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Member postings for Mark a

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: Weston Park Modellers' Swapmeet
21/06/2017 12:54:42

I picked up a nice Flair pup from the swapmeet a good solidly built model which I hope fly soon.

Thread: Secondhand Flair Pup
19/06/2017 14:50:35
Posted by David Davis on 19/06/2017 04:44:42:

I agree entirely with il2fly. I have had two of these and both were difficult to fly with the cg in the recommended position. I would recommend a cg of 110mm with the model level.

Thanks Dave 110mm it is.



Thread: Weston Park 2017
18/06/2017 19:39:21

I went yesterday and overall thought it was a good show 100% better than LM. I thought there were a few more traders there this year and the flying was good but it seemed to me that there were fewer models there although the variation was good. The LMA show at Cosford is next one i'll be attending lets hope that will be as good as previous years.

Thread: Secondhand Flair Pup
18/06/2017 19:25:21

Thanks for the help guys. I'll balance it at 130mm and see how it fly's.


18/06/2017 09:37:26

Morning all

I picked up a secondhand Flair pup at Weston yesterday and have a question regarding the c of g. The model has an ASP 61 fs up front which maybe over kill for this model but it has good compression so it will be staying. I have read various c of g recommendations but I'm after a good starting point to balance the model.



Thread: What a Joke!!
03/06/2017 18:48:58

It was the worst show I've been to, I only stayed for an hour and then went home and cut the hedge. 3d flying is all very exciting but you can only watch it for so long then it becomes repetitive and boring. Best model there was the Lightning which looked the part and was very well flown.

Thread: Who's going to Long Marston?
03/06/2017 13:28:24

Just back from Long Marston and I must say how disappointing it was. If you like aerobatics and jets and models that wizz around the sky then thats all there was, no WW1 or WW2 and no helicopters and I've seen bigger crowds there in the past and a lot more model variety . This is LM 's last show before 1000's of houses are built on the site and it would of been nice for it to go out on a high. Talking to a couple of traders they both seemed to indicate that it had been poorly organised. Roll on Weston Park and the LMA show at Cosford.

Thread: Sea Vixen wheels up landing
28/05/2017 20:43:34

Another view

She skidded along quite a way. The underwing tanks were destroyed so she would of settled on to her belly so we will have to wait and see what the damage is, one things for sure it will need a new canopy.

28/05/2017 18:00:02

Some great piloting skills executed here putting XP924 down without any landing gear.



Edited By Mark a on 28/05/2017 18:01:50

Edited By Mark a on 28/05/2017 18:02:17

Thread: ESC or Motor issue? Pulsing, stuttering?
21/05/2017 21:11:27

Definitely a dodgy connection between motor and esc check all the soldered joints.

Thread: Spring is Here....
21/05/2017 19:47:14

Had a good few flights today even though we had a crosswind. Good practice doing crosswind landings as we seem to be getting more crosswinds of late.

Thread: changing lipo connectors
14/05/2017 15:53:43

There are many forms of adapters for the XT60 plug on e-bay, it might be worth a look. I recently bought one for a couple of 4s packs that I have which have bullet connectors.


Thread: Wot4XL Mk2 engine choices
26/04/2017 21:51:59
Posted by Stuart Marsden on 26/04/2017 21:36:07:

Another issue is my elevator push rod vibrates badly, has a to me moved the servo near to the stabilizer and how?Cheers Stuart.

I've been flying mine for a couple of years as it came straight out of the box Stuart without any issues regarding the ele push rod.

26/04/2017 20:59:49
Posted by brokenenglish on 26/04/2017 07:13:21:

To just continue my "learning on my own", I'm going put an Irvine 72 in mine.

It won't be overpowered, but I only want reliable and accurate flying.

I do have the option of a 120 or 180 FS, but I'm going to try the Irvine first.

Edited By brokenenglish on 26/04/2017 07:14:53

I would go for a 120, you will have the power there should need it to get you out of trouble. A couple of times I've had a wobble and just pointed the nose up and opened the throttle and got myself out of trouble. Power can be your friend and give you time to sort things out were an under powered model could easily come to grief.

Edited By Mark a on 26/04/2017 21:00:45

Edited By Mark a on 26/04/2017 21:01:04

25/04/2017 21:57:13
Posted by Stuart Marsden on 25/04/2017 21:36:48:

That's great to hear, what prop are you using please?

Its fitted with an Xoar 15 x 6 at the moment but pulls well with 14 x 6. Its worth checking the fin just make sure its been securely glued in.

Edited By Mark a on 25/04/2017 22:00:26

25/04/2017 21:30:31
Posted by Stuart Marsden on 25/04/2017 21:15:42:

I have just acquired a Wot4 XL MK2 with an ASP120 4 stroke. I wonder if this will be powerful enough for full aeronautics, experiences

I have the same model with the same engine and its a good match, mine will just about do anything I want it to.



Edited By Mark a on 25/04/2017 21:31:40

Thread: Wot4 Xtreme
15/04/2017 08:50:41

Blimey thats some motor for that airframe.

Thread: Laser engine in a Hangar 9 Carbon cub
14/04/2017 15:36:35
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 13/04/2017 09:08:47:

Sounds like a reasonable plan. I would mount sideways so the tank can stay put, if you mount inverted the tank will need to be lowered

Will do Jon thanks for the advice.

Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
13/04/2017 09:23:09

I've only ever flown artf but I do have a Flair Tiger Moth kit that I'm slowly getting on with and learning as I go. Building a kit does give me more satisfaction than building a artf but of course building a kit takes much longer. I think the Tiger might be finished in a year or two but we shall see.

Thread: Laser engine in a Hangar 9 Carbon cub
12/04/2017 19:27:06
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 11/04/2017 22:23:17:

The engine choice is between the 80 or the 100 for me.

The 80 will give scale piper cub performance but not a lot else, the 100 will give a more sprightly performance but will not be as easy to hide in the cowling as its a smidge taller.

Its a bit tricky as its got a big span but its not a big model, although the weight they quote (over 11lbs) seems a bit excessive. If pushed I would probably use the 100 myself

I'll try it with the 80 first and report back.

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