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: 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
Fallen at the first hurdle - can't remember my user name Ah, email address.
Edited By Martin Fraser on 08/10/2018 17:01:36
|Thread: 1/8 scale Westland Wessex|
I hope your crew didn't leave you dangling on the winch line, then land-on and nearly crush you?
I've been winched up from dry land for a demo for the WI once but never from the water. I can only just imagine that the underbelly of a SAR Wessex must have been a beautiful sight to all those people that we picked up in serious peril in the 70s.
A wee clip from this summer's antics with the Wessex. It's one thing to drop things from an aircraft but you try picking things up! But hey, it is an SAR heli after all.
Edited By Martin Fraser on 04/10/2018 10:59:21
|Thread: Warwick flying site on the race course|
Edited By Martin Fraser on 17/07/2018 19:21:07
|Thread: To brake or let prop windmill?|
Hi Peter, The strip at one of my clubs is quite short and is surrounded on all sides by tall hedges and trees, some of them pretty mature with an unnatural appetite for flying machines . Landing on a calm day can be a challenge!
Ok folks, I'll keep it as is i.e. no brake - every little helps to slow down the approach speed!
Many thanks for the input, Marty
Hi folks, What is the perceived wisdom for programming the esc on electric power? I'm tweaking some settings on a recent purchase of TT Yak 54 and wondering if a wind milling prop creates more drag than a braked prop.
|Thread: Old glow fuel - how to dispose of?|
I've been running the Saito on Opti 4 stroke MV15 and she's been lovely. Nice steady idle and smooth power all the way to full throttle, without any hic-ups in flight! So I don't think there's anything amiss there. The fuel has come to me as part of a shed clear-out so I don't know how old it is or whether it's be mixed with anything else.
I'll pop along to Steve Webb's soon and get some more MV15. In the meantime, I'll offer the above to anyone who needs some engine cleaner.
Thanks for the suggestions folks. I've just noticed it's got a price label on the cap - £5.45. Anyone like to guess its vintage? I don't have any gummy engines to clean so I might ask fellow club members if they can use it in a R/C car or something. The last take-off was a bit touch and go and nearly ended in a dead stick landing into a fence - not nice. One thing's for sure, it's not going in the tank of my car!
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