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Member postings for Alan H

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Thread: Wot-4 E Mk2 (balsa) nylon wing bolts
29/05/2018 10:30:53

Just a quick follow up on my query about wing bolts. To be clear about the model, it is the balsa and ply Wot-4 Mk2 E of wingspan 1.2m introduced about 18 months ago and reviewed in the Jan 2017 RCM&E. The wing bolts have turned out to be 10-24 UNC thread.

20/05/2018 20:18:10

Thanks to RCPF and Denis W for your answers. I found a supplier of the Dubro ones on ebay at reasonable cost so I will get some but RCPF suggestion re: M5 may be a better long term option.


20/05/2018 10:48:33

I recently gave my Wot-4 E Mk2 (new version) its first outing and I was very pleased with the way it handled. The wing is held at the TE by two nylon bolts which I assumed were M5 until I measured them. They are slightly smaller in diameter and coarser in pitch. I would like to order some spares but no one seems to stock them, does anyone know of a source or what the actual size is?

Thread: Spring 2018 is here...been flying?
23/04/2018 11:52:19

I ventured out to the club field for the first time this year last Friday. Weather was absolutely superb, warm with clear blue sky and light winds. I took an old favourite with me, my Sebart Shark, a delightful model to fly (sadly now discontinued from the Sebart range). Had a couple of flights with the Shark then enjoyed my picnic lunch, a few more flights then off back home. Today the weather is back to normal April, I hope that super weather last week wasn't our summer!


Thread: Across the Channel in 80 minutes......
10/04/2018 11:56:59

Well done guys!

Thread: P.A.W engine factory vid
03/04/2018 12:29:10

Thanks for the video link, real old school engineering shop. I've had a few PAW's over the years and they have all been good runners.

Thread: Mini Super
01/04/2018 12:21:39
Posted by Percy Verance on 01/04/2018 10:06:33:


Mr. Boddington's designs do not all use flat bottomed airfoils. The Expo 80 from 1971 for example, uses a semi-symmetrical section. I bought an Expo 80 kit in 1978. The section was speciically chosen to allow the model to fly well in wind. There have been others with non Clark Y sections too. It would be fair to say that Boddo did stick to what he knew worked well though.

Boddo's Ghost Rider series went as far as using a thick symmetrical section.

Thread: Restoring an old Flair Junior 60, Help and Advice needed
21/03/2018 12:01:38

Link to the Mk2 Junior 60 on Outerzone:-


As has been mentioned, the Flair Junior 60 is based on the 1955 Mk2 KK Junior 60

Thread: 35 mhz - any value
07/03/2018 12:10:25

All my indoor models have the excellent Schultze DSP Rx's in them (used with a Hitec Eclipse Tx) and I have no intention of changing them to 2.4GHz. There's never a frequency clash as everyone else is using 2.4GHz. On the other hand all my outdoor models are on 2.4GHz. As others have said, nobody is interested in buying 35MHz gear.

Thread: End for Maplins?
03/03/2018 11:57:56

Many years ago when I was a lad and RCM&E had real electronic projects in every issue I used to be a regular visitor to Watts Radio in the Apple Market in Kingston Upon Thames. I can't remember when it closed but I think it was some time in the 1980's. It was a Mecca for home electronic enthusiasts and staffed by people who actually new something.

Thread: Tesla launch car!
07/02/2018 12:25:43

I also viewed it live and agree with Phil, seeing the two boosters landing simultaneously on adjacent pads was truly amazing.

Thread: Single Channel Radio Control - RH Warring
03/02/2018 11:48:28

I started flying R/C when I was at school and back then most of us were flying single channel with super regen Rx's. I always preferred the simpler sequential escapements like the Elmic Conquest to the compound type. R/C gear today has never been so good and available at such reasonable cost.

Thread: Fixing an aluminium spinner
03/02/2018 11:41:06

Another vote for 400 grit glued back to back

Thread: Antivirus Software
15/01/2018 12:50:29

There's no real time protection with Malwarebytes free version, it is just a scanner (albeit a good one). It just runs whenever you initiate it. With the current version you have to manually get it to download the latest database. Like others in this thread I use Windows Defender and do a monthly scan with Malwarebytes

Thread: Do your landings need improving? Like mine do...
07/01/2018 12:29:10

Made me smile but I think the inclusion of the Airbus crash into woods at the end was unfortunate as a woman and two children died in the incident.

Thread: Passenger lands a plane...
21/12/2017 12:12:19

I remember this back at the time. I didn't know a documentary had be made about the incident, thanks for the heads up, will watch later

Thread: Advice
19/12/2017 12:12:48

One I got from a light aircraft pilot years ago, "flying bites fools", applies to models just as well.

Thread: Another newbie
17/12/2017 12:09:35

I've got several Sebart models, they are very good quality and use lightweight construction (and therefore somewhat fragile). I would suggest having modest control throws and checking that the CG is either at or just in front of the recommended position. I think you will find the Angel easy to fly and as Josip says don't try any aerobatics, at least until you've got a few flights under your belt with it. The biggest risk of damage is with landing accidents so don't hesitate to go around again if your a bit high, fast or not lined up.

Thread: Hobby King Warranty
13/12/2017 19:07:10

I've used several of these in fixed wing aerobatic models. I rate them very highly but would advise anyone about to buy one for the first time to also buy the programming card due to the number of parameters there are to set. I have noticed a couple of things with these ESC's. Setting timing to auto always gives good results whereas manually setting sometimes seems to produce strange behaviour. The other thing I have found is that after throttle calibration you can always get a few more RPM if you increase the throttle channel endpoint, maybe 100 to 200rpm. I now tweak the throttle endpoint until no further increase can be observed after normal calibration.

Thread: Power Calculator announced in Dec 17 magazine
30/11/2017 12:36:27

I just downloaded it and put in the figures for several of my models (aerobatic and vintage) and found the results surprisingly close.

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