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Member postings for Martin McIntosh

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Thread: HS 2
22/02/2018 20:09:03

I expect then that they will have come up with a system to disperse leaves and snow from the line, also to prevent them from buckling due to heat. Wish that the PM could be copied into this thread.

22/02/2018 19:57:48

I lived in Texas for 13 months and their rail system was beyond belief. Very few passenger trains and these and the freight ones ran at no more than walking pace. A 30 min. wait was normal at the many level crossings. They also had to sound their bells continuously in urban areas, day and night. Advanced society?

I can see this project becoming another Greenpeace / Newbury bypass with people lying down in front of the bulldozers to stop it.

Oh, and back to model flying, your site may be next.

Glad to hear that Fradley is still going at the moment.

Edited By Martin McIntosh on 22/02/2018 20:00:23

Thread: Repair of crashed model
22/02/2018 09:26:51

16 swg wire inside a tube is my preferred method for throttle linkages.

That servo looks to be standard size, an overkill for throttle.

Thread: HS 2
22/02/2018 09:24:01

It will not even go to Birmingham, you have to change to a local train.

22/02/2018 09:21:30

I think they have started work here at the proposed A41 crossing point just up the road from me.

The obvious route would have been alongside the M40, but of course that was David Cameron`s patch so no chance.

In my opinion they should just abandon the ill thought out thing and divert the funds to developing the hyperloop.

Fancy even thinking of travelling at 250mph on 19th century technology

22/02/2018 08:25:55

I had heard that SCRCAC, of which I was a member for many years, had lost their fine site and assumed that it was due to encroaching development, not a white elephant.

Guess where I live now? Aylesbury!

Thread: The WORST plane you ever had?
20/02/2018 08:58:07

That looks brilliant. Worth a bit of development maybe?

19/02/2018 22:14:07

Having read a lot of this it would seem that most of them are ARTF`s. It would appear that the manufacturers just think up models and market them without even a test flight. The HK glider I mentioned above is a prime example, and as for their Lanc, it was totally unflyable in the state offered but three days` work turned it into a pretty good model. Why do they do this? It will put people off the hobby forever.

Not intending to knock ARTF`s in general because I have a few which are very good indeed.

17/02/2018 18:59:17

Almost forgot a scale glider from HK, foamie with a retractable wheel. The battery position was fixed and way too far forward resulting in 3oz of church roof in the fin to get it to fly at all. It lasted all of four flights before the rear of the fus. snapped. Motor was pathetic too.

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
17/02/2018 18:50:40

Yeh, that`s them.

17/02/2018 16:41:31

I got one made by a specialist somewhere in Wales, pretty good but I cannot remember the name. Google may help.

Thread: The WORST plane you ever had?
17/02/2018 16:31:30

Just has to be the RCME Seibel free plan. No matter what thrustline I tried it just drove itself into the ground and refused to take off. When I eventually forced it into the air somehow, it flew like a pig. Tricky build for nothing. I watched a video of one built by somebody else and the `flying` characteristics were the same. No wonder that the Storch got the VSTOL contract. Want it anyone before it goes to landfill?

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
17/02/2018 16:12:01

Mine uses Hitec 5485HB`s all round, with one for each aileron. The inter aileron links are just dummies (1.5mm carbon rear, elastic thread on the front). Much simpler than trying to use just two and they are very good servos indeed for a reasonable price. The wings are thick enough to mount them vertically.

Thread: Tony Nijhuis 72 Mosquito Build Log
16/02/2018 22:10:48

The ally spinners make all the difference. Recommend that you use them for the maiden. Really great job and the best of luck.

Thread: Liquid weld
16/02/2018 08:21:07

I bought a pack of this a few years ago at the Nats having watched the demo. Not quite so impressed when I came to use it, and after opening the shelf life was very short although keeping it in the fridge may have helped. We did use some where I used to work for gluing plastic parts but they needed clamping for quite a while before it set.

Polyolefin primer used in conjunction with any c.a. is much more effective; pricey though. It lets you glue polythene to polythene if you so wish.

Thread: Vac forming
15/02/2018 11:00:24

Thanks for your suggestions. The methods shown in the videos are exactly what I have tried and my vacuum boxes are about identical. Huge sag in the acetate/PETG but the corners still crease. Vacuum is variable speed so have tried it high and low. Will just have to try again but already got through an 8x4ft sheet of PETG to get five forms for my Lanc. Those guys really do make it look simple.

14/02/2018 20:15:11

Thanks Denis, but tried all of that. Along with all of those Youtube guys I must still be doing something very wrong since many products these days are packaged in this way. Anybody know of a video which shows how to do it properly? I mean with a home built set up of course, not a professional machine.

14/02/2018 16:01:10

How do you actually intend to form it? I have done a few but with only about a 10% success rate. Lots on Youtube but they all seem to have the same problem, creasing from the corners of the box. Have tried acetate and PETG with A4 and A3 size boxes, grill and heat gun methods, vacuum or not, run out of ideas.

Thread: Solarfilm
14/02/2018 14:01:51

Way back in ye 60`s when you would not be seen dead going out for a Saturday night without a suit we used to go to Burtons or Hepburns one weekend, order one, go back the following week for a fit and get it shortly afterwards. A local shop has the audacity to charge an extra £100 if you want one made within a month. Guess where they are being manufactured?

Thread: Coming back after 50 years: bit lost
14/02/2018 09:19:01

Hi Piers, I have actually pieced the wreckage back together and it is ready to go apart from a new bomber nose moulding. This time with YEP 100A ESC`s and the motor wires extended. I cannot say for certain of course that the battery lead extentions caused the failure. Pics on my Mossie thread.

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