Here is a list of all the postings Ace has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Nearly that time of year again... AGMs|
BACS club payments - Yes but our free bank account (Nat West) doesn't include online banking and the statement is quarterly. Therefore the treasurer could not be sure if someone had actually paid and so we wouldn't want to then pay the BMFA if they hadn't
Who offers free online banking for clubs? (Small club 20 members less than £2k turnover inc BMFA membership)
|Thread: What's flying over your house|
Peter, so did we before their training base up the road at Disforth was closed, now they are rare - for us.
This morning 2 Apaches at about 500' following the A1 north in W Yorks, then this afternoon 1 Apache, 1 Chinook and 1 Osprey all few over the patch heading south.
|Thread: In search of a LARGE canopy|
Very nice Stu
I too would be interested in a closer look at your undercarriage.
|Thread: Focke Wolf Ta 154 Laser|
Chris, "Interesting" - absolutely, just sitting in the wings as I have nothing other than praise to add, please keep it up
|Thread: Irvine 53 instruction manual|
Sorry don't have a manual, however you may already be aware that Irvine sold out to OS and they then changed some components (still called Irvine with a red case) and these are not interchangeable As a rough guide - Black carb Irvine, Ally carb OS version.
|Thread: Orange R620X V3 Rx won't bind to a DSM2 Tx|
Longshot, but have you tried moving further away 3-5m? which worked with my DX 9 when I experienced a binding issue with a Lemon RX.
|Thread: Forum weekend prize draw - winners!|
|Thread: Simon's Grumpy Tigercub|
Very nice Simon I do like a nice twin.
Like others I to have a half cut plan that needs finishing -
|Thread: Chris Foss Xtra Wot|
Ron that is very, very tasty and all in a couple of weeks.
Will the electrons make a laser noise as they rush about
|Thread: Outdoor Workshop|
No wonder you are as warm as toast
On my south facing window I had a mesh roller blind to take the sting out of the light on bright days.
|Thread: GooseV2, new lasercut kit build video series.|
Followed each and every step and really-really appreciate you taking the time to make this series of very detailed videos, a masterclass.
Just need the flying finally
|Thread: Warbirds replicas Tempest|
Like Ron I would convert to IC.
Big fan of Richards kits (109, LA7, BF110) Will groveling get me a discount
|Thread: The great i.c. / electric finger chopping debate|
What e need is Manny to come up with some personal injury insurance claim numbers for IC and Elec? Ok they won't give the whole picture as % of users won't be known. I seem to remember an editorial in the BMFA mag on just this subject.
Lets be honest either is seriously going to ruin your day. If a nick neither will stall so repeated slashes. On a major strike the fist blade will either have stalled embedded, removed your finger or broken a blade with the second one also impacting. Possibly more likely with the flimsier elec props. If the resistance is sufficient to stall either prop the IC will not restart. However electric motors deliver constant torque so will restart immediately resistance is lowered or until it or the esc burns out. I believe the potential for repeated strikes is greater for this reason with electric.
Another question may be when/why fingers or other parts of your Anatomy come into contact with props. Any prop when running is obvious and usually avoided although an IC will bring fingers closer to adjust needles or remove glow sticks which I suspect when most IC contact occurs.. An IC won't (in most instances) start unexpectedly. However for electric once armed and there are no signs it is other than a few esc beeps. It frightens the living daylights out of me when I see people reaching through props to install a battery and in particularly with it resting in their lap or returning/leaving a plane in the pits still armed and unrestrained. As a rule you don't see running IC engines left that way. Don't get me wrong I like and fly both.
|Thread: Warbirds replicas Tempest|
Arrr very true, Richard is a really nice bloke ----- but a Tempest So 1/2 a story has become 3/4, I can't recall ever seeing one?
|Thread: Pug DLG kit build|
Oooooo like it -
|Thread: Powered by Laser, a gallery thread|
Artf -VQ Hurricane 63", Laser 80, flaps & electric retracts. 9lbs (8 1/2 + 1/2 lead) Fly's great although needs a decent scale take-off run but lands quite gently. Well not ripped the retracts/oleo's out yet.
Edited By Ace on 15/06/2020 09:54:24
|Thread: Floatplane waterproofing|
Out of curiosity I did a test for the weight penalty of varnishing the bare wood interior over and above the usual engine/tank bay, 4 sides x 2g = 8g. However as it was water based this relaxed the fibers and bowed the sheet slightly, returning to flat once dried. The test sheet was very thin 1/32" balsa and of course was completely unrestrained and not part of a ridged structure. I doubt the 1/8" sheet in a ridged wot4 fuz would react the same! It also took the film well so may also consider running a brush width under where all the intended film joins will be on the whole airframe. Of course 8g behind the c o g will mean 32g up front but then the laser 100 is over and above normal so useful wt is always better than lead. Will see how I feel when I get to the decision point of the build.
Varnish (ed) was a spelling mistake not a water smudge
Edited By Ace on 06/06/2020 10:48:54
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