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!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Things you Find!

I don't know if this really fits into a radio control blog because it's a non flying model but  - there will certainly be a lot of building involved.  Our Club President and I got invited to have a look at a collection of models and assorted radio's, motor's, and general bits and pieces that were stored under a house. As is often the case with this sort of thing there were some real treasures - like a 1/3rd scale Cessna Skylane, ditto Mk 9 Spitfire, ditto Ryan PT 19 and to go on is to painful because - as is also common in these cases - everything had badly deteriorated, the owner thinks they are worth much more than a knowledgeable buyer would pay - and so they will sit there while he tries to get his price - no one will pay it - the models etc will deteriorate even more and eventually it is likely they will all end up in the bloody dump!!

However - I did make one rescue - but - other than the fact it is approximately 1/8th scale - is a static display model and is a Fokker DR 1 Triplane I don't know much about it. 

It may be one of those "buy a bit a week with a magazine" type things and a quick look around the internet after I came home suggests it might be of UK origin.  Photos attached - if any one can identify it AND if any one knows where I can get some building instructions I would be most grateful. 

Please email me direct at  echo.echo100@gmail.com  if you can help. I'm also interested if anyone has some parts - particularly of the the tail feathers as they are non existent in what I brought home.