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Thread: Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
09/05/2016 15:53:12

It didn't float, it was on the sea bed in shallow water and it was carried out to the ship on a pontoon which you can see beneath the aircraft as it's being lifted aboard by crane on to the flight deck.

We moved it below deck to storage in the hangar and cannibalised parts from it for the rest of the commission, then it went for repair.


Edited By Eagle 899 on 09/05/2016 16:04:09

08/05/2016 19:15:13

Further to my last and as it was too windy to fly today, I had a look through my archives and found the following piece of history about cab 131:-

Lt. Cdr. Bob McCulloch RN. Commanding Officer 899 Squadron. January 1967 wrote:-

In retrospect one amusing event occurred at RAF Gan. Whilst using Gan as the diversion one of the Vixens had to divert to the airfield. The pilot F/O Lewis RAF (another development at that time) on finding that one of his wheel brakes unserviceable, and remembering his airfield briefing, asked for the "barrier" to be raised. On being told that this had been done he landed but could see no barrier, there followed a series of "where is it", "its up" etc before the aircraft gently rolled into the sea at the end of the runway. The irate Wing Commander Flying was more than a little taken aback to find two RAF officers climbing out of the Vixen and an irate John Lewis asking where hell was the barrier; the RAF "barrier" was in fact an arrestor wire! So much for interservice co-operation, the RAF later changed the name to hook wire.



I was one of the lads on the flight deck looking down; please note that the crew were RAF on exchange wink


07/05/2016 20:05:58

Nice photos and I see that they have one of my squadron aircraft, 131, which I worked on fifty years ago on the Eagle smiley Shep

Thread: Was it Aldi or Lidl
28/04/2016 17:04:53
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 28/04/2016 17:00:56:

Although it's not sold as a garden sprayer I imagine this timber sprayer from Aldi would do the job LINK

I use one of those for timber and weed control, does both well.

Thread: FrSky Taranis - user chat
27/04/2016 12:29:09

In the MIxes tab at the bottom you'll see options for delay and up/down

Double click on the switch you're using.

Or if you're doing it on the Tx go to MIXER then hold down Ent on the u/c switch for edit options.

Edited By Eagle 899 on 27/04/2016 12:30:20

Edited By Eagle 899 on 27/04/2016 12:35:28

Thread: Open TX 2.1.8 Sound Problem
15/04/2016 11:57:41

2.0.17....................RTFM mea culpa.

All good now, thanks Andy

14/04/2016 19:49:59

I upgraded my T+ to 2.1.8 today. The telemetry is different (thanks Andy48), but other than that it was simple enough, except the voltage sound reporting.

The Sensor and T+ both read 4.10v for the lowest cell, but the voice warning reports 4.6 volts!

Any pointers please people?


Thread: Jimmy Stewart Was One Of Us
12/04/2016 18:26:30

And Dave Morgan from ELO is a commercial pilot and flying instructor.

Thread: Taranis Failsafe
12/04/2016 18:17:51
Posted by Andy48 on 11/04/2016 17:27:07:
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 11/04/2016 17:02:43:

Andy, which version are you running? I've just looked in 2.0.19 and I can't see a 'set failsafe' special function.

This is in 2.1.7

Sooner or later you will need to upgrade to this, as 2.0 is no longer being updated. However, you need to be aware it does affect any telemetry setup you have, and you will need to re-programme that.

Edited By Andy48 on 11/04/2016 17:28:38

Andy, I too need to upgrade to 2.1.7

Is it solely the telemetry part that needs re-programming? Shep

Edited By Eagle 899 on 12/04/2016 18:18:15

Thread: Removing glue left behind by masking tape, from glazing
24/03/2016 20:23:32

Also CPC Label Remover, very good but test first!

Thread: Switching power supply
20/03/2016 13:46:47

Up and running, a 47 Amp 12v power supply for £14.95 delivered free, excellent yes


20/03/2016 12:09:17

Thanks John and Matty, I'll get the soldering iron warmed up smiley


19/03/2016 13:13:58
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 10/03/2016 16:08:06:

This is the type of power supply you need. They're quite cheap, or were when I bought mine, but are capable of supplying several chargers form the 12volt 47 amp output. They need a few links to be made but it's all laid out by PDR who knows what he's talking about.


My Proliant server PSU arrived this morning but Geoff's Link above has ceased working!

Anyone got details of the pins to short please?


Edited By Eagle 899 on 19/03/2016 13:14:20

Thread: Parkflyer33
18/03/2016 12:37:49
Posted by Fredrum on 18/03/2016 11:03:10:

Incidentally, I find shrink film quite expensive. In keeping with the ‘fast & cheap’ ethos of this build, any advice on alternative coverings would be most welcome.

Try HK film, it's very good and cheap yes

Thread: Greenacres MAC in Phoenix RC Simulator
18/03/2016 12:26:34
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 18/03/2016 12:00:25:

Looks like it's updating to v5, that shows how often I run itsmiley

And it will upgrade to 5.5 too................all for free yes

18/03/2016 12:23:57
Posted by Jim Mchugh on 18/03/2016 12:19:49:


Do you find that the field flies OK...?

We did do some beta testing on Wednesday night...

I just did some circuits with a Fun Cub and it was fine Jim.

PS Reminded me of when I used to fly bungee launched gliders there back in the early eighties smiley

18/03/2016 11:43:15


In Phoenix 5.5 the extracted site is place in: C:\Program Files (x86)\PhoenixRC\resources\environments   
Then it will be in the Flying site list in the prog.


Edited By Eagle 899 on 18/03/2016 11:46:55

18/03/2016 11:15:02

Downloaded and installed....................Nice one yes


Thread: Save UK Air Cadet Gliding Petition
16/03/2016 20:25:39

Signed and shared (ex 1340 Squadron)

Thread: 'Automatic' Windows 10 Upgrade ?
11/03/2016 14:59:23
Posted by Dave Bran on 11/03/2016 14:47:05:

I am running two pc's side by side, one on 7, the other on 10. While 10 seems quite OK, there is absolutely nothing emerged so far as to why I should be at all keen to allow the 7 to 10 "upgrade" to take place.

So was I, I let my laptop upgrade from 8.1 to 10 a few months ago and it's been fine.

My desktop upgraded from 7 to 10, without my intentional input, two days ago. It's also fine and faster than it was.

Time will tell; I have a few weeks to decide in or out! I've already decided on the other in or out no


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