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David Davis11/12/2019 06:24:08
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I will be spending Christmas in England where I will meet my partner's two year-old grandson for the first time. He knows all about me and my models and I thought it would be nice to give him a little aeroplane as a present.

Are there any model aeroplanes, either chuck gliders or rubber powered, which may be assembled and flown in a few minutes? You used to be able to buy such models at newsagents.

Nigel Dell11/12/2019 07:07:03
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Hi David

A foamy Chuck Glider such as the MPX Fox is very resilient but there does seem to be things about.

Denis Watkins11/12/2019 07:14:22
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Home and Bargain outlets in the UK

Have flying models David

Braddock, VC11/12/2019 09:26:56
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Kid K'nex 85619 at Amazon; don't underestimate the power of 2 year old imagination. It won't fly but there again it won't crash either.

Andy4811/12/2019 12:19:09
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Posted by Nigel Dell on 11/12/2019 07:07:03:

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Hi David

A foamy Chuck Glider such as the MPX Fox is very resilient but there does seem to be things about.

Not in the hands of a 2 year old! It will be wrecked within minutes and he won't be able to chuck it anyway.

 

Edited By Andy48 on 11/12/2019 12:19:33

Don Fry11/12/2019 12:26:06
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Have to agree there. Asking a two year old to be aware that it is breakable, is like asking one of my whippets to play nicely with a rabbit.

David Davis11/12/2019 12:27:12
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Posted by Andy48 on 11/12/2019 12:19:09:
Posted by Nigel Dell on 11/12/2019 07:07:03:

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Hi David

A foamy Chuck Glider such as the MPX Fox is very resilient but there does seem to be things about.

Not in the hands of a 2 year old! It will be wrecked within minutes and he won't be able to chuck it anyway.

 

Edited By Andy48 on 11/12/2019 12:19:33

True, but I will be able to chuck it and so will his dad!

Edited By David Davis on 11/12/2019 12:27:54

Limobob11/12/2019 12:33:24
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When my kids were very young i knocked up a lovely little pod and boom chuck glider which if i remember correctly was in the good old model plans handbook. Cost was minimal as was construction time against some of the things i build these days. I’m sure i have the plan somewhere as i never throw anything away! Probably not time to do anything before your impending visit but maybe for the future when the little chap will be able to ‘chuck it’ himself without falling over and squashing all your hard work.

Martin Dilly 111/12/2019 12:34:49
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A BMFA Aerojet is virtually indestructable and made of foam: https://education.bmfa.org/products/aerojet

Yours for £2.00.

Ben B11/12/2019 13:34:06
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I bought my daughter and her friends one of these each

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Thankfully I didn't install the wing as shown in the photos :D lol!

They actually fly really nicely. Might just arrive in time if expedited shipping. I suspect also like most things on Banggood they are available from UK sellers, just try to make sure they actually have them in stock and aren't just sending you the drop shipped one from Banggood and creaming off the profit....

Ben B11/12/2019 13:35:25
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ps if you do go for those they do break if sat on / crushed but a bit of cyano and kicker works wonders, I've repaired my daughters glider a few times (people tend to take enthusiastic run-ups, fall over then lawn-dart the thing into the carpet).

Nigel Dell11/12/2019 13:42:42
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Posted by Andy48 on 11/12/2019 12:19:09:
Posted by Nigel Dell on 11/12/2019 07:07:03:

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Hi David

A foamy Chuck Glider such as the MPX Fox is very resilient but there does seem to be things about.

Not in the hands of a 2 year old! It will be wrecked within minutes and he won't be able to chuck it anyway.

 

Edited By Andy48 on 11/12/2019 12:19:33

Funny, my neighbours 2 year old got on fine with the one I gave him, admittedly it took a while before he got the hang of it, hours rather than weeks, but is happy throwing it of sorts up and down the garden bouncing off everything even over the fence, I guess it depends on the 2 year old, he is 2 and 7 months now, he has even slept on it apparently and it still survived, he has not however tried to eat it. Tough stuff this elapor

I also think his Dad gets some enjoyment out it as well. 😁

Edited By Nigel Dell on 11/12/2019 13:45:03

Wingman11/12/2019 18:54:51
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I asked Amazinlaugh

David Davis11/12/2019 19:27:30
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Thank you gentlemen. I have ordered an MPX Fox clone from Webbies to be deliverd to chez elle!

Limobob11/12/2019 19:31:23
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Off subject a bit, but how nice to see a reply from Martin Dilly. I attended the Nats at RAF Scampton, i believe it would have been 1961?. The white painted Vulcans all ready to go lined up on the far side of the runway. Driven up there by non other than Frank Knowles, he of Galahad fame ( Reigate MFC). Martin, bless him managed to slam the car door on my Eliminator wing as i exited the Ford Prefect from the rear. All repaired and flew in the competition the next day. Martin used to wear a very distinctive hat. Like something off a garden gnome. I wonder if he still has it. The friday night camping was well remembered for the most awful storm. Quite scary in a tent i might add. Radio was in its early days but i think Chis Ohlsen flew his Uproar and Stewart Uwins later boss of Skyleader was in attendance.

Don Fry11/12/2019 19:55:24
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David, very nice too.

I think the main thing to remember, when attempting to addict the subject, Is to find the key. The first attempt is not the last.

I was once horrified to find an attempt, resulted in the tiny drone being cut out of her hair. She has since landed a Flair Dv11. No one solution exists.

Nigel Dell11/12/2019 20:25:57
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That will be fun David for all of you, some people seem to over think this, it’s all about garnering interest, we know at that age interest soon moves on but in the case of my neighbours boy he has a thing about planes, sounds familiar! And it still is played with toy. His Dad already has recently got some of the BMFA models such as a Dart and the Aerojet that Martin mentions, yes his Dad is getting interested as well and the balsa models are there for a time when he can understand more, he may be a bit premature but is keen to do father and son things.

Martin Dilly 111/12/2019 21:00:18
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Posted by Limobob on 11/12/2019 19:31:23:

Martin, bless him managed to slam the car door on my Eliminator wing as i exited the Ford Prefect from the rear. All repaired and flew in the competition the next day. Martin used to wear a very distinctive hat. Like something off a garden gnome. I wonder if he still has it.

Belated apologies for the modification to your Eliminator. The hat used to be my sun hat at a prep school during the War and came to a sticky end at the World Champs at Wiener Neustadt in 1973 or so. It was a life-saver when filled with ice cubes and jammed onto the bonce, providing half an hour or so of refreshing coolness as the contents slowly melted. I happened to be at school with both Chris Olsen and Stuart Uwins; they flew Ohlsson .23 CL stunt models while I was learning aerobatics with a Mills 1.3 model a bit like Ron Prentice's Small Fry. Stuart used to provide me with Skyleader RC gear which I sent to a friend who ran a model club in Czechoslovakia in exchange for MVVS 2.5 D7 diesels. Sorry for the slight thread creep there...

Robin Colbourne13/12/2019 21:01:30
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I seem to remember when Jeremy Clarkson bought one and had it delivered home, his wife's reaction was, 'Its like living with a two year old!'

So how about a full-size English Electric Lightning?

Nigel Dell13/12/2019 21:05:38
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Posted by Robin Colbourne on 13/12/2019 21:01:30:

I seem to remember when Jeremy Clarkson bought one and had it delivered home, his wife's reaction was, 'Its like living with a two year old!'

So how about a full-size English Electric Lightning?

👍🏻🤣 and no he won’t be able to chuck that either!🤔😀

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