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Member postings for stu knowles

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Thread: TN large scale Wellington Bomber
30/04/2019 18:41:42

There's a build thread for the TN Welly on the LMA forum

Thread: CAA registration consulation
29/04/2019 14:04:42

I confess that I am surprised that so man people are willing to just roll over and pay up. For me, the registration is not a big issue but even if I go along with the principle of 'The User must pay' I cannot get past the fact that the BMFA/LMA proposed a solution that brought in Registration, was of minimal cost, brought with it Insurance for all operators and pilots and benefitted the end user (us) too.

The CAA proposal is very expensive for the benefits that it provides - (quite frankly -none) Its no good, it doesn't address the problem, it won't benefit anyone. I can't support that

Thread: Seagull Yak 54 canopy
01/04/2019 10:39:35

Thanks John, I'm found the ad and sent message. Well spotted mate!


stu k

31/03/2019 21:19:33

Hi All, Due to an abominable lack of care and attention I let the canopy of my Seagull Yak fall off the bench today and broke it.

None of the shops seem to have stock

A long shot I know but does anyone have an undamaged canopy or canopy/hatch from this model? Its the yellow black one that takes 90 size glow or 20 - 26 petrol.

regards and thanks

stu k

Thread: Does your club prohibit the use of after-market receivers?
22/03/2019 13:18:41

I too think that any Club which concerns itself with such matters is not one to which I would wish to belong. It is the responsibility of the owner and pilot of the model to be sure that the model is fit to fly, anyone else is just sticking their oar in where it shouldn't be and taking the focus away from where it should lay.

Nor do I think that the BMFA have made any proclamations on the subject but think some people have twisted what has been said to satisfy some other purpose.

I despair if this sort of stuff is really happening within Clubs.

Edited By stu knowles on 22/03/2019 13:19:22

Thread: Gone,but not forgotten kit mfg
15/03/2019 20:14:59

This ad cropped up in a thread on here a while ago. I have an unflown Cutlass from this kit in the garage,


08/03/2019 21:56:06

Another Phil Ramsey Glad


Thread: First petrol plane dl 50 field equipment
05/03/2019 20:59:04

No, don't understand your smell comment. I plug the tank vent, never experienced any petrol loss via the carb. Definitely no smell in the car. If there is it because I forgot the tank vent plug

Thread: Field mower question
14/02/2019 21:14:40

The current mower is beyond economic repair, due to a hydraulic pump which needs replacing, we were informed.

A new pump is around £500 and is fitted in an hour by anyone with a set of spanners. Most commercial mowers can be repaired ad infinitum

Thread: Spitfire light
13/02/2019 08:17:57

Looking really good

Thread: Flycatcher
10/02/2019 16:01:22

It will be fine. Your first model will have rough edges but the main thing to do is finish it and fly it. Seeing your own creation fly is unbeatable.

The next one will always be better. I'm still saying and proving it to be true that after nearly 50 years.

Thread: How can I reverse a plan to build two wing halves
08/02/2019 21:04:00

Having once built from a plan which had both wings drawn - but which were slightly different sizes, I would advise always building the second wing from the reverse of the drawing used for the first wing.

Thread: Daily Mail on-line article on model flying in the 50s
08/02/2019 07:33:37

I'm pretty sure that the SMAE is still alive and kicking and that it simply changed its trading name to BMFA. Slightly less of a mouthful

Thread: Hurricane - 303 Movie Due For Imminent Release
05/02/2019 21:05:53

The story is far better told in 'Dark Blue World' I thought that this film has little to commend it. The flying scenes are dire.

It has made me want to dig out the dvd of DBW and watch that again but that's about the best thing to be said.

Thread: PFM / Pat French Models
24/01/2019 08:36:49

No! PFM did a nice large Zlin and the monoplane DH71 (I think) Tiger Moth racer. Even if you are not able to re kit them at least put all the information onto paper and publish it as a plan. There are still people cutting foam wings so only the templates and a layout drawing needed there.

Wasn't the DH71 around 90 " span? I always thought it a nice looking model.  You can put me down for a kit.

Edited By stu knowles on 24/01/2019 08:38:33

Thread: New Drone/Aerodrome Regulations - Is your club at risk?
24/01/2019 08:29:37

Rather ironic that after all the who-ha on forums about quads being the end of aeromodelling as we know it one of the first convictions is for a fixed wing aeroplane that is unlikely to stray more than a hundred yards from its pilot.

Thread: Dancing Wings Hobby "Fiesler Storch Kit"
24/01/2019 08:25:54

It might be an illusion but the rear fus and tailplane/fin look a bit heavy to me.

Depends what they have been cut from but if the usual poplar ply I think a bit over engineered?

Sincerely hope that it turns out right. - at worst you can always sub with balsa

Thread: Super Scale Avro Anson
23/01/2019 18:23:08

I (and I'm sure many others) would be very interested to learn more about how you solved the retract problems. A Whitley is on my bucket list which has a similar folding retract method of operation.

Lovely model by the way, Congratulations on the build

Thread: Design & Build Sport Twin
18/01/2019 13:43:16

I have flown quite few twins and I too think that for your engines 60" is a bit small. This is based on a DB Expo 80 with 2 x OS 25FP. It has just enough but no power to spare especially with the floats fitted. With wheels it will fly quite happily on just one engine. I look forward to seeing how you develop your own design whatever parameters you choose.

Thread: DSM Smart Move or similar Pattern ship - circa 80s/90s
06/01/2019 08:51:57

I've got a DSM Shapir (sp) in my loft. Very little flown, it needs to paint washing off and refinishing. The paint I used started to soften after a couple of flights and I was so brassed off that all the hard work putting it on was wasted it was quickly retired and has never emerged again. Originally flown with an ST90 and Spring Airs. In the DN9 area.

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