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Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
28/04/2017 11:51:41

How much rudder throw do you need? I'm having trouble getting much movement on left fin, left rudder and right fin right rudder.

26/04/2017 12:07:09

Paul, yes like yours. I have some K &S brass strip which I silver soldered after I cleaned up the joiner. I use a small blowtorch. The joint does feel pretty secure.

26/04/2017 11:25:17


As Richard said, it's the viscosity of single cream. I found that if when you are painting it on it and it gets hard to brush out it's a little thick. The brown paper is quite absorbing. When you going over an edge e.g around the fin, I found it useful to paint some water on the opposite surface. It seemed to help. The method of application was as Richard suggested.

I have thought about some building photos, but you and Paul have covered most aspects. The only modification I have made was to silver solder an arm on the elevator so that the servo linkage is all inside the fus.

I still have the wings to cut and fus to complete.

Hope all this helps


26/04/2017 08:04:20

Spoke with Richard yesterday about covering with brown paper. After that I covered the t/p and fins, It was so easy, very pleased with the result. To other warbird builders who may be unsure- give it a try.(and it's real cheap).

Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire LF mk IXc
24/04/2017 22:59:07

You ought to try Stinking Bishop - It is what is says.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
20/04/2017 16:46:51

All I can say is Watch out poor people of Padstow. If you want some peace Richard there is a bike hire place just down in the carpark next to Steinland. Hire them a bike and send them down the Camel trail, tell them not to come back until they spot a camel. All that sea air should clear the dope out of their little heads.

18/04/2017 10:31:04

So what are we saying. I'm sure that for us who are venturing into our 1st twin especially electric would like to know and how to prevent it.

I thought that we were almost guaranteed to be problem free. Was it a possible battery power problem? To me it looked like a classic stall . Is it a case for telemetry monitoring of both batteries outputs?


Edited By Graham Russell on 18/04/2017 10:33:07

Thread: 250gm Outdoor
16/04/2017 18:05:51
t with Posted by XK50 on 16/04/2017 09:54:46:

A limit of 250gm, before State regulation kicks in, seems to be gathering traction, worldwide. For me, at least, making and flying stuff without additional bureaucracy would be very attractive, but just what can be done with 250gm?

I am aware of the indoor stuff (and particularly impressed by indoor scale) but for the average UK power and slope flier? Would unregulated outdoor flight just get blown away?

Ideas and pictures would be appreciated.

Many thanks,


I'm not sure where you got this info from, I think this was all delt with months ago. Read info supplied by BMFA.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
15/04/2017 08:33:09

Nice video. Thank you Geoff for sharing it.

Thread: Electrical connectors, confused !!!
07/04/2017 11:44:03

Hi Michael

There are 2 leads coming off the lipo. The one with multiple wires (jst-xh is the balance lead (used when charging)

The 2 heavy wires are the + and- power leads. These will plug into the esc and also the charger ( so plugs will need to be compatable. The thin 3wire lead coming from the esc plugs into the receiver and supplies the power for rx and servos .Hope this helps.


Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
05/04/2017 14:30:11

You two guys are leading the way for the rest of us, and doing a great job.

The kit is a work of art, a lot of thought has obviously gone into the design. Well done Richard -Proper Job!

02/04/2017 09:40:54

I also only got 2 threaded Rods 1long,1 short. I have got my retracts but will need some guidance when the time comes as this will be my 1st installation. 1st twin, 1st retracts, only taken 40+ years.

DD - impressed by your speed of construction, looking good.

01/04/2017 23:51:06

Looks amazing Nigel. Must have taken a fair time. Nice work

31/03/2017 15:02:29

I agree, masks would be very useful.

30/03/2017 22:00:45


Making good progress.

30/03/2017 15:26:36

I did cos I was paying attention.

Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
30/03/2017 10:32:11

I think it's time that Jon does a BOGOF deal on Laserslaugh

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
30/03/2017 10:28:22
Posted by gillyg1 on 30/03/2017 10:15:19:
Graham, although I haven't started mine yet,like you finishing another project, I've been trying to figure out / thinking about the same rear end linkage set up.I have been looking at other plans with the same set up to see how they tackled your not on your own.
Certainly wouldn't put a servo down the back end as you would need a lot of weight up front to counteract this.
Cheers Graham


I'm pleased it's not just me. I like to sort problems before starting a build incase mods need to made. Paul's idea looks an easy solution.

30/03/2017 10:18:26

Hi Paul,

Hard luck! perhaps you ought to build a jerry can to go with your jerry plane.

I guess a snake will be much easier to link up than a multi bent push rod. I seem to forget the simple solutions these days.

30/03/2017 09:58:03

I have, just got the t/p framework glued up. not going full out yet as I am putting the finishing touches to an old long term project.

I have spent a long time looking at the linkage to the rudders, how to get access etc also whether you can put the servo down the back end. I assume all connections will need to be made prior to glueing on the tailplane.

I seem to spend enormous amount of time thinking and just going round in circles.If I can get round what is now for me a big hurdle I'll be happy.(Think it's one of the problems of getting old)  It's called procrastination.

Edited By Graham Russell on 30/03/2017 10:00:06

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