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Gary Binnie
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Old noobie!

Post by Gary Binnie » 01 Apr 2019, 12:18

Hi folks,

I am mostly a flat field F5J flyer but I've dabbled in a few things over the years. I learnt RC on the slope and have a few Multiplex semi-scale gliders (ASW 22/DG 600 etc).

I do enjoy building (more than flying possibly!) and recently bought and collected an incomplete K8 kit direct from Flair, I have added the missing wood stock and might start on it later this year. It will match the Tiger Moth I built in 1997!

I remembered that I had a Cliff Charlesworth Mu13 plan in the loft and would like to swap it for his K18 plan, I will place the advert in a bit.

Cheers

Gary

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Post by GeeW » 01 Apr 2019, 22:28

Welcome Gary
I wondered how long it would be before you arrived on this site?

Best Regards

Gordon W

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Post by Gary Binnie » 01 Apr 2019, 22:34

Hi Gordon,

It's a small world and getting smaller!

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Post by John Vella » 02 Apr 2019, 08:57

Gary, welcome to the Site. I am building the Charlesworth MU13 on the build blog. Having flown one I would recommend it over the K18 . It is a big build if you like building. Regards John.

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Post by Gary Binnie » 02 Apr 2019, 23:02

I do like building but am glad of laser and die cut parts.

Do they fly differently, the Mu and the 18?

I turned down a go in a full size Mu13, can't remember why exactly. I did have a go in the same owner's Grunau Baby and got told off for almost not making it back to the airfield. Tug pilot took me downwind despite strict instructions to do the opposite.

I have fond memories of flying two K18s, did my silver distance in one.

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Re: Old noobie!

Post by VinceC » 03 Apr 2019, 09:17

Are you interested in a 1:3 scale ASK-18 as there is a free plan available. It comes with the option of a 4 part wing

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Post by Gary Binnie » 03 Apr 2019, 09:33

Cheers, I've seen that as well

A bit too big really, I have a model storage problem as it is!

A quarter scale version of that would be very nice.

I've seen a few German K18 kits with glass fuselages and foam wings.

Not in a rush, got to build the Flair K8 first.

Gary

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Post by Cliff Evans » 03 Apr 2019, 09:54

VinceC wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 09:17
Are you interested in a 1:3 scale ASK-18 as there is a free plan available. It comes with the option of a 4 part wing
And laser cut kit!

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Post by Gary Binnie » 03 Apr 2019, 10:26

My dad would not approve! I still have his X-acto balsa stripper.

Flair are in the process of switching over from die-cut to laser, the kit I have has die-cut fuselage formers but laser cut ribs and tailplane cores.

There is nothing holding the parts to the sheet except masking tape, luckily the part numbers have been burnt in.

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Re: Old noobie!

Post by Cliff Evans » 03 Apr 2019, 10:28

I etch all part numbers on to the parts as well.

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