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Dimona MKII

My main hobby is building and flying model planes. This picture (shot by my wife) shows the last plane I built this year, a Dimona MKII (Wing span of 5,85 meters, weight: 23 kilos, powered by a 45 c.c engine having a power of 4,5 BHP) at the scale of 1/3rd. It took me about 500 hours to build it. I thought I would share with you my other passion. Have a nice sunday. Richard

Dimona MKII

My main hobby is building and flying model planes. This picture (shot by my wife) shows the last plane I built this year, a Dimona MKII (Wing span of 5,85 meters, weight: 23 kilos, powered by a 45 c.c engine having a power of 4,5 BHP) at the scale of 1/3rd. It took me about 500 hours to build it. I thought I would share with you my other passion. Have a nice sunday. Richard

comments (17)

  • Helen
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2007, 00:37
WOW... sounds like fun! I like the colors in this photo!
Richard Standley: Thanks Helen. Yes it's great fun
Do these fly by remote control? That's a very serious hobby and an interesting one.
Richard Standley: Yes Mary it flies by remote control. Very interesting time cosumong hobby
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 11 Nov 2007, 09:20
Gee, that must have been a hard choice, Now do I let her take the pic or would I trust her with the controls of the plane. Hehe.
She took a nice shot of your other hobby.
Richard Standley: Thank you very much for her Aussie
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Nov 2007, 11:05
Fantastic shot taken by a woman I see.tongue
I love watching model aircraft. You are a man of many talents Richard.
Richard Standley: Thanks a lot for the nice compliment Tracy
C'est super !! Et quelle patience !! J'adorerais faire des maquettes mais je crais de ne pas ĂȘtre assez patiente donc...Faites-vous principalement des avions ?
Richard Standley: Merci Florence. Oui je ne fais que des avions. C'est une passion qui dure depuis 40 ans.
Wow! Richard, this must be a very expensive passion to maintain. But the result I imagine to very have to be been thankful. Ahhh! It congratulates to your wife by the good photo!
Richard Standley: Yes it is a very expensive passion, but so rewarding. I try and build one plane per year. Thanks for the compliment to my wife
Great photo great hobbies
Richard Standley: Thanks a lot Vintage!
  • fabrizio
  • Switzerland
  • 11 Nov 2007, 15:53
very difficult hobby to fly panes with a radio, nice photo
Richard Standley: Yes very difficult but so interesting Fabrizio. Thanks for compliment
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2007, 16:10
You actually build that?? Wow now that's what I call dedication. Nice shot.
Richard Standley: Thanks Scarlet. Yes I built that plane and so many others
I like that you included the shadow in the shot. This is huge for a model plane! I can't imagine how many hours you must have put into building this.
Richard Standley: Thanks Martin. As you say it's huge and so long to build. But at the end it's very rewarding and so pleasant to fly
Wow! (on all counts) (:o)
Richard Standley: Thanks a lot Rosalyn
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2007, 20:09
Richard, I am astonished at the size of this. How did you get into this hobby? And where do you keep that huge plane. Wow.
Richard Standley: Thanks for stopping by Kathryn. I got into this hobby 40 years ago when I was a teenager in Madagascar. I store my planes in a large garage, the wings being taken apart.
  • john
  • Norwich , England
  • 19 Apr 2008, 09:24
Wow.. Clever chap arn't you. Airfix is my level... !! Where can i see your aircraft .. is there a show or the likes in the east anglia area? I would love to see them. :o0 John
Richard Standley: Thanks John. I live in France but I am sure that there are model planes clubs in your area. Please visit the British Model Flying Association site by clicking on the following link, they will be able to help you:
http://www.bmfa.org/about/location.html
All the best. Richard
23 kilos? Mais c'est du sérieux! Mon fils fait son permis de pilote de Cessna, et ils ne sont pas tellement plus gros!
Richard Standley: Ces "petits gros " comme on les appelle sont bien plus difficile à piloter que les avions grandeurs nature Wolfgang. Quel régal!
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 3 Dec 2008, 14:32
Richard, I'll be ready and waiting at 6am tomorrow morning for a flight!

Hey, I'll even buy the breakfast ha ha smile
Richard Standley: You're welcome Paul. Thanks for the breakfast!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 5 Jan 2009, 02:36
Great hobbie, I flew control line planes when l was kid but that is a new dimension, its huge
Richard Standley: A great hobbie indeed.
Thanks for visiting.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 31 Aug 2010, 19:30
Bonsoir Richard. Je viens de regarder des belles photos de la ville de Nantes et je suis tombé sur ce magnifique avion. Tu as du avoir vraiment plaisir à le piloter. En plus, tu avais une piste en herbe. Je vais te souhaiter de passer une trÚs bonne soirée. Je vais maintenant faire deux ou trois tours de piste en IFR avec un Boeing 737-400 en virtuel avec le simulator de vol Flight Simulator 2004. C'est génial. J'avais réussi à télécharger légalement le simulateur du 747 mais, comme il me prenait trop de place sur mon ordi. Je l'ai viré. Amicalement Antoine.

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