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00trev
Brinky,
Yours looks very nice..
In TVSF we got the bug and there are 9 x Phase 5's currently being completed.. we are hoping 5 or 6 will make it to a mass launch in NW Wales in April.
 
The bare pic frame.. no carbon anywhere
 
Trev

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Brinky

Looking good Trev !

It's funny how the old classic's are coming back into fashion. I got a Phase Lift plan from Chris, when I got my Phase 5 plan, I'm just pondering whether to have a go at building it.

Since my1st flight I've increased the aileron & flap movement, as it was a little slow in the roll. The CoG was moved back a little during the flights as well. As there was a 25-30mph wind (and no ballast) it wasn't exactly the best of conditions for a test flight, but it flew really nicely.

Incidentally, I've also found out there's some on eBay whose making laser cut wing ribs for the Phase 5. Bit late now, but wonder if he'll do Phase Lift ribs..

Mike

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00trev

Its flown a lot now... this was its maiden

phase 5 1.JPG

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martynk

That looks great however, I cant see the photos from the build. Any suggestions why?

 

Martyn

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Austin

That looks great however, I cant see the photos from the build. Any suggestions why?

 

Martyn

Images fixed.

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martynk

Thanks Austin 

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Mark Moran

Always wanted to build one.  Anyone got a plan they don't want?

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Brinky

Hi,

You could just give Chris Foss a ring and get a new plan directly from him? It was only £10-£15 when I got one from Chris (can't remember exact price, sorry). 

Mike

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00trev

Guys .. anyone got problems with Chris's website?... has it disappeared?

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pete beadle

Hi 00Trev

Yes, I tried to leave a message on Chris's answerphone today as I was directed to "SoaringGadgets" when trying to find his website - Chris Foss Designs seems to have disappeared off the web although it still features on 192.com in Shoreham

Anyone heard anything? anyone got his e-mail or mobile?

Can't stop thinking the worst with all the other model shops packing it in........

Regards

Pete

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martynk

Starting with ChrisFoss.co.uk

Domain name:
        chrisfoss.co.uk

    Registrant:
        Chris Foss Designs

    Trading as: 
        Chris Foss Designs

    Registrant type:
        UK Sole Trader

    Registrant's address:
        Unit 1
        Freehold Street
        SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
        BN43 5TQ
        Unknown
        United Kingdom

    Data validation:
        Nominet was able to match the registrant's name and address against a 3rd party data source on 10-Dec-2012

    Registrar:
        Netcetera Ltd t/a Netcetera [Tag = NETC]
        URL: http://www.netcetera.co.uk

    Relevant dates:
        Registered on: 01-Oct-1999
        Expiry date:  01-Oct-2017
        Last updated:  01-Oct-2015

His domain  name was only updated recently.

H:\>nslookup
Default Server:  cygnus.czd.org.uk
Address:  192.168.0.12

> server 81.27.105.146
Default Server:  146-105-27-81.inetc.net
Address:  81.27.105.146

> set type=all
> chrisfoss.co.uk
Server:  146-105-27-81.inetc.net
Address:  81.27.105.146

chrisfoss.co.uk
        primary name server = ns1.nameservers.co.uk
        responsible mail addr = hostmaster.inetc.net
        serial  = 2011091201
        refresh = 7200 (2 hours)
        retry   = 1800 (30 mins)
        expire  = 604800 (7 days)
        default TTL = 86400 (1 day)
chrisfoss.co.uk internet address = 146.101.249.107
chrisfoss.co.uk nameserver = ns2.nameservers.co.uk
chrisfoss.co.uk nameserver = ns1.nameservers.co.uk
chrisfoss.co.uk MX preference = 50, mail exchanger = smtp689.inetc.net
chrisfoss.co.uk MX preference = 0, mail exchanger = smtp690.inetc.net
chrisfoss.co.uk text =

        "v=spf1 ip4:81.27.96.0/20 -all"
>
 

146.101.249.107 is assigned via RIPE in the NL to uk.telstra.com

inetnum:         146.101.0.0 - 146.101.255.255
netname:         PSINET-EUROPE-HOSTING
descr:           PSINet UK Dedicated Hosting
descr:           (Was originally UKNet / EUNet GB Space)
country:         GB
status:          LEGACY
                          
role:            PSINET UK Network Operations
address:         Telstra Europe Network Operations
address:         Telstra House
address:         21 Tabernacle Street
address:         London
address:         EC2A 1AE
address:         GB
phone:           +44 207 965 8888
fax-no:          +44 207 965 5646
e-mail:          network-ripe@uk.telstra.com

                            
role:            PSINet RIPE-DB
address:         Telstra Global
address:         The Blue Fin Building, Level 2, 110 Southwark Street SE1 0TA London United Kingdom
address:         GB
phone:           +44 20 7965 5800
fax-no:          +44 20 7858 8801
e-mail:          ripe-lir-contacts@uk.telstra.com


                            
route:           146.101.0.0/16
descr:           PSINet UK Dedicated Hosting
remarks:         (Was originally UKNet / EUNet GB space)

Telstra is an AU company and bought PSINET in 2004

This proves nothing but a NSlookup on uk.telstra.com

H:\>nslookup
Default Server:  cygnus.czd.org.uk
Address:  192.168.0.12

> set type=all
> uk.telstra.com
Server:  cygnus.czd.org.uk
Address:  192.168.0.12

Non-authoritative answer:
uk.telstra.com
        primary name server = pri1.dns.uk.psi.net
        responsible mail addr = hostmaster.intl.telstra.com
        serial  = 2014120300
        refresh = 28800 (8 hours)
        retry   = 1800 (30 mins)
        expire  = 2419200 (28 days)
        default TTL = 86400 (1 day)
uk.telstra.com  nameserver = pri2.dns.uk.psi.net
uk.telstra.com  nameserver = pri3.dns.uk.psi.net
uk.telstra.com  nameserver = pri1.dns.uk.psi.net
uk.telstra.com  MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = eu-smtp-inbound-2.mimecast.com
uk.telstra.com  MX preference = 5, mail exchanger = eu-smtp-inbound-1.mimecast.com
uk.telstra.com  internet address = 154.32.100.8

Only shows 1 internet (probably web) address - which when you try to connect to, gives the same error message (connection timeout) as chrisfoss.co.uk

My guess is that its a web site problem - possibly maintenance during the holiday window. Possibly uk.telstra have gone boobies up..

 

I would give Chris a ring tomorrow. He is a very approachable guy.

 

 

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pete beadle

Hi Martyn

Thanks for this

As you say it looks like a computer/website problem, so I'm sure you're right and I/we may be worrying unecessarily

I'm glad to say, the problem I was trying to overcome was solved by that very, very nice Mr Gary Binnie, who is an absolute goldmine of practical information about old gliders, so I don't now need to (potentially) interrupt Chris's Christmas break and will wait to ring him in the New Year......

Here's hoping none of you hard-working chaps will be coming back from your break with error messages, or worse, on your work PC's

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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Mixalis

I have been trying to contact Chriss Foss for about 20 days now....

i have phoned him many times....leaved him a message to his calling machine ,even sent him a fax but with no luck:no:

I want to acquire  the Phase 5 plans ...Does anyone know something about Mr.Foss????

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pete beadle

Hi Mixalis

I understand Chris is still having problems with both his new website and the phones, why not scroll through this topic and see if anyone has a Phase 5 plan you could borrow and copy?

Anyone got a spare plan/copy to help Mixalis out?

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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Mixalis

of course if someone can help me with the plan i will be more than grateful !!!

The Spring breeze has just started blowing from the sea and i would love to fly that model!!!

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Norman

That's a very nice glider. I was also planning to get a glider. But not familiar with the mechanics. So I decided to buy a smaller rc glider first, learn the mechanism then build my own glider. I found one at http://www.nitrotek.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/10463/s/reduced-hubsan-h301s-spy-hawk-5-8g-4ch-rc-plane-rtf-with-fpv-gps/category/1504/ . Is it a good idea to for this one???  It has the GPS which am sure I was going to put in anyway.

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evad

the link is not working norman , but for a first glider seems a bit expensive to me 

 

dave 

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John H

I have just had this Phase 5 thread pointed out to me and I just could not resist showing off my model. Built from the plan using laser cut ribs. Note the “authentication” signature on the top of the Fus. I met Chris at a glider comp and he very kindly signed it for me. Also note the 3D printed all moving tail mech – rock solid, much better than the bought units. First flight was at Ivanhoe a few week back – very please with it.

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Phase 5 Tail.JPG

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Rennell

so many cool gliders here.

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