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Member postings for Cliff 1959

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Thread: Mercury Tiger Moth 33
12/03/2019 22:12:43

Absolutely, I've got the little Bangood Tiger Moth, three channel, and she's a little beauty although half the size! As for building it I've not got much time at the moment, perhaps you'll inspire me to try and make time.

12/03/2019 20:48:44
Posted by Cliff 1959 on 12/03/2019 20:48:08:

I've got the same kit to build so I'll be watching this thread with great interest, if you can post pictures as well that would be great, keep the build going smiley

12/03/2019 20:48:08

I've got the same kit to build so I'll be watching this thread with great interest, if you can post pictures as well that would be great, keep the build going smiley

12/03/2019 20:48:07

I've got the same kit to build so I'll be watching this thread with great interest, if you can post pictures as well that would be great, keep the build going smiley

Thread: Hovercraft from scrap bits and pieces
10/03/2019 00:12:56
A simple hovercraft to 'fly' between indoor flights teeth 2
Thread: Microaces Camel, DH2 and DVII
07/03/2019 21:18:19
Filmed at our indoor session using my hat cam Mobius.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 07/03/2019 21:18:43

Thread: Electric Cars.
12/10/2018 22:02:13

I haven't read any of the other posts!!!

I was looking at a colleague's EV the other day, and noticed there wasn't a charging socket at which point he explained it charged from the engine and when the computer decided it was worth switching to the electric motor it did it automatically.

His car is four years old, this would answer the problem of charging if you live in a tower block etc.

Just thought it was a good idea, shows how little I know of these things!

Thread: Micro Aces Airco DH2
30/04/2018 22:40:47

I've built the SE5a, the Fokker DVII and the Fokker Triplane and they all arrived promptly but I guess they had been in production for a little while so I didn't have to wait for development.

microace planes 1.jpg

30/04/2018 21:34:26

Hi Robin,

I've asked Jon your question on the MA Facebook page through personal messenger, so you'll get your answer soon.

I've ordered both of the new kits, the Triplane is getting close to release as well as the DH2 I think.

I'm sure Jon is working hard to get the kits spot-on before he releases them.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 30/04/2018 22:03:49

Thread: what grass treatment do you use?
26/04/2018 21:27:55
Posted by jrman on 26/04/2018 21:01:05:

Nappies.wink 2

sheep in nappy.jpg

Now there's a thought laugh

26/04/2018 20:51:12
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 26/04/2018 20:34:07:

Best to check with the farmer that he is not on the Organic scheme before using any herbicide. He/she could lose his/her Organic subsidy due to your actions.

Thanks for the idea Tom, he did say it would be ok but he may not be aware of your point, so I'll check.

Alex: Another great idea, do you know a way of stopping them from pooing on the patch!

26/04/2018 18:04:54
We have a 50m square patch in the middle of a field with grazing sheep, unfortunately it's getting quite a few broad-leaved weeds in the grass.
I was wondering if any other club had this problem and what they did about it?
Thread: Durafly Slow Poke with aerial shots
23/04/2018 19:51:28

Here's my Slow Poke with a camera fixed into the cockpit, it's running on a 2200 3s pushed right to the front bringing the cg around the 80mm back from the leading edge, this makes for quite a docile model, anyway enjoy the video.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 23/04/2018 19:51:58

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 23/04/2018 20:03:25

Thread: Top Gun Hawk Missing Canopy
15/04/2018 22:16:34

Callsign PM sent

15/04/2018 21:39:06

Hi Craig,

Yes, it's the one in your link.

I'll contact Sarik and see what they (Barry) says. I don't have the base either so I'll make a tray as you suggest, did the original have moulded pilots and instruments panel? Just wondering.

Mine comes with the fixed undercart which I may leave off as we land on grass.

Reading the page on Servoshop (your link) it says the kit came with an instructional cd of nearly 80 pages, it would be good to have something to follow, do you have one, or a copy, by any chance? wink

15/04/2018 14:44:18
Question asked fingers crossed.
Any ideas on the need to upgrade?
15/04/2018 14:20:24
I've just acquired a brand new un-started kit of the BAE Hawk by Top-Gun RC.
It's beautifully moulded and uses a 70mm fan and 2842MB-1 3200kv brushless outrunner powering a 5-blade fan.
Should I try and improve things a bit with a bigger fan or go with the supplied unit?
Annoyingly the cockpit canopy is missing if anyone has oneI could buy?, whilst spares are available from CML the canopy isn't listed.

Thread: Microaces Fokker D.VII
07/04/2018 00:15:30
Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 06/04/2018 00:20:00:

I've been looking at these, and I think they are "ACE"..........

What was the build like Cliff ? It flies like a dream. Have you flown it inside, have I missed a thread ?


Hi Dwain,

I didn't do a build thread but they go together very well, different to balsa, easier in many respects, I also have the SE5a and Fokker Triplane, this one is the easiest to put together due to only a small amount of rigging, although having said that the rigging wasn't a big deal really.

I usually fly inside but that's finished locally now till the Autumn so on calmish days out they'll come.

Have a look at Ron's thread, they all build very similarly, you don't need to procrastinate any longer, get one ordered up pronto (you can tell I'm a big fan!). The best part is they're British designed and manufactured.

05/04/2018 17:06:07
My Microaces Fokker D.VII outside for the first time.
Thread: Flyaway model, what would you do?
05/04/2018 13:16:51

Thanks everyone for your input I think my fellow pilots can all learn a thing or two from all these experiences.

Just to explain, the area the plane was flying over was pretty much open countryside with some high rolling hills so it was worth the battle. The model was visible against the sky but 'disappeared' when against the countryside as it performed unsuccessful manoeuvres to fly back.

The plane was set up for fail-safe but in the heat of the moment this was forgotten! Lesson learnt there.

BEB's comments regarding the CAA are very relevant and again, lesson learnt there.

Nobody expects to have a flyaway but knowing what to do when it happens is important for the safety of everyone concerned, getting your model back is a bonus of course.

This forum is brilliant!

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