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Member postings for Greybeard

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Thread: How to do Build Pictures
27/09/2013 13:55:08
Posted by Lima Hotel Foxtrot on 27/09/2013 12:08:41:

I have to disagree with Greybeard, though. I wouldn't photomanipulate unless you really know what youre doing. It can look rather pony.

Deagree as you will, but learning these simple actions is just that - simple.

Thread: RCM&E Autumn Special - All electrics!
27/09/2013 13:53:03
Posted by Solly on 27/09/2013 12:56:23:

You're completely missing the point. I don't care what the power source is in a review either. I'm pointing out that there is an obvious bias towards electric power in the magazines, and that i/c power is being sidelined. Anyhow, I've made my point and shall now end my part in the discussion. Happy flying.

No, you haven't made a point, as others have pointed out.

27/09/2013 09:03:40

Funny that, I thought it the best issue for a long time and it almost persuaded me to renew my subscription.

Thread: How to do Build Pictures
27/09/2013 07:53:51

Midday sunlight is closer to 6500K in England at least. Lighting hues brought about by shhoting under other lighting can be easily be corrected by the most basic of photomanipulation software that probably came with your digital camera.

Thread: MX2 and Acro Wot jockies
26/09/2013 19:19:53

The motor is fixed to the bracket at its front so the shorter length is not critical.

Thread: .52 in an ARTF Acrowot?
26/09/2013 13:04:51

Too small, the ARFT model is a lump and needs one to drag it around. wink 70 FS stroke minimum.

Thread: Ken Binks' Adagio
25/09/2013 15:45:20
Posted by Martyn K on 23/04/2013 10:01:35:

It looks superb.

Was the original Adagio a tail dragger? I thought all F3A's of the era were trike undercarriage

Martyn

No they all flew taildraggers probably as it was a lighter configeration. I saw quite a lot of Ken flying this model, about twenty years ago I think, and he did well with it.

Thread: Giant Shark are Back
24/09/2013 11:48:36

I agree with Vin, I have just taken delivery of an order and appreciated the prompt delivery but my order could have been four times the value had this supplier carried more of the listed items in stock.

Thread: 2014 Mass Build - Discussion about model choices
24/09/2013 10:45:08
Posted by Danny Fenton on 24/09/2013 08:44:08:
Posted by David Davis on 24/09/2013 08:02:13:

Several posters have been energetically promulgating their own favourite designs but wasn't there a guy a few years ago importing those big American trainers? Didn't they have flat bottomed wing sections and weren't they fairly easy to build? I seem to remember that they were available in several sizes too.

I wonder what happened to him. wink 2

Nope haven't seen him in ages wink 2

This LINK may help with that question.

Thread: Stainless or silver steel rod - which is stiffest?
24/09/2013 08:07:25

Fitting a stiffer undercarriage will simply move the landing shock loads to another part of the airframe.

Undercarriage bending is part of the learning process. wink

Thread: 2.4Aerial
24/09/2013 08:03:04

I use short lengths of soft drinks straws to hold the bare ends in the correct positions.

Thread: On board glow
23/09/2013 08:11:00

Many of us do use on-board glow systems, especially for larger models but increasingly these are being powered by petrol or electric.

Thread: Help with fuel type.
22/09/2013 08:40:08

The importers of OS engines recommend Model Technics Formula Irvine fuel which is what I have always used in mine. You will find several threads on this site discussing Prosynth which reflect the mixed feelings that exist about it.

Thread: EBay Ads by Forum Members
22/09/2013 08:35:28
Posted by Masher on 22/09/2013 08:25:59:
Posted by Masher on 20/09/2013 08:17:56:

Thanks for heads up - I'm in, shame it's 9 days though!

All good things are worth waiting for. wink

But I'm impatient and it's too long for me to wait - and now I've sourced one from somewhere else - best of luck selling yours

Good for you. There seems to be a lot of people following this but as always it remains to be seen how many bid, still a bargain at the current price though.

Thread: 2014 Mass Build - Discussion about model choices
22/09/2013 07:55:02
Posted by David Davis on 21/09/2013 12:08:31:
Posted by Greybeard on 21/09/2013 08:05:37:

David picked up on one point thaI was thinking about with regard to the D.B. Barnstormer; that it is available in three sizes and has been built in three and four channel as well as i.c. and electric versions, so there has to be one to suit everyone.

Five sizes to be exact: 32", 52", 63", 72", and 88" wingspans.

Modellers more used to metric measurements please see my earlier posts for the metric equivalents.

Given the average age of modellers I doubt your statement, this could be a good subject for a poll. laugh

Thread: Which charger
21/09/2013 19:15:20

The advantage of buying separate chargers is that you have a choice of those that operate on 240v as well as 12v and they are a lot cheaper to throw away when they breakdown as I have recently discovered.

Thread: 2014 Mass Build - Discussion about model choices
21/09/2013 08:05:37

David picked up on one point thaI was thinking about with regard to the D.B. Barnstormer; that it is available in three sizes and has been built in three and four channel as well as i.c. and electric versions, so there has to be one to suit everyone.

Thread: EBay Ads by Forum Members
20/09/2013 10:58:06
Posted by Masher on 20/09/2013 08:17:56:

Thanks for heads up - I'm in, shame it's 9 days though!

All good things are worth waiting for. wink

20/09/2013 07:53:18

I've just listed my OS 72-a four stroke on a no reserve basis HERE so it has to sell. Apart from some oil staining on the exhaust it is in excellent condition and barely run-in.

Thread: What's Profilm like? And the lighter films?
19/09/2013 08:15:31

Another vote for Profilm, I find it easier to use than Solarfilm as it can be lifted and repositioned without leaving clear holes; doesn't tear easily and the colours are much denser so even the white is not translucent. There are many more colours to choose from too and it is very tough. The one drawback, apart from the cost, is that it blunts scalpel blades very quickly, so you need plenty of those to hand.

I have no experience of the G.S. alternative I shall have to try a sample.

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