|Robin Stevens||21/04/2019 21:41:28|
8 forum posts
Hi, I'm Robin. I fly at Scarborough Model Flying Club in Yorkshire. I have a mix of models in various states of build and repair, but at the moment the only thing that I have airworthy is a Cartoon Cutlass (RCME April 2015) and a Funbat. I didn't mean to end up flying mostly electric models but free time and wanting to scratch build most of the time has pushed me that way.
I prefer to scratch build. I have had a couple of ARTF kits in the past but I have been building when I can for the past couple of my planes. I currently have on the building board a Sorcerer glider (the classic from 1969 not the twin boom one) that I'm hoping to turn into a general glider for both the flat and the slope.
|Kevin Fairgrieve||22/04/2019 08:13:27|
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|Percy Verance||22/04/2019 08:13:59|
8109 forum posts
Hi Robin and welcome to the forum. Lots of different types of models chewed over on here, plus many other things too. Dive in and enjoy..........
|Doc Marten||22/04/2019 08:22:14|
|353 forum posts|
You'll be in good company here as a builder, there's usually a build thread going on and there are plenty from the past to search, I prefer IC power myself but can well see the attraction of transferring electrons (is that a pun?). it's something I'll need to expand into with EDF in mind for the future.
Search around to get a feel for the place, ask questions and be prepared for many different answers, you'll soon get to know the wheat from the chaff, but above all enjoy it.
|Peter Miller||22/04/2019 08:35:27|
10011 forum posts
Ah Great!!! Another builder. Wermome indeed.
Like you Robin, I prefer I.C. but find that due to lazyness and advancing years I have found that electric power does have a lot of advantages
|ken anderson.||22/04/2019 08:55:27|
8415 forum posts
welcome from me robin...
ken anderson...ne..1...… welcome dept.
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|David Davis||22/04/2019 09:23:47|
3348 forum posts
Welcome Robin from a fellow builder! Though I have an electric model and appreciate its usability, I'm an i/c man through and through, fourstrokes for preference!
|Paul Marsh||22/04/2019 16:20:12|
3645 forum posts
Welcome, I fly anything, electric and IC, but prefer IC powered warbirds and scale.
|Robin Stevens||22/04/2019 19:24:59|
8 forum posts
Thanks very much for the warm welcomes everyone
My building board is indeed bursting at the seems, I'm hoping to get some of it rounded out during this year so I can get a truly large project on the go. I'll be sure to check out the build threads (and hopefully add to them. thanks for the pointer)
In fact, one of the models waiting in the wings to be finished is a Toot Sweet Peter. It's a model that my father started and never got around to finishing, I'm hoping to finish it off so I have a model to practice for my B test with. Electric does have it's advantages but I have a SC.40 two stroke lined up for it, not sure if that'll be overcooking it though.
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