26? Choices , choices)

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