Here is a list of all the postings flight1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Your Transmitter History|
well I don't change tx to often won't be caught up in the must have the latest bling my pockets won't alow me, just when i need a new feature
Multiplex Europa sprint
Multiplex Europa MC1020 (one of the first with model memory and i thought i was in the space age)
Graupner MC 10/20
Multiplex Royal Pro 12
Multiplex Royal Pro 12 converted to 2.4Ghz switchable and 16 channels (does this count a another tx?)
FrSky Taranis ( because of fantastic program funcion and the rx, telemetry stuff and accessories very affordable)
The only down side of the Taranis is I keep breaking the antenna!! so the next one will probably be the Horus too as FrSky has been very reliable and it's antennas are not exposed
|Thread: Galaxy Models Mystic|
Thanks trebor. I was getting concerned that you might have got stuck in the loft , i was going to call the loft rescue sevice but did't know where you lived
taa that would be appreciated
Hi just acquired as above from a friend , and the info I need is the recommended c of g for this plane and any other useful tips.
Currently it hasn't flown for some time and has a os 108 which i might swap out to a petrol and it is on 35 meg which i will convert to 2.4Ghz and i need a New canopy too ?
Edited By flight1 on 03/04/2018 19:19:05
The carb might have a weak pump action, what size pipe are you using as for a 50cc 2t large bore(3mm) tubing and tank fittings shout be used if not allready. got a picture of you installation? for all to check out.
|Thread: First DLG - Looking for suggestions|
Well if you don't mind building Schloiderding V2 "Spinthing" 1.2m is budget and versitile or the Elf Mini DLG which is supplied almost completely finished very good
You don't need a latest compitition glider to get your feet wet and gain that first hand knowlage to be able to move on.
ps i noticed hyperflight got a DLG sale on at the moment
Edited By flight1 on 31/03/2018 11:13:05
Edited By flight1 on 31/03/2018 11:13:22
Whats wrong with this is the header tank is using a clunk as well, this should be a fixed pipe with the end exactly in the middle of the tank this way no air will be drawn to the carb until the tank draws in air till half full (unlikely that much in a flight) . this header tank does not need to be very big and can be mounted close to carb and a big ad vantage is the main tank can be positioned by the cog minimizing c of g changes as the tank empties so keeping the same trim all flight. (hope i explained this properly)
Edited By flight1 on 27/03/2018 12:30:27
use a small header tank with the pipe to the carb drawing from the centre of the tank( fixed pipe not moving) and the feed for this tank from the main tank clunk out let , this way the draw point will allways be in fuel untill the header tank becomes half empty a proven system i use on a couple of models.
or get a fuel balancer like this kwick fire one
Edited By flight1 on 25/03/2018 23:27:19
|Thread: Carbon rod / tube?|
you could try robot birds for you composite stuff if hobyking is of no good
|Thread: scale glider suppliers|
here is a few more
**LINK** (page hase been hacked at the moment but will be sorted soo 21/3/18)
(semi scale ) **LINK**
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|Thread: Wiring up a twin glow engine|
Just get an on board glow driver unit like this cheap and work you just need two but they did do a twin one but I can't see it at the moment. I have used these to make a glow driver box to start all my engines using a old lipo i had, last ages and the box has 2 so I can start my twin cylinder glow engines too.
you can't buy the components to make your own driver for the price
|Thread: Electric Cars.|
There is one problem no one seems to see, a lot of house's don't have parking , you have to park on the street where you find a space and even a lot of the new housing developments don't allocate space out front for every one to be able to plug in overnight. there is a lot of infrastructure to be thought out and built to sort that out if you can reasonably
so why are the planners not making it necessary for facilities to be put in now!! madness and short sited
|Thread: nearly there DH82a long build|
Yes the time thing is always pressent but i lernt you can't make time you just have to assign some a bit at a time.
As for the engine i have gone a bit ott with a toruePro 70cc which i got cheeply a couple of years ago so we will see . a 50cc petrol 4 stroke would be fine or go with there ZG38 engine with geared reduction drive
hay Kooka your right don't know why i wrote it wrong , might have been the long day and a large run and coke addled the thought process
Thats what I said to the other half , but i did have to hide for a bit and it was a long list, even tough i tride to explain it was far too hyperthermic to set rigging up out side
|Thread: first flight|
Well done Hienkle it does look the part and looks like it will be a geat one for those calm dawn patrols outings
So obviously whats' all the fuss across this blog about , languages evolve dinosaurs didn't(or was that a meteorite)
|Thread: nearly there DH82a long build|
The shipping lable on the box was 1989 from Germany from Toni Clark, i have had it off the previous owner a few years ago and its nearly there 30% DH82a Tiger Moth its very much stand off scale for lots of flying(hopefully) finished in real aluminum dope/diatex an livery is of a Royal Australian Navy tiger moth North west territory post war.
|Thread: Old glow fuel - how to dispose of?|
methanol which is the main ingredient of glow fuel is very hygroscopic, so even stored in a sealed plastic bottle it will still be affected by this. this absorbed water contend getting to a certain level causes most of the bad running problems we see with 'old fuel'
how long can it be stored is hard to define as many factors are at play . my rule of thumb is if sealed never opened year and a half. and part used six months and don't get problems thi is with fully synth oil fuel caster content fuel can give other problems like a white stringy fungus (hard to see)growing in it which glogs things up, but not seen this for 20+ years i have been a fully synth man
Edited By flight1 on 24/02/2018 10:10:09
Edited By flight1 on 24/02/2018 10:13:33
|Thread: Building board help|
Laminate kitchen work top is best laid on old kitchen units or bench to support it, it comes in nice long lengths to!
lay some plaster board on top which can be replaced each build or as needed or you can go the magnetic jig way which requires a metal sheet to be laid on you flat serface and magnets squares as clamps see here for one example obvisously you gan make your own a pice of steel sheet is cheap and easlily obtained and neodymium magnets can be obtained to make
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