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Vampire T11

Paddy Burke – although I was one of the lucky people to be able to continue to work from home during lock-downs, the inability to go anywhere, gave me time to move this project along. Briefly, I set about converting a single seat foam model, Vampire, to a two seater, T11 in Irish Aer Corps

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Return to Fying Checklist.

Bill Thompson Flight Box Check all tins or plastic boxes with small items such as nuts and bolts, screws for onset of rust or corrosion and replenish with clean items Check for leaks in bottle of fuel or priming bottle, if used Wash or replace all rags used on field for cleaning models Check spare

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The Fournier Story

The French seem to have a talent for producing simple, but in their own way stylish and sophisticated, light aircraft.  Just three examples being, Roger Druine and his Turbulent, the Jodel Bebe of Joly and Delemontez, you can see how they came up with the name, and of course the Fournier series of Motor Gliders

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Field Etiquette

“Field Etiquette” No, I’m not talking about saying please and thank you. As important as those things are, that won’t be the focus of this article. Understandably, training tends to focus on flying skills but there are bits of etiquette that are often overlooked in the training of new pilots. Let’s start right from the

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Recent Field Activity

Some recent field activity with Bill flying a pre WW1 classic, semi-scale, 1910 Bleriot monoplane, 46” wingspan, 3 channel (no ailerons) & a OS40 four stroke engine. Safe flying Bill!

Vampire Conversion

Vampire DH100 to T11 Trainer – Paddy Burke before returning form the US last year, I picked up a Durafly DH100, single seater Vampire, with the sole intention of converting it to the T11 Two seater & finishing it in the Irish Aer Corps colour scheme & markings. Well, Covid lock down gave me the

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Hercules C-100

Hercules Update – recently I received  a couple of photos from Eanna which show his progress on the amazing Hercules project. It’s now sitting on ‘wheels’, looking quite impressive. He informs me he is now progressing with the wings. Can you recall what the wingspan will be? It’s in an earlier article! Roll on Enna!

A Bit of History

I spend half my life on the beach in county Wexford where I love to walk, particularly along the coast. As one nears Carnsore Point, there’s a marker which tells the story of a German Heinkel 111 that crashed killing all on board in a nearby field. Thought my fellow aviators would be interested in

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Taking Off!

Read the second article in the series written by Bob Juncosa, flight trainer for the Williamburg Aeromodellers Club of Virginia, USA. Bob’s articles are very entertaining while being informative for both beginners and experienced alike. Hope you enjoy this series as it is published! Click here to read the article!