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« Reply #1200 on: January 11, 2019, 02:49:40 AM »

Hi John.  I'm just cutting out the parts of my Vintage Model Company 20" Osprey glider, full speed ahead now ...   Roll Eyes    and of course, also reading and watching everything and all of the builds on HPA.    What is new with you?

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« Reply #1201 on: January 11, 2019, 04:14:38 AM »

Thanks Richard and John. My order from Volare arrived, so I have the tissue now for the Mooney. I'm partial to the original schemes on the older, short cabin M20s. They are simple, and showcase the clean lines of the design.

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« Reply #1202 on: January 11, 2019, 05:52:29 PM »

1200 posts?  Pretty cool!  

I organized the soldering station to get ready for setting up a new E36/F1S.

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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe what is the best combo?

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« Reply #1203 on: January 11, 2019, 06:22:59 PM »

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Latest model effort is returning this little 3 channel RC bird to the air. Kyosho Christen Eagle with a new receiver. Very fiddly, but worth it, as it is a neat little park flyer of 16" WS.

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« Reply #1204 on: January 13, 2019, 05:14:00 PM »

So completely frustrated and bored that I can't risk the Doodlebug yet that I dug out my Phantom Flash for a spin in the front yard.

OOPS!! Of course a gust of breeze hit just as it was released for the second flight. Luckily only had about 100 winds on it.

A couple dabs of CA and a bit of tissue and all is well.
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« Reply #1205 on: January 14, 2019, 01:30:17 AM »

Working on a Jimmie Allen Fokker Triplane peanut. Glued on the upper wing today. Struts are bamboo made from a bamboo skewer split to ~1/16" thick and sanded down to 1/32" thick.
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« Reply #1206 on: January 14, 2019, 03:26:32 AM »

I came across this picture. It’s one of those ones that make you think, “I want to build one of those just so I can use that photo in my docs!”
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« Reply #1207 on: January 14, 2019, 07:50:47 AM »

I came across this picture. It’s one of those ones that make you think, “I want to build one of those just so I can use that photo in my docs!”

Nice, very true !
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« Reply #1208 on: January 14, 2019, 01:56:42 PM »

 Roll Eyes  finished dimer hurricane , it crashed so its in hospital

also in hospital
FROG speedee, speedee bilt p40, wildcat

ya gotta roll with said punches

 see went flying entry

jim Grin Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1209 on: January 14, 2019, 02:22:06 PM »

Forgot I was building the Wicko for Simplified Scale and had way too much fun with the tail skid.  Bones are coming together, have a few more punch list items to complete before breaking out the tissue.

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« Reply #1210 on: January 14, 2019, 03:30:54 PM »

Roll Eyes  finished dimer hurricane , it crashed so its in hospital

jim Grin Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Jim do you have any pictures of your dimer hurricane?
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« Reply #1211 on: January 14, 2019, 04:07:16 PM »

MKelly, that looks great! Super clean looking and I'm sure it has a lot of flight potential.
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« Reply #1212 on: January 14, 2019, 10:13:52 PM »

MKelly, that looks great! Super clean looking and I'm sure it has a lot of flight potential.

Thanks - it's got good proportions, but the weight is starting to add up with wheel pants, struts, fairings etc.  Bones are about 29g so far.  Ideally it'd come in about 40g without the motor, but I'm thinking it'll probably be somewhere between 50 and 60g less rubber.

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« Reply #1213 on: January 15, 2019, 08:11:14 AM »

 Grin  dime hurry will be posted tomorrow

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« Reply #1214 on: January 15, 2019, 03:42:34 PM »

I made 'B' Certificate crib-cards to clip onto my transmitter for when practicing the set manoeuvres.

Recently bought a Wot 4 ARTF with electric powertrain for sheer convenience rather than authentic faffing with IC at the patch.

Watched this video to remind me what the sequence looks like: BMFA B Certificate Example

Aiming to maybe pass my 'B' in about the year 2525, if man is still alive...  Shocked

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« Reply #1215 on: January 16, 2019, 07:05:04 PM »

You'll be fine Jack - just relax and enjoy it.

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« Reply #1216 on: January 17, 2019, 12:27:11 PM »

Looks fun Jon  Smiley
The Wicko is looking beautiful Mike!

I've just finished a new zapper for the Peterborough Timer. It uses Chris Grant's idea of adding a cheap voltmeter so you can very accurately set the motor run time.

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« Reply #1217 on: January 17, 2019, 02:13:14 PM »

Hi All,
I have finally completed my Mr Mulligan Kit. The kit is laser cut and the tissue is Japanese tissue that has been printed with water and thinners proof pigment. In this case I chose to do a post race "dirty birdy" colour scheme with soot and oil stains down the side and bottom. The model weighs 46g as is. Plan to use a 9.5 inch prop and 15g of rubber (6 strands of 1/8th). Will do test flights when the grass is long (UC is knock off but still prefer to fly over long grass anyway).

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« Reply #1218 on: January 17, 2019, 02:28:09 PM »


Looks fun Jon  Smiley

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I've just finished a new zapper...


They'll be calling you Taser Jon next!  Grin

It is supposed to be fun and I'm sure it will be when everything eventually 'clicks' but I'm really more enchanted with the slope soaring and DLG thermal side of things, which I find more instinctive.  I flew virtually no RC power last year, partly because of FF scale stuff and a bit of sloping, but really because work and personal circumstances wrecked the summer.  My four-stroke Acrowot didn't get much airing and I was almost thinking of deep-sixing the whole RC power thing, but later reckoned that if I got myself an ARTF electric sports-acrobat of decent size and penetration (not a little foam thing that'd get flicked around our hilltop site) then I'll have no excuse for getting in the stick-time.

In terms of interest, it'll always come well behind 'proper' aero-modelling and sloping (and I also want to get to some DLG events this year), but the patch is only five minutes from my home and I do enjoy the craic with club members.  And... err.. the goal of going for the 'B' Certificate seems to have become a bit of a motivator...  Shocked

In the meantime, I was deep in my annual accounts just before lunch today when I suddenly got a message from a club chum to meet him up the hill (also quite close to home).  Cracking weather, NNW wind right up the bowl, and fab sunshine!  We only stopped when our fingers ceased working in the cold!

Jon
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« Reply #1219 on: January 17, 2019, 03:02:04 PM »

I've just finished a new zapper for the Peterborough Timer....
You are Sir Clive Sinclair AICMFP! Smiley

I have finally completed my Mr Mulligan Kit...
That looks really nice.

In the meantime, I was deep in my annual accounts just before lunch today when...
Skiving eh?  I'm gonna tell the taxman. Smiley
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« Reply #1220 on: January 17, 2019, 03:55:14 PM »

Very nice Mr Mullligan BG

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Grin ...very jealous Jon. Hope to chuck a model skyward at the weekend but today did look good, apart from the snow showers early on!

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« Reply #1221 on: January 17, 2019, 05:23:08 PM »

Very nice Mr Mulligan BG - suitably dirty.

Jon your zapper looks like it would be suitable for super cap charging with a lower voltage battery or step down circuit.

Good way to go Jack - a bit of slope flying with mates is very relaxing. I have done a bit but far more Thermal and F3B, but always enjoyed my rare chances to fly on the slope. Nice old Chris Foss design - I see you are a Chris Foss Fan.

Don't let life get in the way of necessary flight relaxation.

Happy flying

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« Reply #1222 on: January 18, 2019, 05:15:56 AM »

They'll be calling you Taser Jon next!  Grin

Yes, It's the only way to ensure good behavior at a Bushfield flying session.

Totally get you about the power vs gliding priorities - I'm much the same. I think that gliding at least teaches you to put a model exactly where you want it, which must help. I've been thinking about getting some certificates since with new regulation it might be needed to fly at all in some places?

John, yes you could charge a supercap with it - but I think I would add an LED to show you it was charging and possibly a current limiting resistor in the circuit. (The Peterborough Timer has quite a large resistor in the circuit so very little current flows in the 'zap'.) Details of Chris's mod are here:

http://peterboroughmfc.org/technical-articles2018/Zapper-Chris.htm

Mine is a little different on the switches with the meter on the on/off and a momentary to actually zap but essentially it's the same.
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« Reply #1223 on: January 18, 2019, 06:18:00 AM »


Grin ...very jealous Jon. Hope to chuck a model skyward at the weekend...


Forecast keeps changing Chris, but Sunday currently looking okay - grey and cold but at least relatively calm for flat-fielding.



Good way to go Jack - a bit of slope flying with mates is very relaxing. I have done a bit but far more Thermal and F3B, but always enjoyed my rare chances to fly on the slope. Nice old Chris Foss design - I see you are a Chris Foss Fan.


John, yes he's got a good eye for style as well as function and his kits (and ARTF spin-offs) have certainly stood the test of time.  Moving on from the Middle Phase but wanting to remain with balsa rather than fibreglass technology, I thought about the Phase 5 or Phase 6, but in the end bought a Quark 2m short-kit from Ireland.  Although it might be a while before I have the time to actually build this!



Totally get you about the power vs gliding priorities - I'm much the same. I think that gliding at least teaches you to put a model exactly where you want it, which must help. I've been thinking about getting some certificates since with new regulation it might be needed to fly at all in some places?


Someone might come along who can express this more properly but as I understand it gliding is about the rhythm of gaining and expending potential energy (height, speed), whereas the power stuff is largely about the throttle... until the energy (amps or liquid fuel) runs out.

Yesterday I was trying to do a bit of knife-edge with the MP in the awesome lift from the bowl, but didn't manage longer than a fraction of a second each time as there's very little side-area to the model.  But, as my mate also pointed out, I didn't have the benefit of any thrust either!  Grin
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« Reply #1224 on: January 18, 2019, 10:03:32 AM »

Yesterday dawned cool and grey here in San Antonio, but about 11:00 am the low clouds burned off, the breeze died down and temps climbed up into the low 70s.  Had a great mid-day flying session with Allen Shields.  Here's a few pics of the T-28 and Allen's Debut embryo enjoying the January skies.

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