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Tony Bennett01/06/2019 21:22:59
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Finished and ready to fly...i hope.

Tony B

Mike Blandford01/06/2019 21:45:10
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Sort of new model. It flew many years ago with a HP61 up front. I've now electrified it, replaced the radio gear and all the linkages. It's basically a (Wolfgang Matt) Superstar although I built the fuselage a bit differently.

Wing span: 62 inches.
Weight: 6lb 13 oz.
Motor EMAX 3526-04, kv 860.
Battery 2 off, 4-cell 3000mAh in parallel.
ESC FrSky Neuron 60.

I tested it in may back garden and got around 65A, so I set the ESC to a current limit of 60A.

(re-)Maidened today, flew rock solid.

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It flew quite happily on 20A, I only hit full power once, briefly after take off, showed 60.5A at 10900 RPM and 15.7V (so around 950W).
On the second flight the ESC temperature started at 38C and was 76C after 5 minutes and stayed there (don't you just love telemetry and logging?). THe second flight was around 6 minutes airborne and used 1700mAh of the available 6000.

I do have a FrSky S8R (stabilising) receiver in it, but it doesn't actually need it, it was completely stable even with some gusting winds.

I'm using this as practice flying a larger and heavier model ready to maiden my Warbirds Replicas Hurricane!

Mike

Edited By Mike Blandford on 01/06/2019 21:46:38

Torsten Spitzner02/06/2019 05:27:15
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img-20190601-wa0008.jpg4891.jpgMaidenend my 'Escapade' yesterday. She's a 1972 pattern plane from an Outezone plan and has a somewhat unusual look for that era pattern ship. Some minor right thrust added, maybe move the CG back a little, otherwise I'm a happy campersmiley

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paul d02/06/2019 09:13:18
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20190508_160203.jpgKK Caprice for 2 channel, tissue and dope covering.

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Dad_flyer02/06/2019 15:26:16
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Foamboard spitfire from the Flitetest plans. Used white Hobbycraft foamboard, which is heavier (and more expensive) than the Flitetest stuff but also seems stiffer and is easier to get. Not to the standard of the others on this thread but flies easily even for a novice flier like me.

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And I remembered to give it a pilot

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Tim Flyer03/06/2019 07:10:15
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Nice one Ron . Good to see you back in the air😊

Alan Thorpe03/06/2019 08:20:17
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Spitfire looks fantastic! What did you use to paint the foamboard, is it airbrushed or handpainted? They are out of stock of these, but I want one! Have the racer from flitetest need to start the build now!!

Dad_flyer03/06/2019 08:41:57
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I raided child_nonflyer's acrylics for the spitfire. It is not the waterproof board so takes any paint well. There was not enough yellow to mix the sand colour which is why it is a bit sparkly as I had to use gold instead.

Ron Gray03/06/2019 08:54:55
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Thanks Tim. Despite having flown some of my electric ‘planes since the demise of Sbach 342 (2) I took to the air with the new one with more than a bit of trepidation! I shouldn’t have worried as it flew really well. Before the flight I did a long range signal test by driving about ¾ mile away with the TX then spoke via mobile to my mate in the pits to make sure controls were working! Fortunately there were no low signal messages from the telemetry. So I’ve no replumbed the tank all ready for next flight.

EvilC5703/06/2019 12:48:14
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My Knutscherl cartoon PA-28 built from plans on the **LINK** website. Flown throughout our last indoor season. Always draws a crowd, but it's a bit of a handful to fly as not surprisingly it has some strange characteristics.

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Anders Wellsten03/06/2019 12:48:21
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img_20190602_190645 (1) (768x1024).jpgmy latest build

a Peter goldsmith vintage glider design. Disguised as ww2 russian attack glider.

powered with 64mm edf.

Anders

EvilC5703/06/2019 13:00:34
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I've just finished Miss Foxy Lady, based on a real Mustang Reno racer from the 1970s, built from a Traplet plan in the April 2004 Q&EFI mag. I haven't flown it yet, but it should be fast as I've updated the suggested 650 brushed motor and NiCads to a modern brushless DYS (Turnigy) D3536/5 1450KV and 2200Mah 3S Lipo.

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Chris Barlow14/06/2019 20:19:35
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Based on the West Wings F-117 balsa kit, built in 3mm depron with micro rc gear and 2s 260mah LiPo. 95g and handles 8mph winds, just!

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Unfortunately I broke the tip of the nose on the second test glide and rain postponed the maiden flight halfway through the first battery. After the rain (and a Macdonalds Spicy signature meal) I flew the remainder of the battery and 3 more.

Turns quickly, rolls well, doesn't like flying inverted, loops after a high speed dive and lands easily. A few touch ups and waterslide decals and it's ready for indoor flying, and outdoor!

Paul Marsh18/06/2019 21:49:13
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Two New models, well 3, but pics for

P39 Airacobra. New Eflite

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Dynam P61. Unsold all weekend at the Swap meet -so I had to have her..!

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Paul Marsh19/06/2019 19:52:59
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And the Pitts:

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Andy Meade03/07/2019 11:56:47
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Sixth scale Supermarine Spitfire, mk ix - PSS of course. Built from an old Reeves glass fuselage, and wings from Phil at Cloud Models. A 3 month build, flies like a low wing trainer. Lovely.

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Jon Laughton03/07/2019 16:22:33
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Maidened today a Sebart 50E PC 21 powered by an inverted OS 81 alpha F/S; just a few clicks of trim and she flew very well although inverted in a half cuban seemed to stress the engine so the plumbing needs checking. Landings were slow enough not to require the recommended flaperon dialled into my Tx. A very nice model indeed

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Martin McIntosh03/07/2019 21:27:37
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Nice one Jon.

Martin Fraser04/07/2019 21:53:59
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Hi all,

I don't normally buy foamies but another club member turned up with one of these a few weeks ago and I was very impressed with how it flew, so I had to have one. Slow roll to take-off and you need short grass to land to avoid nose overs.

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J D 805/07/2019 17:00:25
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Two new models test flown yesterday evening, one old type and something modern.

First away was Veron Cardinal built last winter as a home for an original Mills P75 which was given to me by a mate who is something of a magpie. He found it in a skip at the local dump [ recycling centre ] [ he has also come back with an Irvine 46 and an Irvine 20,smiley lucky me ] Cardinal has been set up for 2 channel control. Several changes from the original plan the main one being reduced span and increased cord on the tail plane. I just do not like the look of tail planes half the span of the wing common on many vintage models. Cardinal flew ok, just needs a bit more down thrust. Mills ran a treat.

I have not had a foamy warbird before. The little used FMS mini Spitfire was purchased at a club sale because it had a full range Futaba 2006 rx in it, the whole thing going for the price of an rx. I was pleasantly surprised how well it flew looking very spitfire ish in the air.small planes

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