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gangster08/03/2019 16:39:11
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Posted by ken anderson. on 08/03/2019 09:50:03:

the skyways hawk was a wonderful model/flyer...… bring them back ASAP..

ken anderson...ne...1..hawk dept.

Ken

I think you can still get them. A number of the old Unique/Skyways kits plan packs have been ressurected by Masons Models. Their web site showed the Hawk 70 a few days ago but I cannot access the web site at the moment

Check it out or ring Steve Mason at Masons Models who is based in Spalding, you could get lucky

Alan Gorham_08/03/2019 16:42:48
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Anglia Model Centre manufactured Bowmans and CAP kits until a few years ago.

Re poor hardware, there are exceptions to every rule of course, but many of my old British kits are still flying on the original hardware supplied in the kits.

Original SLEC stuff and Micromold made their stuff in-house and it was built to last. I liked the hardware that came in my old DB kits too. No rose tinted specs here, I've had some true rubbish in the 3 or 4 ARTFs I've assembled.

Don Fry08/03/2019 17:06:56
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Powerplanes International used to produce nice stuff. Their 'top of shop was a quarter scale Piper PA20, a lovely kit, nice flier. One intact kit came up on E Bay a while ago, the seller did warn it was on sale elsewhere, but stupid here held off, hoping to steal it, and it just disappeared. Fool that I am.

Edited By Don Fry on 08/03/2019 17:07:29

Alan Gorham_08/03/2019 17:18:52
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Powerplanes did some fabulous kits of unusual subjects. If anyone has a spare Powersetter 25 hanging around looking for a new home.....

ken anderson.08/03/2019 17:26:25
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Posted by gangster on 08/03/2019 16:39:11:
Posted by ken anderson. on 08/03/2019 09:50:03:

the skyways hawk was a wonderful model/flyer...… bring them back ASAP..

ken anderson...ne...1..hawk dept.

Ken

I think you can still get them. A number of the old Unique/Skyways kits plan packs have been ressurected by Masons Models. Their web site showed the Hawk 70 a few days ago but I cannot access the web site at the moment

that will be good if you can get the hawk still....me-i'd be looking for board and lodgings if I acquire any more new toys....

ken anderson...ne..1...board and lodgings dept.

Check it out or ring Steve Mason at Masons Models who is based in Spalding, you could get lucky

martin collins 108/03/2019 20:18:57
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So those that are still flying or own some of the models mentioned in this thread, how about some pictures of said planes, nice to see the ads but there ain`t nothing like seeing a built one!............

Geoff Sleath08/03/2019 20:36:52
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Well, here's my Skyways quarter scale Mew Gull. Test flown just over a year ago;

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Geoff

martin collins 108/03/2019 20:41:10
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Now that`s what i`m talking about, very nice............

Don Fry08/03/2019 20:52:07
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IDE marry her.

spellcheckers, work it out.

Edited By Don Fry on 08/03/2019 20:53:02

martin collins 108/03/2019 20:53:24
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My Priory models Silhouette, lovely flyer on Electric power.

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martin collins 108/03/2019 20:56:30
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gladiatorjuly07.jpgPhil Ramsey Gladiator................

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Roger Price 108/03/2019 21:03:14
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The Skyways Chippahawk is the best practical model you could wish for. Simple to build and fly. Fully controllable IN REVERSE when a stiff wind blows and easily lands in this fashion. Still have mine after 30 years and still flying well. Forget ARTF's this one is built to last.

martin collins 108/03/2019 21:20:42
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Any pictures Roger, i`d be interested in seeing it...........Martin

stu knowles08/03/2019 21:56:06
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Another Phil Ramsey Glad

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Brian Neasham08/03/2019 21:58:06
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Does anyone remember the Rojair Skipper? Fibreglass fus & foam wings, low wing and could be built as a t tail or "normal" tail position, looked a lot like a Piper Tomahawk. Still have the kit for one somewhere!

Percy Verance09/03/2019 08:31:39
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Instantly recognisable location (OW) there Martin.......

P.S. The Hawk 70/Chippahawk was an absolute cracker. It used what Unique Models referred to as a bi-convex wing section, with a flat bottomed airfoil at the root, changing gradually to a semi-symmetrical section at the tip. It worked wonders for the low speed handling. A truly great flyer. Both the Hawk 70 and Chippahawk used the same wing and most of the same fuselage too. 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 09/03/2019 08:38:02

Robert Parker09/03/2019 09:52:33
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Here are some photos.

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Fiesta Galaxy models I think, where it all began for me back in 1990

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Cambrian Fun Fighter 109

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Flair Astro Hog

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Galaxy Models Chipmunk Still going strong

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Premier Tiger Moth, flies great even dead stick. I have another kit just in case

Cambrian Models MK22/24 with static prop, still not brave enough to fly her

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Global Skylane, built from the finest oak balsa

Galaxy Jet Provost

Galaxy Models Provost

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Easy Built Models Catalina, it was anything but an easy built model but rewarding once in the air

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And here's a few waiting to be built,

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One day I'll build the Brisfit, been saying that for a few years now

Regards

Robert

gangster09/03/2019 10:48:12
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Olympic Sportsman

Edited By gangster on 09/03/2019 10:51:02

Percy Verance09/03/2019 10:51:55
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At first I thought that was a Saturn Sandpiper, but it looks to have a slightly tapered wing, so I'm not so sure.......

I think Svenson did something similar too......

Edited By Percy Verance on 09/03/2019 10:52:41

gangster09/03/2019 10:52:44
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The above picture is the Olympic Sportsman. Powered by either Enya 40 or Webra Blackhead 40. The little lad at the tail is in his 40s now

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