Here is a list of all the postings Frank Skilbeck has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: APC tiny bite|
Some here too chose from
|Thread: futaba T10J|
Tony, manual is here http://manuals.hobbico.com/fut/10j-manual.pdf looks like you select the type of receiver when you are setting the model up in the memory, see page 40.
|Thread: AI Soaring|
Not sure it will be allowed in competition http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/drones/a27789/microsoft-training-gliders-for-wireless-internet/
|Thread: P.A.W. 1.49 plain bearing - can't adjust compression|
Tom, have you read the article in this months RCME on starting and adjusting diesels.
Without seeing the plan it's difficult to comment, i.e. if the strut brackets are screwed into blocks in the wing then after covering would work, if the attachments are fixed to the wing structure then covering after might be better.
BTW a tex covering like Solartex would probably be better on this model. It's not too difficult to put a small slot in solartex and get it go over a strut attachment without it splitting.
|Thread: Spektrum iX12|
While we all poo poo facebook and music on this Tx we are missing the main appeal of the Android system, this will apply to those who use flight controllers as they will be able to program their onboard devices from their Tx rather than taking a laptop or using a smart phone. Flight control developers will be able write standard Android app that will work on a tablet/phone or this Tx. Maybe that's why they released it as a mid range 12 channel Tx initially as this market doesn't have the need for 20 channels.
Just think what a boon this will be to model reviewers too, they will be able to write their review immediately after landing, it should become a standard RCME reviewers Tx
|Thread: What servo for Wots Wot XL|
Rocker a Sub C cell is just a different size to AA or AAA, eg. https://www.overlander.co.uk/premium-sport-3800-6v-flat.html, the big advantage is the lower internal resistance compared to high capacity AA cells, so on a large model where the servos will draw more power requires more amps, the sub C cells are better at delivering the amps without any significant voltage dip compared to AA cells.
The chemistry is identical to the AA Nimh cells but their larger size means a lower internal resistance.
|Thread: Using a bungee|
Don't forget to add the parachute to bring it back when it unhitches from the glider.
|Thread: cold weather|
It's well below when my fingers and thumbs stop working
One other thing I've been told is that in the cooler temps the methanol doesn't vapourise that easily so it is still in liquid droplets when it enters the cylinder so the plug not only has to ignite the mixture but get the combustion chamber hot enough for the fuel to vapourise.
A friend keeps a small bottle with a methanol petrol mix in it, a quick squirt in the carb helps them fire up as the petrol vapourises much better. Once the engine is hot then no problem.
I recall an older modelling friend of mine telling me they used to add a dash of petrol in their fuel in winter.
|Thread: Dihedral in flying wing design?|
The full size Fauvel AV36 had 2.5 deg dihedral on the outer panels, https://scalesoaring.co.uk/VINTAGE/Documentation/AV36/AV36.html
Flying wings are good fun but not the most efficient, one I have (I didn't build it thought) is 2nd on this video, at around 1:38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGkoz4oHvjc
|Thread: Motor mounting|
Me too, I have an 1800 watt 8s set up running like this for several years, no issues.
|Thread: Flair Cub J3 self build kit|
As Denis says, with a Cub a bit of aileron differential (more up than down movement) can make for nicer turns, you can do this mechanically on a single servo set up by offsetting the control rods on the servo disc, but if you use 2 servos you can adjust this electronically and fine tune the sweet spot.
When the flair cub was first out (25 years ago?) the basic Futaba servo was around £11, they are still around the same today, plus a lot of people only had a 4 channel radio, so it was really for economics back then.
BTW 30 years ago I had a Chris Foss Phase 6 glider with a single aileron servo, friend is currently building one and it's set up for a 4 servo wing now. I am also in the process of refurbishing an old Sig Clipped Wing cub and I've changed it from a single aileron servo to independent servos.
|Thread: Laser 150 V TWIN REBUILD|
Sounds great and throttles well, but you are pleased.
Now what's it going to go in
|Thread: Fake DLE engines|
Because if they gave it it's own brand name they would have to promote it and gain a reputation, and probably compete with the cheaper AGM/Turnigy/NGH motors, it's an easier sale selling a branded product a bit cheaper takes all the hassle out of building up a brand name and providing after sales service.
|Thread: Vintage Digifleet.|
I think I used to run some of my receiver/servos on 5 cell (6v) packs, I might have some instructions somewhere I can check.
|Thread: BMFA A thread for off topic posts|
It feels even bigger than that when you are walking round
|Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM|
As club secretary I do try and go to the BMFA area meetings held near me, but very few clubs bother to send any representatives, those that do go, ask and get BMFA support with their flyins, the only stipulation is that the event is open to BMFA members. Other discussions are usually around organising examiners days (where BMFA member can go along and fly) and promoting model flying at schools and fetes etc.
|Thread: Laser 150 V TWIN REBUILD|
There is no pressure connection on the silencer for one, and two they never seem to need it so people don't bother with the hassle of modifying the engine. One thing my Lasers (and they are very old ones) are quite insensitive to needle settings, my ASP91 and TT 75 fourstrokes only need to be one click out, but my lasers are not so critical. My 30+ year old 61 is currently turning a 14 x 6 at around 8400 rpm.
|Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM|
KC, you've missed the point, there are some buildings and conference rooms at the center, this is what they are renting out for companies to hold meetings/conferences at, the flightlines are for our use, but the conferences are helping to support the center, if the people using the center for a conference get to see our hobby then hopefully that is good promotion, as would be having a few corporate days to introduce others to the hobby, I can't see corporations rushing to take over a Sam35 flyin .
The rooms are being used for a swapmeet in December, but I can't imagine swapmeets would use the rooms for 365 days of the year.
Already it's getting booked up next year with different aspects of the hobby booking it, we are planning to attend an aerotow that has been scheduled for next May.
The cost of having a site that is big enough to support the nationals in it's current form would have been prohibitive.
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