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Furloughed project

Posted by Roy Thompson on July 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Furloughed project from my loft.

let’s start by telling the story. Way back in the late 70’s my then club mates and I were into flat field soaring (pre electric days) at Cranford Park west London. My then club was the Hayes & District Model Aero Club. My mate Matt built and competed with a Bowman kits Simple Sailman & would regally win or be well placed in the comps.

At my clubs annual E-fly event last year I accrued an original Bowman Simple Sailman kit. Roll on to 2020 and I find myself on furlough and with time on my hands.

So I've used that time to do some old fashion balsa bashing on this retro kit.

Full story coming in Roy's Models.

The not so regular update. June 18

Posted by Roy Thompson on June 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (5)

Well this look like its the 2 yearly update!"

So what have I been up to this year. First off we've had a go at some retro RC modeling when an old 100S glider was given to the club. I refurbished it and updated the radio and have been have some fun with it.

Secondly i've been working hard at getting my Martin-Baker Fleet all serviceable at the same time. This I've completed :) all I wanted was a picture of the all together.

2016 e-fly events

Posted by Roy Thompson on August 18, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (6)

The 2016 summer flying season well under way and it's been pointed out to me that I've not posted any new items on here for a long time. 

My efforts this year have gone into completing the repairs to my MB5, the TCM 3 motor been looking at me in the workshop for far to long. The good news is she is now all up and running the fisrt post repair flight was a couple of weeks back, ant then we flew her at the BEFA E-Fly event at Middel Wallop.

Thanks to Domonic of essential RC we have some video of the days first flight." target="_blank">http://

The meteor was also out at the Bath Spa E-Fly the week before, and flew well. Unfortunately we ran over a bungee on landing and did some damage to the under side of the wing. That has put her out of commission for the rest of this season.

Not so regular update

Posted by Roy Thompson on September 13, 2014 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Not so regular update Jan 15

New photos added of the Meteor T7.5 & the Dak flyin at Middel Wallop E-flyin this year. At some point this year, I will update the build log for the Meteor.

Not so regular update. Sep 14

The Gloster Meteor has been flown but sustained some damage! & is now undergoing repairs. She should be out & about for next season. At some point I will bring the build page fully up to date on this Model.

I have today loaded some video on to my Tony Nijhuis Douglas DC-3 page take at my clubs E Fly-In. This model is still going strong, & after this week end I’m tempted to investigate a sound system for her.


Gloster Meteor Build Well Under Way

Posted by Roy Thompson on January 7, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The build of my Gloster Meteor T71/2 is well under way. The basic wing structure is finished & sheeted. The fuzz is all so coming along, & the sheeting is also going on this.

Now all I have to do is chatch up with my web.

Not so regular Up-Date

Posted by Roy Thompson on September 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Well it’s been awhile since I last up-dated my site, but better late than never.

So wots new?  Well I’vecompleted the build log for the Douglas DC3, & started a new build log formy T & J Gloster Meteor  T7 1/2


New Indoors Event List

Posted by Roy Thompson on November 25, 2011 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

New Indoors Event List just added, if you have an indoor flying event let me know & I will post it here.

New Videos Posted

Posted by Roy Thompson on November 17, 2011 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)



2 videos of my Douglas DC-3 build project & 1 from Deluxe Materials (in which I had a hand!)

So Check Out The Vedios Page and ENJOY.

Retro Rc Radio Flash review

Posted by Roy Thompson on May 17, 2011 at 6:33 AM Comments comments (0)

New video just added!

A review of the Radio Flash kit from Retro RC.

Toledo Weak Signals R/C Show

Posted by Roy Thompson on February 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM Comments comments (0)

Well it's been some time since my last blog.  so time to put that right. :)

Roy's RC TV is off to the US! Yes we are off to the States for the Weak Signals R/C Expo Model show, in Toledo.

Also we will be proping in on ETOC 2011 Electric Tournament of Champions, Indoor World Championship.