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Max Z08/04/2020 19:12:24
552 forum posts
248 photos

My Snow Boot electrified:


Elevons are controlled with RDS, slop-free but a bit springy. Maybe I should have used 2 mm dia. torque rods rather than 1,5 mm.


John Wagg08/04/2020 19:15:01
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Posted by Martin McIntosh on 08/04/2020 17:19:18:

Don`t really know about compression and starting because I now only use an electric starter. Mine has plenty of power for the model and the top end is fine, same plug and fuel as yourself. Phoned JE and got them to measure a new idle needle which agreed with mine. I can only think that my jet is too large. In the end I have drilled an air bleed hole, gradually increasing the size until the motor will idle for a good 30 secs.

The guy who did a review of the SC30FS recommends not to use an electric starter in case of doing some internal damage. But' I made a starter from a car windscreen wiper motor and it doesn't have a lot of torque. It will drive a small motor but I doubt it will do any real harm in an hydraulic lock situation.

Review here:-

Apologies for off topic post.

Martin McIntosh08/04/2020 19:23:31
3332 forum posts
1178 photos

I like my fingers too much these days, having been bitten quite a few times. A hydraulic lock is unlikely on a four stroke anyway on my models because most are mounted inverted so the valves will let out any excess fuel when turned over by hand.

fly boy308/04/2020 23:10:40
3672 forum posts
22 photos

Thanks John, I did think it was a golden oldie as it has no ailerons. I have a Super Scorpion built in 1973 and a dream to fly when suitable weather arrives. Thank you.

Brian Cooper09/04/2020 04:15:59
537 forum posts
26 photos
Posted by Martin McIntosh on 08/04/2020 16:36:36:

Another Spit. Brian? Have you run the motor yet because the one I had, also for a Spit., had to go back for a refund after the camshaft started to break up with less than two tanks through it. 2k revs down on the smallest recommended prop. as well.

Not had much luck with new motors lately, Lasers excepted.

Yup, yet another Spitfire. I am a sucker for them. They just look sooooo beautiful, and I can't resist having a few in my hangar.

Nope, I haven't run the NGH 38 yet. It is about 2 years old but has never been run. I was hoping this (30cc) Spit would be a good home for it but I am already having doubts as they don't seem to be revered as being over-endowed with power.

I will run it, but if it is in any way limp-wristed and "asthmatic", it will be replaced with something with more muscle before it has its first flight.

B. C.


Edited By Brian Cooper on 09/04/2020 04:21:48

Gary Vinten 111/04/2020 18:30:51
540 forum posts
351 photos
1 articles

just made this week in lockdown more to go lolcheekyriz1.jpg riz3.jpg

Peter Miller11/04/2020 18:56:58
10966 forum posts
1272 photos
10 articles

Very nice!!!!

Martin McIntosh11/04/2020 19:02:08
3332 forum posts
1178 photos

At one a week you should have quite a few by the time this is over.

I am trying to make new builds last at least a month.

Paul Blakeborough 111/04/2020 19:49:45
9 forum posts
14 photos

Just finished... DB Whisper in Dusty Crophopper scheme. PAW 19 r/c... Fleet 4 chan (2.4ghz) ... wonder when I’ll get chance to fly him ??? a2bc55ac-f00f-4509-a656-4b63c1c5dab6.jpeg

LHR Dave11/04/2020 20:09:53
131 forum posts
37 photos

20200304_120155.jpg20200304_120053.jpgFinished a couple of weeks ago but not yet flown. Built from Flair kit this Cap 230 has been modified for electric power.

kc12/04/2020 13:31:30
6427 forum posts
173 photos

The ultimate 'Hanger Queen' built in 1990, exhibited at The Model Engineer Exhibition at Olympia but never flown. Now refitted with electric power instead of the .40 two stroke originally fitted. Due for a test flight whenever we are free of lockdown....


My own design and built for a two stroke, but when I showed it to Alec Gee at Old Warden  ASP Designs Day back in 1990 he said it deserves a four stroke.   So I waited until I had a sutable forur stroke and that day never came!  The nose has been extended for electric to get CG right without lead. All up weight is 4 pounds 9 ounces with 4S3000. Span is 54 inches, foam wing, built up balsa fuselage. Big thick wing section 19 percent 510 sq inches. Will it fly?.............

Edited By kc on 12/04/2020 13:37:12

Robert Parker17/04/2020 12:02:49
970 forum posts
1317 photos

Hi All,

Just finished my Flair Cap 230, powered by an OS 52FS I had to put the battery under the pilot to achieve the correct CoG.


I had to add 20g of lead to counteract the side-mounted engine



The instrument panel was taken from the net.

Looking forward to flying her if and when the lockdown ends.



Chris Walby17/04/2020 12:20:30
1200 forum posts
299 photos

Very nice job Robert especially the instruments

PS - Don't tell your name (or OP0) Pike laugh

LHR Dave17/04/2020 13:46:32
131 forum posts
37 photos

It will be interesting to see how the two Cap 230's fly with different power plants one electric and one IC.

malmaz17/04/2020 14:56:45
27 forum posts
5 photos

dsc_0115.jpgdsc_0114.jpgJust finished this plan built Curare, it has foam cored wings and tailplane cut for me by Cloud Models, fitted with electric retracts and powered by an OS 65 AX motor. I am waiting for a couple of props to arrive and this lockdown to be lifted so I can get out and give it it's maiden.

In the mean time I will crack on and get a PB Tornado ( also supplied by Cloud Models ) Built.smiley



Martin McIntosh17/04/2020 15:15:38
3332 forum posts
1178 photos

That will fly as good as it looks. You will love it.

john stones 117/04/2020 15:21:50
11456 forum posts
1516 photos

Paint job or film Malc ? Great job either way. yes

Jeffrey Cottrell 217/04/2020 15:25:41
93 forum posts
14 photos

Hi Guys

Finally able to put the model in this thread.
It is a Mini-Capiche from the Malcolm Corbin plan.

dscn0003.jpgHave to say I had some issues during the build, some self inflicted, some designer.
Enough to say I'm glad to see the completion of it.
No cowl yet. Waiting to see if it flies first.


P.S. on to something else now.

john stones 117/04/2020 15:28:07
11456 forum posts
1516 photos

Elegant Jeff, the flies will love it. face 1

Jeffrey Cottrell 217/04/2020 15:29:44
93 forum posts
14 photos

Hi Malc

Old saying 'if it looks right, it'll fly right'.
On that basis you have a winner. Superb job.
Somewhere in my 'just for fun' file I have the plan for a Curare 20.
Might have to promoter that further up the list.


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