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Member postings for Jack Banner

Here is a list of all the postings Jack Banner has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
18/09/2016 20:59:07

Very nice Paul yes

Thread: Latest on EASA Drone Regs
13/09/2016 12:29:52

I do wish people would listen to BEB a little more carefully, he speaks a lot of sense.

The changes that are being forced upon us are the inevitable results of a minority activity being dragged into the limelight as it becomes more mainstream through both commercial exploitation and a raised media focus. UAV's are now dominating the military and will be doing the same in civilian life very shortly.

I think it is critical that all radio control aircraft enthusiasts and professional operators come together to agree workable legislation before an unworkable solution is thrust upon us. Should a major accident or terrorist act involving an UAV happen before the legislation is finalised then the resulting clamp down will be even more severe. And it will affect everyone, not just the people who like the particular flavour of UAV that was involved.

Scale, sport, 3D, Heli's, multi-rotors, Auto-Gyro's, Jets, gliders, FPV racers: We are all in it together.

Thread: Gentle Giant 16ft Depron wing
22/08/2016 06:36:17
Possible to land on the dolly too?
Thread: US 3D Heli accident, IRCHA 2016
10/08/2016 12:26:20

That is very common for 3D Heli flying Owdlad. Most of the routines will have the Heli flying 'towards' the crowd at multiple points. A lot of the Heli comps have high netting or chain link fences in between the flight line and the crowd, or a large gap, not sure why this one didn't but I presume they had done a risk assessment or everyone had signed waivers

When flying 'idle up' as they are here, there is always a hold switch that cuts the throttle completely but leaves the pilot in control of pitch and collective. Anyone who flies 3D gets good at hitting hold quickly as, if you don't, the Heli will destroy itself when it hits the floor. This fella hit hold in time for sure, as injuries were minimal.

Yes Phil, that was my point exactly. Everything has inherent dangers and exciting things almost always have more danger built in That crowd looked like educated observers to me and they could all have moved back should they have felt there was too much risk. If I had been there on my own I would have stayed where I was but would have been watching the Heli like a hawk. If I had been there with my daughter we would have been at the back of the crowd or standing behind something solid...

Now if someone was flying like that, over the strip, at my local (mixed fixed wing and Heli) club? Different story altogether.

10/08/2016 07:15:58
Looking on Google there are some horrific injuries sustained from Christmas trees and plenty of near misses.

Thread: An alternative to Balsaloc
09/08/2016 15:28:48

Thinned PVA.

Thread: Aero modelling club members fear uncertain future
09/08/2016 15:22:40

This is a real shame, I first learnt to fly at the Kings Lynn club with my father and brother in the late eighties / early nineties. The site was a it rough then and it must be very galling to have it taken away it has been adapted so well. Might it be worth speaking to British Industrial Sand? They have recently removed free public access to the majority of Bawsey Pitts, which is nearby, so might be interested in a more structured arrangement with a private club?

Edit: seems my local knowledge is sadly out of date. This area has now been sold to a private business man. 

Edited By Jack Banner on 09/08/2016 15:27:17

Thread: Mike Bell's Hangar Monkey
08/08/2016 15:19:09

Power to the people! (and Monkeys)

I like it a lot.

Thread: Chris's Bella Ballerina HD
07/08/2016 19:12:29
A metal spinner would look the business. The rest of the plane is already superb.
Thread: Gentle Giant 16ft Depron wing
04/08/2016 13:10:33

Crikey, that flies slowly! Very nice indeed.

Thread: Chris's Bella Ballerina HD
02/08/2016 21:57:39
I am prevented from concurring with my esteemed compatriots due to a real concern that your subsequent increased cranial circumference may retard your access to "la grotte".
01/08/2016 19:56:18
That has a real steam punk feel to it. I like it.
28/07/2016 21:52:39
Yeah, that's proper. Good job.
Thread: Retford 24 July 2016
23/07/2016 19:07:20
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend tomorrow guys. Bit gutted but it can't be avoided. Have a great day.
Thread: Crescent bullet replacement
18/07/2016 19:28:21
Thanks guys, I appreciate that. Will crack on tonight and see how i get on!
18/07/2016 16:11:24

Wow, 3 months since an update. I have now done some more work on this (most of it in the last week or so) and am close to being able to cover it. I am trying to get it ready for the UKCAA meet on Sunday. Not too sure I fancy doing the maiden flight in front of everyone but we will see if it is even ready!


bullet replacement

And, yes, that is blood on the fuselage. Serve me right for using a david plane at 11pm  

Edited By Jack Banner on 18/07/2016 16:15:03

Thread: Chris's Bella Ballerina HD
15/07/2016 11:31:14


I am following your build with great interest. I must admit I found your relaxed approach to time, your attention to detail, the re-engineering of every single item and idiosyncratic humor a bit frustrating at first. However, I now see just how much fun you are having and it is infectious. I am sure that this is going to be an absolutely superb model when finished and it will certainly be unique among Ballerina examples. Of course, far more importantly, you will have had a great time and learned a lot of new techniques!

I think I will take a leaf out of your book on my next build and not set a deadline (which I never meet anyway) and just try to enjoy the process rather than looking forward to the end result.

Good work fella.

Thread: Heatshrink adhesive
14/07/2016 14:37:38

I have found also that if you are using the iron towards the edge then color can be squeezed out onto the lighter film. Applying the iron along the edge rather than over it helps avoid this.

Thread: stall recovery
07/07/2016 13:33:20
But why talk about stall 'speed' at all when landing? Speed isnt the deciding factor, AoA is. Whenever I land a model plane I can hear my dear old dad yelling, "keep the nose down!". So I do.
Thread: Garage conversion
06/07/2016 09:35:51

Seal the worst gaps and buy a big, blower type, heater. Rubber horse matting placed where you will be standing and walking will also help avoid the cold feet issue.

I have my heater on a timer so it comes on an hour before I expect to use the shed.

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