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|Thread: RCM&E Fly-In 2019 - general chatter|
I am a BMFA Country Member who has 40 years RC experience - but no formal A Certificate.
It appears that the BMFA Centre does not stipulate an A Cert is required to fly there. You can guess my next question...
The RCME event stipulates I need an A Cert to fly. I'd love to come along and take part - is there anyway this could be accommodated? Would someone be willing to stand next to me while I fly?
|Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop|
Agreed. I'm all for that. I know first-hand the stresses of being a one woman band.
Digital tools should make things easier. Notifications can be picked up on your phone and answered immediately. My wife makes bespoke jewellery and sells via Etsy and supplying galleries.
She makes, markets, sells and despatches everything and prides herself on her speedy response to all queries at all times.
It can be done.
My view is that small specialist retail and good comms / customer service are not mutually exclusive.
To survive, model retailers need to be able to do both.
|Thread: Making an electric glider's propeller fold more positively|
John, when you say throttle trim reduced to nothing - do you mean pulled all the way back? ie use the maximum allowable trim?
Good spot. They are on holiday until 4th July. Postage for 6 euros of rubber is 12 euros. Ouch!
@Simon It's not quite as fierce as that.
I'll double check the programming,
I'm a bit wary to rotate by hand as there is 650 Watts available...
Edited By FilmBuff on 02/06/2019 16:58:13
Hi Martin - I have a card and I will double check.
@JulianJ that looks interesting - I'll investigate
Took the Vegas out again this morning. On the ground, motor does brake and the blades fold okay.
In flight, I can hear the motor braking, but the large prop still freewheels say 50% of the time.
I can live with it by climbing vertically, slamming the throttle shut and the plane does a flop over loop which always seems to folds the prop. It's then in a good position to start the dive towards earth that provides energy for fun and games aeros with the speed.
Maybe the Dymond ESC is just not providing enough brake.
Yes Piers, I have used a programming card - but no harm in checking again!
Thanks for the replies guys. The prob hub pivot with the blades is very free.
When on the ground - the ESC brake does appear to work okay. It stops the motor well. In the air, it seems the big prop still has the latent power to rotate the motor.
Using a Dymond 60A ESC.
Reading some forums - they suggest extending the end rate on low throttle - I'll give that a try.
Edited By FilmBuff on 31/05/2019 11:41:13
Really enjoying my Staufenbiel Vegas glider at the moment - but for small niggle.
Despite quite fierce ESC braking, the 14 inch prop does not readily fold. I often have to pull a big half loop to get it to fold, or practically stall it into wind, which slows the model and hence the prop, until it folds.
Any ideas? I don't want to go down the route of trying to use small rubber bands around the hub and spinner. It's not a big problem and I'm sure I can live with it.
|Thread: Aileron differential|
It's not a good idea when your learning or flying properly to do this. However, it can be fun to do with experience. I try and emulate a control line circuit. Control the turn with rudder and use opposite ailerons to keep the wings level as the plane flies a flat circuit. Needs the right plane, and if not careful you are opening up the possibility of a spin as others have said.
On thermal gliders, when circling in lift, I find that I control the angle of the bank with ailerons and the size of the circle with rudder. But this may just be me!
Edited By FilmBuff on 10/05/2019 16:38:02
|Thread: Gliders with no D box leading edge?|
Reality check needed Peter
|Thread: Cheaper Teslas.....|
Yes - I wanted to test drive a Hyundai Kona or Kia e-Niro. No chance. All models going direct to customers who have ordered and paid online - not to be wasted at a dealers... 11 month waiting list and the only chance you will get to drive one is at a regional test drive day.
Here's my 2p worth.
Tesla had first mover advantage in disrupting the auto industry with stylish premium brand EVs.
But as soon as the established makers finally get their act together - Tesla will be blown away.
When EVs can do 300+ miles on a charge, cost less that £28-£30K and be recharged in 20-30 mins then the market will switch. It will be the next big mobility inflection point after the gasoline revolution of the early 20th century.
|Thread: Piper Pawnee|
Love this Rich - the mag landed today and will be a spring build for me.
Thing is - the plan has no dimension data for the wing components.
I'm too lazy to leave my home office and run a ruler over the plan...
|Thread: MFA High Sierra|
|Worst glider I ever built and flew.|
Tip stall city.
|Thread: Battle of Britain: Model Squadron|
|Just checked the ratings. Episode 1 got just over 1 million total views.|
That's not bad at all.
That's over 960,000 non rc flyers. Surely we must act on this to get some new recruits.
|Thread: BMFA subs increase.|
|No problem at all for me.|
People spend hundreds or thousands on their planes. Yet some worry about this increase.
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