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GARY BLANDFORD-HULL

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  1. Many thanks everyone for the info and confirmation of the model type. Very much appreciated. Gary
  2. Thanks for the reply, but I should have mentioned that the model I have has a foam core wing with balsa wood sheeting over. I think the Stan Yeo wingbat is a conventional balsa wing built up and covered? Thanks anyway, Gary
  3. Hi, hope someone can help identify this delta wing glider. The model is about 30 years or so old and I acquired it from a deceased friends estate about 20 years or so ago. The wing span of the model is approx 144 cms and measures nose to tail at 62cms. It has elevon servo setup, via two linked servos. I would love to know where the C of G should be, and what the original design weight would have been. I am hoping to get it ready for flying by the autumn as I recall this model flies best in strong winds. I hope the pictures attached will assist in identifying the model? Many thanks for any help, Gary
  4. Many thanks everyone for your responses and advice. Looks as though its going to be plasterboard on 18mm MDF bas for me. G
  5. Hi everyone, I am about to commence the building of a Cambrian Models ELAN 100, which is in most respects a traditional balsa wood glider. My query is what is the best material to use as a building board for the traditional type of balsa model build bearing in mind the need to insert T pins or similar to hold things in palce while the glue sets etc; Be interested to hear what others use as a building board? Many thanks, Gary
  6. Many thanks everyone for the info and response's. I have found them very useful, Gary
  7. Rich Griff, my current setup is a Futaba 6XAs transmitter with a variety of RX's. I have the Instruction manual for the TX. Gary
  8. Hi, Need some guidance please on a 2.4GHZ set up. Coming back into RC planes again after a 20 year break, I have recently joined a slope soaring club and I gather most of the club members fly with 2.4 GHZ RC gear. I currently have a 35 MHZ setup, which I know I can use but just wondering what I would need if I was to convert my models over to a 2.4 GHZ system? I realise that I would need to obtain a 2.4 GHZ transmitter and receiver, but I am not sure about the battery side of things. Most transmitters I see are powered by either a built in battery or AA cells. My current setup uses a 4.7 volt NiCad battery for the receiver and servos, but I am not sure what I would need to change for a 2.4 GHZ system. Any guidance will be much appreciated. Many thanks, Gary
  9. Hi, looking for some info on the best adhesive to use for gluing XPS foam to Balsa Wood? Looking for something that dries clear, is reasonably quick setting, and does not eat into the foam. PVA is OK I know but the drying time is to long for me. Glad to receive some suggestions/comments. Thanks. Gary
  10. Hi, I am about to embark on building a new model using foam construction. The plan I have which I am going to follow is for a 900mm wingspan Extra 300. The all up weight of the completed model is reckoned to be about 700 grams. The motor suggested for the model is a Turnigy 2830 1000kv mated to a 50A ESC, with a 3S 2200 mAh battery. Coming from a background of gliders and IC engines, I would like some advice on an alternative drive train as I see the Turnigy 2830 series is now discontinued. Hope someone is able to advise? Many thanks. Gary
  11. Hi just signed up to the forum. I used to do some RC flying back about 20 years ago, and following retirement as a result of Covid I thought I would get back into RC flying again. I have a question though. I would like to have a go at building a new model aircraft with electric power, but all my radio control gear is 35MHz based. I have a vast collection of servos and receivers and am not sure whether these would be suitable for a new electric powered aircraft. Anyone willing to give me some advice on this please? I can't afford to invest in a 2.4GHz system at the present time. Your comments/advice would be appreciated. Many thanks, Gary
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