Here is a list of all the postings FilmBuff has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Updating a Protech Topic 400|
Found this lurking in the loft...
1.5 M span with a Speed 400 - very under powered by today's standards. Got me thinking though. The wing is very good and quite light. All it needs is a new fuselage, motor and prop and ESC, radio gear, and lighter tail feathers.
Here's my target design spreadsheet. Looking to save over 200 grammes in the process.
Made a start, thanks to Hyperflight.
And even dusted off some old drawing skills!
|Thread: Glue for veneered wing?|
Doh! Should have read the OP properly...
Back in the day - we used to use Copydex for veneering as it was a contact glue that did not have lots of moisture to get rid of.
Edited By FilmBuff on 29/01/2018 18:50:37
|Thread: Fantasia 2.5m RE glider|
Nice video - but that's an F1A Free Flight glider on the 50M lines. He's also circle towing, meaning he can keep the model on the tow line more or less indefinitely until he finds lift, or collapses from exhaustion! The special hook also allowed for a zoom launch - all without radio.
RC thermal soarers used 150M line - and in windless conditions you needed a very fit towman.
|Thread: Stiff tailplane hinge Wot 4 Foam e mk2+|
Nothing I've really seen before - but some kind of pin type
Just starting the "build" of this and noticed that the new tailplane (with additional plastic hinges and inset elevators) hinge line seems very stiff.
The rudder, which simply has the living foam hinge is very free by comparison.
I've tried endlessly working the elevators and this has had a small effect. It looks like the plastic hinges are causing the problem.
Anyone else have this issue?
|Thread: DLG Tailplane and Fin construction methods|
No response - so I thought I'd try and bump it up the list again!
Looking at designing a home brew DLG or Electric version.
Most kits seem to use a composite construction method. Is this a foam core and glass cloth with resin?
What foam? Rohacell? XPS (floor underlay)?
What resin? Thin epoxy? Back in the day I used Tufcote fuel proofer on 0.6 ounce glass cloth on balsa sheet cores.
|Thread: Need recommendation / tips on Spektrum Gear|
Thanks guys - the Orange stuff does look like excellent value - I'll make a sample purchase!
So, I bought a second hand but never used DX6i tranny for £70. It does not have a receiver - so my next "ask" is to get some opinions on what's a good Rx.
I have read some reviews on "Orange" products, and many mention that they keep loosing the bind. Do Spektrum do a small, light Rx?
First port of call for this gear is an Elf DLG, so the Rx has to be small.
All help appreciated.
Edited By FilmBuff on 22/12/2017 09:45:51
|Thread: They say things come in threes|
Quick update. New boiler fitted without problems, house is now too hot as the more efficient boiler and flushing of micro bore system has given the rads extra oomph! Will be turning the boiler water temp down in a mo.
And the installer was an aeromodeller! Anyone know Robin Lamb from the Banbury club?
OMG, some sad tales here! I've run diesels for 10 years without any issue, or so I thought.
Car is running fine but I've noticed it's about 5% less efficient on mpg. Might hAve to brave a trip to the main dealer. Boiler being fitted as I type. 😊
Yep - I reckon in 5-6 years time I'll be quids in! Thing is even if the fan had got replaced - the guy would have to do an emissions test (like at a car MOT) and he bet his van that the boiler will fail. New boiler will have a 7 year warranty too.
Edited By FilmBuff on 13/12/2017 12:51:35
It's the fan that has gone. That would have just been £350, but it's obsolete and no spares are available for the boiler - so it's a straight swap with an A++ rated condenser job. The "good news" is that this is much more efficient and should cost 20% less to run.
Really had no choice! I'm about to place two of the spare bedrooms on AirBnB
So after a leaking roof repair last week (£450), a mis-fuel of unleaded into a diesel whilst on the way to the NEC on Saturday evening (£295) and now the boiler going kaput on the coldest day of the year (£1,850) I'm hoping that's my fill of bad luck.
|Thread: BMFA Online Membership portal open for 2018 membership renewals|
|Thread: All very nice, but who cares?|
Goodness me! More grumpiness from the forumites!
|Thread: Guns in Society|
What utter nonsense!
|Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM|
Unfortunately, this thread has resulted in people lining up in the usual partisan lines - and I include myself in this!
If you're a believer, you don't need any proof. If you don't believe, no amount of proof will be enough.
Every opinion/fact from one side will be countered by opinion/fact from the other.
Can we declare the NFC a success? Probably too early to tell, in my opinion.
Should we be supportive - or at least stop throwing rocks at it? Yes, in my opinion.
Should people really worry that the £25K sponsorship would reduce subs by 75p per year? They need to get a life, in my opinion.
I'm trying to find a quote from Granny Dryden...
Edited By FilmBuff on 24/11/2017 08:33:55
Mmmm "NFC should not be used for corporate events"? Why would you want to cut off this sort of income and marketing opportunities? Makes absolutely no sense at all.
I'm working at Anglian Water in Huntingdon - and we hold project meetings down the road at the racecourse. When I did a project at RAF Chicksands in Bedfordshire we used to hold breakfast meetings at Old Warden cafe. At home, I enjoy a very pleasant coffee and cake at a Buddhist Monastery. Best thing NFC could do is get a decent coffee machine, some snacks and good cakes and get the cafe open to the local community. Properly done, it could generate really healthy income and play a key part in raising awareness and building stakeholder engagement.
Sport (especially motor sport) without sponsorship and corporate support would be taking it back to the 1970s where well meaning amateurs ran the show and used hay bales as crash protection. Football was played in miserable stadia, pitches that were mud baths by the end of October and terrible crowd safety implications.
Whilst not quite the same with the NFC, sponsorship and diverse revenue streams are to be welcomed and essential to its success - not seen as a weakness in the business model.
Edited By FilmBuff on 23/11/2017 17:07:46
Edited By FilmBuff on 23/11/2017 17:10:15
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