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  1. My new Boomerang ready for its maiden flight.
    3 points
  2. One of the longerons ('stringers'?) needs to bend quite a bit at the front, so I've split it lengthways about a foot. Then smeared the cut with glue and it curves easily.
    2 points
  3. I think the cream cheese, powders are from water in the fuel, oil water emulsions, and/or reactions.
    2 points
  4. The last pics here show the polished case . The engine was test run prior to the polishing but left phone indoors so no pics !! NB. those of you who play with model diesels will know that you dont trespass indoors while smelling of model diesl fuel as it can be hazardous to you health if SWMBO is in the house ! so the pics were not taken . Later In the week I am going to aanodise the case . Not sure what colour yet , but pics as soon as its out of the anodising bath.
    2 points
  5. Another super winter morning's flying today at the local site, very light wind, cold sunny, massive blue skies. A bit soggy underfoot, but the grass is still short enough for landing and take offs if you select the right models. Just a couple of hours at the patch before lunch, which was just about right -great to have a wee catch up with my clubmates and didn't break anything all weekend, which is a good result.
    2 points
  6. I can answer some of those Graham. FrSky will use either OpenTx or their version of it, or their newer stuff will use Ethos as operating systems. FrSky protocols in use will be ACCST or ACCESS for the newer stuff. Some of the receivers can be reprogrammed by downloading alternative firmware and reprogramming via connecting the receiver to the Tx. If you were to buy receivers from the USA, then the firmware would need changing to the EU version - very easy once you are used to it. Yes, I believe that FrSky units will be able to do all the above things I have mentioned as long as the hardware is there. I did try a Taranis X9D Plus prior to my Jumper purchase, while the quality did feel more like a FF9 - for some reason it did not seem to sit right in my hands - probably a personal issue. Lower output power has not effected any of my flying yet. I have had a glider up to 2500 feet (almost specked out) without issues. I doubt if many people will be flying at the reported 1km range without visual or orientation issues. For me, the MPM gives me the choice to use other receivers, I am not tied to one manufacturer. If FrSky were to go bust for instance, I can still use other receivers. Lets face it, right now it is an uncertain world. Most model shops in my area are gone, so are some of the big chains I was so used to seeing on the High Street. Closer to the subject, Hitec I believe have now stopped making transmitters but still make receivers (yes MPM supports them too). Futaba (non FAAST), Lemon, Orange, Spektrum, Jeti I believe can all be used so there is a degree of future proofing in the MPM. I am not trying to sway you here, just giving you my personal reasoning.
    1 point
  7. I've been using FrSky modules, radios and receivers for over 10 years, and all have been reliable, so I'm not sure why you don't trust them. My main Tx I use for flying is a Taranis X9D+. I've been using that for over 7 years and still working fine. Some 'planes are using D8 receivers that are quite a bit older than that. I have about 11 FrSky transmitters (I do firmware development for them and get sent them!). All are working. I would still recommend FrSky, particularly if bought from the UK FrSky dealer (T9HobbySport), as you get the full dealer backup if there are any problems (all radios might have a problem whatever the make). Telemetry sensors are relatively low cost, if required, and are easy to connect. While the RM TX16S uses the multi-protocol module, such modules are available for FrSky radios (even for the X20 if you add erskyTx as a "dual boot" alternative to ETHOS). One important thing about the multi-protocol module (MPM) is there is no manufacturer control of the "unique Identifier" for the Tx. This means more than one MPM could be using the same ID, and any ID used could also clash with the original manufacturer of any protocol being used (except Spektrum as that uses an ID from the RF chip). From my experience with the MPM (I have 7 I think), the output power when using the CC2500 RF chip (used by FrSky amongst others) is lower than original manufacturers. Mike
    1 point
  8. Nah its global warming or Acid rain, or the other possibility that no one or very few knows what the hell they are actually talking about, and their talking as much tosh as a one year old kid on meth, and no I dont use Weston Fuel but know of many who use it with no problems. On rereading these posts it occurred to me next time i need engine help Ill go and have my palms read, tea leaf's, Next door neighbour,
    1 point
  9. Thanks Martin. I normally go with an apc 12x6 on my Saito 62 engines, but on this one I've went with a master airscrew 12x6 k series.
    1 point
  10. hello Graham,def check out the Radiomaster T16... ken anderson...ne..1..... T16 dept.
    1 point
  11. I am currently flying a futaba FF9 on 35mhz and a futaba t8j on fhss 2.4 and a spektrum dx6i for my heli. Both futaba's (and my previous two) have been rock solid and my only complaint about the t8j is its lack of servo slow functionality. If futaba offered a radio with servo slow with the integral antenna of the 8 and 10j i would buy it. I personally wouldnt touch any of these new brands of radio like frsky as i simply dont trust them. Everyone jumped on the spektrum bandwagon but they are not without their faults. My dx6 is quite maintenance intensive considering how little i use it. I have only suffered one radio failure in 30 years of flying futaba gear. When frsky matches that level of reliability i will consider it. until then, not so much.
    1 point
  12. Radiomaster TX16S is a brilliant piece of kit. Obviously, at this price-point, it doesn't feel as well built as a Futaba (indeed it doesn't feel as nice as a Taranis X9D) but...... it's got 16 channels, the MPM allows you to use pretty much any receiver, it has space for more models than I'll ever need, supports SBUS, and telemetry. I currently have mine bound to : Old Spektrum DSM2 receivers Old Spektrum DSMX receivers Spektrum DSMX SAFE receivers Orange DSM2 receivers Parkfly FrSky compatible D8 receivers - about £10 each FrSky 4 channel receivers - about £20 each FrSky 6 channel receivers - about £25 each FrSky 8 channel receivers - about £35 each Radiomaster 8 channel receivers - £20 each Futaba S-FHSS receiver on a small indoor heli. Never had an issue with any of these and use prop electric, prop glow, prop petrol, electric edf . It is OpenTX which is a bit of a learning curve (feels like a cliff for a few weeks!), and if you want touch capability of the large bright colour screen, you'll need to change to EdgeTX - I haven't and don't miss touch screen tbh. And programming it can be done via the very capable Companion PC programme. There are also a seemingly endless number of YouTube videos to help if needed. I originally bought mine as a backup for my Taranis, but actually prefer it so my Taranis is now the backup!
    1 point
  13. I had this problem quite a few times. Eventually I worked out that when the problem arose I had not pressed the Submit Reply button Now I am more careful so that I don't press Latest Posts before Submit Reply. Just did it again and it worked when I pressed Submit Reply on the second attempt.
    1 point
  14. Stephen, notice you drill the pivot hole prior to covering. Is this an issue as adding the covering will change the chord balance position? I made this error on my Panther blades and found the position of the hole to be about 1mm in error.
    1 point
  15. Be careful with how much you use, it slows down the spin up rate dramatically !
    1 point
  16. Well Ken believe it or not my wife is a model railway enthusiast, inherited from her Father who was a model railway nut.Over the years she has collected a large amount of N gauge engines, track, rolling stock, buildings etc in the hope that one day I would build a layout. Well I never have, and most of it is boxed in the attic. The pay back is that for every model aircraft show we attend, I have to take her to a model railway show. Due to covid over the past few years both have been pretty rare.
    1 point
  17. Derv really smells and lingers for months... Mtd1000 is Chanel by comparison... Lovely job there ed, still saving for a milling machine and a new shed to put it in. Wish I had a magic wand for xmas, dam car central locking has a mind of its own...beserk...
    1 point
  18. How can anyone object to such a delightful aroma? It's up there with coffee and freshly baked bread!
    1 point
  19. Here the case has been fitted to the base and refitted in the lathe . The cylinder base mounting holes will be machined . for some reason I have lost or deleted the cylinder base being machined ! very odd. so pic of test fit of the cylinder. Note the top of the casehas been shaped to fit the profile of the cylinder while it was in the lathe .
    1 point
  20. Thanks Richard. Un fortunately I could not get the model to track straight on the gym floor the blades did seem to get up to speed at a walking pace but until I can try a few test hops no point in chucking it to hit a hard floor. So I now need to fit new wire for the landing gear and find some small foam / rubber wheels to grip to the shinny gym floor. Steve.
    1 point
  21. Got the field for the first time in over 13 months yesterday, only me there very cold and very wet ground too. I took two planes, one the engine refused to run evenly or at full revs, I did manage to get two 20 minute flights with my Bi-stormer but on landing the second time I discovered that we had a camouflaged arrestor system in place for overshooting disguised as a small bush which ripped off the u/c. Repaired today the bi-stormer and replaced the "O" ring to the carb on the extreme so should be good next time. Regards Robert
    1 point
  22. Finished off the last of the litho panels around the bulkhead. Came out pretty well, chuffed with that. Back inside the cockpit next, picked up some red X7 Tamiya red for the interior panels. Will have to be brush painted, I hate brush painting! Cheers Danny
    1 point
  23. Weather was poor today with freezing fog throughout most of the day - so no rigging and no photo in the garden... Instead I final sanded all of the tailplane, elevators, fins and rudders and gave them all their first coat of filler primer. The foam was placed inside the servo bays to avoid overspray. Quite happy with the finish, there are a few pin holes now evident in the fins where I was too tight with the resin (I glassed these some time back) and some damaged/pulled weave areas in the cloth on the tail - a little 3M putty will sort all those out before another sand ready for the final grey primer. I did a little more canopy fitting and alignment checking to the front fuselage too, still some work needed here... the canopy is formed in quite a thick material - almost 1/16" - I somehow need to blend that edge into the fuselage all round.
    1 point
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