It's getting near that time of year again - down here in the southern hemisphere today is the 6th day of Winter - it's also the Anniversary of the D Day landing in Europe for those who have a short memory or are to young to know - remember though that a lot of the men who went ashore that day were also very young and never got to grow old and forgetful. Lest We Forget!
The model I am building of a Lancaster is an aircraft from that conflict and while we marvel at the engineering of the engines and radio that will go into the model never forget that many of the men who flew the real thing never had that sort of technology but still pressed the attack to the enemy. MY model will be finished to represent an aircraft flown by a Tasmanian pilot and crew. I have added some information and some more photos to the 6th June update on the Lancaster page.
Some readers may note that my Lanzo Bomber build page has disappeared - no sorry - I haven't lost it but handed the half built model onto a member of my club to finish. He wanted it - I have to rationalise the number of projects I'm trying to build at once - and TRY to get some control and order to my hangar.
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!