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David Davis07/05/2014 11:36:20
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I tried the phone number which FB3 posted the other day and left a message on the answerphone. A gentleman phoned me back yesterday evening to say that the Silhouette was no longer available.

Edited By David Davis on 07/05/2014 11:37:54

Kevin Fairgrieve07/05/2014 16:13:15
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That`s a shame as I fancied another one.

If you were nearer to me I would have bid on yours David.

kev

Skeeter18/08/2015 11:06:43
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At the risk of resurrecting an old post, I would be interested to find out what powertrain the 'leccy flyers have used to convert the silhouette.

I would like to finish mine and go down the electric route.

Cheers,

bert baker18/08/2015 12:23:22
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Lecky, duno but I have got an unfinished one for sale if anyone needs one

Bert

leccyflyer18/08/2015 19:11:11
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For my Silhouette I used a Twister 60 outrunner and Jeti Advance 40 ESC

on 16xRGP3300 Sub-C Nimh cells and a 13x8 MA wood prop

Performance was pretty good (for the day) and the model was rock solid in the air - not surprising given the weight of those 16 cells.weighing in on the north side of 7lbs. Sadly she succumbed some years later to a barbed wire fence. I do have a spare cowl lying around, but the mothballed damaged model never made the cut for transport up north a few years ago. With lipos you could save a good bit more than a pound from that AUW.

Chris Bott - Moderator18/08/2015 20:15:23
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I have a Silhouette running on 6A123 cells, so that's a voltage a little under a 5S lipo.

Along with a 650Kv 600W motor and (I think) a 13x8 APC-E prop. Goes very nicely indeed.

Skeeter01/09/2015 19:48:55
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Thank you chaps, food for thought. ?.

Ron Wylie18/12/2016 11:56:36
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I have a Silhouette for sale . It's about 3/4 built and has all of the "extra's" (cowl, u/c legs, tail wheel etc.) and the wood parts to complete it. The wings are in need of some attention as some areas of the veneer has come loose but other than that it's well built and in good condition. Offers ?

martin collins 103/09/2018 20:50:36
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Sorry to resurrect this old thread, just bought a Silhouette at the Nats, looks old but unflown with a poor covering effort. Going electric with this on 4s, if it flies as nice as i think it might i will recover it over the winter. Someone on here had a new cowl, if it is still out there i would like it as this one has been cut for an i.c motor, may make some spats up as i think it lends itself to them............Martin

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alex Wilkins10/10/2018 13:29:36
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Hi Martin,

Ive just picked up an old silohette thats needs a fair bit work. If you manage to get a replacement cowl, can I have your old one? I dont have one for this i was thinking about how i could make one. I have another ic silohette with a cowl that i could use as a template. a replacement one would be the ideal solution.

alex

martin collins 119/10/2018 22:14:58
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Hi Alex, no offers of a cowl so i have just used white solartrim over the large holes left by the silencer etc. Came up nicely with a bit of trim made up from some old profilm i had, needed a pilot as well! Flys really nicely, post a picture of yours, i would like to see them..............Martin

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leccyflyer20/10/2018 09:30:39
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Gents - I didn't see the additions to this thread when they came up - I'll have a look to see if that Silhouette cowl is still there and let you know.

I've got that same pilot in the workshop Martin!

leccyflyer20/10/2018 11:09:43
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No sign of the old red cowl cut away for IC, but the brand new fibreglass Silhouette cowl is here in my hand. If you want it then a fiver (for luck) plus £3.00 to cover the postage would be fine.. Just drop me a message with your address and you can Paypal me the funds.

alex Wilkins20/10/2018 11:27:22
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Wow thanks that would be great, I'll post a pick of me ic silhouette, need to get it out the loft and dust of off first
martin collins 131/12/2018 22:23:21
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Did you get yours in the air Alex, love to see a picture of it. Mine has become my go to general flyer, hoping to get some air time with it tomorrow to see the new year in........

martin collins 107/01/2019 19:25:16
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Look what arrived at my door today.......smiley

Someone gave me a club magazine and this was in the adverts. It seems complete and in good condition but there are no instructions, all the parts are numbered but i assume there was some form of instructions with it originally? Does anyone have a copy they could scan?

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Denis Watkins07/01/2019 19:43:42
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The Silhouette is practically built Martin, slab sided and foam turtleneck already formed.

What I am leading up to is that just two typed sheets came with my original giving scant notes

To be honest, you can get by just offering up the bits and dry fitting of parts

martin collins 107/01/2019 19:58:48
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My other one is a great flyer, i am looking to use a motor/battery combination to give this one much more vertical and speed. Got to decide on a colour scheme as well, gonna enjoy assembling this.............

Percy Verance07/01/2019 20:16:47
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I remember Priory Models selling these at the big shows way back when. A nice model, and very much in the Ballerina/Ruhig Tiger mould......

Kevin Fairgrieve07/01/2019 20:25:11
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Envious or what.crying

I would love another of these.

Kev

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