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PostSubject: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 12:55 pm

Wit all this lousy weather I've been balsa bashing!














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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 1:56 pm

Looking Good Dave....we could have a fly by with yours and Bret's SE5a and Ray if he still has it and my Sopwith Pup also by Flair. Bravo
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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 4:09 pm

Yeah, pleased with the way it's going but the instructions would cause problems if you hadn't built from sticks before.. pale a bit obscure with the building sequence in places. scratch It's the first Flair kit I'v built so maybe the second one would make more sense Smile

Did you find that with your pup?


I like the idea of a dawn patrolly sort of thing Bravo We could chase Colin's Flair Fokker D7 lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 4:49 pm

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Yeah, pleased with the way it's going but the instructions would cause problems if you hadn't built from sticks before.. pale a bit obscure with the building sequence in places. scratch It's the first Flair kit I'v built so maybe the second one would make more sense Smile

Did you find that with your pup?


I like the idea of a dawn patrolly sort of thing Bravo We could chase Colin's Flair Fokker D7 lol!

I did not build my one, Colin did a number of years back I'm just bringing it back to the modern day with a slight change of colour on the sides of the fuse and a nice 70FS up front. and all new control wires and servo.
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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 5:16 pm

70?? pale affraid affraid

Be the first prop hanging pup in history lol! lol! Still better to have weight in an engine than lead, I've read that they usually need a bit up front with that short nose Bravo

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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 6:12 pm

That's right, Like I have always said that is why you have a throttle.... clown
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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 9:58 pm

Mines a flair pup too, also with a 70fs, yes lots of power but think of it this way, it sounds great chugging around at 1/4 throttle or less rather than needing to be flown with the enginge in scream mode!!
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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Thu 07 Jun 2012, 10:58 pm

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Mines a flair pup too, also with a 70fs, yes lots of power but think of it this way, it sounds great chugging around at 1/4 throttle or less rather than needing to be flown with the enginge in scream mode!!
That's why I wanted the 70 as I remember your one flying.... Bravo
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PostSubject: thought for the evening   Sat 09 Jun 2012, 7:49 pm

Last week, one of the kids at school overheard me talking to a colleague about model flying and commented on toy aeroplanes etc.
This afternoon, working on the se5a, I remembered this and started to think about the skills we need as modellers.

How many hobbies do you have to be able to accurately measure, mark out, cut, shape, drill and join, wood, metals and plastics, along with knowing the types of glues needed for these materials to bond to themselves and each other and on top of that be able to build straight, square and true, then cover and finish???

That's before you get to the patch where you have to be able to sort out an engine that won't start, staying safe and looking out for others' safety.

And that's before you even get off the ground!!

And almost all of this also applies equally to ARTFs and stick builds!!

The next time somebody mentions 'toy aeroplanes' I'll remind them of the skills they don't have. lol! lol!

Happy building Bravo Bravo


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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Sun 10 Jun 2012, 1:08 am

Well said Dave Bravo Bravo Bravo Bravo
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PostSubject: Flair SE5a   Sun 10 Jun 2012, 10:00 am



Hi Dave Nice build but remember some one has to start at the drawing board beside the wood and the glue.
Been busy while being a bit off shall we say of late and have been working on drawings to keep me busy have to
stay away from the dust for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Flair SE5a   Sun 10 Jun 2012, 10:00 am

I agree mate, Cheeky Plebs......... Bravo
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