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Some Pictures of my, somewhat modified, version of the 72" TN Spitfire. Modelled after the Duxford-based EP120-Spit. Did a electric conversion, it has a 10S 5000mAh setup, but final weight is still only 6.3 kg (it is very lightened in the rear end...). I'm very happy with the design, very easy to fly !!

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Some Pictures of my, somewhat modified, version of the 72" TN Spitfire. Modelled after the Duxford-based EP120-Spit. Did a electric conversion, it has a 10S 5000mAh setup, but final weight is still only 6.3 kg (it is very lightened in the rear end...). I'm very happy with the design, very easy to fly !!/p>

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Some Pictures of my, somewhat modified, version of the 72" TN Spitfire. Modelled after the Duxford-based EP120-Spit. Did a electric conversion, it has a 10S 5000mAh setup, but final weight is still only 6.3 kg (it is very lightened in the rear end...). I'm very happy with the design, very easy to fly !!

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This is my RetroJet build in winter 2013-2014. Flys great and fast. Engine is Simjet 1950. Built by Svein-Tore Gundersen in Norway

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Built by Tony Waters

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Built by Tony Waters

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Built by Tony Waters

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Built by Tony Waters

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Built by Tony Waters

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Built by Tony Waters

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Built by Richard Baylis

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Built by Richard Baylis

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Built by Michel Aerts. Here is a picture of my halifax wich flies beautifully in Belgium. it is probably the only one in Belgium! Thanks for this great kit.

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Built by Michel Aerts. Here is a picture of my halifax wich flies beautifully in Belgium. it is probably the only one in Belgium! Thanks for this great kit.

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Built by Richard Baylis

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Built by Adam Templin

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Built by Adam Templin

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Built by Adam Templin

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Built by Chris Malcomnson

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Built by Sandy Taylor. Here are a couple of pics from my "re" finishing of my hurri from your plans. It is a replica of my grandfathers plane he flew in Burma

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Built by Sandy Taylor. Here are a couple of pics from my "re" finishing of my hurri from your plans. It is a replica of my grandfathers plane he flew in Burma

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Built by Tim Aspinall

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Built by Tim Aspinall

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Built by Chris Malcomnson

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Built by Rod Browning

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Built by Chris Malcomnson. Hi Tony Here are some pics of my Lanc for your website , it looked great. Lots of rivets, fiberglassed, painted with latex paint and had painted insignia.

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Built by Rod Browning

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Some of the particulars of my plane: Motor is a Saito .82. Retracts are Robart 3/16" 90 degree mechanical. Retract servos are a pair of cheap Tower Pro MG996R. Other servos are Hitek HS81's in the wing and Futaba S3003's in the fuse. Covering is Ultracote. Weight is 7.5 lb.

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Some of the particulars of my plane: Motor is a Saito .82. Retracts are Robart 3/16" 90 degree mechanical. Retract servos are a pair of cheap Tower Pro MG996R. Other servos are Hitek HS81's in the wing and Futaba S3003's in the fuse. Covering is Ultracote. Weight is 7.5 lb.

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I thought that you might like to see a mod for the power battery access to your 62" Hurricane. Also the model depicts a Mk1 Hurricane used by the Finnish Air Force in 1940 against the Russians during the "Continuation War". Just waiting for the first test flight. Many thanks Mike Brown

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I thought that you might like to see a mod for the power battery access to your 62" Hurricane. Also the model depicts a Mk1 Hurricane used by the Finnish Air Force in 1940 against the Russians during the "Continuation War". Just waiting for the first test flight. Many thanks Mike Brown

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Built by Bob Donkers from Holland. The engine is a MVVS 15cc

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Built by Bob Donkers from Holland. The engine is a MVVS 15cc

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Built by Paul Barker, photos taken at our field 35 miles north of Houston

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Built by Paul Barker, photos taken at our field 35 miles north of Houston

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Tony's 11 foot Electric Powered 5S LiPo, Lancaster Built by Alan Bradshaw in USA

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Built by Roy Thompson of the Basingstoke Model Aero Club

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Built by Roy Thompson of the Basingstoke Model Aero Club

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Built by Paul Barker, photos taken at our field 35 miles north of Houston

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She has flown and she flies very well, Here are some pictures. The model went together nicely a most enjoyable build, This one is based on Flt. Lt. Peter Vaughan-Fowlers aircraft of No. 161 squadron from the shuttleworth collection Many thanks.

Built by Simon Stanley of The Bickley Model Flying club

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She has flown and she flies very well, Here are some pictures. The model went together nicely a most enjoyable build, This one is based on Flt. Lt. Peter Vaughan-Fowlers aircraft of No. 161 squadron from the shuttleworth collection Many thanks.

Built by Simon Stanley of The Bickley Model Flying club

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She has flown and she flies very well, Here are some pictures. The model went together nicely a most enjoyable build, This one is based on Flt. Lt. Peter Vaughan-Fowlers aircraft of No. 161 squadron from the shuttleworth collection Many thanks.

Built by Simon Stanley of The Bickley Model Flying club

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She has flown and she flies very well, Here are some pictures. The model went together nicely a most enjoyable build, This one is based on Flt. Lt. Peter Vaughan-Fowlers aircraft of No. 161 squadron from the shuttleworth collection Many thanks.

Built by Simon Stanley of The Bickley Model Flying club

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I have just finished my 1st from plan build of your 72” Spitfire, Electric power, electric retracts. I have thoroughly enjoyed the build. Not flown yet the weather has been terrible. Unfortunately the model has an all up weight of 20Ib; it has full 90 degree flaps so should slow down ok. Attached are some pictures of the finished model. I have learnt a lot from this build which has inspired me to start a new project. George from 4-Max recommended the electric setup. Prop 20” x 10” Motor Professional Series PPPO-6367-230 Batteries 2 x 5 Cell 5000 mAh ESC 100 amp.

Built by Mark Weber from Ilkley Yorkshire.

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I have just finished my 1st from plan build of your 72” Spitfire, Electric power, electric retracts. I have thoroughly enjoyed the build. Not flown yet the weather has been terrible. Unfortunately the model has an all up weight of 20Ib; it has full 90 degree flaps so should slow down ok. Attached are some pictures of the finished model. I have learnt a lot from this build which has inspired me to start a new project. George from 4-Max recommended the electric setup. Prop 20” x 10” Motor Professional Series PPPO-6367-230 Batteries 2 x 5 Cell 5000 mAh ESC 100 amp.

Built by Mark Weber from Ilkley Yorkshire.

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Please find attached photos of my two Vampires from your plan. Both have been modified, one has been based upon an early fighter version with a short nose and rounded wing tips, the other is the later trainer version (but only one pilot in the cockpit due to space restriction!) with the revised tail fins and nose length as per plan. Both have had the fuselage depth increased, the wing taper increased a little and the elevators controlled by snakes run inside one of the booms. Both fly excellently on old OS25s.

Built by Brian West.

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Please find attached photos of my two Vampires from your plan. Both have been modified, one has been based upon an early fighter version with a short nose and rounded wing tips, the other is the later trainer version (but only one pilot in the cockpit due to space restriction!) with the revised tail fins and nose length as per plan. Both have had the fuselage depth increased, the wing taper increased a little and the elevators controlled by snakes run inside one of the booms. Both fly excellently on old OS25s.

Built by Brian West.

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Built by one of our French Customers - Jacques Barbera

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Just a quick line to thank you for a great model. Recently finished the winter build and she flys beautifully, just a couple of clicks of aileron to get her hands off.

Built by Chris Bish.

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I have been building your 62” Spitfire from the plan pack and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for designing such a great model. I have maidened it today and it truly is a wonderful design and ever so docile! A real peach.


Built by Martin Friedrichs.

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I just thought i'd email you with a couple of photo's of my TN 46" Spitfire. I'm looking forward to building my next TN model :)


Built by Iain Bacegalupox.

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Here is a picture of my newly completed Lysander. It is powered by a Saio 62 and uses Hitec radio gear. It is covered in solartex and painted in the scheme of the Mk3 Target Tug Lysander from the Canadian Warplane Heritage collection. Paint masks from Flightline Graphics. And yes the radio hatch does shut!
Here's a video of it


Built by Max Warren.

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Here is a picture of my newly completed Lysander. It is powered by a Saio 62 and uses Hitec radio gear. It is covered in solartex and painted in the scheme of the Mk3 Target Tug Lysander from the Canadian Warplane Heritage collection. Paint masks from Flightline Graphics. And yes the radio hatch does shut!
Here's a video of it


Built by Max Warren.

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Here is a picture of my newly completed Lysander. It is powered by a Saio 62 and uses Hitec radio gear. It is covered in solartex and painted in the scheme of the Mk3 Target Tug Lysander from the Canadian Warplane Heritage collection. Paint masks from Flightline Graphics. And yes the radio hatch does shut!
Here's a video of it


Built by Max Warren.

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Some nice shots of Tony's 72" Lancaster
Motors, ESC's and LiPo's supplied by 4-Max

Built by Colin Low.

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Some nice shots of Tony's 72" Lancaster
Motors, ESC's and LiPo's supplied by 4-Max

Built by Colin Low.

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the aircraft is done in the livery of Lt Charles Green


Built by Paul Morris.

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Here is a pic of my Cosmic Wind. My first build. Thank you for clear plans and the cutting list/layout was invaluable.


Built by Graham Chadwick .

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Once the Mosquito had become a reliable flyer my attention turned to the Moskito.All the lessons I had learnt while making the Mosquito came in very handy while making the Moskito.
Built by Terry Pirovetsis.

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Once the Mosquito had become a reliable flyer my attention turned to the Moskito.All the lessons I had learnt while making the Mosquito came in very handy while making the Moskito.
Built by Terry Pirovetsis.

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This photo was taken by David Ashby of RCM&E.
Motors, ESC's and LiPo's supplied by 4-Max

Built by Colin Low.

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The DH Mosquito was always one of my favourite aircraft and when I saw how easy the plans looked I had to have a go.It took me a few years to get started but once I got going I couldn’t stop.
Built by Terry Pirovetsis.

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The DH Mosquito was always one of my favourite aircraft and when I saw how easy the plans looked I had to have a go.It took me a few years to get started but once I got going I couldn’t stop.
Built by Terry Pirovetsis.

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This is the Westfield models Panavia Tornado converted to electric power, using a Purple Power motor, ESC and battery from 4-Max. It's a real joy to fly. With a 1:1 power to weight ratio, it really flys jet like. Great fun.
Built by Colin Low

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This is the Westfield models Panavia Tornado converted to electric power, using a Purple Power motor, ESC and battery from 4-Max. It's a real joy to fly. With a 1:1 power to weight ratio, it really flys jet like. Great fun.
Built by Colin Low

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The aircraft represents a B17G of 96BG, 338 BS which flew out of Snetterton Heath, a local airfield for me. Power comes from 4 x outrunners with 2 x 3700 lipo's. It has plenty of power & can stooge around on half throttle until I get bored! It flies beautifully as if on rails.
Built by Steve Cooksley.

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The aircraft represents a B17G of 96BG, 338 BS which flew out of Snetterton Heath, a local airfield for me. Power comes from 4 x outrunners with 2 x 3700 lipo's. It has plenty of power & can stooge around on half throttle until I get bored! It flies beautifully as if on rails.
Built by Steve Cooksley.

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John Fewell's Aerovan

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John Fewell's Aerovan

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132" Lancaster
Built by Marius Jordaan and Allard Walker of Cape Town, South Africa in 2003, and was the first really large electric model to fly in South Africa. It was powered by four geared Astro 05 brushed motors and forty Nicad cells.

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With the numerous flying sites we have in Cape Town for all year round sloping, I could not resist to also build a slope version.
Dan du Toit, Cape Town, South Africa.

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With the numerous flying sites we have in Cape Town for all year round sloping, I could not resist to also build a slope version.
Dan du Toit, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Unlike finding a suitable motor for the size plane, I enlarged the plans to suit a motor I already had. The end product therefore had a wingspan of 1000mm.
Dan du Toit, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Unlike finding a suitable motor for the size plane, I enlarged the plans to suit a motor I already had. The end product therefore had a wingspan of 1000mm.
Dan du Toit, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Regarding the Zero, I did stick to the designed size and as with all your other designs, it flies like a dream.
Dan du Toit, Cape Town, South Africa.

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72" Lancaster built by Ian Walton from the original plan & CNC pack

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72" Lancaster built by Ian Walton from the original plan & CNC pack

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72" Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress built by Matthew Harrowven Nav lights and eurokit air/spring gear, also I installed split flaps and a retracting tail wheel, AUW 9lbs 2ozs, flys silky smooth and with flaps lands at walking pace!

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72" Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress built by Matthew Harrowven Nav lights and eurokit air/spring gear, also I installed split flaps and a retracting tail wheel, AUW 9lbs 2ozs, flys silky smooth and with flaps lands at walking pace!

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72" Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress built by Matthew Harrowven Nav lights and eurokit air/spring gear, also I installed split flaps and a retracting tail wheel, AUW 9lbs 2ozs, flys silky smooth and with flaps lands at walking pace!

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72" Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress built by Matthew Harrowven Nav lights and eurokit air/spring gear, also I installed split flaps and a retracting tail wheel, AUW 9lbs 2ozs, flys silky smooth and with flaps lands at walking pace!

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The 72" Lancaster is the later design. It has working landing lights and bomb doors with Robart air/air gear AUW 9lbs and flys fine!

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The 72" Lancaster is the later design. It has working landing lights and bomb doors with Robart air/air gear AUW 9lbs and flys fine!

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As this is the first plane I’ve ever built she’s taking quite a lot of abuse but its great how you can almost annihilate this model and then just get out the superglue and off you go again!! Built by Piers Lincoln.

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Building the Zero gave me new confidence in my own ability. With that in mind I moved on to the Corsair which is a personal favourite. I’m really impressed with the end result. Built by Piers Lincoln.

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72" Lancaster built from the original plans. Power configuration - 4 brushless motors turning 8" Vario Prop scale 3-blade props set to 6" pitch. 2 off 3S1P 3200mA LiPo's paired to inner and outer motors. Weight is 2.4kg.
Built by Mark Davies, South Australia.

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23" English Electric Lightning

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The model has working inner gear doors and a 15" three blade Vario Prop powered by 6s LiPo's, which produces tremendous thrust.
Built by Ian Walton.

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The model has working inner gear doors and a 15" three blade Vario Prop powered by 6s LiPo's, which produces tremendous thrust.
Built by Ian Walton.

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Here's one from Snohomish Washington USA.
Really enjoyed the build. Has an OS 75 AX and as with Ian's it also has working inner gear doors.
Built by Dave Menzimer

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I saw the magazine in a news stand here in the Seattle area and immediately fell in love with the model and had to build one. I now have the copy with the Hurricane and am planning on building it as well
Built by Dave Menzimer

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Hi Tony here is a completed Hawker Hurricane. this is my first build and it has flown.
Built by Charles Forsyth

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Thought I would send you photo of my second Lancaster.
Built by Gilbert Stevens

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Firstly what a great starter plane the Sky 40 is, this is my first plane and I have built this up since the start of the new year and it had its maiden flight this Sunday, unfortunately the weather stopped me getting out with it sooner but it flew great, with a very experienced IMAC Pilot Chris Bull taking her up and down safety and was very impressed.
Built by Craig Wightman

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I bought this model through SLEC, and have enjoyed building it so much.
Built by Craig Wightman

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Have just seen there may be a SKY 120 coming out with would be a very nice step up on both the build and getting into Large Model Flying front. So I will be watching closely for when this is realised, and would love to get my hands on a prototype at some point, maybe at one of the shows.
Built by Craig Wightman

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I recently received a load of old RCME’s and in one of them was this leccy F-15. It’s Tony’s F-15 designed back in 2000/2001 so a real blast from the past. As you can see it’s a beauty!! At the moment it’s got 100+ watt motor on it so should really perform.
Built by Piers

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They all fly very well though the lightning is a bit tricky to hand launch and has 10 flights on it so far.
Built by Allan Poustie from South Africa.

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They all fly very well though the lightning is a bit tricky to hand launch and has 10 flights on it so far.
Built by Allan Poustie from South Africa.

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I put flaps on mine and it turned it from a good flying plane to a great flying plane if you don't mine a bit of ad hoc
Built by Scott Quinn

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Flys off the water beautifully
Built by Scott Quinn

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I have flown my TN Sunderland after the electric conversion . . . wow! A thank you to George from 4-max for coercing me into installing flaps, man what a difference they make to the flying speed.
Built by Scott Quinn

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Just a few pics of my SKY 120 which has now done 6 flights in the hands of a more proficient pilot than myself, it flies really beautifully and is the envy of several clubmates at Watton Radio Model Club.
Built by Jim Wills.

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Also have moved the fuel tank aft - closer to c of g by cutting tank mounting plate in half & moving front half to rear behind former 4, this leaves space behind the firewall to fit the Toni Clark S/S cylindrical silencer (later - but the current one works great producing just 76db on the BMFA Noise Test carried out at my club).
Built by Jim Wills.

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I have modified the standard u/c by fitting a coil sprung cross brace by drilling a 3.5mm hole in the upper part of each leg and attaching 3mm rods / springs down to a ball joint at each axle.
Built by Jim Wills.

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Please find picture of my cosmic wind

Built by Eddie Frudenberg of Ashford Radio Aeromodellers Kent

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Hi Tony, My second one! The first one crashed due to a a poorly soldered joint, my fault I fear. Still this one is great, it flies really well and was a delight to build.

Built by David Orrells.

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Built by Richard Adams.

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Built by Richard Adams.

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Built by Richard Adams.

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The twin booms give it a quite unique profile in the sky so it can just be flown for the sheer pleasure of it's appearance or the SC25 9x6 prop combination can be opened up for quite a lively performance. As with the hawk there's a very pleasing whine coming from somewhere - the prop I think. I've been flying this one since 2006.

Built by Ian Jones.

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The Westfield Vampire really captures the atmosphere of this iconic aircraft. The markings are based on VT871 and FB5 of 6 squadron. Silver is a very hard colour to see against a grey sky especially with the thin wing profile so red spinner, wing leading edges and tailplane have been added.

Built by Ian Jones.

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After 2008 refit: Covered with pro-film, new canopy and a few home made decals. Internally the SD200 servos have been replaced with Hitec HS88s

Built by Ian Jones.

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This photo of my hawk means this is it's 4th year in service and still going well. The SC25 & APC 9x6 prop on the front makes for a fast aeroplane that is mild mannered at low speed.

Built by Ian Jones.

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This is a 90" version of Tony's 72" Short Sunderland

Built by Jim May.

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This is a 90" version of Tony's 72" Short Sunderland

Built by Jim May.

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I just thought i'd email you with a couple of photo's of my TN 46" Spitfire. I'm looking forward to building my next TN model :)


Built by Iain Bacegalupox.

     
     
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