Here is a list of all the postings Ace has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: 4,6 v 6v receiver batteries|
This may help from a few days ago.
|Thread: Not so ordinary indoor planes.|
Great to see the unusual with a huge splash of fun thrown in - excellent.
|Thread: Best given the right of way|
"out to kill you" wildlife that I saw were a few bad-tempered kangaroos.
John P - Its the wildlife you don't see that does the damage
I am from WA and on returning after each visit to the folks, it takes me weeks to stop taping my shoes before putting them on and to this day I can't step over a log, always on nor put my hand in a dark opening unless I can see into it.
Box Jellyfish probably kill more people than Sharks, Saltwater crocodiles and all the other water nasties put together.
Seen plenty back home but closest in Uk was an Adder under my jacket while resting at a checkpoint in an Enduro at Dalby Forest/ North York Moors. Gave me an initial shock but stepped back and it ambled away.
|Thread: 4.8 v or 6 v receiver battery|
I use Spektrum and have many models on 4.8v (2600 NiMh) which of course start at 5.2/5.5v when fully charged without any issues. Mixture of Spektrum, Lemon, Redcon & iRangeX receivers. Admittedly they all use 3-5 std or smaller servos. My 63" hack has 5 servos and runs on a 6v sub c 3300 purely for duration. The additional speed and power from 6v AAA / AA I understand comes at a price, in that they draw more giving reduced duration assuming of the same capacity. Once over 5 std servos then its either sub c or 3.0 LiFe for me. From experience I have never been able to drag down a NiMh 4.8v sub c in any aircraft using 5 std servos.
IIRC don't Eneloops / Instants because of their chemistry struggle to deliver the same current when loaded as a NiMh? If so then that is a good case for using 5 cell if using these.
|Thread: Hinge pins|
How about breaking the plastic off map pins?
The squat broad plastic ones.
|Thread: Good Stands for the Club|
+1 for the safety bench - our club has 2 and they are excellent.
We have added a small angled shelf on one side to rest your TX on and make sure the carpeted uprights are tall enough to take high wingers.
|Thread: Rob's Grumpy Tigercub build|
Rob, put a drop of water on or better in with a syringe and then dry with your covering iron - should lift the ding out.
|Thread: 2018 Mass Build Sign up Thread|
Just a marker to show that as one of the original voters for the GTC I have made a start.
Ribs cut 2 at a time buy tacking 2 sheets of balsa together with a glue stick (5 for £1 at pound shop) then sticking the photocopied ribs on. As the nacelles needed 4 balsa and 4 ply I made a 3mm MDF template to ensure they were all identical.
As mine will be almost standard except for twin aileron servos with the possibility that I may add flaps. I won't be doing a log as it will be just duplication.
Head says electric but my heart says IC and as this is effectively a trainer for one of Richards BF110 Warbirds (2 x .61 ASP) which is sat waiting in the box, it has to be IC with a pair if SC .15's.
|Thread: Pickup truck front wheel|
A few years ago but still .
Before landing the pilot found that its front wheel got stuck and didn't come down while landing. So when he informed the control tower who planned to keep a truck in the place of front wheel, but the problem is while the front portion of plane falls on the truck it should not shake, and the other important point is that the speed of the plane and the speed of the truck must be same, otherwise the plane could slip down and cause an accident But one driver came forward to do this and he did accurately and saved all the passengers in the plane. Now you can enjoy the video.
Ok I believe it was a publicity stunt but done very well
Edited By Ace on 24/01/2018 08:10:12
|Thread: Harrier Jump Jet- The aeromodelling Holy Grail !!!!|
"Awesome" doesn't do the achievement justice.
|Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions|
"I would be interested to know if you’ve tested this fuel?"
Ron - a quick search back will highlight quite a previous debate on Prosynth in Lasers with IIRC Jon expressing quite a strong view.
|Thread: Making glossy film covering less glossy|
The area I have previously tested on which is usually out of site, is the wing area facing the inside of the fuz.
As Simon mentioned make sure you mask off well to prevent any overspray.
|Thread: Cleaning gummed up Castor oil residues from engines|
Used boiling antifreeze a number of times and :-
A - Works really well
B - Toxic (outdoors only)
C - Stinks
D - now have very clean "silver" Irvine 53's
|Thread: Christmas Caption Competition!|
New poster for "Gimbals R Us"
|Thread: NEW POLL - Does your club welcome multirotor flying?|
We are a fixed wing club with a single 60m TO/L circle, with no dedicated multi/Heli members. However if an existing member wanted to have a go its only by consent of those present.
|Thread: Filler for balsa/woods|
As Jon mentioned - Polycell, "Advanced quick drying Polyfilla." And yes it does feel empty when you pick it up.
You can even mix in a little water based acrylic brown to tint it balsa in small batches.
|Thread: Second oldest trick|
His skill is superb but its his banter that makes it great.
|Thread: The 'DogFighters' Club|
"WoW" skeleton airframe in 3 hours- even if it took a day is quick - like it
|Thread: 2018 Mass Build Sign up Thread|
Cheers Tim for the reassurance. I could probably give most a good run in who has the most tools wins competition - its time that is in short supply and a short cut is always welcome if available.
My fav tool is a bench combi disc/belt sander.
|Thread: Grumpy Tiger Cub by John.|
I know "cut " was a figure of speech but for clarity, just lift the plastic tab and remove the red wire from one esc plug and tape it back. You can then replace it later and use the esc as normal in another model
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