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Guest Howard Hughes
Note the pennant under the cockpit indicates that this is the Squadron Leaders aircraft. In this case 601 Sqn based at Tangmere during the Battle of Britain.[ATTACH=full]17965[/ATTACH]

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You better believe it Howard, you should see them all standing around in shock when someone turns up with the wrong uniform, or the wrong markings.

 

 

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Looking good guys, and glad to see an interest in the non-pilotable planes out there :)

 

I've been model flying for around 18 months now and love it - always wanted to do it as a kid but it was out of reach for the average family then so I stuck to paper planes and balsa models. Now I've got a fleet of kit and self-built aircraft and I absolutely love them!

 

Scratchbuilt 32" flying wing:

 

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Electric-assist glider (sans equipment):

 

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Scratchbuilt 18" micro flying wing

 

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Foamboard pusher-prop jet:

 

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There are others in the fleet but these are the favourites at the moment. I do have nitro models as well as electric but at the moment I'm still perfecting them - my flagship 5ft .46-powered Stick got a bad receiver pack battery and ploughed in recently so its having a rebuild, and my Cox .049 engines are still awaiting a nice enough home to fly in again.

 

Anywho, thats all. Continue the thread with more awesome photos everyone!

 

Cheers all - Enoch

 

 

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A few videos:

 

 

The second one is an onboard of a J-3 style model, if you watch closely you'll see it was being attacked by magpies!

 

Cheers - Enoch

 

 

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Some amazing aircraft in this thread, but they all look far to difficult to fly. Think I will stick with the ones you sit in!

 

Have you tried maintaining a constant nose attitude when the a/c is a mile away-have to learn to fly again but without the big expense

 

 

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Louis - my advice would be to head to the local aeromodelling field and enquire about membership. My club asks for $120 or so a year and that includes all insurance etc and access to the field and clubhouse with your own keys.

 

You can learn to fly via a 'buddybox' system, where senior members will take off for you and get it up to height and flying level, then 'hand over' control to you via a switch (you both have control sets). You fly around until you encounter difficulty, then the senior member takes control back and sets you up again, usually with a bit of an explanation as to what went wrong. Its much like the learning process in a real aeroplane.

 

As an aside, if you're looking at getting into it then I would recommend checking out rcgroups.com and looking in the Classifieds under the Australian subforum. You'll ideally want a used Spektrum DX7 or DX6 control set, which are great for learning on and later also. Receivers are $6 a pop from hobbyking.com and models can be as simple as a flat expanse of foamboard ($10/sq. meter) with a few servos and a motor attached.

 

Cheers - Enoch

 

 

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Test flew my latest play thing this morning...............

 

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I've actually had this one since Xmas but had not got around to flying it.

 

Span 1040mm, foamy, electric 1650mah 3 cell Li-Po. Has Retracts and yes that 4 blader is the flying prop.

 

Reason for finally getting this going was to use it as a test bed for my new JR XG11 radio which uses JR's new DMSS 2.4gig system.

 

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I have a full squadron of electrics these days, so much nicer than glow that sticks everywhere, smells, goes off and a painful thing to buy all the time.

 

Biggest is 10feet Pietenpol, the 80inch telemaster converted to electric, rebuilt fuse now with doors, windows, camera bay etc.

 

I have a flying Monkey as pilot to scare instructor in back seat.

 

will chase some pics

 

Phil

 

Note on cost- some Sydney clubs are more to join than RAA- insurance run mad.

 

 

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I could have taken a picture of the cessna trainer I had, however I took it out for the first time today In a year or so and ended up putting it into some trees because I am incompentent at flying an RC model, so now I dont have one anymore :P A bit sad really because it was a heap of fun to muck around with!

 

 

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Some pics of my airforce.

 

I fly at LARCS, south of Brissy. If you find yourself in that neck of the woods feel free to drop in for a fly. On this coming Sunday, 8th July we are hosting a Warbirds day, all welcome, bring any Warbird and enjoy a day with like minded people. For info see: www.larcs.com.au or contact me here.

 

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So far I have almost completed the Fuselage and tailplain on my 72" Spitfire mkVb - hope to start on the wings soon. She will be painted in the markings of 243 squadron once done.

 

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Here's a pic of my RC jet trainer (P80 powered kangaroo) at cudal. Each year a group of rc jet modellers hire out the old Hazleton Airlines Facility and operate off the private runway to run our jets in a laid back fashon. There are also jet meets on in every state throughout the year including one at temora. There are heaps of great photos taken from Australian RC meets here Event Reports & Gallery | Parramatta Radio Control Aircraft Club Inc.

 

This nice Hawk isn't mine but is fitted with a smoke pump and is a great example of a scale rc jet

 

This pitts was also at cudal rc jet meet and was flown by talented RC pilot and full size Aerobatics pilot Paul Bennet

 

Also at the same event a nearby fellow flew this tasty thruster in, something for everyone..

 

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Lanzo Bomber 90% Old Timer ready to cover nearly and Edge 540 before cowl fitted. Super Tigre 2300 swinging an 18x8 prop.

 

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Well Ian, we appear to have such a massive Model Aircraft following, perhaps we should consider a SITE NAME CHANGE. 067_bash.gif.26fb8516c20ce4d7842b820ac15914cf.gif095_cops.gif.448479f256bea28624eb539f739279b9.gif086_gaah.gif.afc514336d60d84c9b8d73d18c3ca02d.gifpoking.gif.62337b1540bd66201712a53e2664c9b4.gif087_sorry.gif.8f9ce404ad3aa941b2729edb25b7c714.gif048_surrender.gif.737a6283dfb1349140cc8b959302f540.gifinsane.gif.b56be3c4390e84bce5e5e6bf4f69a458.gif

 

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MXS-R in Matt Hall's colours, wingspan 2.27m power will be a Desert Aircraft 50cc 2 stroke.

I am hoping to have this one finished in about a month................

Turns out it took me until nearly Xmas to finish this. The ARF from Peak Models was not a good one. Lots of work to make it into something decent.

 

I am realy happy with how it flies, going to get alot of fun out of this!

 

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This is my old C/L Nobler, I've just completed it's third rebuilt. Replaced some oily wood, new controls , hinges , fitted a new radial mount, new Fox.35 and recovered with tissue. The Gee Bee style paint job turned out O.K. The model flies better than ever, Noblers are great....John.

 

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This is a PST Panther I have spent countless hours building and adding extra scale detail too, just have the decals to finish now :)

 

powered with a PST800R turbine, I will finish it as soon as I get my X-Air finished and registered

 

cheers Pete

 

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Hey FT...

 

Where did you get the new Chopper... Is it any good? How much power does it have? Is it your first chopper or have you had a few to compare?

 

I have flown quite a few of the little Contra rotating choppers over the years until recently when I got myself a Dick Smith $89 fixed pitch chopper (cyclic control but uses electric motor for altitude) a few months ago and have flown the axxe of it and am ready for something with a bit more performance (and collective)... This cheap little chopper is so much fun and was a great challenge to learn to hover, nose in and out, and then transition to circuits... in calm wind only. I seem to have it tamed now.

 

Sorry about the crappy photo...

 

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www.miracle-mart.com, they sell spare parts which you will need as well as BNF versions if you don't like waiting for parts. Its a big jump up from a fixed pitch helo. Penetrates the wind a lot better, but isn't self levelling, so those thumbs are busy.

 

No if the wind would just calm down...

 

 

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Guys try www.hobbyking.com as well. They have an Australian warehouse and if what you want is in stock there postage is a lot cheaper. I bought a Solo Pro 2 with transmitter for around $45 posted from HK a year or so ago. You might find a good second heli there for a reasonable price.

 

FYI - read the user reviews first 'cause some of what they sell is crap!

 

 

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