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Posted by leccyflyer | Aug 23, 2020 @ 12:12 AM | 5,722 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.

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Posted by leccyflyer | Jul 26, 2020 @ 02:05 AM | 7,532 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: PKZ5116 980kv
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 | 6,306 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 | 6,162 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 | 3,727 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 | 3,805 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 | 3,774 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 | 3,608 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 | 3,604 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 | 3,598 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 | 3,587 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 | 3,512 Views
Aircraft Name: Supermarine Spitfire Mk V PSS
Manufacturer/Designer: Cambrian
Construction: Balsa/ply fuselage, veneered foam wing
First Flight:
Wing Span: 42"
Wing area:
AUW:
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
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 01:56 PM | 3,512 Views
Aircraft Name: Messerschmitt Bf109G
Manufacturer/Designer: Parkzone
Construction: BNF foam
First Flight: 06/10/2018 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 42"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric brushless
Motor: Eflite 15
ESC: Eflite 30amp
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 2250mah G-Power Lipos
Propeller: 3 blade Parkzone
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: Parkzone aileron x2, Elevator, Rudder
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - Fixed -not fitted
Accessories: None
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 23, 2019 @ 01:45 PM | 3,463 Views
Aircraft Name: B-25 Mitchell
Manufacturer/Designer: Hobbyking
Construction: ARTF foam
First Flight: 17/06/2018 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 49"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric Twin
Motor:2x BL2212 1450KV
ESC:Hobbywing
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 3300mah G-Power Lipos
Propeller: 3 blade contra pair
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos:
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - Retracts Tricycle U/c
Accessories: None
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In workshop for repair
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 22, 2019 @ 03:34 PM | 3,702 Views
Aircraft Name: Pilatus PC-9
Manufacturer/Designer: Seagull
Construction: ARTF balsa and liteply
First Flight: 17/06/2018 at Kerloch
Wing Span: 48"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor:
ESC:Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp
Tank/Battery: 4s1p 4200mah G-Power Lipos
Propeller: 5 blade 10x5?
Receiver: AR6210
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: n/a
Throws - n/a
Undercarriage - Fixed Tricycle U/c
Accessories: None
Covering: Lightweight printed polyester film
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 22, 2019 @ 03:24 PM | 3,547 Views
Aircraft Name: Spitfire Mk IX
Manufacturer/Designer: Balsacraft
Construction: Built up CNC balsa and liteply
First Flight: 7/7/18 - crashed on take off
Wing Span: 48"
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor:
ESC:
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 3300mah G-Power Lipos
Propeller:
Receiver: FRSKY V8-FR-II
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: n/a
Throws - n/a
Undercarriage - Electric retracts
Accessories: None
Covering: Tissue and dope, painted camouflage
Current status: In workshop for repair
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 22, 2019 @ 03:13 PM | 3,443 Views
Aircraft Name: Mavic Pro
Manufacturer/Designer: DJI
Construction: Ready built, plastic and alloy
First Flight: -5/8/17 at home
Wing Span:
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor:
ESC: Built in
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 3840mah Mavic intelligent Lipo
Propeller:
Receiver:
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: n/a
Throws - n/a
Undercarriage - None
Accessories: Charger, transmitter/controller/carrying case
Covering: None
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 22, 2019 @ 03:09 PM | 3,424 Views
Aircraft Name: Spy Hawk
Manufacturer/Designer: Hubsan
Construction: Foam,
First Flight: -21/05/17 at home
Wing Span: 1000mm
Wing area:
AUW:
Power type - Electric
Motor: Hubsan Hs301s
ESC: Built in
Tank/Battery: 2s1p450mah Hubsan Lipo
Propeller:
Receiver: 2.5ghz built in 5/8ghz FPV TX
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: built in
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - None
Accessories: 5.8ghz FPV receiver built into transmitter, colour screen
Covering: None - bare foam
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Sep 22, 2019 @ 02:10 PM | 3,466 Views
Aircraft Name: DeHavilland DH98 Mosquito Mk VI UMX
Manufacturer/Designer: Parkzone
Construction: Foam, RTF/BNF
First Flight: -8/09/2018 at Lyne of Skene
Wing Span: 20.5"
Wing area:
AUW: 2.6oz
Power type - Electric
Motor: 2x8.5mm coreless brushed
ESC: Integrated RX/ESC/Servos
Tank/Battery: 1s1p 250mah Eflite Lipo
Propeller: 2x contrarotating 110x80mm 3 blade
Receiver: AR6400T 6-Channel DSM2
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos: Spektrum AS2000L ultra micro aileron servos
Throws - Stock
Undercarriage - Fixed , main wheels -removed for flight
Accessories: None
Covering: Painted foam
Current status: In service
Posted by leccyflyer | Jul 01, 2018 @ 01:10 AM | 57,186 Views
Aircraft Name: Katana 30E
Manufacturer/Designer: Sebart
Construction: ARTF Built up balsa/liteply
First Flight: -12/11/2016 Kerloch
Wing Span: 49.3"
Wing area:
AUW: 42oz
Power type - Electric
Motor: Hacker
ESC: Hacker 50amp
Tank/Battery: 3s1p 4200mah G-Power Lipo
Propeller: APC 13"x8"
Receiver: Spektrum AR700
Flight Pack: n/a
Servos:
Throws -
Undercarriage - Fixed , main wheels with spats, steerable tailwheel
Accessories: None
Covering: Oracover - factory applied scheme
Current status: In service