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Posted by Basingstoke Roy | Aug 02, 2020 @ 04:20 AM | 4,284 Views
Another furloughed project from my loft.

Welcome, Letís start by telling the story. Way back in the late 70ís my then club mates and I were into flat field soaring (pre electric days) at Cranford Park west London. My then club was the Hayes & District Model Aero Club.

Back then throughout the summer, Wednesday night was always club comp night with trophies at the end of the year. Typical comps would be a, 6 minute duration comp with a spot landing, and 100ís comps

This is where the Sailman comes in to the story. My mate Matt built and competed with his Simple Sailman & would regally win or be well placed in the comps, some times against far more sophisticated models (not mine I hasten to add). As I remember Matt did have one little trick up his sleeve, as the wing tips are removable he built a selection of differing lengths to suit the comp. Anyhow at the end of year Matt typically would take home some of the clubs silver ware.

Roll on many decades to September last year. Itís my current clubs annual E-fly event and arrive one of my old club mattes from back in the day, we will call him Andy T to protect his identity! Andy had been very impressed with Mattís model back in the days, so had splashed out on a kit of his own. Andy had made a start on the kit assembling the fuselage side panels, before life got in the way & eventually the kit ended up in the loft where it had stayed.

Andy been having a clearer out of his loft and rationalising his...Continue Reading
Posted by Basingstoke Roy | Apr 16, 2011 @ 05:51 PM | 5,380 Views
Well I thought I'd best share my pick on RC Groups, as theirs no point them just sitting on my hard-drive.

The Weak Signal show is not a show I would normally go to, manly as I live the UK. It's a bit of a trek for Me!, London to Chicago, Chicago to Detroit & then a drive from Detroit to Toledo.

But on this occasion I had a special reason for attending, as sitting behind the Retro RC stand was a model kit with my name on it....Continue Reading
Posted by Basingstoke Roy | Mar 27, 2010 @ 05:56 PM | 5,583 Views
The 3rd video in my series of beginners guides. This time I look at Lipo batteries and try to uncover some of the jargon that goes along with them.

A Beginners guide To Lithium Polymer Batteries for RC (8 min 5 sec)

Posted by Basingstoke Roy | Jan 14, 2010 @ 07:12 AM | 5,942 Views
I haven't up date my blog lately, so best I bring it up to date with the last couple of Roy's RC TV video's I did in 2009.

The first is an electric flight safety video, for the beginner.

RC Electric Flight Safety for Beginners. An RCM&E Video Tutorial by Roys RC TV. (10 min 7 sec)

The second is a guide to glues.

A Beginners Guide to Glues for model aircraft (7 min 22 sec)
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Posted by Basingstoke Roy | Feb 26, 2009 @ 04:40 AM | 6,373 Views
I've been busy lately putting together my YouTube site and web site.
So if your into indoor flying, Contra Rotating Motors & Contra powered aircraft like the Martin Baker M.B.5

Roy's RC TV

Roy's RC TV on YouTube

CALSHOT Indoor Flying 16th Jan 2009 (4 min 41 sec)

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers Indoor flying event 16Jan09 (5 min 9 sec)
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Posted by Basingstoke Roy | Aug 03, 2007 @ 05:55 PM | 5,991 Views
Stage Lighting.

Cryin' Out loud LIVE (4 min 18 sec)