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john stones 102/09/2019 20:37:11
11453 forum posts
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Lovely job Erf, impressed. yes

Peter G Simpson02/09/2019 21:45:58
31 forum posts
186 photos

I tried squeezing R/C into a Westwings Amethyst. She came out at 225g and I'm very happy with the result and she is surprisingly controllable but anything over 10kn she is quite a hand full. She flys beautifully in a light wind.


Edited By Peter G Simpson on 02/09/2019 21:49:38

Erfolg02/09/2019 22:22:26
11710 forum posts
1309 photos

Perhaps one of the most satisfying aspects of finishing the model, are the decals.

The ones that came with the kit were unusable, being brittle and falling apart. I tried spraying the existing ones with water based varnish, which only partially working, although stronger.

The solution was to scan in the decal images, work on them with software and finally touch up some aspects with lining pen and inks and paint. Then print onto decal paper, again over spraying with water based varnish, they are not perfect, acceptable to me.

John Stainforth02/09/2019 22:43:16
329 forum posts
39 photos

That's a beautiful soaring site you have there. Where is it?

Colin Leighfield02/09/2019 22:44:35
5993 forum posts
2503 photos

Erfolg, that looks really good. What size is it?

Erfolg03/09/2019 12:30:33
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It is 56" span

Colin Leighfield03/09/2019 12:37:07
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2503 photos

Thank you Erfolg. Just the right size to have some presence in the air and still fit in the car. A great scale subject.

PeterF04/09/2019 15:35:54
525 forum posts
724 photos

Are newish or half new models allowed in the threadlaugh.

I have an 81" Brian Taylor Mosquito that flew with RCV 60SP engines for a number of years. I had an engine out incident a couple of years back and could not get back to the runway and the model landed in a hollow in the rough pasture outside our field. The fuselage did not actually hit the ground as the wings landed on the lips of the hollow. The fuselage was hardly damaged because it did not tough the ground, but the wings were badly broken. I have now built a new wing rather than trying to make major structural repairs. As I have converted entirely to electric flight in the meantime, I have rebuilt it as electric power. Interestingly, the electric version weighs 17lb 12oz ready to fly, the IC version weighed exactly the same dry (without fuel).

Hyperion ZS 4025-16 320kV motors with 16x12 APC E props driven by 6S 4000mAh batteries through HobbyWing Platinum 80A V4 ESCs. Measurements gave 6,450rpm at 22.3V with 47.5A, so about 1050W each = 2100W. The pull on the ground was tremendous and much more than the RCV 60SP engines which never reached much above 5,500rpm on 16x12 props. The RCV engines flew the model sedately, the motors will give a potential 20% boost to top speed, but more importantly 40% more thrust, which is why it felt so powerful on the ground.

Fuselage after the engine out landing in perfect condition1480-3 incident (custom).jpg

Wing in 3 parts1480-5 incident (custom).jpg

RCV 60SP engines during original build1431 engines installed.jpg

Motors and ESCs1492 motor + esc (custom).jpg

Battery hatch cut into cowl and box1495 left nacelle battery (custom).jpg

Ready to fly again1501 ready to fly again (custom).jpg

martin collins 104/09/2019 17:23:07
368 forum posts
175 photos

003.jpgNATS airframe purchase, i`ve converted it to Electric on 4s, 66" span FIAT CR32, just waiting for this wind to drop off in the next few days to get a test flight in.


Alan Gorham_06/09/2019 14:30:58
1247 forum posts
145 photos

Not exactly new, more the start of it's new life. This used to be a Reno 300 pylon racer with ASP .36 two stroke engine. Now converted to a PSS glider and glassed and painted.

Cambria Models Kawasaki Ki-61 Hein. I've added the underside cooling radiator myself as a "scale" detail.




martin collins 106/09/2019 16:59:51
368 forum posts
175 photos

Nice Hein, just bought the Cambria kit of this as a winter project.........

Alan Gorham_06/09/2019 23:02:51
1247 forum posts
145 photos

It is a very very quick build Martin. Certainly won't take all winter. I think I built mine in 10 days after getting it for Christmas and I was back at work for 5 of those days.

The only thing i didn't really like was the wooden captive nut holders for the wing bolts.

cymaz07/09/2019 19:14:50
9196 forum posts
1186 photos

On the road at 05:30 this morning, 323miles done, home by 13:30. And the result??



Glens cap232, DLE 55 with canister, digital Savox mg servos all round. Also wingbags, spare cowl and spare elevator fin. Just need new batteries, switches and a Rx.

Anders Wellsten10/09/2019 19:23:29
17 forum posts
46 photos

eagle snr 2.jpgMy latest, An Easter eagle senior from rcm&e plans. A Peter Miller design.eagle snr.jpg

Bob Cotsford10/09/2019 20:13:16
8390 forum posts
463 photos

Two new-to-me models flown today, a nicely built electric power Junior 60 and an E-Flite Hurricane which flies better than it's weight would lead you to expect.

j60 and hurricane.jpg

Tim Flyer11/09/2019 11:41:01
1272 forum posts
234 photos

638f7192-07ca-46aa-aa61-143a46892ce4.jpegHere is my just finished Westwings Skylark glider . I built it with a tow hook, so it can be launched with piloting by club mates of my Wot 4XL tow plane181e41b5-4940-4566-b749-16c335deeae6.jpeg. The kit instructions were a bit vague on the wing joiner and I decided to build the wing as a one piece and I’m pleased I did as it saves a lot of fiddling around plus I think it might be stronger 😊

Edited By Tim Flyer on 11/09/2019 11:42:14

Luther Oswalt11/09/2019 14:53:46
138 forum posts

WOW! You guys build very nice models! I look at these and get encouraged to go out and start cutting up Balsa! Keep up the good work!

Leo Oswalt

Ted Khinsoe11/09/2019 15:17:33
18 forum posts
23 photos

L4 from a Sig 1/6 J3 kit.  Enya46 four stroke for power.


Edited By Ted Khinsoe on 11/09/2019 15:19:19

Peter Miller11/09/2019 15:43:52
10959 forum posts
1272 photos
10 articles
Posted by Ted Khinsoe on 11/09/2019 15:17:33:

L4 from a Sig 1/6 J3 kit. Enya46 four stroke for power.


Edited By Ted Khinsoe on 11/09/2019 15:19:19

That is a great conversion of the standard kit

David Davis11/09/2019 15:45:20
3683 forum posts
688 photos

Ok so this is not my model and you're all sick to the back teeth with me going on about La Coupe Des Barons but I saw this model at the competition and I thought you might be interested in seeing it especially as the builders were so young. The lad on the left flew it and it was one of the 15 or 20 models which were still serviceable after the end of the event.

young lads aircraft (1).jpg

young lads aircraft (2).jpg

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