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Member postings for Cliff 1959

Here is a list of all the postings Cliff 1959 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: More Lidl Sloping Fun
10/11/2019 17:26:09

An excuse really to try out my new Microphone with the 'cat's foot' to cheat the wind, it worked really well as well!

Thread: Catapult Build for Ducted Fan Models
10/11/2019 17:25:59

Hi Roy, check out YouTube, there are quite a few videos and designs there, I was thinking about building one myself. From what I saw 8mm surgical tubing in the way to go but where to get it is the question.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
06/11/2019 11:28:54
Posted by Don Fry on 06/11/2019 11:23:24:

Is the CAA flier test system working?

I've found it. Put my correct email address in, and the promised code to proceed has not arrived in any of my e mail files. Have internet access, email system has been working all day, and I've rebooted.

Worked fine for me, the email arrived instantly.

Thread: Goofing on Dartmoor (Slope Soaring)
04/11/2019 18:02:55
Here's my fun from yesterday, no rain on me yippee lol.
Thread: New EDF Mini Jets- Jet Provost & Folland Gnat
30/10/2019 10:18:26
Posted by Geoff Parkes on 30/10/2019 09:00:11:

David, we flew the plane yesterday in approx.20 mph plus winds, so there was an appreciable speed difference going into wind and with the wind behind the plane, at a guess it was 50% faster with the wind behind the plane, this being so there was more wind pressure on the ailerons - the aileron servos are only small because they project from the underside of the fuselage and they dont develop much power, we think on the downwind leg the excess speed was overpowering the servos, upwind and reduced speed on the downwind leg caused no problems, I installed a larger servo on the elevator and did not have any problems, as an afterthought it was way to windy for a test flight, but we all know what temptation can make us do ! I forgot to mention that I have made a removable hatch on the top of the goes from just in front of the canopy to just behind the canopy, it makes fitting and changing the battery much easier and gives access to the radio, speed controller etc. any one want photos send me your mobile no. and i will send.

Surely the faster downwind leg was ground speed, the air going over the wings is the same speed?

Thread: Guillow's Nieuport 11 Radio Conversion Part 3
27/10/2019 18:07:58

Part 3 of my ongoing build with a bit of chat thrown in as well.

Thread: Relaxing Sopwith Camel flight from the Cockpit.
26/10/2019 19:44:23

Thanks for the compliments they are appreciated, but I think I can do even better next time smiley

26/10/2019 12:50:24

On a wet and windy day what's better than to stay indoors and watch a tranquil aerial video on YouTube (apart from building something of course)? Here's my latest offering I hope you enjoy it. smiley

Thread: Guillow's Nieuport 11 Radio Conversion Part 2
22/10/2019 10:56:24

Watch as I continue my first Guillow's rc conversion.

Thread: Guillow's Nieuport 11 Radio Control Conversion
13/10/2019 23:22:15

Haven't built a 'stick n tissue' for such a long time (decades lol) but the pleasure is flooding back. Enough of this memory lane stuff, here's my progress so far ...

Thread: When it's a bit too windy!
06/10/2019 19:14:10

Yes, wise words, definately next time. Thanks for the advice Handyman.

06/10/2019 18:51:28

I've just had a comment under the video on You Tube which is good advice, that is move down the slope a little bit, then launch. Thought I would share that information laugh

06/10/2019 15:10:31

First time at Chagford (Dartmoor) but not my last, I can see when the wind is a little lighter it's going to be a lot of fun.

Thread: Model shops, SW England
04/10/2019 16:43:39

Don you may want to ring Stan at Phoenix first to check he's there.

Thread: Having Fun Flying The Taube (with sound effect!)
29/09/2019 17:48:12
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 28/09/2019 15:05:04: the Superbikes has finished maybe not so convincing as coming from the model after all, but it does sound the part.

Now there's an idea Bob, I could dub on the sound of a superbike but it'll have to be moving a bit quicker!

Thread: Spot
28/09/2019 08:45:34

Talking of Dr Who how about one of these as well to keep crowd control?


Thread: Silly Picture Time
28/09/2019 08:35:40

We paid a recent visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton last week and I got to 'fly' a Harrier, I had to kneel down, for some reason the face hole was only four feet off the ground!

cliff harvey silly picture.jpg

Thread: Afternoon all.
27/09/2019 20:44:22

Welcome Kev, what have you built?

Thread: Having Fun Flying The Taube (with sound effect!)
27/09/2019 20:12:24

My latest video, I thought I would have some fun and put on an engine sound effect, tell me what you think?

Thread: How to Fly on a Windy Day
21/09/2019 23:46:17

Had the urge to fly today, it's warm, dry but a tad windy ... two out of three is good enough. Nearly lost it though when a gust took my head gear off.

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