Here is a list of all the postings Denis Watkins has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
Look through the build photos Mike, and you will see how incredibly lightly built the 68" Frog is made, and looks super strong too.
Half size, you would need to keep glue to a minimum and careful and accurate build with well considered material.
All this is obvious, but have a target weight
And map out the weights of the drive set up, prop and battery.
100grms is very hard to achieve, and 200grm just fly's too quickly for scale looks
Go for it
|Thread: Int to Eu|
If you have access to a modular TX, then these plug in
If it becomes vital to use the AR500s
|Thread: Pesky Little 1S Lipos!|
For indoor micros I keep approximately 10 working 1s lipos ready for winter flying indoor
And for fear of them going flat during the 6 month lay off, they are put away charged.
As each season approaches, these are taken out to be checked and routinely the are 3 duds.
The numbers required are then ordered to make up the flying stock.
There is no rhyme nor reason, make or supplier for which lipos go dud.
This just becomes a necessary annoying expense each season
|Thread: Selling up|
Well done JC, your gear is doing so well, you are a natural auctioneer
|Thread: Radial engines|
|Thread: Airbrush, paint solvent.|
Similar experience to yours, and led to more research, have found that
It is considered that just using windowlene type thinner does thin and disperse the acrylic
But thins the plastic content
But a proprietary "acrylic thinner" actually adds acrylic to the mix
If that makes sense.
Point being that your flow improver is better than water
Edited By Denis Watkins on 16/11/2017 21:26:01
|Thread: ED MK IV|
|Thread: 4.8 v or 6 v receiver packs ?|
148 servos are OK at 6v
But check your receiver operating voltage, as some are 4.8v
|Thread: A puzzle for engine guru's|
Agree with Richards breather
Fuel feed was not from the tank clunk exit, but from the breather or fill pipe.
|Thread: Goldwing RC Corvus 60cc ARTF for electric set up|
Both you, Rich, and Adrian have touched on this "sudden power drop off surprise with leccy" a number of times.
It is my privilege that all the boys at my club count on me to test fly everything, be it glow, petrol or leccy
And I too have noticed this "power drop at or before idle" mystery on smaller electric as opposed to bigger motors.
Can this be pinned down with science?
Your comments appreciated
|Thread: Al?s Hobbies Customer Service|
Al has always been like this for years and years
This is not a new attitude to Customer Service
Some years ago, he even took back a petrol motor; its only fault that it was too heavy for the model
He weighed the alternatives and provided the lightest within days.
|Thread: Triple Connector|
Look up three way earth block
But as the lads say, there are more secure fitments
|Thread: Flite (sic) Test paper and card model - hints?|
Hot glue is very heavy Plummet, but quick
Aliphatic and PVA will need drying time of course, and bracing/pinning will be necessary
Cyano is quick but should be done in good ventilation, and is more brittle than the other glues
|Thread: Full size glider LiPo fire|
If you watch Formula 1, take care to watch the garage activities,
You will see very large mechanic, with a long pole with a large hook attached
He watches carefully the mechanics working beneath the racing car
For electric shock ! !
He can then hook their belt and pull them clear !
This is true
Edited By Denis Watkins on 14/11/2017 11:32:39
|Thread: Site problem?|
Clear your computer
Edited By Denis Watkins on 13/11/2017 21:53:21
|Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat|
Hard packing foam trimmed to fit and surround the battery, and blocks all gaps
4.8v receiver battery way up front on tank
OS55 power, and maybe 20grm on the motor mount.
With models Niall, you cannot fly with the tail leaning back so just add the weight if needed.
Just wait until you build a warbird and add half the roof in lead
|Thread: State of the Art R/C - in 1953!|
Brilliant, shirt and tie too
And look at the wind strength
|Thread: Tiger Tail|
Spot on Percy, this was always a .60 model
The .60 will fit, will power the model and will only need a tank size that fits the design
Also, a modern 60 class motor will pack more punch than its predecessor
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