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Thread: B -17 crashes
02/10/2019 18:53:01

Collings foundation B-17 had engine fire after take off, crashed into airport buildings whilst landing and burnt out, initial reports are saying 2 fatalities and a number of injured.........


Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 02/10/2019 19:00:01

Thread: Wish i could drive like this!
01/10/2019 18:24:24

Crank the sound up for full effect.........


Thread: Prop balance query
30/09/2019 21:04:45

Ok, you may be onto something there, hadn`t thought of that.

30/09/2019 20:57:25

Not bought one with a folder, no not having a go at ic flyers, i have flown them in the past but a prop that is out of balance on an ic motor does not cause too much of a problem as opposed to an electric motor. So is it just carried over from that, just a thought i had.........

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
30/09/2019 20:31:32

Despite Tony`s statement i think it has flown away............cheeky

Thread: Prop balance query
30/09/2019 20:29:21

Most of my model planes are pre owned, the ic ones get converted to electric but those that are already electric get a check over before flying. It amazes me that 9 times out of 10 the props on these are so far out of balance that i`m surprised the motor bearings have not given up the ghost..........

Is this i.c flyer mentality, shove a prop on as purchased, if it`s a bit out it won`t matter? Not knocking i.c flyers, just wondering if that is the reason.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
30/09/2019 15:21:56

20190930_122434_resized.jpg20190930_112512_resized.jpgFinally maidend my Fiat CR32 E conversion today, flew really nicely and lands very slowly......smiley

Bought the bare airframe at the NATS and converted it using a purple power motor i had lying around, pulls 36 amps at wot. 3300 mah 4S pack on a 14x8 prop. Pleased to have got it in the air and will move on to the next one, a small fun fighter zero, it needs checking over and a couple of jobs sorting out before i can get someone to launch it for a test flight.......20190930_112458_resized.jpg

Thread: YT International anyone had recent experiance
07/09/2019 20:59:47

Not seen them at any shows for a couple of years now............

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
06/09/2019 16:59:51

Nice Hein, just bought the Cambria kit of this as a winter project.........

04/09/2019 17:23:07

003.jpgNATS airframe purchase, i`ve converted it to Electric on 4s, 66" span FIAT CR32, just waiting for this wind to drop off in the next few days to get a test flight in.


Thread: Anyone know what happened to Kamco?
03/09/2019 19:47:01

001.jpgI have an untouched Kavalier kit, will be putting it on the classified section shortly.............Martin


Edited By martin collins 1 on 03/09/2019 19:49:54

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
02/09/2019 17:18:12

Been looking for one of those kits for a while now, nice to see one finished, glow or electric?

02/09/2019 17:01:05

Wow nice job, Gee Bee model D, is that built from the old Coverite kit?

Thread: Fiat CR32 electric set up thoughts.
01/09/2019 17:38:55

Can fit more length in but not height or width, will look at the battery options.

01/09/2019 14:44:56

003.jpgHere is one of my NATS purchases, a semi scale Fiat CR32, a .32 2 stroke flies these with plenty for aeros according to the build article, prototype model was flown on a Webra .40 4 stroke, plan says .25 / .35 stroke. I have converted it to electric with a Purple Power 5055-580 6 turn motor on a 4s 3300mah battery and a 14x7 APC E prop.

Plane weight is spot on 7lbs and it is 520W, i know watts aren`t the whole story but do you think this set up would work ok?, i can go up in prop size but want to stick with 4s due to where the battery fits inserted through the bottom of the cowl.


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Thread: Sports Bipe I.D needed
28/08/2019 22:27:55

Yep, just what i was looking for, thanks......

28/08/2019 22:15:22

Looks like e may have a winner, wing struts look the same too..........

Anymore info on this model, balance point would be helpful............Martin

28/08/2019 20:56:09

001.jpgCowl and tank cover are made from fibreglass.

Edited By martin collins 1 on 28/08/2019 21:13:48

28/08/2019 20:53:39

Not sure it is, i thought the 48" Bi fly had a foam wing, this is built up, this is also quite light............

Fuselage is all built up, no sheet sides.

Edited By martin collins 1 on 28/08/2019 20:54:10

Edited By martin collins 1 on 28/08/2019 20:55:10

28/08/2019 20:39:26

Bought this bipe at the NATS, needs a recover and i will convert to electric, going to cover it in the same colour scheme as it is very eye catching. Top wing is 50" lower wing is 45"............



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