Club Members News:
A place for members to shout about their latest creations or flights
Don't forget guys, if you're building or have bought anything new please let me know
(latest news at the top)
Keith Wilson's Inside: (26/04/17)
From a kit by Hoellein in Germany
2.87m Span full house electric sailplane
More Q10 (26/04/17)
20.5 ounces weight
Hacker A20/20L turning a 10 x 7 prop this gives 200 watts power
Paul's Q10 (06/02/17)
Paul has been putting together a new model for E-Soaring in 2017, a Q10 by Horesji
Below are a few pics of the work sso far - click for a larger image
In addition to Pauls model, Bill & Keith have been building Inside's from Hoellein
Pauls' Mini DLG (13/07/15)
Paul was inspired by Richard & Andrews Blasters, but not prepared to pay that sort of money, (must be some Scottish blood in him!). He's bought a mini dlg from Hobbyking. It's not built or flown yet, but he sent me some pictures of the kit.
Not Much Recently But:
Not much has been added here recently but there have been a lot of new models in the club.
is now flying a Tracker and an Osprey in 100S, and a Radian in
electric. There are actually quite a few Radians in the
No new models in Open other than Richards Tragi Cluster all carbon. Bill & Tommy both have to build , both bought from ex Howard Menary stock at tthe UMAC bring & buy last Autumn
Slope wise, very little being built other than Bill putting together a Shogun and a Condor Evo4. Paul has bought a Parkzone Ka8.
Andrew Wallace has been busy building this Winter. He imported an Oculus kit in from the USA. This kit is sold by MM Glidertech in the USA
Model is for the Open Class and spans 122.5". It is Rudder/Elevator/Spoiler and uses a conventional rib & spar type wing, extensively strengthened with a carbon/kevlar spar and carbon cap strips on the wings.. The fuselage is glass Fibre and very sleek. Andrew has made an excellent job of finishing this and has now also ordered an electric fuselage for this wing
Andrew also has another couple of models ready for this season, but they are under wraps until their first events!!
Paul's "La Belle Dame"
In Pauls own words:
"I have finished and flown my new model, the Hobbyking La Belle Dame.
I blame Frank. A few years ago Frank turned up with a gorgeous model called the New Timer, with the look of an old time free flight power model. I had to buy one but me being me I put it off and put it off until I couldn’t find one in the shops. Then Hobbyking released ‘La Belle Dame’ and I ordered one immediately. It was delivered within a few days in a stout box which contained not a drop of Guinness but a perfect model aircraft. The wings are foam and complete, the fin and rudder are also foam and finished ready for installation. The fuselage, a foam and fiberglass tube affair, has the motor prop esc and servos pre-installed. I’d like to say that I built it but it is held together with just four bolts which should have made ‘construction’ a ten minute affair, of course it’s never that easy. At the tail of the fuselage is a platform to which the fin and rudder are attached, but it was not square so I had to make a shim which meant that the supplied bolts were too short so I got some bolts of the correct diameter from the bitbox but they were too long and had to have a spacer added to them. Then I tried to mount the wing. Again just two bolts do the job but as I tighten the front bolt the threads stripped, so re-tapped the mount, and installed a new plastic bolt from the bitbox. The undercarriage legs just push into mounting holes to complete the build. There is very little room in the fuselage for the rx and it just pushes into the only space available while the battery sits on top of the spine. The model takes off from a short roll and climbs out gently, very little trim being needed on the first flight. The model cruises slowly round the sky looking just great, in my eyes at least, a true summer evening flyer. I am very pleased with the model and look forward to light winds on Wednesday evenings."
I am sure in Paul's hands that this model will spend a lot of time motor off, or barely ticking over, while Paul soars it.
As webmaster I then received a letter from Mike, which I have
I've come across some new mags recently. With AMI now bought over by the people who publish RC Model Flyer, RC Model Flyer has done a bit of adjusting. They still produce RC Model Flyer, but are also now producing RC Electric flyer. I boughtthe first issue and was quite impressed. Nice layout, crisp printing, clear pics and the first issue had nice esoarer in it, the FVK Signal.
Slightly different again is RC Pilot.( http://rcpilot.com/index.cfm ) Its online only and subscription, single issue is about £2.50. I bought issue 6. Very good article on slope soaring. It's interesting in that video's can play "in" the page while you're reading. It also doesn't do the open the box, stick a to b etc and then a short flight review. It concentrates on any problems in the build and then an extensive flight review,. Also has in depth articles on businesses and well know flyers. I'll certainly be dipping in and out depending on what's in each issue
Frank has been spending money again, (actually I think it's a birthday pressie!).
He now has a Parkzone Radian to use in our electric competitions. Very snazzy it looks too.
In flight at Mallusk on Wed 11th July 2012
Bill's New Phase 5
Bill managed to get a hold of a plan for the classic Chris Foss Phase 5 and produced the model below
Franks' New Centi-Phase
Frank managed to get hold of a "new" kit of an old favourite, the Chris Foss Centi-Phase. He's built it almost stock apart from a little kick up to the wing tips.
Looks lovely Frank
Myself, Andrew, John Pearson & Richard Boyd were down in the South at the weekend flying with the Island Slope Rebels on Mt Leinster. Sunday was a bit of a wash out, but Saturday was dry with good winds