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Cambria Slingsby Eagle Restoration

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Cliff 195913/05/2019 09:30:30
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Dwain Dibley.13/05/2019 09:37:57
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Well done Cliff, an excellent job Matey.


Frank Skilbeck13/05/2019 21:33:19
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Lovely, thumbs up

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 113/05/2019 23:13:24
121 forum posts
88 photos

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.

Nightflyer15/05/2019 13:10:27
207 forum posts

That looks really nice great job done, and enjoy many hours flying it.

Peter Jenkins17/05/2019 00:07:39
1705 forum posts
314 photos

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 Geezer17/05/2019 08:07:49
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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 117/05/2019 08:54:05
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88 photos

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 195922/05/2019 00:02:35
557 forum posts
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Thanks for the nice comments, here's a bit of her in the air from last weekend.


Edited By Cliff 1959 on 22/05/2019 00:03:33

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 22/05/2019 00:04:12

Piers Bowlan22/05/2019 09:36:28
2217 forum posts
53 photos

Nice model, simple but effective scheme. Good videos yes

Alan Thorpe22/05/2019 10:34:55
229 forum posts
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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.

Nice one!

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