News from across the pond...

 
From time-to-time we receive interesting news, photos, and tidbits from fellow aeromodelling enthusiasts from around the world...
 

 

April 9th, 2019

 
John Stennard from the UK continues to disquise the key components from cheap BoldClash BWhoop B-03 Pro quads into some truly impressive replicas of famous jet aircraft!
 

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(photos by John Stennard)

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March 14th, 2019

 
Stan Mauger from New Zealand, and editor of Slipstream magazine, sent us a couple of photos last month with this description:
 
I haven’t any new models to include but will attach my model room scene today. I am repairing several 48" span Austers in readiness for April to May, when we usually get the best (Autumn) weather. All models are free flight and for Mills 1.3 or 1.5cc diesels. The model with the yellow fuselage trim is a semi-scale looking Auster with identical flying surfaces to the others, to try to establish C of G, incidence and thrust settings for the other two models.
 
These early Auster models were based on the Taylorcraft Model "A" -  beefed up and redesigned for an inline engine. Not well known in Norh America, several were used by the RCAF, and there is one on display at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. It would make a fine R/C model at any scale!
auster 01
auster 02

February 2nd, 2019

 
The Peterborough Model Flying Club (UK) are mainly freeflight flyers, although many members also have r/c models ranging from lightweight indoor, outdoor sports, both power and glider, through to the various competition classes.
 
Here are some photos from the club's most recent indoor session on Sunday (Jan 27) - courtesy of webmaster Tony Beckett. For the complete photo set, visit the PMFC website and click on the "Latest Update".

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(photos by Tony Beckett)

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CLICK HERE for a short video of the CC-115 DHC-5 Buffalo.
 

January 16th, 2019

 
This news comes from renowned UK journalist and aeromodeller - John Stennard. He writes:
 
We have found that the Banggood quad/hover model will fly! The first couple of times it rose off the ground I immediately cut the motors. I then tried to fly it and I'm nearly at circuits. Obviously the angle of attack and motor power are critical and you need to use rudder, you don't want it to bank. All great fun.
 
John has a long history of experimenting with quad powered VTOL aircraft conversions, and now reports great success using parts from a disassembled BoldClash BWhoop B-03 Pro quad (dirt cheap - presently $32). To maximize performance and reduce weight, only the battery mount, flight board, and the four individual shrouds (with motors/props) are used. Scrap the frame and hull.
 
John is publishing an article on this topic - with full description and photos -  for an upcoming issue of  RCM&E magazine. Contact us if you are interested to learn more in the meantime...
 

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(photos by John Stennard)

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