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Thread: Who Else Wants a 63" Lavochkin La7 kit?
11/05/2017 17:22:02

I also would be up for one if it's a bit later in the year. My modelling budget has been hit a bit with the purchase of a WB Spitfire and Fg110.

Would it take electric or do I need to re-invest in ic (Having gone totally electric)

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
11/05/2017 17:14:39

Nobody has shown their rear end yet! Is it just filled in and rounded off behind the tail wheel?

2. What did you do with the edge along the cockpit? It needs rounding off. Did you add an extra doubler on the inside edge so that the outside edge can follow the outside contour? Once I've sorted these 2 problems my fus will have finished the building stage.

11/05/2017 13:03:54

Hi Nigel. Welcome back and trust you will get sorted soon.. I'll be very interested to see how you do your hinges for this project and for gliders.

05/05/2017 20:27:42

I'm a happy chappie, got my back end sorted. All surfaces working, at last.

Dwain, like you I ended up cutting out a lot of t/p sheeting to get the rudders sorted. Have now got control rods in. I can now get on with the rest of the fus installing decking etc. Nice tidy garage you have there.

Edited By Graham Russell on 05/05/2017 20:29:24

02/05/2017 21:36:46

Back on the thread. Have been a bit busy getting a few gliders ready for our liver day last Saturday.. I have now got a reasonable movement on the rudders. One problem I have is finding a way on the set it up so that I can centre up the rudders. (Give us a clue Richard).

Thread: Who wants a Warbird Replics Hurricane?
02/05/2017 21:16:36

opps wrong thread




Edited By Graham Russell on 02/05/2017 21:35:23

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.

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