Test Flight Off New Toffee Bomber

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Mar 292009
 

Today saw the test flight of the new Ultrastick 60 Toffee Bomber. Kees, myself and my Dad braved the strong (very strong!) wind and went flying. The test flight went well, the model flew very straight and true even in the wind, engine ran well and was giving out good power on 10% Contest 10 fuel.

It is good to fly a basic model again, it reminded me of wot4 type models we would have flown maybe 10 years ago, just a good honest high wing plane, it will make a good toffee bomber and sports model. I tried a few general aero’s and it does these exactly as expected, I did a bit of prop hanging, although it blew miles downwind it felt nice, so perhaps a new technique for dropping the toffees has been found!
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Never give up..

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Mar 252009
 

For those of you who know Steve Mallinder (UK IMAC Champion) this is brilliant, for those that don’t it’s still funny!!!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zps_w164URA

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New Toffee Bomber for Club/Local Displays

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Mar 242009
 

After many years the old toffee bomber has been retired! The super 60 has had a good career and dropped many pounds of toffee’s for many kids at many displays.

Retired after long service

Retired after long service

This can only mean one thing, a new toffee bomber! At this point I would to thank Horizon Hobby UK for supplying myself with a complete outfit for a toffee bomber, this is greatly appreciated by me and the club’s committee. The new bomber will see action at many club displays such as Delamont and at other local events like the ever popular DMFC flyin in September.

I choose a slighty different style of airplane for the task (you knew that would happen), as much as the 3 function Super 60 was a joy to fly, it lacked for me excitment, so I choose a model called the Ultrastick 60, an aerobatic trainer/funfly, now your talking!!

Tech Spec
Wingspan 167.6cm (66 inches)
Length 140cm (55 inches)
Engine Evolution 100NX
Weight 2.7-3.2kg (6-7lb)
Radio Spektrum DX7 & Receiver
Servos 7 DS821 servos
Wing area with quad flap 59.7 sq. dm (927 sq. ins)

We have had to do some modifying to get bomb bay in, but it has worked out ok and hasn’t added any weight worth worrying about the powerful 100 should pull this model about even full off toffees very quickly!

Some pictures below

Inside Before alteration to add Bomb Bay

Inside Before alteration to add Bomb Bay

top view before bomb bay

top view before bomb bay

Top view, formers & sheeting removed for Bomb Bay

Top view, formers & sheeting removed for Bomb Bay

Underside cutout for Bomb Bay

Underside cutout for Bomb Bay

Bay added within fuse

Bay added within fuse

Doors closed

Doors closed

Bay Side View, a neat job

Bay Side View, a neat job

Doors Open

Doors Open

Evolution 100 NX

Evolution 100 NX

wings on again

wings on again

underside with UC

underside with UC

Wings on

Wings on

Test Flight soon (maybe at the weekend!). Once again a massive thanks to Horizon Hobby Uk for making this possible.

 

Matthew

Flying Witches?

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Mar 162009
 

Alistair was spotted trying to get rid of a very airworthy looking young lady at the tablesale.

Com’on Alistair, don’t tell me you’ve kept the poor girl locked up for 30 years! Let her fly again!

A good tale..

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Mar 162009
 

I was looking for something when I stumbled accross this gem on the website of Dundee Model Aircraft Club.

The beginning of the story is here, go to their website for the rest. It can be found, surprisingly, under ‘A Night Out’. (This link actually goes elsewhere, visit their site using the first link.)

A Night Out
Nearly three hundred years ago, when booze was cheap and some of our club members hadn’t even been born, two drunks slouched over several empty bottles, eying up the local talent. One of them, (let’s call him… Ooh, I dunno, Isaac) had a bit of a reputation for falling into alcohol induced stupors under the village apple tree and the other (Daniel or Danny) was well known for blowing on bits of paper and muttering “Duh!”

“You know, Danny, I was reading about the helicopter whatsit thingy that Len The Nutter was scribbling about in the local rag. Any chance of us making a working model of one?”

“Yeah! Good idea! What if we get one of those computerised box things and make it do anything we want? Your cat could power it!”

“Wozzat… what did you say?”


After you have recovered, have another look at their training page. Follow the chapters on the top 2 lines, jump straight to Aerobatics and Trimming. The graphics are really well done and make things a lot easier to visualize.