Tim Hooper

Tim Hooper  |  Feb 18, 2022  |  0 comments
To start his Bench Blog workshop column this month, Tim Hooper looks at a capacitor powered micro model.

Just in case you're wondering, 'WSAT' stands for Wooden Shoe Aviation Toys. Obvious, really. This Netherlands based company is headed by a gent named Vincent Merlijn, who has seen an opportunity in the market for a growing range of small free flight model kits.

Tim Hooper  |  Oct 05, 2021  |  0 comments
Tim Hooper fits a top spec motor to his R/C assist Keil Kraft rubber model.

Skipping back a couple of episodes to the ongoing saga of my Keil Kraft Gipsy (as recently re-kitted by Ripmax), we'd reached the giddy heights of winding several hundred turns onto the five metres of rubber that lay within the fuselage. We'd also reached the conclusion that winding all that rubber by using a finger pressed against a prop blade was a definite no-no.

Tim Hooper  |  Jun 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Out of lockdown, Tim Hooper heads for the flying field to test fly some recent new builds and refurbs.

Flying wise it was a no-go for several weeks. Our field was shut, just as you'd expect when the weather turns gloriously sunny. Yes, I know that it would be possible to maintain the required social distancing on the flight line, but the clubhouse and pits could be problematical, and it simply wasn't worth the risk.

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