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Member postings for Cliff 1959

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Thread: Stashed In The Attic
26/10/2016 17:48:42

One of our Club's elder statesmen mentioned to me in conversation recently that he had over 70 models in his loft and he's still building 'em!

Thread: Dopey question from a leccy beginner
26/10/2016 17:45:10

I thought this was going to be a question on Doping tissue, now I'm showing my age lol.

Thread: Wayfarer Biplane with camera in cockpit
26/10/2016 17:41:19

Nobody's noticed at 9.19 my wheels clipped the top of the electric fence, an inch lower and it would have ended in many tears lol (You need to click on the Youtube logo and you'll see the timer).


Edited By Cliff 1959 on 26/10/2016 17:42:21

26/10/2016 17:30:31

Philflyer: Not sure I would risk a GoPro, I used a fairly cheap copy, an SJ4000 bought from Ebay, it's had a couple of minor issues but easy to fix watching YouTube vids for help. Thanks for your kind words, we do have a beautiful site and it's only ten minutes from home

Andrew: I didn't have to worry about the C of G due to it being slightly nose heavy anyway and the servo and camera don't carry a lot of mass, also it wasn't that far behind the C of G to make a lot of difference.

26/10/2016 12:49:48

Thanks for the compliments, it did turn out better than I had hoped.

The servo control is on a three-way switch, left rotation, right rotation and stop. As to gauge where to stop it I can't, it's just luck, I did remove well-over half of the video during editing. Of course if the camera's got a clear view all around it wouldn't matter.

In this case I think a better way would be to leave the servo intact (ie don't remove the servo stops) and couple the servo to the rudder or aileron on the transmitter, this way when you bank the camera looks into the turn.

25/10/2016 22:07:18

Thanks Jos, it wasn't my idea, I saw it on YouTube, I thought it might look cool viewing from the cockpit though.

25/10/2016 19:48:05

Instead of mounting a camera (SJ4000 ... GoPro copy) to the top of the wing or between the undercarriage legs I thought it would be fun to remove the pilot and put it in the cockpit mounted on a servo so I could 'look around'. Today we had great weather so I'm excited to share the video with you guys ... it's a bit long (10 minutes!) but there were just so many good shots.

If you've ever wondered what it looks like to be in the pilot's seat of a biplane then wonder no more...

Thread: Balsa USA Taube 40 Build
27/09/2016 20:45:10

I loved the Taube ever since I saw an original with the wings removed and laying beside it at the Science Museum in London back in the 90's.

Following that visit I drew one up and built it for electric power on three channels with closed loops, I still dust it off for an occasional outing

Rob once you have her sorted she'll look fabulous in the air.

I have a video of one of our club fun flies back in '98, you can see my Taube at 20mins and 24mins. Note: You'll need to click on the 'YouTube' logo to see the timer.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 27/09/2016 20:46:10

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 27/09/2016 20:51:55

Thread: Using a Projector with a Sim
25/09/2016 23:39:23

It was a dark, windy and wet evening and I was flying my Addiction in lovely sunshine!

Ok, I've bought a cheap digital projector, only 1000 Lumens which kept the price under £50 and a white roller blind to project onto.

The flight sim is RealFlight 7.5, which has dozens of planes and sceneries, I downloaded a green Addiction which, I must say, handles pretty much like the real thing.

The screen is 5ft wide by 3.5ft deep.

I'm really pleased with the end result, I can push the flight envelope as hard as I like and don't go home with a bag of bits.

I've put up a short video on YT for anyone that's interested in doing the same. (Excuse my artistic licence at the start and end lol).

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 25/09/2016 23:40:32

05/09/2016 20:58:48

With winter approaching I was wondering if anyone has used a projector with a flight sim. Instead of sitting in front of a little computer screen something 5ft square is much more appealing?

There are loads of cheap projectors (under £100) these days the choice is bewildering.

Thread: Will Great Planes 7.5 Sim work with MZ24
31/08/2016 07:11:03
For the record ... It works very well.
Thread: Enjoy the Trip?
22/08/2016 16:35:52
Posted by FilmBuff on 22/08/2016 15:36:06:

Ha! Cliff, you should have "styled it out" as the kids say!

I never thought of that, a parachute landing fall followed by a forward roll ... but crushing the plane in the process ... it may have gone viral !

22/08/2016 12:37:09

I'd just set up the camera and caught this wonderful moment, I wasn't hurt and nobody else saw so keep it to yourself lol.

Thread: Will Great Planes 7.5 Sim work with MZ24
22/08/2016 12:21:31

I'm thinking of investing in the Great Planes 7.5 Sim with wired transmitter cable but it doesn't list my transmitter, the Graupner MZ24, so just before I commit to purchase can I quickly ask has anyone successfully used this combo?


Thread: programming graupner general flight module
15/08/2016 07:09:10
I'm struggling to set up the mAH low threshold warning, has anyone any experience in how to do it?
Thread: Help! Lost My KFm7 Delta at Little Haldon !!!
05/07/2016 09:27:44

Chuck, I can't believe we missed it on the video sitting in the car, it's so obvious!

26/06/2016 20:36:27

Don, the 'wonderful invention' is the Go Pro camera, the flying machine only has one propeller lol

eager beaver.jpg

26/06/2016 15:01:36

That's great news Chuck, is there much damage? Can you see it on the second video I posted?

26/06/2016 14:25:24

Hi Chuck, back up again this morning at 10am with the Go-Pro (they said rain was on the way), here's a second video in a different light, it might help. As I hadn't seen the search area it's more general. We had a good look around the lower fields just in case it went that far ... easier than searching gorse that's for sure even if it was a bit swampy!


25/06/2016 23:52:20

Hi Chuck,

Video now uploaded at:


Sorry I couldn't get any lower but the setting sun was directly in my eyes and the wind was a tad to strong ... keep us all informed.

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