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Piers Bowlan16/10/2019 11:09:45
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Posted by Max Z on 05/10/2019 18:25:41:

Successful first flight today, who recognises it?

Diamona, Featured in EQFI Magazine, August 2002.

I like your unusual designs Max, hopefully your new Diamona design will be published at some stage? The original was only 25in span so presumably you have scaled it up a tad. Also the original was for Speed 400 power, so what are you using now? Original below...

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Paul Marsh17/10/2019 17:54:06
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Two new ones, Volatix Decathlon and Scorpio Kits Fiesta.

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Anders Wellsten27/10/2019 19:48:39
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at6web2.jpgMy latest , some paint , some fake rivets and plasticard. Markings frpm Callie graphics

Eflite At-6 in Rhodesian air training groups markings 1943

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martin collins 127/10/2019 20:13:40
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Nice, just bought one of these and will be looking at doing a markings change..........

Steve Jones 228/10/2019 12:00:34
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Great model, great flyer once Cog position sorted

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Launch

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Now onto the Gnat....

Steve

David P Williams28/10/2019 13:03:50
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So is the CoG not where the plan says Steve? Just building mine at the moment.

martin collins 128/10/2019 19:45:21
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Test flew my Eflite AT6 today, can highly recommend it, great flyer on 3s surprised how quick it can go on only 3 cells, getting 6 mins of aeros and general flying, will try 4s at some point.img_20191028_131259_resized_20191028_052911097.jpg

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Steve Jones 228/10/2019 20:07:14
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No I don’t think so . Mine was at as on plan and a little hairy. More lead up front and rock solid and a joy . Recommend a little more to start

steve

Steve Jones 228/10/2019 20:07:20
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No I don’t think so . Mine was at as on plan and a little hairy. More lead up front and rock solid and a joy . Recommend a little more to start

steve

Chris North 329/10/2019 01:44:05
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Cheating a little as this is not 100% finished as I need to add some wind screens and pilots but its close enough to be ready to maiden. Peter Miller's Ohmen, scratch built using the free plan from October 2018.20191028_101654.jpg20191028_101715.jpg20191028_101726.jpg20191028_101813.jpg20191028_101944.jpg

Peter Miller29/10/2019 08:40:21
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Nice

Jeffrey Cottrell 229/10/2019 13:09:09
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Hi All

While back I posted a question about electrifyng a PMP Vagabond.
Inundated with one reply (thanks Steve) but undaunted, finished the model off, and here it is.
Recently downsized, so looks like most of my building will be done in the kitchen. This is the first product of my pseudo workshop. At least I'm not far from a cup of coffee when needed.
Couple of questions.
I'm using a FlySky FS-i6 with a FSiA6 receiver. As most have noticed this TX does not come with a range check function, so could I use the error messages on the screen to tell me how good the reception is?
Thinking to walk away from the model watching the screen until I get a poor reading.
If this works, how much of an error is acceptable, and how far away should I be?
Finally, among my winter projects will be the Mini (44" Capiche, from Malcolm Corbin.
Got the plan from Sarik, but it lacks abit of detail. Anybody built one, or alternatively has a copy of the magazine (RCME Sept 2000) it was published in.

Cheers

Jeff

Martin McIntosh30/10/2019 15:51:25
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Having seen the original in the flesh I built one when the plan came out, OS 25FX powered. As far as I know it still exists, having been passed around the club a bit.

As for the whereabouts now of the mag. and plan, they will be buried amongst the rest of my junk somewhere.

Construction is quite simple and should give you no problems. What is missing from your plan? It would take me forever to find what you want now, but come back if you are really stuck.

Jeffrey Cottrell 230/10/2019 18:51:58
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dscn0004.jpgdscn0001#1.jpgdscn0003.jpgHi Martin, thanks

I assume the model that got the OS25 was the Capiche, not the one I pictured. An OS on the front of the Vagabond would be a missile, not a plane.
Anyway, just started on the build and a couple of things I have to work out.
I am planning on using the plug-in wings, to give more space for the battery, but the plan gives no details of how they are held in place. Also, the elevator uses an intenal pushrod, which I like, but I'm planning on glassing the fuz, so I would need this pushrod and elevator joiner in place before I glass the fuz, but not the tailplane.
Have to think about that one, but if anyone else has sen this issue, always a better mousetrap, etc.
For everone else, found a way to attach photos from an album, so added some more, easily accessed ones.

Cheers

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dave windymiller03/11/2019 20:14:38
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Mig 142 LFI smaller single engine brother of the mig 144 MFI (project flatpack as dubbed by the USA) however this never made it off the drawing board unlike the 144. This 1/12 scale model is 4.5kg and has glass fus and foam/balsa wings and was supposed to be turbine powered but i went for a 65ax initially.

It was a "quick" knock up intended to test the concepts for my big 1/8th mig 144 which will have twin vt80s.(last pic).

Some of the design features found their way to the j10 however!

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Mig 144

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Edited By dave windymiller on 03/11/2019 20:23:45

Nigel R04/11/2019 14:18:53
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Own design twin just finished, awaiting maiden. 62", power is a pair of 40 FPs :

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Long blog in the own design section.

Ron Gray04/11/2019 15:19:00
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Nigel, I suggest cutting the grass first 😉

Nigel R04/11/2019 15:24:55
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I'm in the rough! frown

The runway is usable at the moment although if the rain continues much longer it won't be, we're almost into foamie season.

Stuphedd22/11/2019 11:42:31
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Saito 82 powered, will need a very smooth field !img_1628.jpg Groove

Paul Marsh23/11/2019 14:40:51
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Europa Minor. Retrol 25 sized racer. SC25 engine.

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