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3 minutes ago, Eric Robson said:

With the predominant colour of the skies in England  I would have used orange for the main colour 😀 

You were not the first to say that.☺️

Actually shows up better in real life than on the video. having said that the Orange really pops.

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Here is my latest reconditioned bargain, a 54-inch span CAP232, I think. I'm not sure of the kit or manufacturer. It was in seriously shabby shape when I acquired it. I was purchasing an Ultimate bipeplane from a BMFA Classifieds advert. When he fetched it from a storage container full of other models, I casually asked if there was anything else he wanted to get rid of. He said I could have this for £20. It came with an Irvine 53, which needed a strip down and serious clean, and now runs perfectly. The pitts silencer is another bonus inclusion. The model also came with a decent Futaba receiver, which I passed on to someone, and five Futaba 3001 servos, one of which needed replacing. The flight battery was shot so I got one from my stash along with one of my Spektrum receivers. A few minor repairs were required after cleaning off the grease and grime. I patched up the cracked canopy and covered it in carbon fibre effect sticky-backed vinyl sheet. With some delicate heat gun work it stretched over the canopy in a single piece. I also covered the fibre glass undercarriage. I'm very pleased with the results. She is now quite presentable and is ready to fly.

 

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This my latest plane, a power conversion of a foamy chuck glider the Albatross FX707

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The mods include joining the wing halves permanently to make a still removable one piece wing. The fin and tail plane are permanent saving quite a few grams of tail weight by the deletion of plastic fitting and bolts. The motor mount and cowling are printed and it uses a 5x3 folding prop. The big flaps have two stages giving a wide speed range..

1200mm span with 5 x 3.7g servos it weighs 354g with an 850mAh 3s on board. Not too bad considering the chuck glider weighed in at 268g with nothing.

Flies nicely but not really worth all the effort in the conversion. 

 

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9 hours ago, Simon Chaddock said:

 

Flies nicely but not really worth all the effort in the conversion. 

 

 

I'm so glad you said that Simon. There must be loads of conversions that are in the same category but nobody says anything...... I've had a few models that really haven't been worth the effort of building or repairing:

 

  • SFM Mini Tiger Moth
  • Unknown manufacturer small DR1
  • HobbyKing Spacewalker
  • Jamara Spacewalker
  • Phase 3 Fidget
  • Microaces SE5 - to be fair, this is due to my sausage fingers rather than anything inherently wrong with the model!
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My new addition.

 

E-flite Cessna 150T bought second hand. I added the alternative smaller wheels and spats as I have enough models with large bush wheels and I think as shown the spats add a nice classic look to the model. A few minor issues needed to be fixed to make the model flight ready. Unfortunately it was way too windy for a maiden today so I took some pics, three of which I present here.

Maiden will happen tomorrow morning if all goes well.

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My latest project completed. Built on and off over the last few months, almost entirely out of whatever was at hand. R/c function are rudder, with the motor a simple on/off contact. Motive power is a small single LiFe cell. The plan was found on Aero Fred. The magazine article is in Czechoslovakian, so I had some fun with Google Translate but it's not too difficult to figure the plans out.

Our winter rains have started, which causes a little pond to fill at our flying field ,hence I built something different...

A short build video posted in the vintage section.

 

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On 04/06/2024 at 10:38, Torsten Spitzner said:

 

 

My latest project completed. Built on and off over the last few months, almost entirely out of whatever was at hand. R/c function are rudder, with the motor a simple on/off contact. Motive power is a small single LiFe cell. The plan was found on Aero Fred. The magazine article is in Czechoslovakian, so I had some fun with Google Translate but it's not too difficult to figure the plans out.

Our winter rains have started, which causes a little pond to fill at our flying field ,hence I built something different...

A short build video posted in the vintage section.

 

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He he he....It's certainly no speedboat....It can go rest on the bookshelf now.

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Nice little boat Torsten. I too build and sail boats as well as aeroplanes 

I find boats much more relaxing than aeroplanes but I will continue to enjoy both 

Have you tried a yacht?

Don't leave your boat on the bookcase for too long, take it back to the pond!

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Been looking for a short notice, short session grab and go model that'll also fit in the car rigged. Settled on a Multiplex AcroMaster Pro which out of the box needed minimal trimming and is very nice to fly.

 

One niggle is the 45 degree battery compartment hence no longitudinal movement of the battery is possible to set the CG. Tested a few lipos and found a HRB 3s 3300mah fitted perfectly and set the CG without any additional weight.

 

The 50mm wheels are too small for our grass strip so these will be replaced with 75mm wheels.

 

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