I still have much information and photos to add to this site, therefore I have decided to delete events and replace with Other Planes, this will be ongoing as I sort out information and will be put in date order where possible.
It runs in the family. Dad with his Junior sixty. RAF Benson.
ED RACER powered.
11ft wing span glider with power pod on top, I think this was an original full size plane called the Austrian Mysir, if the spelling is correct ?
UPROAR model designed by Chris Olsen.
My father not only held a pilots licence he was also qualified as an instructor.
The obligatory rubber model we all seemed to start with, all plastic with wire frames for the wings tail and rudder not sure where they came from but I think Germany.
Cosmo Club members around about 1970s.
Top Flite Mustang kit I built in the 70s, powered by a Kosmic 21 glow was slightly underpowered and could have needed a 29 or 35.
My only venture into speed again in the 70s was these models, pink model was powered by a ETA 29 and the other two were, ST 15 RV and a piped Kosmic 15, the best thing you can say about the latter was the Ford Daytona yellow paint.
Would have loved to see this model 1974, Kramarenko model fitted with in-line 10cc motors made by Krasnorutsky. Where is the model now?
The Photos and information from Luis Petersen thanks
Luis visited Bob Kress in New York 1981, he had made this model from a kit and installed the engine. Bob was the Vice President of Grumman Aviation and designer of the F14 Tomcat, you should have seen his workshop in the cellar he built all his prototypes here.
Damyns Hall meeting 2009.
My brother Peter with his scale model 2013.
Selection of scale models Old Warden 2014
Looking forward 2016/17
AEROMODELLER March 2016, my article ref Scale Fan EDF for CL JETS. I have had many E-mails on this subject, this is one of the latest from Michael McMahon from Ontario Canada. Thanks for the information on your AVRO CF 100, Michael has had a different approach to this subject as the photos show on his profile model, well done and thanks very much.
A short change of subject, remember radio control someone gave me this equipment a few weeks ago, I was still an apprentice when valves were about, the first transistor I saw was the OC 71.
First outing of the new year at our local field, 6 March 2016 was it cold zero degrees. Both my brothers Micky and Peter.
My TOP FLITE TUTOR model, flys very well unfortunately they do not make them anymore, they should.
April 2016. This is the earliest photo I could find of my models about 1959, in the foreground you will see my Graupner FW190 model not yet finished.
I have always liked this model kit and hoped some day to build another, I have looked for many years to find a kit without luck, last month March 2016 my brother Micky managed to find one complete and donated it to me see photo.
I will build this model over the winter of 2016/17 for next years flying season, I have copied the plans and will trace all the parts therefore keeping the kit intact, the model will be electric powered.
also attached are copies of the Graupner brochure that was inside the kit box showing the range of control line models they were selling in 1959. Nice
April 2016. Another find in my loft, not sure when I purchased this model kit and why anyway.
G-LINE SHARKADET control line model 30inch wing span manufactured by Victor Stanzel some time in the 1950’s. The model kit is complete and never started, note the wooden wheels the kit also contains the mono line unit, note the model was designed to fly in a clockwise direction, statement on the box claims, easy to build and easy to fly not sure about this one.
Test Flying Upminster 18 July.
Old warden July 2016.
Dec 16. Found this FW 190 in the loft while I was getting down the Christmas decorations. I made about 7 years ago to fly indoor C/L at our local sport centre, flys nicely.
Last flight of 2016 was it cold.
17 July 17.
Pilots. It’s always difficult to find a good supply of scale pilots for scale models. I often carve my own or use heads from toy soldiers, recently Dave Banks gave me two of the Pilots from his range he can supply. These are very well made with excellent scale detail the photo below shows the two examples. Contact details are as follows.
Google “DAVE BANKS MODEL PILOTS”
e mail DAVID.BANKS 62@GMAIL.COM
This photo shows the original Graupner Pilots I managed to get last year for my Ta 152, about 50 years old my brother found them on a dolls house site in the US at a very reasonable price.
Basildon 19 July 17. Micky flying his stunt models.
This weekend scale meeting at old warden 22/23 July 17.
photos and report will follow. Weather forecast not looking very good rain?
Sorry no report very windy and rain.
Aug 17 Nats.
Winning model by M Chapman, Mustang IV. Really nice.
Second place D Fenton. D H Chipmunt T 10, again very nice.
Third place was myself with my 262, unfortunately on the first flight one of the main legs did not retract, second flight was good, last flight the front leg did not retract all over now ? As I say in my section on electronics they can be a problem on return home two new ones fitted, dustbin for the others.
I took along my B17 and Ta 152 just to have a fun fly.
December 17. Brother Peters micro light he has been given without engine and control panel, it was mostly in bits which he has had to rebuild, if not it was going to be cut up for scrap what a waste, had first test flights all seems OK no major problems.
Dave leddy sent me this photo of his HANSA BRANDENBERG, 67 inch wing span powered by a Enya 40 – 4c 4 stroke engine very nice 16/5/18.
2018 details. Just a short report on some of the models seen this year.
Old Warden July.
Pete Burrough’s Newport 28
Julio Isidro from Portugal brought along these two models a TUPOLEV MAXIM GORKI 1933 and a Zero
Three models from Michael Welch’s collection
Mike Chapman’s immaculate Zero
Robert from the Basildon experimenting with his VTOL model
Model ready for testing
Preparation for flight
Model released and airborne, latch system used by a third wire from the centre
Brother Peter’s Tri Plane
British Nats 2018
Geoff Hollier and Brian George scrutinise Mike Chapman’s model
Mike Chapman’s Mustang
Peter tribe Triplane
Matt Cordwell’s SE5a
Yvette Horton’s Bell Aircobra
First place Mike Chapman’s Mustang
Second place Danny Fenton’s Chipmunk
Selection of models on flight line
Danny Fenton’s Miles Sparrowhawk
Brain Cordwell and Matt Cordwell judging flying
My third place JU 287
The start of a new year 13 January 2019
I am sorry to inform all of the sad passing away of Jim Broad whom I used to fly team race with I have no other details, a nice guy from the old school.
March 2019. Copies of Ginny Goodyear racer drawings for information.
March 2019. First outing of the year to Basildon to test fly Hawk EDF jet, flew very well needed one and and half laps to gain enough speed to take off, mainly due to flying off grass football field full of stud holes, very small wheels need to be changed for larger ones.
March 2019. Just found these two old Bartels props which I have repaired. FISCHER-NITSCHE HYPER Propeller made for Bugl engines 1974.
March 2019. Hawk new two inch diameter wheels fitted and front leg this was turning as the model ran around for take off. Not a good idea for a control line model. C G seems correct reports to follow.
March 2019. At long last I have had to retire my trusty Cardinal stunt model at the end of 2018 after 16 years and many many hours of flying. This has now been replaced by a new Cardinal model for 2019 this is fitted with a OS LA 46 a great motor.
Not much added this year been very busy with models but the two following items could be of interest,
Paint Bleed, for many years now I have had problems with this I have tried many different types of masking tape but always end up with some paint bleed and it’s always on the worse point on the model for ever one to see. On my current Model B47 I decided to try a new tape which I have seen advertised this is “FROGTAPE for DELICATE SURFACE ” this has been treated with Paint Block Technology which reacts with water based paints and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape preventing paint bleed follow instructions on the package, the results have proved to be very good and definitely worth using even though the tape is relatively expensive.
Frogtape with a range of stencils for making and cutting tape
“Electric Control Line Handles” used by myself and my brother in Carrier flying. My Brother Peter has now decided to manufacture and market the complete package for sale, this comes in a wooden box which contains the control line handle with throttle control and off-centre cam lever to adjust slow running of motors, servo tester module with two 3 pin servo leads for either IC motors or brushless motors with speed controllers, the box also contains a wooden control line reel with approximately 60 feet of 15 thou nylon insulated stainless steel wire, all you have to supply is the second wire make up the ends and you are nearly ready to go instructions are included, the cost of each kit is £65 plus £5 postage.
Contact details my E mail address.