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  2. oipigface

    Bernard Henwood 1939- 2019

    Thanks, Pete, though I don’t think your theory is consistent with the evidence. I spent a year in the USA and thought I would take a kit to build over the winter. So the kit was British. If I remember rightly, it was foam wings and a lot of wood. I built it in a friend’s basement during a very cold and snowy Chicago winter, and sold it when it came time to return. ... and thanks, BOF. I remember the design was definitely called Stiletto, but I cannot for the life of me understand why the first three letters I put on the wing were STY...! I wonder if I’ve still got a plan?
  3. You need modelfixings.co.uk Phil. Edit - haha - posted at the same time
  4. Have you seen - http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/index.html? I think I've used them...... They're in Nottingham and they take PayPal. I have no connection with them or any similar supplier. There are certainly others in the UK. The prices look competitive too. They do 'servo screws' as well...
  5. pete beadle

    Bernard Henwood 1939- 2019

    Hi OPF I remember, back in the day, there was a modified Stilleto going the rounds of mainly northern comps called an Aletto I would imagine the Styletto however, was one of those interesting names based on style that the US flyers delighted in mis-naming to make a point! I agree totally with BrianA when he say we've had the best of the hobby and are now facing a bleak future but I am cheered by the fact Bernie was a major contributor to the "design and make it yourself" era we oldies reveled in, and are all the better for. Unfortunately it is true that you don't know what you had 'til it's gone. But I'm fairly sure Bernie's "Stilleto Series" was featured in a big spread in the Soarer, quite possibly when he was editor, and was very highly regarded at the time, so, at least there'll be one place where Bernie's talents were seen and appreciated. RIP Bernie Regards Pete BARCS1702
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  7. We have the August 10/11 weekend booked at the National Model Flying Centre. I am planning to run two separate one-day BMFA League events and I expecting some people to stay overnight for a social evening. This would be an ideal opportunity for people who are thinking of starting DLG or those learning the subtleties to get help and advice. More detail as the planning evolves - your inputs are welcome here.
  8. Marc Sinclair

    WANTED - V-Tail for Nan Xplorer

    Is that £750 for the pair of elevators Gary?
  9. Hi all About two-three weeks ago I needed a small number of M3 X 15mm long, cross head steel and plastic screws/bolts. I wasted two days searching for suppliers/stockists locally (NW London) visiting them, then gradually widening my search to anyone in the UK prepared to sell me a few screws to replace some wing retaining screws on my Sprite Thermal E. Anyone who knows the screws I mean, will know the ones provided in the Vladimirs kit...they are TINY! .......So, having successfully used longer replacements previously, I wanted to exchange the tiny screws supplied with longer, easier to handle, harder to lose screws I finally gave up, and ordered some steel and some black plastic ones from Amazon.........they arrived yesterday. Two small plastic packets plastered with China Air Mail stickers, one packet containing 10 steel M3 screws, one packet containing 50 black plastic screws, sent from China......So, remembering roughly what Amazon had charged me for the two packs I looked up the amounts billed for each, to find that 10 steel screws were charged at £3.99 delivered and 50 plastic ones were charged at £2.87 delivered! How can the UK possibly compete with prices like this! Amazing! and, even if these prices were "teaser" prices, I WILL be going direct to Amazon/China, without wasting my time trying to source in the UK for my next small orders of fixings......screws to you! Flabbergasted of Edgware AKA Pete BARCS1702
  10. Marc Sinclair

    Bernard Henwood 1939- 2019

    RIP Bernie Henwood
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  12. EssexBOF

    Bernard Henwood 1939- 2019

    Pretty sure that the model in the picture is not a Stlletto as Bernies one had a very slim fuselage. He wrote a lot in the long lamented Soarer Magzine, whilst I only met him at RG and Nats, he was always good company. Reaching the stage where most of the soaring generation of my time have gone, but looking back I think we had the best times, before we are assaulted with all this new legislation. The last picture says it all, as you would not be allowed to fly overlooking fullsize runways now.
  13. Eamon

    WANTED - V-Tail for Nan Xplorer

    Cheers Gary Will PM now.
  14. Gary B

    WANTED - V-Tail for Nan Xplorer

    I think predictive text caught his surname, most likely Mark Devall, known as Fozzie.
  15. Eamon

    WANTED - V-Tail for Nan Xplorer

    Cheers Graham, is he on this site? Couldnt find him in messages. Eamon
  16. wixy

    WANTED - V-Tail for Nan Xplorer

    Try Mark Decal I gave him the original electric version off this model ,but it was written off ? Maybe the tails survived G
  17. You are invited to Kent Interclub Glider 3 Multi Launch competition to be held 30 June 2019 at Leigh Park Farm, near Tonbridge. This is an open competition and non-Kent Interclub club members are very welcome (entry fee £5. Scores count towards the BARCS Multi Launch League). Please notify me via email (whitstable.nick@outlook.com) or PM on this forum no later than 6pm Fri 28 June with model class, and frequency if not 2.4 (Glider, Electric, Open, 100" etc) so a matrix can be set up. A decision on whether to go ahead if the weather is marginal will be posted here by 10-30am Sat 29 June. The rules are a variant of BARCS Multilaunch. Electric launch gliders must be fitted with an AMRT (height limiter) which cuts the motor at 30 secs and records the launch height. Electric launch maximum height is 175m and there is a penalty of 3 pts per metre for Electric launches exceeding it. Most pilots will want to set AMRTs to cut a little below 175m. It is fine instead to use F5J firmware and cut the motor manually. We want to have a full day's flying so please check in 09:30 latest and be ready for Pilots Briefing at 09:45 with the competition starting at 10:00 sharp. Weather permitting, a minimum of 4 rounds and a maximum of 6 rounds will be flown Tonbridge_directions.pdf
  18. Gromit

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    With 25 entries now being confirmed, only 10 places remaining for this yrs event. After which a reserve list will be compiled. My thanks to all who have already entered this years event Team entries;- Would Team members kindly email me these details please, (swallacegromit@aol.com), I would like to add this info to the entry details, thank you. Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec.
  19. Above, Peter with X Models Stingray & X Models Bhyon. Above, The X Models Bhyon X Models designed the Bhyon for high performance in lighter wind conditions, it has a thin wing profile that takes advantage of the variation of camber. Sadly there was not enough time for Peter to show off the flight capabilities of the Bhyon, Peter will therefore be returning with the Bhyon at a future event Bhyon description & Spec here http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.com/bhyon Stu, Whitesheet RFC.
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  21. Above, Another gorgeous model, Peter with his Voloinpendio Graecalis. Frustratingly a flap servo decided that the 'Showcase day' was the one for it to begin playing up on. Thankfully however this occurred during pre flight checks. Looking on the bright side though, it does of course mean that Peter will have to return to Whitesheet with the Graecalis at a future date . Graecalis details & spec here http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.com/graecalis Stu, Whitesheet RFC.
  22. Tone-the-glider

    The English Open F3f 2019.

    Hi Stuart please include me for the above event BMFA S 165556 Freestyler 4 Ascot Cyril All on 2.4Mhz Thanks and Regards Tony R
  23. Wish I’d seen this go! Hoping I can get together with Peter soon and give it a try Iain
  24. Thank you for your kind word Stu. It was a good day, thank you for setting it up and getting Pete to bring the range with him. I thoroughly enjoyed giving the Stingray a light workout. As you know I am a big fan of the X Stingray. In the first year I had it I flew it virtually every outing. Iain
  25. It was a pleasure Stu. I will pass on your compliments to the senior management, regarding the cake. It was a great day, with good winds. That Mr Rose was a complete hooligan, brilliant to watch! Thanks to you Stu, for setting it all up. Mike.
  26. Huge thanks from myself & on behalf of everyone at the event, to Whitesheet RFC member Mike Bleathman. This for keeping us all well fed throughout the day by cooking Bacon rolls & bringing along the very best Victoria sponge I have ever eaten., thank you Mike Above, Mike & the 'British Bake off' Victoria sponge Stu, Whitesheet RFC.
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