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Member postings for Mark a

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Thread: Something for the holidays.....
09/02/2014 10:22:56

Our first holiday this year is Norfolk, close to the wash. Going to visit as many WW2 airfields as I can and I'm going to take my Radian Pro for a few flights out over sea.


Thread: Jet Provost Build by RedBaron
06/02/2014 09:26:34

I would be interested in a EDF JP build.

Thread: DX8 owners thread...
01/02/2014 21:31:42

Thanks for that Chris I must have misread the specs. I don't use the Spektrum lipo pack to expensive in my book.

01/02/2014 20:30:35

I fitted the Lipo battery a few weeks ago and the tx has a built in balancer for this battery and shuts itself off when fully charged. Why Spektrum don't fit this as standard I'll never know.

Thread: 30CC SBACH 342
01/02/2014 18:17:31

Looks like the cowl is the problem, you may be able to fettle it so it sits a bit better in relation to the spinner.

Edited By Mark a on 01/02/2014 18:18:15

Thread: Ripmax ARTF Wots Wot
30/01/2014 20:14:21

looks like one to add to the fleet, have a brand new SC.61 to drop in it.

Thread: Hangar 9 Katana
27/01/2014 19:33:55

I infact sold mine while still in its box, one of our club members said he had fancied one for a long time and since I had not started to build it after 6 months I sold it to him.



Edited By Mark a on 27/01/2014 19:34:28

Thread: Radian Pro Maiden
11/01/2014 16:18:18

Well finally got round to giving my Radian Pro its maiden today all went well with two flights and no mishaps. The Pro fly's well and in no time I was doing a few loops and rolls etc. This is my first glider and I must say I'm hooked its so different to fly compared to I/c looking for thermals ( only found one today which took the Pro up to approx 700ft). With the Pro having flaps landing at walking pace seems to be the norm and overall I'm impressed with Parkzone's quality and workman ship.


Thread: Entry level glider?
04/01/2014 18:43:16

I've just bought a Parkzone Radian Pro to fly at our field, we do get some good thermals there according to the other glider pilots who fly there. Been flying i/c for a while know and watched the gliders with interest so thought I'd have a go at it.


Thread: Model Restraints
31/12/2013 09:50:29

A model restraint is a must surely.

Thread: DX8 owners thread...
29/12/2013 19:53:41

I've been using the DX8 for about 9 months now with no problems at all. It sits nice in your hands and I think its good value for money.

Thread: 30CC SBACH 342
28/12/2013 17:43:50
Posted by Matt Jones on 28/12/2013 17:31:37:
John, the link I posted is for a UK company, there are others too.

Oh, and that Spektrum system, no amount of money would make me put that stuff in one of my airframes. Ive watched big stuff go in, have brown outs and models lost because of failed binds. 2 seconds on google tells you all you need to know. They've even named it Spektrumitis.

Spektrum is what I've used since I started flying and I've had no problems with the genuine stuff. Had an issue with a fake receiver this time last year that cost my Acro wot.

27/12/2013 13:28:29
Posted by Mark a on 27/12/2013 13:27:52:
Posted by john melia 1 on 27/12/2013 10:35:57:

I have now turned my attention to putting together the sbach , as both the force 1 delta and jodel d120 are now complete . with this model being 30cc , and me never owning one before , could someone point me in the right direction regarding rx packs and ignition batteries , switches , and would I need one of those power box things for inbuilt redundancy .

I use a bog standard 4.8v 2300 mAh for the ignition and a 6v 3700 mAh pack for the servo's. Gas hanger do some very nice twin switches with a re-fuelling point built in as well (check e-bay). As for a power box I don't use one my model isn't worth £££££ and of course it depends if your going to use some high power servo's.


Thread: Repairing a scratched/chipped prop
10/12/2013 16:31:46
Posted by Carl Mumford on 10/12/2013 03:50:36:

I had a small crash today and damaged my prop. I have a HZ Super Cub DSM and there's a small amount of plastic pointing off of it (less than 1mm) It's only minor and I've been advised to sand it off. What's the best way to do this? Use 2500 grit sandpaper? Shall I apply anything afterwards?

I don't want to damage the prop so what's the best thing to do? Thanks.

Hi Carl.

HZ Super Cub was my first model and in fact I still have it in the shed. If you bought new there should be a spare prop in the box. I will always throw a damaged prop away as an out of balance prop can do quite a bit of damage to a model due to vibration so if in any doubt chuck it.

Welcome to the forum.


Thread: Flight Simulators. Do they help?
27/11/2013 20:10:08

I didn't use my Phoenix sim to teach myself to fly I did that at the club with the help of an instructor. I do use the sim if I haven't flown for a while just to get my eye in again before I fly my models and of course you can crash as many times as you like and It doesn't cost a penny.

Edited By Mark a on 27/11/2013 20:10:58

Thread: 30CC SBACH 342
18/11/2013 15:52:47
Posted by john melia 1 on 18/11/2013 08:35:39:
Posted by Mark a on 17/11/2013 13:04:09:

I've have a Slipstream version which fly's really well powered by a JC28cc petrol. If yours has a metal wing tube change it for a carbon one as I bent mine doing some high g manoeuvres and also carbon undercarriage is a must to. You won't stop smiling once you have flown it.

Any good places for carbon wingtube and carbon u/c mark


Hi John.

I bought mine from Carbon Copy a little pricey but worth it, measure the OD of your wing tube before ordering, the tube will come approx 900mm long so you will have to cut it to the correct length to fit your model. I see Stratford models are selling 30cc Sbach's for £299.



Edited By Mark a on 18/11/2013 15:53:29

Edited By Mark a on 18/11/2013 16:02:05

17/11/2013 13:04:09

I've have a Slipstream version which fly's really well powered by a JC28cc petrol. If yours has a metal wing tube change it for a carbon one as I bent mine doing some high g manoeuvres and also carbon undercarriage is a must to. You won't stop smiling once you have flown it.

Thread: Which trainer?
28/10/2013 16:00:32

Hi Mervyn.

I trained on a WOT4 last year with an instructor on a buddy lead. The model was set up to be very docile and within a dozen flights I went solo. A year or so on I still have my WOT4 in my fleet its one of my favourites and I'm now doing some very outrages manoeuvres with it which is great fun. What I'm trying to say is a WOT4 can be almost any aircraft you want it to be by just changing the set up, the perfect trainer it is not but its worth a look if you feel up to it.


Thread: LMA at Gaydon 2013
27/10/2013 14:19:12

Just got back from Gaydon not a bad show seemed to be less there this year than last. Bought a few tools but that was about it.

Thread: how many hours?
27/10/2013 10:09:44

Very varied for me to may not fly or touch a model for weeks then it could be several times in one week.

Depends on what's going on at home and work and my other hobby looking after Nimrod XV232 at Coventry airport.


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