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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,733
Posted By S61
@ fireman Bill, @ Mclarckson, ...

@ fireman Bill,

@ Mclarckson,



Thanks, the model was build from plans completely.
Some serious engineering was involved to modify the original design to electric drive, engineering is what...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-28-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,733
Posted By S61
Correct

Hi Hawk,
Yes, forgot to mention type of aircraft, need to practise more on posting every now and then.
It is indeed the Dornier Merkur, I started building the fuselage some 30 years ago (would you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-28-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,733
Posted By S61
Latest plane

Hi,
I want to share my finished latest project with you all.
Semi scale 6 passenger transport plane originally flown by German lufthansa in 1926.
Span is 1,5 mtr, 600 watt motor on 3s 4000 mah....
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 08-10-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Thanks.

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your interest in my last project, you are right it is easy to see in the air although I almost lost site of her last time due to Hazy wheather conditions.
She flies like a...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 06-19-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
The MM is a treat to fly, she now has 20 flights...

The MM is a treat to fly, she now has 20 flights and going strong!
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-24-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Ready for take off!

Thanks Jimmy, here is a pic from the line up for the maiden flight at our fantastic flying field here in the northen part of Holland.
Small country but lots of space when you know were to look😄
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-23-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Maiden flight made today, she floats and floats...

Maiden flight made today, she floats and floats and is very easy to fly.
Made 12 flights today in windy conditions, no problem!
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-11-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Thanks Tobydogs, I am convinced that she will...

Thanks Tobydogs,
I am convinced that she will fly like a dream.
I have build her to reconnect with my early days when I was a 10 year old and the older clubmembers were flying models like this with...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-10-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Hi Jimmy, Thanks,I will report on the maiden...

Hi Jimmy,
Thanks,I will report on the maiden and try to make a video.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 04-10-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Proud builder!

The MM is finished, it is huge!
Waiting for some good weather to maiden.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 03-31-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Making progress!

Some more pictures.
Love working with Solartex, nice finish.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 03-29-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Almost there!

Nearing completion, spring is coming so covering is next!
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 01-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Hello Ray, Thanks for the link to your thread...

Hello Ray,
Thanks for the link to your thread but to be honest I have been reading it a few times already.
As a matter of fact, your thread inspired me to build this one!
I finished the fuse,...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 12-13-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Some more information and a new picture.

Hi all,
I have edited my original post with an update on the Majestic Major build.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,733
Posted By S61
Tail rotor position.

There is a difference between positioning the tail rotor left or right on the tail.
Tail rotor thrust is used to counteract the resultant torque on the fuselage that is caused by the main rotor...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-01-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,736
Posted By S61
Vintage is supposed to be timeless-:) ...

Vintage is supposed to be timeless-:)
Nevertheless, good observation I did not notice in time.
Regards,
Peter.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 08-31-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,736
Posted By S61
Good evening Ray, Question if I may, your...

Good evening Ray,
Question if I may, your building thread on the M.M inspired me to start building one myself.
The pictures that you show are very helpfull especially on the subject of engine set...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-30-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5,214
Views: 534,870
Posted By S61
DR1 Fokker, Welcome! I rejoined last year,...

DR1 Fokker,
Welcome!
I rejoined last year, nowadays electric possibilities are fantastic.
I am building a vintage model at the moment (Majestic Major) with a brushless motor planned in the front....
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 07-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Thanks!

@ rcers,
Thank you for your positive response, its great to be back in this hobby.
After 48 years in real aviation its a pleasure to create again and to have plenty of time to do it!
Regards,...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 07-24-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Thank you.

Hi,
From a very hot and sunny Holland thank you both for the compliments.
Building is a bit slow at the moment (time for the beach!) but will keep you posted on progress.
Regards,
Peter Hart.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 197,733
Posted By S61
Latest build.

Finished the Great Planes Sopwith Camel, maiden flight hopefully this week.
Peter Hart.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 06-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By S61
Majestic Major electric build.

176193Started building the M.M this week from a Ben Buckle kit.
Started with the fuselage side frames.
After reentering the hobby last year its great to experience the smell of balsa and glue...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-08-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,214
Views: 534,870
Posted By S61
Hi there, Thanks for the welcome message, and...

Hi there,
Thanks for the welcome message, and yep my screen name is based on working on and with the Sikorsky S61(N)
Have been a licensed Engineer for 35 years on this grand old machine.
I have...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-07-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5,214
Views: 534,870
Posted By S61
Thank you all for the warm welcome! Feel at...

Thank you all for the warm welcome!
Feel at home already.
Hope to learn some more tricks of the trade from you all!
Regards,
Peter Hart.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-06-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5,214
Views: 534,870
Posted By S61
Hi everyone, Signed up this week, great forum. ...

Hi everyone,
Signed up this week, great forum.
Rejoined the builders/flying family last year after a stop of 20 years.
Joined a local club here with very nice members and a great flying field....
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