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Thread: Repairing Fibreglass Mouldings
07/12/2017 21:15:49

LIghtweigt glass cloth and resin on inside, and a little P38 filler; after a rub down would be like new, with little additional weight.


Thread: All moving tail
05/12/2017 19:17:41
Posted by Simon Chaddock on 03/12/2017 00:34:19:


Compared to a conventional elevator an all flying tail with its pivot close to the MAC is in effect almost fully aerodynamically balanced. On this basis it is not "should I make the elevator servo bigger?" but "could I make smaller?". wink 2

The bigger issue is the extreme effectiveness of an all moving tail with small angle changes which means there really must not be any slop or flexibility in the linkage.

Many thanks Simon; I think that I had seen an article in a magazine years ago mentioning that point, and that was stuck of my mind. I will indeed try this, and try work out the slop free linkages. Ball linkages are looking favourite at the moment, with a bellcrank, so my servo can be on or around the C of G. Save weight at the back end.

Many thanks


Thread: Another Blackburn Buccaneer build
04/12/2017 18:35:20

Looks very very nice Matt. I'll be very interested to hear how it flies.


04/12/2017 18:35:19

Looks very very nice Matt. I'll be very interested to hear how it flies.


Thread: End of year and NYD flying
04/12/2017 14:54:46

I'm a possible for NYE.



Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
04/12/2017 14:53:45

G Please Bob.......oops wrong quiz show !(as you did'nt have a 'p'.



Thread: All moving tail
02/12/2017 21:49:34

so do I take 25% mean as the pivot point? And do I need to consider upgrading the elevator servo?

I was going to use a standard ball raced servo; would this be sufficient? Bearing in mind the model should weight approx 3kg max?

02/12/2017 09:35:46

Thanks guys, much appreciated. I will follow the advice above.


01/12/2017 21:44:18

Thanks Martin, that sort of confirms the way I was going. Only one way to prove it and that's to build it!


30/11/2017 21:40:36

Just realised (I think) that the Bucanneer had an all moving tail. I am looking to replicate this, rather than go 'per plan' on my Banana Bomber.

The question is where do I locate the pivot point? Is it at the centre of pressure of the tail plane? I've got an idea that will keep the scale lines without external control horns, but just need to confirm my thoughts.

Thanks guys in advance


Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
30/11/2017 21:21:02

You having a hot 'Flush' DD ????

Thread: Warbird Replica Spitfire MKix
30/11/2017 20:59:13

Always good to see someone approach a problem differently, so bogg on !!!


Thread: Guns in Society
26/11/2017 22:03:48

....and they want to ban us flying 'drones'......... secret

Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM
25/11/2017 10:28:45

I've resisted the urge to link the thread with the Monty Python Life of Brian sketch ' what have the Roman's ever done for us'.........

BMFA has it's faults, but it's easy to snipe from the 'cheap seats'. From my own perspective I will probably not visit the National Centre, however, I do see the benefit in having a national organisation that represents the whole hobby, competition flyers or general flyers. Being a member of many organisations I realise that there will always be someone unhappy, but the majority must prevail.

I suppose if we don't like it, it's up to us ( the majority ) to do something about it.

In the meantime I'm content to pay my small fee to cover me for insurance.


20/11/2017 21:52:55
Posted by john stones 1 on 20/11/2017 21:51:48:
Posted by Flyer on 20/11/2017 21:47:38:

...... I'm not sure I'd like to be in a club that would have me as a member................... secret

Edited By Flyer on 20/11/2017 21:47:56

Well if you join ours Groucho, you'll get same rights as tothers.


more like grouchy,,,,,,,   lol   yes


Edited By Flyer on 20/11/2017 21:53:28

20/11/2017 21:47:38

...... I'm not sure I'd like to be in a club that would have me as a member................... secret

Edited By Flyer on 20/11/2017 21:47:56

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
16/11/2017 21:15:31

yes   roughly translated' it never rains but pours'......


Edited By Flyer on 16/11/2017 21:16:04

16/11/2017 21:05:25

There's a phrase that covers all that dwon this way DD, it never rains, but mae'n pisho law nawr'..........

But on the 'up side, I've decided which version to model. angel One of the 'exports'.

Thread: A puzzle for engine guru's
16/11/2017 14:54:39

Had you connected the filler pipe to the carb John?

Soz, just seen Denis had suggested that


Knew I should go leccy........

Thread: DOH!
09/11/2017 21:01:24

Remembers a flying wing; full elevon deflection. Launched applied right elevon, and it promptly rolled left and landed in thick grass. Fortunately no damage, and once servos' reversed, it flew well.


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