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Posted by epilot | Feb 22, 2015 @ 06:42 AM | 3,658 Views
This thread has been created to keep track of the many build threads with plans that have been posted in this forum over the years.

I will moderate the thread so it only contains posts with a link and a picture of the model. If you know of a build thread that contains a plan, post it in the thread along with a picture of the model. Alternatively, PM the link to me. Let's stick to RCG threads for now to keep it simple. Please use the build thread for the individual model for any discussion you may want to have.
Posted by epilot | Feb 22, 2015 @ 06:40 AM | 2,873 Views
I've traced a 4-colour lozenge pattern in TurboCad and created layers for each colour. This means each colour is easily changed and you can then use the "copy" function to create as big a sheet as you need. Each colour layer can also be cut on a laser to create stencils for spray painting, something I will try when I'm reunited with my laser in April. Because it is vector graphics it can be scaled to any size required. The dxf file is in the attached zip folder. I don't know if it will work in other CAD programs. If someone wants a print sheet generated then PM me. I should warn you that I'm somewhat colourblind so I might not be able to perfectly match any colours you may require!

The dxf can be opened with Inkscape which is free software but you will have to add colour to the layers as they all show up black. Only takes a minute or two to do.
Posted by epilot | Jan 25, 2015 @ 07:26 AM | 2,504 Views
Below I will list a few tips and trick I use for my micro models.

Pushrods

I use carbon rods, typically 0.5mm to 1.0mm depending on size of model.The ends are bent up from piano wire as shown in the picture and are attached to the carbon rod with heat shrink. The carbon rod locks the pushrod in place on the control horn. The heat shrink allows for sliding the parts around for adjustment. I find that as long as I don't bump the control surfaces into anything, the heat shrinks holds firmly enough. However a tiny drop of CA glue will fix it firmly in place.



Posted by epilot | Jul 28, 2014 @ 10:29 AM | 2,893 Views
My name is Michael and I first saw the light of day in 1968. I've been an active modeller for most of my life - started out with simple stick and tissue models in my pre-teens. I have flown R/C since the late 80's. I have exclusively flown electric models for close to 20 years now. I'm especially fond of micro/indoor and for a while I was the owner of Indoor Flyer, a shop that specialised in micro R/C equipment. I'm originally from Denmark but have lived in Zambia, USA, Germany and United Kingdom. I currently live on the Faroe Islands with my family. My wife was born and raised here.

The Faroe Islands consist of a few bits of rock that stick out of the North Atlantic. During the winter months we have storm upon storm so outdoor flying is nearly impossible. If there is no storm it rains! From April to September the weather is not too bad and we have many days with winds below 10mph. Because we are so far north it's possible to fly until midnight in July. We live in Sandur on the island Sandoy. There are 1300 inhabitants on the island and about 550 in the village. There is a large gym next to the school and it's hardly ever used on Sundays so we rent it for indoor flying. From August to June we fly a couple of hours every second Sunday.

When I arrived here in 2013 no one on the island was flying R/C. I held an info evening about indoor flying at the local library and about 10-12 people turned up. A few weeks later we met up in the gym and many people had a go with one of my...Continue Reading