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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,875
Posted By baz49exe
Getting back to it after a long break. Topcat...

Getting back to it after a long break.
Topcat I'm using AX-2308N1800/5430 1800kv brushless motors and HK-SS30A/6460 Hobbyking SS Series 25-30A ESC s with Zippy Flightmax 1300 3s 20c lipos in each...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-04-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,875
Posted By baz49exe
Hi Topcat and thanks for the kind comments. I...

Hi Topcat and thanks for the kind comments. I have no experience of the Traplet plan but it should build to a great model at an almost perfect size for a twin. Built light you can still use smaller...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-04-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,569
Posted By baz49exe
I couldn't agree more. I have fourteen...

I couldn't agree more. I have fourteen scratchbuilds all fitted out with Hobbyking electronics. Many are years old with lots of hours on them and all are fitted out with HXT 9g servos. The only ones...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,239
Posted By baz49exe
Thanks for the info Tom. I've been really pleased...

Thanks for the info Tom. I've been really pleased with the performance of my Orange receivers ( five years and counting in some models ) so I've ordered a "Lemon" to give it a try.
Looks good from...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-09-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,004
Posted By baz49exe
Great news Micheal. Isn't it fantastic when a...

Great news Micheal. Isn't it fantastic when a project comes together this well!!! :D:D
Forum: Power Systems 10-13-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By baz49exe
Chellie, I've built and flown a number of twins...

Chellie, I've built and flown a number of twins and a four engined model all based on a basic 1800KV HK motor.
All are hand launched and none of them has an operating rudder, however, all are...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-19-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
"Have to look at the plans again and decide a...

"Have to look at the plans again and decide a better route than last attempt. The fuselage was extremely weak at the wing section and broke when it fell of the bench ! Killed my enthusiasm then."
...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Moving forward at last!! Front turret framed with...

Moving forward at last!! Front turret framed with strips cut from freezer labels and painted with enamel. Just the canopy and rear turret to frame now until the upper turret is moulded that...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-08-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Hi Jimmy, hope the temperatures are better down...

Hi Jimmy, hope the temperatures are better down there now !!
Have you had any thoughts about what to build with all that foam you're lucky to have stored??? :D:D

Barry
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-07-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
At last the finishing of the Lanc is nearing the...

At last the finishing of the Lanc is nearing the end. I've had a break to regain my interest and to enjoy the amazing weather which we have just had.
Sadly the acrylic mixed by the local paint shop...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-30-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By baz49exe
Great idea Nigel. Something I've been thinking...

Great idea Nigel. Something I've been thinking about for ages now as the idea of flying in the garden really appeals to me as well, however, thinking about it and getting around to it are two very...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-28-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,027
Posted By baz49exe
Great news Paul :D congrats on the new field. ...

Great news Paul :D congrats on the new field.
Putting the old glow head on the nose is a great idea. Makes it look like a real old timer!!:cool:

Barry
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Hi Jimmy thanks very much for the vote of...

Hi Jimmy thanks very much for the vote of confidence however I am sadly no foam expert at all. I'm sure there are others on here who'll be able to tell you far more than I can.
I do tend to think...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-09-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,004
Posted By baz49exe
That's great news Michael. It'll be very...

That's great news Michael. It'll be very interesting to compare the flight characteristics you have just experienced with the tractor set up with those of the twin pusher configuration. Unless you...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 07-04-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,004
Posted By baz49exe
Looking really good Michael. I did the same with...

Looking really good Michael. I did the same with my Komet by putting a small tractor prop on the nose and it worked really well for me so I'm looking forward to the reports of your test flights using...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-28-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By baz49exe
Nigel, that's just what I've decided to do with...

Nigel, that's just what I've decided to do with my multies. I'm using my older lipos which won't supply high amps anymore as the supply for the UBEC powering the RX.
Working well for me so far.:D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-14-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,004
Posted By baz49exe
Glad the canopy worked out well in the end...

Glad the canopy worked out well in the end Michael. Pop bottles are really useful but shrinking them is an inexact science to say the least. They often don't turn out the same with consecutive...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 06-02-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,004
Posted By baz49exe
I'd convinced myself that I'd have a rest and...

I'd convinced myself that I'd have a rest and build some small single engined models after the Lanc but all this talk about canards has hooked me again!!!:eek: You are right Michael there is just...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-28-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
I fully agree on the subject of Joe's planes...

I fully agree on the subject of Joe's planes Michael; I would love to be able to fly one of those off water however every stretch of fresh water around here is a public water supply of some sort and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-24-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,765
Posted By baz49exe
Great choice of subject Joe!:D Don't you just...

Great choice of subject Joe!:D Don't you just love twins??
I'm going to enjoy following an "old school" build.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-23-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,297
Posted By baz49exe
My experience has been the complete opposite of...

My experience has been the complete opposite of the original proposal.
Before 2008 I used to scratch build balsa glow powered fun fighters which by the time you stuck in a 25 glow on the front,...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-20-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,004
Posted By baz49exe
Michael, I use any water based acrylic varnish...

Michael, I use any water based acrylic varnish such as the offerings from Ronseal, Rustins or B and Q. They are mostly the same really and look just like off white milk in the tin. They are totally...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-19-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Bob, I think I lost momentum over those two weeks...

Bob, I think I lost momentum over those two weeks and it's taken me quite a while to get back into it.:D
At last the nose is finished with the glazing in place and the rear turret is also where it...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-06-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Bob, I look at it that way as well. You can...

Bob, I look at it that way as well. You can always break the plaster mould to release the cowl and cast one easily if you need another at a later date.

Micheal, I'm relieved that you managed to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-03-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Leaving the rear half of the front turret...

Leaving the rear half of the front turret unfinished in case I feel, in a moment of madness, the need to add internal detail to it, I've moved onto the mid upper turret.:eek:
Again I found a light...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-30-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Micheal, a charging stand?? Who would have...

Micheal, a charging stand?? Who would have thought of that in a hurry? It's great when it works though isn't it?
Did you make a plaster mould from the finished nose before you fitted it?
I'm going...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-29-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Desperation Paul!!! The mother of invention:D:D ...

Desperation Paul!!! The mother of invention:D:D
I'm looking everywhere for moulds for observation domes and blisters now.
I tried one of those polished stone eggs first as it's got to be good for...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-29-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Well, after what seems to be forever the nose is...

Well, after what seems to be forever the nose is in place and spackled ready to be rubbed down and then carefully cut free.
The nose section is held in place by two kebab stick dowels which locate...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-21-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,004
Posted By baz49exe
Jimmy , it's Habotai 5mm silk from Dharma Trading...

Jimmy , it's Habotai 5mm silk from Dharma Trading . The mm stands of momme and it's very lightweight pure woven silk. Amazing material!!

Barry
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 04-21-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,316
Posted By baz49exe
Hi Jimmy, I've been looking after my 7 year old...

Hi Jimmy, I've been looking after my 7 year old grandson who has come down to stay with us for the last two weeks school holidays as his brother has a badly fractured upper arm which he received...
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