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Member postings for Cliff 1959

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Thread: Enjoy the Trip?
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

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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.

25/06/2016 22:00:55

Hi Chuck,

I've been up to Little Haldon this evening, (only a half hour drive from Paignton) with a Go-Pro slung underneath my Eager Beaver (!), I'm processing the video now and will post it to YouTube and unload the link here this later this evening. A cursory glance as it was downloading onto my computer didn't reveal anything but you may have the 'trained eye' for your model.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 25/06/2016 22:01:20

Thread: What can I build to fit this lot?
30/05/2016 10:00:10

Hi Dave,

Funny you should suggest the Firefly, overnight I recalled having built a flying disc from foam (albeit for a 40ic) ... very similar, that's the way to go for this lot I think.

29/05/2016 23:15:25

Very funny lol, but too draggy!

29/05/2016 20:56:29

receiver.jpgspeed controller.jpg

What could I build with this little lot. I've been given a five year old 'Belt-CP E Sky' helicopter that's been in its box broken for two years.

I've pulled out the radio gear and this is what I get, four micro servos (plus a couple of new spare ones), a speed controller (E Sky EK1-0350 25amp), a receiver (E Sky 35mhz 6 channel receiver), an brushless out-runner (EK5-0006 450) and a gyro(!).

I'm thinking it would have to be quite light, it might be fun to put together something aerobatic, possibly made of foam?

flight pack.jpg

Thread: the swastika ?
29/05/2016 20:37:12

We had a German student staying with us about 15 years ago and he was amazed to see a swastika pictured on the tail of a plane in an advert in RCME, saying in his country that would not be allowed!

Thread: Retro fitting flaps to a Super 60
26/05/2016 20:40:12

Hi Peter,

Great pics of your LoCamp, thanks for sharing.

Our field does have a slope although the lift isn't brilliant due to the hill in front but we are pretty much surrounded by slopes. I cut my slope soaring teeth on one of them back in '75, happy days. Used yet another one for my first paramotor flight so the views from the cam bring back loads of memories! It certainly is a beautiful part of the World Robin.

The fence is electric, we don't usually put it down just for an hour or two in the evening but it does come down on the weekend, as regards your question re. using the fence as a 'crash barrier' I really couldn't comment lol.

Josip: Interesting comments, thanx.

26/05/2016 08:44:56

Hi Stuart

Thanks for your comments and just to wet your appetite further here's a video from a couple of evenings ago:

(copy and paste into browser)


Edited By Cliff 1959 on 26/05/2016 09:04:35

25/05/2016 12:48:16

Mike, that's why I added them where I did, they really slow the plane as Peter says. Also it's good to slow down prior to parachute release.

25/05/2016 12:26:48

Dave, I hope my next passenger doesn't see your comment next time I fly my full-size laugh

24/05/2016 23:48:43

Hi Peter,

Read in the spirit it was intended ... I take on board all of your points of course, I acquired the model with ailerons already fitted, the flaps are just a bit of fun really (I like tinkering).

I've added a little hatch on the bottom which is remotely controlled for letting a parachute go as well as a camera mount between the undercarriage legs (I like tinkering).

I've just had a look at the Jackdaw, but like a streamlined Super 60, I see where you're coming from.

See you on the field.

24/05/2016 18:53:33

super 60.jpg

Here's a picture of the whole plane, I painted the design as a homage to the vintage planes of yesteryear.

24/05/2016 15:23:21

Hi Mike,

The hinges are just as pictured simply glued to little balsa blocks (angled otherwise the hinges don't close enough to allow the flap to go parallel to the wing), if you're making a wing I would build the flaps into the structure, inboard of the ailerons, you could still use the same hinges or use the covering in the normal way. Are you adding ailerons?


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