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Member postings for Gary Manuel

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Thread: Goldwing RC Corvus 60cc ARTF for electric set up
18/11/2017 17:26:48

They are 7mm ones Adrian. I'm pretty sure my bullet connectors are all 5.5mm but I need to check. Pity because the price is good.

18/11/2017 16:54:20

Thanks Adrian. I'll get one ordered.

18/11/2017 16:32:15

That motor looks a right beast! Should make for a tidy cowl installation. {Edit - it does.}

Let us know whether the anti-spark works. I've got a 12 cell model to build soon and I've been concerned about the spark. It's bad enough with 6 cells, let alone 2 in series.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 18/11/2017 16:34:03

Thread: A puzzle for engine guru's
17/11/2017 15:51:31

Egg in the fuel.

Hard boiling after 3 minutes.

Thread: Facebook Cover Competition
16/11/2017 00:49:26


Thread: Goldwing RC Corvus 60cc ARTF for electric set up
15/11/2017 21:38:57

Lovely looking model Adrian.

I'm sure it will do really well with your electric setup, but have you got any reservations about not sticking a 60cc petrol in it?

Thread: Favourite Tools...
26/10/2017 23:57:52
Posted by john stones 1 on 26/10/2017 22:53:48:

Potters wheels are good fun, gotta be good at it to urn a living though. wink

Do they come with a free Demi Moore?


Edited By Gary Manuel on 27/10/2017 00:05:07

26/10/2017 18:24:51

Hired a digger once.

That was fun.

Thread: Extreme Flight 83" MXS Electric Version
26/10/2017 15:38:46

Well done Adrian.

Did you cut the grass just before you flew?

Thread: My Ultimate Biplane Build
25/10/2017 21:26:04
Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 25/10/2017 21:22:37:

I am the only one to blame if the grass is too long, as it is down to me! dont know

Don't tell me that you are our council mower man!

I thought his name was Lord Lucan.

Thread: Good movie to watch on BBC TWO 13.00 and later on on BBC i-player.
25/10/2017 21:16:47

A most enjoyable film, which I'll no doubt watch again sometime.

Anthony Hopkins make a great job of capturing the spirit of old Burt.

Thread: Wild Hare Edge reincarnation
25/10/2017 20:54:50

Congratulations on the maiden Rich.

That motor sounds sweet.


Edit - "The Final Countdown" was the perfect tune at the right time.

Edited By Gary Manuel on 25/10/2017 20:55:39

Thread: My Ultimate Biplane Build
25/10/2017 20:47:58

Here's a few photos taken by my flying buddy Denis.

Cheers iqon!

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25/10/2017 20:21:15

Well I managed to get the maiden flight done today, with only a couple of issues.

Here's a few photos of the finished model.





Here's how I secured the upper wing servos to the cabanes. Can't beat the simple solutions.


Engine started and ran perfectly without having to adjust anything other than the throttle end points. This was as I expected because I haven't touched any needles since it last flew in a different model.

The first flight was on low rates, using the recommended throws shown in the manual, which were about 40% to 50% of the full rates I have available for when I get used to the model and fancy being a bit silly with it. It went OK but was VERY twitchy on the ailerons and elevator. Landing was not one of the most graceful once I have performed, but no damage was done.

I reduced the rates to 30% for the second flight which was much better. There was quite a lot of rudder to pitch and roll coupling, which I wasn't expecting for such a model. This was evident in knife edge flight and level rudder turns. On landing I noticed that a fairly large piece of trim had started to peel away from one of the wings - I kind of expected this from what I found when ironing and sealing the edges. The covering is the one thing that lets this model down in my opinion.


"Field repair" undertaken - will sort it out properly at home.


I mixed most of the coupling out with a rudder to up elevator mix and a rudder to "opposite" aileron mix. There is still a fair bit of coupling left and in knife edge, it feels like it wants to flip onto it's back. I still have some work to do with trimming and I'm sure it will just improve as I get used to it and make a few more tweaks.

Third and fourth flights went well. The fourth was spoilt by the wheel spats digging into the long grass on landing, resulting in the model flipping onto its roof. No damage done, but the spats are going in the bin!

As I've been typing this, I have received some more photos by email. I'll post them later (if they are any good) wink

Thread: closed loop v push/pull rods
24/10/2017 22:12:36

Here's one I prepared earlier.

There are a lot of wires, but it is very precise.


Thread: My Ultimate Biplane Build
24/10/2017 22:03:23

Good luck with the MXS Adrian.

I lost my Slipstream MXS 30cc earlier this year - hoping to replace it with another MXS using all the gear from the old one including m lovely Saito 150.

Thanks for the loan of your camera John. Takes nice pickies. I'll try not to drop this one.

This is the diagonal bracing. It makes access to the wing servo leads and battery leads very awkward, but who am I to argue with the manufacturer that it's needed?

Wings are off and batteries on charge, so I'll not take any more photos until tomorrow.


I had left the receiver loose so that I could plug a bind plug in at the field to set the failsafe after I have got the engine ticking over. The bind socket is underneath the 9 servo channel leads, making access very difficult. I've now tie wrapped it in after adding a short ultra light weight servo lead to the bind socket and glued the other end to the inside of the fuselage. I should be able to re-bind without having to move the receiver.


Edited By Gary Manuel on 24/10/2017 22:17:48

24/10/2017 18:36:29

Thanks fellas. I've enjoyed the build.

I'll try to get some photos of the finished model, even if it's just my phone's camera.

24/10/2017 17:47:22
Posted by iqon on 24/10/2017 17:21:30:

Do i need to charge camera batteries ....cheeky

Yes please.

24/10/2017 16:47:14

Forcast for tomorrow is OK.

Hoping to go Friday too.

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24/10/2017 16:41:01
Posted by Rich too on 24/10/2017 16:34:42:

Good stuff Gary - what's the forecast?

Good flight with a safe landing hopefully wink

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