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Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
16/10/2017 22:19:57
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 16/10/2017 14:40:13:

I knew they were up to something . As I am easing myself out the backdoor , they have dragged out a design that we did a few years back but didnt kit . It is a halfway house between traditional kits and artfs . As you can see , the fuselage comes in three prebuilt parts . The 55" 109 has all the scoops and spinners etc for either an "e" version or F/G . All three previous models are electric powered which gives the option of some really big props (16x8 ) was the max we tried . Torque became a major factor by then .

I am going to send one of their prototypes to Dwain this week as the lads seem to like his left field humour .

If that same left field individual could start a new thread Warbirds Replicas Bf109 with a sign post at the end of the La7 /hurricane /macchii threads that would be handsome.

You probably dont know this , but sweep does most of the test flights ....

from the cockpit . He does leave the canopy off and settles for a little windscreen as he said that he likes the breeze in his ears .( At least ,I think that's that's what he said ) Hard to tell from a series of angry squeeks.

Does this mean that we can form an orderly queue when the new 109 thread appears?

12/10/2017 21:31:39

Richard, you big tease. Are you trying to tempt us? If so it may just work.

Edited By Graham Russell on 12/10/2017 21:32:53

12/10/2017 21:29:54
Posted by Paul Johnson 4 on 06/10/2017 11:22:11:

Haven't managed much this week as am at home with a back injury but...

managed this in my fog of pain.... remember Zackary Smith.... oh the pain the pain..

Well this next picture gave the idea.


So with a ply reinforcing ring and a dab or two of super glue we now have.. a super charger inlet..


Paul, Not sure what I am supposed to be looking at with the milk bottle.

Thread: Do I really need to?
07/10/2017 10:29:51

Hi Percy

Sig koverall is available over here, have recently covered a 4mtr motor glider with it. It’s a lot cheaper than other heat shrink fabric coverings.

07/10/2017 10:26:05
Posted by Percy Verance on 07/10/2017 09:33:01:

As jrman states, this almost certainly refers to the use of SIG Koverall, which isn't available in the UK as far as I'm aware. It's a fairly dated covering system now, with more modern heat activated/adhesive backed coverings available. As already mentioned, Sig Koverall fabric didn't have any heat activated adhesive on the back of it, which was the primary reason for applying dope and/or Sig Koverite to the airframe structure.

Edited By Percy Verance on 07/10/2017 09:39:05

Thread: Cataract surgery and model flying.
30/09/2017 17:59:58

Hi Scott,

I had my 1st eye done 15 months ago and my 2nd just before Christmas last year. They were done because I suffer with glaucoma. I had distance lens fitted. My optician now rates my vision as 20/20. Not bad for a pensioner. All I need now for real close work is a cheap pair from Poundland. As for flying, no problem at all. You will find that you will need a good pair of sunglasses as everything is so much brighter. As for the operation - as Martin said have a local anaesthetic, you can chat to the surgeons while your having it done. Operation is usually over within 45minutes.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
19/09/2017 21:17:13

It's looking good Paul. I'm still trying to get the belly pan looking right on the bottom of the wing.

What paints are you going to use?

12/09/2017 20:09:32

Paul, bet you're pleased to have finished the covering. Looking good. i have fallen behind again. I'm trying to re-organise the workshop.

paul, DD, did you make the nose cone removable? cos I can't see any reason to.

03/09/2017 12:54:19

Just got back from hols and I see that yours Dd has test flown. Well done mate.The first of many.. Paul I guess yours will probably be next. I have a little way to go on mine, covering painting etc.

Dd when you say you put some fillets under the tail, is that just to increase the area to hold the tail plane on?

24/08/2017 08:02:27

Make sure you don't suffer a dead stick.

Thread: Who Else Wants a 63" Lavochkin La7 kit?
15/08/2017 21:11:09

Hi Richard

In defence of my case, I did put my name on the 63" but you put me off suggesting that the smaller version would be better for electric.

I'm sorry I missed the bird with the worn that went after the horse without the bush. See how distraught I am. Now full of gobbledygook.

Just thought I'd try

Kind regards

15/08/2017 19:42:56
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 15/08/2017 15:38:47:

not listening crookdevil

I'm going to have to cry louder. I might even throw all my toys out of the pram.cryingcryingcrying

Ps A hurricane would be rather nice instead.

Edited By Graham Russell on 15/08/2017 19:48:00

15/08/2017 11:38:07


crying crying 2crying

12/08/2017 21:08:08
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 11/05/2017 17:27:32:

Graham ,

I think you would be better off with the smaller La7 as it works so well in electric form . Might have to deal with that separately at a later date.

Anyone out there that wants a big La7 better put their hand up . The last batch was in 2011 !

Not likely to get a second go on that basis . Dont want any "grizzlers"crying on the phone after the boat (aircraft carrier) has sailed.

Guess I won't see one now

Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
10/08/2017 17:54:52
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 10/08/2017 09:10:40:

Both Colin and Matty are correct in their assumptions . But we at the mighty Warbirds have witnessed another aspect .

Cloud models produce a 48" DH mossie which is easy to build and flies really well . The rear decking is convex as you can imagine , so my good friend Phillip made the rear deck in ABS which was a perfect fix . Or was it ?

When he showed me the prototype (uncovered ) I was very enthusiastic about a mossie but wrinkled my nose at the plastic deck .

There is no logic to this of course, but the few times I have added say pink foam instead of balsa or abs instead of sheet balsa , the traditionalists have been less than happy ,

Perhaps the reason we alll like traditional kits , is because we all lie in the past . That is probably our undoing but I have to admit I'm happy here in retro land .

Doesnt solve the problem though does it?


I have to take issue with you Richard about foam. Foam has used as wing cores, foam decks, glider wings(as in the phoenix 100(blue foam) since I started building models in the 70's. Foam and obechi vaneer must now be regarded as traditional materials.


05/08/2017 20:30:00

I will be looking for single engine next time. I would really like a Fokker 190d or a bf109. What do you fancy producing Richard? I am sure there will be support for you again.

Both Graham and green Graham

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
03/08/2017 22:49:50
Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 03/08/2017 22:36:34:

Thanks Cymaz,

Don't forget we still have Pauls' to look forward to, plus 20 more.......laughcool


And mine.

03/08/2017 16:06:43

Looking good DD. When is the maiden due?

03/08/2017 09:09:05

Looks a bit like chocolate.

31/07/2017 21:05:20


Feeling satisfied.


One done. Thank goodness for Dremels.

Dwain, yours is looking good mate.

Edited By Graham Russell on 31/07/2017 21:07:43

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