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Thread: FrSky X10 - Taranis replacement?
25/07/2017 09:32:11
Posted by trebor on 25/07/2017 08:45:54:

That's a good idea, I don't get on with a neck strap so it will fall a long way if dropped yes

sounds like you a prime canadit for one of these (or better version) and a tray , once you seen the light you will never be the samesurprise you can just relax and flysmiley

Thread: Traplet
19/07/2017 18:50:33

They must have an issue, as in little type it says please come back in a little while so... Don't panic Mr Mainwaringsurprise

Edited By flight1 on 19/07/2017 18:51:06

Thread: Epoxy glue
19/07/2017 14:28:20

Epoxy glue will have all sorts added thickeners like flock, micro balloons even metals and is not intened for laminating as it won't wet out the glass fiber properly and add  weight , use laminating resin for the bandage just wet it out and use a squeegee to get rid off excess resin, you don't want the cloth to float off the surface of what it is being joined too.

it also comes with different hardeners from 15 min to 2 hours, just remember to mix accurately and a 15+ degree ambient room temp is a must for proper cure.

Edited By flight1 on 19/07/2017 14:30:55

Thread: 2.4 protocols
08/07/2017 16:47:32

simply one does telemetry and the othe does't , I would get a FASSTest one,    they do all the futaba protocols

see futab web ste

Edited By flight1 on 08/07/2017 16:48:09

Thread: Taranis update
05/07/2017 17:05:02

Sounds like/ maybe that you have used the wrong firmware file . the X4r uses diferent firmware to the X6r and X8r, easy done

X8R_LBT_build151118 is for X8R and X6R receivers

X4R_LBT_X4RSB170322 is for X4R and X4RSB

Edited By flight1 on 05/07/2017 17:05:23

Thread: Taranis 9XD buddy-boxed to Turnigy 9XR Pro
30/06/2017 15:46:38

Hi have you set the right modes "Master" on the Taranis and "Slave" on the 9XR. It's down toward the bottom on the same page with the RF module settings. and also set a switch to operate as it wont fuction corectly , also the planes reciever need to be bound and set up on the taranis first . if you not already done have you enabled which channels to use from the slave Tx on the taraNIS traner set up page?

Thread: What paint to tint a windscreen?
16/06/2017 21:00:40

HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE VALLEJO PREMIUM OPAQUE PAINTS LIKE THIS

Thread: Dope - Is it petrol proof?
16/06/2017 20:26:49
Posted by Donald Fry on 16/06/2017 20:01:30:

Arrr, but were they two strokes.

4 stroke me hansome

Edited By flight1 on 16/06/2017 20:27:25

16/06/2017 13:35:06
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 16/06/2017 12:22:21:

i would say its probably petrol resistant but cant be sure. I would make a small test piece and give it a go. Remember to let it dry for a good week or so before throwing any fuel at it

I assume too the ali content of the dope wont shield the Rx in the model? might be worth range check!

Well if know one knows , I will have to test my self. and as for range checks thats standard procedure for me with new models and refurbs . also got longer antenna to route correctly just in case

16/06/2017 11:55:22

Hi building a large tiger moth and i got a large tin of aluminuim dope cheep off ebay to paint it (raf silver trainer scheme) , the stuff used for full size (skycraft) what i would like to know is it petrol proof as I am going to use a petrol.

i've allready done the tail feathers and then this question poped into the headindecision

Thread: Which first kit?
12/06/2017 14:13:58
Posted by Braddock, VC on 12/06/2017 11:49:33:
Posted by flight1 on 11/06/2017 19:41:19:

Hi tony

from your first post you said you want a challange and a build that will set you up from building from a plan and that would be a FAIRCHILD PT-19 CORNELL from apache aviation which is available from slec now it is a good build and a lovely flyer which can be pushed to do nice scale aerobatics and more , it hase no vices, realy easy flyer, don't be put off by the fact it has flaps which is fun to lean about the afects of using them. and I had one for quite a few years and I flew it so much i wore it out (really i did). (and wots are realy commoncooldevil)

as for gliders what do you want scale wood sloper type or a fibre modern type? the list is huge

Edited By flight1 on 11/06/2017 19:42:17

Thanks for the link flighty one, this plane has always been on my to do list and as I've nearly finished my chipmunk, and the astro hog won't take too long, I'll probably get one to build in the autumn/winter.

One question, will a laser 80 be too heavy up front?

Hi braddock

just seen you question about the PT 19 i had a saito 91 squeezed in up front oddles of power, so i think the laser 80 would be the perfect choice for this plane

11/06/2017 20:31:43
Posted by Donald Fry on 11/06/2017 20:18:42:

It was a fine flyer. It did not survive a midair early in its (I had hoped) long career. I, after the collision, hoped it was not the end, but the hope ended when the tailplane fell off a few seconds after collision. Game of blood.

yes it goes like that sometimes

Edited By flight1 on 11/06/2017 20:35:23

11/06/2017 19:57:27

Hi Donald '' a machine chewing though it's tailplane and wing root'' give us the details as it sound interisting as i can't work out the criptic?

11/06/2017 19:41:19

Hi tony

from your first post you said you want a challange and a build that will set you up from building from a plan and that would be a FAIRCHILD PT-19 CORNELL from apache aviation which is available from slec now it is a good build and a lovely flyer which can be pushed to do nice scale aerobatics and more , it hase no vices, realy easy flyer, don't be put off by the fact it has flaps which is fun to lean about the afects of using them. and I had one for quite a few years and I flew it so much i wore it out (really i did). (and wots are realy commoncooldevil)

as for gliders what do you want scale wood sloper type or a fibre modern type? the list is huge

Edited By flight1 on 11/06/2017 19:42:17

Thread: Does anyone have any advice on batteries?
09/06/2017 20:08:58

Dave get something like this easy to use , there are may like it out there like this one and you can use it out and about off a 12v source like the car battery

Also if you use the LSD types there don't like fast charging.

once converted you will never go back

09/06/2017 19:23:41

There is no reason not to get 4.8v (4 cell Himh) pack and charge them as a pack with a delta peak charger, it is reliable and safe, been doing it for years and if you use LSD types (eneloop) they store well keeping their charge. there is no need to charge Nmhi batts individually . just use good makes of battery packs .

as said above

Thread: Redundancy in larger models?
09/06/2017 09:21:14

The KISS principle is always best, 0ne good quality battery and switch (or 2 switches) and with regular checks and maintenance is all that is needed for safe flying, you only have one battery in the tx and that is never questioned as unsafe or unreliable.

Edited By flight1 on 09/06/2017 09:22:42

Thread: Adapting X9D to DSM2
08/06/2017 20:41:39

The Hitec Auroa 9 is a good Tx and even that has telemetry capabilities and has enough mixers/functions for most, if you are happy with that stick with it as it is good and reliable. just bite the bullet and sell all DSM then there is no hassle thought and it's done with especially as you don't have any BNF models so even more reason not to do it...

be brave it's the twenty 1st century you know and they used to make future scfi films about itsurprise

Thread: CHEAP small glider at Lidls!
08/06/2017 18:17:39
Posted by Dave Bran on 08/06/2017 17:39:58:
Posted by cymaz on 08/06/2017 17:32:02:

Not a bad price for " breathtaking loops".......whatever they may be !

It's when you don't know how to trim a plane and launch throw it only for it to loop into the back of your head and knock the breath out of you.

There's a video about that on ytubesurprise

Thread: Adapting X9D to DSM2
08/06/2017 18:09:22

Hi tim

Got the same age Taranis as you i believe and have fitted the new gimballs (hall effect form T9) and thay fell nice and a vast improvment over the originals a worthy upgrade.

also for DMS2 and DMX I got the orange module that plugs in the the back of the Taranis and that works without issue .

i would update the taranis to the latest open tx (2.1 I believe) + sound packand go from there. the new model wizard incorperated will get you going with the first few basic models. smiley

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