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Thread: Any recommendations...fiction
09/10/2014 09:04:44
As already mentioned, anything by Iain Banks, all Brilliant!...
His sci-fi stuff Iain M. Banks are also amazing, the culture novels are a series but don't need to be read in order....
If you fancy a heavyweight but VERY entertaining try Umberto Eco's Foucaults Pendulum a fantastic tour of European Mysticism and conspiracy theory. Just finished it for the second time and enjoyed more than the first time!
CB
Thread: Free simulators?
30/09/2014 16:27:37
I Think Picasim can use a USB controller- there is a free and a paid version...
The Physics are Very good!
Just type Picasim into your favourite search engine
Thread: My Bucking Buccaneer
22/09/2014 09:24:39
Buccaneer..
As in "Longer, Lower, Faster"?
Thread: SAAB J 21 Maiden, at last!
09/07/2014 13:13:40
Nice looking model Cliff!
What plan is it from? It looks like it might make a nice Slope Soarer?...
Not that I've managed Any flying this year... Yet!!

CB
Thread: Airspeed Horsa Plans
02/07/2014 11:58:16
Have you tried www.assaultglidertrust.co.uk? They created a full-size replica at RAF Shawbury from original manufacturers templates. Not sure if it's still at Shawbury or if it got moved to Cosford but if you e-mail them I'm sure they'd be happy to help!
CB
Thread: And now for something completely different
24/06/2014 15:25:23
And I was hoping to see a man with 3 buttocks!
I can play Didgeridoo if that's any good? CB

Edited By chris basson on 24/06/2014 15:26:08

Thread: Biggles' Mess (the renamed cafe!)
23/06/2014 16:56:13
I can see a couple of things!
Thread: Gelert 2000 Aerobatic glider (and maybe VTPR?)
29/05/2014 13:53:29
Might be interested in one of them!
Thread: That's One I Won't Be Taking to France.
22/05/2014 14:45:29
It'll fix David!
Thread: Stan Yeos PMP Carrera Glider
25/04/2014 10:57:07

Don't think its as bad as it seemedsmiley

I've offered up the aileron to the wing and mocked up the hinges with masking tape and think it'll be okay (fingers crossed!!)

Yestererday I started glassing the bottom of the wing with 24gsm cloth and Wilkinsons Water Based Polyurethane Varnish(£7.75 750ml tin), and it Really Is as easy as "They" say!

Off to do the top now, before glassing the wing weighed in at 250g(ish on the kitchen scales!) so i'll wiegh it again when it's done and see how much weight its added.

CB

23/04/2014 13:56:33

Thanks PatMc! The 4 servo wing idea did occur to me but that would now be Major Surgery as wings are joined now!

wondering how much Stan charges for a wing only kit(if he does em at all)

23/04/2014 13:16:28

Threads been a bit quiet, Sorry but any spare modelling time has gone into the build, i have taken some pics but i'm having trouble uploading! Despite my trepidation its been reasonably striaght forward, though Stans instructions could be a lot clearer!

I HAVE howevermade a bit of a BooBoo!

Schoolboy Error.... My building board Aint Flat!!!

The first wing panel came off the board with a gentle curve along its length, probably about an inch in total, wasn't too downhearted cos its an upward curve, so i thought, as long as the other wing has a similar curve I've got Dihedral.

This "design feature" has come to fruition and i've joined the wings and Yes, I've got a nice graduall curve along the whole wingsmiley, However....

The Ailerons...crook Top hinged, aint goin to work are they? unless I Split them half way (or so) along the length and then use a pin from the inner (servo operated) portion into the outer half.

Is this the way forward??? Ifso whats the best way to achieve??? Is there a better way?

or do i just glue them in place and have a 2 channel glider?

HELP

Thread: Non conventional build that may resemble an F16 XL ?
22/04/2014 16:58:17
Signed up and watching with interest! It's almost guaranteed to fly( at least once if you throw it hard enough)
Thread: What's the main radio brand you fly?
15/04/2014 09:54:09
Have been using Futaba up until now but needed to upgrade my tx and got a VERY good deal on a Hitech A9!
Thread: 1/4 Scale Twin Turbine A10
13/04/2014 20:13:05

Longer,Lower,Faster!!!!smile d

Looking Forward to the Bucc!

One of my favorite Cold War Birds!

CB

Thread: First flight of the year and.......
07/03/2014 12:23:44
Ooops!
Looks like it could have been worse though, any idea if this is cause or effect?

CB
Thread: CNC Hot Wire cutter/router
18/02/2014 14:48:34
Interesting project Olly!
CB
Thread: Private parking charge notice
18/02/2014 14:45:44
Yeah! What Olly Said!

Redditch you say? You'll be passing the Long Mynd then!

Thread: NCFM Moth or Bluto
12/02/2014 12:49:14
WildThing!!!!!!!!!!

7minutes after 1st post and no one else has suggested it, I'm Amazed!

Chris B
Thread: RCM&E March 2014
10/02/2014 14:12:45

Mine Dropped through the Door this Morning while I was out buying Plaster Board and Light Weight Filler!

Don't Worry I haven't taken up DIYcheeky

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