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Member postings for RustyCavalier

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Thread: Rasberry PI RC plane idea
30/04/2013 06:44:36

Like the idea, Ben. RPi is a very flexible device indeed. There are lots of people out there doing similar things with RPi's, Arduino's, Snapdragon's and such. They all seem to focus around unmanned flight or telemetry feedback or FPV flying. Now, if you tie these together into something task focused... I'll give you an example, a semi automated flight that takes off and lands under normal control but when in flight, follows a preset track or search pattern controlled by GPS and autopilot. Flight data is recorded along with video or still capture for something like search an rescue or aerial surveillance or even transmitted back live.

Just my take on your idea, certainly sound interesting.

Thread: New to forum
24/04/2013 21:59:17

Thanks Olly, joined the BMAA now.

Thread: Any young beginers interested in a collection of radio gear!
23/04/2013 19:15:46

My Son is itching to get flying and I signed him up to my local club as a junior. Do you have something suitable to help him get started?

Thread: New to forum
23/04/2013 19:12:50

Well after a lt of searching and reading, I think I might join the Tucano mass build. I doubt it will be ready for the mass fly in but it looks like a reasonably priced kit and not too complex for a beginner modeler. Once I cut me teeth here, I'll move up to something bigger.

19/04/2013 22:04:09

Thanks John,

I live near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

19/04/2013 17:14:02

Got a few models to look at in preparation for payday next weekend. Hopefully find a club, my two local clubs are apparently full(is that possible?). So, looking for somewhere to fly or resort to a parkzone and teach myself.

Thread: Any pilots here?
18/04/2013 22:26:17

Any pilots of full size aircraft here?

I fly Microlights in Cambridgeshire.

Thread: Classic aircraft
18/04/2013 22:16:15

Got a nice selection of ageing warbirds too. Wouldn't mind going flying there.

Thread: Unidentified plane
18/04/2013 22:10:38

A big, high wing monoplane with spats, a radial and white(ish)...

Could be a Stinson Relant.

Did it look like this?

Thread: Hurrah! Spring's finally here, how much flying are you getting in?
18/04/2013 21:50:21

Managed a few decent flights with my nanoCPX, nothing to shout home about but able to get out in the fresh air and turn some tricks.

Sadly, no pictures, not really anything t see with a nano.

Thread: Balsa tools
18/04/2013 11:42:30

OK Chris,

Sorry about the links, typed the post on my iPad so was all fingers and thumbs. Should be better shortly.

Thread: New to forum
18/04/2013 11:39:37


Eight responses, thanks for the warm welcomes!

Sorry about the links, typed the post on my iPad so was all fingers and thumbs. Should be better shortly.

Thread: Balsa tools
18/04/2013 07:36:09
Posted by Braddock, VC on 18/04/2013 00:21:55:

Pins, T head pins for balsa, Map pins for spars etc don't buy bead headed pins as they can break just as you're pushing them in.

More pins you'll lose hundreds if you're a true modeller.

Get some spare pins as well......wink

Found these

And  these


Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 18/04/2013 08:23:50

Thread: New to forum
17/04/2013 08:20:55

Thanks for the kind welcome. Happy to check in to the Mad House!

my local model shop are keen for me to buy a Boomerang, but I guess that's because they have a stockroom full of them. Lots of good comments on the Wot, seems a good learning machine. I used to fly rubber band and gliders free flight when I was younger so this is my first journey into powered and controlled flight.

Radios have come a long way in the last 20 years so still trying figure out the best to go for. As for prestige flying, I'm looking at building a vintage twin or big engine. Quite like the look of the Phillip Noel Mosquito or maybe something like a staggerwing.

Thread: Balsa tools
16/04/2013 20:30:13

Useful thread, thanks.

Just wanted to know what you use for assembly boards and when pinning pieces together. In the past, I used pieces of plasterboard for assembly. Cheap and easy to pin to and when torn to pieces, just cut a bit more. What do you recommend?

Thread: New to forum
16/04/2013 19:53:54

For reasons not yet fully understood, I woke one recent morning with the urge to build and fly a model airplane. I can't explain it, I was just overwhelmed.

It all started when I saw a Dumas Corsair free flight model. I havent seen one of those in years, not to mention how many I built in my youth. My 3yr old son coaxed me into buying it so I did, knowing we would have such fun building it and eventually flying it.

Now it's half finished and I want to build one of my own. So I'm thinking about various kits and plan models. I like vintage and classic aircraft so considering something along those lines while I learn to fly something like a wot.

Hello, by the way, I'm RustyCavalier

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