One for the model aircraft fan's

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  1. airwave

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    Found this on utube , i love it . thought some of you guy's might too (ha , so long as it work's that is)

     
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    I loved it too. The sound was awesome!
     
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  3. Baycott

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    It works fine (y)
    I wish I still had the space to have a model making room. I flew R/C aircraft for 12 years from 1979 and loved every Sunday morning when the club met at our own field.
     
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    Awesome
     
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  5. airwave

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    That's about the time , when i started , John . I switched to chopper's in the mid 80's , but i spent more time rebuilding the dam thing's . I got involved with sailing toward's the end of the 80's , and that finally took over when i brought my own yacht . I did go to a training school several year's later , and though i could fly their bird , when i tried to convert back to mine , hah , yep ya guessed it , i crashed , actually i did a proper job this time , and attempted to cut the tail off with the main rotor (and i kid you not) . Trouble is i damaged the rotor head in the process , and part's are difficult to find , to repair it , now . I did manage to get hold of a later , series 2 rotor head , but i can't get the control system to work .
    I'm still interested in them , and being involved with the real thing , mean's where ever i am , i can often fly them , just i'm so busy right now , maybe in a few year's time , when thing settle's down a bit , i'll get a fixed wing trainer and soup it up a bit . we see ! .

    Mickey .
     
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  6. Baycott

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    @airwave I only ever flew fixed wing Mickey, was never brave (or wealthy) enough to try choppers. I was fortunate enough to have Avicraft on our doorstep (don't know if you have heard of them but if not Google Avicraft panic). Only ever flew for fun but could manage quite well. Was in the process of building a Cranfield 80" when my marriage broke up in '92 and, allegedly, a "fox got in the garage and chewed all your planes";)
    Would love to get back into it again but as said I just don't have the room:(
     
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  7. airwave

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    @Baycott , Ah , wealth , now that strike's a cord , John , lol . Yeah it can be expensive , especially chopper's , but then can't everything . I think i may have cracked it though , with a computer flight simulator , can push the envelope as much as i want and if i do stuff it up and bend it , just press enter and start again . Control is just the same with a transmitter , except it plug's into the computer .
    I'm the same , fly for fun too , except for the last 12 year's , i've been involved with these thing's . This is my calypso glider , at Woolacombe , N Devon ,

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    and for when the wind is in an uncooperative mood , my Target , and Doodlebug powered harness , at the North Norfolk hang gliding field , nr Dereham .

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    I stay on the airfield for up to 5 week's , helping some friend's , who run a training school in Spain , but during August they come here . Normally , i camp , but next year , all thing's being equal , i plan to have a motorhome up there . Plenty of space to fly model's there , main runway 1500m and secondary 1000m .
    Oh and one little thing , the fox and your garage , well i don't know the full story , however i will say it's possible . Year's ago i worked at Oxford airport in the store's , and heard of a Piper supercub that was written off , after an emergency landing . Seem it was not badly damaged , but the cow's soon put that to right's , they licked the fabric to bit's , why ? , well they liked the dope . Bit of useless information i picked up .

    Mickey ..
     
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    That was fabulous!

    Reminds me of an incident, I might have posted before

    I knew this fella in Ohope NZ he was really weird, go to work , come home 3 weeks later, where you been ? to work! his wife had to go to the bank to get copies of his cheques to find out where he had been.

    Anyway! he sort of latched on to Maureen and I, I'm gonna build a model seaplane says ee, will you come down to the beach and help me fly it, Yep says I
    (baring in mind this fella asked if I'd help him launch a boat he was building in his basement, it wouldn't fit thro the window!!)
    Months later he came to our house YES! the seaplane was ready for it's inaugeral flight!
    From memory this thing was a model of a "Grummun Goose" a pusher!, give the fella his due this thing was perfect! absolutely !
    Anyway!
    We put the thing on the Lagoon he revved it up and off it went!
    WHEEEEERRR Down the beach
    WHEEEEERRR along the beach
    WHEEEEERRR inland
    WHEEEERRR out to sea
    John flicked the controls
    WHEEEERRR still out to sea
    John wrestled with the controls frantically twisting and shoving and pulling, WHEEEERRR OUT TO SEA

    So! If any Funster walking on a beach in Chile finds a model Grummun Goose, John in Ohope would like it back
     
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    Wow.
     
  10. The Wino

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    Great model great kitten
     
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    Loved the sound !! Cheers :)
     
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    Built allsorts years ago.
    Started with a little Keilcraft trainer.
    A mate tried to trim it on its maiden flight but it simply didn't fly....carrier bag jobby.
    Progressed through various models including a 7ft span Zlin 50 from drawings.
    Designed for a .60ci (10cc) engine but would almost stay airborne with a 28cc petrol strimmer engine sat up front.
    I think I built that one TOO heavy.
    Then a fancy 6ft span aerobatic, Sukoi something or other, with a super tiger ST23 (23cc).
    Flew really well but sold it before I stuffed it.
    Then the Wot4 with a super tiger ST60..
    lasted about 4 years then abandoned but still have it.
    Most enjoyable was it's successor, a modified Wotswot, bolt on wings rather than the supplied rubber band as I figured the banded wings would flap like sails with some of the stress I put that through with a super tiger ST90 (15cc) sat up front. Had that 2 or 3 years then sold it too.
    Had a lot of less memorable models as well including various slope soarers.
    Tried rotary but after a year I could just about hover in a semi stable fashion....gave up.
    Still got that on top of the wardrobe, last flown 15 years ago..
     
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  13. Norfolk Red

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    Awesome sound on that spit, always loved them. True story this, bought a spindle moulder of e-bay a few years ago. Turns out the guy I'm buying it off lives in Walsall. When I get there have to walk through his lounge to get to the workshop outside, lo and behold, he is building a real Merlin spitfire engine in his lounge all 27 litres of it.
    When it is finished he will not have anyway of getting it out due to its size. Made a nice piece of art in his lounge even if it did look rather large.
    Not long after that De Agostini bought there buy a issue every week model spitfire out, yep bought every issue, engine, remote every bit you needed to build it. Never got round to building it still all in un-opened packs. Probably the most expensive kit you could ever buy lol.

    May be one day...................
     
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  14. magicsurfbus

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    Tally ho, chocks away, eyes to the sky and look out for the hun in the sun.

    Strange irony that the model's engine was made in Austria, according to YouTube anyway. Looks like it's being flown there too.
     
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    Only recently I sold a 1/4 scale rc Spitfire ... it was scratch built from Brian Taylor plans by a very good friend who is unfortunately no longer with us.

    I still have 6 or 7 other rc models in my attic, some have never been flown, including a Funfly and a 1/3 scale Turbulent (approx 2.4m wing span) with a twin cylinder motor and sounds, to me, like a Douglas Dragonfly motorcycle in the air.

    There's also a shed load of equipment including multi chargers, spare motors, tools and accessories.

    When my mate died I lost interest in flying and so should now get around to sorting it all out and selling it all.
     
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    Where did you fly John? I used to belong to the Ashford RC club and flew mainly at Sellinge but also flew at a club somewhere on the marsh ... can't remember where exactly.
     
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    I used to belong to Bickley Model Flying Club and flew on a farmers field in Horton Kirby. We bought the field in the end and had a helicopter patch as well as a fixed wing. Those were the days :xThumb:
     
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    Quality
    Must be a great joy and pride to build and fly
     
  19. Baycott

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    Isn't that the biplane? I have one of those part built in my garage but it's probably no good now due to a not very dry garage :xangry: I have an OS60 FS to go up front but will probably never get round to finishing it even if it was any good.
     
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    Yes the flying was really the end product of a very enjoyable hobby. If it flew well that really made it all worth while :xThumb:
     
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