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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:49 pm    Post subject: Some old aeroplanes  Reply with quote

I went to an airshow, held over the full weekend, at Strathaven Airfield yesterday. There were a lot of different types of aircraft there, here are a few of the best of the warbirds.

B17



Two B17's in loose formation. The second one is the 'Sally B' for those who've seen her before.



Yak 130



English Electric Lightning



The same company's Canberra






For those of you who haven't realised, these are all scale-sized, radio-controlled models! The two B17's have wingspans of roughly 12 feet - seriously large bits of kit!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:


I didn't realise.


Me neither.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The puffs of exhaust smoke from the B17 look "life sized" too, very deceiving at first glance they could be full-size
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, would never have guessed.  Did they sound anything approximating to real too?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just about to say there is stuff flying there that I did not realise was still flying, then saw it was RC.

I would love to get into that some time - I had an electric RC plane as a yoof and really enjoyed it. Like all that sort of stuff, the entry cost now is tiny, and as its mostly electric I can utilise my knowledge of LiPo batteries, brushless motors, and so on.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alf McQueef wrote:
I was just about to say there is stuff flying there that I did not realise was still flying, then saw it was RC.

I would love to get into that some time - I had an electric RC plane as a yoof and really enjoyed it. Like all that sort of stuff, the entry cost now is tiny, and as its mostly electric I can utilise my knowledge of LiPo batteries, brushless motors, and so on.


I don't think there are any r/l Yak 130s flying now, and there definitely aren't any Lightnings (in the UK anyway); there is at least one flying Canberra though, which I saw at Southport last year, and Sally B was doing the rounds last year too.

The one thing I'd strongly advise if your interest remains is to join a BMFA-affiliated club and get proper tuition; re, not just the flying (which is a lot harder than you might think!) but safety too, especially with electrics. The main thing about electric model props is, unlike most i/c models they DON'T STOP when they hit you!! Hence my fingers last week!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Wow, would never have guessed.  Did they sound anything approximating to real too?


Still not worked out the multi-quote thing!

They do sound pretty lifelike from a distance, especially the B17s, and a jet is a jet whatever size it is. (All kinds of extra rules & regs about flying them, especially at public shows as this one was).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend took delivery of a new powered glider model last week, and had it at the field on Sunday for its maiden.

Can't link any pics from here, but this thing is seriously huge - 6 metres from wingtip to wingtip!

Will post up some pics when I'm at home later.


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