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: Carolyn Grace Spitfire ML407|
|Thread: Free Glue Grab Weekend|
Stick me in to please.
|Thread: It's the grand pre-Xmas (better stuff than normal) giveaway!|
Please count me in Santa Ashby.
|Thread: 3D Printing at the supermarket|
Don't limit your thoughts to just things made from plastic. Check this out metal is on its way, then the sky really will be the limit
|Thread: Futaba not compatible with Futaba/When is a bargain not a bargain|
Hi Graeme, Have you thought about one of these ? Ok you will need a receiver to match each TX but you can then remove yours once he is compedent to fly solo. Seems a much cheaper solution without any compatability problems, will even work with different makes of equipment. - Ace
|Thread: Options for a first aerobatic plane!|
You won't go far wrong with a Wot 4, however you may wish to consider a Black Horse Travel Air. Cheap enough, open engine bay for a 46/52, 61" WS which is 9" larger than the ARTF wot 4 and fly's really well, I passed my B with one. Ace
I use a Vapex 3300 mah 4.8 in a Tucano running 7 futaba 3152 digitals and have no issues, plus have never got close to running the battery out even in a prolonged days use. Of course mine are sub c and although you don't mention what size yours are, at 3300 /4.8v they must be? Sub c due to their size and chemistry are good for delivering huge loads without significant voltage drop. If they are sub c then I can't see any problem.
|Thread: F/F conversion to R/C|
I would also reduce the dihedral to say 1 1/2" under each wing tip otherwise the inbuilt stability will induce adverse yaw when you try and use the ailerons.
|Thread: Which is your most practised manoeuvre?|
I continue to strive for a perfect stall turn with entry/exit from inverted and large circular outside loops(bunt), the heart stopping way towards the ground. Of course when conditions allow touch and go's on skis
|Thread: Recommendations on new 32 glow engine|
+1 for a new ASP/SC 32, 95% as good as a reputed "premium" brand but less than 1/2 the price
£48 - £115
|Thread: Pay Pal ?|
I to get several of these, a visual clue it is a scam is the address "firstname.lastname@example.org . It has an extra e. in the address.
Edited By Ace on 15/04/2013 08:55:10
|Thread: How old are we?|
I turned 58 last week and had a brief flirtation with control line combat at school (plank + DC Spitfire), then returned at 50 when I gave up off-road Enduro motorcycle racing. Still snowboarding but my mind is still under the assumption I am still indestructible, however my body is not convinced. Hopefully the fingers will continue to obey my mind for many years to come.
|Thread: Weekend Giveaway|
Tight Yorkshireman turning down the chance if a freebie
|Thread: Vortex Vacforms|
Hope this helps other forumites in supporting an excellent small British manufacturing company. (I have no involvement with Vortex)
Many modellers seem to have difficulty in accessing the Vortex website as I did, so I managed to contact Steve and he gave me the following advice.
"I am told by my web hosting / supplier that the gold stats problem is a compatibility view issue.
I was using Window 7 and it worked, Vortex also opened first time in Chrome. Hope this is useful to others.
Edited By Ace on 28/02/2013 09:41:17
|Thread: VQ Hurricane|
Looking good, no excellent
Not sure if I missed it but reading through I couldn't see any reference to the etching/primer, paint or fuel proofer to seal the paint and detail. What did you use please? Thanks
|Thread: Worlds smallest V12 Engine - Amazing!!|
Not a merlin but a WORKING miniature scale ferrari 318PB complete with flat 12 cylinder. 15yrs in the construction. Absolutely awesome.
|Thread: Who's Brave Enough??|
JK - Thanks we are small and friendly bunch.
RP - Last time I tried Bruce Stenulsons ski link it was unobtainable which is a pity as it had lots of good stuff on it. His plane site is still up and running but no sign of the skis.
Although I used brass and soldered the torque rod in, one member used an aluminium block and a second grub screw to hold the torque rod which also worked.
Should be 6 - 8 of us up all on skis tomorrow so should be a great day.
Saved carrying it up earlier today.
Edited By Ace on 19/01/2013 21:02:02
RP - Brians idea works extremely well.
I have used it for a number of seasons so long as you use a 4mm screw on the axle to get the grip and no need for a keel which hinders ground handling. Next version the width will be increased to 3 1/2" as 3" just works in 8" of fluffy virgin snow. Fine in wet or compacted snow.
Heres how I made them link
|Thread: The ski's the limit!|
Re the icing, some type of wax or furniture polish on the base should cure that as it breaks the surface tension preventing the very very thin layer or water caused by the friction between the ski and snow which freezes and sticks when you stop. Anorak I know I will get my coat.
I also noticed you look to have swept back U/C, Have you considered turning it round to move you skis further forward thus reducing the leverage of the prop trying to pull down over the tips burying the engine ?
Roll on the weekend so I can get out and play as I am extremely envious looking at the video.
Nice video Pete and some private airfield you have
If your ski tips are digging in try longer ones which have the tips in front of the prop or these held firmer at a greater AOA on the ground to aid planing.
Great tip on updating the firmware in the key fob camera, always found not being able to edit a real pain - thanks
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