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Member postings for Martin Dance 1

Here is a list of all the postings Martin Dance 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Eric Clutton FRED
26/10/2016 15:42:22

In the current issue of Aeromodeller there is an interview with Eric Clutton, well worth a read.

Thread: Help with this unknown model
19/10/2016 08:27:22

I would hazard a guess that it's a Vic Smeed design. The rear fuselage construction looks like a Ballerina. Vic also liked elliptical wing tips and the wing construction is very reminiscent of many of his designs. If it is 121" span then it's been enlarged from something in the 36-48" range. The nose however is not typical of Smeed so I guess its a bit of O/D to allow the fitting of a largish glow motor.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
06/10/2016 14:13:38

Interesting that both models in the last two posts are being sold by the same person. Are they his to sell? Is he under instruction to sell by a higher authority e.g senior domestic management? When they don't sell 'Well dear I tried' I suppose I'll have to fly them.

Thread: Verhees Delta
29/09/2016 13:51:38

Hi Max just picked up on your post of the 4th. The aircraft is predominantly silver, the colour I observed from my (location (about 100m) was it was simply a mid red shade not noticeably flourescent. However it was an overcast day which I suppose would make flourescents show up more clearly. Neat build by the way!

Thread: Ebay sellers...
14/09/2016 08:24:04

Is there a maniac loose on ebay? Over the weekend an old hammer finish square Macgregor single channel TX sold for £72.00 too high for my ambitions on converting one to 2.4.Yesterday evening another ended and with a couple of minutes to go was at £12.50, much more realistic,so I bid £15.00 and was the high bidder, with 20secs to go it was at £98.75! the winning bid. Curiously the winning bidder seems to have been the same person for both Tx's, does this person know something the rest of us don't?

Martin

Thread: Internet Provider support scam
06/09/2016 21:10:33

My response to the 'your PC is running slowly' is to ask which of 2 PCs 3 laptops and a couple of tablet devices it is. and I will take it out and shoot it! They always hang up.

Thread: Verhees Delta
02/09/2016 20:59:32

Visited the LAA rally at Sywell today. The Verhees delta taxied in whilst I was there. Don't know if it's there for the weekend.

Thread: sanding round edges
31/08/2016 20:00:01

I'm sure others will remind you of the range of specialised sanding tools that Permagrit make. Not sure they do a 3/8" diameter concave tool though. Alternatively make a suitable radius template from card, plane the corners off the components and then sand with a conventional sanding block finally finishing with abrasive held in a suitably curved piece of your hand! check the curve regularly with the template.

Thread: Caption Competition!
20/08/2016 19:59:10

'I've seen it flying knife edge, sooo if I creep up on it the same way it mightn't notice and kapow, supper is served!

Thread: Aero modelling club members fear uncertain future
10/08/2016 20:09:43

The Norfolk Wild Life Trust I assume think that model flying disturbs wild life, this is not true. Some years ago a report was produced about this issue, I believe commissioned by the BMFA, which concluded that such concerns were unfounded, worth contacting them for a copy of the report, which might still be on the website. Other considerations are that a stable group of regular users helps with site security. They are likely to report or challenge people who might be up to no good.

Martin

Thread: single flightstick
05/07/2016 11:36:47

A further thought. Idris Francis of Flight link fame continued to make joysticks after the radio control business closed. I believe that the sticks are still made and used in for example electric wheel chairs. I guess there is probably a stick which might satisfy Jyri's requirements. I think Idris posts on this forum occasionally.

05/07/2016 08:08:31

I.m not sure the original single stick Tx will work in Jyri's case. If he has lost all of the use of his left arm he won't be able to cuddle the Tx with his left arm. Also on conventional single stick TX's the throttle was a lever placed on the right hand end of the case and was operated by fingers of the left hand. All other switched controls tended to be place more or less as in a two stick TX. the exception being proportional controls again placed near the throttle lever. The solution would seem to be a custom TX case but like a European style tray type TX.

Martin

Thread: Is A Laser Printer The Answer?
11/06/2016 15:50:49

After many years of ink jet printers last year we bought an all singing all dancing Samsung colour laser printer. Cheaper to run, probably not a set of toner cartridges will set you back around £100 if you shop around. Buy individually from your local office supplies shop expect £30-50 per cartridge. Last longer yes a bit but don't print too many photos. Print quality is excellent and less affected by water spillage. Buy a mono laser printer with no frills and when the cartridge runs out buy another printer it will almost certainly be cheaper than a cartridge.

Thread: Caption me!
11/06/2016 07:56:39

When it gets really cold I'll pull up the hood of my Parka, but for now I'll stick with the mouth heater and sunglasses on the head.

11/06/2016 07:54:36

You've got to agree the flying fields beautifully smooth.

Thread: aileron shaping
03/06/2016 18:26:35

AS BEB says but I use a razor plane for the initial wood removal and then sand to a finish on the lines. Less dust, shavings easier to clean up.

Thread: Tolerances
26/05/2016 08:31:28

As an aside to the tilted tailplane on the Lancaster. I recall from flying free flight many years ago tilting the tailplane was one of the techniques used to establish as decent circular flight pattern, It needed a fair degree of tilt but don't necessarily dismiss it as unimportant. In this case the tilt seems to be very small so it is of aesthetic importance only.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
07/05/2016 18:06:05

Well at least he won't need to wrap it!smiley Just how you damage a Bixler that badly beats me. This guy should take up stamp collecting, except he'd destroy the stamps.

Thread: Thread sizes
28/04/2016 16:44:00

Keith, It's tradition old boy, he says puffing on his pipe. If you used a metric size it wouldn't be 'proper' aeromodellinglaugh. I guess that the common use of 1/4 or 5/16 UNF makes it easier for prop manufacturers. Of course it probably dates from the invention of glow motors which were almost universally of US origin. All of the threads would have been UNF/ UNC thread form. No doubt diesel engines of UK manufacture would have used BA or Whitworth threads. 'Proper' aero modellingsmiley

Thread: Buddy system
21/04/2016 21:19:25

Geoff, don't assume your informant is correct. I have a DX6 and a DX8 although there is no mention of it in the DX8 instructions you can most certainly use the DX8 as a wireless slave. Our club instructor was using a members DX6 as a master wirelessly with I am pretty certain the club's DX6i Tx. Which is the source of my remark about not touching the sticks whilst the student has control. Control switches instantly to the master Tx if it senses stick movement. Annoying really for it's quite common for the instructor to 'shadow the students stick inputs.

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