More 1/2 A Madness (Baby Birdie)

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stuart mackay
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More 1/2 A Madness (Baby Birdie)

Post by stuart mackay » 17 Apr 2018, 15:59

Thanks to Ron getting me hooked on screaming Cox motors again with the Sharkie, and as the weather forecast last Sunday stopped me from venturing to Binham, this was hanging up in my workshop covered in dust and covering looking very jaded from when I last flew her in 1990 when I was living in Germany!

So off with the old covering, repair broken sticks where necessary.
Canopy renovated, tinted and mounted on a balsa plate.
TD 049 motor stripped and cleaned of old castor residue.
Fuselage and tail recovered.
FrSkY Rx with Skyleader TS Tx on aileron and elevator, finished off with a 300 Lipo Rx battery installed.

Now ready to go again and make a racket over the skies of North Norfolk :evil:
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PaulJ
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Re: More 1/2 A Madness (Baby Birdie)

Post by PaulJ » 17 Apr 2018, 18:57

Where's the "Like" button?

It looks like quite a fun model :P
stuart mackay wrote:
17 Apr 2018, 15:59
Now ready to go again and make a racket over the skies of North Norfolk :evil:
I'll let you know if we hear it in South Suffolk! ;)

Paul

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Re: More 1/2 A Madness (Baby Birdie)

Post by Wayne_H » 17 Apr 2018, 23:37

Nice job Stuart ;) . Looking forward to flight report :)

I flew one of these in the late 80's. It was a lot of fun and that typical Cox "bee in a bottle" sound is still unforgettable - My ears are still ringing (oops, that's probably the tinnitus) :lol:
Cheers,

Wayne
Once a Retrobate, always a Retrobate............ ;)

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Re: More 1/2 A Madness (Baby Birdie)

Post by Tigerman01 » 10 Dec 2018, 16:01

Love all the Birdies. Where can I find the plan??. :lol:

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Post by Sundancer » 11 Dec 2018, 09:22

Tigerman01 wrote:
10 Dec 2018, 16:01
Love all the Birdies. Where can I find the plan??. :lol:
There is a plan for a nice 48 inch version on Outerzone https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4097

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