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Thread: Colin Chapman - Midlands Flight Training
14/09/2015 14:17:59

Me too.

Just sent a couple of emails which were returned with "unknown user" errors?

Thread: Spektrum DX-18qq
19/07/2013 12:53:25

Thought I would put this link here if anyone is interested in owning one of these beauties as I'm selling mine. Hope posting links is OK.


Thread: HET F-15 twin EDF composite jet
27/06/2013 08:28:40

Do you get them Ben?

25/06/2013 08:30:06

Eh? I sent them, ages ago. I thought you werent interested. I will send them again, they maybe ended up in your spam folder. I will send them tonight. Sorry Ben

24/06/2013 16:49:13

I have the above in the classifides section if anyone is interested in making me an offer.

Info on the jet is here

Edited By John Hickson on 24/06/2013 16:50:58

Thread: Topgun Viper
24/06/2013 16:44:24

I have a set of oleos if you do find a set and want some.

Thread: Which simulator has the most accurate physics?
20/06/2013 12:58:47

I always fancied Realflight but was put off with not being able to use my own TX like you can with Phoenix, I dont suppose they have seen the light and incorporated that option yet?.

Thread: SIAI Marchetti SF-260 balsa kit
20/06/2013 08:39:24

Phil - I dont think I'm ready for 1/4 scale, it would make too big a hole

Thanks Graham

19/06/2013 16:56:54

Cheers for the replies guys.

Graham - please ask your lad if he wants to part with it

19/06/2013 08:51:51

I really like the lines of this plane so I've been looking round for a balsa kit but can only find this**LINK**

Has anyone built one of these or can recommend anothe kit - hopefully a bit bigger and for IC?

Edited By John Hickson on 19/06/2013 08:52:56

Thread: I've revived a zero volts 3S LiPo.
28/05/2013 13:24:04

I did something similar with a 3S 2200 I left plugged into a battery monitor (doh). It was completely flat and my charger refused to do anything with it. I put it on a 9v NiMh charge for 5 mins, then switched over to a normal LiPo charge and it worked. I've used the pack countless times since

Thread: Is LiFe passing me by?
16/05/2013 17:13:45

I connect up all my servos to a servo tester set to automatic, add some "ballast" to the control surfaces to simulate flight loads and time it. That way all I have to guesstimate is what my RX's will draw when working - easy enough to measure with a meter in series.

Thread: Lancaster for newbie?
15/05/2013 16:47:24
Posted by steve gunn on 14/05/2013 22:44:28:

am i mad for trying this as my first build.

A little, yes

Thread: Paralleled balance plugs?
13/05/2013 11:06:13

Found this which explains all

13/05/2013 10:57:30

mmm... "When Lipos are charged in parallel their balance plugs are paralelled". Wouldnt that mean that 2x 3s batteries would be seen by the charger as a 3s cell, if you were balancing your cells would be all over the place as you would be balancing 3s instead of the actual 6s??.

"an ESC needs to discharge those same cells equally through paralleled balance plugs." an ESC does not discharge through the balance plug, it therfore cannot discharge while remaining cell balance.

Edited By John Hickson on 13/05/2013 11:01:11

Thread: Electric retracts?
12/05/2013 14:26:33
Yep. Worm gear rather than cogs though

Edited By John Hickson on 12/05/2013 14:27:10

Thread: Hobbykings Focker Wulf flaps
09/05/2013 16:43:06

Why are the flaps linked to the gear - surely they can be deployed independantly?

Thread: mixture screw access
09/05/2013 08:22:53

Got it. Thanks guys!

08/05/2013 20:23:46
Cheers GB. You mean remove the entire mixture screw. I never thought of that. I was worried taking it out might bugger something.
Thread: Servos
08/05/2013 20:01:18
Wires to the pot and the motor need to be reversed. Done it on a couple but its fiddly and not worth the hassal unless there's no other way.

Edited By John Hickson on 08/05/2013 20:02:26

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