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The Ahi is great fun. I always seem to be grinning like The Cheshire Cat when I fly mine. Pricey? Yes but that wound soon heals when you fly it.

An old F3f model will make a superb aero steed though. You will not need anything modern and super slippery to be good at aeros. The 3m size models are so much easier to fly than the 2m size, just smoother and the energy retention will be a revelation to you.

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the Typhoon is a good model. Pretty aerobatic too.  Just you question rcrcm build quality at times.

Anyone know anything about the Stan  Yeo turbo esprit? Got an unbuilt kit under the bed (blue foam wings). 

 

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14 hours ago, wookman said:

If you fancy a bit of carpentry you might consider the Island Models Quark 2M.

It's fully symet but quite light so good in moderate conditions.

https://islandmodels.ie/home/3-quark-2m.html

Or a Phoenix Model Products Sierra Mk2...

Thank you so much Wookman!  Now that Quark 2m has really taken my fancy!  What's not to like?  Short kit not expensive and looks fairly quick to make (much as I love building, I've got a lot of other stuff on and don't really have the time for a bottom-up plan build).  2m is a good size (two-part wings), and I love The Quark's cheeky appearance.  I was originally thinking about a 4-servo wing for crow, but hey that's two more units of cost plus the extra installation.

I had a look at the Sierra Mk2 plan which I quite like (a hillside chum has a Stiletto from Stan Yeo), but it isn't packaged up as a kit wouldn't be as fast a build.

Quark 2m on order... 🙂

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16 hours ago, Skip said:

Don't be scared of symmetrical. Just don't try to float them around. Same goes for most planes. Up elevator is a brake that leads to stalling. Keep em running.

If the Phase 6 is ailerons driven by individual servos (a worthwhile mod if it isnt), any 1/4 decent radio will let you camber the trailing edge for more lift if you need it.

Cheers for this Skip.  Basic stuff I'm sure for the old hands, but valuable for an intermediate like myself to understand and put into practice.

 

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3 hours ago, satinet said:

Anyone know anything about the Stan  Yeo turbo esprit? Got an unbuilt kit under the bed (blue foam wings). 

Turbo Esprit - bought a kit from Stan way back in 1998. Flew the wings on different fuselages - never got round to building the fus. Had 2x wing servos for camber snap etc. Flew ok but back-to-back with a Phase 6 Sport the P6 flew better. The wing section looked identical to P6 Pro - symmetrical de-cambered E374.

Think of it as a P6 Pro - pretty much the same thing. Someone will love it - Stan did.

Phil.

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Another video of the Quark 2 - this one of Danny Chapman (of Picasim fame) flying his in Ireland, along with a delightful sound-track rather than the usual in-your-face noise! 

 

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On 28/10/2018 at 10:49, pete beadle said:

Hi all

Then, having found out that David and Graham Woods were ISA members, I first bought an Aeolus and then made another Aeolus (Greek god of the wind) because they were such brilliant aerobatic designs

So, my advice? find a plan/pack for an Aeolus, :frantics::thumbsup::)

Regards

Pete

BARCS 1702

Hi Pete

A friend of mine, Mike Gundry , had the impressive Aeolus III way back in the eighties and  I have been trolling the  RCGroups  and Google for nigh on a decade to find a plan or even a three view without success, so pleased as all heck to find your post as recent as a year ago, especially the  plan/pack part.  ;-)

I did quickly have a  squiz on Favonius and could not see for looking but would really appreciate any link you  or anyone else could give  me to sourcing a plan/pack for the Aeolus :)

Thanks and regards

Dave Greer  - Durban.

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Hi iti20090

David Woods is a BARCS member - his forum name is f3fisa - which accesses his website

I don't think he ever produced a semi-kit but I'm sure he'll be able to sort you out as regards a plan

Try him direct first, and if you can't get a reply I'll E-mail him for you, you should get a reply though, he's usually very good with responding

Regards

Pete

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53 minutes ago, pete beadle said:

Hi iti20090

David Woods is a BARCS member - his forum name is f3fisa - which accesses his website

I don't think he ever produced a semi-kit but I'm sure he'll be able to sort you out as regards a plan

Try him direct first, and if you can't get a reply I'll E-mail him for you, you should get a reply though, he's usually very good with responding

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

Magic thanks Pete, I have popped Dave @  f3fisa a pm and will hang on for a reply. 🙂

Will let you know if get stuck, thanks muchly.

Cheers

Dave Greer

 

 

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2 hours ago, iti20090 said:

Hi Pete

A friend of mine, Mike Gundry , had the impressive Aeolus III way back in the eighties and  I have been trolling the  RCGroups  and Google for nigh on a decade to find a plan or even a three view without success, so pleased as all heck to find your post as recent as a year ago, especially the  plan/pack part.  😉

I did quickly have a  squiz on Favonius and could not see for looking but would really appreciate any link you  or anyone else could give  me to sourcing a plan/pack for the Aeolus :)

Thanks and regards

Dave Greer  - Durban.

Hi Dave (and Pete)

Just dug out some old pics from decades ago and scanned them for you. The original Aeolus was all balsa, then we had a mould made for a fuselage by Bill Longley, I think we sold 100+ back in the day. No idea what happened to the mould though. I think these images of mine and David's models may have the fibreglass fuzzes but they were the same design. I also have a copy of the original plan (courtesy of Greg Dakin) which I will photograph this afternoon and put on here. No kit exists but it may be possible to copy the plan if I can find a shop that will do a one off copy. Funny thing, David just bought the wood for an Aeolus. 

regards, Graham (& David) Woods

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Graham Woods
2 hours ago, iti20090 said:

Hi Pete

A friend of mine, Mike Gundry , had the impressive Aeolus III way back in the eighties and  I have been trolling the  RCGroups  and Google for nigh on a decade to find a plan or even a three view without success, so pleased as all heck to find your post as recent as a year ago, especially the  plan/pack part.  😉

I did quickly have a  squiz on Favonius and could not see for looking but would really appreciate any link you  or anyone else could give  me to sourcing a plan/pack for the Aeolus :)

Thanks and regards

Dave Greer  - Durban.

Small version of plan photograph.

gw

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Excellent, thanks muchly Graham, Pete and Dave, all sorted with Graham on pm and looking forward to the post in due course.  🙂

Kind regards

Dave

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Hi Graham

How good is your memory?

Do you remember me coming round to your palatial abode in Southgate to pick up that beautifully airbrushed  fuselage from the Aeolus featured in the pic with the Skyleader Tx ?(on 62).......it featured gold fish scales.......I'd asked after one at the ISA Bring'buy, and you'd said "I think I've got a spare one at home" So I came round the following day to pick it up........I flew that Aeolus for YEARS:yes::) lovely design.....very fish-like......like a KIPPER......a slope kipper......:D

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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