Logo
Builders' Plan Gallery  |  Hip Pocket Web Site  |  Contact Forum Admin (Account/Technical Issues)  |  Contact Global Moderator
September 19, 2021, 12:54:21 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with email, password and session length
 
Home Help Search Login Register
Pages: 1 ... 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 [19] 20   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Went Indoor Flying  (Read 34447 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Russ Lister
Free Flight Modeller .... sub 250g!
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 75
Online Online

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 5,025


Russ Lister



Ignore
« Reply #450 on: March 03, 2020, 05:07:03 AM »

A video of John Scates' Tigercat flying at Impington in 2014.

https://youtu.be/II6hT7LewoM
Logged
MKelly
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 111
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 1,164




Ignore
« Reply #451 on: March 03, 2020, 05:56:30 AM »

Love it - thanks for posting this Russ.

Mike
Logged
p40qmilj
OOS, June 2021
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 29
Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Posts: 1,933


love that P40Q



Ignore
« Reply #452 on: March 03, 2020, 09:13:51 AM »

 Grin   flew sunday nite with my repaired models. all went well.

jim Grin
Logged

Jim Norfolk CA - Will be missed by all that knew him.
Jack Plane
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 42
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,995




Ignore
« Reply #453 on: March 14, 2020, 05:00:11 PM »

A reasonably well-attended (if not the usual very well-attended) indoor meeting in Newbury.

I wasn't flying because - as everyone knows I've a one-track mind and am currently deep into completing the hull of an 8ft pram tender - but popped in to spectate and managed to film a couple of flights or so:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gb1AJpsGpMYeYXSH9 Andy Blackburn's Peanut Whitman Tailwind + John Holman's EasyBuilt Rearwin Speedster + Lionel Haines' mini Senator 'thing'.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/a5RVJPYwc1FXneSG8 Steve Haines' newly-finished EasyBuilt Gloster Gladiator
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Logged
Russ Lister
Free Flight Modeller .... sub 250g!
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 75
Online Online

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 5,025


Russ Lister



Ignore
« Reply #454 on: March 14, 2020, 06:27:51 PM »

Enjoyed those videos, Jon .... a talented bunch you Newbury lot!  Smiley
Logged
PB_guy
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 22
Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Posts: 784


Just a kid at heart.



Ignore
« Reply #455 on: March 14, 2020, 08:17:06 PM »

Nice looking carvel style construction. Looks like a heavy-duty tender. Are you thinking of adding a sail?
ian
Logged
Jack Plane
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 42
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,995




Ignore
« Reply #456 on: March 15, 2020, 02:35:27 AM »

Cheers Ian

Its actually clinker-built, known in NA as lapstrake construction, where planks overlap each other by just over half an inch, whereas carvel is edge-on-edge.  Oak transoms but 5mm marine-ply planking, so hoping it will be fairly light as I'll need to hoist it onto the foredeck for offshore passage-making etc.  A sailing rig is shown in the drawings, but building it just as a tender for oars (and small outboard), which means I won't have to trouble with a centreboard-case or rudder etc.

In case anyone is wondering what the mask is for, technically its because I hate chemical fumes (in this case the marine epoxy I'm using)... but also hugely useful for when the dog suddenly breaks wind!  Shocked
Logged
TheLurker
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 36
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,589




Ignore
« Reply #457 on: March 15, 2020, 04:08:14 AM »

Quote from: Jack Plane
...but also hugely useful for when the dog suddenly breaks wind!
Tsk. Typical.  Blame the dog. Smiley

Thanks for the film Jon.  Was sorely ticked-off at not being able to turn up.
Logged
Russ Lister
Free Flight Modeller .... sub 250g!
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 75
Online Online

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 5,025


Russ Lister



Ignore
« Reply #458 on: March 15, 2020, 04:33:10 PM »

I had an enjoyable day at Impington,  even though the turnout was by far the lowest I have seen .... many probably thinking the event would not take place?
Still about 50 people though, I would say.

A really heartwarming talk by Andrew Boddington about his family's involvement in both model and full size aviation .... particularly his father, David Boddington. It took me back to my early aeromodelling days in the Seventies, when David Boddington seemed to be doing everything,  everywhere!

I watched Bernard trimming his Bostonian ... it seemed to struggle a little early on and then started putting in some marvellous performances  Smiley
Video to follow.
Logged
OZPAF
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 192
Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 6,438



Ignore
« Reply #459 on: March 15, 2020, 10:37:53 PM »

Thanks for the videos Jon. Nice work on the pram - the timber looks better than some of the balsa I've seen lately. Ypu've left yourself open to a visit from SODS - the dog representative union - Society of Dogs for making such a insulting comment about their personal hygiene Smiley

Good luck with it.

John
Logged
p40qmilj
OOS, June 2021
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 29
Offline Offline

Canada Canada

Posts: 1,933


love that P40Q



Ignore
« Reply #460 on: March 16, 2020, 09:19:23 AM »

 Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad  didn't go to the gym, on Sunday because all schools are close for at least two weeks as a precaution.CURSE YOU CORONAVIRUS BUT NOT YOU CORONA BEER!

JIM Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
Logged

Jim Norfolk CA - Will be missed by all that knew him.
Russ Lister
Free Flight Modeller .... sub 250g!
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 75
Online Online

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 5,025


Russ Lister



Ignore
« Reply #461 on: March 16, 2020, 09:43:44 AM »

Bernard Guest's Bostonian at Impington yesterday:

https://youtu.be/hNSgKi_XP5Q
Logged
TheLurker
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 36
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,589




Ignore
« Reply #462 on: March 16, 2020, 01:06:17 PM »

Quote from: Russ Lister
Bernard Guest's Bostonian at Impington yesterday:...
So who's selling bottles of anti-gravity and and how did BG get his supply before the rest of us, eh?
Logged
Russ Lister
Free Flight Modeller .... sub 250g!
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 75
Online Online

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 5,025


Russ Lister



Ignore
« Reply #463 on: March 16, 2020, 03:20:50 PM »

It did suddenly come alive after a fairly lengthy trimming session. I've managed 1m 9s with Bostonians there, but Bernard was getting beyond the 1m 12s shown here  Shocked
Logged
Squirrelnet
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 56
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,680




Ignore
« Reply #464 on: March 16, 2020, 05:16:06 PM »

Great video Russ. I thought it was never going to come down
Logged
TheLurker
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 36
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,589




Ignore
« Reply #465 on: April 24, 2021, 04:49:54 PM »

Oh huzzah! An indoor session!  Finally put the Willow Wren through its paces with some welcome help from Peter S.  The in-flight pics are courtesy of Abl of this Parish.

A picture of Peter Smart's original 2014 Indoor Nats winner and my cheap knock-off copy.  You will note that my approach is, hem hem, more minimalist* than Peter's. And then a few shots of mine on various proving flights.

Stats.  Span 20", AUW 5.5g.

Cheers,
Lurk


*Yes, that does mean Peter is a far better builder of scale models of any sort than I will ever be.  Smiley
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Logged
DHnut
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 21
Offline Offline

New Zealand New Zealand

Posts: 952



Ignore
« Reply #466 on: April 24, 2021, 08:01:40 PM »

Well done Lurk good to see you have ben let out. I think you underestimate your abilities! The model look very tidy and clearly flies well.
Ricky
Logged
THB
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 27
Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 873


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #467 on: April 25, 2021, 03:34:29 AM »

Pic No.3 is very atmospheric - needs a choir of angels accompanying
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Logged

Tim
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other planes."
Invader3
Silver Member
****

Kudos: 10
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 158



Ignore
« Reply #468 on: April 25, 2021, 05:00:09 AM »

Jealous now Sad      No Berinsfield until October Angry

Looks really grand, Lurk -what size is the hall, and what length tow?
Logged
Kevin M
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 15
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 329



Ignore
« Reply #469 on: April 25, 2021, 05:55:32 AM »

I'm curious to know how you trim to get a straight tow and then a tight enough glide turn for a hall.
Logged
TheLurker
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 36
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,589




Ignore
« Reply #470 on: April 25, 2021, 07:04:51 AM »

DHnut>The model look very tidy...
Ta, but that's only because I don't trust myself to decorate it properly.

THB> Pic No.3 is very atmospheric...
Aye. That man Blackburn is either an infernally good photographer or just plain jammy.  Smiley

Invader3>  No Berinsfield until October
Sympathy

Invader3> what size is the hall, and what length tow?
Those that know both halls, say slightly bigger than Berinsfield.  Slightly over one basktball court in length and a slightly wider than a Badminton court.  Safe ceiling height is a twitch over 7 yards (22') so a twiddle under 7 metres. 

Tow about 15 to 20 paces.

Kevin M> I'm curious to know how you trim to get a straight tow and then a tight enough glide turn for a hall.
Ahh.  That's Peter's patent discovery.  In a nutshell; models with flying surfaces this delicate come with a built in turn because of subtle warps.  It's unavoidable and you don't fight it.  You fit a double sided hook and tow on the same side as the natural turn.  You can tighten the circuit if necessary with a rudder tweaks.
Logged
OZPAF
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 192
Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 6,438



Ignore
« Reply #471 on: May 12, 2021, 02:12:54 AM »

Well on the way to mastering indoor scale towline Lurk. Very crafty trimming approach!

John
Logged
TheLurker
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 36
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,589




Ignore
« Reply #472 on: May 15, 2021, 02:58:44 PM »

Less indoor flying, more indoor crashing.  Smiley

The Camel survived the impact with wall, flying so nicely too, but not the 15' dead drop to the floor.  It is repairable, but I'm going gut it for re-usable bits (nose weight & nose blocks mainly), bin it and then (probably) build a new one with a moveable rudder as well as sorting out a couple of the things* that niggled me about this one while I'm about it.

Got one (just) ROG out of the Bird Dog, but it was touch and go (literally) at 800 turns and the motor was "tired" when I tried at 1,000 turns and just skittered along the ground so will make a new, longer, motor for the next meet and see what it does on 1,100 or more.

On the plus side my Lurker Locust (a knock-off copy of the BMFA Gyminnie Cricket) was stooging around quite nicely on 2 strands of 3/32" strip at about 950 turns which puts it *just* clear of the roof furniture.  One of these (flat calm) days I'm going to take it outside, wind the motor up to it's max of about 1700 turns and let it go.

https://vimeo.com/549674643

And, of course the Lacey was doing its usual stately thing, but that's stale buns and there's film elsewhere of it.

ffscale & abl were also in attendance, Mike brought along his "proper" HP Herald rather than the Malmstrom version.  Difficult to convey just what a beautiful piece of work it is and how very well it stands up to extremely close inspection.  Abl finally got his Peck** Peanut Zero to fly in accordance with his expectations, but idiot that I am I forgot to take a snap of it.

Cheers,
Lurk.

*One of which was a persistent, returning warp in the stbd. stab because an idiot not too far away from this keyboard left it sitting next to a table lamp with an incandescent bulb.

**Think it was a Peck kit, might have got that wrong. Abl will put me right if I have.
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Re: Went Indoor Flying
Logged
OZPAF
Palladium Member
********

Kudos: 192
Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 6,438



Ignore
« Reply #473 on: May 15, 2021, 08:43:25 PM »

Bad luck with the Camel Lurk. You wouldn't have thought the wall could have ducked instead of standing there in a daze - ah, like a wall! At least the trimming lessons can be transferred to the new one.

That's a nice indoor site apart from the walls that don't duck.

John
Logged
Skymon
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 10
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 317


fly it



Ignore
« Reply #474 on: May 25, 2021, 05:02:11 AM »

Oh huzzah! An indoor session!  Finally put the Willow Wren through its paces with some welcome help from Peter S.  The in-flight pics are courtesy of Abl of this Parish.

A picture of Peter Smart's original 2014 Indoor Nats winner and my cheap knock-off copy.  You will note that my approach is, hem hem, more minimalist* than Peter's. And then a few shots of mine on various proving flights.

Stats.  Span 20", AUW 5.5g.

Cheers,
Lurk


*Yes, that does mean Peter is a far better builder of scale models of any sort than I will ever be.  Smiley

That looks really super!
Lovely attitude in the air.
How do you tow? Is it an electric motor or hand winch?

Logged
Pages: 1 ... 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 [19] 20   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!