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Member postings for Cliff 1959

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Thread: DX6i Programming Rudder to Aileron?
04/05/2017 22:36:24

On my Eflite Yak indoor 3d model the receiver /esc/servo block is Horizon Hobbies, the two linear servos mounted on the block work rudder and elevator and are hard-wired, the ailerons have their own individual servos and plug into the board.

I'm putting the receiver/esc/servo block in a rudder/elevator model and therefore want the rudder to work on the aileron stick on the transmitter. One option is to change the hard-wired rudder servo to a plug and plug it into the aileron socket on the board, but the easiest way would be to programme it into the transmitter if this is possible?

Does anybody know if I can change the settings in the transmitter to work on a different output in this receiver block, ie change aileron in the transmitter to rudder?

Thread: Women say the funniest things!
04/05/2017 16:39:52

I heard on the TV today the wingspan of an Albatross is 3m, pretty big I thought.

While my wife and I were having a cup of tea later in the day I asked her what she thought the wingspan of an Albatross was? She replied: 'one wing or two'!


I've built models for many years and not once have I spoke about 'half' a wingspan so where her question came from I don't know but it gave me a good laugh.

When I said both wings her answer was ....... 6m! Really!

This isn't meant to be sexist in any way by the way.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 04/05/2017 16:40:42

Thread: Any ideas on how to make a spinner?
28/04/2017 09:56:52
The model is electric scale of a 1937 Loose Racer, it'll only weigh about 2lb auw, the spinner is roughly 10cm dia x 3cm. Power wise quite low so balsa would probably suffice. I like the idea of 3d printed but haven't gone down that road yet.
28/04/2017 07:48:21
I'll need an odd size spinner for my latest electric model so I'll have to make one, has anyone any ideas on construction methods?
Thread: One third scale B17
25/04/2017 07:47:37
This is a massive labour of love.
She's all aluminum but not rc.
Thread: Durafly Spitfire 1 and 24
24/04/2017 22:22:32

Hi Trevor, I'll try the 'washer' trick on mine as it does nose over easily on grass. The prop broke on the first 'landing' so I'm running a two-blade now with no appreciable change in performance.

mg spitfire.jpg

Thread: Is traditional building a disappearing art?
21/04/2017 22:54:12

Well I for one am truly enjoying my second scratch build this year, it poses construction problems and challenges which I eventually overcome with some head scratching, it's great fun and something I would thoroughly recommend for some serious relaxation and satisfaction.

fus box 5.jpg


Edited By Cliff 1959 on 21/04/2017 22:59:14

Thread: Keil Kraft Pixie
05/04/2017 12:14:57
Joseph the dihedral was a little more than it was supposed to be but hay hoo! Video has a tendency to capture silly facial expressions but I was pleased with the flight.
Jim the Gipsy sounds nice I'll look forward to a video?
05/04/2017 09:12:25

I've posted this on my KeilKraft Pixie thread (**LINK**) but here it is again on The Video Channel.

Thread: KeilKraft Pixie
04/04/2017 22:02:53
Posted by john stones 1 on 04/04/2017 21:57:00:

Lovely Cliff, like the blue sky and clouds as well yes

Funny how the sky always looks so much better that what you remember. You watch other people's videos in foreign climes and marvel at the sky and scenery but, upon reflection, one's own is just as good!

04/04/2017 20:07:41

Well, here she is, test flew last Sunday in near perfect conditions, couple of clicks of right rudder and cruises nicely on half throttle, she flew for 17 minutes with 50 per cent left in the 1300 3s lipo.

31/03/2017 22:32:42

Well, she's all done, all I need now is a calmish day, the auw is 15.75oz ready to go, so not too bad. I'll post up the flying results soon.

finished 4.jpg

finished 2.jpg

finished 1.jpg

30/03/2017 22:41:51

Thanks Dwain, here's tonight's efforts.

wings decorated.jpg

wings decorated 1.jpg

29/03/2017 22:24:37

Pictures from today, a plane simply cannot fly without a pilot!


nearly finished front.jpg

nearly finished rear.jpg

29/03/2017 22:10:07

Coming along nicely, this was a week ago.

fuz with wings.jpg

Thread: Wonderful Words of the past
19/03/2017 13:36:05
Upon seeing a bit of blue sky in an otherwise grey cloud cover an old lady I was travelling with said 'there wasn't enough sky to make a dutchman a pair of trousers'. I think you can transpose the lack of blue sky for anything you're short of. Not enough balsa etc would be fitting here!

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 19/03/2017 13:38:47

Thread: KeilKraft Pixie
18/03/2017 21:05:46

Hi Tim,

One month today and she's on her way, I'm using all the hardware from a scrapped Ultrafly Outrage Biplane park-flyer of a similar weight including the undercarriage mounting plate which allows the undercarriage to simply spring into place inside the moulding.

tail on fuz 500.jpg

Thread: Durafly Spitfire
17/03/2017 21:56:40

I've just got one as well Peter ... happy Summer days to come smiley

16/03/2017 21:35:38

I must admit seeing pictures of trophies being presented is scraping the barrel in my opinion but if you want to read something of real interest to your discipline then send something in and start the ball rolling.

Thread: Large electric glider
12/03/2017 21:01:33

Hi Peter

As folk haven't been rushing to offer advice, here's mine for what it's worth.

Incidentally do you have a manual, you can download one here: **LINK**

At least it is offset the right way for side thrust!, if you find it does affect the performance you could always dial in a bit of opposite aileron to correspond to your throttle setting if you have a computer radio. Maybe not ideal but you won't really know till you give it a go.

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