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Member postings for Paul Blakeborough

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
07/12/2017 16:36:05

24273777_10213056593481666_7009291821190455582_o.jpgMy latest "Park Scale" machine... based on the Dumas Waco YMF-5... heavily modified and using a "Sudo" scale scheme of a Grumman F3F USS Wasp.. PRE WWII.24255031_10213056599801824_8697734465894582200_o.jpg

Thread: Flite (sic) Test paper and card model - hints?
16/11/2017 12:17:27

My effort... Glue gun and Por... Acrylic spray paint.img_3763.jpg

Thread: creating accurately sprung scale U/C
25/05/2017 09:27:23

Used it for this light scale Waco YMF-5 U/C .... the flux that comes with it is excellent, and the solder flows superbly.img_4051.jpgYes a stylish machine to say the least....

Staybrite in stock at

Edited By Paul Blakeborough on 25/05/2017 09:33:29

25/05/2017 08:35:54

As requested Ken...


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Edited By Paul Blakeborough on 25/05/2017 08:36:40

25/05/2017 08:02:11

I think Ken may confirm Stay Brite....

There are other websites selling it ! ... great stuff to work with.

Regards, Paul.

24/05/2017 14:16:12

A lovely engineering job Ken... and great to see my plans getting used somewhere.. and in Thailand!?!!?? Original shot attached.420213_109465199183717_1579372881_n.jpg

Edited By Paul Blakeborough on 24/05/2017 14:17:20

Edited By Paul Blakeborough on 24/05/2017 14:21:30

Thread: What's the main radio brand you use 2017?
27/04/2017 15:56:01

Like myself I think the world would be a better place without all the different types of modulation/protocols. Many of us can remember when it didn't matter what make of R/C gear we purchased it was simply 27 or 35 Mhz !! Wouldn't we welcome back those times!!! Now.... you by some gear... and the sellers jump ship... stop manufacturing... move onto something else....change modulation etc etc It's a right pickle! Just a bit of stability would be great. Of course the latest thing is to add a stabilisation device to all the Rx's... before long we won't have to fly the model... it'll do it itself

Thread: Small PAW advice
28/03/2017 14:11:16

There's one on ebay... just noted... try Flitehook ?

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/03/2017 12:47:41

Another winter build... a "Retro" visit to the first R/C model I ever built and flew! Jolly Roger Imp (Rojair) ... Managed to source a WWW version of the plan, the motor is the original OS 15 R/C... some forty years and it started instantly.. once I'd unblocked the pressure nipple on the silencer ! ... brought back memories, flies nicely on 3 channels... img_3807.jpg

Edited By Paul Blakeborough on 28/03/2017 12:49:50

28/03/2017 12:43:31

Not wishing to have a "Heavy" building winter, thought I'd convert the latest Guillows DHC-2 Beaver to a floatplane for calm evenings by the lake! The kit is a lovely laser cut job, and initial over thought of weight were dispelled... flies nicely !img_3644.jpg

Thread: Small PAW advice
28/03/2017 11:48:47

Nobody has said much about the MP Jet (Classic) ... I presume the Classic is the one Peter mentions in the initial post ?... however, I've used 4 of them now and can't really fault them... they run a treat (Tried various fuels) ... a vintage feel.. if I could muster a complaint, I'd like the crankshaft/prop thread a little bigger, but except that they're a great engine. I have to say some other types are a little more annoying and can be a "pig" to start and run faultlessly.

Thread: The Biplane Thread
11/11/2015 11:54:18

You can get it here guys...


Edited By Paul Blakeborough on 11/11/2015 11:54:36

11/11/2015 08:28:45

Hi Steve Adams,

Sadly my "Chirri" (CR.32) bit the dust one day when I was practicing scale manoeuvres ..... she refused to settle out of a 3 turn spin, and I ran out of blue! (All Pilot error) But, it has always been a favourite of mine, there's even original footage of the exact aircraft flying on Youtube now-a-days. Picture as reminder......


06/11/2015 14:51:55

cj... Lovely looking DH2 (?)

Only one complaint..... Pilot ???

06/11/2015 12:11:24

Hi kc, yes it is... I enjoy the drawing side of things too being from an engineering background. When I first clapped eyes on the full size, I looked around on the Internet.. but a good plan at the size I wanted (72" wingspan) was not available... so I got the board out!

06/11/2015 11:34:44

Hi Guys, thought my latest scratch build may be worthy of a slot in the forum. It's my tribute to Waco (YKC) and the LRDG (Long Range Desert Group). The full size was used in the North African desert during WWII. I've been flying the model throughout Summer 2015 and can describe her as smooth, I can only hope the full size was as pleasing to fly. Cheers.

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Thread: WOODVALE 2012 cancelled
11/06/2012 16:18:49

Asbestos..... That may take some sorting then! Shame, since there was going to be more scale models there this year with the comp's being re-instated.

11/06/2012 11:04:04

Hey everyone, have just seen a quote on the "Web" stating the Woodvale Rally has been cancelled.... anybody know if true and why?

Edited By David Ashby on 11/06/2012 13:14:12

Thread: Laser engines how do they compare
06/01/2012 10:19:42
Posted by Vic8 on 04/01/2012 16:47:10:
I have an OS 4 stroke glow engine bought new some years ago and about to buy a new 70 size four stroke. I have just compared OS prices to Laser prices and was surprised to find that a Laser engine is much cheaper.
Laser engines used to be considered to be the equal of OS, Saito and Enya however, do they still deserve a good reputation. I have spoken to Laser and found them to be most helpful and it appears that help and advice is only a phone call away.

If you want a good steady workhorse with no hassle then in my experience they are still a top buy. They are used by most model owners in the UK scale world, for their reliability... and another positive in these days of economic turmoil, they will run well on nitro free fuels (Although it's recommended for better starting etc) . If you're looking for a "Pretty" looking machine then you'll look elsewhere, but lets face it... we mostly cowl these babies in anyway.

Thread: Old Warden - Shuttleworth
18/08/2011 12:12:46
Dave Bishop announced at Woodvale that apparently there's no more model flying after next year at Old Warden ! Anybody heard similar or know why.... can't think of life without at least a few visits there a year!

Edited By Paul Blakeborough on 18/08/2011 12:23:29

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