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Old pics of planes
« on: March 12, 2017, 20:41:44 »
Found loads of photos this morning whilst having a tidy.
From around 1998 - 2002, the only one that wasn't mine (a friends) was the blue flappy ornithopter bird thingy,,, flew very nice if I remember correctly.

Suppose the Ikarus piccolo helicopter was my first ever 'Multi Rotor'  :laugh:
I think it cost me  about £200 in 1999 (kit form) ! The upgrade airwolf body had retracts,,, a real head turner  :smiley:
I've got loads of videos of me flying all these, going to have to buy a vhs machine to watch.

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Re: Old pics of planes
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 21:16:15 »
think the only pics I ever got of any of my old fixed wing was of My ME109.

was originally a epo job but after a wing started showing signs of snapping I grafted in reinforcing balsa ribs and spars all along the wings and beefed up the fusalage while I was at it.

thing was a flying tank, cleaved clean through some poor sods flying wing when he was being a ar5e trying to fly close prox without warning, landed mine on cut throttle........... checked it......... zero damage......took off again and flew wing overs above the wing owner as he did the walk of shame to retrieve his "bits" :laugh:

It eventually died when a control horn tore loose on a single side and it did a uncontrolled spiralling nose dive from about 400ft and ground nailed itself into its own tombstone. :embarrassed :cry
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Re: Old pics of planes
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 10:37:44 »
Nice memories, My earliest helicopter has a mfa sport 500, no gyro, you have to fly the tail constantly, dont think tail gyros had even been invented then for model helis, went onto loads of different ones after that, first small electric heli was the ms composite hornet, horrible to fly, but it did fly !

I quite miss my plank flying days and the smell of the nitro fuel and the sound of the engines, nothing better than an os120fs ticking over ready for takeoff, might have to have a browse of ebay later to see if theres anything to rekindle my plank flying !!

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Re: Old pics of planes
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 12:08:33 »
You can get VHS put onto DVD's in quite a few places.  SnappySnaps do it:
I don't think it costs too much.
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