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Ron Gray30/07/2019 11:09:57
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Hey Paul, are you on a building spree? 2 in 10 days!!

Paul Marsh30/07/2019 12:32:42
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I'm on holiday for 2 1/2 weeks. JCB shut down,so get some things done, also painted the kitchen, cleaned caravan, did garden, etc...

Now onto finishing a P-40 180 size...

Dave Cunnington01/08/2019 20:27:12
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Oodalally completed at last, it will have to be stored for a while as I am still flying T Tiger Trainers towards my "A"img_6149.jpg

Edited By Dave Cunnington on 01/08/2019 20:28:06

Peter Miller01/08/2019 21:01:28
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A very nice ,neat job

Chris Walby01/08/2019 21:24:40
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My mass build offering (minor finishing still required). Maiden was uneventful with some down and left trim needed but compared to my dogs dinner ailerons I am not surprised it did not need more!

Take off is pleasant and responds well to rudder, flight envelope is nice and steady which is what I wanted and landing needs to be brought in (no cut and glide here!). Second flight squeezed a roll and loop in with no drama.

I'll be using on my next victim trainee to see how they get on...its that or the Cougar 2000 (on ultra low rates), but its IC so limited when we can fly.

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Mark Kettle 102/08/2019 05:16:42
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Dave your Oodalally looks good, as does your Res' Chris.

Tony Bennett03/08/2019 10:15:33
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decided to finish this one off.

need to sort the front canopy, paint the rear gunner and she will be finished.

Tony B

jeff2wings03/08/2019 14:02:25
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That looks fantastic Tony 👍 really like the suerfice details , you must tell us how it's done !

Peter Miller08/08/2019 18:52:23
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clubstar.jpgI recently picked up a kit for the Airwave Clubstar on Ebay, a low wing trainer possibly from the 80s Anyone know those kits? I suspect that they were Cottage Industry but a I could be wrong. The name does not ring a bell with me.

The kit was really excellent with some amazing refinements. Anyway I built it and grabbed the hole in the weather today to go and test fly it. I did convert to electric power.Model is 48" span

It flies very nicely, Not quite the way that I like but fully aerobatic.

Anyone know about these kits?

Geoff Sleath08/08/2019 21:07:47
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Very nice, Peter. Does it make a pleasant change to build something you haven't designed? At least you have someone to blame if things aren't quite to your taste I suppose the 'cowl' arrangement as well as the banded on low wing helps to date it.

What's the weight and electric set up? I always like to benefit from other's drive trains to help with my own conversions.

Geoff

Peter Miller08/08/2019 21:20:01
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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

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 Sleath09/08/2019 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

Geoff

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
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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.

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martin collins 109/08/2019 19:11:43
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Very nice, what retracts are you using?...........

Tim Ballinger09/08/2019 19:21:56
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Martin,

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.

Tim

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Kevin Fairgrieve14/08/2019 18:29:10
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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
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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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