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Michael Ramsay-Fraser13/05/2013 22:59:33
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When I was into aeromodeling last time round , I bought a book called 'Aircraft Workshop' 'Learn to make models that fly' by Kevin Shacklock.

Stating off with a small chuck glider, the book took the scratch builder through various models including a rubber powered Piper Cub, i.c. engined Spirit of St Louis all the way to a 88" span Spitfire with flaps & retracts.

In all the modeling websites I've visited, I've never seen any mention of either the book of the models for which plans are provided. Maybe I have the only copy?

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has:- 1) read the book or 2) Built any of the planes featured. If the latter, how did they go. I ask because there is a rather nice looking 67" span DH 71 which I wouldn't mind trying some time in the future and any feedback would be much appreciated.

Tom Wright 214/05/2013 00:41:19
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Michael.

Is this the book you have ?

Tom.

Michael Ramsay-Fraser14/05/2013 09:19:09
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Yep, that's the one. Some really nice plans in it. They have to be scaled up but include drawings for all the parts and are very well detailed.

Brian Lambert14/05/2013 10:40:58
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We have been here before ...Kelvin Shacklock's book **LINK**

Michael Ramsay-Fraser14/05/2013 12:01:20
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Mmmm. I did a search before posting and nothing came up.

I was more interested in finding out if anyone had attempted any of the scale models and what the results were.

The Micro T model that others have built seems to work well but I'm more interested in sacle and potentially converting to electric.

Brian Lambert14/05/2013 13:10:20
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Hi Michael, yes it must be one of the worst search engines on the web, it only searches the thread title, so if you don't know that you get nothing! Good luck with your quest.

Michael Ramsay-Fraser14/05/2013 14:28:56
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Posted by Brian Lambert on 14/05/2013 13:10:20:

Hi Michael, yes it must be one of the worst search engines on the web,

That must be why most of my searches bring up nothing.

Brian Lambert14/05/2013 16:58:20
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Hi Michael, yes it must be one of the worst search engines on the web, it only searches the thread title, so if you don't know that you get nothing! Good luck with your quest.

Peter Miller14/05/2013 18:23:41
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I read about this book on this forum and found that Amazon have it for about a tenner.

Very good indeed. An impressive book.

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