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William Macleod17/08/2016 14:38:38
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very nice. does the gear retract?

what span and battery size?

William Macleod17/08/2016 14:56:02
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20160817_144304_resized_1.jpggot mine out of the shed. I did not realise that my twin foam version which runs on 3s 3900 was nearly the same size as the wodden pss version on one motor and 3s 2200.20160817_144436_resized.jpg

William Macleod17/08/2016 15:04:21
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KiwiKid10/05/2018 13:09:16
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I was quite intrigued to follow this thread a couple of years ago as I had recently picked up a plan for the same slope scale Vulcan. The project arrived at the top of the build queue six months back and after around four months of toil off and on the build was completed.

It is, of course, semi scale with a 50% thinned wing, slope arifoil and thinned vetical stab to make it slippery for slopin'. I flew it nekkid for a couple of months and got a fair bit of stick time on her as I had set it up for parkflying (ie not too rowdy) with the motor positioned outside the fuse to move the prop away from the flight surfaces a bit. Experimenting with this on other models, I have found that it results in around a 60% reduction in noise levels from the pusher prop set up. The model is powered by a 3S system which gives it a good flight envelope allowing for more than scale flight. Wings are covered in Solartex, the fuse is balsa covered in brown paper with a plastic nose cone. folding prop is fitted to help with slopin' and belly landings.

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She has just emerged from the paint shop and completed a couple of successful remaiden flights.

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Rather pleased with how the model came out. No-one makes an ARF balsa or foam scale kit (there are some builders kits about) and it would be a bit of a risky venture, but Dynam might take it on as they are already pretty close with their recently released EDF Gloster Meteor and could probably get away with a similar power train in the Vulcan (or maybe some 80's) as it has a very lifty wing. I am thinking of starting a petition – LOL.

Had some fun in the sun today and shot some vid. Last job is to take her slopin'.

Mark Kettle 110/05/2018 15:33:40
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Nice Kiwikid yes.

KiwiKid11/05/2018 15:11:01
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Thanks Mark, it was a fun build. Quite keen to build a larger one, but it's quite a big time commitment.

William Macleod11/05/2018 20:12:01
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20180419_175121.jpgHi great video. My friend Graham Dorschell is making depron Vulcans.

they are 50 inch and fly great. I have a 42 and 50 inch one.he will build to order.
Just fit two servos speedcontroller and motor plus rc to fly
Think he sells them for about £85
Will try to post pictures Bill
We had a two ship formation at the bmfa electric do last Sunday with Graham

weather vane pick up at BMFA bring and buy

plan to paint he 50 inch like yours with white underneath

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William Macleod11/05/2018 20:26:07
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KiwiKid12/05/2018 08:08:29
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They look great William. I went for the camo/white colour scheme to assist with orientation and it really worked well. Also saved time leaving the underside in Solartex white - I just gave it a coat of clear sealer to help with keeping it clean.

That bmfa electric do sounds like fun - would really love to go to something like that. Do you know if there are some pics posted anywhere?

William Macleod12/05/2018 11:42:04
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yes they flew great. They were built form Graham Dorschell's free plan which was in the Model world magazine Jan 2017. Will be out in Wanganuai dec to feb . have a foamy northstar at daughters and fly with the local club.

I will see if I can get a copy of the magazine to sent you if you would like it.

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How to fold depron wings E Vulcan Graham Dorschell

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Piers Bowlan12/05/2018 13:17:03
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There is a plan available for Graham's 42in span depron Vulcan here. Apparently it includes the magazine article too.

KiwiKid20/05/2018 16:52:58
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Hi William, is this you and Graham strutting your stuff? Awsum flying and spectacle.

William Macleod20/05/2018 17:09:51
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hi Daryl

Yes our first go at impromptu formation flying.

mine is the 42 inch one, graham's is the 62 inch one. I also have a 52" one which i am going to paint in the 1970's camouflage top white underneath. Do you want me to try and get you the magazine and plan and post it to NZ. there is also a video on you tube of graham folding the depron wings.

bill

eflightray20/05/2018 20:19:32
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Can I join in wink

 

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82" span, scratch built in depron, 8Lb - 13oz flying, twin pusher, with retracts.

Ray.

 

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KiwiKid22/05/2018 06:02:53
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Sure Ray, you can never have too many Vulcans.

Rather a unique colour scheme - is that scale for desert operations?

Reminds me of a model built by a lovely young lady in her London flat a few years back smiley

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KiwiKid22/05/2018 06:05:46
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Posted by William Macleod on 20/05/2018 17:09:51:

Do you want me to try and get you the magazine and plan and post it to NZ. there is also a video on you tube of graham folding the depron wings.

bill

Thanks Bill, but if I build another I had been planning on getting one of the larger balsa kits designed by Graham.

eflightray22/05/2018 14:31:26
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Posted by KiwiKid on 22/05/2018 06:02:53:

Sure Ray, you can never have too many Vulcans.

Rather a unique colour scheme - is that scale for desert operations?

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I based it on this scheme --

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William Macleod22/05/2018 14:43:49
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hi Ray,

good looking vulcan. have you had any problems taking off from grass? A member of our club has one built , but significantly lightened, from the South Herts Models plan which has adequate power and a tail wheel to avoid prop strikes on the grass. To date he has not been able to get it too rotate.

You cannot have too many vulcans....I only have four!!!!

Bill

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