What's It all About ???

This page is all about the building and flying of radio controlled model aircraft. It's a highly diversified hobby that takes in as many skills as you like to use. Everything from electronics to carpentry, to painting, to drawing and designing with a little bit of metal work thrown in. Some builders even go into doing their own machining, pattern designing, fibre glassing, moulding and engine design. You can use electric motors, 2 stroke or 4 stroke internal combustion engines or even minature turbine (jet) engines for power. My own models use 2 and 4 stroke internal combustion engines and range in size from about a metre in wingspan to well over 3 metres from tip to tip!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Changes, changes !

I've finally got around to adding a Gallery and the photos will be changed from time to time to keep you up to date. It's a bit rough to start with but in the next week or so I'll sort it out, add some more captions and some new photos. I've also added some up date photos on the Phoenix, Senior Telemaster and Float Plane pages. My hand has now almost totally healed so I'm attacking the building boards and getting some very overdue models finished. Look for updates on the Lancaster, the Aero Commander and the Fournier pages as well as a couple of new builds I've started to look at.  As usual I've been driving myself into a frenzy over plans I JUST HAVE TO HAVE and that has landed me with some really interesting challenges. I'm determined not to start anything else until I've cleared the back log but that sounds ominously like "famous last words". Plans I've recently purchased include a 110" F.W. 152H, A 101" B25 Mitchell, a 94" DH103 Hornet and a 84" Mk10 Wellington!! Yeah I know - I'm stark raving mad. Ha, ha, ha