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Member postings for Denis Watkins

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Thread: Woodpecker
18/11/2017 10:03:34

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
18/11/2017 09:53:01

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!
18/11/2017 09:27:05

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
17/11/2017 18:53:32

Well done JC, your gear is doing so well, you are a natural auctioneer

Thread: Radial engines
17/11/2017 10:54:32


Thread: Airbrush, paint solvent.
16/11/2017 21:17:45

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
16/11/2017 21:12:00

ed 3.46 mk iv page 3.jpg

Thread: 4.8 v or 6 v receiver packs ?
16/11/2017 15:54:08

148 servos are OK at 6v

But check your receiver operating voltage, as some are 4.8v

Thread: A puzzle for engine guru's
16/11/2017 14:32:45
Posted by Richard Wills 2 on 16/11/2017 13:30:55:

blocked breather? case full of oil?

Agree with Richards breather


Fuel feed was not from the tank clunk exit, but from the breather or fill pipe.

Thread: WANTED
16/11/2017 14:18:04


Thread: Goldwing RC Corvus 60cc ARTF for electric set up
15/11/2017 19:10:52

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
15/11/2017 08:49:14

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
14/11/2017 20:12:30

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?
14/11/2017 18:54:00

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
14/11/2017 11:32:17

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?
13/11/2017 21:52:59

Clear your computer


In settings

Edited By Denis Watkins on 13/11/2017 21:53:21

Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat
13/11/2017 21:50:09

Hard packing foam trimmed to fit and surround the battery, and blocks all gaps

13/11/2017 20:46:19

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!
12/11/2017 10:29:00

Brilliant, shirt and tie too

And look at the wind strength

Thread: Tiger Tail
12/11/2017 10:24:27

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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