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Percy Verance13/05/2019 07:33:23
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Take a look at this. It's been a while since I saw such skill and patience.....and at one time this was the only way......

jonryan13/05/2019 07:51:09
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Peter Miller13/05/2019 08:30:53
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Alan H13/05/2019 10:51:16
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Outstanding model

Simon Chaddock13/05/2019 13:25:08
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I wouldn't say "proper" so much as "specialised" but amazing non the less.

Percy Verance13/05/2019 16:03:42
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Simon, I think you could probably say, that to most non modellers at least, most aspects of our hobby are specialised?

I watched this particular type of model being flown last July at the Old Warden Scale Weekend, and there was one chap there whom had a newly constructed rubber powered Me 109 of around 12 inch wingspan. The level of finish and detail were truly outstanding.

I also spotted a Peanut Scale Rollason Condor, again probably sub 12 inch span. I noticed it particularly as I have a 1/4 scale version built from the Dennis Bryant plan....

Condor here....

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And here is the Peanut Scale job in the grass at OW.....


These rubber flyers really know their stuff.....cranking a good few turns on the rubber with a hand drill. The model is ( I think) a Pilatus Porter. It flew amazingly well......





Edited By Percy Verance on 13/05/2019 16:23:29

kevin b13/05/2019 20:39:20
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Just to make life easier and because I enjoyed it.


Percy Verance14/05/2019 05:38:55
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Thanks for that Kevin. For some reason my browser doesn't post clickable links.......

And to think that once over all model aircraft were built in such a manor. One chap I knew a few decades back - sadly now departed - used to describe carving their own propellors. You had to, as you couldn't buy one.

Cliff 195915/05/2019 20:18:14
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By the same gentleman take a look at this video, the end of the flight is simply wonderful!!

John Duncker15/05/2019 20:55:20
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Test flight over long grass.

Proper old school modelling indeed.

Colin Leighfield15/05/2019 23:01:00
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That Bleriot is incredible. The performance of some of the vintage rubber powered models flying at the Shuttleworth “MayFly” over the weekend was amazing, the sort of thing I don’t remember seeing since the sixties!

extra slim16/05/2019 11:13:47
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The skill of these people is unbelievable.. Being mid 40's, a while back I was a 3D, sports aero's guy... ignorant to these forms of the hobby, but I just took the time to listen to these guys and watch, their stories, knowledge etc, were incredible.. their aircraft FLY, I mean properly fly.. not a hunk upfront to power into and through the air. We can all learn alot from this form of modelling.. I know I did..

Percy Verance16/05/2019 19:25:30
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And if you saw some of them trimming those models at somewhere like the Old Warden Scale Weekend, you'd be even more impressed........

These guys are in the top drawer for sheer skill.......

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