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Russ Lister
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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2022, 03:17:30 PM »

Cute indeed .. nice little model  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2022, 03:36:00 PM »

Are there any video links you can share for this category of aircraft in operation.
I’m not familiar but very interested.

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« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2022, 04:25:36 PM »

Curtis

This is a video of my Veron Cardinal flying on its maiden session earlier this year - its a slightly bigger model than Chris' Tom Thumb II (and with a slightly bigger engine to suit) but essentially the same post-war design philosophy:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/veSXqGUMdC7bzn2UA

Plan available here:  https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4418

Small diesel engines for free flight never really took off in the US as they did in the UK and Europe, whereas glow engines like the Cox 049 and Pee Wee etc predominated in the US, but the principle of flying FF sports is exactly the same!
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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2022, 04:49:27 PM »

Nice flight with Cardinal Jon

Here's my 1/2 size Rocketeer with .5cc CS Mini Mills power also with a DT fitted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dFNlJZJVc0

And here's my old Tomboy, the larger size design by Vic Smeed with an Indian Mills .75 power, along with a few others....look out for my mate Steve's DC Dart piston and conrod earring while starting his DC Wasp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lfB6oc847w&t=5s

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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2022, 12:52:07 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments.

 A couple final editions - 1st is a trim tab with aluminium drinks can 'hinges'

- and 2nd is - well a few people have asked me about this. I always make up a cardboard box for a new outdoor model, particularly the scale ones. These are folded up from old boxes or sometimes several old boxes and stuck together with hot glue. I try to make them as small as I can to fit the disassembled model into. Everything then to do with flying that model can go in the box, this is perhaps more relevant with scale models with scale props, spare parts like rigging wires, CG gauges, flying surface gauges etc, I even started putting the plans and templates in there too so at least I know where they are.

I started doing it after realising the only model that survived in a flyable condition from my aeromodelling youth and subsequent 25 year hiatus was the one that I made a box for  Grin

It makes storing them a lot easier too and hanger rash is much less of a problem

...Actually the first shot looks like a shameless plug for the Oxford MFC... oh well in for a penny in for pound https://oxfordmfc.bmfa.uk

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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2022, 01:52:58 PM »

Does that mean the Avro Tutor is finished?!  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2022, 02:02:11 PM »

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Does that mean the Avro Tutor is finished?!  Wink

Sadly not Jon, but it is on the bench so very much underway again. The pilot looks decidedly cheesed off that that he's been in a box for the best part of a year... but then he looked cheesed off about everything...my ideal pilot  Grin.. no doubt he will be cheesed off with my trimming too

Pic 2 - "what is this idiot playing at ?"


Pilot courtesy of the excellent Dave Banks school of flying https://www.geneticsound.co.uk/Pilots/Pilots.html
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« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2022, 09:05:44 AM »

If your pilot looks cheesed off .... and going a bit grey .... mine will be looking positively skeletal when I open the box! Wink
My poor Albert has been waiting since 2003 for his crate to be finished!
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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2022, 04:50:21 AM »

Finally I got a chance to maiden the Tom Thumb II at lodge Farm on sunday

https://youtu.be/aOx0IhDS34g
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2022, 07:29:21 AM »

That goes!  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2022, 08:20:00 AM »

Great presentation! Congratulations on a beautiful build and successful first flight. Also looks like a nice field to fly at,
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