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My first electric powered aerobatic model

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Peter Miller10/12/2018 15:38:11
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Hi Trevor

So glad that you are happy with her.

Toying with another unusual scale subject.at the moment . just a bit of fun

Geoff S10/12/2018 17:11:47
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Posted by Martin McIntosh on 08/12/2018 14:11:55:

Just received the AliExpress hole cutters which I have tried on birch and light ply. Pretty good at a little over £4 for ten assorted.

They do look good and , at that price, worth a punt even for a tool used only occasionally. I have a lot of tools I don't use often but, when I do use them, I'm glad they're in the drawer.

I think you should try one on a tile and report back

Geoff

PS I forgot to congratulate Trevor on a successful test flight of his fine looking Ohman.  The winds were very light here today but it was cold and damp with it and only something like a quick test flight would have tempted me.  I'm afraid if the temperature is in single figures I stay in these days

Edited By Geoff Sleath on 10/12/2018 17:16:23

Martin McIntosh10/12/2018 18:25:24
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Done all the tiling I intend to in my lifetime and don`t want to risk knackering one just yet. On the ply I just put the tool in a drill but it was difficult to centre so I think it will be the pillar drill when I come to use them in anger.

Much better than twisting some sharpened tube by hand.

Trevor Crook10/12/2018 22:48:37
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I wrapped up well Geoff! The sun was peeping through and as the wind was light it didn't feel too cold. As there were more than a dozen of us lucky retirees at the field I did as much chatting as flying! Two enjoyable flights with the Ohmen and another two with the excellent Flightline Bearcat made for an excellent morning.

Geoff Parkes02/01/2019 09:32:18
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Happy new year Peter, following on from my Peggy sue 2 build , which as i have told you before flies so well it has prompted 3 other members of my club to build one, I was tempted into building The Ohmen again very easy to build costs next to nothing in wood and lecy bits. and flyes just as good as P.S.2 I think the only negative is because its smaller than PS2 it can be affected more by wind strength,we fly off a field that is always windy and I have noticed that if I take both planes PS2 battles on regardless but the Ohmen struggles, probably because its not got the power of my PS2, but small price to pay as on good days its a pleasure to fly with many good comments from the crowd, I have just put one cockpit on mine , if I had any idea how to put pictures up I would post planes photos, regards geoff.

Peter Miller02/01/2019 11:32:58
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Hi Geoff.

So glad that you are happy with the Ohmen. I love it too.

Last Friday I took it up to a dot in the sky and could see it clearly and exactly what it was doing. None of the other club member could see more than a dot and didn't know what it was doing.

Yes, The OHmen is a bit light for much wind although I have flown it in over 10 mph wind.

Dad_flyer20/01/2019 17:30:52
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Saw a newly completed one down at the patch today. The builder was very happy with it, it looks beautiful and it flew well - his first electric model.
It was already on my list for 'when I am further on with learning to fly'.
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Peter Miller20/01/2019 19:03:47
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I look in Charity shops occasionally.

I once picked up a mint Voigtlander Bessa1 camera for a tenner....sold it for over £60 on Ebay so I can believe it.

I keep meaning to do more of that.

If you watch Flog It and Antiques Roadshow they are always coming up with massive bargains found in Charity shops and Car boot sales

Martin McIntosh20/01/2019 21:06:19
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Any idea what really sells Percy? Sounds interesting. My local High St. has charity shops and charity shops and very little else anymore.

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Peter Miller14/02/2019 21:12:43
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I don't know.

Just a comment. I would make the tail out of 3/16" sheet, not built up.

Piers Bowlan15/02/2019 06:50:22
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Posted by Percy Verance on 14/02/2019 20:55:15:

I just ordered a set of Ohmen lazer cut parts from Sarik today. How long am I likely to wait for UK delivery, anyone?

I might go for the Vertigo parts in a month or two. I last flew a Vertigo in about 1974.........but next time round it'll be electric.

Edited By Percy Verance on 14/02/2019 21:02:08

Percy, I have not received the ASK-11 CNC parts set I ordered on the 20th January from Sarik. The rate I build it is really not an issue, plenty of other stuff to keep me busy. I suggest you give them a ring and ask them yourself how long you Ohmen will be. Just tell them your building board is empty and you are having withdrawal symptoms as you are not getting your building 'fix'! I think they have a bit of a backlog at present after their sale but I usually find them pretty helpful so maybe they will pull their finger out for you.

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Piers Bowlan15/02/2019 17:45:22
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Percy, Just an update, I received an email from Sarik this afternoon saying that they had dispatched my CNC parts order, so I guess it should arrive on Monday. Hopefully they have now caught up and you shouldn't have to wait so long. They usually take about ten days.

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Martin McIntosh15/02/2019 19:29:20
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Why would anyone want cnc parts for such a simple model? Mine took no time at all with just the plan to go by.

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