What's New From The Drawing Board of Tony Nijhuis
Updated 20th August 2016
67" ZERO- 2016 RCM&E Autumn Special
In the last week I put some covering on and fitted the model out ready for a test flight at Hastings....Well a beautiful summers day of low cloud, drizzle, high winds greeted me at 10am this morning. To me this is the perfect test flying weather coz if it doesn't work in these conditions, it not a model for all seasons....
So with a couple of taxi runs all seeming ok, I lined her up into wind and with only 3/4 throttle she was away....ammazzzed to say it needed no trim changes whatsoever, which has to be a first for any test flight....even in the strong wind, the model was nicely controllable and surprisingly stable....Only a small amount of nose weight was needed so hopefully, by the time the cowl and detail is added, I hope to ballast free!!!
Thanks to 4-Max for putting together a superb electric setup capable of turning a scale 3-bladed prop and giving 11lbs of thrust....so no worries if you add a couple of lbs to your build weight
Span is 67", current AUW was just over 8lbs.
Now Available to Purchase
ACE Pilots: British,
Turbine Vampire Retracts Added
Choose between just the oleos and wheels or the full and complete set
The exhibition cost
£5M and the main benefactor is Lord Ashcroft.
It opened to the public on 11th November 2010 and will last 10 years.
The Lanc is the visual centre piece for the VC awarded to sgt Norman Jackson who single handedly crawled out on the wing of his flying Lancaster to put out an engine fire .......
have a read of this article for more information of that night.
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