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Thread: Best given the right of way
07/02/2018 22:56:59

Was in Arizona last June and saw a Rattler. It was in a caged box, a real bad looking thing and he/she wasn't rattling.

Interesting reading responses. Just goes to show where ever in the world, when out and about, be alert and watch for these nasties.

No mention of the most dangerous of all - the one eyed trouser snake. Ahh, perhaps it's best not to go there.

07/02/2018 03:28:05

red belly black 2.jpgred belly black 1.jpgSaw these on the FB page of an Australian MFC. Taken this past week. It is either a Red Belly Black or a large Eastern Brown. Both very dangerous, the Brown more so. Best admired from a distance. Been seeing these in the flesh all my life and they still cause a shiver down my spine.

Thread: Longer Days.....
24/12/2017 06:17:09

Aussies tell the same story as the kiwi blokes- fly year round. There is no real winter here, just cool for a few weeks. The problem at this time of year is the summer brings out the flies, Bush flies. They are small, persistent little buggers. And other nasty creatures. It is the price we pay for flying in the great southern land..

Thread: Christmas Caption Competition!
23/12/2017 02:00:49

Looking at the world through model flyers eyes.

Thread: ESC problem-Durafly Vampire V2
05/12/2017 02:36:35

I have had a busy few days since posting my Q with kids parties and Cat Stevens concert.. Thank you to all who responded. I opted to chase the easiest fixes first and took the advice of Chris and Steve to re-set the throttle cut. So simple. It now works bonza.

Summer storms predicted to the week end, so probably next week for the maiden.

Thanks again.

Edited By kooka on 05/12/2017 02:38:32

02/12/2017 23:13:49

I have a DF Vampire V2 as my first EDF and using a Spektrum DX7 G2 radio.

I have set the throttle cut to switch H and it kills the motor in the on position I have selected.

I have the timer set to activate at 10per cent and with the throttle stick in the lowest position.

When I move the throttle cut to off, the motor starts. I can only stop the motor to moving throttle cut to on.

I have tried to recalibrate the ESC. I have changed the receiver and tried other timer settings. Nothing stops this problem. It must be in the ESC somewhere, I just can't isolate the problem.

Hoping some one out there may have encountered a similar problem and effected a fix.


Thread: Modellers terms/phrases ?
10/11/2017 08:33:51

As we say in Australia, " She'l be right ", or "She's apples".

Thread: Caption competition!
23/09/2017 07:19:30

I just need to keep her slow in the turns.

20/09/2017 07:40:20

I like flying like this. No chance of a walk of shame. Just a pint of two at the Red Lion on the way home.

Thread: Flying Training
01/09/2017 22:58:05

Has anyone asked the bloke what the problem is. If so, what was his response ?. I believe there is nothing like self examination to trouble shoot an issue.

Thread: Durafly Spitfire 24 update to 5 blade prop
21/08/2017 07:37:22

Hello Colin.

Mine is the later issue with the mount for the newer motor. The update runs on a 4s 2200 battery and dry fitting the battery into the motor bay looks like I have to remove a fair bit of foam to fit the battery and get the battery hatch on. And move the receiver aft. That is where I thought, I'll consider this just a little more.

In mine I can't secure the 5 blades onto the stock motor, it won't tighten to my satisfaction. The photos look like you are running a stock set up.

This is my next project after finishing my PKZ Corsair.

I saw a Spit with 5 blades at Hendon a couple of years ago, loved it, and then HK issued this update.

I thank you for your advice and will let you know how I get on.

17/08/2017 07:51:10

Thanks Colin. Looking forward to seeing the pics.

16/08/2017 03:41:41

I have a Durafly Spitfire 24 and want to do the update which involves replacing the ESC, motor and fitting a 5 blade prop.

This setup runs on a 4s.

My question is for anyone having done the update, and have /had it flying, how did you fit a 4s in the battery position ?. How was the CG affected.? Was the receiver to another location ?

Any advice of your experience welcome.


Thread: Traplet statement
03/08/2017 04:37:25

I understand that a new Australian RC magazine is due for release this month. Flat Out RC in paper and digital format.

Thread: Caption this...!
14/07/2017 05:00:14

No trees up there today, yep, we're clear to go.

Thread: Wings over Illawarra 2017
09/05/2017 23:31:20



Sabre is licence built in Australia designated CA27. 112 taken on strength. This one delivered to RAAF 1960. A huge number of design changes from nose to tail to accommodate Avon engine. Two 30mm canon. Standard wings with 6 x 3 LE slats. Updated to carry early Sidewinder missiles. Currently two airworthy, the other -983 is owned by Air Force, on loan to Temora Aviation Museum. Never tire of seeing the Sabre fly.

Josip, did you have an involvement with the F86 ?

09/05/2017 05:00:22


09/05/2017 04:51:30

p1013738.jpgJust a few pictures from 'Wings over Illawarra', an annual air show held at the Illawarra Regional Airport, south of Sydney, Australia. The event this year was held on May 6-7.

The airport dates from from a auxiliary field, to Nowra, constructed by the U S Army in 1942.

No show by pics, now to plan B

Now I Gets it. 

Edited By kooka on 09/05/2017 04:58:17

Edited By kooka on 09/05/2017 05:01:48

Thread: The Battle of Arras
10/04/2017 11:00:19

For The RFC, 'Bloody April' 1917 equalled only by ' Black September' 1918. A good book on the subject, 'Bloody April... Black September', by Grub Street publishers 1995.

Thread: Caption competition!
29/03/2017 09:42:35

This new competition class combining model flying with gymnastics is just not the right way going forward.

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