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Feb 04, 2013, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by PeterH
This one appeals to me immensely. Lots of shapes, not many straight or parallel lines, round engine, and - - - on the plans - - - r/c conversion modifications (one piece wing, dihedral braces, empennage).

I don't think anyone's mentioned this one yet. Be good company for the Mam'selle.

Other posts hereabouts mention that this model was originally kitted/advertised in 1950-1951. Safely before the cutoff date.
Er - Peter, problem is that this Ladybird (as opposed to the Aeromodeller plans of biplanes called the Ladybird - rubber - and Ladybird Special - power) was never a published PLAN, only a Keil Kraft KIT. This would have been fine for last years Britkit build off, but unfortunately doesn't qualify for this one. I hope you can find another design that appeals as a second entry.
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Feb 04, 2013, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by edalpoe
I've been watching this thread and the builds with great interest and so I'd like to join in with a build of the Simplex by Dick Stouffer as published in May of 1964 in Aero Moddler. As I'm not a fast builder and am making a late start this simple model shouldn't be a problem to get completed and flown before the end of June.

Mark

Hi Mark

As you say the all sheet Simplex should be a quick build, what are you planning, electric or IC? (Edit: Ah, just seen your build log which has answered that question!)

I've added your entry to the list and posted a link to your build thread.

Enjoy!
Last edited by Sundancer; Feb 04, 2013 at 12:36 PM.
Feb 04, 2013, 11:56 AM
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prestwick pioneer


Okay, seeing as a KK Ladybird doesn't qualify, perhaps Burns' Prestwick Pioneer
from Aeromodeller will be allowed into the dance....
Feb 04, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by PeterH
Okay, seeing as a KK Ladybird doesn't qualify, perhaps Burns' Prestwick Pioneer
from Aeromodeller will be allowed into the dance....
Yep, that one's fine Peter, and a very interesting choice too. Looking forward to seeing it. Is it going to be electric R/C?
Feb 05, 2013, 03:18 AM
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Progress Report


I'm glad to say we are now up to 30 entries, not only that but twom models are finished and one has been flown!

Whilst RFJs Manx Monarch is grounded by howling gales in Northern Ireland (nothing new there eh Ray!) Colibriguitars benefitted from some nice conditions in Mexico to successfully maiden his Wee Snifter, well done Rodrigo. Go to https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1798662 to read his very evocative description of the first flight and see some videos.
Feb 05, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Prestwick Pioneer


E-powered r/c it will be. Original size. This one will have ailerons and flaps. Should be fun biasing the structure to be as light as possible.

Lots of these British scale models were flying lumberyards, too.
Feb 05, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Lots of these British scale models were flying lumberyards, too.
That's probably because they had to fly in "typical" British conditions Peter!!!
Feb 16, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Hi George, can you put me down for a Malmstrom Skygipsy. I've finally pulled my finger out and made a start on a model for the Britplan Build off. Gary
Feb 16, 2013, 09:58 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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Woohoo! We was missin' you.............
Feb 16, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Hi George, can you put me down for a Malmstrom Skygipsy. I've finally pulled my finger out and made a start on a model for the Britplan Build off. Gary
Excellent news Gary, I'll do the necessary.
Feb 27, 2013, 03:31 AM
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Progress Report


Time to bump this back up as it is the end of the second month, 1/3rd through the build off.

Well, still only two completed builds, Colibriguitars Wee Snifter and RFJs Manx Monarch, but 17 others have airframes well on the way, cpmcgraw (Envoy and Mam'selle), Mixer421, Owlsabie, RAF-Bob, Applehoney, Sky Jiver, Colonel Blink, cd_webb, cswee, JohnAV8R, In Dale, ECBoehm, Colibriguitars second build, a Mam'selle, edalpoe, KKphantom and (at last!) my own Rubberdub. Hopefully there will be a rush of completions from these over the next month.

It's a little worrying that 8 entries have no build logs yet - Hobgoblin, John38, Sparks59, HarryD, patmcc (2), John Moore and PeterH (Prestwick Pioneer). I know that it is easy to enter in a burst of enthusiasm but then think "plenty of time", but it really is time to get started, so how about some action guys?

The rest - doncrashum, mrdj, Hoffboy and PeterH (Mam'selle) have started build logs, but little or no progress is shown. Come on people, what are you up to??

I know it is easy to let time slip by, I'm a bad example this time in that it has taken far too long to get the Rubberdub to the stage it is now at for numerous reasons, but I hope that we will still see finished models from the vast majority of the entries, and especially that we won't have builds grinding to a halt after substantial progress has been made thus adding to the thousands of sad unfinished aeroplanes which there must be decorating people's workshops.
Feb 27, 2013, 04:17 AM
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I am getting close - got my plans printed off and the bench cleared
john
Feb 27, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Excellent John. Looking forward to following your build.
Feb 27, 2013, 05:38 AM
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George, my Contra-Gyro project is still alive. What with the very cold conditions in my shed/workshop with only a small fan heater (which costs a fortune to run) for comfort, developing family drama with a new grandchild about to arrive, a spell of illness, and other matters to take my time things have got a bit behind. In addition I've allowed myself to get distracted into completing a Caprice I had part built. It was to be a pure glider but ROBP's electrified version had me changing my mind and this has diverted me a bit as well. I'm now getting back to the build-off and will post some pictures soon. BTW it's still thumping cold here.
Feb 27, 2013, 08:59 AM
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