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Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
21/03/2020 15:17:45

Memo to anyone hoarding toilet roll...

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
27/01/2019 18:12:50

Freewing F-4 dressed up in VF-11 "Red Rippers" colours. Awaiting stencilling and weathering.



Thread: Gatwick drone incident
24/12/2018 11:14:00
Posted by Paul Marsh on 24/12/2018 11:02:08:
Posted by Martian on 24/12/2018 10:58:16:

Fake news then

Yup. Last few days were a complete waste of time... Still loads of papers sold, news spots filling a empty news rota and gives them something to talk about.

That's why I don't watch tv news, buy newspapers, it makes you wonder how much of it is actually real.

Suppose when disasters such as 9/11, air crashes and natural disasters, The Media has a field day - sad, but true.

It made it a good day to bury bad news though dont know

24/12/2018 11:02:48
Posted by Paul Marsh on 24/12/2018 10:23:15:

A Drone incident. It was an official drone flight and the drone operative informed the authorities.


That appears to be a perfectly legal drone operation.

In the US there's a protocol known as MARSA (Military Authority Assumes Responsibility for Separation of Aircraft) that allows for low flying to take place without a flight plan being submitted and the military pilots involved take responsibility for avoiding other airspace users in these circumstances. I assume that there is a similar arrangement here in which case the reported incidend is a non-story.

24/12/2018 10:18:11

Things that make you go Hmm.....

Given all of the recent talk of cyber/hybrid warfare, does anyone imaging for a moment that any government would admit to having a major part of it's infrastructure totally disrupted like this one was?

It appears that Birmingham airport was subject to a "fault" with it's electronic flight plan system that caused a shut down for a couple of hours yesterday.

Now we learn that there were no sightings or other evidence of a drone over Gatwick.

Call me cynical if you like....thinking

Edited By pete taylor on 24/12/2018 10:19:25

Thread: EDF off grass runways ???
18/12/2018 14:39:12

Here's most of my current EDF fleet that all take off from grass with no problems other than the Canberra being a tad low slung for longer grass!

The Avanti isn't shown, but we all know what that looks like wink



PR9 pass

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
08/11/2018 17:08:00

Very tasty Martyn! cool

08/11/2018 14:55:21

Almost ready to let loose, here's my Dynam Gloster Meteor F8 for 2 x 70mm fans.

It has to be said that the supplied power system and general quality are not the finest, but with 2 x12 blade FMS fans installed that I've had waiting for a suitable project for ages, a 6s setup using the existing 80A ESC's, twin elevator servos instead of a single one and an improved cockpit, things are looking up. The model is known to fly very well indeed with this setup, so I'm expecting great things!

Finished in 74 squadron colours to represent one that my late dad actually worked on in 1954/5 at Horsham St Faith, Norfolk. He always said that real fighters are grey and green with silver underneath, but I like all silver ones wink
​​​​​​​A spot of light weathering and she'll be off!




Edited By pete taylor on 08/11/2018 14:55:46

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Edited By pete taylor on 08/11/2018 14:56:52

06/11/2018 11:36:42
Posted by Peter Miller on 05/11/2018 09:22:53:

I was given this Super Scorpion kit from a member's estate. I had had one many years ahgo and loved it.

I electrified this one and have fitted a Mobious Camera. Ficrst flight yesterday. Just Perfect, Even got pictures of another model in flight and a distant village. Got to convert them to jpgs



Superb job Dusty, and a fast build too...I'm impressed. Dad would have been too as it sat around quite long enough!

Thread: horus x10
26/10/2018 19:33:02
Thought I'd chime in here as someone who's used both OpenTX and the FrSky operating systems.
I'm fairly new to the FrOS, but have to say that it's done everything asked of it so far with only a little bit of getting used to it.
I've yet to transfer my all-singing, all-dancing glider programme over to the X10 with the FrOS, but apart from that it's done standard 6 ch models and deltas with ease.
Thread: Canberra by Andy Blackburn PSS
03/10/2018 09:13:53

I've taken to using separate elevator servos quite often recently and have found that the simplest way is to use a servo reverser on one side.

Neat, reliable and works as decribed. smiley

Thread: Battle of Britain Day 2018 - the Gallery Thread
30/09/2018 18:12:51

And yet another Spitfire flight on BoB day...

Savex Spitfire

Savex Spitfire

Savex Spitfire

Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
30/09/2018 14:38:20
Posted by pete taylor on 30/09/2018 10:26:10:

Savex Spitfire Vb converted to Mk1 spec flown on BoB day. Photos courtesy of Michael Morris.Savex Spitfire

Savex Spitfire

Foot in mouth strikes again!...I got the photographer's name wrong, It is of course, the rather talented Michael Morris

30/09/2018 10:26:10

Savex Spitfire Vb converted to Mk1 spec flown on BoB day. Photos courtesy of Michael MooreSavex Spitfire

Savex Spitfire

Thread: Fouga magister 1/4.5 moulded from scratch
21/09/2018 09:56:10

What a gorgeous looking model!

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
14/09/2018 11:22:35

Yet another interesting looking aeroplane! Where do you find 'em?..

It should fly extremely well at that weight - around 10oz/sq.ft I make it. Is that including all that fuselage area too?

03/08/2018 09:54:08
Posted by Ikura on 03/08/2018 09:47:35:

Hi Pete,
I recognise that Alpina, although the last time I saw it, it was in a box smiley

It does look lovely and congratulations on the maiden.

Haha! It's been a while getting finished due to no fault of the kit, it's fabulous!

I'll call you to catch up later wink

03/08/2018 09:18:59

Took my Alpina out for its maiden yesterday evening.

Alpina 4001Once the shaky launch was out of the way (trolley not tall enough, so a hand launch in zero wind was in order) and a touch of trimming done, she did what Alpinas do best - cover vast amounts of sky seeking out pockets of lift.

I'm amazed at how little lift can be used to full advantage with minimal effort!


Alpina 4001 Carbon Thermik

Span: 4m (156"

AUW: 5.0kg

Kontronik Kira 500-30 geared 6.7;1 w/18 x 11 Carbon Cam prop. KST/Savox servos, Frsky gear w/GPS, vario, voltage on telemetry. Turnigy Graphene 4000mAh 4s pack

All-in-all, I'm mightily please so far! cool

Thread: Thinking of changing my car
31/07/2018 14:12:54

Volvo V50 2.0D Ideal family chariot/model transporter and eats up the miles nicely on long trips

Thread: Looping Hercules
20/07/2018 16:26:39

Well I never! smile d


Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 20/07/2018 19:40:07

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