Regrettably it is with sadness that the club has had to cancel this popular event due to the current situation. The decision has not been taken lightly and is to protect the health of our members and fellow modellers.
A reminder the spring swap meet is on 1st. APRIL at the Deanwater Hotel 7.30pm
This is Ian Slaters Auster J/1N it’s electric powered and will carry a 6s 500 MAH lipo battery. The model will be finished in the scheme of the one in the picture, scale is 1/5 with a wingspan of 87 inch. Ian took a pleasure ride in this aircraft in 1964. Looking forward to seeing this model down at the patch this year
Winter builds this is Jeff Box with his Pilatus Turbo Porter. It’s built from a Canadian kit 1/5 scale , wingspan 10′ 7″ ( 3.2 metres) Powered by a Wren 44 Turboprop turning a 24×8 prop, producing about 37lbs. of thrust. The second picture shows the first run of the Turbo prop 9 years after buying the kit, it started first time. The third picture is a 3D printed version of Jeff ready for the Porters first flight.
The SE5 was considered by many pilots to be the best British single-seat fighter of World War One. Designed at the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough. It was used by twenty four squadrons of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force in France, Palastine, Macedonia, Mesopotamia and the United Kingdom, and equipped one squadron of the Australian Flying Corps and two of the United States Air Service on the Western Front.
The SE5 and SE5A were flown by some of the leading pilots of the first world war including Captain Albert Ball VC, DSO and two bars, MC. He died on 7th May 1917 aged 20 . Can you believe 20. He had 44 victories. The famous German flying ace Manfred Von Richthofen,remarked on hearing of Balls death that he was by far the best English flying man. He remained its fourth- highest scorer behind Edward Mannock, James McCudden, and George McElroy.
Colin’s model is built from the DB sport and scale range of kits, it has a wingspan of 80 inches and will be powered by electric motor. Covering will be solartex and painted in a french colour scheme serving on the Western Front.
A few new photos of models, the tail section from the Aerovan by Chris Challener and my Defiant, I’ve being doing the turret over xmas a break from balsa bashing.