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martin collins 112/02/2019 20:41:23
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That looks like it could be in the air fairly quickly, all it needs is a nice colour scheme!..............

Paul Marsh12/02/2019 20:48:11
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Details of the company...

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Martin Harris12/02/2019 21:52:03
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Paul - you're a supernovastar - I've searched the net a few times for any info on the Supernova with virtually no success (not even a photo) but even this small amount of info might have avoided a model threatening incident with the one I acquired a couple of years ago.

I've been delighted with it - and it's interesting to see that the advert recommends up to 120 sized engines as the small amount of documentation that I got with it only mentioned 60s - I'm using an SC120FS which is perfect for the model.

The incident I referred to above was while doing a flat spin - it flatly refused to come out of it. It had needed a proper spin recovery previously on numerous occasions but nothing (including pulsing the throttle) would persuade it to drop its nose or stop rotating. Fortunately, there was a thick crop of maize between the air and the ground and the model suffered only minor damage.

After some thought, I made a new larger rudder (see the link for more info about why the rudder was just a guess) which is probably a very similar size to the one pictured in your advert and transformed its behaviour - spins now stop on command instead of after a turn or so...

Paul Marsh13/02/2019 20:06:22
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I scanned the page in. Problem is that Priory were never tech savvy, and therefore had no on-line presence when they were trading. The last show they did was the Nats, about 6 years ago, and retiring from the company. I bought a Wombat then and built it - the last model from them..

Also, had a quick look through my pics files, there are more, maybe, but found a pic of their stand at Wings & Wheels in early 2000's

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Denis Watkins13/02/2019 20:36:44
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The Maroon, and the Green Silhouette on the back row, far left

I bought mine at Barkston Heath £40 boxed, and it does fly well

He was finishing then, at that show, but I can't remember the year

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Stephen Smith 1413/02/2019 21:23:59
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I have a super nova bought it at the nats must have been late 90s sat in the loft till end of 2016 when I had pneumonia. Had nothing to do sat about for 8 weeks so built it.

Flies really nicely with a 2 stroke sc108 have taken it to a ukcaa meeting but never flew it at one, but even though no one knew the model they where happy to let me fly it if I wanted to.

Not flown it for about a year now, might get it out Saturday and give it a go.

Martin Harris13/02/2019 21:52:28
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My original rudder doesn't look much smaller than the correct design but it's rounded at the top - perhaps that extra bit prevents blanking in a spin? How easily does yours recover?

This was the model before I enlarged the rudder...

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and with the "improved" version...inverted due to trying to turn it through 90 degrees and the forum software doing the rest!

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jonryan11/05/2019 11:55:49
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I have a part-built Silhouette if anyone is after one. Not fully checked parts against the build booklet yet, but most of it is certainly there. Wings have been joined so won't be able to post; I'm based in Glastonbury and am regularly in Liverpool.

No idea about price, so offers around, oooh let's say £10,000, but willing to haggle. laugh

Paul Marsh03/06/2019 19:41:25
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I bought a new unstarted kit for £20 at Tee side.

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martin collins 103/06/2019 19:51:20
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20181019_201540_resized.jpgsmiley Join the Silhouette kit owners club, buy of the year for £20, paid a whooping £55 for mine! seems a shame to build em, i already have a flyer, which is a lovely model to fly.

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alex Wilkins27/07/2019 21:48:23
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Hi I've acquired an old battered example that I want to convert to electric how have u installed the battery? How may cells? Any advice appreciated

leccyflyer28/07/2019 00:21:49
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Mine was 16xGP3300 NiMhs, fitted lovely through a battery hatch in the top deck. Never did get around to fitting Lipos and she's gone to her place in the clouds some years ago - cracking flying model, you're sure to enjoy flying one.

martin collins 128/07/2019 06:12:53
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Will take some pictures of the battery area this evening, my favourite flying plane, handles really nicely, will post my setup later as well, just going out the door for the day.....

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