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Thread: Anet A8
28/05/2018 19:41:18

Nev, I am getting some cracking results on my two Anet A8's..Saying that, they are both fully modded and upgraded to the max. The prints are just as good as anything my £400+ Creality CR-10 can do..

7 hours is pretty quick compared to the 54 hour print that my CR-10 has just completed. frown

The corsair does look the most complicated, but stunning

28/05/2018 00:09:00

I'm not sure if this website has been mentioned before, but it is well worth checking out if your into 3d printing.

I'm on a Creality CR-10 group on f/book, and one of the members posted a video of him flying a Spitfire he had printed out from the files that he bought from the site for $20

I have only been printing 3 weeks, and I already have two fully upgraded and modded Anet A8's, and a Creality CR-10..Its very addictive!

I quite fancy having go at printing the Corsair

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
11/04/2018 10:29:20


A little Hobbyking Fokker DR1 that I finished this morning..A bit fiddly and the instructions leave a lot to be desired, but it was fun to build..I just need to find a wooden prop to replace the out of place plastic one.fokker dr1.jpg

Edited By denis parkinson on 11/04/2018 10:30:34

17/04/2017 13:10:33

I thought I would have a play with one of HK's cheap and cheerful laser cut bug.jpg

Thread: Lindsay Todd's Fred - RCM&E April 2017
31/03/2017 11:53:42

Cheers for that Linds..

I'm running mine with a 3s 2.2 and a 9x6 prop, and on the watt meter, its pushing out just shy of 300 watts.

I have however found out, that the motor I'm using will happily turn a 11x7 prop, so I have one on order.

The c.o.g however is out, and she is tail heavy..I tried putting the battery directly behind the motor, and she balances perfectly, so today, I'm going to try and take out the original battery tray, and make a new one to fit inside the cowl cover..Its a nice empty space, so I may as well make use of it..Added advantage, is that I only have to remove the cover, and the battery comes out with it.

Thread: HK Euro warehouse
31/03/2017 11:40:05

I bought one of their laser cut kits the other week from the Euro warehouse, and it was here 3 days later, and I was really impressed.

Last week, I bought some servo lead extensions from the Euro warehouse and I'm still waiting for them.

Thread: Lindsay Todd's Fred - RCM&E April 2017
31/03/2017 09:53:28

Linds, if your still about, I have a question regarding weight..Can you tell me what the all up weight of your Fred was please?

Mine weighs in at exactly 4 pounds.

28/03/2017 22:20:14
Posted by Lindsay Todd on 28/03/2017 13:27:58:

Blimey that's quick, super job. I'll check the spec again on my motor, its pulling just under 300watts as I recall, fly's fine but not much reserve to play with. Linds

Thanks Linds..The superb plans and your build diary helped..

I have just been through my wood collection, and I have enough to make another one...Very

28/03/2017 22:17:10
Posted by Mowerman on 28/03/2017 16:22:07:

Denis P, don't forget the engine and pilot.

Pilot has just been delivered from HK

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/03/2017 12:09:07

Fred from the latest free plan...A few decals to add,plus a go faster stripe, and she's ready for the maidenfred.jpg

Thread: Lindsay Todd's Fred - RCM&E April 2017
27/03/2017 19:33:21

A few decals to add,plus a go faster stripe, and she's ready for the maidenfred.jpg

20/03/2017 13:09:05

I found another motor in my drawer that is more than up to the job, and is rated at 400 watt.

I'm just over the 100 watts per pound (assuming the model will weigh around 3 pound when finished), but I do have a throttle.dsc01818.jpg

Edited By denis parkinson on 20/03/2017 13:10:14

Thread: RC equipment reliability
20/03/2017 09:02:04

In 30 years, I have only had one crash due to equipment failure, and that was down to a dead cell in a battery pack many years ago.

We should think ourselves lucky, as all RC equipment carries a 12 month warranty..But, I have been vaping for almost 3 years now, and all e-cigarettes and batteries etc, only have a 90 day warranty..I have lost count of the amount of expensive e-cigarettes etc, that I have had to throw away, because they have packed in after just 3 months of use.

Thread: Lindsay Todd's Fred - RCM&E April 2017
19/03/2017 16:30:16

I was going from a result thrown up from Google about the Turnigy motor being a replacement.

If its not man enough for the job, its an easy job to change the motor in Fred.

I spent a couple of days scanning, printing and cutting out the parts. I already had lots of lite ply etc, so it cost me nothing apart from some paper and a glue stick.

19/03/2017 14:03:27

As for the motor, I went for the Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 2830-920kv, from HK, as it showed up as a replacement for the speed 400

19/03/2017 13:58:48

I just bought the wing joining tube this week from Slec. Just used it in the centre section, and one wing so far, and it works a treat

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
14/03/2017 08:16:33

A Vic Smeed Gamine made from some old free plans I found tucked away in the cellar..Just waiting for the canopy glue to arrive, so it can be completely finished, then its up and away.

Now back into the shed to get cracking with this months free plan. Eric Clutton's Freddsc01816.jpg

Thread: cutting a notch in tiny ribs
06/03/2017 18:32:18

Cheers Denis and Martin..I'll give it a go.

06/03/2017 18:23:19

Hi, I'm not new to modelling, but I have a question about cutting notches in ribs without splitting the rib when its cut.

I normally make ribs using the sandwich method, but these ribs were just way too small to drill holes in, so I have had to make each one individually.

As you can see from the photo, there is not much material left after cutting out the notch..

Does anybody have a method of cutting these out without breaking them?

Thank you in advance.


Thread: Sharkface
05/03/2017 14:48:33

Yes, I know its going to be a swine to fly without the sharks teeth..Just a few little bits to do and its ready to fly, if we eventually get a break in the weatherready to fly.jpg

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