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Paul Marsh28/12/2019 11:01:52
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Got this at a Swapmeet, Was £12, just needed rx and battery, but fully LED lighting, with 2 channels, one for a each section. One is programmable, flashing, on and different colour.

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Paul Marsh30/12/2019 16:42:49
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Don't know what this is, got it very cheap, with engine, servos, etc. Good winter hack.

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Paul Marsh01/01/2020 12:27:21
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Cats Paw finished, a 90's design by the late Harry Gilkes. One of a range of "cats" he designed. OS 10LA power.

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Paul Marsh11/01/2020 10:28:21
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First update since the 1st. Bought this, an Art Tech Hellcat, with novel folding wings. Due to size of the model, it is fixed u/c and no flaps, but in the 1300mah 3s range.

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Jesus Cardin12/01/2020 15:10:07
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Saved from the garbage bin some years ago, it is the control line Bravo model, the last of the type produced by the Spanish firm Modelhob during early 90s. The original kit box contained the sheet balsa model together with adhesive decal sheets, glue, a Cipolla 1,5 glow engine, control cables and handle, a small fuel bottle and even a dry cell for glow power. I found it in the garbage bind of the manufacturer when they gave up model kit production some 4-5 years ago. This Bravo model was broken and needed a new elevator as well as an engine plus flying accessories. After restoration, the model was successfully maidened this last June in a C/L meeting in Madrid (Spain).pict0129.jpg

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Peter Miller12/01/2020 15:26:45
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A nice find.

Glad to see a bit of control line.

Karl-Georg Krafft12/01/2020 17:56:02
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img_0306 (1).jpgDidn`t know that there is any interest in cl models.So, here`s my Laird LC-DE racer that flew its first scale contest last year . Spans 1300mm and is powered by a Saito 56. Throttle control via servo tester and insulated flying lines.

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Peter Miller12/01/2020 18:04:36
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Very nice indeed. Many years ago I used to do a lot of fully aerobatic control line biplanes.

This brings back many happy memories.

Tim Ballinger12/01/2020 18:08:28
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I have never tried control line but that is a beautiful model.

Tim

David Davis12/01/2020 18:17:18
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I have never liked control line models but that is a beautiful model!

trevor wood 218/01/2020 15:13:21
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With the arrival of the first spell of fine weather for what seems like months, ii went down to the field this morning with a couple of models that had patiently been waiting for their maiden flights. Surprisingly, I was the only person there, so no in-flight shots.

The first was a Wot 4 foamie "clone" that was created from a cracked wing and motor cowl "jigsaw puzzle" donated by a fellow modeller. The fuselage and fin/tailplane were my first attempt at building with Depron, and went easier than anticipated. As you have probably guessed already, it flies just like a Wot4.

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The second maiden was my "Messerschmitt Me901 Ente". This is an own design canard that uses Nigel Hawes' Candoo as inspiration. The "Ente" is about 50% larger than the Candoo and weighs just over 4lbs. And is therefore fitted with tricycle landing gear. It ihas nose wheel steering, a centrally mounted aileron servo, and a pair of elevator servos, so flying requires the 'bank and yank' approach. For the first flight there was no mixing used, but I will probably change the forward surfaces to elevons in due course. Power ones from a cheap HK donkey out runner, a 4S 2200 lipo and 3 bladed 9x6 prop ( to ensure sufficient ground clearance).

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A series of fast taxy tests just before Christmas showed that directional stability was marginal, and uncommanded pitch up suggested the CG was too far aft. Before the first actual flight, I fitted a third, centre line fin and moved the battery much further forward. The CG is now 4.5 " in front of the main plane LE ( just in line with the number 8).

The actual first flight was a lot less exciting than I anticipated, but it didn't prevent the knees from knocking for the first few minutes. Pitch and roll trim were perfect and the only change I made during the flight was to increase the aileron rates from the conservative setting used at take-off. The first approach was rock steady but a little high. I could probably managed to land, but chose the sensible option and powered up for a second circuit . The second approach was much like the first but I reduced power to zero as the plane came over the fence. This produced a nice flat descent that was arrested with touch of up elevator and smidgen of power resulting in a short roll out on the soggy field.

Piers Bowlan18/01/2020 17:53:30
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I love unconventional models Trevor, well done and thanks for sharing. Did you use any up or down thrust at all? Also will you keep the central fin?

trevor wood 218/01/2020 19:19:54
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Piers, there's just a touch of up thrust (between 1 and 2 degrees), and the ailerons are rigged with 3mm T/E up to provide a little reflex. It flew so well on its first flight that I'm reluctant to change the aerodynamic config too much, so for the time being the central fin stays.

David Davis18/01/2020 19:28:30
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Flair Harvard which I'd bought several years ago, maidened for the first time today. OS 61 FS Surpass up. Thanks Stevo.

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Paul Marsh19/01/2020 12:41:13
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YT Yak54 SC 120FS engine.

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Chris Walby19/01/2020 14:18:50
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Hot on the heels of Trevor's canard is my take on the Can Doo although I went more for the drone/missile look at this stage. The pilot can be added to the top battery hatch at a later stage.

My better half practiced her covering skills in readiness for covering her Ohmen although I did point out curves are a magnitude harder than flat surfaces, she seem more adept than me.

Made from bits lying around and things from the naughty corner, it was an easy build.

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Maiden was lively, but once I stopped over controlling it and trimmed the excessive up elevator out it was quite pleasant.

Second and third flight had me dialled in with rolls, loops (very nice!) and slow low passes easy to do.

Do's and don'ts

  • Don't hand launch very nose up
  • Do loops with plenty of power through the top....or it will fall out blush
  • Hand launch under arm near horizontal and it doesn't tend to roll
  • Very slow and you run out of elevator, but easily recovered with throttle
  • Fly inverted..hardly any drop out or corrective action required

Overall a nice in the back or the car anytime model running on 3S2200.

PS should confuse the Scouts for a bit while they work out which direction it should be flying

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Jesus Cardin21/01/2020 09:11:36
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Although not purely "new" (it was built by my uncle Pepe Cardin during 2010-2011), I have been tasked lately to overhaul, repair some damages and test fly this Berkley Custom Privateer, also known as McGovern´s Monster.

Model is entirely built in wood and covered with white and orange silk. Power is from an AXI brushless outrunner motor and a 6S 5.000mAh Li-Po battery. RC equipment is all Futaba with control from a Fasst T7C. It has no more than 30-35 flights although it has never been flown from water yet.

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Peter Miller21/01/2020 11:13:07
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Lovely Model.

Don McGovern loved his flying boats.

Tim Ballinger21/01/2020 11:40:51
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What a stunning model, Thanks for sharing.

Tim

Jesus Cardin21/01/2020 14:14:17
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Thanks to you both sirs, Peter and Tim, for your considerations!

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