Maidened Yesterday, brilliant fun.
|Cliff 1959||13/05/2019 09:30:30|
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|Dwain Dibley.||13/05/2019 09:37:57|
1267 forum posts
Well done Cliff, an excellent job Matey.
|Frank Skilbeck||13/05/2019 21:33:19|
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|Stuart Quinn-Harvie 1||13/05/2019 23:13:24|
108 forum posts
That is LOVELY the model must be really getting on a bit - I had one in 1978 - my first RC model. really superb work there, well done.
181 forum posts
That looks really nice great job done, and enjoy many hours flying it.
|Peter Jenkins||17/05/2019 00:07:39|
|1233 forum posts|
Nice model but is it really a Slingsby Eagle? The full size was a 2 seater with the instructor seated behind the wing leading edge and the second canopy opening upwards - you closed that one first before the side hinged front cockpit. I know all this because I learned to fly in a Slingsby Eagle - aka the mahogony bomber on account of its weight! Sorry to be picky but it ain't an Eagle especially with dihedral outboard of the centre section.
|Old Geezer||17/05/2019 08:07:49|
|603 forum posts|
My first RC model too - about the same time as Stuart - gave me some unforgettable early lessons in tip-stalls -largely cured by stripping the covering of the outer wing panels, damping then twisting in some washout (at my mentor's suggestion using a dilute ammonia solution) and left pinned on the board for a few days for everything to dry and then re-covered taking care to retain the now "built in" washout. The Eagle was misguided by me using a 3rd hand Skyleader set ( on 27 meg' Blue ) - the set though was utterly reliable and felt really nice in the hand too. I don't know if you've put a tow hook on your reincarnated Eagle, but mine was brilliant on a bungee too - the noise as she went up on the bungee was addictive. And the sight of her in the air - - - - she just looked "right" - seeing your video leaves a lump in my throat. My Eagle finally succumbed in her second season when I lost her over the back of a slope at Malvern - the bits I got back were past repair - so I built an Impala, covered it in doped nylon which survived for years, it flew well and was hugely strong but it didn't have that certain something. So I bought a Capstan kit - !
|Stuart Quinn-Harvie 1||17/05/2019 08:54:05|
108 forum posts
Peter: The model was described by Cambria as a "Semi scale slope soarer" it was based on the Eagle, but not particularly scale.
Old Geezer: Sprengbrook 2ch 27mhz Brown for me She really was a lovely model in the air wasn't she? Mine was also my first Solarfilm job.
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|Cliff 1959||22/05/2019 00:02:35|
241 forum posts
Thanks for the nice comments, here's a bit of her in the air from last weekend.
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|Piers Bowlan||22/05/2019 09:36:28|
1823 forum posts
Nice model, simple but effective scheme. Good videos
|Alan Thorpe||22/05/2019 10:34:55|
|187 forum posts|
Well done on a great restoration, it looks perfect in that scheme.
Videos are fantastic, great to see the restoration and slope soaring film so well.
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