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Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 10, 2021 @ 04:04 PM | 16,103 Views
Aircraft Name: Wot 4 Foam-E
Manufacturer/Designer: Ripmax/ Chris Foss
First Flight: 27/08/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span:
Wing area: tba
AUW:tba
Power type - Electric
Motor:
ESC:
Tank/Battery: 3s1p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller:
Servo: Elevator, Rudder, 2xAilerons
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Undercarriage - Fixed Dural
Accessories: none
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 10, 2021 @ 03:47 PM | 16,059 Views
Aircraft Name: Messerschmitt Bf109e
Manufacturer/Designer: Durafly
First Flight: 07/09/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 1100mm
Wing area: tba
AUW:tba
Power type - Electric
Motor: Aerostar 3636 770kv
ESC: Durafly Aerostar 50A
Tank/Battery: 4s1p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller: 11.5x8 3-Blade
Servo: 7x9g, 2xAilerons, 2xFlap, Elevator, Rudder,
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Undercarriage - Electric retracts
Accessories: Scale pilot, bomb drop
Covering: Pre=Painted foam
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 10, 2021 @ 03:36 PM | 15,970 Views
Aircraft Name: Vickers Wellington Mk1
Manufacturer/Designer: RCMW Plan Tony Nijhuis
First Flight: 06/09/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 60"
Wing area: tba
AUW:tba
Power type - Electric
Motors: GWS EPS 300 with B Gearbox
ESC: 40 amp brushed
Tank/Battery: 3s1p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller: 8x6" GWS slow-fly
Receiver: AR600
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: elevator - 2x aileron
Throws -
Undercarriage - none
Accessories: Scale aircrew
Covering: Tissue and dope - Humbrol enamels
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Aug 31, 2021 @ 04:22 PM | 24,740 Views
Aircraft Name: Chance Vought F4-U4 Corsair
Manufacturer/Designer: E-Flite
First Flight: 27/08/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 48"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor:
ESC: E-flite 30amp
Tank/Battery: 4s1p HRB 2900mah
Propeller: 10.5"x8" x4
Receiver: AR626
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: elevator - 2x aileron, rudder, 2x flaps
Throws -
Undercarriage - Eflite 90 degree rotating retracts
Accessories: Scale pilot
Covering: Factory-painted foam
Current status: In...Continue Reading
Posted by leccyflyer | Aug 01, 2021 @ 02:51 AM | 24,123 Views
Aircraft Name: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Manufacturer/Designer: Parkzone
First Flight: 21/7/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 44"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor: Parkzone 15BL outrunner
ESC: E-flite 30amp
Tank/Battery: 3s1p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller: 9.5"x7.5"
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: elevator - 2x aileron, rudder
Throws -
Undercarriage - EFLG100 retracts
Accessories: Scale pilot
Covering: Factory-painted foam
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Aug 01, 2021 @ 02:42 AM | 23,946 Views
Aircraft Name: Chance Vought F4-U1 Corsair
Manufacturer/Designer: Parkzone
First Flight: 27/06/21 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 44"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor: EFlite 480 outrunner
ESC: E-flite 30amp
Tank/Battery: 3s1p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller: 9.5"x7.5"
Receiver: AR620
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: elevator - 2x aileron, rudder
Throws -
Undercarriage - Eflg120 90 degree rotating retracts
Accessories: Scale pilot
Covering: Factory-painted foam
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | May 23, 2021 @ 09:21 AM | 20,541 Views
Aircraft Name: Gloster Gladiator Mk 1
Manufacturer/Designer: Jim Jamieson
First Flight:
Wing Span: 48"
Wing area:835 sq in
AUW: 98oz - 17 oz/sq ft
Power type - Electric
Motor:Aerodrive 3548 1050kv
ESC: Hobbyking 60amp
Tank/Battery: 2s4p G-Power 2250mah
Propeller: APC 11x5,5"
Receiver: AR620
Flight Pack: SBEC
Servos: elevator - 2x aileron
Throws - Aileron +-1" Elevator +-1" Rudder +-1.75"
Undercarriage - Fixed
Accessories: Scale pilot and cockpit detail
Covering: Solartex, Humbrol enamels
Current status: In Service


Posted by leccyflyer | May 22, 2021 @ 06:13 AM | 23,249 Views
Aircraft Name: Sukhoi Su-37 Superflanker
Manufacturer/Designer: Tomas Helberg
First Flight: 15th May 2021
Wing Span: 28 "
Wing area:
AUW: 388g
Power type - Electric
Motor:
ESC: 10A mystery
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 1000mah
Propeller: APC
Receiver: AR500
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: 9g - elevons
Throws - TBA
Undercarriage - none
Accessories: none
Covering: Acrylic painted Depron
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Aug 23, 2020 @ 12:12 AM | 12,663 Views
Just thought I'd mark the completion of my workshop project, since I've now moved in after a lockdown-related delay in the second fix electrics.

The idea was to convert part of the garage/barn into a two level workshop with storage for airframes and kits above and the project has exceeded my best expectations., It's so nice to have a dedicated work area and everything safely stored in a very nicely temperature controlled environment. In a spare hour I can just pop in and do a bit of soldering, complete a small repair or piece of maintenance and everything is readily to hand with the space to work in it.

The original plan was for a workshop with a ground source heat pump for winter heating and fitting substantial insulation to improve the energy efficiency of the very large workspace. However when we looked at installing the underfloor heating, it would have meant either digging up the concrete floor, which is already fitted with an effective damp proof membrane, or putting in a suspended floor, with level changes needed and challenges on the doorway opening height. So we settled for air source heat pump and a wet wall mounted radiator system.

The test of the heating system will be in the coming winter, this is Scotland after all. However the effectiveness of the insulation was demonstrated recently in the warm weather when the workshop and storage were the most comfortable rooms, with very stable temperatures compared to the ajoining garage.

The 9mx4.5m...Continue Reading
Posted by leccyflyer | Jul 26, 2020 @ 02:05 AM | 13,560 Views
Aircraft Name: NA P-51D Mustang
Manufacturer/Designer: E-Flite
Construction: Foam BnF
First Flight: 11/07/20 Kerloch
Wing Span: 1100mm
Wing area:
AUW: TBA
Power type - Electric
Motor: EMax 2810/12 1100kv
ESC: 30A
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 2250mah G-Power
Propeller: 4 blade 9.8"x6^
Receiver: AR636A3x
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: 9g - aileron, elevator, rudder, flaps
Throws - TBA
Undercarriage - E-Flite .10-.15 electric retracts
Accessories: Pilot figure
Covering: Painted foam with vinyl graphics
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Mar 07, 2020 @ 01:25 PM | 12,143 Views
Aircraft Name: Shorts Tucano
Manufacturer/Designer: Nigel Hawes BVR
Construction: Balsa Built Up
First Flight: 6th March 2020
Wing Span: 48 "
Wing area:
AUW: TBA
Power type - Electric
Motor: Fanfare buggy motor & 3.33:1 gearbox
ESC: 32A
Tank/Battery: 31p 4200mah G-Power
Propeller: APC
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: 9g - aileron, elevator, rudder
Throws - TBA
Undercarriage - tricycle, fixed
Accessories: Pilot figures
Covering: Solarfilm with vinyl graphics
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Mar 07, 2020 @ 01:16 PM | 12,019 Views
Aircraft Name: North American P-51D Mustang
Manufacturer/Designer: Durafly
Construction: Foam ARTF
First Flight: 6th March 2020
Wing Span: 43 "
Wing area: 310sq in
AUW: 43oz
Power type - Electric
Motor:750 kv brushless outrunner
ESC: Durafly 35A
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 2250mah G-Power
Propeller: APC
Receiver: AR620
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: 9g - aileronx2, elevator
Throws - TBA
Undercarriage - none
Accessories: Pilot figure
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In Service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 03:42 PM | 9,469 Views
Aircraft Name: Republic A-10 Warthog
Manufacturer/Designer: Dynam
Construction: Foam ARTF
First Flight:
Wing Span: 42 "
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - 2x64mm EDF
Motor:
ESC: Dynam 40A x2
Tank/Battery: 4s1p 2250mah G-Power
Propeller: 64mm EDF
Receiver: AR62100
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: Dynam 9g - aileronx2, elevator, rudder
Throws - TBA
Undercarriage - Electric retracts, tricycle
Accessories: Pilot figure
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In workshop for repair
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 03:25 PM | 9,611 Views
Aircraft Name: Sukhoi Su-26
Manufacturer/Designer: ?Hobbyking
Construction: Built up balsa/lite ply ARTF
First Flight: 14/07/2019 at Balbedie
Wing Span: 49 "
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Brushless outrunner
Motor: Dualsky XM3536-CA8
ESC: Hobbywing 40A
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 3300mah G-Power
Propeller: Xoar 12x8"
Receiver: AR62100
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: TBA
Throws - TBA
Undercarriage - Fixed carbon
Accessories: None
Covering: Hobbyking polyester film
Current status: In...Continue Reading
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 03:12 PM | 9,643 Views
Aircraft Name: EPP Eagle
Manufacturer/Designer: Dancing Wings
Construction: EPP foam
First Flight:
Wing Span: "
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Brushless outrunner
Motor: 2208 1000kv
ESC: Hobbywing 20A
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 1300mah G-Power
Propeller: Graupner folding prop assy
Receiver: AR500
Flight Pack:
Servos: HS55 x2 tailerons
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - None
Accessories: None
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 03:04 PM | 9,370 Views
Aircraft Name: BAe Hawk T Mk 1
Manufacturer/Designer: E-Flite
Construction: Built up balsa/ply, moulded fibreglass fuselage
First Flight:
Wing Span: 33"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Brushless
Motor: Eflite 15
ESC: n/a
Tank/Battery: n/a
Propeller: EDF
Receiver: AR62100
Flight Pack: 4s1p2250 G-Power
Servos: E-Flite Micro aileronx2, Elevator, Nosewheel steering
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - Tricycle fixed gear
Accessories: None
Covering: Oracover, painted fibreglass
Current status: In service awaiting maiden flight
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 02:54 PM | 9,386 Views
Aircraft Name: Cobra
Manufacturer/Designer: Veron
Construction: Built up balsa/ply
First Flight:
Wing Span: 122 "
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Glider
Motor: n/a
ESC: n/a
Tank/Battery: n/a
Propeller: n/a
Receiver: FRSKY V8-FR-II
Flight Pack: 4x2500mah NiMH
Servos: Futaba Elevator, Rudder
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - None
Accessories: None
Covering: Solartex, painted.
Current status: In service awaiting maiden flight
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 02:50 PM | 9,378 Views
Aircraft Name: North American P-51D Mustang
Manufacturer/Designer: Ripmax
Construction: Built up balsa/play ARTF
First Flight: 28/10/2018 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 42"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Brushless Outrunner
Motor: AXI 2820/10 v2
ESC: Hobbywing 60A
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 4200mah G=Power
Propeller: APC 11x7"
Receiver: AR62100
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: HS 85MG Aileron, Elevator, Rudder,
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - None
Accessories: None
Covering: Pre-printed film
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 02:38 PM | 9,352 Views
Aircraft Name: Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Manufacturer/Designer: E-Flite
Construction: Foam ARTF
First Flight:06/10/2018 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 53"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Brushless Outrunner
Motor:
ESC: E-Flite 60A
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 4200mah G=Power
Propeller: E-Flite 13x10"
Receiver: AR600
Flight Pack:
Servos: Parkzone 2xAileron, Elevator, Rudder, 2xFlaps
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - E-Flite 25 sized electric retracts
Accessories: None
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 02:29 PM | 9,278 Views
Aircraft Name: Supermarine Spitfire Mk V PSS
Manufacturer/Designer: Cambrian
Construction: Balsa/ply fuselage, veneered foam wing
First Flight: 31st July 2021
Wing Span: 42"
Wing area: 345sq in
AUW: 36oz
Power type - PSS
Motor: N/A
ESC: N/A
Tank/Battery: N/A
Propeller: N/A
Receiver: FRSKY V4-FR-II
Flight Pack: vx500mah NiCds
Servos: Futaba Aileron, Diamond Elevator
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - None
Accessories: None
Covering: Tissue and dope, Humbrol enamels
Current status: In service