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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
29/11/2019 18:15:11

img_20191129_160022_resized_20191129_050225432.jpgMaidened today as the sun was setting, bought last weekend at a bring and buy, after a check over which included adding a fair amount of lead in the nose to balance it on the recommended c of g point. A couple of clicks of down and right aileron were all that were needed and she flies really nicely with a very fast roll rate!

Looking for a good pilot now for my Clancy Speedy Bee party



Edited By martin collins 1 on 29/11/2019 18:17:05

Thread: Folland gnat
29/11/2019 18:04:28

Very nice, i intend building one of these, will be well chuffed if it finishes up looking as nice as yours.......

Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
29/11/2019 16:59:59

Managed to get home from work surprisingly sharpish today and got a range check and watt meter test done on my latest bring and buy purchase. i looked at the rapidly setting sun and decided to nip over to the field which is ten minutes away, i managed to get there just as the sun was disappearing over the horizon and get one flight in. Not sure how much more flying i will get in though as the trip across the field to our patch was pretty water logged sad

Thread: Any one got a Clancy Speedy Bee?
24/11/2019 23:10:37

Bought one today at a bring and buy, have found the c of g online at 3 3/4" from LE. This one balances another 1/2" back on the main spar with the biggest battery (3s) that will fit in. Any experience with these on here, is there some leeway on the balance point, it has definitely been flown before............

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
24/11/2019 18:03:40

Nice, unusual subject too........

Thread: Flair Attila instructions wanted
02/11/2019 15:08:21

Looking for a set up Attila instructions, can anyone help with some scans please?...........Martin

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/10/2019 19:45:21

Test flew my Eflite AT6 today, can highly recommend it, great flyer on 3s surprised how quick it can go on only 3 cells, getting 6 mins of aeros and general flying, will try 4s at some point.img_20191028_131259_resized_20191028_052911097.jpg

Edited By martin collins 1 on 28/10/2019 19:48:42

27/10/2019 20:13:40

Nice, just bought one of these and will be looking at doing a markings change..........

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
25/10/2019 18:58:52

There are those of us that get your updates sent to our inbox and are watching the builds with interest, just because we don`t comment please don`t think we are not watching or are not interested face 1

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

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