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  1. How spooky is this ? Just turned the calendar over. Martin did I see you’ve just the motor to throw in Neils, for sale aswell. Neil if someone wants this what part of the country are you in, and do you have this up for sale anywhere else.
  2. Looks like it’s got good bones for a restoration project Neil. A touch of delaminating veneer, but we got a repair scheme to fix that, and we’ve seen a lot worse. 🤣
  3. Your right Robin the first one was with Plane Olde Bargain, that had a built up wing still 3ch then this other kit pop up. This built one looks quite tidy even if the wing is along way forwards.
  4. Scratch building is an endangered pastime all over, but sounds like you’ve a few more challenges. I was wondering if you’ve come across this forum by Nick aka Mr Smoothie on RC Groups. His was built to the same plans as my own and he decided not to go the contra route, as he quite rightly points out; the motor assembly then becomes a project in its own right. Nicks finished model looks fantastic and between all us MB fans there is an amazing amount of information here, enjoy 😀 https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?4163253-Martin-Baker-MB5-1-7-6-scale-Dan-Parsons
  5. Someone pick up a bargain yesterday on eBay. NIB SKYMAN 55” 3ch with a roll of film to go with it. The roll of film probably worth 1/4 of the price alone 😀 Thats the second Skyman in as many months to pop up. I was tempted but resisted the temptation to add this to my stock of kits, and if they had been the 4ch versions, I may have had a bid. I wonder if we’ll see either of them crop up on here, I hope so.
  6. As it's been some time since I last updated here, I thought I better pull me finger out. First up, the Raider is still waiting to be covered, over projects have taken over for now, but we will soon be back at it. As for the Magister, that is all done and had a few flights last year and is currently in storage until the nice weather returns. I realise that I've not posted any finished pictures here, so I'll put that right, with some before and after shots.
  7. I'm pleased that I have my sim up and running on the new PC, one less thing I need the old one for. So to round up, and install successfully on a new Windows 11 PC; Download a copy of the installation V5.5 DVD from RCThoughts.com. Then install the directX that is on the installation DVD Map: Phoenix DVD V5.5\files\#INSTALL\utilities\DirectX\DXSETUP.exe and run it as administrator. Following that, install the sim as normal and add the updates as required.
  8. Went back to my original Phoenix Rc PC-DVD and installed a copy from there with Direct X selected, but the Direct X part failed. So downloaded a new copy of the V5.5 DVD from RC Thoughts.com and did as you suggested. The good news is I have a working copy now, but it's V2.5 I was hoping that the other copy of V6.0i would now run, but no, that's just too easy. So I assume my next step is, uninstall the sim and start again. I'm making the assumption that as V2.5 runs that Direct X has installed satisfactorily and by uninstalling and re-installing the sim it won't affect Direct
  9. Good luck with her Chris, she should look excellent when finished. Of course you will need to get used to people asking if it’s a Mustang ! Re the issue of pushers props, I use the Ramoser varioProps from Germany for all my contra motors. They do a good range of tractor & pusher props that are ground set for pitch. This makes them very flexible to suit your motor. Now the important question; how many watt’s, cells, span and whats the AUW going to be? Good luck, and keep posting the pictures 👍
  10. Just given that a try, thanks Denis, but no joy. It's going to be something stupid and so simple, I just know it!
  11. Recently upgraded to a new ASUS i7 pc with Windows 11, and GeForce RTX3070 graphics card. I'm now trying to install Phoenix RC on it, but it will not launch. I've installed the latest Direct X, updated the graphics card drivers, tried with and without compatibility settings, and installed and uninstalled the Sim more times than I care to mention. Have trolled through all the forums but cannot find an answer. What am I missing? P.S. My old machine is Windows 10 and Phoenix is all good. I don't recall having any big issues when I installed it on this machine, but it was a long time ago. Don't really want to hold on to the old PC just for this one Sim, but if needs must😆.
  12. Hi Jonathan, welcome back to the hobby. The simple answer to your questions is yes, just as you do with any other engine turning a propeller.
  13. Hi Richard, I don’t know if this will help you but I had a similar situation with an old set of foam wings last year. I detailed how I fixed them here.
  14. RE the pop-up, has anyone found a way to stop the pop-up! Every time I go to a new thread there it is! I’ve tried it all and saving my options etc…. Don’t have this with RC Groups
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