Sunday, 25 February 2018

Found on the cliffs...

Found on the Minster Cliffs - Perhaps a club member who braved the elements... Can’t be Paul as he was making his plane... Beware of the wind chill - it’s a killer for your little pinky!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Help, chaps. I have acquired an almost brand new OS 46FX-H. Having dismantled it to replace bearings and seals, etc. I removed the carb only to find that the threads had been stripped. Question 1, where can I get a replacement 40C carb body? I've had a look on the internet and they are as rare as hen's teeth. Question 2. Do any of you good people have one which I can purchase? Help!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Just arrived this afternoon as Paul was leaving but he kindly came back and video'd a couple of my new toys. The first one is a Schloiderding DLG,  a 1.2m all wood kit I built (rudder & elevator) and the second one is a Hawk, a 1.0m all carbon DLG (ailerons, flaps, rudder & elevator). Still to perfect launching!

Finally EFXTRA flies :)

Thursday, 15 February 2018


Ken & his wife at Ashford models is retiring and the shop will close at the end of March. Sale is now on.
Shame but another great guy retiring.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Thursday, 25 January 2018

L👀kin good 4 tomoz will be there normal time after work yippee nearly the wend... stand upwind coz i'm feeling DOGRUUUFFF ;)

Finding the cg for Extreme wot 4

Hi folks
Needed to find approx cg position for ni-cads in the model, set it up on the dining room table (I have a special license for cg setup on the table). Looks like it is ok to place the two main nicads  in the front compartment behind the engine and the other 4.8v ignition nicad to be re-positioned some were else to optimize the cg. Also got a reading on how much it weighs. The cg measurement is measured from the front of the sensor to the inbuilt laser pointer at 175mm which equates to approx 115mm from the L.E.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Nearly there, Extreme Wot 4

Hi folks
Nearly finished now, fitted the silencer and U/C and the cowl. Modified the front wing dowels thought they were a bit to short to carbon rod all glued in place. Next job tonight is to determine roughly were the batteries need to be in relation to the CG.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Friday, 19 January 2018

Few diehards @ the field today was full sun and 8mph winds this morning unfortunately we were there in the afternoon wind increased and a lil gusty but we still flew and had fun :)

Extreme Wot 4

Hi folks
Assembled and glued the silencer cradle and put some blocks in for straps to be screwed.
Just sorting out the P clips so I can attach the silencer but needs painting before final fitting.

Extreme Wot 4

Hi Folks
Sorted out the measurments yesterday for the silencer and did a CAD drawing.
Cut out the parts ready for assembly tonight.
The plate will be clamped between the U/C and the fus.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Extreme Wot 4

Hi Folks
Had a nice trip out to rapid rc on sunday looking at exhaust systems for the DLE. Found a suitable system which should do the job and keep things quite. Great people for a chat and a fantastic cup of tea for myself and my partner. Had to dremel some of the bottom balsa for the header pipe to fit and lined it with carbon for strength and heat protection.
Next stage is positiong the system and seeing how to fix the pipe in position got some pclips off ebay and trimmed them to suit. Looks like I need to do some CAD drawing to make a platform and support saddles.


Monday, 15 January 2018

Fun Flyer Repair

Some progress made on the old fun fly plane that was given to me and only just escaped the dustbin.