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pete taylor06/11/2018 11:36:42
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Posted by Peter Miller on 05/11/2018 09:22:53:

I was given this Super Scorpion kit from a member's estate. I had had one many years ahgo and loved it.

I electrified this one and have fitted a Mobious Camera. Ficrst flight yesterday. Just Perfect, Even got pictures of another model in flight and a distant village. Got to convert them to jpgs

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Superb job Dusty, and a fast build too...I'm impressed. Dad would have been too as it sat around quite long enough!

Peter Miller06/11/2018 13:35:18
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THanks Pete.

It is a dream to fly, well, allow to float round and interferre with occasionally.

David Mellor06/11/2018 13:45:20
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Peter, can I ask what it weighs with its battery in?

Dave

Peter Miller06/11/2018 13:57:04
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Ready to fly it weighs 3 lbs 9 ounces. Not sure what the wing area is but 66" span and about 12" root chord.

Edited By Peter Miller on 06/11/2018 14:55:11

David Mellor06/11/2018 14:25:00
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Thank you, Peter.

pete taylor08/11/2018 14:55:21
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Almost ready to let loose, here's my Dynam Gloster Meteor F8 for 2 x 70mm fans.

It has to be said that the supplied power system and general quality are not the finest, but with 2 x12 blade FMS fans installed that I've had waiting for a suitable project for ages, a 6s setup using the existing 80A ESC's, twin elevator servos instead of a single one and an improved cockpit, things are looking up. The model is known to fly very well indeed with this setup, so I'm expecting great things!


Finished in 74 squadron colours to represent one that my late dad actually worked on in 1954/5 at Horsham St Faith, Norfolk. He always said that real fighters are grey and green with silver underneath, but I like all silver ones wink
​​​​​​​A spot of light weathering and she'll be off!

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Martyn K08/11/2018 16:39:31
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----Foka 4----

Finally finished this and now waiting for a Maiden (and some more cockpit detail).

AUW 5.5kg which apparently is about right for a model this size. Its taken 18 months since I started with my digital crayons but it has been interspersed with other model making and maintenance activities.

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That Orange Peel is actually residue from the masking film. Ir rubbed off but caused a panic at the time..

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and .. Ta Da

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Martyn

Edited By Martyn K on 08/11/2018 16:48:36

pete taylor08/11/2018 17:08:00
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Very tasty Martyn! cool

Bob Cotsford08/11/2018 17:26:20
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That's a fair old beast Martyn! So when will you be throwing it off the top of a hill?

Martyn K09/11/2018 13:29:32
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As soon as I can find a willing victim to help and a fair wind and a start to steer her by.. :D

conrad taggart09/11/2018 15:09:28
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Posted by Peter Miller on 05/11/2018 13:31:08:

It is a lovely model. I fly it free flight and just interferre with it occasionallylaugh

The covering is red Solarfilm for the fuselage and orange HK covering on the wings and tail.

THis is my second. the first many years ago had a Webra 40 FS, the one with the belt drive to the camshaft.

This one has electric power.10 minutes flying just brings the 3S 2200 battery down to storage charge.

Looks absolutely fabulous - lovely colour combination too

Edited By Peter Miller on 05/11/2018 13:32:13

conrad taggart09/11/2018 15:09:34
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Posted by Peter Miller on 05/11/2018 13:31:08:

It is a lovely model. I fly it free flight and just interferre with it occasionallylaugh

The covering is red Solarfilm for the fuselage and orange HK covering on the wings and tail.

THis is my second. the first many years ago had a Webra 40 FS, the one with the belt drive to the camshaft.

This one has electric power.10 minutes flying just brings the 3S 2200 battery down to storage charge.

Looks absolutely fabulous - lovely colour combination too

Edited By Peter Miller on 05/11/2018 13:32:13

cymaz09/11/2018 15:41:08
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Posted by Martyn K on 09/11/2018 13:29:32:

As soon as I can find a willing victim to help and a fair wind and a start to steer her by.. :D

Sea Fever

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
Tom Sharp 209/11/2018 21:18:51
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I think Martyn meant start, It's not funny if you say star laugh

Alan Thorpe12/11/2018 00:03:03
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Parkzone Albatross just maidened today on a perfect Dawn patrol with 0 wind!

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Erfolg12/11/2018 15:40:50
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I am surprised that it is a first flight, in that it has been out of production for years.

Below is my own, still going strong, although I have had the cabane supports fail, which I have repaired, as bits were not to be found.

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The repairs

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My simple jig to maintain relationships

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Alan Thorpe12/11/2018 20:11:19
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Hi Erfolg,

Nice Albatross! Nah, not this planes maiden, but its my maiden flight with it!

Amazing flyer.

Cheers
Alan

Edited By Alan Thorpe on 12/11/2018 20:13:04

kooka12/11/2018 20:44:22
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While on the PKZ Albatros, here is mine. Still flying after several years. In the markings of Jasta 30, 1917. Based on an illustration in a Windsock magazine.

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Dave Hess12/11/2018 21:27:36
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Here's my latest. It's the second plane I built this week, so I'll have two to maiden at my next visit to the flying field on Friday. This one has a thrust of over 1kg and weighs only 400g, so it should go pretty well. Slight modifications to the original plan are added ailerons, increased size elevator and rudder, reduced dihedral and a pod underneath to protect the battery that's normally fitted externally. All it took was one £2 board of foam, a £3 motor, £4.50 receiver. £4 ESC, 4 x£4 9g servos, £10 300mAh 3S lipo and an evening's work. It has to be the cheapest plane I ever made at £40 all-up if you count the cost of the hot-melt glue that holds it together.

It's called the FT Flyer and, as you can see, it's based on the BMFA Dart that's used a lot in schools,

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KiwiKid13/11/2018 02:20:22
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Posted by kooka on 12/11/2018 20:44:22:

While on the PKZ Albatros, here is mine. Still flying after several years. In the markings of Jasta 30, 1917. Based on an illustration in a Windsock magazine.

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Beat it into submission for you kooka. 691018.jpg

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