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June Glider Day

By | June 23, 2024

Although the conditions were not at their best for June, with fairly low cloud cover and a Easterly breeze, we had a fair turn out and some interesting flights. There was some lift about but height was limited due to low clouds. All pilots had several successful flights and some used the opportunity to practice… Read More »

Old Phoney – Part 3 the fuselage

By | April 11, 2024

Just as the wing was my first without span-wise sheeting – this is my first fuselage without sheet sides. But, as it turns out, there’s something rather satisfying about longerons, stringers, and all the fiddly bits in between.  And when you’re REALLY enjoying a build, anything that makes it take longer just means the pleasure… Read More »

Old Phoney – Part 4 covering and completion

By | April 11, 2024

There’s something rather satisfying about the first time it all comes together, wings, fuse, legs, and tail feathers, and pinning the control surfaces on. Pre-covering photos seem to be a bit of a tradition: I covered the wings in Diacov 1000 from Sarik Hobbies which is an “Extra-lightweight iron-on polyester fabric” probably rather like Solartex… Read More »

5Metre K7 build update from John

By | April 11, 2024

The K7 continues to grow slowly and the bags of laser cut parts are starting to diminish. After doing all I could to the fuselage I started on the tail end. The fin is integral to the fuselage so a rudder was next and fairly straightforward, made of balsa and 0.4. ply. A double horn… Read More »

Old Phoney – Part 2 the wing build

By | April 11, 2024

Like most of my designs, the Old Phoney is a combination of ideas gleaned from other designs with a handful of my own thrown in for good measure. The wing shape is a cross between Black Magic and PD Parasol but the construction is completely different. Also the ailerons are much bigger and almost full-length.… Read More »