Sunday, 31 December 2017

Progress to date on Fun Flyer !

This is the plane awaiting refurbishment in my garage . This was the fun flyer I have mentioned previously in Speedy Brit's post . It was given to me with a damaged Super Air and another plane that Pete Scanlon repaired and flew:

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Friday, 22 December 2017

Friday afternoon, what no Paul?

Monday, 18 December 2017

Extreme wot 4

Slowly progressing with the build,  glued all the ailerons and flaps with supplied type robart hinges no problems. Fitting the flap and aileron servos to the mounts. The control horns were fitted with four screws but two of the screws supplied are two short to go through the ail/flaps balsa had to use some slightly longer screws from stock.  Looking at the clevisis they seem a bit cheap so replaced them with 3mm ball joints but that meant replacing the supplied push rods because they were to short with using ball joints.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Tip of the day

Whilst I am gluing my hinges in to the extreme wing, useful tip whilst mixing epoxy do you have to scratch around for something to mix on? What I do,is use post it notes mix your epoxy then tear off the layer hey you have a clean surface for next time. Rc Fly

First repair Can't keep letting Mike do them ;)

Friday, 15 December 2017

Wot 4 Extreme build

Started the build last night. First job was to heatshrink the wings, tail and control surfaces and seal all the edges of the solarfilm, when I opened the box you could see ripples and loose covering. It is rather tedious but I hate covering coming loose because it never sticks back. Then even more tedious is to seal all edges with nail varnish. (yes all edges). I smeared with epoxy the servo covers around the hole for added security.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Just a quick question as a new member would anyone be interested in a build blog on this site. I am not sure if this site is just for news items or members can submit articles. I have just got a wot 4 extreme and intend putting in a dle 55. Thought it might be of interest.
Any comments?
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Build blog

Just a quick question as a new member would anyone be interested in a build blog on this site, I am not sure if should do this or it is allowed. The model in question is a wot 4 extreme with a dle 55

Monday, 11 December 2017


Mike - SW winds for Castle Hill - tried to get people interested in slope soaring but very few takers - even put maps on here. 
Our weather systems have gone to pot and the usually strong SW winds we used to get are now fairly low wind days so we can fly at the field. What we get now is a more northerly wind content and this crazy mix with today’s disruptive weather is a typical example. The picture below shows the low pressure system of 975 mb -  running up the English Channel, this type of Low pressure system is usually reserved for Icelandic latitudes...


I have updated the club committee list on the blog and I think we could do with another Dave !

When the Cllff Wacker is ready for flight !

Speedy Brit, when you have finished the Cliff Wacker let me know so we can get a slope soaring session in. It is snowing at present here 52 miles from Sheppey and has been all morning so flying is out of the question, but you guys sometimes fly off the Minster cliffs when the wind is Northerly, I prefer Castle Hill when the winds are South Westerly and slightly warmer. Two years ago I refurbished a really badly put together Middlephase 2 glider I got from E-bay thinking a trip to Castle Hill would be on the cards with Broken Wing and Co. So far this has not happened for a few years.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017