Here is a list of all the postings Phil Green has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Pay Pal query|
Ditto. Conventional banks give next to no interest anyway so collect PP tokens and exchange them for new toys. Here Paypal is regulated as a bank by the CSSF so theres no reason to distrust them.
For my stuff I ask people to use 'gift' or 'send money to friends & family' to avoid fees, otherwise PP take a percentage. All they need is your PP email address.
|Thread: How wings generate lift|
If you build a biplane and the angle-of-attack on the top wing just happens by chance to come out exactly the same as the bottom wing, do you think thats a coincidence ?
|Thread: Have I enough power?|
Ronos, please dont take this the wrong way but I would seriously suggest you put that 4.5kg scale model away for a while and get some electrics experience with a small sport model. 1000 to 1500 watts is an awful lot of power, its way, way above the average Sunday flyer's bag and if you are as inexperienced in this particular field as you say then personally I think you have a serious challenge of safety to yourself and to your clubmates. We appreciate that you're very experienced with large IC powered warbirds but electrics are different, and one-and-a-half kilowatts of electric is very very different. There are safety practises and throttle protocols that you've never had to even consider up to now - glows dont start themselves like electrics can and 1500 watts will take your your fingers off with ease, and it wont stop at that. I know you dont want to hear this but my suggestion is to gain some electrics experience with something more modest. Familiarise yourself not only with volts, amps and power, charging schedules, balancing, and more - but mostly the essential safety procedures of flying a large electric.
Thats my 2p anyway
All the best
What does your power meter read? You should be drawing over 60A to get a kilowatt from 4S.
|Thread: Slope soaring sites near a camping site - help pleasee|
For Clwyd, we stayed at either Abbey Farm or Abbey Grange campsite, cant remember which of the two, it was a while back. Both are just south of the Clwyd slopes, on the A542 in the Llangollen direction.
I was told the club dont use Moel Ffamau any more, which is a shame
Edited By Phil Green on 11/01/2020 17:01:41
Marfit Head farm is a great site for the Hole of Horcum, I've stayed there many times though to fly HoH you do need to be a NYMRSC member or arrange a 'day pass' with Jon Edison at **LINK**
The campsite is within walking distance but the HoH has a huge car park anyway... Marfit Head is a CC site but they welcome non members too. Its a working dairy farm but the facilities are immaculate. Theres the 'Fox & Rabbit' who do great meals just a couple of miles down the A169 and Dalby Forest trail park if you take your mountain bike. Dalby do a nice full English too.
Edited By Phil Green on 09/01/2020 15:35:04
This is tosh. Yes there is an ongoing dispute with the tennant (the late landowners family is happy for us to fly there) but we continue to fly there regularly, in fact the situation has opened up Callow to non-members and we have a google groups board to arrange meeting up there. Members were flying there only last Saturday, when they were visited by a few friendly but inquisitive cows! The BMFA support our use and have offered legal assistance should this be necessary.
Back to camping, I can thoroughly recommend the Town Farm campsite at the foot of Ivinghoe Beacon, its a superb site, clean and very well equipped. You could walk to the Beacon in 10 minutes!
Heres the site seen from the West slope of Ivinghoe Beacon. The site is nearer than it looks!
This gives a better perspective, looking across 'Tango' the campervan to the Beacon just 900 metres away.
Edited By Phil Green on 11/01/2020 16:44:19
|Thread: Pureists Look Away|
A lot of the S/C lads would love an electric Babe Bee. A Cox is fundamental to a lot of older S/C designs but clubs insisting on silencers prevent their use, then theres all the gooey mess and the one-shot motor run... at one time I wrote to Xenalook (aka Cox) and also to HK asking if they would consider it, but of course, no joy.
You dont need a huge motor, a Babe Bee on song gave about 43 watts and a Tee Dee about 75 as I recall.
Edited By Phil Green on 20/12/2019 23:53:36
Since he started, his prices have steadily increased to the point that its no longer tempting
These are old pricelists - they're about doubled now.
(sorry I spilled my tea on them)
Edited By Phil Green on 20/12/2019 19:20:49
|Thread: RCM&E "All Write" depron biplanes|
These are the cartoon-scale WW1 "depron-dogfight" models referred to by Fred Burman in Decembers "All Write".
I love the simple, quick-build stuff but the Jivaro-models site is huge and I found these particular plans took some finding - so here's a direct link:
Quite how they manage to get a 24" depron model up to 400gms is a mystery, I havent built one yet but I'd expect more like 200 tops, my similarly sized depron Sharkface weighs about 100gm.
They do look like good fun especially in a group towing combat streamers
Edited By Phil Green on 20/12/2019 16:50:45
|Thread: Help Needed for Kids Xmas Bike Modification|
Hi Pat, I'm with Paul & Alex - at 5 she should be riding properly, no stabilisers
Our bike racing club starts Juniors racing on minimotos at six years old, quite a few are girls...
Edited By Phil Green on 13/12/2019 21:13:27
|Thread: Jumper T16 is it me ?|
Remember though you must use TAER with the cheaper receivers that have failsafe only on channel 1
|Thread: Average current draw|
At situation best resolved by a low ESR pack, not by adding another equally poor cell in series
|Thread: How much does an RC hot air balloon weigh?|
sorry Steve, you're right of course but I'd just been reading the CAA's own 'Consumer Registration' page...
|Thread: 1s LiPos and receivers|
Banggood do several Futaba-compatible s-fhss micro receivers
|Thread: How much does an RC hot air balloon weigh?|
As the regs use the word 'weight' instead of 'mass'... go fly a huge R/C balloon perfectly legally!
|Thread: Glossary - your forum needs you!|
In the interests of accuracy could I suggest a few corrections please David, all radio related...
Binding - a process that ensures the 2.4GHz receiver is recognised by the transmitter so the two can operate together. The actual process varies from brand to brand.
Brown Out - a momentary loss of operation of a receiver due to a drop in supply voltage below a minimum threshold. Normally a momentary effect only, and affects 2.4Ghz equipment rather than the older 35MHz radio.
Crystal - the small component that determines which channel number you fly on. Both tx and rx need to have an identically matching crystal for the radio set to function. 2.4GHz spread spectrum sets don't require crystals.
FASST - Futaba's 2.4GHz system brand name. Stands for Futaba Advanced Spread Spectrum Technology and uses warp-speed frequency hopping to ensure no breakdown of signal.
Frequency hopping - A system whereby some 2.4GHz radios hop from 2.4GHz band to band many times per second.
PPM - Pulse Width Modulation
Sorry to those who might feel this is pedantic, but surely a glossary is better if its right?
Edited By Phil Green on 11/02/2020 16:47:45
Mode Zero - single-channel operation using no sticks at all - just a button.
|Thread: NEW POLL - do you use a throttle kill switch?|
My own encoders have a hardware throttle lock switch which locks the throttle closed regardless of stick position, and also a soft-lock on the stick such that on switch-on, and immediately after the hardware lock has been released, the throttle must be fully closed before it will open. It alarms to tell you if you're acting against either lock for any reason. Also, for ESC safety, throttle is the only channel which can't be reversed.
I agree with others who have said that all lecky flyers should use throttle lock. Fingers are very delicate but essential and allowing the ketchup to escape is a Bad Thing
Edited By Phil Green on 30/10/2019 15:34:01
|Thread: On off switch|
Thats not a good plan Julian, with your new switch "off" your ESC and hence motors are still powered up until you unplug the lipo itself.
Also its not safe practise to effectively leave the signal input of a powered-up ESC floating, it could pick up noise and spin up.
Edited By Phil Green on 29/10/2019 16:47:11
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