Here is a list of all the postings Mark a has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Acro Wot ARTF (balsa) chat|
The ARTF version goes together ok the only fiddley thing was trying to feed the closed loop wires for the rudder down the fuselage in the end i used the inner of a long snake and feed that down the fuselage first then screwed the end of the loop into it and pulled it through. Changed my mind about the .61 and fitted a .52 instead so we will see how we go.
Just putting the finishing touches to my Acro Wot ARTF. I've fitted a SC .61 two stroke to it and was wondering which prop to put on it ?.
Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 27/01/2013 06:27:04
|Thread: Whats your favourite part of our superb hobby?|
Only been in the hobby 5 months or so and i'm hooked, went solo in November what a feeling that was. The banter with the lads at the club is great and the advice even better, of all the different hobby's i've done over the years this is the most enjoyable and rewarding.
|Thread: Engine mounting|
A spot of advice please.
I've started to put together a ARTF acro wot and i'm going to fit an SC .61 two stroke motor in it and i was wondering what mods to the engine mount are required. I have not got the engine yet its still in the post. I don't really won't to have to start messing with the firewall so would i just need to enlarge the mounting holes on the engine mount to get the required width.
Edited By Mark a on 17/01/2013 13:33:40
|Thread: Acro Wot Mk2 ARTF (Wood) - Elevator Push Rod|
I think its the same as the Wot 4 and that works ok. Hope to have my Acro Wot delivered today.
|Thread: A Second restored full size Lancaster|
If anybody can get this Lanc back in the air its the Panton brothers, good luck to them. East Kirkby is well worth a visit i 've been a few times the night time taxi runs are the ones to see with the Merlins spitting flames and you get that bomber airfield atmosphere aswell.
|Thread: Anybody been flying today 1/1/13?|
Just got in from the field after a couple of hours tearing around the sky with my Wot 4. Had a great time nobody else there so the sky was mine.
Here's to a year of fun and safe flying.
Edited By Mark a on 01/01/2013 14:18:52
|Thread: Another local shop bites the dust.|
We must try and support our local modelshops i fear once there gone there gone, sure the inter web is good but my local. Kits and Bits in Coventry is very good. I bought some servo's from them last month and their price's were spot on with the inter web price's and i had the servo's there and then not having to wait days for delivery.
|Thread: Clevis pin failure|
Thanks for all of your comments interesting reading all. The clevis had failed in flight i had no rudder control on the approach.The plane was only lightly damaged with no damage to the tail at all but as a picked it up off the ground the rudder flopped over and pin was missing from the clevis as the clevis was no longer attached to the rudder horn.
You live and learn thats what i say no real harm done.
Your discription just about says it all Tom, with the plane on approach the nose was pointing approx 45 degree's from were i wanted it to be and when i couldn't kick it straight with the rudder i did apply some aileron and power as i did that she did stall in. All glued back together now will flight test the weekend if the weather play's ball.
Out flying my Wot 4 today, checked it over before i went and checked again at the field and all seemed well. About half way through my first flight when i noticed the tail giving a wag when flying across the wind so bought it in for a landing from the west and there was a 7-8 mph 90 degree cross wind about 5 ft from touch down when the tail swung tried to correct it but down she came. Not much damage it is repairable but i did find that the clevis pin for the rudder was broken so the rudder had no control. Would this have caused me to crash ?. The clevis is a metal one has anybody had this happen to them ?.
|Thread: What RTF trainer plane would you recommend for a newbie.|
Point taken sir, its all down to your ability but at 45 i ain't young.
My first plane was a WOT4 and i had no problems learning to fly with it. Just turn down all the control throws and it becomes a joy to fly. Once you have gone solo just turn the throws back up a bit and have some real fun without having to buy another plane.
|Thread: Which prop Hangar 9 P-47?|
Thanks for you thoughts guys.
I've ordered a Xoar 14x7 warbird prop form Kings Lynn model shop and we will see how we go.
Getting all the bits together to start building my Hanger 9 P47.
I will be fitting a SC91 four stroke and was wondering what size prop i should go for.
|Thread: Hanger 9 P47|
Thanks for your thoughts guys.
I will get a load more flying time in before i fly the 47.
One of the club members fly's warbirds and has said he will keep an eye on me when the time comes for the maiden flight.
Been flying a few months now (ic powered Wot4) and am looking at buying a Hanger 9 P47 as a first warbird. From what i've read its an ideal first warbird what are your thoughts.
|Thread: Is the Wot 4 a suitable trainer?|
I didn't say it was the perfect trainer i stated it could be used as one also in my post i did state it depends on your ability as you say each pilot is different and the Wot 4 suits me.
In a word yes, i'm training on a ARTF Wot 4 with a sc 46 engine and so far its all going well.
My instructor thinks some of the trainers are too easy to fly but it of coarse depends on your ability. All the control throws have been turned down so the wot'y is very easy to handle not as easy as a trainer but easy enough for me to do rolls and loops after only 3 fligths. i haven't done a landing yet just approaches so landings are next.
|Thread: WOT 4 issue|
Thanks for your thoughts.It is a ARTF so i'll make it work using the slot on the wrong side but RIPMAX 's QA department must be blind not to spot this error as the instructions clearly state that the slot is on the right veiwed from the rear.I'll let you know how i get on.
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