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Member postings for Denis Watkins

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Thread: Back to RC Aircraft after 20yrs.
22/01/2017 18:54:29

The Acro Wot and Wot 4 2nd hand may be a tall order Tom, as they are our staple diet in all weather conditions and not so precious to fly or prepare. When a quick hours flying appears we reach for this type of model for a quick fix.

Leave out a search on the auction sites to give you an email alert

22/01/2017 10:10:06

It is on Apple App Store Tom, and on You Tube for the Spekrum

Thread: ultra sonic cleaners
22/01/2017 08:40:38

Like the lads say, Antifreeze works every time

It is designed for use in Aluminium car engines, to keep the innards clean too

Thread: Shaving
22/01/2017 08:30:22

Like you did Phil, I still use the most expensive blades, and need to highlight their TV programme, which of course must contain bias. These expensive blades do of course work longer, last longer. What I found interesting was the microscopy, where all the cheaper blades were somewhat like the proverbial " saw blade " at close up, and the multi blade was straight. But what finally sold me was cleanliness. The expensive blades were surgically clean, if that is the right term, yet on a sliding scale of filth, down to " dirty " with fake blades, some blades had been handled by hand during manufacture. Normal manufacturing does produce clean blades, but the expensive ones were guaranteed clinically clean. It is a massive amount to pay on a regular basis, as you say

Thread: Confessions of a Bodger
21/01/2017 18:21:56

We are from a generation where our Dads, and Mums,were a part of, or survived on the Home Front during World War Two, and nothing that failed was thrown away, it was repaired. How many elements did you replace in the metal kettle? , the iron was made of iron, and repaired too, bicycles were a haven of servicing and grafted on bits.We are from a generation of bodgers

Thread: Wanted: Wot 4 Foam E
21/01/2017 17:14:24

Keep it in mind Tom, the electrics you have from the Wot will fly another model, and there are foamies available reasonably priced, or home built from sheet EPP or Depron

Thread: Back to RC Aircraft after 20yrs.
21/01/2017 17:05:12

Good advice now Tom for next time, is to go for height, obviously, despite the need to trim, fly for height, but not too steep and throttle back to cruise, as soon as possible as this halves the discrepancy right away. Do not even try to trim in the turn, just maintain the leg. As you straighten up, decide the next trim, by which time you need to turn again. Wings level, apply the next few clicks of trim and so on. You know all this, but have it in your head that the flight is a trim flight and that the model is going to vere off one way or another, and your fingers are ready to reach those trim tabs

Thread: 3D design
21/01/2017 09:09:23

You are certainly not thick Tony, half the UK have no interest in computing and are not online either, and this is considered a highly developed nation.

Thread: Hubsan Spy Hawk *** HELP REQUIRED ***
20/01/2017 14:02:26

Obviously Richard, connect up with no battery connected. Tether the model for brief checks. Have correct movements rehearsed in your mind so that you can quickly see correct sense on the model to stick movements. The stabilisation arms automatically, but give that a fair chance by having the model level at start up.

Thread: AS636 Spektrum Rx
20/01/2017 11:18:40

Hi Ian, try searching AR636 on this site as they were very well discussed in the past. Your auto typed AS


Edited By Denis Watkins on 20/01/2017 11:19:45

Edited By Denis Watkins on 20/01/2017 11:21:58

Thread: RIZLA +
19/01/2017 21:48:38

Wow Gary wow. That is a beauty.

Very inspiring

Clean your lens too buddy, that flair in your photos is from a sheen making your lens dirty

Thread: Complete beginner - currently using simulator, what next?
19/01/2017 21:41:54

Do not use a game or a games controller Jim, it will give you a false sense of a real model. Flight sims too increase in quality and "feel", so consider paying for a flight sim, and fly your sim using your actual transmitter. There is nothing to stop you flying an actual glider, and 4 channel would really be the minimum to progress in my opinion.

Edited By Denis Watkins on 19/01/2017 21:43:07

Thread: info needed please
19/01/2017 18:54:15

That is most certainly an inspiration Andy

Thread: Radian XL, control throws.
19/01/2017 15:16:31

I never like the "further back" option Piers, even on my indoor models, I like rock solid nose down forward. The 91mm had the model fly as straight as an arrow straight from the box, it is a joy to fly, but give yourself time when coming in, loose as much height as you dare as she will go right on past you.

19/01/2017 14:54:47

Yes, all from centre Piers, and that amount of rudder becomes very useful when flying slowly with such a big wing, as in landing.

Thread: Hubsan x4 - No power !
19/01/2017 14:51:32

Silas, try another battery, and see if it is the x4 wiring or the battery? The cable needs investigation, and better to replace it from socket to PCB.

Thread: BMFA Country Members
19/01/2017 08:17:40

Nah Adrian, they are cutting small pence from overheads, insulting people, and in truth, cutting work for the secretary.

Lame, as has been said, and thoughtless, and inconsiderate. Bring it to their notice as we are too short of good

membership to treat people like this.

Thread: Magnum Open rocker 4 stroke engines
18/01/2017 20:04:47

718327.jpgYour photos Barry


Thread: Field Battery
18/01/2017 16:00:59

It looks like you are IC Steven, and minimally a 7 Amp gel cell alarm battery will keep you going with starter and plug for a week or two between charging, but ideally a 12 - 17 Amp will require less charging.

A flight box can be bought as a kit, but its base would be approx 12 x 24 inches in old money.

Field charging varies from your requirements to fly. As an example, at the low end, look up a B6 12v field charger, minimum, this then escalates for 4s to 6s charging that is another ball game that you have not reached as yet

Edited By Denis Watkins on 18/01/2017 16:01:44

Thread: Hubsan Spy Hawk *** HELP REQUIRED ***
18/01/2017 10:30:12

It does reset when cooled off. Am afraid you cannot have the gear switched on idling any length of time, just be ready to launch after switch on. Do not be rushed, do all your preflight checks, and launch

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