Here is a list of all the postings Martin Fraser has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Frustrated by the weather then try this....|
Control line, therefore exempt!
Happy landings in 2020,
|Thread: A new caption competition - winner declared!|
If you fail me, I'm going jump on your bobble hat!
|Thread: Fairey Gannet|
Nigel - I like the sound of your contra-rotating power plant, any details published?
Posted by fly-navy on 24/10/2019 22:58:13:
On the Aeromodellers forum martin there is a guy RalphR who is building a big AEW3 and would you believe he has stalled a Firefly build to do the Gannet.
I've just been reading Ralph's build blog from start to where he's up to now and feeling a bit daunted! However, I've sent off for the 81" plan and will mull it over during these dark nights.
Many thanks, Marty
Edited By Martin Fraser on 25/10/2019 14:42:17
Yes, thanks. If I'm up that way next year I'll pop by with the camera.
Ooh, nice one Alan. I've been googling and come up against a lot of dead links and a YouTube of one that didn't end well.
Many thanks for that link, Marty
P.S. Not going to quibble over an inch.
I'm looking way ahead to my next scale build and being ex Navy I do fancy a Fairey Gannet, the 82" version. Has anyone built one and do they know where I can get the plans from?
|Thread: Motion RC|
Yeah, top outfit Motion RC.
I had a servo go jittery after about 30 flights on my Sea Fury recently. Emailed Peter and had a replacement within days.
|Thread: Found in a field!|
Oho! Looks like a RN Merlin HC 4 with intermediate gear box trouble.
|Thread: Hospitalised, my own fault - but ?|
I've known people have a peck from pusher models when hand launching but that's shocking and a wake-up call to us all. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a speedy recovery.
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
I don't normally buy foamies but another club member turned up with one of these a few weeks ago and I was very impressed with how it flew, so I had to have one. Slow roll to take-off and you need short grass to land to avoid nose overs.
|Thread: CAA registration consulation|
Talking of competency tests - how would you rate Westminster's performance these last 3 years? Perhaps we'll have a chance soon to give them their grades.
I don't often 'go off on one' but what will this scheme achieve? Has anyone ever been killed by a DRONE?
About 70 people were killed in London last year with knives - are all knife uses registered?
Anyway, this is my online submission -
Why not follow the French and make it free as the BMFA have offered their database of all responsible and insured model pilots in the UK.
I can see how this whole madcap scheme has come about (Gatwick fiasco) and it reminds me of the dangerous dogs act 1991, brought about by a few tragic cases of children mauled to death by their family 'pet,' fuelled on by headlines in the tabloid press and knee-jerk reactions from politicians in the 'silly season'.
Meanwhile responsible, proficient and registered BMFA members will be the first to get an armed response unit to kick their front door down at dawn when another moron transgresses the ANO in their local.
The world is going madder!
|Thread: Zenoah 38 conundrum|
This is probably a long shot Martin but these symptoms remind me of the same problem I had with a brush cutter a while ago. I went through the carb rebuild and a swap routine but it would only fire and run on a prime through the plug hole.
Suspecting piston/cylinder problems I removed the silencer to find the exhaust port badly restricted with a carbon buildup. I'm wondering if your silencer has become partially restricted after the dead stick landing with crud or a loose baffle. I'm working on the principle that carburation begins at the air intake and ends at the end of the exhaust pipe and any restriction in the gas flow may not operate the carb diaphragm sufficiently.
Good luck, Marty
|Thread: Blade Nano S2 Micro|
Bit of a section here at RC groups -
|Thread: Expensive to crash in Africa|
|Thread: AR6600T telemetry data?|
Had the Yak out yesterday having relocated the main RX and satellite further aft. The number of fades is well down now and the losses on B look OK. Losses on A were improved to 770 after this photo was taken by taping the long antenna at 90 * to the satellite's.
Room for improvement but getting better.
Steve - yeah it's a BEC off the ESC. For now I think I'll reposition and adjust the orientation of the main and satellite RX, further away from the wing joiner and the lipo flight pack and see if that helps.
Many thanks for the input folks - I'll report back after the next outing.
I've been using this AR6600T in my Yak this season and am trying to get these telemetry numbers down by repositioning the RX and their antennas. I've not had any holds yet but I'm struggling to improve on these figures. I would have thought that the airframe is pretty transparent but it does have a carbon wing joiner. Should I be worried by what I see on my TX?
Edited By Martin Fraser on 12/11/2018 09:55:13
Edited By Martin Fraser on 12/11/2018 09:56:43
|Thread: BMFA Online Membership portal open for 2018 membership renewals|
Thanks John - all sorted now
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