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Thread: Bryant Percival Gull 6 E conversion
15/06/2019 09:50:44

I saw one of these fly at Old Warden a couple of years and asked the guy how it handled as i had one, his response was like a big trainer, certainly seemed to fly nicely from where i was standing. I have some mixed rudder added on a switch to see what difference that makes once in the air.............

14/06/2019 19:39:03

20190614_180450_resized.jpg20190614_180627_resized.jpg20190614_180710_resized.jpgI `ve had this airframe for about 4 years now, when i bought it i removed the OS .70 four stroke (won`t fly glow due to the mess) and have had a couple of half hearted bites at electric conversion. Well it is now close to flight, i have fitted a Turnigy 5055 430kv motor on 6s 3500mah turning a 14x8 wood prop. It needed a small amount of lead on the tail and final weight is 9Lbs 3oz, the watt meter shows 40amp max giving 920 watts. I think this should be a good setup, anyone like to chime in with thought on the set up, be interested in your opinions. Wingspan is 72" and it has a decent set of flaps on it (if you`ll excuse the expression!) .............Martin


Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
11/06/2019 11:34:32

Hi, what electric setup are you using on this, cells, motor, prop size? Many thanks............Martin

Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
03/06/2019 19:51:20

20181019_201540_resized.jpgsmiley Join the Silhouette kit owners club, buy of the year for £20, paid a whooping £55 for mine! seems a shame to build em, i already have a flyer, which is a lovely model to fly.


Thread: ELF 150 C of G
20/05/2019 20:49:07

Pleased to see your gonna fly this Bill, post updates on here, i will subscribe..........Martin

Thread: Unusual full size aircraft that would make something different to build!
22/04/2019 19:31:57

I quite like the look of that...........

21/04/2019 21:56:29

Ok, it`s not April 1st, show us something unusual full size that would make an interesting model...........

To start the ball rolling i give you the DFW T28

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Thread: Spring is here. Who is flying?
16/04/2019 20:01:48

Very nice model...........

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
16/04/2019 13:58:27

img_1682.jpgBring and buy special, it seems to be a bit of a Wots Wot rip off, got rid of the oily smelly thing up front and converted it to electric, 6s on a 12x7 prop, pulls under 40 amps, motor is an E Flite 52. Junked the old oil soaked cowl and replaced with another bought from a different bring and buy. I shall re name it WATTS NOT, Flies nicely, just needed a couple of clicks on the trim, i may recover it or maybe just move on to my next conversion. cheeky


Thread: Swept wing Bipe, C of G?
15/04/2019 18:21:37

Here are a couple of pics of the beastie, guess it ought to be a `WATTS NOT` now, as it is electrified wink


15/04/2019 17:25:57

Found this on another thread which looks a bit simpler **LINK**

Working on 33% of this calculation gives me 102.3mm back from the centre point of the leading edge, if this is correct it balances perfectly as i have it set up.

15/04/2019 17:00:08

I have just converted my latest bring and buy special, it is a loose copy of a Wots Wot and has been weeeell flown so did not cost much. I Have fitted an E Flite Power 52 electric motor and have it on 6 cells, probably would have gone great on 5 but i don`t own any 5 cell packs. I have propped it for under 40 amps with an 11x7 APC. If it flies well i will recover it but for test flying purposes it will do fine as bought. Both wings are swept so i am looking for suggestions as to where to place the balance point? I have been working on in line with the lower wing leading edge but have no idea if this is out, on another forum someone was asking about the C of G on a swept Wots Wot (this looks quite similar) and it appeared to be on the plan slightly further back than that. Any help appreciated, hoping to maiden it tomorrow morning if not too breezy.............Martin

Thread: Galaxy Domino Bipe build
08/04/2019 17:56:15

Ok, he is probably flying it on 4 cells but with a much larger prop than i could use due to ground clearance. There are guys flying Bi-Fly .25s on 4s but with a smaller prop due to limited diameter clearance which means more cells to get the performance. The domino is a larger bipe than that, 5s is probably on the nail as i want a fast flying plane with unlimited vertical wink

08/04/2019 17:07:56

Picked up a Domino kit this weekend, looking forward to building it, mine will be electric powered, i have an E Flite Power 52 motor, probably on 5 or 6s. Anyone done anything Domino wise since the last post in 2014?...........Martin

Thread: Identify the model!
07/04/2019 20:11:14

Many thanks...........Martin

07/04/2019 19:41:21


Another one of those what is this plane threads i`m afraid! Bought this today, it takes retracts and is quite light for it`s size, any ideas?.............Martin


Thread: Gone,but not forgotten kit mfg
08/03/2019 21:20:42

Any pictures Roger, i`d be interested in seeing it...........Martin

08/03/2019 20:56:30

gladiatorjuly07.jpgPhil Ramsey Gladiator................


08/03/2019 20:53:24

My Priory models Silhouette, lovely flyer on Electric power.


08/03/2019 20:41:10

Now that`s what i`m talking about, very nice............

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