Posted by Sundancer |
Today @ 06:57 AM | 1,553 Views
Here are some photos of the 18 models which comprise my current equipped and ready to fly collection of electric R/C models.
I specialise in vintage, post vintage and scale models and they are all traditional balsa and ply structures. The Cardinal was built from a Replikit short kit, the Spartan from an old Cambrian kit, the Spitfire from a Dutch RBC kit and the Sopwith Triplane from a Dare Hobbies kit. All the rest are scratch built from plans and/or own designs. Finish on most of the models is tissue over mylar using either dope or water based polyurethane varnish, the Spitfire is tissue over all wood clad surfaces and the Triplane is tissue over doculam, both airbrushed with Flair Spectrum paint.
I try to fly all the models at least once a month, which is aided by having a suitable flying field next to the garden and just 100 metres from the workshop, although the weather at this time of year sometimes makes that hard to achieve....Continue Reading
Posted by Sundancer |
Feb 22, 2012 @ 05:43 PM | 3,442 Views
Over 63 years of building flying models, totalling somewhere in the region of 550, one of my regrets is that there are very many of them where I have no photographs, in fact there are whole chunks of my modelling career for which I have no visual record. It's a whole lot easier now with digital photography, and I do have pretty complete coverage of everything I have built in the last ten years or so.
Lately I have been digging through the old prints I have and making a start on scanning them, so I thought I would make a start in compiling a gallery of all the models for which I can find photos.
This is going t be a fairly lengthy process as there will be a lot of scanning to do, so to get off to a flying start I will begin with the most recent stuff, for which I already have digital images, and work backwards, so apologies for the fact that some of the pictures in this first period, the six years from 2006 when we moved to France, have already featured in build logs and other posts on the forum.
2006 to 2012
So, starting with the latest first; Double size version of the Frog Mamba rubber model for electric power and radio. Span 38 inches, AUW 23.3/8 ounces, power BRC 220 watt outrunner, battery 1500 3S lipo.
Lifelong modeller, flown all classes over the years, now exclusively R/C electric, all types. Born and brought up in south Yorkshire, England, spent most of my working life in Cheshire flying with several local clubs. Now live in S-W France