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Peter Miller09/08/2019 10:37:53
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Airwave Clubstar.

More data. Wing area 430 Sq. in. Weight 2 lbs 8 ounces, Wing loading 13 ounces per sq foot. Span 48" Chord 9"

Very close to the Ohmen. but this uses a flat bottom section with positive incidence and the CG further back than I like.

Geoff S09/08/2019 10:47:16
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Posted by Peter Miller on 08/08/2019 21:20:01:

I haven't weighed it but not heavy

4-Max 3542 1070 motor, 40 amp ESC, 10 X 5 APC prop. 3S 2200 battery. All actually salvaged from Miss Deeds after my stupid accident.

Some one asked if I had my Swiss Army Knife on me just after I had taken off. The idiot pilot took his hands off the controls to reach in his pocketcrying

Thanks, Peter.

Perhaps another idiot was the one distracting a pilot who had just taken off? Sorry about poor Miss Deeds; she must have been devastated


Peter Miller09/08/2019 10:53:03
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To be very fair, the other "idiot" did immediately offer to rebuild the model. but it was THIS idiot who didn't say "ether wait or you can root in my pocket among the snotty tissues etc to ge the knife"

They only wanted the screwdriver onthe knife. That will teach them to bring their own tools!!

Just started to design the replacement.

Tim Ballinger09/08/2019 16:47:23
829 forum posts
293 photos

16cd5f38-3420-43cc-b50c-46e2ef088657.jpegLong way till it’s finished but it is my first Spitfire and I wanted to show it off ! No build log as it all been done before.

It’s the Cambrian 55 inch converted to electric. Got the last one off the stand at the Weston show.


martin collins 109/08/2019 19:11:43
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217 photos

Very nice, what retracts are you using?...........

Tim Ballinger09/08/2019 19:21:56
829 forum posts
293 photos


I decided the Flightline 1200 spitfire retracts would be about right so ordered the retracts/legs ( along with steerable tail wheel) and doors from the Motor RC spares shop. all seemed to drop in nicely.


Edited By Tim Ballinger on 09/08/2019 19:22:24

Kevin Fairgrieve14/08/2019 18:29:10
1719 forum posts
2989 photos

Maidened this yesterday.

Goes like stink on a TT42GP.

Ran out of elevator on finals (dead stick) and it landed flat in a field of sugar beet. No damage.

CofG amended and it awaits its second flight.

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I am sure I saw a post a few days ago where someone was looking for this plan or something very similar to convert to electric, blowed if I can find it though.

Paul Marsh14/08/2019 21:41:29
4129 forum posts
1247 photos

I made one years ago, OS 25FP so enough. still got it and gets flown every now and then. Called Mini Whizz, I think. The one pictured was a new photo, though not as new, still looks the same.

Might build a new one, as it's so simple to build and use lighter gear.

Old Geezer15/08/2019 07:52:46
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Many many years ago I put together a somewhat similar flat plate wing - the Stratos - a Hanno Prettner design, 1&1/2" thick foam sheet covered in wrapping paper, a sliding servo set-up to give elevon mixing and an unemployed cooking 40 on the front. I had the same problem with running out of up elevator, but not only dead stick but also rounding out from a dive under power - the only remedy ( if you were far enough off the ground ) was to push the stick forward to regain some control. Dead stick you are losing the prop' wash over the elevons that give control authority when the air flow has been stalled or the airflow masked by the high angle of attack that you progressively apply to keep the thing flying - in fact the same thing could happen if it was well and truly stalled under power and there wasn't enough height to dive out of the stall, as in slowing down on finals.                                                            R.I.P. !                                                                                                                                                                            Despite the above I built another 4-5 years ago, this time one with a big Axi on the front and a 4S 4000 LiPo driving it, same problems but still enormous fun but at least I now know enough about the idiosyncrasies of flat plate deltas to avoid ( most of the time ) the "E" Stratos biting me.

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Edited By Old Geezer on 15/08/2019 07:56:27

Reno Racer15/08/2019 20:31:14
1138 forum posts
168 photos

1/4 Scale Nieuport 17 built from a Balsa USA kit


John3817/08/2019 20:44:02
466 forum posts
61 photos

My Vagabond Senior is based on Bill Winter's 75" span Vagabond 1949 plan and his redesign for RC in 1981. It is scaled up by 50% to 112” span. Powered by a 500W brushless motor and 5000 4 cell Lipo.

The cerise red chiffon doped over mylar film turned out nicer than I thought it would.

The videos shows the maiden flights of both the 75" and the 112" span models. The wind and ground turbulence was higher than I would normally fly vintage in but I needed a proving flight before going to a flyin.

Photos show the breakdown for transport and storage. Carbon rods are used as joiners for the wings and to the fuselage. The white model is my 100" span Cumulus by Ben Shershaw.


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Build thread for the Vagabonds is here


Youtube videos are here. Mick Butler took the videos and more of his vintage videos can be viewed thru the links.



conrad taggart17/08/2019 22:49:30
128 forum posts
7 photos
Posted by Mark Agate on 07/07/2013 08:51:42:

Just about to head out with this for the first time: Hobbyking SPAD XIII, 700mm span

LIke th elook of that !

Mark Agate18/08/2019 10:35:27
148 forum posts
38 photos

I had a lot of fun with that SPAD back in 2013/14, until it was cruelly cut from the skies in a mid-air with an IC model. Sadly the kit is no longer made. However, the top wing panels live on in my version of the RCM&E Sticky. I chopped the centre out and rejoined the panels flat to use as an aileron wing, as they were just about the perfect size and section. It flies very well.sticky.jpg

Paul Marsh21/08/2019 19:41:41
4129 forum posts
1247 photos

Bugly Ugger.

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Chris Walby23/08/2019 21:41:13
1466 forum posts
399 photos

In a moment of weakness I went a bit electric!

Anyway it turned up promptly from Motion RC EU including the heavy duty U/C which fitted a treat.


Maiden was a complete non event with loads of power to get off the deck, couple of clicks on right aileron and it felt very stable.

1/2 flaps and only used 1/2 of our short runway to land. Decals to finish

Summary, despite its war bird wing loading (funny that!) it flies well and landed no trouble, but might bite if allowed to run out of airspeed.

Well done Motion RC for the P38L Lightning

Paul Marsh26/08/2019 21:42:28
4129 forum posts
1247 photos

Couple of new models. Hanger 9 Hellcat and unknown make of P-39. The P-39 has all gear to fly. OS 48 Surpass and Evolution 61 in the Hellcat. Seemed the P39 cowl is a different colour Looks like the film has faded, as it's matched under the wing seat and cowl.

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Alan Gorham_26/08/2019 22:10:14
1415 forum posts
147 photos

That P-39 looks a lot like a P-40!

Peter Miller27/08/2019 08:16:35
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10 articles
Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 26/08/2019 22:10:14:

That P-39 looks a lot like a P-40!

thumbs upthumbs up

Paul Marsh28/08/2019 17:52:33
4129 forum posts
1247 photos

It is, must be autocorrect, That's what I meant.smiley

Ken Lighten29/08/2019 19:25:06
274 forum posts
42 photos


My latest build, a Sunbird 1.6 metre wingspan electric glider from a ‘cheap’ laser cut kit, an ‘interesting’ build!, there is now a version 2 of it that seems to have removed the really bad bits of the design (think I got it on eBay), flew it today in a bit of a breeze, really nice to fly


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