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Robin Martinus06/10/2019 15:34:28
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Hi,

Starting again after a 40 year layoff!

I have been a glider pilot and am currently grounded for the next many months due to surgery.

In order to avoid going stir-crazy and losing sanity by watching too much Netflix/Prime, I have started to try and see if I can find my old balsa modelling skills.

The initial joy/challenge is just the build - if and when I have completed projects, lets see if I can fly them! (Had very limited success flying drones as anti-aircraft targets, many moons back, while doing national service).

I have tooled-up? and have been doing a few of the plans in 'RCME traditional building skills edition' - 'Sticky' and now 'Bitty' are taking shape on my board, as practice.

A 2m glider kit has been ordered for when I feel confident enough!

I have been in contact with a couple of local clubs and look forward to getting to meet them.

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator06/10/2019 17:19:00
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Welcome to the Forum Robin....& welcome to your new...old hobby...

You'll find a lot of changes have occurred in the last 40 years.....wink 2

kc06/10/2019 17:47:19
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If you are back after 40 years you probably used dope and tissue in the past - now heat shrink film is common. However there is now a modern type of non flammable, low odour dope called EzeDope which might be worth trying.

Rich too06/10/2019 19:00:10
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Welcome yes

Rich too06/10/2019 19:00:45
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Posted by kc on 06/10/2019 17:47:19:

If you are back after 40 years you probably used dope and tissue in the past - now heat shrink film is common. However there is now a modern type of non flammable, low odour dope called EzeDope which might be worth trying.

Cheek, I was using film 40 years ago wink

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