|THIS is the page for
aero-model pictures - your own, or others you've seen at the club or at
a show; they are all welcome if they're nice to look at!
If you're not into digital photography or
scanning pictures, why not send me some photos by regular mail? It's not too
pricey; a batch of five or
six photos costs $1.00 airmail postage from the USA, for example. My home address is on the home
All the pictures on
this page are thumbnails - click on the picture for an enlarged view
hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and sent me this picture of his
attractive Nieuport 28, built from plans. It is fitted with an OS
70 surpass 4-stroke engine and Futaba radio. The covering is Colortex,
with pull-pull elevator and rudder. Meet Mike on the personal
startlingly realistic picture came from IAN NELSON - in fact,
if he'd sent it on April 1st, I might have thought he was having me on
in saying it was a model!
A model it is, though (or was)
- the picture is of Ian's late and lamented Mustang, "Miss Marilyn II". Sadly, it is no more as Ian
suffered a radio interference problem during a competition and it was
completely re-kitted (delightful phrase!) in the ensuing crash. The
model was a Cambrian kit, 55" span with a Super Tigre 40
in the front. It had retracting undercarriage, Merati air up, spring
down with a mechanical tail-wheel unit of Ian's own design. It was
covered in Solartex and painted with Humbrol enamels.
|Ian entered the plane in
the RAF Model Championships at RAF Honington last year. It had
previously had 4 proving flights without incident at his local
airfield (RAF Coltishall). It was 'lost' whilst Ian was doing a
practice flight for the competition round - it simply stopped
responding and went into a vertical dive from about 100 ft. A couple
of people had noted a few glitches in a certain area - Ian got the
Ian has recently taken delivery of the Top
Flite Mustang 1/7 th scale (65") which he intends to build
for the RAF Champs 2002.
Ian writes, "As you have probably
gathered I am in the RAF and am in fact the RAF Model Aircraft
Association Indoor Flying Competition Secretary. So I build small CO2,
Indoor HLG and EZB. I am not as accomplished at Indoor as I have only
been doing it for a year, but I am learning".
Any chance you could keep us
appraised of your progress on the Mustang, please, Ian?
Send us a picture of your aero model
Large or small, kit, scratch built or ARTF, rotary or fixed-wing,
it matters not - and they
don't have to be perfect, either. If you like it, let's see it!
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