Here is a list of all the postings AVC has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Film covering|
I used to buy it in the US (Tower Hobbies). I hardly have found it regularly in Europe
I have used TopFloite Monokote for years, and I agree with Jim in terms of adhesion. It is also more "shiny" than Oracover in my opinion. Having said that, Oracover is great also.
As for the HK stuff, I bough three rolls of different colours recently, but I still haven't tried it, although I agree that for the price, it has to be really really bad not to worth it!
|Thread: Fed Up!|
Get rid of the telly! Better than the on/off switch, and you will save some money on the license!
|Thread: Is this correct|
Agreed with Jon and BEB. My rule of thumb for NiMH has always been to charge them at 0.1C, unless you really need a quick charge, and in this case never more than 0.5C
I still have some old NiMH in working order, so this must work I guess...
|Thread: Essential RC's videos|
Wow, this is impressive! Shame I couldn't stay overnight in Weston Park...
|Thread: Unexplained crash|
I understand your concerns. I would make a simple test: discharge the battery down to 1 volt per element (assuming is NiMH), connect all servos, rx and battery, and switch it on, to see how the servos react to a low voltage. If there's no reaction, then the interference is more likely.
And sorry for being a pain, but I'm quite sure that the default position when failsafe is not set, is "hold" which means that the servos will remain in the last position. Have you tested that in your case, without setting the F/S, the throttle will close? If this is the case, then you have it set.
I agree, although a loss of signal per se doesn't make the aileron servos to turn to the same position (i.e. banking) twice. The F/S would just hold the last position, unless is set.
That's why I keep thinking on the fail safe setup, specially in this transmitter with "dual" F/S (signal and battery)
Thanks Alex. I'm a great fan of Hitec servos but in my experience, when there have a electrical problem (and I have had a couple or three of them...) they tend to drain the battery very quickly, faster than other servos.
Have you checked the battery F/S in the radio?
Are the servos Hitec by any chance?
This servo is probably part of the answer, specially if you are using NiMh batteries, as the discharge rate is relatively low so that servo was probably taking all the juice of the battery.
But I still think that you should double (or triple) check the F/S, because a loss or reduction of power in itself shouldn't result in full left ailerons, especially when using two separate channels. The 12z has two types of F/S, signal F/S (standard) and battery F/S. Check if the set up is different for the battery one, especially for channels 1 and 6
|Thread: Sport planes - engine recommendations|
If you had time to build, I'd recommend the Apache Aviation / SLEC Super or Pepsi Chipmunk, I have the Pepsi one with an MVVS 30cc, and I love how she flies. With the FF240 and a smoke punk, it would be perfect !!
|Thread: Rotary Couplers|
Hi G-JIMG, do you mind sharing the link to the company, please? I'm about to start building an Arado AR-96 and I'd like to use RDS controls.
|Thread: Weston Park Modellers' Swapmeet 2018|
Thanks for the advise Paul. I may have some stuff to sell.
Hi Paul. I'm planning to go this year. Do you know if card payment is accepted in the swapmeet, or shall I bring cash?
|Thread: Has Forum Activity declined?|
Posted by SIMON CRAGG on 01/06/2018 12:10:13:
Spot on, Simon. Our hobby is probably one of the most rewarding ones, but also the one that takes longer to reward, and today's people don't want to wait; they want it with no effort. I'm trying to get my kids involved, and to be honest they are very interested, but they get bored soon because they can't do a stall turn before learning to take off...
By the way, it's been a long time since I posted last time (I was doing the Ballerina MB, which BTW is still unfinished...). I may get more active going forward!
|Thread: Andys 120% ballerina|
|Great Andy! Congrats!👌|
What will you use to protect the text from leaks under the mask? The -tex covering has this bad habit...
Another question: where do you get the covering from? The Solartex is good but a bit expensive, and if this one works well, I'd like to try it
|Thread: I confess to serious error|
That was my case also, with a beautiful Extra 300...
|Thread: Chris's Bella Ballerina HD|
Very neat woodwork Chris
Is this the "Pinguin" Stape you're referring to?
|Thread: John's Ballerina Build|
|Wow, it's almost finished. You'll maiden even before I decide where Ill place the servos 👌|
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