By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for Keith Evans 3

Here is a list of all the postings Keith Evans 3 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Sky 40 fitted with gyro
11/04/2019 19:24:59

Following the article in RCM&E re flight stabilizers ,I decided to fit a Hobbyeagle A3PRO to my trusty Sky 40 trainer .

I duly purchased one from Amazon , downloaded the instructions and fitted it on to a new platform in the fuselage .Plenty of room here .

My Futaba 14sg was linked to a Futaba R2008SB Rx .This is an 8 ch.Rx. However I still needed a further it will be supporting ; ails ; rudder ; elev ; thr ; 2 inputs from the A3Pro together with an on board voltage detector a condenser and battery supply . So I modified a "Y" lead to incorporate a third lead ."is this a W lead?" . I also changed the 4.8 volt supply to 6 .

Following the very good instructions and watching a few Youtube videos eventually had it set up together with some help from Malcolm Holt .

The fist flight , today , was in ideal conditions ,lovely weather with a gusting wind of about 10 mph .I set the Sky up with 50% rates the gyro mode and gains to off and zero .

After a few circuits I switched the gyro mode to on .All O.K.

Then I gradually increased the gain until I was happy with how the plane was reacting. A few laps like this to gain confidence , lowered the flaps for a nice trouble free landing

The second flight saw me take off with gyro and gains on the A3pro left as the first flight .Tracking was dead straight for take off and after a few more circuits I switched the Sky's rates to 100% .no hiccups and she flew as if on rails .Flaps down and landed uneventfully .

Flight 3 saw the Sky on full rates and the A3pro left as per the previous flights . Dead straight tacking again and with a bit of flap took to the skies with no hassle .

So feeling a job well done .the next things to do are to celebrate with a good bottle of wine tonight and order a few more A3pro's .

Thread: Futaba 14SG chat
04/04/2019 10:15:45

Thanks Malcolm that was just the info. I was looking for . The servo monitor confirms everything was correct .

I'll certainly follow up on the "Controls and switches" suggestion .

For completion -it is an 8 channel Rx ----fixed wing aeroplane ---and I'm not using --gear --flaps --and AUX1 for anything else .

Thanks again for the input .When the weather gets better I'll give it a whirl .

03/04/2019 19:53:45

I'm currently setting up a hobbyeagle A3 Pro flight stabilizer and am having a few issues .

I've looked at a few forums for advice but am still struggling.

I have actually got it to work but I don't really know why .

I have connected the ppmbus/g lead into channel 5 and identified this as "gear".

I'm usuing a futaba R2008SB Rx.

I've allocated this to slider RS .As set up , max. gain is at the top position and zero at the bottom. I didn't do this setting ,it was already set to this .When I went into hardware to look to see if I could re configure this , the screen with all the switches on , had no "on/off" icon to allow me to do this .

Similarly I allocated "mode" into channel 7 and called it AUX 1 .I then assigned this operation to switch SG.

Again trying to configure the switch I was facing the same issue --no "on/off" icon .

The switch does actually change the mode of the A3 pro and all seems to be fine .

I'm a bit reluctant to fly like this as I don't fully understand what is happening to the switch and slider .

I'm probably doing something stupid .

Another thing ,if I allocate channel 5 to anything other than "gear" then RS does not work .

Any suggestions would be gratefully received .

Thread: STOL Mk2
30/03/2019 11:55:15

What is the general approach when it comes to flying a STOL plane . I'm particularly interested in the relationship between , throttle , flaps and elevator i.e . the when , where and how bit of the take off and landing phases .

I know that no two designs work in the same way . But I think there must be some basics that must be followed .

As yet I'm not contemplating a model with leading edge slats .Just a run of the mill 46 size trainer whose ailerons have been modified for flaps .


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
29/03/2019 12:26:03


p1030588.jpgThis is my new winter project ,yet to be maidened .It is called YW8 .The full title is "Why wait for a plane to come along that can fly and dictate our site , rather than let the site dictate the way I 'd like to fly -- when I can design and build my own ".

This means to me that I could comfortably come in from any direction and altitude into the wind regardless of site limitations e.g. trees and car parks.

It will eventually be fitted with a gyro system after I've flown and got happy with it .

The flaps I hope will give it some STOL capability .

I'll be venturing into new territory with a gyro so I'm fitting one to my trusty trainer ---SKY 40 first , which is well sorted out .

It's about 54" wing span with an Irvine 46 up front.p1030587.jpg

Thread: source for Hobby Eagle stabilisers
29/03/2019 11:38:07

I've only just seen this post .I recently bought an Eagle 3 Pro through Amazon .They initially indicated a 28 day delivery but it was with me in 5 .

Thread: Identification required
03/03/2019 10:36:59

Hi thank you all for your inputs. Checked it out on the web and it is a MDS/MAC 61 .I still have no idea however what the additional bronze bush in the silencer is for .!


01/03/2019 10:10:09

A friend of mine is trying to identify an engine he recently acquired .Unfortunately I have no photograph .It has a gold/bronze anodised cylinder head and prop driver .There is a silencer that is fixed to the main casting with two hex headed bolts from the silencer side . And as well as an exhaust nipple for pressurising the tank there is a screwed in bronze /gold button with a hole in it .Any thoughts ?

Thread: OS 46 FX
01/03/2019 09:57:49


2 of my OS FX's went that way too. Just Engines produced their own version of the liner at a very good price and they work really well .


Thread: Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits
18/10/2018 11:11:26

Many years ago I went to a Rick Wakeman concert in The Parc and Dare theatre in Treorchy , Rhondda . A great story teller and musician .One of the stories he relates is about "Morning has Broken". He did the complete arrangement and solo work and Cat Stevens never gave him a mention or a royalty .He was not on very good terms with him after that .

Thread: Exhaust options
09/10/2018 10:17:04

Try an exhaust extension from Just Engines .

Thread: Electric Junior 60 Watts Per Pound
06/10/2018 11:09:25

Hi David .What did you use to stick the Doculam on with . Keith

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
03/10/2018 10:28:15

p1020795.jpgThis is my last winter build project ---"Snowy Owl" by Andy Lennon .I finished it about 3 months ago but needed for the "newness" to wear off before it flew .It was one of my most challenging builds to date .It introduced me to a number of innovations and construction issues .John Ballinger of our club maidened it last week .Apart from a few clicks on some trims here and there it flew well .If anyone is looking for something different to build I can recommend this and if you have Andy's book it will add to your enjoyment .p1020793.jpg The plan and build guides can be down loaded from Outerzone .

Thread: Depth Perception.
27/09/2018 16:49:37

I'm over 70 now and have been wearing Varifocals for over 30 years .I have no problems with flying and landing using them .The only activity I used to take them off for was Squash which I gave up 10 years ago .

Thread: Plan protection
25/09/2018 11:31:05

The clear backings from covering films .

Thread: Battle of Britain: Model Squadron
25/09/2018 11:29:55

Hi BEB , did the same and got the same reply .It was so easy to do on the "link" .And as you say the more the better .

Thread: Disappearing Lasers
24/09/2018 10:12:59

Good for you Jon . Keith

Thread: Identification needed
23/09/2018 12:27:22

Thanks Brocken Prop .I'll go to sleep much easier now .

Thread: Attention newbies !!!
22/09/2018 18:47:49

A low wing trainer with mild aerobatic performance .Along the lines of Tony ' s high wing trainer, SKY 40 , published a few years back and now available from SLEC as a kit .SKY is still the model I start the year off flying again .

Thread: Identification needed
22/09/2018 18:40:18


Can anyone identify the plane in the photo .It was taken two weeks ago while on holidays in Portugal .I could not translate the inscription on the plaque as my Portuguese only copes with "ola" and "vinho Branco por far vore" .p1020836.jpg

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E! 

Support Our Partners
Pepe Aircraft
Wings & Wheels 2018
Gliders Distribution
Motion RC
electricwingman 2017
Advertise With Us
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Does your club have a safety officer?
Q: Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?

 Yes we have a SO
 No, it's down to everyone

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us