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Martyn K11/12/2019 09:48:19
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I would like to see a scale model.

 

How about a Tiger Moth? Compact (50" span) and bijou and lots of different colour schemes you can choose from

**LINK**

 

GF cowl available for it as well.

 

Slightly larger version (57" span)

 

**LINK**

 

Martyn

Edited By Martyn K on 11/12/2019 09:48:54

Piers Bowlan11/12/2019 16:32:21
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Chris, yes, Peter Russel's 262 is a good suggestion and appeals to me personally as I haven't built a delta before and it looks like a quick build too. It was a pull out plan in RCM&E May 2017 of course. Would anyone else consider building one if it was the 2020 mass build model?

Martyn, a scale 50in Tiger Moth would be a thing of beauty but I wonder how many people would want to build one this winter? I have mused about building the 'similar' 48in span DB Sport and Scale Cirrus Moth before now but I haven't got as far as clicking on 'buy' to date!

 

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 11/12/2019 16:34:52

Martyn K11/12/2019 17:00:48
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I have seen the 262, it flies very well but its not for me.

Agree that the Tiggie could be a bit on the complex side but probably no more challenging that the skywriter

martin collins 111/12/2019 17:28:58
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Wouldn`t be interested in a delta, it would have to something scale or looks like it could be a real plane........

Chris Bates11/12/2019 18:16:05
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Hi all

Should we make a list for potential candidates.

262 / 263 Delta is my vote.

ATB

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Gary Clark 111/12/2019 18:42:59
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Posted by Low pass Pete on 11/12/2019 05:53:16:

Best to get things decided asap in my view. How about a snap election in line with what is happening Thursdaywink

I have built Ballerina, Skywriter and Renaissance. All are great models and my Renaissance made it to Buckminster for the RCM and E Fly-in this year and also was in last months mag report. Well pleased.

Looking to go electric for the first time however as 4 strokes are not to easy to get these days.

Cheers

Peter

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Edited By Low pass Pete on 11/12/2019 06:09:14

Those look great pete. I'd like a bipe of some kind or maybe a twin? Just to try something a bit different to previous years

Gary

Gary Clark 111/12/2019 19:27:41
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This is a bit unusual if anyone thinks a twin would be good.

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Gary

Piers Bowlan12/12/2019 07:41:51
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Yes, unusual and unconventional Gary but I cannot see there being too many takers?

Next months free pull out plan (available on 20 Dec) is Tony Nijhuis's Hawker Hunter which not only looks fab but flies very well too. This is the modelflying thread with some details, - be sure to check out the videos on the second and third pages. A brief description is on p.118 of December's RCM&E. It does tick the 'scale box' and is basically a simple model with a few building challenges no doubt. Lots of colour schemes to choose from too - most important. Being a new design with a full write up in the mag from no less than Tony Nijhuis, it is sure to inspire many modellers to have a go. There hasn't been an EDF Mass Build before so how about this one folks? It won't break the bank or consume too many precious balsa trees so it might be considered green too! wink 2

The only downside I can see is that it is not a biplane so not everyone will be happy crying

I meant to add that all details about the model are on Tony's website including availability of CNC parts and fans etc.

 

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 12/12/2019 07:47:58

Chris Walby12/12/2019 07:58:44
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Last time I looked it wasn't a twin either wink

Good points about the recent design and current information available + an EDF not being on the MB before.

Minor concern is I would think it will be quite a quick flyer and those with very little or no experience of EDF's might not get beyond the maiden.

How about a poll to see who is intending to build and what experience they have (building + flying) that way the decision came be pitched at the right level. For example if there is only one novice the rest can help him/her along vs none of us having a clue and making a dogs dinner.

Another plus as its hand launch IMO getting edf's off long grass end normally ends up in one place and that's not the sky!

PS I would of course like a twin biplane, but am willing to compromise and seriously consider this.

Peter Miller12/12/2019 08:48:29
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I am seriously tempted!!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 12/12/2019 08:48:44

Gary Clark 112/12/2019 09:40:15
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I would be happy with the hunter! I'm basically happy to build anything teeth 2

Gary

Rob Ashley12/12/2019 10:52:04
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Perhaps not for everyone, but here is my Delta. 4S setup and goes like a rocket..

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Martyn K12/12/2019 13:02:52
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I quite like the idea of a TN DF jet. To keep it simple, can I suggest any of the plans based on a single 50mm df would qualify.

Martyn

Piers Bowlan12/12/2019 15:43:09
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I like your delta Rob, presumably a Peter Russel's 362. I would gladly build one if it was the MB for 2020.

A nice idea Martyn, it might encourage more participation in a MB and there are several 50mm EDF models 'in build' as we speak. It would also produce a greater variety of build blogs.

I agree Chris that an EDF Hunter is not really suitable for a beginner to fly but there are two sides to the hobby, aka building and flying. Does it matter that a newby has to find a more experienced club member to fly his new pride and joy? It would still give him satisfaction seeing it fly even if he was not ready to take the controls himself - yet.

The other downside of this choice of MB is that it is not for IC - or is it? Who would be the first to bolt a 15 2ST in the nose/tail? Sacrilege I hear you say?

Gary is happy to build anything, which is very easygoing of him!

Peter is seriously tempted.

So for me at least this would be my preference in order...

No.1) A TN Hawker Hunter (to include any 50mm EDFs), this would get my vote as a MB.

No.2) David Boddington's Excellence, the free plan featured in November's RCM&E. Perfect for IC 2ST or 30 4ST.

No.3) Peter Russel's classic 362 Delta. for IC or electric.

I appreciate that none of these models have two wings or engines!

Would anyone else express an interest in building one of these or any other suggestions for that matter for the MB?

Rob Ashley12/12/2019 16:05:12
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Hi Piers - my delta was designed by my son and I.

Nigel R12/12/2019 16:10:01
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Nice job.

martin collins 112/12/2019 16:19:25
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I will certainly vote for the TN ducted fan idea, i`m pretty certain Santa is bringing me a TN Gnat `pack` so i would be ready to go if it gets the green light. I may be persuaded to do a Hunter at a later date after the Gnat was done.........Martin

Lucas Hofman12/12/2019 16:32:29
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I am in for a TN ducted fan. Probably a Gnat. I had already vented the idea of a club build during the weekly club night. Looks there will be three takers.
Lucas

Piers Bowlan12/12/2019 16:37:42
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Well done Rob - and your son, it looks really excellent. Cool three bladed prop too cool.

I have already got a couple of the FMS fans so I will probably build a Hunter, looking forward to the plan when the mag arrives. 

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 12/12/2019 16:41:22

Chris Bates12/12/2019 17:26:29
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Happy with any of the Tony Nijhuis small jets. Gives a little bit of variety for the Mass Build.

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