Who is building what for 2017 ?

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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby jack » 17 Mar 2017, 10:49

l am deep into a beta build of a pilatus b4 in 1/3rd scale,designed by jillies smit and laser kitted by cliff evans,there is a build blog up and running for those interested,l would like to have her ready to go towards the end of summer,but this will depend on time availiable commensurate with earning a crust and staying out of the divorce courts!!!

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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby John Mcnamara » 18 Mar 2017, 07:35

WilliamH wrote:I have just finished the 1/3rd T 31 from CW's plan. Might not have a big wingspan, but it's a B..... big model!

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Very Nice. Takes me back does that. Takes me right back. Keep us posted please.

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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby John Mcnamara » 18 Mar 2017, 07:50

Well I do not know if Santa came a bit late or a lot early, but a big box appeared in my garage the other evening.
Inside was one F&W ASW 17 with a ceflix 750 up and go DF unit.
6.3 Metres of carbon perfection. I have honestly never owned a better quality model. I have run out of superlatives.
I am lying if I claimed that I was going to "build" this. Throw in some servos and a bit of glue, shake well and it will be done. :D
If anyone wants more information then drop me a PM.
John
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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby MikeA » 22 Mar 2017, 16:04

The ASW 17 is such an iconic shape and that looks super cool with the Ceflix jet. You're a lucky boy indeed. Empty pockets now I guess?

Mike

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Chris Jesshope
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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby Chris Jesshope » 23 Mar 2017, 09:48

I seem to have been repairing models all winter.... still one to go, so I thought I would build something for 2017. This is a lovely little Baudis made Ventus 2c at 1:6 scale. However, another non-build as it is all molded model complete with cockpit tray, so very little to do. It took exactly three days to build and set up. It just needed servos set into the wings and tail with 5min epoxy + micro balloons plus a lot of soldering for the wing looms and connectors. MPX lookalikes used with fixed plug in wing and flying socket in the fuz.

These models seem to be discontinued at Baudis now but I have seen them still in the US. https://www.soaringusa.com/Ventus-2C-3M.html, although a bit pricey there. I picked this kit up second hand from BMFA and am very pleased with the result.
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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby John Mcnamara » 24 Mar 2017, 05:23

MikeA wrote:The ASW 17 is such an iconic shape and that looks super cool with the Ceflix jet. You're a lucky boy indeed. Empty pockets now I guess?

Mike

Yes Mike, that is the 2017 modelling Budget blown. But this will be my demo model this year.
John

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chris williams
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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby chris williams » 26 Mar 2017, 18:32

Tomáš Vana has maidened his Rhonsperber from the SSUK free plan




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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby VinceC » 27 Mar 2017, 07:53

Nice to see some feedback, very rare indeed

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Steve Fraquet
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Re: Who is building what for 2017 ?

Postby Steve Fraquet » 27 Mar 2017, 17:38

Well done Tomáš that's a very nice looking model and some excellent, graceful flying too.

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SF543 Slingsby Type 13 Petrel underway in Canberra

Postby GPL » 01 Apr 2017, 07:23

Recently received (in OZ) the SF543 Slingsby Type 13 Petrel plans from MyHobbyStore. Interestingly, the plans are marked "Slingsby Petrel" and "Slingsby Type 18 Petrel" which is all a bit confusing and surprising (for a UK product :oops: ).

The short laser cut kit arrives next week from Brad at lasercutkits OZ.

All I need to do now is build a new shed, buy a suitable layup bench, find a good launch site (in that order) and the Petrel flies in Canberra. The likely site is Lake George (NSW) or Mount Spring (Spring Range) - both premier Hang Gliding sites in NSW.

This'll be fun - thanks to all those who've posted build logs and tips.

Greg, Canberra.


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