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Member postings for Dave Miller

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Thread: Closed loop rudder issues
18/08/2014 07:53:58

The opening posts problem may be due to the lines being twisted around the elevator push rod.

I must add that I think that the "e" sketch above is the correct layout and the one that I have used for many years. It becomes important to use this sort of linkage when using closed-loop for elevator control as well as the rudder.

The idea of crossing the lines is simply to get a better exit of the lines from the fuselage.

Thread: It'll be quiet on here tonight
16/08/2014 15:59:09

Football? Sounds painful, is it some sort of medical ailment? cheeky

Thread: Upgrading to digital access
16/08/2014 11:44:33

Unless the original contract contains a clause allowing them to change the terms at any time; most contracts of this type do! wink

Thread: National Model Flying Centre
11/08/2014 11:23:27

I’ve written on this vanity project before and made my feeling known to Manny Williamson the BMFA Development Officer.

I believe that no more than 5% of the membership enter competitions organized by the BMFA the remainder are members because their clubs take advantage of the easy access to a good insurance policy.

Such a central site as is being discussed will cost several millions to purchase and set-up and a £150k or more a year to operate. The latter could be funded from a £5 to £10 increase in the subs so it’s the former that needs addressing and that’s not going to be funded from a few pounds on the membership. There also remains the small problem of finding the odd 100 acres of flattish land in central England with welcoming neighbours. I await an explanation of how the BMFA intend to find and fund the land purchase and development cost.

Thread: Clubs in Bedfordshire
08/08/2014 14:10:07

Have you checked the BMFA website?

Thread: Experiences Please
09/05/2014 16:33:27

I'm using the Model Sound System and I'm satisfied with it. Good service and very loud.

Thread: PayPal Scam
08/05/2014 08:07:31

Of course it's still going on, it's a profitable industry. I also get them from every bank that exists; I didn't know that I have so many accounts.

Thread: Mintor Engines
06/05/2014 19:19:08

If you brought it from a retailer then it is their responsibility to sort out the problems for you and, since it appears to not to be fit for purpose, give you a full refund. Lots of protection for us consumers now.

Thread: Interference/Servo Noise
28/04/2014 14:32:07

Digital servos buzz.

Thread: Free colour editing software?
24/04/2014 13:59:09

Gimp

Thread: 96 quid gloves
23/04/2014 08:11:31

I can add to Andy's accolade by saying my pair are excellent too, money well spent as far as I am concerned. yes

Thread: i.c. models to electric
22/04/2014 10:28:56
Posted by eflightray neath on 22/04/2014 09:50:28:
Posted by Allan Bennett on 22/04/2014 08:11:08:
Posted by eflightray neath on 21/04/2014 15:58:43:

Perhaps I should add, I wouldn't really recommend converting an IC model to electric, (though I do have a Seagull Models Miles Sparrow Hawk with electric power). ...

But if you already have the oily models, and don't want to buy new ones, it makes sense. Always ends up better than when they were glow-powered, in my experience.

Agreed. But if you can sell the oily to part finance an electric, or better still buy some balsa or Depron and build one, ...... that 'better', becomes even better'er. wink

I have nothing against those that want to continue flying IC or do conversions, just pointing out that buying or build something designed purely for electric power can have an advantage. Compromises are just that, a compromise.

Agreed but it's a pity to trash serviceable airframes.

22/04/2014 08:24:38

I have an oily Gangster that reminds me each time I pick it up why I converted to i.c.

Short of putting it into the washing machine it is impossible to get rid of the residue of gunge. If it lasts the season out I think that I will have to recover it.

Thread: What do you wear??
20/04/2014 17:19:34
Posted by ken anderson. on 20/04/2014 13:37:24:

I've seen BEB in the flesh so I can 2nd the above.....

ken Anderson ne...1 ....fashion dept.

Commiserations; it can’t have been very pleasant. disgust

20/04/2014 12:07:51
Posted by KingKade on 20/04/2014 12:00:53:

Prada & gucci

X

At the very least, one has to keep up appearances doesn't one. wink

Thread: Thumbs Up for HobbyKing
18/04/2014 13:27:37

I’m more than a little confused with these posts.

You seem to be saying that you ordered something that turned out to be rubbish and because the supplier could not provide what you ordered and eventually gave you a refund you think that’s good service!

Please tell me that I have misunderstood. laugh

Thread: i.c. models to electric
18/04/2014 08:27:29

I cannot answer your question regarding the Graupner I'm afraid but I can comment from experience on your other point.

Having built and converted i.c. powered aircraft to electric I can say that I have not found the slight weight gain (and it is slight) is not a problem and that the flight characteristics don't change much; in fact the need for retriming as fuel is used is a bonus.

As Peter above says it is a nuisance to remove the wing to change the battery but not much of one. The real benefit for me comes from both the lack of mess and smell, and the smaller field box.

Thread: Downthrust and low passes
17/04/2014 17:52:31

It is perfectly normal for the models attitude to change with throttle setting. The solution is the mix in compensating elevator trim but this is not a total solution because sudden changes of throttle setting may cause a sudden trim change too.

Thread: Spring is here - what is stopping you from flying?
12/04/2014 11:15:44

Holidays are what is stopping me, they are a bit of a nuisance but I try to suffer them without too much complaining. sad

Thread: Laser cut parts. What about the black bits?
12/04/2014 11:12:46

I ignore it except where the blackened edge will show through covering, in which case it gets a light sanding.

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