Super Grand Esprit, Sagitta XC and Aquilla XC are one of the greats when I was learning to fly, it’s great to be able to build these rare models.

Building the Oldies!

Our local flying field, plenty of room to fly models. It’s owned privately and has a full size aircraft landing strip.

Our Flying Field

A few mates and myself have decided on a group build. Design by Louis Kulicka

Puy Loup – Group Build

Building and Flying RC Sailplanes

Rudder post to carbon

Mounting the rudder post to the the carbon boom. Just using two blind nuts glued into the post itself, then drilled straight through the carbon. The bottom of the bolts can act like a landing wheel. Sweet! The only small issue i have is as you can see on the video, there is a small gap between the post and the carbon.

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TUG Time

After having a discussion with the lads, it’s time to put together a tug that we can all use to launch scale and semi scale gliders. We tossed around the idea of a winch, but we agreed that the tug would be much more fun. So amongst all the other projects we will just have to squeeze this in. Below I picked up the model really cheap, so happy there. To pull it I went for a 30cc donk, now…

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Parts

A few small parts, 2 x Corona RX’s. I must say these are great value and for smaller planes, Pick them up on banggood or Aliexpress betwee $22 and $25. 8 Channel and compatible with the Futaba 10J Some small earth magnets, the door hatches on the FMS P-51 dont close properly, one the servos are just cheap, so i’ll swap those out with some metal gear ones and two, the earth magnet will completely close it stopping the air…

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P-51 Almost there

Almost completed the FMS P-51, it’s a big bird with a lot of weight. I’ve installed an ESS Air Sense sound module which on the video is at half volume. Next up is to cycle the retracts 10-15 times to make sure they don’t stuff up. Painted control horns to match the paint Exhaust smoke, so love detailing the planes.

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Field flying – 27/01/19

Beaut morning for it, a lot of lift. Mike had some great launches with the DLG. (Vid below) I took out the Radian and the Mace, both flew great. I need to get my big 4m built and my Elelment 3.5 going.  

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Plans for the G6S-5

Plans for this G6S-5 are on their way from the UK, Have never heard of it before, so it will be interesting to have a look at the plans to see if worth building. Plans say 120″ that on route, from the downloaded plans from Outerzone it has a very different flap deployment system too. Might to have a dig around RCGroups They arrrived, wow!

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Sunday Flying 06/01/19

Had an awesome morning, it was really blowing and I was a little worried about putting up the Graphite, didn’t want to break such an awesome machine. But it didn’t bork, flew like it was on rails, such a great plane. Thanks to Mick and Steph for helping launch and hold the bungee peg in, I think we almost ripped it out  a few times.    

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White strobes

The A-10 comes with red and green nav lights, but i thought they are a bit weak and at a distance not visible. I grabbed a couple from flytron. I’ll post a vid of them running later on.

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