Here is a list of all the postings Alan H has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Solarlac Thinners|
I just did a job with brushed on Solarlac, like Stu I used cellulose thinners with no problems. Needed to be thinned quite a bit to brush smoothly.
|Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?|
Have had great mail order service from Wheelspin Models at this difficult time.
|Thread: Simulator Needed|
Out of interest I used the update on the RCThoughts website to take my Phoenix sim from 5.5l to 6.0i - can't see any difference - anyone know what has changed?
I have been using Phoenix for several years but some of the updates made towards the end of support made it worse! Some of the flight dynamics are unrealistic and slope soaring is now silly with lift everywhere, even behind the slope.
On the other hand Picasim has excellent flight dynamics and the slope soaring is very realistic. As already stated it seems to focus mainly on gliders but there are a few power models as well. I use it on a PC with a USB adapter plugged into a Tx that came with a ready to fly heli many years ago. Although it is free I made a Paypal donation in recognition of the work has been put into the project by (I assume) one guy.
|Thread: Corona Lock-Down Microaces Combat|
Great fun, you put a smile on my face at this difficult time.
|Thread: 2 vintage engines, what makes please?|
As others have said, the engine with the cropped prop is a Bunch Mighty Midget dating from around 1938 and designed by Dan Bunch in the USA. The other engine is a complete mystery to me, I suspect it is home made possibly from a published design and probably British.
I've been collecting sparkies for a long time and a few of my collection can be seen on my website:
Your Bunch is among those illustrated.
|Thread: Veron Avro 504N|
Very nice job, looking forward to your reports on the maiden. I'm sure it will fly well
|Thread: The RCM&E 60th Anniv' Fly-in 2020 at BMFA Buckminster|
The scary thing regarding 60 years of RCM&E for me is that I bought the first issue (which I still have), mind you I was a schoolboy at the time.
|Thread: R/c flying on Country file|
I finally got around to watching this, best advert for model flying I've seen on TV, far better than the Battle of Britain program reenactment using models (Channel 4?). Well done to all concerned.
|Thread: Veron Avro 504N|
Nice job with the dummy engine
|Thread: Trendsetters and Iconic Models over the Years?|
+1 for the Taurus, my first low model and a delight to fly. They were the dominant multi aerobatic model back in the mid 60's.
|Thread: C.A.A Reg number ,inside or outside ????|
Thanks for the alert, I've just ordered one plus some labels online
|Thread: Your experience of Banggood delivery time?|
I've never had an order fail to arrive although a few orders have taken ages. Biggest problem I have had is with their terrible packing, fragile items arriving with a bit of thin bubble wrap around the item and put in a plastic bag.
|Thread: Buying LiPo`s|
I have always bought them from the UK warehouse
I've had consistently good results from the Hobbyking standard Turnigy LiPo's
|Thread: Full size aircraft displays|
Best Eurofighter Typhoon display I have seen. The pilot is a real showman
|Thread: How many flyable aircraft do you have ?|
A quick count reveals 11 fixed wing and 2 helicopters plus 0 drones. All are electric
|Thread: Motocalc or Ecalc?|
I've been using Drivecalc for several years and have found it gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from a given motor/battery/prop/ESC combination.
|Thread: Charging Lipo batteries|
As the Halfords PSU is a switching regulator it should have a fairly smooth output and is likely to be OK. Laptop power supplies are also switching regulators and should be fine. The old train transformer probably has an unsmoothed output and I would not risk it. The only way to tell for sure is to look at the output with an oscilloscope and see if it is a fairly smooth voltage or a series of humps at 50Hz or 100Hz. I think you should be OK with the Halfords unit.
You need to make sure that the output from a train transformer or similar device is smoothed (typically with an electrolytic capacitor) and not just half or full wave rectified unsmoothed DC. The charger will not work properly and might be damaged by an unsmoothed power source.
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