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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: Crashtastic??
26/07/2016 13:17:06

What a pair of muppets. As for flying over a residential area what I would like to say would be removed by the mods.


Thread: I need Help
24/07/2016 09:49:05

Just bought one of these from Cosford last week. Going to use a Saito 82 fs so interested in fitting baffles in the cowl to cool that if needed.


Thread: Wot 4 XL servo placement
24/07/2016 09:39:18
Posted by cymaz on 23/07/2016 22:55:36:

Had a close look at a couple of wot4 XL 's at the club today. Really tempted to add flaps before joining the wings together.

It just means cutting the ailerons 2/3 of the way down and adding another couple of servos in the wings...simple enough really.

Anyone else thought of doing that?

I programmed my XL to have flaperons but to be honest I very rarely us them it will fly slow enough without.

Thread: Wot 4 foame mk2
22/07/2016 18:38:01
Posted by ChrisB on 21/07/2016 21:28:25:

Don't you fly all your models like your foamy Mark? laugh

Errr yes, but once I maiden my Gypsy Moth perhaps some scale barn storming might be on the cards lol.

21/07/2016 20:24:08

Everything Chris says Martin they are a blast you can do almost everything with them. Its always the first plane I fly when I go to the field just to get my eye in.

Thread: Even Experienced Modellers Can Make Beginners' Mistakes.
20/07/2016 20:46:42

While I was doing a pre flight check on my XL the other week I noticed some slight movement of the fin even though I had added the extra wood to the base during construction. Just goes to show a pre flight is very important probably saved my XL from a smashing end.

Thread: Seagull Gipsy Moth ( 72
19/07/2016 21:51:07
Posted by Terry Walters on 18/07/2016 11:33:11:

Hi Rocker.

I have one of these kits now and I do have achoice between a Laser 80. an OS70FS and also a ASP61FS. I see you have mounted your Laser 80. Others seem to have fitted various engines but I am finding it a challenge to get any of them to fit upright without something touching the cowl and yet some folk refer to their engines as 'perfect fit' etc.

Any chance of a pic of your installation? I would appreciate it very much.



Hi Terry

I've mounted my Laser 80 inverted due it not fitting inside the cowl the other way up also had to turn the throttle servo 90 degrees to reach the new throttle rod position. I did fit a Saito 82 in at first and that would just about fit in the right way up but had to cut a hole in the side of the cowl for the exhaust knuckle.. Hoping to fly it this weekend so i'll let you know how it goes.


Thread: Wot 4 XL servo placement
18/07/2016 20:16:25

I fly mine stock using the wooden elevator push rod and have a ASP 120 fs dragging it around the sky. Never had any issues with the push rod but it is without doubt one of the best flyers in my fleet it will handle most weather conditions and fly's like its on rails.

Thread: Laser engines how do they compare
17/07/2016 12:50:14

Well after much delay I've finally got round to fitting my Laser 80 into my Seagull Gypsy Moth. It's fitted inverted which meant altering the position of the throttle servo from standard but what an engine, primed it and it started first flick I've never had any new engine do that. Just need to balance the model and off to the strip we go. Using a 15x6 nylon prop and SMC laser fuel.

Thread: Who's going to Cosford?
05/07/2016 19:23:33
Posted by ChrisB on 05/07/2016 19:07:25:

As the title. Who's going to Cosford on the 16th and 17th?

See you there bud.

Thread: Laser engines how do they compare
13/04/2016 12:46:04

My new Laser 80 was delivered today and what a lovely looking engine it is, a work of art for sure. Many thanks to Jon at Laser who was bang on with his delivery date. It will be a week or two before I install and run it but I will let you know how it goes.

11/04/2016 12:57:04

Just had a message from Jon at Laser saying my new 80 is finished and has been test run and will be shipped presently. Looking forward to seeing it. I'm in the process of building a new 12ft x12ft hanger for my fleet so fitting it to the Moth will have to wait until its new home is finished.


14/03/2016 15:40:28
Posted by Percy Verance on 14/03/2016 14:28:31:

Well Mark, a bit late to the party but you'll love it once you fly it......

I bought my first Laser almost 25 years ago, and I still have it. I went on to buy a further four, including a V twin.

Edited By Percy Verance on 14/03/2016 14:29:29

Better late than never a Percy.

14/03/2016 10:13:30

Laser 80 ordered had a good chat with Jon about fuel, prop sizes and running in, I think its going to be Laser engines from now on.

13/03/2016 19:02:22
Posted by Percy Verance on 13/03/2016 17:51:33:

You won't regret it Mark, that's for sure.........

Do let us know how you get on with it. And you won't feel the need to "tune" your Laser Mark, as once they're set they're normally fine for years.......

Looking forward to getting it Percy I don't usually mess with engine settings so happy days.

13/03/2016 17:24:36

Well after trying to tune my Saito 82 for a while now i've decided to remove it from my seagull gypsy moth and i'm going to order a laser 80 tomorrow as i've heard nothing but good about them. Anybody wanting a cheap almost new Saito that I can't get on with pm me its available.

Thread: The final straw.Spectrum doubts
11/03/2016 18:44:30

I've used my DX8 now for a couple of years without any issues. I did once have a runaway model on the strip which was due to black wire corrosion in the receiver switch harness which looked like a radio fault at the time.

Thread: Winters Here Who's Been Flying ?
28/02/2016 19:24:13

Finally got up the patch today first time since October last year. Took my Wot 4 foam e and my Durafly P40 a bit windy but the Wot 4 coped well and after a couple of flights switched over to the P40 which was a mistake. The P40 didn't like the gusting wind and during a turn across the wind it flipped onto it back and went in quite hard, I was amazed that the damage was so light with only a smashed spinner and broken motor mount and rudder had come adrift. Credit to Durafly they build a strong model.

Thread: Wots Wot XL
27/02/2016 17:44:54
Posted by cymaz on 27/02/2016 17:18:46:

Verrrry pretty

Will the engine have enough cooling air ?

Nice I just might get one myself. If the bottom of the cowl is cut away it just might be enough cooling.

Thread: High to low wing
27/02/2016 15:34:05

They are a cracking model Glyn mine has a irvine .53 up front which pulls it along quite happily. Just need to keep the approach speed up a bit for landing as they do drop a wing if the speed drops off to much.

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