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I don't give a flying ,,,,,

Started by: tomplum (12972) 

I'm now taking my model aircraft making to a new level, I'm buying an engine, transmitter, receiver and battery with charger to fly and, probably crash my collection of planes, for damage limitation I'm also buying a ready made easy to fly model to learn the skills of model piloting
Keep sharp, Keep active and keep learning new tricks, growing up, is not an option,,,

Started: 7th Jul 2024 at 21:51

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2490) 

Sounds interesting TP...large open space preferred

Replied: 8th Jul 2024 at 08:32

Posted by: Anne (4395) 

From Anne,
Tom, may I pass a few words of advice about RC model flying. Don’t know if you will be using kit build or scratch build but whichever, you will need to find the CG (centre of gravity) when all equipment is installed. II suggest a few hand launches without power to see if trim tabs are needed, also it is more difficult to launch by hand with power.
See my profile pictures of one of my husbands RC models in which I had a great deal of build in. It is a Pitts special.
That picture is well over thirty years old, my son is holding the model.

Replied: 8th Jul 2024 at 10:28
Last edited by Anne: 8th Jul 2024 at 10:31:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

Radio Controlled Model Planes LINK

Me favourite LINK

Replied: 8th Jul 2024 at 13:49

Posted by: Anne (4395) 

My husband and a friend were in the process of building a model jet engine. Unfortunately it was never completed owing to my husband’s death.

Replied: 8th Jul 2024 at 14:07

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)


I am sorry to hear that, and before those miniature jet engines were invented, it was only propeller driven aircraft which were modeled, and back in the day I used to buy stuff from Tony's Model Shop in Pemberton, he did all of the RC Aircraft, Boat and Car stuff

Replied: 8th Jul 2024 at 16:21
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 8th Jul 2024 at 16:22:56

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

Thanks Anne, Firstly, I'm glad you're feeling well enough to post again on WW and secondly thanks for the advice,Thats a bonnie plane your son is holding, I'm a complete newbie at flying so I'll need plenty space and tuition and one of my B,I.Laws, whos a real live pilot has introduced me to a model flying club which is adjacent to his proper flying club at Barton, New horizons beckon and I'm picking the new entry level plane up tomorrow, Wing span 1.5 metre,


Replied: 8th Jul 2024 at 16:34
Last edited by tomplum: 8th Jul 2024 at 16:38:02

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 15:33

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

just awaiting the arrival of the transmitter from ebay and its Fun time,

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 15:36

Posted by: Anne (4395) 

Looks good Tom,
All electric, not much danger of losing fingers when starting.
Are ailerons ready fitted with servos.
Looking more closely at the photo I see all aileron controls are external, not so in my days.

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 16:36
Last edited by Anne: 9th Jul 2024 at 17:15:36

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

yea its built from moulded polystyrene so its light and tough , Its all ready to go when i receive my transmitter, I'm brand new to flying so I hope it can handle a few knocks and bumps,

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 18:45

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)


I hope you have better luck with that plane, than what you did with that drone

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 20:16

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

Tommy Tee, on my last camping trip, A guy came on the site and he was flying a drone and, It was impressive. He flew it over a mountain so far away that, you couldn't see the drone it was just a spec in the sky but, it was sending a video to the pilot of a close up of the paths up to the mountain, I told him my tale of woe with my drone and he laughed and asked what make and price it was, When i told him that, he laughed again and said, You gotta pay at least £800 new or maybe pick a good used one for £500 for the control and stability of one of these, Its a DJI mini pro and folds up and fits into a bag no bigger than the size of a pair of binoculars , I was well impressed but, I can't justify spending that much,

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 20:32

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

So I got to watching this guy who makes planes from foamboard and he does many videos on youtube showing how, I've spend a few winters making Balsawood planes but now,

I'm going to make them out of foamboard

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 21:53

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

In the 1960s me brother and his mates had these rocket shaped elastically powered things, which could send up the projectile up to about a thousand feet in the air, and then parachute down, I don't know what they were called, but I think they got banned because they could be dangerous to people.

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 22:01

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

I vaguely remember those Tommy tee, I remember a little green camo army man on a parachute drifting down to earth and I wanted one but, My mum was't one for spending on toys so. I did bawt as usual

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 22:37

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2490) 

Sounds good TP....I could probably trust myself with a child's drone !!!!... Knowing me I would trash the aeroplane on its first flight...then cry at the expensive loss..

Replied: 10th Jul 2024 at 10:29

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

BB, I just know I'm gonna have a few crashes, My eye to hand co ordiation is not too good but, It'll be a new learning curve and I'll be able to pick up the remains and try again and again probably

Replied: 10th Jul 2024 at 10:36

Posted by: Anne (4395) 

If you are going to learn with the club you mentioned will the instructor you team up with not have you connected to a “buddy box”.

Replied: 10th Jul 2024 at 11:48

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2490) 

Then you can bail out Tom before disaster strikes...then your buddy can save you some money.

Replied: 10th Jul 2024 at 14:12

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

Well today I entered a new level in electrics, My Lipo battery arrived and my Professional Intelligent Digital balance charger, I thought that charging a RC battery would be, shove the charge cable in and when its charged, off you go, But it isn't. It took me all day, reading the destructions and seeking help on youtube, of which there are plenty tuition videos and a good job too because, Its fair complex, All this and the transmitter is still on the ship from China,
sample lesson on Lipo batteries

Replied: 15th Jul 2024 at 19:23


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