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!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Heart Break P38.

The more progress I make with this kit the more I'm tearing my hair out trying to get it right. As previously mentioned I think this is an early production kit. - By early I think I mean it was made by Ugg the Caveman with a blunt chisel and a stone hammer. There are that many errors - some minor, some major, that I am of the opinion that only a very experienced and patient scratch builder would have any hope of finally getting the bloody thing into the air. To call it ARF is a bad joke and the fact that it's partly factory assembled makes getting it right a frustrating task. It always takes longer and is harder to correct some one else's mistakes than to build it properly in the first place.

I have read a number of reviews of what appears to be the same kit - my example had no manufacturers name on the box or the paper work - and I have yet to see any one who is, or has, experienced the same problems that I have. I can only assume that my kit is a very early production sample - when it appears there was no quality control or - I've been caught with someone's poor quality fake copy. Unfortunately I have no come  back as the original local supplier is apparently out of business.

In the next day or so I will publish a full list of all the errors I have encountered with this kit - hopefully it might save some one else buying a load of crap like mine has turned out to be. The full list will be published on the P38 build page.

The list of problems I have found in the construction of this kit are now published on the P38 build page.