Here is a list of all the postings Lindsay Todd has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
HI Guys to answer a few questions raised, re stretching the wing yes section does not change so just two additional ribs could be added or more if you wish of course. RE power set up 400watts would be best for flat field flying as a minimum, always easier to throttle back, if your flying slope then you could probably get away with 300watts as a get home safely sought of option.
Kevin, I would think that power set up should be fine, I tend to go for lower RPM and larger props these days as a bit more efficient with draggy models so 900-1000kv 500 watts would have been a preference on 3-4 cells.
I / we debated covering the fuselage with stringers and fabric but felt the extra weight would penalise and to be honest just liked the open structure as its a bit different.
Hand launching really not a problem, but if concerned just get a mate to give her a chuck.
The motor in the second prototype came straight out of a Parkzone Trojan just for insight
sorry for the delayed response, I'll not bore you with the details but hate computers! Linds
|Thread: Leicester Model Centre Hawk?|
Second model was the LMC Gnatty Sports 60" straight wing, They did a trainer with dihedral and then the Super Gnatty with anhedral. Mine flew with an OS45 as I recall. I actually have a Super Gnatty for restoration in the workshop if I ever get the chance. Loved it great model but was a bit heavy. LMC did a good range as also had the Hawk and the Phantom, they also did a Harrier that looked very challenging when I saw one fly at Woodvale back in the early 1980's. Linds
|Thread: Lockheed Vega|
Hi Nigel from memory about 15-20mm up and down on the elevator, I also use about 50% exponentional (-50% if your a Futaba user like me). Short nose means changes up front can affect the cg position so always best to double check. Have fun. Linds
|Thread: Engine choice for flair puppeteer|
I think we have all called the Puppeteer a Pup, and of course you are quite correct its a bit of a cartoon scale in truth. I actually always thought it was much closer in proportion to the Sopwith Strutter and could be easily adapted with the additional centre strut, moving the cockpit forward and adding the rear gunner as well. Would make a great little project actually if I ever come across a kit. Great flying model on anything from 52 to 70 4stroke. Personally I would go for the 70 size for the bonus useable added weight in the right place. Linds
Good to actually get a bit of model building done, the model is actually just about ready for its maiden but we have had all sorts of issues with internet and phone lines going down due to the building work going on at home of late and just finding 10 minutes seems a huge task in its own right. Builders finish this week so at least we get the house back to ourselves then but of course now its time to decorate. I keep saying to myself it will be worth it in the end. Will update the blog as soon as time allows. Linds
|Thread: Danny's "poor mans Spitty"|
Well done Danny, wish I could have been there. Linds
|Thread: Simon's Skywriter Build|
Lovely Job, Simon, so glad you are happy with her. Linds
Well something I have wanted to do for a while and since larger projects are still having to take a back seat thought I would try and get this one done, I guess the name sort of gives it away. There has been a very successful weight shift design done but I wanted to go for something simpler but retain some character but with sport flying capability so here goes.
As you can see fairly simple layout, span around 57 inches with 300watt power target off 3-4 cell lipo. Lots of progress already so blog will be sort of a catch up. So here is the fuz all built on the bench
|Thread: Harrier Jump Jet- The aeromodelling Holy Grail !!!!|
Very impressive Tony, that's quite an achievement
|Thread: Greenacres 2017|
Given the weather going to come down early Sat morning, thought I'd bring the old Flair Stearman and blow some dust off her for a change and grab a few photos as well. Linds
Hope to travel down late Friday, leave late Saturday as other commitment Sunday, Linds
|Thread: Vintage Cambria Catalogue scans|
I had a Grumman Traveller for years and the CFI was my second model, happy days. My Dad also had a CFI and flew it for years until it became horribly fuel soaked, one afternoon while flying he saw something fall off it, the engine cut and he glided down safely walked over to pick the model up and found that the engine had actually fallen out mid flight hence the engine cut! We found it but I don't recall him fixing it, shame, great flyer.
|Thread: Weston Park 2017|
Well thoroughly enjoyed Weston Park yesterday, never seen the crowds so big and the flight line filled with such variety. Good variety of trade stands and plenty on offer to look at. Some people have said to expensive but I can't help thinking you get what you pay for sometimes and Weston seemed to offer a lot for the money. My wife was with me and thoroughly enjoyed the day too including a wander around the house and gardens which were superb.
a few pics
Roll on Weston 2018!
|Thread: Lindsay Todd's Fred - RCM&E April 2017|
Hi Bertrand, the wing section was simply the scale section from the drawings I had and a straight line drawn from trailing to leading edge to remove the under camber. As simple as that really just to make construction a little easier. It probably does have a reference code or someone will have laid claim to defining its or very similar performance but I have not bothered to track it down or define it as so often in model scales the potential performance figures become a little 'vague' in the real world so I tend to stick with practical evidence and a common sense approach. Linds
|Thread: Tim's Skywriter Build|
All original movement correct I always use about 25-30% expo so that's a good idea, beautiful scheme and build good luck with the maiden. Linds
|Thread: Greenacres 2017|
Nice pics Tim, I have about 1200 now to filter down, I think well put the Ukele concert world tour on hold till next year, Chris can keep his ear plugs safe till then. Joking aside I was genuinely impressed and cheers for letting me embarrass myself albeit in relative privacy,
see you guys soon
What in public, I'm not sure people are ready for that.
|Thread: How many plan-built models have you made or started in the last year?|
Much prefer building from plans either my own or other peoples as I enjoy the challenge of the build plus I just like doing things my way, always an irritation with an artf and some kits I have built when the chosen route seems to be in opposition to my own thoughts. Linds
|Thread: I think i have found my next build project|
Well that looks right up your street Stephen. Linds
|Thread: Jonathon Livingston Seagull|
Wonderful book, still have a copy from when I was a kid. Linds
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