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Thread: Wing loading query
18/10/2015 17:49:25

I've got a 2.5m glider that has a wing loading of 16oz/ft2....


Thread: Options for H9 Corsair f4u 20cc
18/10/2015 12:19:34

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
14/10/2015 18:07:29

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.


14/10/2015 10:01:21

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.
11/10/2015 08:46:34
Posted by StuartC on 10/10/2015 13:40:17:

I have been given a 74 inch span p47.

( I think it was for a .60+ glow engine ).

.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
04/10/2015 17:50:19

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
03/10/2015 17:56:01

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?
26/09/2015 09:50:49

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.


26/09/2015 09:39:46

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
25/09/2015 08:17:26

I would suggest spraying them. Start with Halfords plastic primer and keep the coats light.


Thread: Drones Again........
22/09/2015 12:30:39
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 22/09/2015 11:31:41:

DRONE - a total vague, non-technical and rather unflattering term used by the media who are too lazy to learn the correct terminology. wink 2


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.

Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 22/09/2015 11:56:05:

Technically a UAV does not have to piloted at all! All those free-flighters in the BMFA are operating UAVs?

They are certainly operating SUAs.


22/09/2015 07:17:16
Posted by eejit severn on 02/08/2015 18:33:17:

It makes no difference if it was a wing as opposed to a Multirotor, if a craft is fitted with a camera capable of collecting data it is considered a UAV.

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.

Posted by eejit severn on 02/08/2015 18:33:17:

There is a thread including participation by the perp, that outlines how things happened from his POV. It can only be taken at face value, your opinion is of course your own...

It seems he was flying LOS (NOT FPV), lost orientation and control and the wing went off on it's own into the base.

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?
18/09/2015 18:04:08
Posted by Percy Verance on 18/09/2015 14:45:43:

After all that, the weak link could still be the transmitter.

The weakest link is usually the idiot on the sticks smiley.


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
12/09/2015 13:14:39
Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 12/09/2015 12:07:53:
Another option maybe to use a CC3D flight controller with Open Pilot which has an option for fixed wing as well as multirotor. I have one in a quad and I'm quite impressed, at less than ?15 it's worth a try

I put OpenPilot Atoms (£10 each) in a Parkzone Mosquito and a FunJet out of curiosity. They work well.


Thread: Velcro
09/09/2015 07:33:34


Thread: Aerobatic airframe for 1.80 four stroke
02/09/2015 09:55:46
Posted by Martyn K on 02/09/2015 09:32:46:

AcroWot XL.

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.

Posted by Djay on 02/09/2015 09:21:05:

giant big stick. absolutely brilliant and has two piece wing.

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?
31/08/2015 08:01:58

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
30/08/2015 21:21:24
Posted by cymaz on 30/08/2015 20:39:37:

Right ,...these ? There are more on the site.

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.


30/08/2015 20:27:26
Posted by iqon on 30/08/2015 19:43:24:

seagull extra 260 180 - the red one.......smiley

No provision for a canister exhaust. The only option for a petrol would be a decent wrap around Pitts.

Posted by cymaz on 30/08/2015 20:07:37:

Or THIS ??

Discontinued. And it has a single elevator servo with a long Y-rod down the fuse (which I hate).


30/08/2015 19:38:05

I am looking for an airframe for an ASP 1.80 four stroke. My requirements are -

  1. suitable for classic aerobatics (not 3D),
  2. room for a canister exhaust in case I decide to change it to petrol in the future,
  3. wheels on the fuse and two piece, plug in wings for ease of rigging at the field,
  4. designed for dual elevator servos,
  5. < £300.

Any suggestions?



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