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trebor22/06/2018 18:15:08
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I wish I could find some good deals like that, I usually come unstuck getting second hand stuff blush

Tom Sharp 223/06/2018 00:48:13
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Posted by trebor on 22/06/2018 18:15:08:

I wish I could find some good deals like that, I usually come unstuck getting second hand stuff blush

Me too crying

Paul Marsh23/06/2018 12:39:54
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 22/06/2018 18:05:55:
Posted by Paul Marsh on 21/06/2018 20:43:49:

3 new models from Weston Park, the first is another Wot 4, but gone mad and fitted a Saito 80 which I bought new from Teeside Swap meet a few weeks ago for £40. Engine is starting to run in now...

I suspect some insider trading has taken place here wink

No, the Wot had been on public sale for a while, about 2 hours later I saw it and snapped it up. No-one else did...

Paul Marsh23/06/2018 12:40:47
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Grob 120T from Century, who were selling them cheap. On ebay for £350.!

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pete taylor24/06/2018 18:02:43
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Had a sneaky maiden and 2 more flights with my new Flightline Grumman F7F Tigercat yesterday evening.

Fabulous model and oh, so easy to live with! cool



Martian25/06/2018 17:15:41
1988 forum posts
943 photos

gorgeous model you lucky chap hoo

Dave Hopkin25/06/2018 20:39:34
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294 photos

Finally got it trimmed and a decent flying shot.....


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Edited By Dave Hopkin on 25/06/2018 20:40:15

Chris Walby25/06/2018 21:19:40
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DH, Nice photo

Could you post details of the model please

Dave Hopkin25/06/2018 21:37:53
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Posted by Chris Walby on 25/06/2018 21:19:40:

DH, Nice photo

Could you post details of the model please

Its from the "Flying Scale Models" plan by Paul Tupker

44" Semi-Scale Gloster Meteor IV

2 x 70mm EDF running on a 4S 5000mah Lipo

Seems to be fully aerobatic (though I am nervous of the wing joiners between the inner and out wing panels where the fan ducts are!)

Aileron, throttle and Elevator controls only

I deviated from the plan in a couple of ways...

1) Elevator Servo is a thin wing servo embedded in the horizontal stabiliser 

2) I had two or three goes at the wing - the plan says to build a centre section and two outer panels then join them with the Fan formers as dihedral braces - of course this means you cant set the wing up on a flat surface as the lower portion of the fan former hold it up in the air!

In the end I gave up that idea and just built the wing in two halves (ignoring the fan formers) - set the wing up, then added the formers afterwards and cut away the portion of the wing structure afterwards

Edited By Dave Hopkin on 25/06/2018 21:43:09

Alve Hansson25/06/2018 22:14:43
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6 photos

Maiden today. A racer for oldies like me. Very relax to fly. Durafly SlowPoke.


Jon Laughton26/06/2018 06:01:15
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Dave is this another of your Depron wonders or is it mixed media?

Peter Miller26/06/2018 08:43:37
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Paul Tupker. I may be wrong but I seem to remember flying combat against him at a Dutch C/L competition in 1965. He flew stunt in those days..

He made a mistake and followed me through a bunt and didn't make it. That was over concrete.

LIke Paul, I learned that the hard way after trying to follow Ron Irvine through a bunt at the RAF Championships. but that was over grass so not as expensive

Levanter01/07/2018 06:06:52
804 forum posts
428 photos

Atom Special
From the 2015 Mass Build so only 3 years late to finish. Certainly different from anything else I have built and I have enjoyed putting it together with a few little tweaks.




Dave Hopkin01/07/2018 06:47:51
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Posted by Jon Laughton on 26/06/2018 06:01:15:

Dave is this another of your Depron wonders or is it mixed media?

Hi Jon

No its all old fashioned Balsa!!!!

David P Williams05/07/2018 18:01:45
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275 photos


Inspired by one of the other threads on the Forum, and having a couple of used SC52fs engines on the shelf, I fancied a go with a twin, so bought a Seagull Dual Ace. I also decided it would be the first model on my new Taranis/Open TX - interesting learning curve, but I'm a convert. The ease with which I could set up the throttles on separate channels, each with its own curve, with a switch to hold either engine at idle while I sort out starting the other was a revelation.Using the curves the engines are synched pretty much exactly throughout the rev range.

Fitted the battery as far back as I could to get the balance right (or so I thought - with hindsight I think I convinced myself it was 'near enough' the forward limit to be OK as I didn't want to add weight to the tail). I also mistakenly had the 'aerobatic' throws on the ailerons rather than the 'normal' throws. All caused by rushing to finish it before going flying on Wednesday.

First flight was exciting - raced along the ground, very reluctant to leave it until full up got it into a very gentle climb out. Full uptrim dialed in and still holding up to maintain height. Aileron response was 'lively'! Of course I ran out of elevator trying to flare for landing, but no damage done.

Put it on the Vanessa rig last night and balanced it properly to the middle of the recommended range - 50g in the tail - and sorted out the control throws and rates properly. A different aircraft today, flies very nicely indeed, and sounds absolutely fantastic. Even the leccy fliers were impressed.

Birgir06/07/2018 12:26:46
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60 photos


This morning a managed the maiden flight of my first biplane, - at last.

It was built in 2013 and was supposed to be my comeback to the sport of RC flying. Four decades ago I had build a Mini Super but never did manged to fly it successfully. So now I intended to do everything right and listen to every advice (being that older and hopefully wiser).

I joined a club, got me a sim and started to practice. When I asked my new clubmates for advice, it was simple. A biplane is not a good first plane, - not even the second or the third. Probably the fourth or the fifth.

So, I decided to do the right thing and listen to the experienced flyers. I rebuild my Mini Super, I build a foamboard Nighthawk FF-117, a FoamFighters Old Fogy and a Spitfire, and a Mini Jazz, all of them, except the Mini Super, now a history that can by read at ****.

Then I built a Bleriot XI by David’s Boddingtons plan and that has been a success and is still in a top condition.

So, the Sig Hog Bipe is the seventh model maidened over the last five years and has now had two successful flights – the advice of my clubmate has proven to be right.


Edited By Birgir on 06/07/2018 12:28:39

Edited By Birgir on 06/07/2018 12:28:58

Tom Sharp 206/07/2018 20:31:45
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Best to keep away from biplanes, they can rapidly become addictive.

Tony Bennett08/07/2018 16:44:59
4958 forum posts
129 photos

I have nothing planned either. surprise

Tony B

David Davis08/07/2018 22:39:48
3139 forum posts
525 photos

Haven't you got a Giant Telemaster to finish off? cheeky

Paul Marsh10/07/2018 19:39:03
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933 photos

Bought the PT-17 Stearman at Cosford. Flew it later on the Saturday night. Needs a heavy battery, as a 2200mah 3s is too light.

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Also, these, bought for £40. Binds to Tactic set, which luckily I bought also cheap and using the defunct Hobbico Bind n' Fly model series...

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