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Posted by soundcheque | Jul 30, 2013 @ 11:01 PM | 3,028 Views
Completed build and modifications to 2013 technology.
a pair of 1800kv brushless motors, 20 amp speed controllers and APC 6x4 counter rotating propellers provide the thrust from a 2200 mah Turnigy Nanotech lipo.
A Futaba FASST system works all the controls.
The model is skinned appropriately to cover the cable runs on the underside, as was the original concept but in this modern case the 3 standard servos are replaced by twin Turnigy metal gear units in the wings to allow the elevon mixing.
The original had separate elevator and aileron so the upgrade is much lighter and responsive.
30 inch wingspan and 46 inch length with an AUW of 720 grams / 25.3 ounces....Continue Reading
Posted by soundcheque | Jun 04, 2013 @ 01:06 AM | 2,554 Views
Wouldn't be surprised if I've just managed to find one of the last surviving full kit models of Concorde by Robbe.
Circa 2002 this kit is immaculate and complete boxed, with all the original brushed motors, props, speed controller, control snakes and horns, hinges and NiCad
Might sell it for the right price but might be happier to build it with modern technology
Posted by soundcheque | May 21, 2013 @ 03:29 AM | 2,293 Views
Maiden video of Touchwood's 1/12 scale Bluebird K7 prior to painting and a few pictures of the completed model.

Water cooled 2750 KV motor and 60amp ESC. 2x 2200mah 30C lipos.
45mm Octura brass propeller with flexi shaft drive.

95mm rudder with integral water pick up..

1/12 Bluebird K7 maiden (11 min 33 sec)

Posted by soundcheque | Apr 08, 2013 @ 12:56 AM | 2,941 Views
Got this one really cheap.
A dated kit but still very good and was brand new and boxed.

Beautiful molding, well finished as usual with Kyosho....Continue Reading
Posted by soundcheque | Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:29 AM | 3,087 Views
Posted by soundcheque | Aug 21, 2012 @ 07:59 AM | 3,174 Views
Posted by soundcheque | Aug 19, 2012 @ 07:19 AM | 3,305 Views
Has anyone got a good example of the Robbe Concorde for sale
Posted by soundcheque | Aug 05, 2012 @ 04:38 AM | 3,611 Views
Klunk seems to cope with the pilots job

Purple Power 2700kv inrunner with a 7x4 folding prop on a cooling spinner.

Plenty of power on tap to push along the 1kilo airframe.

Maidened perfectly with amazing power and superb control.

CG set at 100mm forward from the rear of the canopy provides perfect balance.

Model now up for sale as an airframe complete with installed metal gear servos and the superb motor and prop assembly.

It will require your own 3s 2200 mah lipo and 60 amp ESC with a receiver of your choice.
Posted by soundcheque | Jul 01, 2012 @ 03:47 PM | 3,178 Views
Posted by soundcheque | May 20, 2012 @ 10:49 PM | 4,161 Views
Modified

Thing needs to be,,, it's a flimsy thing but should last me a couple of years

10x8 Graupner folding prop unit is next and it should be flying. ...Continue Reading
Posted by soundcheque | May 16, 2012 @ 05:28 AM | 4,692 Views
I've been lucky enough to have found the early Parkzone Spitfire and the FW190.

All boxed and complete from the factory.

Naturally I've modded both aircraft to 2.4ghz and I've converted both wings to twin servos for the ailerons.

I upgraded the elevator servos as the originals were the 5 wire units.

I've kept the original motors and gearbox assemblies as I didn't want to alter perfect original and immaculate fuselages.

I also used the wing tip protectors from the packaging to help save the beautiful eliptical wings on the Spitfire for as long as I can.

The FW190 was easier to upgrade with the wing servos as the section is much thicker and allowed the wires to be routed through the inside.

I have a spare completed wing with the same upgrade.

The original roundels on the Spitfire cover the servos and home made crosses hide the servos on the FW190.

Both aircraft now have Turnigy 30 amp brushed ESC's for the original motors and Turnigy 2200mah 25C lipos provide the CG and plenty of grunt to get them flying superbly.

Both of these beautiful models have Spektrum AR6100 receivers to complete the upgrades to Bind and Fly....Continue Reading
Posted by soundcheque | May 01, 2012 @ 04:35 AM | 3,910 Views
I've recently been restoring an old Precedent Electrafly 2 metre powered glider.
A brief spell of inspiration caused me to cover the fuz with metallic builders tape which is a very thin self adhesive metal foil tape which looks like the steel panels on an aircraft.
A brilliant result but now i'm wondering,,,,,will my Spektrum AR600 be OK ???

The signal works well in my shop but have I made the wrong choice in covering which may reduce the quality of the connection between AR600 DSMX and DS6i DSMX ??

I didn't really want to buy the Carbon Fuz RX at 55 UK.......Continue Reading
Posted by soundcheque | Mar 21, 2012 @ 02:18 PM | 4,315 Views
Finally the maiden of the Komet today

A very scary launch via my buddy and a more luck than judgement recovery from myself resulted in a fantastic first flight

What a model
A 15mph headwind but a decision to go ahead proved this Komet can really move.
Without doubt as mentioned here the launch is critical, even with reflex built in it was evident that a harder throw to launch is required.

Once airborne I kept it going into wind and gained some height.

Turning back to cover the field with the tailwind at full throttle showed a need to click in some right aileron to keep it level and that was all the trim needed

Another pass into wind at half throttle just to check the handling at a low speed with a downwind leg before deciding to land was enough to allow my nerves to regain composure

This thing didn't want to land and a full length of the patch was covered before a stunning landing on the moulded in skid under the fuz. Impressive

The motor did get incredibly hot with such a short maiden even with the after market air ducting to cool it down. Not sure if this little motor will sustain a full season of flying to be honest..

The second flight proved my confidence some more and a longer 5 minute flight after yet another very risky very well rehearsed launch was just stunning.

I may experiment with the CG and reflex to try to sort out the launch issues.

The thrust from the Purple Power 2700kv motor is adequate but during static tests showed the need...Continue Reading
Posted by soundcheque | Jan 08, 2012 @ 11:36 AM | 4,297 Views
With the concept of 1000 MPH being achieved this Bluebird was designed by Ken Norris who was the original designer of Bluebird CN7 for Donald Campbell.
Never being taken any further than the drawings, the vehicle was painted by Arthur Benjamins.
My model replicates the artwork from the 2 views.
It isn't radio controlled and is only 16cm long and 8cm tall.
Just another of my passtimes.
My own website has many more models which have been taken a stage further
www.themodelbuilder.co.uk
It's not a business website and is purely for my own self indulgence ...Continue Reading