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Harry Twist29/10/2016 12:29:22
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Hi Steve, thanks for posting the videos - all four are good looking aircraft and you have them flying well.

Looks like you had some low cloud and chilly weather ......you told me the sun always shines in South Wales!

laugh

Phil May29/10/2016 13:11:49
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Harry....That was one of our sunny days 😉
Harry Twist12/11/2016 12:06:09
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Quick post - thought I would share this- knowing the large interest in V bombers in the PSS circle!

In this months (December 2016) Aeroplane Monthly there is a cracking - free- 2017 calendar - its full of classic black and white archive photographs of the three V bombers - in various schemes, mainly 1950's images!

Just to add - I do not have any commercial link etc etc with AM - I am just a subscriber!

Mine will sit over my modelling bench all next year!smiley

Flyer12/11/2016 23:07:38
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Cheers for that Harry,,,,,,,,,although I only fly in colour........ cheeky

Phil Cooke13/11/2016 09:11:54
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Nice one Harry, you'll soon be able to put the first 2017 PSSA event dates on it too

steve howarth03/05/2017 21:59:49
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Hi Guys, I was give the airframe shown below by a friend who was about to bin it. He'd been given it some time ago. He thought it was a Percival Provost. Having looked at some photos on 'tinternet, the tail plane/fin area looks about right for this but the canopy is too rounded. The registration numbers don't seem to match anything I can find. p1130049.jpgAny ideas?

It had been built from a kit, fusalage is balsa/foam and the wing is veneered foam. Wingspan 50", fusalage 38". Anyone know who made this kit?

It had been flown on a 40 two stroke. I'm intending to lavish a little TLC on it and see if it'll fly as a PSS model. There is no undercart on it and although it may not look too scaleish, I'm intending to leave it off initially. Thanks in anticipation!

Steve Houghton 103/05/2017 22:25:24
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It's a De Havilland Chipmunk

chipmunk.jpg

steve howarth04/05/2017 12:11:01
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Thanks Steve, it was the bubble canopy that threw me!

It appears that the Canadian ones had this canopy whereas the RAF ones had the more angular and panelled canopy. Looks like I'll be painting it yellow then!

KiwiKid12/05/2017 12:49:57
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In another thread Phil provided a link to the North York Moors Ridge Soaring Club. Just noticed on their site they had a rather nice collection of PSS pics from Horcum Past. I think these were from back in the day, but I recognise a few - #20 is my favourite and something I have thought about on occasions. Here's the link **LINK**

Andy Meade12/05/2017 12:54:32
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The M55? You'll like my 5 metre one then wink

KiwiKid12/05/2017 13:33:18
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Yip, that's it. Wow, 5 metres - is your one still under construction?

Just wondering how your wife is coping with the diminishing spare space in your house? laugh

Andy Meade12/05/2017 13:36:19
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She looks quite lonely out there in the garden, and I even let her in every now and then. Still in build, will definitely be after the C17, but before the 1/4 scale FW190 yes

Phil Cooke12/05/2017 14:56:50
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Yeah there are a few classic PSS models in that collection! - some of them actually still fly today too! In contrast - a number of the modellers pictured are sadly no longer with us...

Timbo I think I've spotted your old Red Arrows Hawk when it was newly built #102 - I don't recognise the builder.

The Valkyrie still flies (#88) as does the B-52 (#99)

There's a very young me in #17 with a PJ Models Hawk and a bold fashion statement from a young Mr Cocker in #130!

Great find - happy days!

Alan Gorham_12/05/2017 16:05:52
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Why is Horcum not used for PSS events any more please?

It looks to have been a popular venue a few years ago.

Andy Meade12/05/2017 16:09:01
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I'd certainly make the effort to come on up if the club was open to running an event again yes

Alan Gorham_12/05/2017 17:13:23
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I was passing Horcum last weekend while driving home from Hull. If it is still a viable PSS venue then maybe an event could be run. I wonder if they'd be open to gaining a new member who'd co-ordinate things, or perhaps an existing member may pick up the baton again...

Hmm....

Rob Fairweather 112/05/2017 18:00:34
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The Victor certainly looks good in flight !

Harry Twist25/05/2017 09:53:01
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Hi All,

Psst.....have a look at the front cover of the June 2017 Radio Control Soaring digest downloadable PDF........

great photo - great model! I'll maintain the suspense by saying nothing else....

Mark Kettle 125/05/2017 12:27:22
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Harry, Yep just had a look, lots to read I'll save it for later.

Mark Kettle 125/05/2017 12:27:26
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Harry, Yep just had a look, lots to read I'll save it for later.

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