Here is a list of all the postings Steve J has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Wing loading query|
I've got a 2.5m glider that has a wing loading of 16oz/ft2....
|Thread: Options for H9 Corsair f4u 20cc|
I have a Laser 1.50 in a H9 P-47D-1 (which is more or less the same size as the Corsair). The model flies nicely with this engine, but, if I built another H9 P-47 or the Corsair, I would be tempted to fit a bigger engine (maybe an ASP 1.80) as I ended up with a lot of lead around the Laser.
|Thread: CC3D for fixed wing|
Thinking about it, I recall changing the responsiveness settings to give the model the same feel in manual and rate.
The thing that you have to get your head around is the fact that you are now doing stuff in a controller in the model that you would normally be doing in the transmitter.
I have a CC3D in a Parkzone Mosquito. I use three modes -
a) takeoff: all surfaces manual and the gear down.
b) cruise: all surfaces rate gyro and the gear up.
c) land: rudder and aileron in rate, elevator in manual and gear down.
As I recall, all the PID setting are still the defaults for fixed wing.
|Thread: Engine selection help.|
.60 glow sounds small for a Jug that size. My 67" P47 is just about right with a Laser 1.50 (and a load of lead) up front. I would be looking at a 26-30cc petrol for a 74" P47.
|Thread: Servo Arms / Horns|
I usually put QuickUK horns on my standard size Savox servos. Their long double arm is 35mm between the outer holes and the inner holes on the their 'Super Size' double horn are 50mm apart.
|Thread: Looking for an alternative motor|
A Mega 16/15/4 meets your requirements, but is a little bit more expensive than the one from HK. (My notes have mine spinning a 6x4 at 19k3 on 3S using 240W).
|Thread: Zenoah 23 Pitts muffler supplier?|
Just checked to see if the ZGR MF23 will fit my ZG26 and, unfortunately, it clashes with the metalwork around the ignition coil so I doubt if it will work with the ZG23.
Gashanger do a decent wrap around that should fit (MF23 on this page).
Another place to try is IAD model designs.
Edited By Steve Jack 1 on 26/09/2015 09:41:11
|Thread: covering glass coated wing|
I would suggest spraying them. Start with Halfords plastic primer and keep the coats light.
|Thread: Drones Again........|
The CAA definitions in IN-2014/190 are -
'SUA’ means any unmanned aircraft, other than a balloon or a kite, having a mass of not more than 20 kg without its fuel but including any articles or equipment installed in or attached to the aircraft at the commencement of its flight.
‘SUSA’ means an SUA which is equipped to undertake any form of surveillance or data acquisition.
They are certainly operating SUAs.
The two terms that the CAA use are Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) and Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft (SUSA).
CAA information notice IN-2014/190 is a nice guide to the law governing SUAs and SUSAs.
I followed this story when it broke. As I recall, he wasn't prosecuted because there was a camera on the model (although the video recording did make it very easy to convict him), the guy was done because a) his model passed a few metres above a bridge carrying a road, and, b) it flew into restricted airspace.
|Thread: UBEC necessary for ic models?|
The weakest link is usually the idiot on the sticks .
I am not familiar with Futaba's range of receivers, do they do any with high current power inputs like the Jetis with MPX power connectors and the Spektrum powersafes?
|Thread: Gyro installation in a warbird|
I put OpenPilot Atoms (£10 each) in a Parkzone Mosquito and a FunJet out of curiosity. They work well.
|Thread: Aerobatic airframe for 1.80 four stroke|
The Acro Wot XL was on the list until I read the instructions. If only they had designed it with side mounted wings, a tunnel for a can and a top hatch.
I have something similar already. My winter hack/medium tug is a 6ft Titan with a top mounted wing and a 30cc petrol engine up front.
Top of my list at the moment is a Pilot RC Edge (**LINK**) which meets all my requirements expect for the price.
Edited By Steve Jack 1 on 02/09/2015 09:56:22
|Thread: What is your most flown model?|
Currently, my top three for this year are 1) Goldwing 30cc MX2, 2) Parkzone Mosquito and, 3) ARK X-400. That's fixed wing petrol aerobatic, fixed wing electric twin and electric helicopter. The first glow model on the list is a VQ Yak-9 in 5th.
|Thread: Aerobatic airframe for 1.80 four stroke|
The only exhaust option for a petrol would be a wrap around Pitts.
I've been looking at his Maules for years, but he never seems to have them in stock.
No provision for a canister exhaust. The only option for a petrol would be a decent wrap around Pitts.
Discontinued. And it has a single elevator servo with a long Y-rod down the fuse (which I hate).
I am looking for an airframe for an ASP 1.80 four stroke. My requirements are -
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