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Posted by Matt Halton | Jun 21, 2009 @ 05:26 PM | 19,220 Views
This is my current build,started in March this year,finally am nearing the finish.

I'm powering her with HL scale 4 bladers driven by 2 Hobby Citty 750kv outrunners,the same as fitted to the Art Tech Corsair and Mustang.

She has retracts (mechanical) and flaps fitted.
I'm working on getting the gear doors working too, plus the bomb bay doors.

The doors will not be driven by servos, just a neat acces area to change my lipo's.

Approx. 55" span, built from an old control line plan and converted to electric power.

I hope to fly her from an old Marauder base here in the UK wearing the same colours as one of the ships that flew from there was wearing.

If you want to see more, please check my build thread in 'Scale Electric Planes'

Well, do you like her so far?
Posted by Matt Halton | Jun 19, 2009 @ 02:21 AM | 18,778 Views
Here is my beloved bike, kicked over by some jackass teenager outside my home after he had no doubt, got a sniff of a barmaid's apron.

The paint is Kawasaki's 'candy' paint. Notoriously difficult to match, but am looking for leads to see if it's at all possible or if anyone knows a technique by which I can achieve some measure of success?

I can't afford to respray it at the moment, just looking for a temporary solution.Any ideas please?

Thanks for looking!
Posted by Matt Halton | Jun 18, 2009 @ 01:16 PM | 18,210 Views
I bought this glider with 2 servo's fitted,the span is about 2 meters.
It is beautifully made,not sure if it was a kit or scratchbuild, but nevertheless, a great deal.
I wondered if it had a problem as it was so cheap?

It was soon fitted out with a 30 amp ESC, and a Phase 3 P-38 outrunner, with an APC 10 X 4.7 prop. A ply firewall motor mount was quickly fabricated,as I was in a rush to see if this thing worked!

Battery is a 3S 2200 20C 'Mystery' brand pack,.

Test flight:

Although the previous mount was angled for downthrust as you can see in the photos, it wasn't enough in practice.
The model climbs at a reasonable rate on full power, but definitely puts her nose up,so am going to add more downthrust,as when trimmed under full power for straight and level, cutting the power off sends her slightly nosediving,but for the price, I'm not complaining!

She serves as a great mount for my FC-1 camera.

I'm happy with my purchase, may she have many sorties