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Greetings! I'm Pete, a.k.a. "Chef" and I'm an alcoh…..oh, no, wrong forum. I've been flying for a while now, both flat field and slope, although I still don't claim to be any good at either. I did my BMFA 'A' for the flat field stuff but over the years I have gravitated more towards the slope flying. I usually fly with my mates 'Whopper', 'The 'Barron' and 'Scallion' who are all based at opposite ends of the south of the country, so we meet up whenever we can and wherever the wind is in the right direction. Just got back from a great weekend at the Bwlch, and this year I've spent a week at the Great Orme and the Ski Slope and flown several other great sites including both sides of Whitesheet, Contisbury and Crooks Peak. I've been fortunate enough to have been sloping at Hahnenmoos, Switzerland a couple of years ago, and we are planning a return trip for 2020. My main slopers include an X-Models Whisper, RCRCM DG600, Multiplex Solius and a 3m FlyFly Condor Evo Magic. I also have a Wild Thing, Top Model Thermik Dream, Royal Model MDM-1 Fox and a good ol' Middle Phase. Hello to you all! Pete
Hi all I'm hoping one (or more) of you can help me out I've been trying to contact South Coast Sailplanes by e-mail - so far no reply I've trawled the net for building instructions from X - Models but can't find any I bought this Whisper recently and the seller confirmed he'd fitted a new one piece V- tail to it...... Trouble is, where to drill the holes to fit the horn attachments? I'm assuming the elevators should be fitted with horns as near as possible to the trailing edges of the elevators and parallel to their front edges(?), however, because I usually use brass columns with threaded collars with ends machined to suit 2mm clevises, I see if I use that system and drill the holes for them where I usually do, I'll be drilling these holes perilously close to the edge of the internal strengthening (see pics) and, even if I do fit them there, the pushrods or wires I do fit, will be entering/exiting the rear fuselage right on the line of the rear fuselage mouldings/sides, and possibly just outside their line..... Can I get someone's help in finding how X-Models say this should be done, or, alternatively how another Whisper builder/assembler has done his? I'd really appreciate some help on this...... Regards Pete BARCS1702